Monday, December 5, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Frosty the snowman arrested in Maryland


CHESTERTOWN, Md. (AP) — Who says "Frosty the Snowman" has to be jolly?

A man in a "Frosty the Snowman" costume was arrested Saturday during the annual Christmas parade in Chestertown, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He's accused of scuffling with police and kicking at a police dog.

Sgt. John A. Dolgos tells The Star Democrat of Easton that 52-year-old Kevin Michael Walsh became agitated when a dog-handling officer tried to escort him away from the crowd.

Walsh told The Associated Press that he has dressed as Frosty in the parade for at least 10 years. He says he was wrongfully arrested. He says an officer hassled him after he remarked about the police dog's presence. He says he became agitated only after getting arrested.

Walsh was released on his own recognizance.

Photo and story by the Associated Press

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ore. man delays Iraq lawn-chair balloon flight


-Associated Press

Oregon's "lawn-chair balloonist" has put off his flight in Iraq until next year.

Kent Couch made headlines worldwide in 2008 when he flew a lawn chair supported by more than 150 helium-filled party balloons from the parking lot of the gas station he owns in Bend, Ore., to an Idaho field 235 miles east.

He had planned another balloon flight Tuesday in Baghdad along with Iraqi daredevil Fareed Lafta.

But a statement Monday from spokesman Mark Knowles says the two have delayed the flight until March to accommodate a number of groups that want to use it to raise awareness of the plight of Iraqi orphans.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Endangered Rhino takes a Hellicopter ride



The black rhino is shown being transported in a helicopter ride which allows the rhino to easily travel across difficult terrain. The rhino was given an anecdote before traveling.


To see more photos of the Rhino click HERE.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pumpkin found growing in a pear tree




An Iowa couple have discovered an eerie presence in their pear tree, just in time for the approaching Halloween season.

Des Moines television station KCCI (http://bit.ly/p3VYpL ) reports that Phil and JaNelle Lovely recently discovered a pumpkin that appears to be growing in the tree at their Greenfield home, 50 miles southwest of Des Moines.

They say they have no idea how the pumpkin ended up in their tree, but it appears to be the work of Mother Nature. A nearby garden vine climbed the tree, giving the now-green pumpkin the appearance of having sprouted from one the tree's branches.

JaNelle Lovely says people have been stopping by to see the suspended pumpkin since it was discovered on Labor Day. She's hoping it remains in the tree until it turns orange.


















Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Giant crocodile captured alive in Philippines


MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Villagers and veteran hunters have captured a one-ton saltwater crocodile which they plan to make the star of a planned ecotourism park in a southern Philippine town, an official said Monday.

Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde said dozens of villagers and experts ensnared the 21-foot (6.4-meter) male crocodile along a creek in Bunawan township in Agusan del Sur province after a three-week hunt. It could be one of the largest crocodiles to be captured alive in recent years, he said, quoting local crocodile experts.

Elorde said the crocodile killed a water buffalo in an attack witnessed by villagers last month and was also suspected of having attacked a fisherman who went missing in July.

He said he sought the help of experts at a crocodile farm in western Palawan province.

"We were nervous but it's our duty to deal with a threat to the villagers," Elorde told The Associated Press by telephone. "When I finally stood before it, I couldn't believe my eyes."

After initial sightings at a creek, the hunters set four traps, which the crocodile destroyed. They then used sturdier traps using steel cables, one of which finally caught the enormous reptile late Saturday, he said.

About 100 people had to pull the crocodile, which weighs about 2,370 pounds (1,075 kilograms), from the creek to a clearing where a crane lifted it into a truck, he said.

The crocodile was placed in a fenced cage in an area where the town plans to build an ecotourism park for species found in a vast marshland in Agusan, an impoverished region about 515 miles (830 kilometers) southeast of Manila, Elorde said.

"It will be the biggest star of the park," Elorde said, adding that villagers were happy that they would be able to turn the dangerous crocodile "from a threat into an asset."

Despite the catch, villagers remain wary because several crocodiles still roam the outskirts of the farming town of about 37,000 people.

They have been told to avoid venturing into marshy areas alone at night, Elorde said.

To read the full story and see a video click HERE.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A modern day tooth fairy? Man steals 8-foot whale tooth from Norway museum

The tooth fairy in disguise? No, just a simple tooth thief.

A man dressed in a black leather hat and a dark coat on Wednesday ran off with an eight-foot (2.5 meter) whale tooth from a museum in the Norwegian city Stavanger.

Museum official Atle Fiskaa says the tooth was more than 100 years old and valued at around $9,300. Fiskaa says the thief was between 40 and 50 years old and took off with the tooth together with a big, white dog that he had left outside the museum before entering.

The incident has been reported to police, who are searching for the thief.

-Associated Press

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Meet the 99-year-old video game master


Most people think that playing video games is for young children, however one 99 year old shatters the stereotype. Umeji Narisawa began playing in her 70's. She has been playing a few hours everyday since. To read the full article click HERE.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Balloon wedding gowns



To see more dresses made out of balloons click HERE.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Weird News Video

Baby name banned and a horse stuck in a swamp.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Oreo Artwork




Judith G. Klausner created cameos out of Oreo cookies.

To see the full slide show click HERE.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pottermania takes many forms

Farmer Top Pearcy designed a corn maze with two nearly identical Harry Potters. To see the full story click HERE.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Weirdest State Fair Foods in the U.S

Next time you are at a state fair look for weird foods like these.

Fried Jelly Beans

Pickle Pop

Fried White Castle Burger

Fried Butter

Cheeseburger slub Deep Fried Ice Cream

Mealworm covered Caramel Apple
State Fair foods continue to get more and more creative.
Hot Beef Sundae

Kool Aid Pickle

To see the full article click HERE.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The world’s craziest basketball court is in Munich

There is a basketball court in Germany that is about to blow your mind.

We're not sure, outside of displaying one's artistic integrity, why someone would choose to make a 3D-styled basketball court featuring lumps and lamps and all sorts of weirdness, but we do appreciate the results. Because it gives us an excuse to wonder what it would be like to play basketball on a court like this:


To see the full story, click HERE.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Remembering The 'Butter Cow Lady'

Lone house miraculously survives floods

Powerful waters surround Taya Voeller's North Dakota home, but inside it remains a dry oasis.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Defying gravity: Tokyo photographer 'levitates'

Photographer Natsumi Hayashi appears to be walking on air in her gravity-defying self-portraits.

To see more click HERE.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The ultimate family photo makeover

The popular blog, ManBabies.com, birthed the idea in 2009, turning photo submissions into mind-bending comic relief. But Ripke, an artist and commercial photographer, gave the concept a professional makeover (and added a few moms in the mix).

To see more click HERE.

Monday, June 20, 2011

BeautifulPeople.com suffers 'ugly invasion'

A social networking site for ''beautiful people'' has been hit by a ''Shrek'' virus which allowed tens of thousands of ''ugly'' applicants to sign up.

Members of BeautifulPeople.com must traditionally pass a strict ''rating'' stage where existing users vote on whether someone is attractive enough to be accepted into the online community.

But this screening process was brought down last month, allowing anyone to join, regardless of their looks.

To see the full article click HERE.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cicada Insect Ice Cream


Marcel Dicke: Why not eat insects?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pat Farmer: Pole to Pole Runner

Thousands of people seek opportunity to do humanitarian services. Pat Farmer, a former Australian politician, chose to run 21,000km from the North Pole to the South Pole in order to raise A$100 million for clean water programs.

For more information, check out the official Web site HERE.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

'Waving Dad' Pranks Son for Entire School Year

Surfing Madonna makes waves in the media

In Encinitas California, people are fighting to keep the artwork or 'graffiti' of the surfing Madonna. There are some who wish to remove her and locate her in an art museum, and others who would like the Madonna to stay. Since it is considered illegal, by law it should be removed but it has been controversial. People wish for the art, which took a lot of hours and skill, to stay because it beautifies the area.

According to the Associated Press, "Mayor James Bond has said the artwork is beautiful but leaving it in place would set a dangerous precedent and could encourage more illegal art in the city, which has a strong art community. He said the mosaic's religious connotations also have drawn complaints."

It seems that a miracle is needed to keep this art from being removed and lost.
For more information click HERE.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Queenie, the water-skiing elephant dies in her late 50's



The crowd pleasing Asian elephant was believed to be 58 or 59 years old. She has performed for audiences around the globe. Due to healthy problems the decision was made to euthanize, the beloved elephant 'Queenie.'

To see the full story click HERE.

NZ mourns death of Shrek the famously shaggy sheep

In this April 28, 2004 file, Shrek the 9-year-old merino wether is photographed before he has his fleece shorn at the Golden Gate Lodge in Cromwell, New Zealand. New Zealanders are mourning the loss of the country's most famous sheep. The shaggy icon named Shrek was renowned for avoiding being shorn for years. Shrek captured the public's imagination in 2004 after he evaded the annual shearing roundups for seven years by hiding in caves on his farm on the South Island. When finally found, he was clad in an astonishing 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of wool.

To see the full article click HERE.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Race For The Bathroom! Toilet Racing Is The Real 'Super Bowl'

When you gotta go, you gotta go -- fast!

Speed demons in Austria have given new meaning to the term "portable toilet" by adding wheels to commodes for a charity race.

In an event designed to raise awareness about chronic inflammatory bowel disease, racers including musicians, comedians and celebrities hopped on motorized toilets and swerved around cones in Michaelerplatz Square in Vienna, Oddity Central reports.

The bizarre event certainly drew attention, but toilet racing isn't as strange as it sounds, according to Michael Teitelbaum, author of "Weird Sports" (Beach Ball Books).

In fact, toilet racing is emblematic of an entire category of bizarre games that Teitelbaum dubs "athletics for non-athletes."


Courtesy of Aol.com

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dog nurses 2 ligers after tiger mom abandons them

A Chinese zoo official says two rare cubs born to a male lion and a female tiger are being nursed by a dog after they were abandoned by their mother.

To read more click HERE.

Watch Odd News.

Two brothers meet by chance in Hawaii, a thief with paws, and a chocolate suite.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Disney Inspired Eye Makeup


Tangled eye makeup

Nightmare Before Christmas eye makeup

Aladdin eye makeup

Alice in Wonderland eye makeup

To see the original article click HERE.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Princess’s ‘toilet seat’ hat sells for $131,000




The much-mocked hat worn by Princess Beatrice to Britain's royal wedding last month -- widely described as looking like a toilet seat — sold for $131,000 on eBay, charities which will benefit from the sale said.

To read more, click HERE.

Tiny people, big world

A slide show of small art in our big world.








To see the slide show click HERE.
To see more of Christopher Boffoli's work click HERE.