News of the Weird: Sunday: October 23, 2011

Your Weird News for this Week

Welcome to Mad Mike’s America weekly installment of weird news for your Sunday reading.

Another weird week has passed. This is the time of the week Mad Mike’s America shares more tidbits of oddities and bizarre events we collect and bring to you,

It’s back! Another weird week has passed. This is the time of the week Mad Mike’s America shares more tidbits of oddities and bizarre events we collect and bring to you.

Assisted suicide machine for sale in Kevorkian auction

Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s “death machine will be among the items up for auction in an estate sale. The sale will be held October 28th. Included at the auction are his blue sweater, personal items, paperwork, and 13 paintings on display at the Alma Museum in Boston.

 

Kevorkian weird 102311

 

Fire Hero Inmates

Georgia officials are considering a plan to save money by putting prisoners in fire stations. Inmates would respond to all emergencies, including residential fires, alongside “traditional” firefighters, who would be trained to guard the inmates working with them. California has already employed incarcerated inmates to fight fires. Kansas is still consider whether to have inmates help fire fighting personnel.

 

Inmate weird 102311

 

Women’s bathrooms: fishing items out of the toilet depends on the value.

A survey asked women what items they would retrieve that they accidentally drop in the toilet. the survey found an item has to cost at least $75 before a woman will fish it out of the toilet. It’s weird: no one asked men what they would do.

Man wins dumpling eating contest… then dies.

How’s this for weird—and unfortunate? A Ukraine dumpling-eating contest to determine who could eat 10 dough balls most quickly ended suddenly when the 77-year-old champion keeled over and died. the winner, Ivan Mendel, who just won his prize (a one-liter jar of sour cream) began to feel ill. An unnamed witness told Interfax news agency, the old man got sick and fell to the ground. the ambulance arrived when he was already dead. the doctor said that he probably choked on vomit..

Bully for you!

Drinkers at a local pub in Ireland were enjoying their drinks until a bull rampaged the establishment. Patrons were dumbstruck as the animal sent barstools flying, demolished a pool table, and butted holes in the pubs walls. In a final act of defiance, the beast urinated on the floor. The owner barred the bull from the establishment.

Thief uses crane to steal Jeep.

In Northern Indiana, a thief used weird tactic to steal a car. He used a crane to lift a Jeep Wrangler off a car lot. Surveillance camera footage showed someone driving a truck carrying a crane onto the lot, circling around to park next to a 2008 Wrangler, clamped on to the room, put the jaws through both doors, and loaded the vehicle onto a trailer. The theft took approximately six minutes. The missing vehicle has not been found.

 

Jeep weird 102311

 

Eye-poppin’ weird

Kim Goodman of the U.S. can get her eyeballs to protrude nearly one-half inch beyond her eye sockets.

 

Eyeball weird 102311

 

Kids receive X-rated prizes from school district.

In Tallahassee, Florida, school administrators hoped to reward students for their A+ fund-raising efforts. They did. School administrators unwittingly gave the hard-working students X-rated gifts. School officials scrambled to collect more than 100 bracelets distributed to students involved in the fund-raising drive after pictures of naked women were found hidden beneath the bracelets’ cloth coverings. The district is continuing efforts to retrieve the” indecent prizes.” Only a handful were returned.

”I have ice cream in my pants.”

In Fort Pierce, Florida, Police in Florida said they arrested a man who allegedly stole an ice cream sandwich by concealing it in his pants. The arrest report indicates an assistant manager watched him as he walked across the street to the Dollar Tree store, as he walked he removed an ice cream sandwich from the front of his pants and began eating it.

 

Ice cream weird 102311

 

A new twist on the mile-high club.

A porn actor named Alex Torres, who moonlighted on weekends as an instructor at a skydiving business called Skydive Taft, videotaped himself having sex with a receptionist at the skydive school in a plane minutes before jumping in tandem. They continued the act and the video mid-air.

Home raided after ‘heroin for sale’ fliers posted

[Is this weird or unbelievably stupid. The latter, right?] Police raided a Portland, Oregon, home after fliers advertised drug sales at the address throughout the neighborhood. Of the seven adults inside the home during the raid, six were arrested on various drug charges. A teenager in the home was placed in protective custody. Officers found nearly 20 grams of marijuana, more than 10 grams of heroin, a sawed-off shotgun, thousands of dollars in cash, and materials for a methamphetamine lab inside the home.

Woman calls cop for drug deal.

In another weird drug story, a 61-year-old woman is accused of accidentally called police to make a drug deal. She called and repeatedly texted a detective to sell some pills. Judy Weible accidentally called the cell phone of a detective on their Street Crimes Task Force. At first, he thought it was a joke and ignored her follow-up calls. She then started sending a series of text messages. Deputies set up a time to meet her and made an arrest. Weible had 30 hydrocodone tablets for which she asked $20 each. She’s also charged with carrying a marijuana pipe.

Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls flavor receives cold shoulder

Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls ice cream with fudge-covered rum balls is banned by some supermarket chains. The new limited-edition flavor brought chuckles from fans of the “Saturday Night Live” skit on which it’s based. The title was inspired by an innuendo-laced 1998 skit featuring Alec Baldwin as baker Pete Schweddy, who promises, “No one can resist my Schweddy balls.”

Members of the One Million Moms, a Mississippi group, asked [demanded?] the Vermont-based to stop production of the treat, saying the name locker room humor inappropriate for young children. Schweddy Balls is far less weird than the moms who want to get it off the shelves.

 

Ben and Jerry weird 102311

 

And some weird moments from the 2011 Darwin Awards.

Some weird, unbelievably stupid—and deadly—actions.

Motorcycle Helmet Law, ex-Protestor

Protesting motorcycle helmet laws, an Onondaga, NY man participated in a bare-noggin ride when he was killed as he flipped over the handlebars. Moreover, he’d do it again if he could, according to his elder brother. “He would have wanted it that way.”

Planking

Planking is the peculiar wit and skill of lying flat and stiff as a plank in unusual locations—train tracks, fire hydrants, clotheslines, motorcycles—and posting public photographs for all to admire. This Australian craze infected poor, poor Mr. Acton B., a Brisbane resident and former planking enthusiast, who was not (yet) aware that Balconies Are the Number One Cause of Gravity-Related Darwin Awards. The second time he stretched himself out face down on a porch railing, arms by his side, natural selection nudged him over the line, and he fell seven stories to his death.

Blessedly he was not naked.

Hotter copper

A 16-year-old Leeds teenager, who at 16 became a deceased Darwin Award winner by making one self-limiting step—stealing copper. CE Electric UK has dealt with 279 incidents in the last year in West Yorkshire. We are pleading with thieves to think about the consequences and how much they are risking for such a small return. DANGER OF DEATH signs are posted for a reason


Mad Mike’s America thanks Reuters, National Geographic, MSNBC, Huffington Post, Reuters, AP, the UK Telegraph, the Darwin Awards, and Hub.


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