Archive for June, 2011

British City Forced To Admit It Is Unprepared For A Zombie Apocalypse

Friday, June 10th, 2011

The Leicester City Council is “not ready” for a zombie attack and a concerned citizen forced them to admit it using the Freedom of Information Act. The CDC recently released one here in the U.S., but it could use some work.

“A worried member of the public has forced Leicester City Council to admit it is unprepared for a zombie invasion.

The authority received a Freedom of Information request which said provisions to deal with an attack, often seen in horror films, were poor.

The “concerned citizen” said the possibility of such an event was one that councils should be aware of.

Zombie letter in full

Dear Leicester City Council,

Can you please let us know what provisions you have in place in the event of a zombie invasion? Having watched several films it is clear that preparation for such an event is poor and one that councils throughout the kingdom must prepare for.

Please provide any information you may have.

Yours faithfully,

Concerned Citizen”

[BBC via Geekologie]

Drunken “Wolfman” Captured In Ohio

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Police in Brownhelm Township, Ohio were called to Timber Ridge Campground because an extremely intoxicated man was fighting people and kicking dog cages. So far this story sounds like just another night on Lake Erie, but when the police found the man in question, Thomas Stroup, passed out in a trailer surrounded by knives and swords things got interesting. When he was first awoken by the police he reportedly growled at them and then started talking in a slurred Russian accent. He then proceeded to tell the deputies that he had been scratched by a wolf in Germany and now “blacks out and goes on the attack when the moon’s out”.

“A man who allegedly acted violently after drinking “copious amounts of vodka” told Lorain County sheriff’s deputies he had been scratched by a wolf in Germany and now “goes on the attack when the moon’s out,” deputies reported.

Deputies found Stroup passed out inside a trailer filled with knives, swords and other edged weapons, the report said. When Stroup awoke, at first he only growled at deputies. When he spoke, his words were slurred and in a thick Russian accent.

He told a deputy he was going to kill the deputy’s cousin Keith, but the deputy did not have a cousin named Keith, according to the report.

While being driven to jail, Stroup was apologetic, saying he drank too much vodka and blacked out. He added he was arrested last year by German police for blacking out after drinking too much vodka. Police found a passport in his pocket confirming he had visited Germany.”

I love the fact that he actually has his passport in his pocket and the deputies actually go through the process of verifying that he had actually been to Germany and then including it in the report.

[The Morning Journal and Fox 8 Cleveland via Deadspin]

600 Dead Penguins

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Uruguayan navy ships on patrol found a whole bunch of dead penguins and alerted environmental agencies. They do not know the cause of death yet, but they do suspect something called Ferox, which does not sound friendly.

“According to a statement from the Uruguay navy, officers on a routine ocean patrol came “across a large number of dead penguins” and alerted environmental authorities.

Officials are now attempting to “establish whether the cause of death is due to a sudden change of temperature” from a toxic substance called Ferox, that was recently found in coastal waters on the Atlantic coast, the navy said.

An animal rescue group told The Associated Press that they found the carcasses of 400 Magellan penguins washed up near the town of Piriapolis. Dead turtles, dolphins, and albatrosses were also found nearby.”

[The Epoch Times]

Giant Rats Killing Children, Elderly in South Africa

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Forget about the shapeshifters on the loose – it is being reported that monster rats the size of small dogs are killing and eating children in South Africa. The rats can grow up to three feet long and have inch long teeth.

“The monster rodents are as big as cats are thought to have killed two babies in the townships, according to the The Sun.

Three-year-old Lunathi Dwadwa was killed as she slept in her parent’s shack in a slum outside Cape Town this week.

Another baby girl died in a similar rat attack, on the same day, but this time in the Soweto township near Johannesburg.

Last month, 77-year-old grandmother Nomathemba Joyi died after giant rats chewed off the right side of her face.”

[The Telegraph]

Send Your Name To Mars

Monday, June 6th, 2011

You have until June 13th to submit your name to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to be included on a microchip in the Mars Science Laboratory rover which is headed to Mars later this year. To date 1,171,344 names have been submitted and California, Texas, and Florida are dominating the U.S. participation.


Best Thing You’ll See Today: Electric Storm Strikes Erupting Volcano

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Electric storm meet volcano eruption. Can anything be cooler? I defy you to find it.

[ABC Tumblr]

Google Mars Anomaly

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

So, yeah. 71 49 19.73n 29 33 06.53w in Google Mars if you want to see it yourself. What do you think it is?

[Sighting UFO]

Music of the Saturnian Spheres

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

CASSINI MISSION from Chris Abbas on Vimeo.

We have posted stitched together footage from Cassini before, but this video goes above and beyond. Now with 100% more NIN.

Cops Shoot At Concrete Alligator

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

“Rick Sheridan was working in his garage when he heard gunshots. He went around the back of his house to a pond, where he saw three police officers. The three officers had spotted the gator and were lined up on the bank, shooting at the large reptile.”

No words.

[Fox 4 KC]

Podcast: Nazi Petting Zoo

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

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Brian demanding child wants a petting zoo to remember for a birthday party, with dangerous results. Andrew and Justin act the parts of Nazi researchers promising a dynamic new army which would only require training… and chew toys. Meanwhile, Brian debates getting gene therapy to appear manlier and the smartest computer in the world goes back to college.

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Devil Worm Demands You Bow To Him

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

That bad mother above is the DEVIL WORM. CUE MUSIC

It was once thought that life could not live more than a few dozen feet below the ground. Those non-believers are now proven to the be foolish mortals the DEVIL WORM always knew them to be. CUE MORE MUSIC

The new nematode species—called Halicephalobus mephisto partly for Mephistopheles, the demon of Faustian legend—suggests there’s a rich new biosphere beneath our feet.

Before the discovery of the newfound worm at depths of 2.2. miles (3.6 kilometers), nematodes were not known to live beyond dozens of feet (tens of meters) deep. Only microbes were known to occupy those depths—organisms that, it turns out, may be the food of the 0.5-millimeter-long worm.

Evidence has even be found the DEVIL WORM has existed for over 12,000 years! Bow you dogs! Bow to DEVIL WORM! CUE THE MOST METAL MUSIC EVAR

[National Geographic]

Video Proof: UFOs Above 1979 Pittsburgh Steeler Football Game

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Above is a clip of a 1979 victory for the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Dallas Cowboys. However, pay attention to the final few frames where what seem to be flashing objects are seen before the awesome 60 Minutes promo about a church in Florida encourages getting high on weed.

It is apparently a new conspiracy theory tying in two of my favorite subjects, UFO sightings and Pittsburgh Steelers football.

Click AFTER THE JUMP for a super slowed down version of the glimpse.

[Pittsburgh Sports and Mini Ponies] (more…)

Spacious, Zombie-Proof House Built For Your Safety

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

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It’s called the Safe House. You get in via a retractible concrete drawbridge. All guests must be buzzed in from a safety zone before entering the home itself. It is the perfect humble abode for the young family terrified of being torn apart by zombies.

Built between 2005 and 2009, the house features Rubik’s Cube-type movable parts and folds in on itself completely at the end of the day to seal against outside threats.

“Every day the house acts in a similar way — it wakes up every morning to close up after dusk,” says architect Robert Konieczny of KWK Promes.

Wait? It’s on the outskirts of Poland? Even when it comes to a zombie holocaust you can’t violate the three rules of real estate: location, location, location.

[Fox News]