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Bite The Hand That Eats You

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A chef was killed by a bite from the disembodied head of an Indonesian spitting cobra. He had decapitated it 20 minutes earlier in preparation of a local dish. They say not to bite the hand that feeds you, the hand that eats you is another thing apparently.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sun Aug 24, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Death, Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Restaurants, Screwups, Goofs and Screw-ups

Westboro Baptist vs ISIS


Adam Hills, the above TV host, offered Westboro Baptist members a free trip to Iraq to protest real Christian persecution. They accepted! I really hope this guy provides the air fare for those screwballs to actually go to Iraq. In fact I bet if Mr. Hills sets up a fund to send them that the donations would roll in nonstop. What a great idea, kudos sir!
Update: I guess the Westboro people chickened out.
Posted By: patty | Date: Fri Aug 22, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature

The Secret Museum of Mankind

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What did you receive if you answered this ad and paid their fee?

Five books of odd photos. All now digitized and awaiting your perusal here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jun 11, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Books, 1930's

Weird-Ohs

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How could Weird Universe not do a feature on a line of model kits dubbed "Weird-ohs"...?

This blog features a good writeup on them.

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Here's a period ad from BOYS LIFE.

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And the horrifying reality of the finished product. Buy yours now through the link below!




Pussy Katnip

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Gaze upon the horrific, accursed thing that is Pussy Katnip, and tremble in fear.

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And what the hell is going on with these "doggy style" pals of hers?

I am unable to learn anything about the genius of "Len Short," her creator. If any WU-vie can help, please do not hesitate.

Original comic here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Sep 26, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Dreams and Nightmares, Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Horror, Comics, 1940's

Red-Headed Mutant

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How did an unweaned rugrat manage to grow out three or four feet of bright red hair? Was she born with that mop? If so, Mom must have had one heck of a birthing experience.

Is it a wig? if so, please explain in 1000 words or less.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Sep 17, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Babies, Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Comics, 1950's, Hair and Hairstyling

Twinkle, The Star That Came Down From Heaven

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In the mid-1960s, when I was in elementary school, I had a subscription to HUMPTY DUMPTY MAGAZINE. A very weird comic strip therein was titled "Twinkle, The Star That Came Down From Heaven." (Seen above, drawn by Jerry Smath, and courtesy of the Flickr stream of Glen Mullaly.) Even as a kid, I knew it was strange. A living, sentient star who manifested on Earth in a bipolar costume and kept his face-equipped iconic star head? And did he come from the celestial heaven or the Christian Heaven? Far out!

Little did I know until recently that "Twink" had earlier adventures in the 1940s, in the pages of CALLING ALL KIDS, that were even more bizarre in their fashion. Unfortunately, no information remains about the writer and/or artist who was crazed enough to invent Twinkle.

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You can read several issues here.

This issue appears to be Twink's origin story.

I love those giant railroad engineer/welder's gloves he wears in his 1940s incarnation.

Doomed

Doomed: a biological cartoon! from El Señor Studio on Vimeo.



Over one year ago, I posted a one-minute snippet from this great cartoon. Now, here's the whole ten-minute version.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Mar 13, 2013 | Comments (0)
Category: Animals, Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Humor, Cartoons

House Buried by Tumbleweeds

Are you where the wind blows? Maybe you shouldn't take down a fence if there are tumbleweeds around.



This report shows trucks blown over, a helicopter turned upside down, and this poor guy's house COVERED in tumbleweeds.
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Wed Feb 27, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature
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