Weird Universe Archive

March 2010

March 7, 2010

A Little Light Weirdness – 9

Technology
First up, apologies if this post contains more typos than usual, I'm sending it from my new ultra-small netbook and I'm still getting used to its itty-bitty keyboard. Which brings me nicely to my first story. That according to a survey for satellite channel SKY-HD, British consumers waste £52 billion a year on hi-tech features they don't use. For example, half of the people polled did not know their high definition television also required a hi-def signal source such as a blu-ray player or HD satellite receiver – like the ones sold by SKY-HD perhaps (Telegraph).

And it's not just the the British, military officials in Russia recently discovered 100 front-line battletanks parked and forgotten by the side of the road near Yekaterinburg in the Urals. Locals say the tanks, which were unguarded and unlocked, have been there for several months and lack only ammunition and the all important starter keys (Reuters).

Someone who might have had a use for those tanks were guests at a wedding in New Delhi in India recently. The Hindu ceremony was somewhat marred when an elephant hired for the event went on a rampage after becoming aroused by the smell of a nearby female in heat. The amorous pachyderm then proceeded to crush 20 limousines, smash through a nearby mall and mount a truck before it could be tranquilised (Orange).

Also losing it this week was the man on the RyanAir flight who found he had won 10,000 euros on a scratchcard he bought on the budget flight from Poland to the UK. Furious that the airline had not seen fit to equip all their planes with the requisite amount of cash onboard, hence he could not be given his prize there and then as he demanded, the unnamed passenger ate the winning card rather than wait to claim it at his destination (BBC News).



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Posted By: Dumbfounded - Sun Mar 07, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Armageddon and Apocalypses, Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Ceremonies, Weddings, Destruction, Disasters, Government, Law, Lawsuits, Military, Motor Vehicles, Technology, Goofs and Screw-ups

A Dirty Job

What is the sleaziest job on the planet? Politician? Used car salesman? Lawyer? Here's a new candidate for your consideration, break up caller. For just $10 Bradley Laborman will call your soon to be ex- significant other and tell them you no longer want to go out with them and why. He also tapes the calls and plays them on youtube.
IDUMP4U is the name of his service and there are a couple of examples of his break up calls at the link along with an interview of Bradley.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/family-and-relationships/hell-dump-your-lover-for-you-over-the-phone-and-post-it-online/article1490172/

Posted By: patty - Sun Mar 07, 2010 - Comments (1)
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Dressed To (Road) Kill


Freeport, Florida along US RT 331 the above, sharp dressed beaver, was spotted. A Monster Energy Drink can was lying beside it, those things are lethal! A fish and Game spokesman thinks Spring Break and alcohol are involved. Uh, yeah probably.
http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/driving-26525-sarah-animal.html

Posted By: patty - Sun Mar 07, 2010 - Comments (4)
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March 6, 2010

What’s That Noise?


This story provides the first viable reason I've heard for a woman to check out a strange noise by herself when home alone. Oh how embarrassing!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100305/od_afp/germanypolicesexoffbeat

Posted By: patty - Sat Mar 06, 2010 - Comments (6)
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Bacon Ads




And even down-under....

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Posted By: Expat47 - Sat Mar 06, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Food

First Ever Monster Truck Backflip



The USA cannot pass any useful laws or put its citizens to work. But we can spin giant polluting machinery in the air.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Mar 06, 2010 - Comments (1)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Stupidity, Subcultures, Trucks

Dry Gulch Chupacabra


Chupacabra is apparently Spanish for 'hairless raccoon'. At least that's what the animal is that people in Adair, Oklahoma were calling the 'dry gulch chupacabra'. Jeremy Scheffel, who lives in Adair, saw the pictured animal on his porch one night. He and a friend set a live trap and caught it then turned it over to Wild Heart Ranch Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation in Claremont, OK. The folks at the ranch discovered that the mystery animal was a female raccoon suffering from severe mange. They say she will grow her fur back as she recovers and will then look much more like what she is, a raccoon.
http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=12063067

Posted By: patty - Sat Mar 06, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category:

Satanism is Rampant!



NOTE: loud pop soundtrack: adjust your volume!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Mar 06, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Horror, Politics, Myths and Fairytales, Curses, Conspiracy Theories and Theorists

March 5, 2010

Too Much Bacon?


Chef Tim Love thinks bacon has become over used of late. Surely not! A chef dissing delicious, wonderful, versatile bacon. What's this world coming to?
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-02-23/stop-the-bacon-insanity/?cid=topic:featured2

Posted By: patty - Fri Mar 05, 2010 - Comments (2)
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Professor Music’s Weird Links

The finest selection of babies with laser eyes on the webernets.

Vilcus dactyloadapter was developed specially for people who enjoy closing electrical circuits with their own fingers.

Marvelously droll

He can only paint a limited amount, due to the equipment being used.

Kaleidoheadache

Greatest. Music. Video. EVER!


Lights! Webcams! Inaction!

Sunrise around the world

Abbey Roads Beatle Cam

Shiba Inu Puppy Cam

Sand Diego Zoo PandaCam

EageCam

Hatchlings around the world

Posted By: Professor Music - Fri Mar 05, 2010 - Comments (4)
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