A clipping from an old Australian newspaper (via Weird History — unfortunately no date provided for the clipping, but evidently from the early 20th Century).
Who knew these useless appendages cause such concern. Continue at your own risk....
I came across this in the Washington Post (Mar 27, 1892). I like the idea that the ability to drink a gallon of beer in one sitting makes you "beer honorable".
Last Week in Weird datelines 8/15/2014--8/23/2014 (this week, in 1 Part) [Links, chronological, on Extended page] Copyright 2014 by Chuck Shepherd.
The BBC News reports that the rat meat industry is becoming increasingly lucrative in Cambodia because of a fondness for rat meat in neighboring Vietnam where wild, rural rats are considered a healthy delicacy "due to their free-range lifestyle and largely organic diet." The wild rats primarily eat rice stalks, vegetables from farmer's fields, and plant roots.
Answer is here.
A chef was killed by a bite from the disembodied head of an Indonesian spitting cobra. He had decapitated it 20 minutes earlier in preparation of a local dish.
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Artists like to come up with gimmicks to set themselves apart. Sandy Byers' gimmick is that she paints using credit cards as her paint brush.
[Click to enlarge] An early example of Dakimakura. I understand Richard Chamberlain still has a warehouse of these which he will sell upon request.
Another strange invention from Japan. This one is designed to exercise your facial muscles. Just hold it in your mouth and swing the bars up and down.
The lesson? If only doctors could build our cars.
Adam Hills, the above TV host, offered Westboro Baptist members a free trip to Iraq to protest real Christian persecution.
Back in the late 1970s, Bill Tolle of Woodlawn, Ohio figured out a way to use empty beer cans to heat his home in the winter.
You know how in cartoons and comedy movies, a person will accidentally employ an ejection seat and go for a thrill ride through the air, only to land safely...?
The ad for this camp is via The Retroist, who unfortunately didn't supply a date. I'm curious what went on at this camp.
Mars needs petroleum byproducts!
A 1955 U.S. Navy training film. Having watched it, I'm now ready to live off the grid.