A new animal to be afraid of? When sea lions attack…

Interesting article in The Guardian: Experience: I was nearly drowned by a sea lion What Trish hadn’t seen was that at the moment she said “Smile!” a sea lion had leapt about 7ft out of the water to get the fish, and grabbed my left hand in the process. Sea lions have canine teeth, just… Continue reading A new animal to be afraid of? When sea lions attack…

And on a lighter note…

Submitted without comment: LA porn production plummets in wake of mandatory condom law Number of permits issued for adult films plunges as industry says producers have moved to Las Vegas and eastern Europe Pornography production in Los Angeles appears to have plunged in the wake of a law which compels performers to use condoms. The… Continue reading And on a lighter note…

Some stories just ask “share me here”

US student is rescued from giant vagina sculpture in Germany On Friday afternoon, a young American in Tübingen had to be rescued by 22 firefighters after getting trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina. The Chacán-Pi (Making Love) artwork by the Peruvian artist Fernando de la Jara has been outside Tübingen University’s institute for… Continue reading Some stories just ask “share me here”

Canada to Ban Foreign Strippers

via FlyerTalk OMNI: Canada Stripping Visas for Foreign Strippers What’s this debate over Canada’s move to ban foreign strippers, escorts and massage-parlor workers really about? On one side, you have the Adult Entertainment Association, which is upset that the government is stripping away a pool of potential moneymaking workers, whereas on the other side, you… Continue reading Canada to Ban Foreign Strippers

“‘Depraved’ sex acts by penguins shocked polar explorer”

‘Depraved’ sex acts by penguins shocked polar explorer 9 June 2012 Last updated at 20:36 ET By Matt McGrath Science reporter, BBC World Service Accounts of unusual sexual activities among penguins, observed a century ago by a member of Captain Scott’s polar team, are finally being made public. Details, including “sexual coercion”, recorded by George… Continue reading “‘Depraved’ sex acts by penguins shocked polar explorer”

I (heart) weird government publications

Obliterating Animal Carcasses With Explosives There are times when it is important to remove or obliterate an animal carcass from locations such as recreation areas where a carcass might attract bears, at a popular picnic area where the public might object, or along the side of roads or trails. Large animal carcasses can be particularly… Continue reading I (heart) weird government publications

Flyertalk really needs a “Like” button…

In reply to: Does the $20 or $50 trick (bribe) work for upgrades Hello MR CUSO I represent certain AMERICAN AIRLINES INTEREST IN AFRICA. As a SENIOR ASSISTANT CHAIRMAN to CHIEF ELECTED OFFICIAL GERARD ARPEY I have recently been promoted to start NEW ROUTES TO LAGOS NIGERIA. Due to systems malfunctions during computer installation, I… Continue reading Flyertalk really needs a “Like” button…

That’s one hung duck (slightly NSFW.)

North American scientists have discovered the longest bird penis ever – a 42.5cm organ belonging to a duck. Dr Kevin McCracken of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and colleagues, report in this week’s Nature that they have found a specimen of the Argentine lake duck (Oxyura vittata) that has a penis as long as its… Continue reading That’s one hung duck (slightly NSFW.)

Porpoises rescue Dick Van Dyke

Since it’s been a while since I posted a good “News of the Weird” link… Porpoises rescue Dick Van Dyke On screen, Dick Van Dyke has been rescued from untimely death by flying cars and magical nannies. Off screen, the veteran star of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins had to rely on the… Continue reading Porpoises rescue Dick Van Dyke

Dark Lord of the Petulant?

What is Darth Vader’s diagnosis? The manipulations of Anakin Skywalker, also known as Darth Vader in the “Star Wars” saga, have long been ascribed to the Dark Side of the Force. Now, psychiatrists suggests that the actions of the Jedi Knight could be used in teaching about a real-life mental illness. A letter to the… Continue reading Dark Lord of the Petulant?

Spain, not Japan? Seriously?

Apparently There Is A Meat Vending Machine In Spain Spain is a magical place. How do we know this? Because they apparently have a meat vending machine. Said vending machine is located outside a 100-year-old butcher shop and allows customers to buy meat around the clock. The vending machine features meats, sausages, sandwiches and other… Continue reading Spain, not Japan? Seriously?