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Restroom etiquette: behavior do’s and don’ts of the public commode

Posted in humor by weirdoftheday on April 27, 2009
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This is a very short post, but I came across this really entertaining video on proper (or improper?) public bathroom etiquette from Zarathustra Studios.

The video is animated by clips from the Sims and SimCity games, and the script is sincere yet hilarious all at the same time. It starts off a little dry in the the beginning, but I recommend watching it all the way through to the end. 

I remembered seeing it before in a sociology class I took about a year ago. 

Man pretends to fall off of bridge and actually falls: a drunken stunt gone wrong

Posted in don't try this at home,humor by weirdoftheday on April 26, 2009

In Bloomington, MN, an intoxicated 23-year-old man accidentally plummeted 30 feet off of a bridge over the Minnesota River last Sunday. 

He and a friend had been driving over the Highway 77 bridge when he suddenly felt nature’s urgent call, and he told his friend to pull the vehicle over into the emergency lane so that he could get out and do his business. Unfortunately, he ended up doing a lot more.

The 23-year-old climbed over the ledge of the bridge and tried to pull a fast one on his friend by pretending to fall. Not a very smart thing to do when you’re 30 feet off the ground and a little tipsy. His stunt turned into a total fail when he actually fell off of the bridge and landed in the marshland below.

He suffered serious injuries but according to a recent report he is now in stable condition. 

I’m not sure what could possibly compel someone to pull a stunt like that, but then again alcohol has the dangerously remarkable power to erase fears and inhibitions.

Story from StarTribune.com

The art of the fart: a flatulent entertainer

Posted in humor,music by weirdoftheday on April 22, 2009

I may be going overboard with this fart business, but this was too strange (and funny) to pass up.

Meet Paul Oldfield, also know as Mr. Methane. A man who puts the Art into Fart.

Profession: entertainer. 

Mr. Methane is a guy with a particularly rare talent, which he discovered by accident when he was a teenager. With the ability to breath “fore and aft” through his rear end, he was able to master the art of Controlled Anal Voicing, or so it is called. He is what is known as a performing flatulist, a title reserved for entertainers of an art form that has been observed over the centuries. 

At first when I fell upon some online videos of Mr  Methane’s public performances, I was skeptical. Can this guy really breathe through his rear end? What sort of muscle power does that require? What the heck does this guy eat?

So I educated myself by watching several videos on YouTube and have come to the conclusion that this guy’s talent seems to be pretty authentic. I was especially impressed when I saw his signature talent of farting the Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss.

Mr. Methane also has his own website, complete with links to other fart-related materials. Check it out: www.mrmethane.com

We should all know by now that a fart can change the expression on a person’s face immediately, as can be seen here in this video.

Mr. Methane explains his art form and does a few impressions. Again, watch the facial expressions.

Mr. Methane unmasked.

Prosthetic leg mistaken for bomb

Posted in humor,Uncategorized by weirdoftheday on April 14, 2009

In Oregon, a mysterious package was discovered in front of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday. 

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Deputies became very suspicious of the unknown item wrapped in a brown canvas bag. All they could see of it was the shiny metal end of its cylindrical shape sticking out of the bag.

So, naturally (and without even bothering to curiously prod the bag with a stick to get a better look at what was inside), they concluded that it must have been a bomb and contacted the Portland Police Bomb Squad to check it out.

The bomb squad sent their bomb-handling robot to investigate the thing. To everybody’s relief, the robot revealed that the bag contained nothing but a harmless prosthetic leg.

They haven’t figured out who the owner of the leg is nor why it was left there.

Story from Fox 12 Oregon

Man stabbed for farting

Posted in food,humor by weirdoftheday on April 8, 2009

Here’s another fart story for you.

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In Waco, Texas, a man was arrested for attacking his friend after he broke wind.

The two men (along with a few other companions) were sharing a motel room and were eating a meal together when one of them had a sudden gas attack which upset the other man, provoking him to fling a knife at him, slicing him in the leg. Still aggravated, the attacker stormed over to his friend and picked up the fallen knife before stabbing the noxious offender in the chest.

I understand that it is very bad taste to let one fly while eating with others, but it is in even worse taste to jump up and stab somebody just because they ruined your appetite.  

Story from KXXV News

Pillow fight!

Posted in computers,humor by weirdoftheday on April 6, 2009

Who says pillow fighting is illegal?

Well, it seems that Detroit city police do when it comes to corralling a massive organized pillow fight in a downtown park this past weekend. The battle was interrupted by the authorities on account that the participants did not have a permit to hold such an event. The fluffy weapons had to be confiscated from people, but they were allowed to keep their pillow cases.  

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The issue was not necessarily the threat of downy soft violence. Instead, the police were more concerned with the fact that they would be left to clean up one hell of a mess after the fight was over. Overall, it’s virtually impossible to draw blood when you hit someone with a pillow. There is a 99.9% chance that you will break your pillow rather than someone else’s skin, thus spilling goose down and hypoallergenic stuffing all over creation.

It turns out that this event is a worldwide effort that has been circulating around online social networks. Many cities around the world have participated in huge pillow fights as a unique demonstration for peace. However, Detroit was the only city that failed to carry out the plan all because the police say they don’t have a permit to hit each other with pillows.

Oh, well. It was a good effort. Besides, there’s no rules against holding a pillow battle royal in your own home! Seriously, that would be awesome.

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Story from Oh My Gov!

Man coughs up nail after an MRI

Posted in humor,Uncategorized by weirdoftheday on April 4, 2009

A Colorado Springs man coughed up a nail that doctors claim must have been lodged inside of his head for 30 years.

After experiencing dizzy spells, the man sought out the help of his doctor, who later ordered an MRI. The examination revealed that the man did indeed have a small metal object in his skull.

A few minutes later, the man coughed up a nail that was pulled loose by the MRI.

Luckily, even if he hadn’t warfed the nail up, it likely wouldn’t have caused him any problems if it remained inside of his head. Meanwhile, the doctors concluded that the nail had been there for quite a long time while the man says he cannot recall how the nail even ended up in his head.

Story found on NBC4i

Man busted for driving drunk on motorized bar stool

Posted in humor by weirdoftheday on April 2, 2009

I’ve heard of people getting busted for being drunk while operating construction equipment, lawnmowers, golf carts, go-carts, mopeds, and even bicycles, but this is a new one on me.

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A 28-year-old Ohio man was arrested after he crashed a vehicle which he had constructed by attaching four wheels and a motor to a bar stool. He suffered only a minor head injury for his troubles. When he spoke with the cops, the man claimed he had consumed quite a few beers before hopping onto his bar stool on wheels and wiped out.

Believe it or not, bar stool racing is an emerging sport in America. Personally, I think this is the goofiest thing since Extreme Ironing (which I don’t understand either), but it looks fun none the less.

 

 

Story from Sky News

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 

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.