Weird Universe Archive

March 2015

March 28, 2015

The Gift of Prophecy

Christian minister Rebecca Greenwood has discovered that she has the gift of prophecy. Specifically, she has an uncanny ability to predict what's going to happen next in movies. When she watches movies with her husband, she's like, "‘This is gonna happen. This is gonna happen. This is gonna be the outcome.” And he's like, ‘Don’t tell me what’s gonna happen at the movie. If you understand before it’s happening, I don’t wanna know before it happens’.” More about Greenwood and her amazing powers of prognostication at rawstory.com

Posted By: Alex - Sat Mar 28, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Predictions

March 27, 2015

Air Raid Apparel

It's important to continue to be a fashion leader, even when hiding in an air raid shelter.
Source: The Valley Morning Star - Apr 30, 1941.



Posted By: Alex - Fri Mar 27, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Fashion, War, 1940s

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

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"Multi-instrumentalist" was the term for Rahsaan Roland Kirk. But generally the term does not refer to simultaneous playing.



Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 27, 2015 - Comments (9)
Category: Eccentrics, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, Music, 1960s

March 26, 2015

Heads Up

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How would you like one of these guys to land on your head? People walking through a particular field in the Netherlands get the chance to find out what its like. The friendly owl likes to spend a minute or so on his human perches before flying off.

Posted By: patty - Thu Mar 26, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Flight

Fresh Meat

Ad agency Mother New York has posted this recruitment video to let people know about its desire for "fresh meat" (new interns) in its office. Apply here.


via Ad Week

Posted By: Alex - Thu Mar 26, 2015 - Comments (9)
Category: Jobs and Occupations, Video

Miniature Menagerie



A portrait of the once-proud USA squeaky-toy industry in its glory days, before Asia kicked our squeaky butt.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 26, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Technology, Toys, 1950s

March 25, 2015

Minesweeping pig banned from drinking in a pub for headbutting customers

That's the headline, as it appears on ITV News.

When I first saw it, I figured it must describe a pig used to help find landmines, that for some reason was no longer allowed to drink in a pub whose clientele enjoyed headbutting each other.

Posted By: Alex - Wed Mar 25, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Headlines

Woodrow Wilson on the Make

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No escape from the media, even in 1915, as President Wilson courts Edith Galt.

Original photo here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 25, 2015 - Comments (0)
Category: Government, Politics, Husbands, Wives, 1910s, Cars

March 24, 2015

Bacon Rage

Or rather, No-Bacon Rage. Shaneka Monique Torres ordered a bacon burger at McDonalds, but got a burger without bacon. She "vigorously demonstrated her dissatisfaction" and received a free bacon burger as compensation. Her hunger not yet satisfied, she returned a few hours later for another bacon burger, but again received a burger without bacon. At which point she pulled out a handgun and fired a shot into the building. It hit no one, but she's now on trial for felonious use of a firearm. Her attorney has not said what her defense will be. [mlive.com]

Posted By: Alex - Tue Mar 24, 2015 - Comments (9)
Category: Bacon

The Little Foxes Club

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I can't find too much information on the "Little Foxes Club," whose mission was to promote African-American female beauty. In 1958, they had a beauty contest in Detroit.

Original article here.

And they were mentioned in this 1966 cheesecake photo.

Original article here.

I can only imagine the loud controversy such an organization would bring down upon itself in these times.

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Posted By: Paul - Tue Mar 24, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Ethnic Groupings, 1950s, 1960s, Women

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