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Ugandan Kung Fu

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Home Urinal

The latest Kickstarter weirdness is The Main Drain. It's "an adjustable urinal that attaches to your toilet." It's target market is evidently men who, for one reason or another, really don't want to lift up the toilet seat.

Distracted Driving

People do crazy things while driving; texting, putting on makeup, even reading. But pulling a tooth, that's a new one and while driving a big rig as well.

Pizza Prophylactic

Pizza condoms, they are not flavored or scented but they do come in a tiny pizza box.

Nazis train giant ape to destroy wonder woman

Classic TV from the 70s.

The Fun That Builds Good Health

From an incredibly weird pre-internet, pre-cellphone, pre-cable-TV world! Limbs in actual motion--outdoors!

Bait And Switch

A South Dakota couple discovered a mountain lion in their trap that was meant for foxes. She, the mountain lion, was very unhappy and the man was very brave while letting her out.

Electrocutes then drowns rodents

When it's not enough to kill a mouse just once. Source: Popular Electricity, Nov 1911.

Mt. Rainier Practical Joke

A most excellent prank. Original article here.

Old Ink

Tattoos go back a long way. This is evidenced by an archaeological find from 1991 in the Italian Alps.

Good Aim

This video has started doing the rounds on social media. A demonstration of the art of precision tree dropping.

Head Box

Head Box from Jake Kavanagh on Vimeo.

Flesh Prices

The purpose of this graphic was to show how high the price of meat was during the 1870 Siege of Paris.

Welbeck Abbey

A famous eccentric, the Fifth Duke of Portland spent a fortune over twenty-five years constructing fantastical additions to his estate, Welbeck Abbey, including fifteen miles of underground tunnels.

Guess the object

Can you figure out what this is? Answer is in extended.

The Liberated Look

Perfect for the modern office! Original page here. More on the designer.

News of the Weird, January 25, 2015

News of the Weird Weirdnuz.M407, January 25, 2015 Copyright 2015 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.

Peas mean something

In 1904, this young lady was dismissed as "demented." Today she might be recognized as a great performance artist.

Rudy Santos, Octoman

Wikipedia page. Longer essay.

Follies of the Madmen #240

"I'm so dumb I can't even pronounce 'aluminum!'"