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Barbie Head Shoes

More strange Barbie stuff. Included in footwear designer Jeffrey Campbell's summer 2013 collection are shoes that have clear, lucite heels filled with the heads of Barbie dolls.

Insanity Defense for Illicit Sex

Apparently, slightly more complicated strategy than merely saying, "Baby, you drive me crazy!" Original article here.

Home Grown

Labgrown penises coming soon! Maybe they will get around to less important things like, oh say, kidneys someday.


And now for a short musical interlude:

Drive Me, Daddy

How refreshingly charming to find a young lady who is also a gearhead.

Barbie - now with acne!

Strange Barbie dolls have been a recurring theme here at WU. We've seen scaled-up Barbie, makeup-free Barbie, non-human Barbie, Ancient Minoan culture illustrated with Barbie, Virgin Mary Barbie doll, etc.

God Manifests as an Elephant

I'm not sure if God sent a real elephant to get us to go to church, or if God Himself manifested as an elephant, or if the whole elephant thing is just a metaphor.

Nipper, the corn-eating cat

Nipper, cat owned by Dorothy Brinn, likes to eat his corn in comfort. His mistress fixed up this skewer and Nipper uses it for about two ears a day.

How To Improve Immigrants’ English

Virtual Reality Experiment

UK artist Mark Farid wants to spend 28 days wearing virtual reality goggles, and he wants all of us to pay for it.

Follies of the Madmen #235

Poor Man’s Fallout Shelter

Following up on my post last week about Dr. Willard Libby and his "nuclear detergent," here's Dr. Libby again, in 1961, promoting his "Poor Man's Fallout Shelter," which could also have been described as the "If you're stuck in this, you're screwed" shelter.

The Martian Writing of Hélène Smith

A self-styled medium, Ms Smith was not content to talk to distant or dead Earth people only, but also had a hotline to Mars.

Seal On Penguin Rape

On some islands in the sub-Antarctic fur seals have been observed having sex with penguins. That is how researchers describe it but it sounds more like rape, especially considering that in some cases the seal then eats the penguin.

The Jake Bird Hex

Jake Bird was a truly creepy character — an axe-murderer who may have killed as many as 46 people. But even after he was caught in 1947 and sentenced to death, he's said to have continued killing people by putting the "Jake Bird hex" on them.

Paris Sweepstakes

Boring pep talk from a CEO segues into a husband's foreign sex fantasies. That's a sweepstakes promotion!

News of the Weird, November 16, 2014

News of the Weird Weirdnuz.M397, November 16, 2014 Copyright 2014 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.

March of the Donkeychimp

By the American musician Ralph Carney. I hadn't heard of him before stumbling upon this odd video, but apparently he's considered "an integral part of the indie music scene," and has collaborated with artists such as Tom Waits, the B-52s, and The Black Keys.


What exactly were the ingredients of Nervine that made it sell effectively for many decades? Read all about it here.

Olympian Swimmer Ann Curtis Races a Seal

Original article here. PS: the seal won.