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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 

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.

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