News of the Weird Weirdnuz.M412, March 1, 2015 Copyright 2015 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.
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After 64 bids a round egg sold for £480 on EBay. Amazing considering its still just an egg.
One of the less-alluringly named nostrums. Full story here.
In 1969, a rat died somewhere in the offices of the Texas legislature. This led to the passage of Texas House State Resolution 433: WHEREAS, there are many brands of rat poison on the market today; and WHEREAS, Some brands of rat poison do cause the rat to leave the building before he dies; and WHEREAS, The same thing goes for mice; and WHEREAS, The State of Texas obviously does not use a brand of rat poison that causes rats and mice to leave the building before they die; and WHEREAS, For the last week and a half, Representatives Jungmichel, Wieting, Ward, McAlister, Allen, Allen of Harris, Jones of Harris, Kubiak, Parker of Jefferson, Cory, Newman, Johnson of Bexar, Kothman, Weldon, Longoria, Ogg and Cummings have unduly suffered mental anguish by having to smell a dead rat; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the heretofore mentioned Representatives hereby go on record as supporting either letting the rats run loose in the Capitol or changing the brand of rat poison.
Dr. Peter Steincrohn's 1969 book (available used on Amazon) promised to reveal how one could be "lazy, healthy, & fit." For years before he published the book, Steincrohn had also been writing newspaper columns in which he promoted his formula for health.
I am so sick of winter. But maybe if I had a nice bike like this one...
This has gotten quite a bit of attention from the Internet.
Much iconography that was once taken for granted as part of our culture now means nothing to people. Does any youth of today understand that a Napolean hat = crazy?
This scientific conference, being held in March, runs the risk of attracting the wrong kind of people.
A solution without a problem. So much easier than scooping a dollop of vanilla ice cream into a glass of root beer.
A follow-up to my Ouija board post of last week. This may be the only case of a Ouija board involved in an inheritance dispute.
From American Home for September 1966.
News of the Weird Weirdnuz.M411, February 22, 2015 Copyright 2015 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.
Technology marches onward! Product development company Kinneir Dufort has created a machine that can print faces onto pancakes.
"is she wasn't good-looking, she'd be better off dead."
Back in 1989, the Norwegian National Opera staged the world's first (and only?) "drive-in opera" with a performance of the Barber of Seville broadcast live on a 225-square-foot movie screen in downtown Oslo.
The full story here.
In the days before Mr. Clean, there was Monkey Brand. Though it seems an odd choice for whatever ad man thought this up to figure that people would associate a grinning monkey with clean dishes.