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The Pickle Wizard


The Pickle Wizard promises that if you pay him $5.99, he'll send a slice of pickle to a person of your choosing.

Stevie Staple-Freak


Original ad here.

Парк Юрского периода


A lab in Russia is working on cloning a wooly mammoth. China and South Korea are supposed to participate in the project.

Tree Sitting Craze


I posted this on about.com a day ago. A look back at the tree-sitting craze of 1930.

Bulls, New Zealand


One more oddity I encountered on my New Zealand trip: the town of Bulls (population 1755), "a town like no udder." It's the town where everything is a pun on its name.

1950s Voice Recognition Device


All that fancy circuitry ends up in typewriter output device. Original article here.

Party At Kroger


Kroger is expanding the number of stores that offer craft beer on tap for tasting and for sale in growlers, like the ones pictured above.

Steampunk HQ


I just got back yesterday from a two week vacation in New Zealand (aka The Land of Many Sheep). Robo-Alex was surreptitiously posting for me while I was gone, since I figured it wasn't a good idea to announce to the world that I was traveling and my house was empty.

Follies of the Madmen #258

Ideally, shouldn't those four women playing "1-2-3 Redlight!" be dressed as Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall?

News of the Weird (August 30, 2015)

News of the Weird Weirdnuz.M438, August 30, 2015 Copyright 2015 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.

Reverse Fishing

Watch the Killer Whale lure a bird in with a well placed fish and score a non fish dinner for himself.

Turnabout Man

The moral is: don't suppress your road rage, it's not healthy!

Atomic Peanuts


In 1959, Walter C. Gregory of North Carolina State College introduced "atomic" peanuts to the world. Despite the name, they weren't radioactive peanuts.

This Is Your Dog On Meth!

Little Guy, a mixed breed terrier, found his owner, Marty Rogers', meth stash and ate some. When Little Guy got sick Marty took him to the vet where he tested positive for meth(of course).

The Trouble With The Lottery


The Illinois State Lottery is not currently paying out jackpots above $25,000 until the state budget is passed.

Gender Neutral Pronouns


The use of gender neutral pronouns such as ze and xem, amongst others is being encouraged on the campus of the University of Tennessee.

1956 Commercials:  7 minutes Total Per Hour Show

Now, that's weird! Especially when compared to double that amount today.

A Meal In A Matchbox, 1956


Matchbox-sized meals. The utopian food of the future, as envisioned by British scientists of the 1950s.

Sunbathing Bubble


This looks like it would roast you to a nice golden brown. Human Hothouse: For comfortable sunbathing in the city or during cold weather, a California firm offers a Plexiglas bubble which lets in ultraviolet rays but keeps out sand, soot, and wind.

Death By Flowers


This is either a case of the unluckiest spouse ever, or a perfect murder by the husband.


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