News of the Weird Weirdnuz.M424, May 24, 2015 Copyright 2015 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved. Lead Story Among the requirements of “Visual Arts 104A” at the University of California San Diego is that, for the final exam, students would make a presentation while nude, in a darkened room.
NASA footage of experiments with frogs in a zero-g environment, performed on the Space Shuttle Endeavor, 1992.
Ecowarriors love 1) electric cars and 2) wind turbines. A stroke of genius to combine the two! Original article here.
Bare your instrument and win the championship
The title sounds unpleasant on many different levels. But this is all just science. Nothing to be afraid of.
Hey, buddy: those pallets aren't gonna stack themselves! And, lady, those clothes aren't gonna pin themselves to the line!
The Washington Park East Cemetery provides a full range of services for the burial of your loved one.
Don't be a "tearer-downer," always causing a "rumpus!"
Browsing through the municipal code of La Mesa, CA (it's a suburb of San Diego and also happens to be the fine town that I call home), I came across this unusual law: Every person who transports a commercial quantity of avocados shall cause a statement of ownership to be prepared and retained in his personal possession at all times while transporting said avocados...
Judy the dog survived internment in a Japanese POW camp. Her story is told in No Better Friend (see sidebar).
We have explored the idea of eating insects here on WU. Well, how about drinking them? Anty Gin is gin infused with the essence of wood ants.
Oregon is running a voluntary per mile travel tax instead of the current per gallon standard. The volunteers do not have to pay the gas tax while participating in the study.
One of the unwritten rules of weird news is that if you're trying to be weird, then you're not really weird.
Mad Men is over. But you can still savor that era with lots of videos such as these two. Is that the actress's real voice?
Teacher, a different one, in South Korea became upset with the kids mistreating hamsters in the classroom.
Teacher arranged for middle school students to use a storage room for sex. At least he bought condoms for them.
News of the Weird / Plus May 19, 2015 (Part 2) [weird stuff that made me excited (frightened) (ROTFL) (appalled) last week, some of which will appear in News of the Weird soon] [Part 1 on Monday, Part 2 on Tuesday] Best Protests: (1) After Turkey’s Istanbul Technical University announced it was building a popular new “landmark mosque,” dissenters at Dokuz Eylul University began circulating petitions for a Buddhist temple--and, more urgently, a Jedi temple “to bring balance to the Force.” (2) After recent submarine sightings off Sweden (suspected Russian), leading some Swedes to demand more vigilance, the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society suggested repelling the Rooskie subs with a sonar system called “The Singing Sailor” sending the message, “Welcome to Sweden.
Watch it if you dare...... And we're all moving to Australia!
The Clavilux was a device that displayed a psychedelic light show on a screen. It was invented by Thomas Wilfred in 1919, who hoped that it would become so popular that one day every home would have one.
Just in time for summer! Original article here.