Archive for Strange Stories

Political Vigilantism

Apparently someone was repeatedly stealing campaign signs from a SLC resident’s front yard. The resident got so frustrated that he strung bells to the sign and slept in his living room, fully clothed, so he could catch the culprit. His strategy worked and he nabbed himself a 52-year-old Heintz who said that he had “been involved in a ‘strange incident’ and didn’t know why he did it.”


Mmmmm… porky!

To celebrate the upcoming Year of the Pig, China has put out a stamp that not only has the cutest picture of pigs, but apparently with a little scratch and sniff action smells of sweet and sour pork and more importantly tastes like sweet and sour pork when you lick it. I have to get my hands on some of these.


He’s a snake girl!

So you think your relationship is tough? Try falling in love with and marrying a cobra. I can’t imagine the cost of feeding 2,000 guests. Wait… 2,000 guests??? I wonder if those were actual guests or just specatators who wanted to say they saw this unusual union.


Putting the ‘milli’ back in Milli Vanilli… (and by Vanilli, I mean ‘pede’)

The only millipede that lives up to its name was rediscovered recently and it sure gives me the willies.

This millipede has more than 600 legs, about twice the average millipede — despite the name which means “thousand-legged.” Of the estimated 10,000 species, only one, I. plenipes, comes close to living up to its name and thrives only in California.

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Love is senile

A moden day Harold and Maude! (one of my all time favorite films)
A 33 year old man in Malaysia has married a 104 year old woman. While it was his first marriage, it was her 21st.

“I am not after her money, as she is poor,” Muhamad reportedly said. “Before meeting Wook, I never stayed in one place for long.”

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Paris a Saint? Not in my life time.

I can’t imagine I am the only person who finds it impious that Paris Hilton might be playing Mother Theresa.

British web site Life Style Extra is reporting that Indian director T. Rajeevnath will be taking a trip across the world to try to convince socialite-turned-actress Paris Hilton to star in his feature biopic of the late humanitarian Mother Theresa.

I suppose I am just feeding the hype by posting this, but I am just flabbergasted. I am not even a Christian for crying out loud and I find this blasphemous and just plain wrong.


Have you met 401?

6-foot-4, of German heritage, has a master’s degree, is athletic and is very close to his mother,” does this sound like the ideal man to bear offspring with? According to 11 different women who selected donor 401 from a sperm bank in Virginia, the answer is an absolute Yes!.

Some women have their book clubs, and others belong to professional groups. Some connect in therapy and others through sororities. But here is a relatively new connection: a group of 11 sharp, educated and independent women brought together by one man’s sperm.

And thanks to Wendy Kramer (who also reared a child through sperm donation), they now have a place to meet, talk and create a modern day family tree. She and her son started the site where people could sign up to meet their half-siblings, other mothers that had children from the same donor and in some rare cases, even the donor themselves.

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Don’t eat your brother

This is a rather disturbing story: Boy had fetus in stomach

Doctors in Bangladesh say they have removed a long-dead foetus (that is ‘fetus’ for us American English speakers) from the abdomen of a teenage boy who was complaining of stomach pains.

Eek eek! I guess the locals were told that a boy gave birth and they all rushed to the hospital to see.

That reminds me of a story I heard a long time ago about an old woman who went to the doctor complaining of abdominal pain and supposedly they found she had been carrying around the skeleton of a near term fetus for a decade.

Jeez – I hope I don’t come down with any abdominal pains anytime soon – sheesh!

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Summer treat gone terribly wrong

Snapple created a 17.5 tons popsicle to promote their new line of frozen treats. Turns out that popsicles do not last too long in the Manhattan summer heat. Giant Popsicle Melts, Floods New York Park.

“What was unsettling was that the fluid just kept coming,” Stuart Claxton of the Guinness Book of World Records told the Daily News. “It was quite a lot of fluid. On a hot day like this, you have to move fast.”

What a mess!