Month: March 2013

Absurd News | Flapjack Injuries

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 accused of using water cup to drink soda at McDonald’s charged with felony
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/man-accused-of-using-water-cup-to-drink-soda-at-mcdonalds-charged-with-felony

TSA agent mistakes pepper spray for laser pointer, sprays five coworkers
http://boingboing.net/2013/03/28/tsa-screener-finds-pepper-spra.html

Man stages knife attack to impress first date, it backfires
http://www.independent.ie/world-news/americas/man-stages-fake-knife-attack-to-impress-on-first-date-29158885.html

Frito-Lay announces “Locos Tacos Doritos” based on flavor from Dorito-flavored Taco Bell tacos
http://www.geekosystem.com/doritos-locos-tacos-chips/

Illinois man arrested in NJ with $200,000 in stolen Wisconsin cheese (21 tons)
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/03/man_arrested_in_nj_with_200k_i.html

Actress Tilda Swinton to sometimes sleep in glass box at NY MoMA
http://www.vulture.com/2013/03/swinton-to-sometimes-sleep-in-glass-box-at-moma.html

Canadian man discovers knife in back 3 years after he was stabbed
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/canadian-man-finds-knife-in-back-3-years-after-he-was-stabbed/2013/03/22/b8214ba8-92fc-11e2-8e33-9cc6c739d012_story.html

School bans triangle-shaped flapjacks after injury
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/school-in-essex-bans-triangle-shaped-flapjacks-after-pupil-is-hurt-8548084.html

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Absurd News | Thieves, Everywhere!

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.

This week thievery was quite popular!

Ohio prosecutor seeks death penalty for Punxsutawney Phil after bad forecast
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/03/21/ohio-prosecutor-seeks-death-penalty-for-punxsutawney-phil-after-bad-forecast/

Thieves refuse to steal phone because it isn’t a smartphone
http://www.news.com.au/national-news/nsw-act/young-nsw-robbers-reject-non-smart-phone/story-fndo4bst-1226599072464

Thief steals Chinese delivery car, continues to make deliveries
http://articles.courant.com/2012-11-11/community/hc-chinese-delivery-car-stolen-1112-20121111_1_chinese-food-deliveries-car-thief

Thieves steal an entire bridge
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-309464-thieves-steal-entire-bridge-in-western-turkey.html

Teen shoots himself in groin, blames ninjas
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/17/17344908-report-teen-shoots-himself-in-groin-blames-ninjas

Eating chicken makes kids gay, top Colombian model says
http://now.msn.com/natalia-paris-says-that-eating-chicken-can-make-kids-gay

Absurd News | Real-World Batman

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.

7-year-old suspended for biting Pop Tart into gun shape
http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/03/02/7-year-old-suspended-for-biting-pop-tart-into-gun-shape-53218
Update: School offers counseling for those affected by this atrocity:

http://www.loweringthebar.net/2013/03/update-ii-school-offers-counseling-for-students-troubled-by-pastry-gun-incident.html

Cyclists do not emit more carbon than cars, State Legislator admits
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/05/173523998/cyclists-do-no-emit-more-carbon-than-cars-state-legislator-admits

Unpaid $16 Buffalo Wild Wings bill leads to high-speed car chase, arrest
http://www.freep.com/article/20130306/NEWS01/130306008/dine-and-dash-high-speed-chase

Failed suicide bomber wakes up in hospital and mistakes nurses for the promised virgins
http://www.loweringthebar.net/2013/03/update-ii-school-offers-counseling-for-students-troubled-by-pastry-gun-incident.html

Iran deploys snipers to fight giant rats
http://www.dailytech.com/Iran+Deploys+Snipers+to+Combat+CatSized+Mutant+Rats/article30050.htm

Batman brings suspect in to police station
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-21654930

Drunk, pantsless woman tries to run from police on power wheels truck
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/woman-elude-cops-child-toy-truck-article-1.1280693#ixzz2MmpeBmMZ

Absurd News | New twist on "dog attacks"

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 “marijuana cannon” was used to fire drugs over the border between the US and Mexico
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/27/marijuana-cannon-us-border-seized-mexico

Man fakes robbery to avoid telling his wife he blew $1K at a strip club
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/25/jesus-mata-not-robbed-strip-club_n_2761692.html

Police discover Pepsi vending machine that has been selling malt liquor for months
http://dcist.com/2013/02/pepsi_machine_found_to_be_vending_m.php

Pat Robertson says demons may have attached themselves to sweaters from goodwill shops (sorry Macklemore)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EDpp9UWVjsQ

Dog shoots Florida man with “unloaded” gun
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/26/dog-shoots-florida-man-with-unloaded-gun/

Black police officer faces charges for not investigating racial taunts against himself
http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/02/26/black_police_officer_faces_charges_for_not_investigating_racial_taunts_against_himself.html

Hockey coach jailed for 15 days after tripping 13-year-old player during post-game handshake
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/02/27/b-c-hockey-coach-jailed-for-15-days-for-tripping-13-year-old-during-post-game-handshake/

That’s it for this week, have a good weekend!