Weird Universe Archive

May 2009

May 7, 2009

Times Have Changed #1

This new series will focus on what some of our most common tech phrases used to mean. Today's episode: the Desktop Computer.

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(from the August 1959 issue of Popular Science)

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Thu May 07, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Computers, 1950s, Yesterday’s Tomorrows

Cows that attack rabbits

More evidence of the violent nature of cows. You might be innocently wandering in a field, minding your own business, when what you thought was a cow will start shooting at you with an air rifle.

Of course, in the above scenario, "you" are a rabbit, and the cow is a tractor camouflaged as a cow. You see, British farmers are camouflaging their tractors as cows in order to be able to sneak up on rabbits and shoot them. The BBC has a video.

Posted By: Alex - Thu May 07, 2009 - Comments (11)
Category: Cows

Get Your Hot and Fresh Cow Embryos Right Here!


I'm sure there's a reason for this service and people who know about breeding cows can probably tell us. In the meantime, we're left to wonder why the internet needs a cow embryo directory. If the advertisement on the left side of the directory page is accurate, you can buy one for a mere $175.00. But I assume you would need something to keep it in...

Posted By: Nethie - Thu May 07, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Science, Babies and Toddlers

A Slithering Spa


At Ada Barak's spa in northern Israel, slithering snakes don't give people the creeps. They give deep-tissue massages. For several years, Barak has been entertaining visitors to her carnivorous plant farm by passing around samples of the small reptiles her plants will consume. When her visitors claimed that holding the serpents was soothing, she got an idea, and thus, the Slithering Spa was born. Barak claims that the heavier king and corn snakes produce a kneading sensation as they move across your body. Want to get your own Snake Massage? Time magazine has more information.

Posted By: Nethie - Thu May 07, 2009 - Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Body, Exercise and Fitness, Nature

Your Daily Loser & Jury Duty for May 7th

Your Daily Loser - Ishmael Makone of Johannesburg, South Africa, paid the ultimate price for his stupidity. Apparently noone bothered to warn Makone that it's a really bad idea to be underneath the structure you're trying to tear down, even though the article claims dozens of witnesses had been watching him for days and worrying about his safety.

Jury Duty - This has to be the happiest drunk guy to ever end up in jail. Chris Carter of St. Petersburg, Florida, doesn't seem to mind that he was cited for violating his parole, driving under the influence and holding an open container of alcohol. The Mugshot.

Posted By: Nethie - Thu May 07, 2009 - Comments (12)
Category: Death, Your Daily Jury Duty, Your Daily Loser, Alcohol, Goofs and Screw-ups

Not Sure Cleaning Up Spilled Beer Is My Idea Of Fun

You’ll make even the most functional chore fun when you use this collectible iron hand painted Bottle Opener cast from turn-of-the-century British mold! You can buy this and other Bottle Spillers, er, Openers, from Design Toscanoimage

Posted By: qualityleashdog - Thu May 07, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Shopping

Escalation

Posted By: Paul - Thu May 07, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Humor, Parody, Movies, Cartoons, War, 1960s

Who’s Yehudi?

Posted By: Paul - Thu May 07, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Movies, Music, Sexuality, Surrealism, 1940s, Dance

Weird Offerings for Thursday

Hordes of Chinese hackers give the US major concerns
They do it for Nationalistic pride but with success comes substantial goverment rumuneration.


Sin Chew Daily and China Press reported that a sexretary accidentally bit off the penis of her employer while giving him oral sex in a car when the car was struck by another vehicle.


Celebrity priest, The Rev. Alberto Cutié is in hot Water after magazine pics from TVnotas showed him cavorting on the beach with a woman. In one pic she has her legs wrapped around him, it is reported


Vincent Van Gogh arrested in Florida on crack cocaine charge
That would be the "other" Vincent Van Gogh


Giant tarantulas have invaded Bowen Australia, a coastal town about 700 miles northwest of Brisbane


Dead gamer tried to write the name of his murderer in his own blood on PC


Cat parasite has huge impact on mankind as half of the planet's population is affected




Posted By: hickory_johnson - Thu May 07, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category:

May 6, 2009

Your Daily Jury Duty for the Midwest Divison

Two High School Seniors from Greensburg, Indiana arrested for "fooling around" in the locker room. One looks happy to be there, one not so happy. Let this be a lesson to y'all, don't go “running around naked” when everyone else is wearing a "T-shirt, gym shorts and underwear." Mugshots and story.

Posted By: qualityleashdog - Wed May 06, 2009 - Comments (3)
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