Weird News (Week of 06.20.10)

Weird News
To me, animals seem pretty gullible. Not just like how dogs always fall for the "pretend to throw a ball" trick either. I mean how whenever a superhero gets the ability to communicate with animals, the animals always do whatever he says. What, just because he now speaks your language you're suddenly willing to drop what you're doing and attack whoever he says? Some people have a lot nerve.

If I were a group of wandering badgers, and some human tried to boss me around, I'd just laugh and crawl back into my badger cave or wherever. Who are you to me? Some human who throws rubbish in the forest. Get lost.
 
But I guess I'm not a group of wandering badgers, so maybe I'll just keep my fat mouth shut.



WEIRD NEWS STORIES OF THE WEEK

Man Stabs Roommate Over Loud Sex With Homeless Woman
Police in South Carolina said a man allegedly stabbed his roommate during an argument about how loud he was being during sex with a homeless woman.

Investigators said the 58-year-old victim told them he had returned to his Myrtle Beach home to find his roommate [having] loud sex with a homeless woman, the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Sun News reported Tuesday.

The victim told police he waited outside of the apartment for a time before entering and confronting Shepherd. He said an argument broke out and the roommate stabbed him in the hand.
100 Dead Cats Found in Freezer
Social services has removed three children from a home in Jackson County where 100 dead cats were found in a nonfunctioning freezer. Sheriff Duane Waldera said filthy conditions and feces from another 17 live cats caused deputies to determine the house was unlivable.

Gabriella Bernabei said authorities are targeting her and her boyfriend because of their Wiccan religious beliefs. Bernabei said the cats were kept in the garage freezer because she planned to bury them. She said she was properly storing the carcasses until she could get to the burials.
Town Strongly Discourages Me From Visiting By Banning "Annoying Singing" In Public Areas
A South Carolina town is considering a measure that would add singing, whistling and hollering to a law banning annoying sounds on public streets.

The Sullivan Island Town Council's proposed law, which may be ratified in July, would make it illegal to sing, yell, shout, whistle hoot or holler on public streets if it is annoying nearby people, particularly between the hours of 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

The town code already bans crying, calling, shouting and using musical instruments if they are deemed annoying by people nearby.
Saudi Men & Women Convicted of "Mingling at Party"
Judicial officials say a Saudi court has convicted four women and 11 men for mingling at a party and sentenced them to flogging and prison terms.

The men, who are between 30 and 40 years old, and three of the women, who are under the age of 30, were sentenced to an unspecified number of lashes and one or two year prison terms each. The fourth woman, a minor, was sentenced to 80 lashes and was not sent to prison.
 
Saudi Arabia follows a strict interpretation of Islam that prohibits unrelated men and women from mingling.
Butter vs Margarine Debate Turns Violent
Police in Washington state said a 17-year-old girl allegedly attacked her brother with a knife-edged spatula during an argument about butter. Police said the 21-year-old man had approached his 17-year-old sister June 6 while she was making macaroni and cheese and asked if she was using real butter or margarine.

"They began to argue over the difference of real butter to margarine," Officer Carrie Knouf wrote in her report.

Knouf said the argument became a shoving match and the brother then claims his sister tried to cut his neck with the serrated knife edge of a barbecue spatula.

The girl, who was charged June 10 with fourth-degree assault, did not show up for a Wednesday hearing, authorities said. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.
Man Fails To Notice Gunshot Wound
Tracy Durham remembers hearing the pop. But the gunshot wound the Illinois man discovered after a neighbor asked about his limp? That was a surprise. The 48-year-old Durham told police he thinks he was shot by a friend during a party late Sunday at his home.

Police say Durham recalled calling the friend's girlfriend ugly. The Peoria man then heard a pop as he took a drink from a bottle of whiskey. But police say he felt no pain.

Durham told officers he went to sleep around 3 a.m. Monday and discovered the wound about four hours later.
Woman Falls Out Window, Falls Asleep
Police said a 30-year-old woman apparently fell out of a third-story window, landed on her parked car, and then walked into a neighbor's house, where she fell asleep on a couch for two hours. Lakemoor Police Chief Mike Marchese said family members believe the woman woke up before dawn Thursday and fell through the screen while opening a third-floor window.

Marchese said the woman bounced off the hood of her car, walked through a neighbor's open garage door and went into the house.

The neighbor found her asleep two hours later and called 911.

 

HILARIOUSLY OUTDATED NATIONAL DEFENSE WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

Cuban National Defense
I have to give Cuba credit: Using a mid-90s Geocities template for your national defense website is a bold move, to say the least. I can only assume this is some sort of masterful feint to try to draw out Cuba's enemies by allowing them to believe that nobody in the Cuban government can even use a computer properly (let alone fight a modern day war) sparking an invasion which the high-tech, computer literate Cuban military will easily be able to fight off while simultaneously making a counterattack on the offending nation and taking it over to increase the size of the Cuban Empire. Or something like that.
 
I'd go into specifics about what the site offers visitors, but I don't really speak Spanish, and also I'd assume that most of it is "top secret". I wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of the Cuban Defense Ministry's team of elite superhackers.
 
In conclusion: Cuba!
 
 

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ALL CAPS CUSTOMER REVIEW(S) OF THE WEEK


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LINK ROUNDUP

Intense Article About Snipers

Test: Can You Spot The Fake Smiles?


Top 10 Chinest Knockoffs

Why You Probably Shouldn't Get Budget Weight Loss Surgery In Tijuana

Awesome Article Cataloging The Plumbing Mafia's Attempted Takedown of Waterless Urinals

4 Reasons You Shouldn't Buy An Iphone 4

12 "Brilliant & Useful" (Read: Neat And/Or Pointless) Inventions

Interactive Gallery: How Different Animals See The World

 
 
And that's all!