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Borneo Monster Photographed

Posted in cryptozoology by weirdoftheday on February 27, 2009

An arial photograph of the Baleh River in Borneo reveled the blurry image of what appears to be the 100-foot body of a legendary serpent. 

As usual, photographs like this raise a common question. Is it real?

Locals seem to think that it is the return of  Nabau, a dragon-like creature from folklore, reports Livescience.com.

This smells like it could be another case of photoshop, but we can’t help but wonder if creatures like this actually did exist at one point in time.

Story credits to Livescience.com.

Images found on Google search.

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How Far Would You Go To Check Your Facebook?

Posted in computers,dumb criminals,Facebook,Uncategorized by weirdoftheday on February 25, 2009

In Bladenton, Florida, a 19-year-old man was caught stealing a Starbucks customer’s laptop after he was told that he could not use it to check his Facebook account. The man was about to leave the store when he quickly spun back around and grabbed the laptop before running out the door.

However, he didn’t make it very far as two quick-thinking citizens tackled the thief to the ground in the parking lot and held him there until the security guard arrived. The laptop was returned to its owner and the thief ended up getting charged with robbery.

Original story from  Sarasota Herald-Tribune 

Today, everyone and their dog has a Facebook account and of course it’s impossible to deny that most of us check ours religiously (every hour on the hour, anytime, anywhere), but is it worth it to even ask a total stranger if we can borrow their laptop to check our Facebook pages? 

Would you let a total stranger borrow your laptop so they can check Facebook?

Probably not. I know I wouldn’t. In fact, I keep my laptop chained to my wrist whenever I take it outside of the house. 

Facebook has become very popular as of late and it’s a wonderful way to keep in the loop with friends and family as well as meeting new people. I was reluctant to join Facebook until I went away to college and realized that talking on the phone to my friends and family at home wasn’t enough. So I broke down and got an account, and now I check it at least once a day.

It’s understandable how it can become addicting. The Internet in general is addictive due to all the interactive things we can do now. We have IM, email, and lots and lots of blogs! Who doesn’t dig that stuff?

Greetings!

Posted in Greetings! by weirdoftheday on February 22, 2009

Welcome to my blog! This is my  first post on here and I am going to start by explaining what this blog is about and why it’s here.

Being a college student, I have started it as a project for a Weblogs and Wikis class where we are learning how blogs and wiki pages work and are experiencing what it’s like to create and manage them. The stuff that will be posted on here is going to be about strange and unusual current events (you know, like UFOs, Elvis sightings, medical oddities, scientific discoveries, etc.) from around the world and even right in our own backyards. Weird stuff has always been a personal interest of mine and I figure it will make this project all the more enjoyable if I blogged about something that can be fun, shocking, and sometimes just plain silly. I will post some new material very soon, but first I have to find something to write about.

Anyways, that’s what’s up and I will be posting something new as soon as I find something to write about. 

I do have another blog here on WordPress that I will link to for those who are curious to know more about me and what I’m doing. I’ll warn you that I do not post on that blog as frequently as I will this one.

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Hello world!

Posted in Uncategorized by weirdoftheday on February 22, 2009

Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!