Weird Universe Archive

October 2015

October 23, 2015

King Zor



"There has never been a fighting dinosaur like King Zor before!" True, but probably only because this toy was unique!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 23, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Toys, Dinosaurs and Other Antediluvian Creatures, 1960s

October 22, 2015

Soviets Eat Bambi

In 1985, a Soviet production of a live-action film about Bambi (Bambi's Childhood) had to be halted when three of the deer who were playing Bambi and his friends disappeared. Turned out they had been stolen, then butchered and served as the main course at a birthday celebration. The culprits were sent to a labor camp as punishment for their crime.

The news was reported in a lot of papers, but the Weekly World News (below) had the best coverage of it.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal - Feb 7, 1985



Weekly World News - Mar 12, 1985

Posted By: Alex - Thu Oct 22, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Movies, 1980s

How to Cook Husbands

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Alas, I wanted this 1898 book to be a tract by an angry feminist cannibal, but it is not--as you can see for yourself, if you go here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 22, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Cannibalism, Feminism, Food, Books, Nineteenth Century

October 21, 2015

Impolite Pastries

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If you visit Hong Kong you can try one of these lovely pastries that poop and puke when squeezed. Can't believe it wasn't from Japan!

Posted By: patty - Wed Oct 21, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Body Fluids, Can’t Possibly Be True, Eating, Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust

Canned Parrot

A soon-to-be-opened San Francisco store called Terrific Street is displaying cans of "canned parrot" in its front window. Two kinds of canned parrot are on display — "free range cherry conures in their own syrup" and "colorful sky rat boiled parrot."

The store isn't actually selling canned parrot. The owner of the store has explained that the display is an "art installment" inspired by Andy Warhol's paintings of canned food, while also referring to the local wild parrot population.

Says the owner: "The thinking behind the display was to make something unusual and fun for folks to walk by between now and the time we are open for business."

More info: SFGate.com





Posted By: Alex - Wed Oct 21, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Art, Food

Mystery Illustration 11

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Without googling, try to guess what military event this insignia celebrates.

Answer after the jump.


More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Wed Oct 21, 2015 - Comments (9)
Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, History, Military

October 20, 2015

Rat Art

March 1975: Dr. Richard Cimbalo of Rosary Hill College (now Daemen College) held an exhibition of "rat art" in order to raise money for the school's psychology department. "The rats painted by grabbing with their front paws a brush extended into their cages, and Cimbalo said each of the artists had its own style."

I wonder what became of this rat art. Probably stored away in a box in someone's attic. Or tossed out.

Someone should open a Museum of Animal Art — to collect together in one place all the paintings by rats, chimpanzees, elephants, etc. that have been produced over the years.

The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA) - May 12, 1975



The Daily Courier (Connellsville, PA) - Mar 15, 1975

Posted By: Alex - Tue Oct 20, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Art, 1970s

The Front Line:  Supermarket Checker



Soldiers in the war on shoppers! I mean, soldiers helping shoppers!

Look at how much more intelligence was needed for this job then, compared to this age of scanners and credit cards.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Oct 20, 2015 - Comments (7)
Category: Food, Work and Vocational Training, Retailing, 1960s

October 19, 2015

Bulgarian Beyonce

Bulgarian artist Gery Georgieva does Beyonce's "Single Ladies" dance routine while on a mountain in the Bulgarian Rhodopes Mountain Range.

There's no music playing. Just the wind blowing. But she does the routine pretty flawlessly, while dressed in traditional Bulgarian costume.


via Broadly

Posted By: Alex - Mon Oct 19, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category:

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #36

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This was featured on page 2 of this romance comic. I leave you to draw your own conclusions.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Oct 19, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Misbehavior, Rebellion, Acting-out and General Naughtiness, Comics, Sex Toys, 1950s

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