Posts tagged Strange News
Posts tagged Strange News
QR codes on gravestones. What will they think of next?
Graveyards are becoming interactive with the addition of small Quick Response (QR) codes. Visitors can scan the codes with a smartphone and access memorial pages, obituaries and online photo albums of the deceased.
“It’s just great technology,” according to Lori Miller, a Philadelphia entrepreneur who is launching her own gravestone-specific QR code tagging company called Digital Legacys.
Before you watch the video, here’s a little context:
So Iran’s Sepahan and Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahli are facing each other in an AFC Champions League match, when Sepahan midfielder Adel Kolahkaj finds something on the pitch.
Ok, you can click ‘play’ now… and bear in mind that - after a brief delay - the game resumed.
How would you react if you came across one of the world’s deadliest spiders? If your instinct is to run, Australia might be a little disappointed in you. The Australian Reptile Park has issued a plea to residents asking them to catch the funnel-web and bring it in, reports the country’s ABC News. That’s because there’s something scarier than the spider, according to a park worker: low anti-venom stocks. (Bites can be fatal in two hours.) “Usually we are the ones saying to people, ‘If you see a dangerous animal, leave it alone,’” she said. “But, it is really important that we turn to the community to actually obtain our funnel-webs.”
The thought of actually seeking out a spider (of any kind) first made me chuckle and then shudder.
Clearly, I am not Australian.
What will they think of next?
Forget the usual shots of couples smiling on the grass and cutting the wedding cake. A new breed of bridal photographer is capturing newlyweds “the morning after” in various states of intimate embrace, the New York Daily News reports. Couples who agree to the shoots are often snapped in bed (in whatever they’re wearing—or not wearing) or sharing sexy showers.
“We do it very sexy and implied,” says photographer Michelle Jonné. “I wanted to do the shoots to show that [marriage] is happy … it’s sexy and it’s not over.” But not all are on board: “Do I think it’s a little bizarre? Yes,” says a New York bridal expert. “And I am far from a prude.” One newlywed, however, loved it so much she plans to show the shots to her kids: “I wouldn’t show this to them at the age of 10. But when they’re older and can understand it.”
A man and a woman driving down a New Jersey street in the wee hours of yesterday morning saw what they thought was a man assaulting a woman. So they stopped and restrained him so the woman could get away … not realizing that the woman had allegedly just robbed the man. The 26-year-old victim told police that the woman took around $400 in cash and a $500 gold chain. As he tried to stop her from getting away, they started tussling.
That’s when the motorists, a 21-year-old man and 26-year-old woman, came to the suspected robber’s defense. She ran away, and the victim tried to run after her but lost her. (The situation was made even more confusing because the victim was drunk and speaks little English, police add.)
It’s not often that I feel sorry for an multi-national corporation when they get caught up in a social media bacchanal, but this is something else:
Early Wednesday morning, dozens of pseudonymous contributors flooded the restaurant’s official Facebook page with obscene photos of anime characters enjoying foot-long sandwiches (link is NSFW). In each pornographic image, male and female genitalia have been replaced with food.
According to one of the submitters who spoke to the Daily Dot, identifying herself only as Ember, the majority of the photos originated on Hatsune Miku Troll, a Facebook fan page dedicated to Miku Hatsune, an animated pop star in Japan.
“Hatsuke Miku Troll started making daily sandwich pics censoring with a subway sandwich and their logo,” Ember told the Daily Dot. “So, the admin of that page asked if they should post the pictures to subway’s page. Of course, a bunch of people agreed and joined in. We all went to websites for original pictures, saved them, opened them up in Photoshop or whatever other editing program we had, and placed the sandwich pic and or logo in there. Subway also banned us from the page afterwards, which isn’t surprising at all.”
That’s horrible guys… *snicker*
A trio of activists—ranging in age from 57 to 82—busted through security at the country’s only weapons-grade uranium processing facility, cutting fences to gain access to the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, site on Wednesday. They managed to make it as far as the outer walls of one building where highly enriched uranium is stored, and apparently had time to write slogans, hang up crime-scene tape, and throw what they called human blood on the walls before they were caught
I’m guessing they got the address and directions from Google Maps?
[M]ind was overcome by matter at a self-help seminar last night when participants scorched their feet during a motivational walk across hot coals. The San Jose Fire Department swooped in and treated “several” people for burn injuries, reports the Mercury News. The event was hosted by feel-good guru Tony Robbins and held at the San Jose Convention Center. The injuries occurred during a portion called “The Firewalk Experience” which involves strolling over coals heated between 1,200 and 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Clearly, they didn’t really believe.
In a drunken rage, 27-year-old Emmanuel Alfredo Tadeo beat his girlfriend, 40-year-old Andrea Jill Armintrout, with a Pomeranian (yes, a dog).
Then he snapped its neck.
He’s been arrested and charged with animal cruelty, aggravated battery and aggravated assault. She was arrested for obstruction of justice after refusing to cooperate with police.
This… is apparently a thing. And it costs US$29.95:
The Wish Pill can be used to make a wish come true. The following types of wishes are most commonly granted by the Wish Pill:
Love & Romance
Health & Well-being
Money & Fortune
Inspiration & Creativity
Work & Career
Power & Strength
Anything you set your mind to as new uses are discovered daily!
Specifically, the Wish Pill:
Enables your mind to utilize the power of Cosmic Habitforce to access Infinite Intelligence.
Unleashes the power of your subconscious mind.
Releases unlimited potential with infinite possibilities.
Focuses your willpower to achieve any goal.
Turns dreams into reality.
Forces fate and destiny to align with your will.
The Wish Pill will make ANY wish come true instantly!
I ain’t even mad at ‘em. Play on, playas.
<—- That’s Jonah Falcon. Apparently, he has the world’s largest penis (9 inches flaccid, 13.5 inches erect) and the TSA just had to see the thing for themselves:
“One of the guards asked if my pockets were empty and I said, ‘Yes.’”
Falcon said he knew that his interview was about to get a lot more personal when he was led through one of the X-ray body scanners and passed a metal detector.
“Another guard stopped me and asked me if I had some sort of growth,” Falcon said, laughing.
As he passed through airport security, Falcon said a younger security guard felt threatened by his “very noticeable” package — and interpreted it as a biological threat.
“I said, ‘It’s my dick,’” Falcon said. “He gave me a pat down but made sure to go around [my penis] with his hands. They even put some powder on my pants, probably a test for explosives. I found it amusing.”
The screener gave up the extensive search without so much as a blush or a smile. Falcon made his flight back to New York on time.
But he learned something that day. The hardened traveler has a new game plan for airport security.
“I’m just gonna wear bike shorts from now on,” Falcon said. “That way, they’ll know. You’d think the San Francisco TSA would have had experience with hung guys before, but I guess not.”
Maybe they ought to issue him a special passport?
This is… a thing?
A New York City food truck is selling a $666 hamburger dubbed the “Douche Burger,” which contains lobster, caviar, truffles, and a beef patty wrapped in six sheets of gold leaf.
A cop working in the US President’s motorcade told fellow officers that he would shoot the First Lady and showed them a picture of the gun he’d use.
He was… assigned to desk duty because “[o]fficials say there is no indication that there was a legitimate danger to the first lady”.
Even though he thought it’d be a good idea to … crack a joke(?) during a discussion of threats to the Obamas.
I wonder what Granny Quilla would have to say about this…