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Dagwood, the table-tennis-playing cat


From an AP story that circulated in August 1951 (example here): PORTLAND, Ore. — This cat made such a pest of herself when Ted Matson tried to play table tennis that he finally put her on one side of the net and let her try the game on her own.

Tarzan of the Canines


Original page here. Do we dare to believe this Weekly World News article? Well, the case was reported a year prior in a reputable newspaper.

Medical Reference Book


Handy in or out of the operating room. Order Your's Here

Pee Pocket


The Pee Pocket is yet another device that allows women to pee standing up. (I'm pretty sure I've posted about several other such devices.) It was designed by a heart surgeon.

Follies of the Madmen #232

Existential candybars, as only David Cronenberg could direct it. For more weirdness, try his new novel.

Breaking Bad Toys


Toy'sR Us is going to carry Breaking Bad action figures and accessories which include bags of pretend crystal meth.

Feces by mail


In the past, if you wanted to send someone a package full of a pile of feces, you had to collect the feces yourself, put them in a box, and take it to the post office.

Octagon Houses


For a brief time in the USA, eight-sided houses were a thing. Based on the crackpot theories of one fellow.

News of the Weird, August 19, 2014

News of the Weird Weirdnuz.M393, October 19, 2014 Copyright 2014 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.

Radish Animals


A new book going on sale soon in Japan teaches the art of making "radish animals." All you need is a pile of grated daikon radish.

Hasbro’s Mr. Carrot Head

Is it just me, or was there more creativity in the old days, when you could use "any fruit or vegetable" with Mr.

Frog Protection


It is always embarrassing when a" title="frog protecion/fraud protection"> credit card is declined, but one would imagine even more so when you are the leader of the free world.

The Mark Of The Devil

NewDealDesign, a design house out of San Francisco, is behind an idea for implanted tattoos that carry information about the wearer that could be exchanged by touch.

Cat takes center stage


November 12, 1951: As British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden was delivering an address at a meeting of the General Assembly of the U.N.

Your Life Work:  The Librarian

"Are books your friends?" I don't believe the information sciences are much like this anymore.

Norris Kellam, the Human Cork


Norris Kellam's great talent in life was floating. For which he earned the name "The Human Cork." In May 1933 he attempted to break the world record for staying afloat by floating in a saltwater pool in Norfolk, Virginia for over 86 hours.

Mystery Illustration 2


What is this jolly beatnik advertising? 1) Slot cars 2) Saturday morning cartoon shows 3) Vinyl records 4) Decals 5) Frederick's of Hollywood Find the answer here.

WU Comments


Fellow WU-vies--thanks to the alertness of several readers, we have been notified of a problem with posting comments.

Pink Underwear


Andrew Walls underwent a colonoscopy at the Delaware Surgery Center on Oct 12, 2012. For this procedure he was placed under anesthesia.

Dog Factory


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