Month: December 2012

Absurd News | Super Post!

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.

Today’s my last day of work for the semester so I’m going to do my Friday post early. After this week I may go on hiatus until next semester, depending on how exciting my winter break is. So here we go! SUPER POST THURSDAY!

Man wears 70 items of clothing at airport to avoid baggage charge
http://www.digitalspy.com/odd/news/a445584/man-wears-70-items-of-clothing-at-airport-to-avoid-baggage-charge.html

School cafeteria worker fired for feeding needy student
http://fox2now.com/2012/12/13/school-cafeteria-worker-fired-for-feeding-needy-student/

CIA officially denies trying to erase a letter from the Russian alphabet
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/12/17/cia-officially-denies-that-it-is-trying-to-erase-a-letter-from-the-russian-alphabet/

Sock thief at large in Japan
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/14/sock-thief-still-at-large-in-japan/

Instagram users appalled to find out that Instagram is a business
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/12/12/ads_coming_to_instagram_users_appalled_to_learn_facebook_is_a_business.html

“Please don’t set other fans’ hair on fire” Oldham begs their supporters
http://metro.co.uk/2012/12/15/oldham-beg-their-supporters-to-stop-setting-fire-to-rival-fans-hair-3317758/

Virtual boyfriend AI goes rogue, becomes terrible boyfriend
http://thephoenix.com/boston/recroom/148479-boyfriend-maker-101-we-have-met-the-boyfriend-an/

Man kicked out of tournament for looking like Jesus
http://fox8.com/2012/12/13/report-man-kicked-out-of-tournament-for-looking-like-jesus/

Jesse Ventura suspects a conspiracy on his show about conspiracies
http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/12/jesse-ventura-suspects-a-conspiracy-about-his-show-about-conspiracies/266361/#

School plays Bieber’s “Baby” as fundraiser, students pay to have it stop
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/15/school-plays-bieber_n_1150920.html

FOLLOW-UPS!

The White House has responded to that Death Star petition
http://www.space.com/18904-white-house-to-respond-to-death-star-petition.html

Remember that huge maple syrup heist a while back? 3 suspects have been arrested.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/18/world/americas/maple-syrup-heist/index.html

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Absurd News | A Presidential Dinosaur

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.

A dinosaur has been named after the President. “Obamadon” 
http://news.sky.com/story/1024299/obamadon-dinosaur-named-after-us-president?f=ob

Polish man mistakes hot iron for phone 
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/14/man_mistakes_iron_for_mobile_phone/

Smugglers Are Literally Shooting Drugs Out Cannons Towards the US 
http://news.yahoo.com/smugglers-literally-shooting-drugs-cannons-towards-us-045502893.html

North Korea in financial trouble after blowing $100 million on tributes to dead leader Kim Jong-il 
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/12/06/north-korea-in-financial-trouble-after-blowing-100-million-on-tributes-to-dead-leader-kim-jong-il/

Ku Klux Klan protests Westboro Baptist Church 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/klu-klux-klan-protests-westboro-baptist-church-video/2011/05/31/AGgoiPFH_blog.html

Man claims lost drug money and asked authorities to write him an excuse note so a Tucson cartel wouldn’t kill him. 
http://www.jdnews.com/in-other-news/man-loses-drug-money-asks-tucson-police-for-help-1.59781

Lone monkey wearing coat found wandering in Ikea
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/12/09/toronto-monkey-ikea.html

Absurd News | Vampire Warning!

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.

Ambulance gets ‘booted’ while paramedics tend to emergency
http://www.wwltv.com/news/eyewitness/brendanmccarthy/Ambulance-gets-booted-while-tending-to-emergency-181631351.html

The Pope’s tweets are official Church doctrine

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/12/the-popes-tweets-are-official-church-doctrine

Western Serbia issues Vampire warning, garlic sales increase

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Vampire_fears_boost_garlic_sales

Saggy pants in court? 3 days in jail.

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/oh_lorain/judge-gives-lorain-man-3-days-in-jail-for-wearing-saggy-pants-in-court

CBS affiliate bans all news stories about Lindsay Lohan

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/liz-dick-star-lindsay-lohan-396422