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Nude hiking banned in the Swiss Alps

Posted in Uncategorized by weirdoftheday on April 28, 2009
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This past Sunday, citizens of the Appenzell Inner Rhodes region of Switzerland voted to put an end to a disturbing new trend that has made its way into the picturesque landscape of the Swiss Alps.

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Since last fall, an increasing number of nude hikers have been traveling to the Swiss Alps to take in the scenery, making other clothed tourists and locals more than uncomfortable. Many people had reported encounters with hikers clad in nothing but their boots and socks, obviously having left their modestly back at home.

A mass meeting which occurs on the last Sunday of every April in Appenzell Inner Rhodes was held recently, and a simple show of hands revealed a majority of those who wished to stop these naked hiking expeditions. It was then concluded that there would be a ban on nude hiking and anyone caught roaming around in the wilderness without their clothes (or anything less than their skivvies) will be fined.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s just great that folks like to get in touch with their natural sides, even if it means stripping down to their skin so that they can take it all in. But in this case I do believe I will have to side with the majority vote. For one thing, I can imagine it would be pretty distracting, not to mention startling, to run into a naked stranger in the middle of a peaceful hike. No matter how friendly or attractive they may be, I would still have a hard time making eye contact with someone who is wearing nothing but hiking boots. We should also take people’s personal safety into consideration. When you walk around naked in public, you’re putting yourself in a rather vulnerable position. Wouldn’t one get a little chilly out there without clothes on?

Story from Sky News

Mom undergoes plastic surgery to look like her daughter

Posted in Uncategorized by weirdoftheday on April 20, 2009

Getting old sucks. All the wrinkles, loose skin and the general effects of age and gravity tend to bring our looks further south with each passing decade. It is perfectly understandable that age can sometimes be hard to accept especially if it begins to impact one’s social life, drawing a deep line in the sand that separates them from the younger, more attractive and fun (and vain) generation.

We live in a society that is obsessed with youth, and where plastic surgery is becoming more and more common as an easy (and expensive) escape from the weathering effects of time on our bodies. 

There are some who go a bit too far with procedures, getting boobs five sizes too large, over-plumping their lips with injections, pulling, nipping, tucking, stapling, etc, and the results can end up looking rather disproportionate. However, there are others who undergo amazing transformations, shaving ten to twenty years off of their looks and reverting back to the youths they once were.

I recently read a story on The Daily Mail about a 50-year-old woman in the UK who underwent plastic surgery so that she could look exactly like her 28-year-old daughter. Looking at the before and after photos, I was impressed with the mother’s transformation, but it sort of bothered me that someone would want to look like a carbon copy of someone else, especially their own daughter. It is very evident from the photos of the two looked a lot alike before the mom had plastic surgery, and now they look like twin sisters rather than mother and daughter. The interesting thing is that the mother did not choose to have plastic surgery out of jealousy, and the daughter had no objections to her mother’s wanting to look exactly like her.

I’m not going to apply any harsh judgement to the choice that the mother made. If it improves your life and makes you feel better, then by all means do it. I’m young now, and some days I don’t care very much about how I look than others. I’ve made a promise to myself that no matter what I’d never go under the knife for the sake of my own vanity. But who knows? Maybe I might break that promise when I get older, fatter and start to regret taking my youth for granted. 

Anyway, this is turning out to be a little more personal than I anticipated, which is okay I guess. I encourage you to check the story (and the pictures) out if you haven’t already heard or read about it.

What are your opinions on this subject?

Story from The Daily Mail.

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

When two drunks collide

Posted in Uncategorized by weirdoftheday on April 12, 2009

In Racine, Wisconsin, four people were injured in an accident that occurred when two vehicles, each driven by a drunk driver, collided this last Saturday.

Yes, you read that right. Not one, but two drunk drivers were involved.

It all began when one of the intoxicated drivers missed their turn and ended up heading in the wrong direction on another street, all the while traveling at breakneck speed. He hit two parked cars before flipping his own vehicle, rolling into the path of another oncoming car that happened to be occupied by another drunk driver.

Thankfully, only the vehicles suffered more damage than their occupants.

However, the story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel does clue that someone had to be forcibly removed (see Jaws of Life) from one of the vehicles.

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

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.

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.

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