Month: October 2012

Absurd News | Sunscreen fire!

Every Friday I share my favorite absurd news articles of the past week. They highlight the absurd, hilarious, and just plain weird people and situations from around the world. I typically try to stick to American news, but I usually end up posting a few articles from other countries too. I also try to stay away from celebrity news and politically-driven stories.

Man Interrupts His Own Funeral
http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_21839842/man-interrupts-own-funeral-brazil

Obama ‘Offended The Bayonet Community’ With ‘Horses And Bayonets’ Comment

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/23/obama-offend-bayonet-community-horses_n_2005868.html

9-year-old Costumed Girl Mistaken for a Skunk and Shot in Western PA 

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/police-costumed-pa-girl-mistaken-skunk-shot

Banana Boat Recalls Sunscreen After Reports of People Catching on Fire

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1274390–banana-boat-recalls-sunscreen-after-reports-of-people-catching-on-fire

Hamster Placed In Police Protective Custody Following DUI Stop 

http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2012/10/18/hamster-placed-in-police-protective-custody-following-dui-stop/

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Absurd News | Simpsons Did It?

Every Friday I share my favorite absurd news articles of the past week. They highlight the absurd, hilarious, and just plain weird people and situations from around the world. I typically try to stick to American news, but I usually end up posting a few articles from other countries too. I also try to stay away from celebrity news and politically-driven stories.

Teen Girls’ Fight Over Fart Ends in Death
http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/144731/teen_girls_fight_over_fart

‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ author files for bankruptcy

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/49393384#.UIANIMXMj31

Student blocked from homecoming over library book

http://www.fox4now.com/news/local/174301151.html

City removes actual fork in the road

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/18/us/irpt-fork-road/index.html?hpt=hp_bn1 

Father stabs son over last beer 

http://www2.wjhl.com/news/2012/oct/15/father-stabs-son-over-last-beer-ar-2285107/

Metal Fragment Fears Prompt Mini-Wheats Recall

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/10/10/metal-fragment-fears-prompt-mini-wheats-recall/ (Simpsons did it)

Absurd News | Meth labs, bear spray, and more!

Every Friday I share my favorite absurd news articles of the past week. They highlight the absurd, hilarious, and just plain weird people and situations from around the world. I typically try to stick to American news, but I usually end up posting a few articles from other countries too. I also try to stay away from celebrity news and politically-driven stories.

Elderly couple literally tear down walls looking for beeping noise, which turned out to be a smoke alarm in a drawer
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-19921055

Lunch lady in trouble for cooking food that is “too good”

http://www.thelocal.se/43656/

Teacher says student spiked her coffee with butt-enhancing pills

http://www.wlbt.com/story/19736380/teacher-ellen-vick-says-someone-spiked-her-coffee-with-butt-enhancing-pills

Man arrested for running meth lab in truck. The kicker? The truck was labeled “meth lab”

http://www.wbir.com/rss/article/237447/2/Truck-with-Meth-Lab-inscription-turns-out-to-be-just-that

Disabled woman fends off 13 intruders after her marijuana… with bear spray

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/10/03/disabled-woman-wards-off-13-intruders-with-bear-spray/

Absurd News | Burglar dogs, Maple syrup escorts, naked ramblers and more!

Every Friday I share my favorite absurd news articles of the past week. They highlight the absurd, hilarious, and just plain weird people and situations from around the world. I typically try to stick to American news, but I usually end up posting a few articles from other countries too. I also try to stay away from celebrity news and politically-driven stories.

Man gets call from burglar… who turns out to be his dog
http://thedailyedge.thejournal.ie/phonecall-dog-burglar-623377-Oct2012/

Woman crashes into 77-year old man’s truck, then punches him

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/jupiter-woman-accused-of-punching-77-year-old-man-/nSTSG/

Rick Santorum wants to kill, eat Big Bird

http://www.salon.com/2012/10/05/rick_santorum_wants_to_kill_eat_big_bird/

Allowing Women To Drive Would Mean No More Virgins, Saudi Arabia Religious Council Says

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/12/02/saudi-arabia-women-drivers-no-more-virgins-homosexuals-kamal-subhi-arab-majilis-porn_n_1125642.html

Maple syrup delivery gets police escort

http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/10/03/maple-syrup-delivery-gets-police-escort/

Police confiscate 1600 daisies in “biggest outdoor marijuana bust” in city’s history

http://calgarysun.com/2012/10/02/whoops-a-daisy-significant-outdoor-bust-in-lethbridge-history-wasnt-weed

Hate Crimes In Canada: Someone Leaves Bacon On Mosque Doorstep

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Port+Coquitlam+Islamic+centre+targeted+vandals/7333481/story.html

Naked Rambler: The UK’s oddest legal stand-off

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19625542