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Toddler shreds more than $1,000 in cash
A toddler in Utah was a little too helpful when he shredded more than $1,000 that his parents were saving.
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october 2018 by amerberg
Dog in the race? Pooch barred from race for Kansas governor
Man's best friend can't contend: Kansas election officials put the brakes on a dog's campaign for governor.
odd  from twitter_favs
february 2018 by amerberg
Woman Sees Trump's Face In Her Tub Of Butter
A woman wrote to a TV station in Missouri this weekend that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared to her — in butter, according to KSDK.
trump  2016  odd  food  dairy 
august 2016 by amerberg
Newfoundland woman calls 911 over pizza cheese Add to ...
An upset Newfoundlander called 911 to report her pizza didn’t have enough cheese, police say.
dairy  food  emergency  odd  canada 
june 2016 by amerberg
Stealing bees a crime; putting hive in car not criminal, police say
A police investigation has been started after a swarm of bees was discovered inside the trunk of a vehicle in Fitchburg.
cars  bees  crime  odd 
june 2016 by amerberg
Stressed-out guy decides to become a goat
A stressed-out Brit was so fed with the hassles of modern life that he decided to become a hillbilly – as in a mountain goat.
animals  odd  stress 
may 2016 by amerberg
Somehow this car was driven up a telephone pole
Hover cars have not been invented yet, but that didn't stop a vehicle from getting vertical in Belmont on Friday morning.
cars  odd 
may 2016 by amerberg
China Bans Women From Suggestively Eating Bananas Online
China has banned live-streaming services from showing "inappropriate" material, including videos of women eating bananas.
fruits  china  internet  video  odd 
may 2016 by amerberg
These unlucky people have names that break computers
An unlucky few have names that can utterly confuse computers, and it makes their life online quite the headache. Why does it happen?
internet  odd 
march 2016 by amerberg
Tokyo kids wear turd hats and jump into giant loo to learn how toilets work
Yes, this is now happening in a Tokyo museum: an interactive exhibition about poop, toilets and all that sort of thing. Even space toilets are featured. A
november 2015 by amerberg
Former London Zoo meerkat expert fined for glassing monkey-handler in row over llama-keeper
A meerkat expert who attacked a monkey handler in a row over a llama keeper has been ordered to pay £800 in compensation. Former zoologist Caroline Westlake, 30, glassed Kate Sanders – a monkey handler and ex-girlfriend of her boyfriend Adam Davies – at a Christmas party at London Zoo. Westlake hit Ms Sanders in the face with a wine glass after she overheard her making derogatory comments about her appearance in the toilets at the Prince Albert Suite earlier that evening, Westminster Magistrate’s Court heard.
animals  odd 
october 2015 by amerberg
Ingenious postman in Ireland manages to deliver letter addressed to 'that boy with the glasses'
An ingenious Irish postman has successfully delivered a letter addressed simply to “that boy with the glasses” in a town in County Donegal.
july 2015 by amerberg
Treadmill Bike
Take your favourite gym workout outside
july 2015 by amerberg
Man jailed for crimes of person he was impersonating
It's bad enough having to give a false name to police, it's worse giving the name of a wanted person.
crime  odd 
june 2015 by amerberg
MPA - Solving one problem at a time together
mathematicians  politics  australia  odd 
june 2015 by amerberg
In Greatest Promotion Ever, Drunk Skateboard-Riding Taco Crashes Into Car
The headline really says it all, but let's elaborate, because this is amazing: A drunk dude in a taco suit rode a skateboard off the Williamsburg Bridge's
marketing  food  cars  odd 
april 2015 by amerberg
North American Vexillological Association
Welcome / Bienvenue Founded in 1967, the North American Vexillological Association / Association nord-américaine de vexillologie is a United States and Canadian bi-national, non-profit, scholarly organization dedicated to the study of flags and their cultural, historical, political, and...
march 2015 by amerberg
A Berkeley note to Wall Street Journal thief gets results
The note posted by Richard Nagler addressed to the person who had been stealing his copy of the Wall Street Journal on and off for ten years. Photo: Marty Schiffenbauer. Click to enlarge[/...
crime  Berkeley  odd 
march 2015 by amerberg
Dole Japan Claims Banana is the First Edible Wearable
Device displays time, heart rate, inspirational messages, and can be eaten post-race.
fruits  odd  humor 
february 2015 by amerberg
Video: California Man Walks Into Bear While Texting
What more can we say about distracted texters? KTLA caught footage of this unwary gentleman nearly stepping on top of a black bear meandering through ...
video  bear  animals  text  odd 
january 2015 by amerberg
Police warned angry goat on roof 'only respects one man'
A routine patrol took an unexpected turn for a police in Gresham, Oregon, when they spotted a goat stuck on a roof.
animals  police  odd 
november 2014 by amerberg
Pig in Australia Steals 18 Beers from Campers, Gets Drunk, Fights Cow
Craig ONeal, Flickr Forget crocodiles and snakes, the real animal threat in Australia is wild pigs. At least if you’re camping. At a campground in Western Australia over the weekend, a feral pig guzzled down 18 beers that had been left out improperly secured. And just like anyone 18 beers in at a rural dive bar, the pig got big-headed and decided to start a fight with a cow, resulting in the cow chasing the pig around a car. “In the middle of the night these people camping opposite us heard a noise, so they got their torch out and shone it on the pig and there he ...
animals  alcohol  odd 
october 2014 by amerberg
Monkey’s selfie cannot be copyrighted, US regulators say
Selfie by macaca nigra monkey is public domain, not owned by nature photographer.
copyright  animals  photo  odd  natural 
august 2014 by amerberg
Now Hiring: Hotel 'Duck Master'?
The Peabody Orlando is looking to fill one of the most unique jobs in the hospitality industry: duck master. The lucky new hire will be in charge of overseeing the hotel's five mallards, parading them through the lobby twice a day and informing guests about the duck's daily lives.
jobs  animals  birds  travel  odd 
august 2014 by amerberg
New York's "sandwich tax" might be the greatest fraud ever played on New Yorkers if you don't count the ones that involve rent or drugs.
law  food  words  odd 
august 2014 by amerberg
Here's Why Republicans Should Not Be Getting into Burning Man
Tax-hater and Congressional bully Grover Norquist just announced that he's attending Burning Man, which is ironic, because the festival is about as bureaucratic as the US government itself.
Republicans  tax  odd  culture 
august 2014 by amerberg
ManServants Startup Is Not a Joke and It's Not a Gigolo Service
A San Francisco startup sees a market for a manservants business that's strictly PG.
sf  startup  business  gender  odd  culture 
july 2014 by amerberg
Baseball Player Says He Doesn’t Watch Baseball Because It’s ‘Too Long and Boring’
Washington Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon says what we all think.
sports  odd 
july 2014 by amerberg
Berkeley’s Most Lovable Weirdos
Berkeley eccentrics are not like SF eccentrics. The most unconventional residents of this East Bay city tend to have a lot more political gusto, are more concentrated in a particular area…
Berkeley  people  odd 
july 2014 by amerberg
George W. Bush: Press Briefing by Scott McClellan
The American Presidency Project contains the most comprehensive collection of resources pertaining to the study of the President of the United States. Compiled by John Woolley and Gerhard Peters
bush  politics  friendship  odd 
july 2014 by amerberg
beaches are more popular on sunny days
science  odd  weather  australia 
july 2014 by amerberg
Leading scientist ejected by audience after 'trying to crowd surf' at classical music concert
A leading scientist was ejected by fellow audience members during a performance of Handel’s Messiah after he took the director’s invitation to “clap and whoop” to the music a step too f
science  music  odd 
june 2014 by amerberg
Court: $1.8M House Built on Park Must Be Removed
A developer who mistakenly built a $1.8 million waterfront house on parkland has been ordered to remove it.
june 2014 by amerberg
663 – Crimea River: Painting Putin Pouting
Political cartooning, curious cartography and questionable punning all rolled into one: what's not to love about an artwork like <em>Crimea River</em>? The photorealist painting shows a pouting Putin, shedding a crocodile tear in the shape of Crimea, the Ukrainian region illegally annexed by Russia last ...
maps  water  odd  humor 
june 2014 by amerberg
At the World Pun Championships, Victory Is Easier Said Than Punned
After Ben Ziek won big at the 2013 world pun championships, his life didn't change. He kept the same job he's had for 13 years, as a night auditor at the Burbank Airport Marriott. He gets in at 11 p.m., helps balance the books, does wake-up calls and deals with...
language  odd  humor 
june 2014 by amerberg
At Least One Victim ‘Tickled’ in Overnight Brighton Home Invasions
Boston police are investigating three Brighton home invasions during which at least one victim was ‘tickled’ by an intruder.
boston  crime  odd 
june 2014 by amerberg
One 2016 Presidential Candidate Will Run on A “Zombie-Powered” Platform. And He’s from Mass.
When does mocking the American political system go too far? Perhaps when a guy who runs on a platform of “zombie apocalypse awareness” says he’s aiming for a White House win in 2016.
politics  2016  odd  apocalypse 
may 2014 by amerberg
The Los Angeles Review of Cups |
A review of Chipotle's "Cultivating Thought: Author Series"
books  restaurants  food  foodies  odd 
may 2014 by amerberg
So, There’s a Human Zoo in Norway
In Norway, two artists seem to think there’s no better way to celebrate the 200th birthday of their country’s constitution than by setting up a human zoo.
people  animals  art  odd 
may 2014 by amerberg
I Just Ate Fruit for the First Time and It Kind of Sucked
People drop things on the Internet and run all the time. So we have to ask. In this edition, writer and editor Joe Veix tells us more about what it was like to
fruits  people  food  odd 
may 2014 by amerberg
Teens Taking Cabbages On Leashes For Walks (UPDATED)
This is the pet for you if you want to get a head. Photo agency Europics claimed last week that teenagers photographed at Beijing's Midi Music Festival "walking" cabbages on leashes were doing so as a means to cope with loneliness and de...
vegetables  odd  art 
may 2014 by amerberg
‘Methane backpacks’ capture cow farts, turn them into green fuel
From Yahoo Small Business Advisor: Argentina's INTA governmental research body has developed cow backpacks that trap the methane they produce in order to turn it into green energy.
animals  methane  climate  agriculture  odd  technology 
may 2014 by amerberg
Whale Washes Up In New Jersey, Gets Graffiti Tag
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A dead Minke whale that washed ashore in New Jersey suffered some further indignity: someone tagged it with graffiti.
animals  death  odd 
may 2014 by amerberg
Thick as Thieves - Man who stole £2.5k e-bike phones owner for help in recharging it - the website for pedal powered people. Road cycling news, Bike reviews, Commuting, Leisure riding, Sportives and more
cycling  crime  odd 
april 2014 by amerberg
Missing Neb. boy, 3, found in toy claw machine
A 3-year-old boy who went missing Monday evening was found inside a toy claw machine in a bowling alley.
children  odd 
april 2014 by amerberg
Framingham woman charged in apple attack
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Framingham woman is facing charges after prosecutors say she pelted her husband with apples during an argument.
fruits  violence  relationships  odd 
april 2014 by amerberg
21 Things You’d Be Surprised You Can Actually Mail
1) Write address. 2) Adhere postage. 3) Give someone the best damn day ever...
usps  odd 
april 2014 by amerberg
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