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Teen charged for setting man’s crotch on fire

Posted in don't try this at home,dumb criminals,fire,humor by weirdoftheday on March 30, 2009

In Detroit, 18-year-old Tyler Quick was charged with “intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder” for setting a 51-year-old man’s pants on fire.

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The victim was holding a party with several teenagers in attendance and plenty of alcohol. The incident occurred when the victim passed out and Quick decided to hold a lit candle up to his crotch. 

Now, this may seem like a brilliantly funny prank to play on a sleeping person, but when it involves an open flame near very flammable clothing, things will obviously not go in anyone’s favor.

The man’s pants caught fire and luckily he woke up quickly enough to put the flame out, though he sustained some nasty third degree burns on his crotch.

What makes this so ridiculous is the fact that the 51-year-old did not seek out immediate medical attention for his injuries. Authorities were not notified of the incident until several days later.

This probably wouldn’t have ever happened if the guy didn’t have a bunch of underaged teens drinking in his house. 

Story from Daily Tribune 

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Over 90 Cats Found Living In Dumpy New Jersey House

Posted in animals by weirdoftheday on March 29, 2009

The Daily Record reports that over 90 cats have been discovered living in terribly unsanitary conditions in a New Jersey home. The cats’ owners face 186 civil complaints for not providing them any proper care.

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Upon entering the house, authorities found the floors and furniture laden with feces. A few of the cats appeared to becovered in filth as well. Talk about stinky…

Not only were the cats living in this squaller, but a woman and her two grown children were also sharing the same garbage heap in their home. 

This is the most recent of many reports of cats living in very poor conditions. On March 5, 2009, 70 cats were pulled from a home in Raleigh, North Carolina (The News & Observer). In November of 2008, a Springfield, Ohio couple was found guilty of animal cruelty after 124 cats (71 among them dead), were found in their home months earlier (Springfield News-Sun). It’s not just cats that are living the nightmare. Dogs, rabbits, birds, and many other animals are kept in unhealthy captivity.

It’s understandable that people can end up with an accidental collection of stray cats living in their homes, but sometimes it gets out of hand to the point where they just might trash the place. However, it is also up to the owners of the house (and animals) to keep things manageable. In a few cases, poverty might contribute to this problem, but it is also just plain laziness that leads to these kinds of messes.

Boston Vampire Rumor

Posted in creepy,Uncategorized by weirdoftheday on March 27, 2009

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Established in 1635, the Boston Latin School is the oldest educational institution in the United States and is well known for having been attended by many historic figures such as Ben Franklin. However, this highly rated prep school has been attracting more attention than usual this week as rumors spread like brushfire about vampires stalking the premises. 

On March 26, The Boston Globe reported that the headmaster of Boston Latin has sent out letters to school staff, parents and students to inform them of the rumors. 

It is speculated that the rumors came about when a girl was singled out and bullied by other girls for dressing up in the Goth style, which has become commonly associated with Vampires.

Apparently, the girls began the circulation of the rumor, saying the Goth girl was a vampire wannabe who had cut someone’s neck to drink their blood.

A March 27 article in The Boston Globe reports that there is evident fear that the rumor could fuel bullying and possibly put the students’ safety at risk. 

It’s not too surprising how all this hullabaloo could have started with one little lie that sprouted from the paper-thin perception of someone’s  appearance. The Goth style has been given a bad rap because of its dark, brooding, and negative portrayal. It has been associated with macabre fantasy, and inspired by music and the dark sides of pop culture. In a few extreme cases, it also has a history of depression and violence. But come on, must we really fulfill the need to pester some kid just because they like to wear black? It’s rumors like this that can harm a guy’s reputation. 

Story Credited to The Boston Globe

 

Farting Student Causes Trouble On School Bus

Posted in Uncategorized by weirdoftheday on March 25, 2009

Last week, a fifteen-year-old Florida student was suspended from riding the school bus after the driver accused him of passing too much wind.

According to the bus driver, the boy was breaking wind to make the other kids laugh, but after a while it got so out of hand that the smell choked the air on the bus, making it difficult for others to breath. The student was written up for misbehaving. However, things didn’t stop there. The next day, the driver served him with a three-day suspension despite the boy’s protests that he wasn’t the one doing all the farting.

Chances are we all found farts hilarious at some point in our young lives. Kids will be kids, but when it gets to the point when people are choking on the smell of your gas (including yourself), you should probably stop. Either that or tone down the sound effects and open a window or two. 

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Story from http://www.theledger.com

Plan To Incriminate Boyfriend Backfires

Posted in Uncategorized by weirdoftheday on March 23, 2009

By now I’m sure this has circulated through every news vein in the country and you’ve probably heard or read about this somewhere already, but I certainly couldn’t ignore it.

According to The Smoking Gun, an Indiana woman suspecting that her boyfriend used her laptop to search for child pornography asked police to do a thorough sweep of her computer to find evidence. 

However, when they got down to searching the computer, they found something far more incriminating. There were two videos on the laptop containing footage of the woman participating in sexual acts with a dog. When asked about the questionable video, she told police that she was drunk and didn’t remember much of what happened.

People do goofy things when drunk, but this is…well, this is just plain wrong. It’s sort of like taking advantage of a small child when you get an animal to do stuff like that. People can blame their stupid behavior on drinking, but not this. Unfortunately for this woman, her plan backfired, landing her in hot water instead of her boyfriend.

Laugh It Off

Posted in humor by weirdoftheday on March 23, 2009

If anybody was as freaked out  as I was by those videos in the last post, this should make up for the nightmares you may have tonight (I’ve been a little trigger happy with the vids lately).

Just watch.

Apparently, ghosts have yet to master the stairs.

For The Easily Frightened

Posted in Uncategorized by weirdoftheday on March 22, 2009

Since I was a kid, I’ve always been fascinated by the mysterious and the frightening. Whether it’s a cheap sci-fi movie or a suspenseful horror novel, I’ll lap it up like sugar, always unsatisfied and wanting more after it’s finished. 

I keep digging for more entertaining stuff, such as these vids capturing instances of the supernatural. Though what’s in these videos is most likely fake, they still creep me the f**k out.

You might want to turn up your volume for this one. It’s sort of hard to hear the “crying”.

 

I nearly fainted when I saw this. It reminds me of a scene out of a movie.

 

Apparently, this looks like a fallen angel or something that they stumbled upon in the woods. Very weird.

Professional Skepticism

Posted in Uncategorized by weirdoftheday on March 22, 2009

Why do we believe in the strange and unusual? What is it that draws our eye to the the miraculous image of the Virgin Mary on a grilled cheese sandwich? 

Whether we are avid believers of things like UFOs, ghosts, Satan, Big Foot, or signs of the sacred and the divine, there is almost always a logical explanation for all that we witness. Our logic lies in the facts and figures of science. However, some of us don’t find these facts and figures interesting enough, so we turn to our creative imaginations instead. 

This video will explain it all. It’s kinda funny, too.

Baby Born On Plane, Abandoned By Mother

Posted in Uncategorized by weirdoftheday on March 21, 2009

BBC News reports that a newborn baby was discovered in the restroom trash bin of a plane traveling from Samoa to Aukland, New Zealand this last Thursday. Although women in the advanced stages of pregnancy are not allowed on airplanes, no one seemed to notice that the newborn’s mother had boarded the plane with an extra passenger. She gave birth mid-flight in the airplane’s tiny closet bathroom.

She left the baby in the trash bin for airport staff to find after they became suspicious of her appearance when they saw her trying to leave the airport in blood-stained clothes.

It’s unknown whether or not at any point during the flight that passengers or staff on the plane noticed that the woman was in labour. Surely, there were signs. The line outside of the bathroom must have been quite long if she was in there for a while.

Naked Assault

Posted in dumb criminals by weirdoftheday on March 20, 2009

In Hart Township, Michigan, a 14-year-old boy was apprehended for assaulting a woman and stealing her cell phone.

Here’s where it gets a little weird.

The boy had walked out of a behavioral treatment center for teens in nothing but his birthday suit and a large, white poodle at his side. In the midst of his travels, the young man stopped to talk to a lady who happened to be working in her front yard. Upon seeing him, the woman “immediately realized something peculiar”, stated an article in the Ludington Daily News.

Was it the fact that he was naked?

After a brief exchange of words, she went to take out her cell phone when the boy suddenly pushed her to the ground and snatched the phone before running off. However, the woman got up and made it over to a neighbor’s house to call 911, and the boy and his dog were later apprehended by police.

I’m kind of curious as to how the kid just walked out of the behavioral center without being noticed.

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