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7 Clicks (March 24, 2017)

7 Clicks A Weird Universe News Service March 24, 2017 Evangelist Lance Wallnau, emboldened in the current climate, told his 200,000 followers that he "heard about" (therefore: true) a born-again ex-hooker who baked a special cake so great it turned a gay man straight.

Target Practice

Did she hit her target, or miss?

The Vidifont Titling Device

How did TV put a caption on the screen in the Sixties? Graphics, including all title graphics (i.e. "President Lyndon B.

Star Wars Celica GT

Back in 1977, as a stunt to help promote the opening of Star Wars, Toyota created a custom Star Wars Celica GT.

Follies of the Madmen #308

Yes, I want my product associated with the destruction of property and possible loss of life. That's a glamorous ambiance!

Reverse Tolerance

I had never heard of "reverse tolerance" before, but apparently it's a real thing. It describes a condition in which some habitual users of a drug will, over time, require less of the drug (instead of more) to achieve the same effect.

The Girlfriend of the Whirling Dervish

Lately I have been listening to a lot of Martin Denny, the inventor of exotica music. I think he certainly qualifies as weird.

Makes bomb threat from jail

October 1971: While being booked on charges of malicious mischief at Los Angeles police headquarters, Frank Elby Taylor asked to exercise his right to make a phone call.

Mystery Gadget 45

Why is this man inside a steel cylinder? The answer is here. And after the jump.

7 Clicks (March 20, 2017)

7 Clicks A Weird Universe News Service March 20, 2017 Proportion (I): Bald, repeat sex fiend who murdered a child demands toupee in prison because: humiliation [BBC News] News You Can Use: Having your [well, a mouse's--but anyway] whole body vibrated = "exercise" (A journal article!

How many ways are children annoying?

Back in 1931, Dr. Mandel Sherman, director of the Child Research Centre, wanted to find out the exact number of ways in which children annoyed their parents.

Ex-millionaire Lives With Pigs

Original story here.

News of the Weird (March 19, 2017)

News of the Weird Weirdnuz.M519, March 19, 2017 Copyright 2017 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.

Divorcee banned from chess club

1971: 16-year-old Soni Romans was banned from all extracurricular activities at at Channelview High School in Houston.

Gary Numan Unicef Concert:  1979

This is exactly the kind of performance that evokes for me the tragedy of starving Third World children.

Toys R Us Corrected

The logo for Toys R Us typically includes a backwards R. But when a Toys R Us opened in Cerritos, California in 1972, the local city council insisted that the store spell its name with the R the "correct" way around on the front of the building, so that it wouldnt confuse young children who might be struggling to learn the alphabet.

Mystery Illustration 41

What famous film comedian is this drawing supposed to represent? The answer is here. And after the jump.

7 Clicks (March 17, 2017)

7 Clicks A Weird Universe News Service March 17, 2017 To ridicule the uterus regulators (motivated by "procreation"), a proposed $100 fine for men chicken-choking (cf.

Brake Reaction Time

In the mid 1930s, Dr. Harry DeSilva of the Massachusetts State College at Amherst created a brake reaction test to measure how quickly drivers can step on the brake in response to a red light.

Ann Hamilton

Her home page. Her Wikipedia page.