Category:
Foreign Customs

Kooky Korean Klothing

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My nephew Rey is living and working in South Korea now, and so he's in a prime position to encounter classic examples of senseless "foreign English" apparel.

Like the one he contributes here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 18, 2008 - Comments (2)
Category: Fashion, Foreign Customs, Asia

2008 Wife-Carrying Contest

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Although the most famous wife-carrying contest--the original event in Finland--came and went in July, as you can learn in the clip below, other such events are going on regularly, such as this recent New Hampshire contest.

I'm thinking we need to enter a WEIRD UNIVERSE team in one of these competitions. Any volunteers?



Posted By: Paul - Tue Oct 14, 2008 - Comments (11)
Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Human Marvels, Sports, Husbands, Wives, Foreign Customs, Marriage

The Mulabhanda Cushion

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In yogic practice, the perineum is referred to as the "mulabhanda," and has a pose devoted to it. You can see that pose halfway down the page here.

But if you're not an accomplished yogi yet, you might want one of these comfy little pillows shaped just right to help you.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 09, 2008 - Comments (6)
Category: Body, Business, Products, Human Marvels, New Age, Foreign Customs

Animated Hitch Critters

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Why do I believe Sarah Palin has one of these butt-impaled animatronic deers on her truck hitch?

They also come in Bass, Dog, Duck, and Motorcycle-Riding Pig.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 09, 2008 - Comments (11)
Category: Animals, Business, Products, Cryptozoology, Inventions, Chindogu, Statues, Monuments and Memorials, Foreign Customs, Trucks

Shamans in Peru

Time to look at some curanderos. The best part comes after the three-minute mark.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 04, 2008 - Comments (1)
Category: Medicine, Paranormal, Religion, Foreign Customs, South America

$500 Toilet Seat

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Goodness! I thought $500 toilet seats were only available to the Armed Forces! But you can have one too, if you visit this site.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 03, 2008 - Comments (12)
Category: Business, Products, Hygiene, Body Fluids, Excrement, Inventions, Foreign Customs

Breakfast by Svankmajer

Thanks to High Weirdo Sandy Pearlman, we can all enjoy this little gem by filmmaker Jan Svankmajer.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 29, 2008 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Surrealism, Body Modifications, Food, Movies, Foreign Customs

World D

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Here's another strange book I purchased but have not yet read. The real author is Joseph K. Heydon, using the pen-name of Hal Trevarthen. Time has swallowed up all details related to Heydon and his book, leaving us only with the text itself.


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Here's the description from the amazingly ugly dustjacket.


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Here's the title page, followed by a sample of the actual bafflegab inside.


image Posted By: Paul - Thu Sep 11, 2008 - Comments (11)
Category: Aliens, Eccentrics, Government, Inventions, Literature, Books, Science Fiction, Writers, Nature, New Age, Paranormal, Pop Culture, Science, Psychology, Self-help Schemes, Foreign Customs, 1930s, Yesterday’s Tomorrows

Black Magic Woman

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Now it can be told!

Carlos Santana and Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi are one and the same person!

Check out the identical looks to the right! But if seeing is not believing, further proof is offered in this article from today's New York Times, in which "Qaddafi" rhapsodizes about his favorite babe Condoleezza Rice in unmistakeably lyrical terms:




After all, the Libyan leader had professed his “love” for the American secretary of state. “I support my darling black African woman,” Colonel Qaddafi told the network Al Jazeera last year. “I admire and am very proud of the way she leans back and gives orders to the Arab leaders.”

He continued: “Yes, Leezza, Leezza, Leezza... I love her very much.”


Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 06, 2008 - Comments (2)
Category: Celebrities, Drugs, Government, Officials, Music, Sex Symbols, Foreign Customs, Hair Styling, Facial Hair

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