Injuries on the hunt for Bigfoot. True scars in pursuit of the greatest game to ever stalk the woods or face saving maneuver from a couple of trigger happy dullards? Are we living in the Matrix? Andrew makes a compelling case for “yes”, Brian is skeptical and Justin has a hard time keeping up. Because he’s stupid.
Katha Sheehan, the owner of a Florida chicken rescue, was brought a chicken that had a corner of something portruding from its chest that was obviously not a feather.
Peeking out of, and embedded into, the chicken’s chest and packed behind some primitive stitch-work was the corner of the photograph above.
A local vet removed the photograph from the infected hole in the chicken’s chest after cutting through the makeshift stitch job. Not only was there the 4″x6″ photo…
Nope. Wouldn’t be a Florida story if that’s all there was…
There was also a sketch of a skull.
A nearby anthropology professor who’d been asked about the chicken because of the cult-like procedure stated:
“This is a magical ritual of Cuban origin, probably, with the name ‘Sarabanda,’ which is a deity from the Congo area that was probably used to affect the relationship of these three young people. To me it is alien, the idea of casting your sins on innocent animals.”
According to the vet that treated the chicken, who’s name is Trooper, is recovering very well.
Nope. We know what you’re wishing and your hopes are wrong. That’s not an old rice cake that someone dropped under the couch six months ago. It’s not a urinal cake either…because even that wouldn’t be as bad.
It’s exactly what your brain is screaming that it wasn’t right now…
That’s a block of cheese grown from…hold on to your lunch and put down anything you might be eating right now, kids…
Human toe cheese.
Not only did Christina Agapakis and Sissel Tolaas, who’re a part of an exhibit in Dublin called Grow Your Own…Life After Nature that is full of projects like this, create cheese wheels made from toe cheese. No. They swung for the wall by creating cheese wheels grown from other yummy ingredients like armpit sweat and bellybutton debris.
By scraping the bacteria from places that make every single one of cringe, they cultured that bacteria into cheese wheels that no one should ever, ever, EVER eat for fear of being that person for the rest of their lives.
But then again…if you served it to someone and they didn’t know what it was? Would that be a bad thing if they liked it?
Is it just us or is it slightly weird that the inventor of an ice cream that seems to come straight from Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory would be named Charlie and sport a hat much like the legendary fictional candy crafter?
Charlie Francis, the owner of Bristol’s ‘Lick Me I’m Delicious’, has created an ice cream that glows using the parts of a jellyfish that produce its bioluminescence. Easily the most expensive ice cream ever created at around $225 a scoop, the ice cream glows when you lick it.
Currently the proteins needed to produce the glow are being created in a lab and not taken from the jellyfish themselves which is why you’ve got to be willing to skip a car payment for a scoop of the stuff.
First absinthe-flavored popsicles and now glowing, bioluminescent ice cream using jellyfish proteins. We’re not sure what’s next for ice cream but we sure like where it’s headed.
Men typically have no idea just how much women spend on cosmetics, let alone lipstick.
Especially lipstick carved into the busts of pop culture icons like Marilyn Monroe, Lady GaGa or even Kate Moss.
Over on an Etsy store called WahahahaFactory, May Sum, an artist in Hong Kong, is selling what is probably the most expensive lipstick ever…and you probably won’t ever actually use it. The going price for a lipstick sculpt of Lady GaGa out of something you’re supposed to smash against your lips?
The better deal is that you can get custom work done, like perhaps a self-portrait, for about $450.
Here’s how to go about the process. The last line of this excerpt from the store’s description pretty much nails the feeling that we’ve landed in some kind of Katy Perry dream-state where this whole thing is just kinda…you know…normal.
“You can customer made your own lipstick sculpture. If you also want a unique lipstick sculpture, or if you want the lipstick have your face on it, now you have chance to get it! Before you place your order, please send us your portrait (better with front and side angle and in good quality). Or send us the reference picture of the object that you want us to sculpt. If it is too complicated, we will get you back and discuss with you how to make it possible.
A drug called Krokodil has started surfacing here in the states.
Created in Russia, Krokodil has claimed approximately 30,000 lives since the early 2000s when the drug began hitting the street. Krokodil costs about a third the price of heroin, is extremely easy to make and has an extremely intense high that belts you almost immediately.
Big deal. It’s another new way to get high, right? What’s so weird about that?
The horrifying effect the drug has on your precious little living body.
You basically become a ‘walker’. ‘Walker’ as in Walking Dead ‘walker’. As in pieces of that precious little living body aren’t so living and begin decaying…from the inside out!
That’s right. At first Krokodil causes blood vessels to break which causes the skin to turn dark green which then becomes dark and scaly…like a…wait for it….crocodile! After the scaly skin and bursting blood vessels, the drug begins rotting you internally. Currently Krokodil has become Russia’s go-to drug because of it’s low cost and minimal, already-in-your-kitchen ingredients.
Now the stuff has turned up in Arizona and New Mexico along with several recent incidents in Illinois.
Just when you thought bath-salt zombies would be the last word in the whole zombie apocalypse scenario.
There’s going to come a point when we’ve just run about used every animal to give human beings massages and facials. That day’s not here yet but by the time we get news that an irate army of fire ants is being used to relax people in a spa in some tiny, remote country we’re probably just going to shrug out an, “Eh.”
Currently a spa in Indonesia is using many peoples’ nightmarish cuddle-buddy to relax them. “Relax” would be the wrong word to use in this case. The theory is that adrenaline, which is triggered by the fear of having a giant python crawling across your naked body, and the snake’s movement, are supposed to be good for your skin.
Fearing for your life sounds exactly like the opposite of the whole idea behind visiting a spa.
A secret revealed! Why was Andrew Mayne missing for six months this summer? He was shooting his own series on A&E entitled Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne premiering this January. We get the details on what to expect and do a little touchdown dance. Also, breaking news about the Yeti! Also, we explain the internet to someone 150 years ago.
Everyone dreams about traversing the globe and visiting all of those places that are on most of our bucket lists. Unagi Travel is a company that will help your plush animals reach that goal while you live vicariously through video and photos of their journey.
For a small fee ($20-$35) your small plush pal can go globetrotting while most of us sit at home shoveling Doritos and staring at the internet for hours.
For just over three years now, Sonoe Azuma has been taking peoples’ stuffed friends on trips all over the world. Sure it seems weird when you first read about it…and then comes the almost gut-hitting reason that some people send them…because they simply, physically can’t do so. Like a 51-year-old woman for whom walking had become difficult due to illness:
“I want to see and walk around the sights that I viewed through my stuffed animal’s journeys someday. Seeing my stuffed animal traveling encouraged me. I began to think that I should do what I can do, instead of lamenting over things that I can’t.”
It’s that time of year again, kids. People start telling ghost stories about “someone who died in this house a long time ago.”
Now there’s a site where you can call them out for lying or freak yourself out a whole lot more when you realize that they’re not joking about someone dying in the place where you’re holding what was supposed to be a fun Halloween seance.
DiedInHouse.com is a site that can tell you whether or not someone died in a particular home. In some states it’s not required to reveal whether someone died in the home you’re about to purchase or rent.
Charging $11.99 per search is a little pricey for most but for those people who keep hearing footsteps in the middle of the night or keep wondering why the cabinets in the kitchen open and close by themselves? That might be the best twelve bucks they ever spent.
In Las Vegas there is a restaurant that doesn’t hold back the honesty or jerk you around with silly calorie-counting menus that seem to be popping up everywhere. This particular restaurant plasters their slogan ‘Food Worth Dying For’ right up in the front window along with a warning that lets you know that you might possibly suffer a heart attack.
How appropriate for a place called ‘The Heart Attack Grill’.
Featuring an over the top, cartoonish hospital theme, the Heart Attack Grill doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to letting you know that their food could kill you. Jolt Cola is the only soda served in the place and the menu reads like a health advocate’s hell with items like a Quadruple Bypass Burger and fried-in-lard Flatliner Fries.
‘Doctor’ Jon Basso, the guy behind this whole heart attack-inducing establishment, is like some kind of comic book nemesis to those fighting this country’s health issues (seriously…here’s some artwork from his DeviantArt account). His lair is a faux hospital-themed restaurant where ‘nurses’ are ramped up fantasy versions of the real thing and the patrons wear hospital gowns. Even Basso himself isn’t a real doctor but plays one in his restaurant. People are even rolled out in a wheelchair to their cars on occasion. And if you don’t finish a burger in the Heart Attack Grill? You step up to a contraption where you face a small webcam, your hands reach up on either side of your head to grab a pair of handles, one of the establishment’s half-dressed nurses grabs a paddle, walks up behind you and then proceeds to give you a spanking which is then posted online for the world to witness.
And if you’re wondering if anyone’s ever actually had a heart attack eating at the grill? Yes. Four of them. And one of those four won’t be eating there…or anywhere else ever again. In fact, Basso has some of that particular patron’s cremated remains in a bag.
Recently a tiny little lady in one of the staple nurse uniforms was added to the staff. She rides around inside the restaurant in a tiny ambulance only adding to the vision of ‘Doctor’ Jon Basso as the ringleader in one of the weirdest circuses about personal choice the world’s ever seen.
A man is attacked in the woods by a bear, he reaches out and grabs quite possibly the last thing he’ll ever touch and it saves his life. Andrew tells us the harrowing story. Are some inventions keeping mankind from the brilliance of a shinier future? Also, the Japanese government is paying out make good money for a sustained attack by a wild animal.
It’s all part of a new Weird Things podcast.
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Shel Silverstein once had a poem about a snail that lived in your nose and would bite your finger off.
Maybe he was inspired by something that’s been going on in Africa that nobody’s ever paid much attention to…until now…
A US pathobiological science professor returned home from an excursion to Africa. Three days later he discovered he’d picked up a small hitchhiker. That small hitchhiker was a tick. It had hitched a ride inside his nose!
After removing the tick using forceps, a mirror and a small torch, the tick was hustled off to Georgia where its DNA was sequenced revealing that this little world traveler might possibly be an entirely new species.
Tony Goldberg, the professor harboring this tiny nightmare in his nose, is now rethinking his theories about how chimps and humans exchange pathogens. Upon further research, reports and high resolution photos turned up these same ticks hiding in chimps’ noses as well.
In a statement we can all relate to, Goldberg says, “”When you first realize you have a tick up your nose, it takes a lot of willpower not to claw your face off.”
We couldn’t agree more…and we don’t even have ticks in our noses.