Weird Universe Archive

May 2010

May 17, 2010

Pizza Anyone?


Pizza shops in Naples, Italy are being accused of fueling their ovens in an unusual and disturbing way. Grave robbery is said to be rather common place in the area and even the coffins are being recycled. The wood from the coffins is thought to be being burned in some of the ovens of pizza shops in the city. Mmm, delicious!




picture from yahoo images

Posted By: Alex - Mon May 17, 2010 - Comments (13)
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Lone Star Loners, Plus Armed Eunuchs, the SK-Branded Family, and “Relax, We Only Want His Head”

News of the Weird/Pro Edition
"You're Still Not Cynical Enough"

Exceptionally Inexplicable Dispatches from Last Week
May 17, 2010
(datelines May 8-May 15) (links correct as of May 17)

★★★★★!

Last Week in Texas . . .: (1) Veteran lawyer Carolyn Barnes, 53, was jailed for allegedly firing five shots toward a U.S. Census worker who didn't leave her property fast enough. (Exculpating offer: "I've been practicing law since 1984, and I haven't shot anybody yet . . ..") (2) Authorities in Austin found an elaborate cave system (up to 35 feet deep) underneath long-time resident Jose Del Rio's house. (Neighbors say that Del Rio "kept to himself.") (3) Justice finally caught up, somewhat, to Tony Davis, who has been freely peddling his expensive, ridiculous "discovery" of a technicality that he says voids all federal criminal convictions since 1948 (charging prisoners' families five-figure fees for legal papers to magically spring their loved ones). He's been doing this for five years, but last week a judge finally issued a temporary restraining order. Austin American-Statesman /// KVUE-TV (Austin) /// Austin American-Statesman

Sounds Like a Joke (I): Fifteen months after he was buried in the ground, Orville Richardson will be dug up and decapitated so that the Alcor Cryonics lab in Arizona can freeze the head, which Alcor says is what Richardson wanted. [ed.: I guess questioning the cryonic viability of a 15-month-old head is to tacitly acknowledge the cryonic viability of a fresh head?] Associated Press via Des Moines Register

The Most Generous Country in the World! Former illegal immigrant Cecil Harvey, 55, was deported to Barbados in 2007 after a tour in the U.S. distinguished mainly by acquisition of a long rap sheet. The New York Post revealed last week that New York City sent Cecil a departing gift in late 2009–$145,000–in settlement of his lawsuit over once having spent 28 days longer at Rikers Island lockup than he was supposed to. New York Post

Sounds Like a Joke (II): Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police, along with the police department in Calgary, Alberta, have notified the Bank of Montreal that the mortgage fraud case under investigation–reputed to be the biggest such fraud in the nation's history–will be dropped because the police lack the ability to work a crime of that magnitude. Canadian Broadcasting Corp. News



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Posted By: Chuck - Mon May 17, 2010 - Comments (7)
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May 16, 2010

More Pepsi

I haven't been able to post much lately, and now that the semester is over it is time to go back home where I won't be able to post at all due to dialup being the only internet connection. I'll try to post at least once more before I leave, but for now here are some great (and confusing) Pepsi ads from some 1940s issues of Popular Science. There are too many to list which issues they came from, so click the picture to go to the original source.

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Posted By: Salamander Sam - Sun May 16, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Humor, Advertising, Comics, 1940s

How To Light Two Kinds Of Fires


In a cave in Germany a nearly 30,000 year old tool was found. This tool had two uses one as a striker for flint to start fires, and two as a sex toy to light a whole different kind of fire. The 8 inch phallus was found broken into several pieces and restored. It is smooth and polished with two rings around one end. While there are marks from flint strikes showing the first use, the scientists involved feel the second use is clear. I wonder, does this prove women made some of the tools back then?

Posted By: Alex - Sun May 16, 2010 - Comments (15)
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Cool Contest


A mall in China is getting some criticism for a contest that was run there in May. Eight ladies were lined up wearing just their bras on the top half of their bodies. Contestants then tried to unhook the bras one handed as quickly as possible. The person with the fastest time received a mall voucher for a shpping spree. A woman who wished not to be identified won with just 21 seconds to unhook all 8 bras. That's pretty quick.

Posted By: Alex - Sun May 16, 2010 - Comments (8)
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Smurf Hat for Sale

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This vintage 1930's hat is currently for sale. But guess who you would look like when wearing it?

Posted By: Paul - Sun May 16, 2010 - Comments (8)
Category: Fashion, Cartoons, 1930s

May 15, 2010

Crimebo the Clown



Read about Crimebo here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat May 15, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Clowns, Crime, Sightseeing

May 14, 2010

Spider Bite


Pictured above is a katipo spider, indigenous to New Zealand. A Canadian man vacationing in NZ had the misfortune of becoming familiar with this poisonous relative of the black widow. While snoozing nude on the beach one of these creepy crawlies bit him...on the penis. After receiving anti venom and spending sixteen days in the hospital with various symptoms which included inflammation of his heart he is now back in Canada. Now there's a vacation adventure.

Posted By: Alex - Fri May 14, 2010 - Comments (8)
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A Shot In The Dark


G-Shot, an injection to make a woman's g-spot more prominent, has had an 87% success rate in the pilot study. The injection is administered by a plastic surgeon or gynecologist and is good for 4 to 6 months. One of the possible side effects listed is a constant feeling of arousal. Sounds risky!

photo from pixmacs.con

Link courtesy of WUvian BD.

Posted By: Alex - Fri May 14, 2010 - Comments (9)
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