Month: February 2013

Absurd News | No cats in the strip club!

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.

Baltimore spends $585,000 on a study of how to save money
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-02-16/news/bs-md-sun-investigates-city-consultant-20130215_1_city-employee-andrew-kleine-project-manager

More than 20% of Norwegians tuned in to watch a 12-hour extravaganza about firewood
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/my-fireplace-rules-reality-tv-show-lights-passions-20130220-2equi.html

Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/22/texas-bans-shooting-immigrants-from-helicopters/

China bans reincarnation without government permission
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2007/08/22/china-bans-reincarnation-_n_61444.html

Steven Seagal sued for driving tank into Arizona home, killing puppy
http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2011/08/31/actor-steven-seagal-sued-for-driving-tank-into-arizona-home-killing-puppy/

Florida man calls 911 after his cat is denied entry to strip club
http://elitedaily.com/elite/2012/florida-man-arrested-calling-911-cat-denied-entry-strip-club/

Oklahoma man burns to death, Sheriff not ruling out spontaneous combustion
http://www.newson6.com/story/21236194/sequoyah-county-sheriffs-office-investigating

Area man struggles with how to use his free Mardi Gras boob job
http://www.boiseweekly.com/Cobweb/archives/2013/02/19/andy-thompson-struggles-with-how-to-use-his-free-mardi-gras-boob-job

Boy who ate walls gets “Inedible Bedroom”
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/02/20/boy-who-ate-walls-gets-inedible-bedroom/

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Absurd News | Heart Attack Grill lives up to its name

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.

Zoo hires famed pianist to sexually arouse tortoises
http://www.punditpress.com/2013/02/zoo-hires-famed-pianist-to-sexually.html

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the CDC announces an ongoing, severe epidemic of STDs
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/02/happy-valentines-day-cdc-announces-ongoing-severe-epidemic/62124/

Heart Attack Grill spokesman who ate their regularly dies of a heart attack, right outside the restaurant
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/feb/11/heart-attack-grill-spokesman-dies-heart-attack/

Joe Biden announces he’s “not running for the papacy”
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/11/biden-says-hes-not-running-for-the-papacy/

CNN anchor asks if DA14, the asteroid passing Earth right now, was caused by global warming
http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/cnn-anchor-asks-if-approaching-asteroid-was-caused-by-global-warming/

Absurd News | Iranian Toy Air Force

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.

Woman fined for bedazzling her court-ordered ankle monitor
http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/8/3966790/rebecca-gallanagh-fined-for-ankle-bracelet-fake-diamonds

North Korea’s propaganda video that featured Call of Duty footage taken off YouTube Following Activision copyright complaint
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21351051

666 on tax form makes man quit job to save soul
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130206/NEWS06/302060176?nclick_check=1

Iran shows off new stealth fighter jet, aviation experts mock it as fake. Iran shows new jet flying, turns out to be a toy.
http://theaviationist.com/2013/02/02/iran-new-stealth-fighter/#.URbkDaVEF8E

Super Bowl:
Article posted just before the Superbowl: “The Superdome Scores a Touchdown for Energy Efficiency”
http://theenergycollective.com/sbattaglia/180236/superdome-scores-touchdown-energy-efficiency

Ray Lewis cried after watching ‘SNL’ skit about him crying
http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2013/01/28/ray-lewis-cry-saturday-night-live/1872843/

JELL-O sent out truckloads of “Consolation Pudding” to depressed 49ers fans in San Franciso
http://www.businessinsider.com/jell-o-is-sending-pudding-to-sad-49ers-fans-2013-2

Absurd News | Frank Sinatra’s spaghetti-throwing obsession

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.

Publisher of BitTorrent for Dummies Suing BitTorrent Users for Illegally Sharing For Dummies Books
http://www.writerswrite.com/blog/110120112

China’s smog is so thick they can’t even tell when a factory goes up in flames
http://www.news.com.au/world/factory-fire-went-unnoticed-for-3-hours-amid-china-smog/story-fndir2ev-1226554710072

Man Shot in the Eye Says Worst Part of His Week Was WWE Royal Rumble Outcome 
http://www.manolith.com/2013/01/30/man-shot-in-the-eye-says-the-worst-part-of-his-week-was-wwe-royal-rumble-outcome-video/

WikiLeaks film script leaked to WikiLeaks
http://news.yahoo.com/assange-wikileaks-film-script-leaked-wikileaks-221839919.html

New Jersey city runs out of cash for gun buyback program
http://rt.com/usa/news/gun-buyback-program-weapons-031/

Special thanks to Alyssa Bianchi for these two:
It recently came out that Frank Sinatra liked to throw spaghetti at women
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/30/pia-zadora-frank-sinatra-spaghetti-video_n_2586355.html

Hitler’s Toilet Turns Up In New Jersey Auto Repair Station
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/01/hitlers-toilet-new-jersey-auto-repair-station_n_2592902.html