Archive for the ‘Weirdest Thing In The World’ Category

Diggerland Is The Weirdest Amusement Park In The World

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

UK’s own Diggerland won the prize this week in minimalist fashion. Watch the super-catchy commercial and theme song AFTER THE JUMP!

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Weirdest Thing In The World: Amusement Parks

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Today’s Weird Things chat the trip you’ve been looking forward too all summer. Bug the hell out of your parents and fill up on cotten candy, we’re aiming to find the Weirdest Amusement Park in the World.

Here are the ground rules:

• Pictures, Pictures, Pictures

• Must be real. Not like that one book with the abandoned Civil War amusement park that was haunted.

Email all submissions to JustinRobertYoung@Gmail. I’ll see you kids right here at the front page at 5:30 p.m. EST where we will hash out the ultimate champion.

Our baseline was found on Neatorama and is a veritable festering hive of blatant copyright infringement. Remember your friend in middle school who kept drawing Disney characters that looked slightly off? It’s like they let him design a theme park.

The truth is out there, we find it today at 5:30 p.m. EST.

Cotesia Glomerata Is The Weirdest Parasite Is The World

Friday, September 25th, 2009

If you’d like more information on the Cotesia Glomerata read this stuff. Wow.

Weirdest Thing In The World: Parasites

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Parasite Causes Cricket To Commit Suicide – Watch more Funny Videos

Today’s Weird Things chat is going deep into the world of unwelcome guests. Ready the antidote, we’re going to find the Weirdest Parasites in the World.

Here are the ground rules:

• If possible PLEASE include a picture of either the parasite or the animal it infects.

• NO CRYPTIDS, all entries must be verified by mainstream science.

Email all submissions to JustinRobertYoung@Gmail. I’ll see you kids right here at the front page at 5:30 p.m. EST where we will hash out the ultimate champion.

Our baseline comes from National Geographic. They are grasshopper-infecting hairworms.

cientists say hairworms, which live inside grasshoppers, pump the insects with a cocktail of chemicals that makes them commit suicide by leaping into water. The parasites then swim away from their drowning hosts to continue their life cycle.

The truth is out there, we find it today at 5:30 p.m. EST.

Hitler Learning How To Paint Is The Weirdest Alien Abduction Story In The World

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Here is a link to the story about Hitler’s painting lessons aboard an alien craft, long before he became the power-mad dictator we came to revile.

Thanks to Matt Finley and VenomV for helping with the chat.

Weirdest Thing In The World: Alien Abduction Stories

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Today’s Weird Things chat is a probing look at the oddest interstellar kidnapping stories ever told. Spark up that fire in the sky, we’re looking for the weirdest Alien Abduction Stories in the world.

Here are the ground rules:

• They have to have been reported somewhere else first. No making things up out of whole cloth.

• PLEASE keep them as short as possible.

Email all submissions to JustinRobertYoung@Gmail. I’ll see you kids right here at the front page at 5:30 p.m. EST where we will hash out the ultimate champion.

Here is our baseline, as provided by Three Cheers.org:

The abductee is often told they were chosen to either help continue the alien race or that they are going through this to aid in salvaging humanity.

They are then often escorted to rooms containing humanoid babies or youngsters which are half alien – half human hybrids, they are then informed that some of these children are theirs and are enthusiastically encouraged to personally interact with them.

The truth is out there, we find it today at 5:30 p.m. EST.

Baby Laughs-A-Lot Is The Weirdest Children’s Toy In The World

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Featuring Weird Things writer Matt Finley.

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Weirdest Thing In The World: Children's Toys

Friday, September 11th, 2009
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Today’s Weirdest Thing In The World chat will fill you with wonder until years later when you look back and wonder exactly why your parent’s forced you to play with it. Yes friends, we are going to be tackling the Weirdest Children’s Toy in the World!

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Here are the ground rules:

• All toys must be real and released

• Provide pics or videos

Email all submissions to JustinRobertYoung@Gmail. I’ll see you kids right here at the front page at 5:30 p.m. EST where we will hash out the ultimate champion.

Here is our baseline, courtesy of Cracked.com we finally find a way to teach children about the mechanics of religion. God-Jesus does not guarantee salvation, not recommended for children under three due to small parts which represent a holy choking hazard.

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“Death By Chocolate” Is The Weirdest Death In History

Friday, September 4th, 2009

The unfortunate passing of temporary worker at a chocolate factory in Camden, NJ was the Weirdest Death in the World according to our viewers. Check out the recorded of the broadcast including help from Scam School’s Brian Brushwood.

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Weirdest Thing In The World: Death

Friday, September 4th, 2009

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Today’s Weirdest Thing In The World chat will shuffle off this mortal coil, friends, were talking death.

Here are the ground rules:

• Please shorten all entries to the bare bones of the why the death was strange.

• Include a picture of the dearly departed.

• All entries MUST be historically verified or be journalistically verified.

Email all submissions to JustinRobertYoung@Gmail. I’ll see you kids right here at the front page at 5:30 p.m. EST where we will hash out the ultimate champion.

Here is our baseline, courtesy of Neatorama and found by Travis Lopes, the best live chat producer in the business.

Austrian Hans Steininger was famous for having the world’s longest beard (it was 4.5 feet or nearly 1.4 m long) and for dying because of it.

One day in 1567, there was a fire in town and in his haste Hans forgot to roll up his beard. He accidentally stepped on his beard, lost balance, stumbled, broke his neck and died!

Let’s face death, for only then can we appreciate life.

Doll’s Eyes Are The Weirdest Plant In The World

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Thanks to everyone for showing up to our Weirdest Thing In The World livestream including Brian Brushwood and Brett “Amtrekker” Rounsaville. Find out how Doll’s Eyes became our champion.

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The Weirdest Thing In The World: Plants

Friday, August 28th, 2009
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On today’s Weirdest Thing In The World chat we’re going to get down to the roots on the oddest things to ever sprout. Yes friends, today we find the Weirdest Plants In The World.

Rules:

- No Cryptids
- Must include pictures

Email all submissions to JustinRobertYoung@Gmail. I’ll see you kids right here at the front page at 5:30 p.m. EST where we will hash out the ultimate champion.

The massive bloom you see on this post is Rafflesia arnoldii the biggest flower on earth. Should be easy to beat. Let’s get it.

Honey Pot Ant Is The Weirdest Thing In The Desert

Friday, August 21st, 2009
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The Honey Pot Ant is the Weirdest Thing In The Desert according to our Weird Thing Tiny Chat this week. Here is a brief description by Wikipedia.

Many insects, notably honey bees and some wasps, collect and store liquid for use at a later date. However, these insects store their food within their nest or in combs. Honey ants are unique in using their own bodies as living storage, but they have more function than just storing food. Some store liquids, body fat, and water from insect prey brought to them by worker ants. They can later serve as a food source for their fellow ants when food is otherwise scarce. In certain places, they are eaten by people as sweets and are considered a delicacy.

These ants can live anywhere in the nest, but in the wild, they are found deep underground, literally imprisoned by their huge abdomens, swollen to the size of grapes. They are so valued in times of little food and water that occasionally raiders from other colonies, knowing of these living storehouses, will attempt to steal these ants because of their high nutritional value and water content. These ants are also known to change colors. Some common colors are green, red, orange, yellow, and blue.

Thanks to everyone who helped out this week! Next week’s contest will be to find the Weirdest Plant In The World. Email nominations to JustinRobertYoungATGmail!

The Weirdest Thing In The World: Desert Creatures

Friday, August 21st, 2009
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On today’s Weirdest Thing In The World chat we’re going to hunt us down the oddest thing in the arid, barren, sandy pitches of this earth. Yes friends, today we find the Weirdest Thing In The Desert.

Rules:

- No Cryptids
- Must include pictures
- Must live PRIMARILY in the desert

Email all submissions to JustinRobertYoung@Gmail. I’ll see you kids in the Weird Things TinyChat room at 5:30 p.m. EST where we will hash out the ultimate champion.

The spike-headed fellow you see above is a Desert Horned Lizard. He will serve as the baseline in this week’s competition. Keep hydrated.

Alice In Wonderland Syndrom Is The Weirdest Disease In The World

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Medicine Net.com:

A syndrome of distorted space, time and body image. The patient with the Alice in Wonderland syndrome has a feeling that their entire body or parts of it have been altered in shape and size. The syndrome is usually associated with visual hallucinations. The majority of patients with the syndrome have a family history of migraine headache or have overt migraine themselves.

The syndrome was first described in 1955 by the English psychiatrist John Todd (1914-1987). Todd named it, of course, for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Perhaps not coincidentally, Lewis Carroll suffered from severe migraine. Also known as a Lilliputian hallucination.

Thanks to everyone who helped out with the chat today! See you next week!

Weirdest Thing In The World: Diseases

Friday, August 14th, 2009
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Time to get your shots in order, we are delving into the weirdest diseases in the world on this week’s edition of WTitW.

Here are the rules:

- The disease has to be medically verified.
- The visual the better.
- This is NOT a contest for the grossest disease ever, so therefore we are disqualifying all flesh eating bacteria and the like.

Email all submissions to JustinRobertYoung@Gmail. I’ll see you kids in the Weird Things TinyChat room at 5:30 p.m. EST where we will hash out the ultimate champion.

Your baseline is hypertrichosis or as it’s more commonly known, Werewolf Disease. Mainly because they’re the only people on the planet who would scoff at the beards I grow. Let’s get down with the sickness.