Weird Universe Archive

May 2012

May 11, 2012

“THE END” is not so near.

According to new findings our world is not about to end in 224 days but rather in 584,612 days. It seems that some older Mayans had a longer view of things and created a calendar that stretches another 1,600 years.

The Associated Press has the full story and a video of the archaeologist bearing this disturbing news.

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Notice to ticket holders: the mother ship will be delayed some 584,388 days.

Posted By: Expat47 - Fri May 11, 2012 - Comments (15)
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Vibrating Grizzly Feeders modeled by attractive women

The women look happy, but the guys sure look serious. Probably because they know the grizzlies are about to show up. Get your own Vibrating Grizzly Feeder here.

Posted By: Alex - Fri May 11, 2012 - Comments (10)
Category: Technology, Products

Ferrarasized Bike


How stylish would it be to pedal around town in this??

Posted By: patty - Fri May 11, 2012 - Comments (2)
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May 10, 2012

Rorschach Money

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The new Canadian $20 bill seems to be a bit controversial. People are saying they can see one or more naked women and the NYC Twin Towers on it. Although some are sighting concerns about offending people there seems to be no indication of a change of plans for the release. Naked ladies on money, that is just loony.

Posted By: patty - Thu May 10, 2012 - Comments (18)
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Whack a Banker—Under the Pier

Next time I'm in Suffolk, I'm definitely making a trip to see Tim Hunkin's Under the Pier show, located at the Southwold Pier. It's an amusement arcade full of his unique, hand-made machines. Read more about it in this Guardian article. Below is a video of his timely Whack a Banker game. Link to Tim Hunkin's site.

Posted By: Alex - Thu May 10, 2012 - Comments (4)
Category: Fairs, Amusement Parks, and Resorts, Games, Technology

Winnie Ruth Judd



Not sure if an infamous murder case benefits from the marionette approach, but it's certainly unique.

Posted By: Paul - Thu May 10, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Death, Puppets and Automatons, Documentaries, 1930s, Dismemberment

May 9, 2012

Mystery Gadget 9

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What does this man expect to happen to his arm?

Find the answer here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 09, 2012 - Comments (13)
Category: Technology, 1930s

Pencil Nest Hairdo

If I had more hair, this would be useful, because I can never find a pencil when I need one.


Photograph by Tim Barber. Part of his Dress Up for Muse series.

Posted By: Alex - Wed May 09, 2012 - Comments (5)
Category: Fashion, Hair Styling

May 8, 2012

The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Deaths

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Once upon a time, there was a kindly old lady who specialized in creating gruesome murder dioramas. Her name was Frances Glessner Lee, and her little scenes went on to educate criminologists for decades.

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Follow the link for a whole book about her.



Posted By: Paul - Tue May 08, 2012 - Comments (8)
Category: Crime, Death, Eccentrics, Education, Toys, 1940s, 1950s

Chinese Stamina Pill Horror

South Korean customs caught some horrifying incoming contraband from China recently. Stamina boosting capsules filled with a powder made from dried and crushed stillborns and aborted fetuses. Who thinks up things like this??

Posted By: patty - Tue May 08, 2012 - Comments (11)
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