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Watch White House Coronavirus official Dr. Birx suck up to Dear Leader obsequiously

"[Trump is] so attentive to the scientific literature & the details & the data. I think his ability to analyze & integrate data that comes out of his long history in business has really been a real benefit.” Bizarre words from Deborah L. Birx, M.D. She assists the Office of the Vice President Mike Pence in the Trump regime's response to COVID-19 as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator. Watch and cringe. "[Trump is] so attentive to the scientific literature & the details & the ...
Tags: Post, News, North Korea, White House, Weird, US news, Moscow, Donald Trump, Christ, Trump, Mike Pence, Deborah L Birx, Watch White House, Aaron Rupar, Coronavirus, Birx


Americans are coronavirus panic-buying spiral hams and oatmilk

This right here is some seriously weird data from Nielsen today, about the sorts of things Americans have been purchasing as the coronavirus outbreak, and corresponding fear, spread. As CNN Business's Nathaniel Meyersohn observed, the latest Nielsen sales data for week ending 3/21 is “insane.” • Spiral hams: +622.1% from same time last year • Baking yeast: +647.3 • Oat milk: +513.1% • Shelf-stable tuna: +245.6% Why did I not think to purchase a spiral ham. I have everything else on the list...
Tags: Post, News, Weird, Nielsen, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, Panic Buying, Pandemic Panic, Nathaniel Meyersohn


Enjoy this rather weird social distancing flipbook animation

Keep on doing your part by staying inside and keeping a safe distance from one another. For those who don’t have that option for whatever reason...thank you and stay safe #FlattenTheCuve #QuaratineLife pic.twitter.com/5OiJf4MvDc— The Flippist (@TheFlippist) March 21, 2020 The Flippist presents "Social Distancing... A Flipbook," inspired by Kirsten Lepore's wonderful "Hi Stranger" (2017) and Juan Delcan's "Safety Match" (2020).
Tags: Art, Video, News, Weird, Illustration, Animation, Kirsten Lepore, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Flipbooks, Juan Delcan


John Lennon called this song "one of the greatest strange records"

Rosie and the Originals' "Angel Baby" (1960) is a classic doo wop ballad, beloved (and covered) by John Lennon. Lennon was a fan of the flipside of that record too, "Give Me Love," but only because it's wonderfully awful. From Jonathan Cott's book Days That I Remember: Spending Time with John Lennon & Yoko Ono: "This is really one of the greatest strange records,” [Lennon] remarked. “It's all just out of beat, and everyone misses it. The A side was the hit, 'Angel Baby'— which is one o...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Weird, John Lennon, Beatles, Lennon, Rosie, Yoko, Angel Baby, John Lennon Yoko Ono, Jonathan Cott, John Lennon Lennon


Search for Bigfoot, Nessie, UFOs, and ghosts from your home

With more Webcams online than ever before, and the abundance of time stuck inside, you might enjoy conducting your own armchair expeditions in search of Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, UFOs, ghosts, and other strange phenomena. Over at Mysterious Universe, Paul Seaburn put together a list of "webcams with continuous feeds pointed at the sky, the waters, the buildings and the other places where these anomalies may occur." Here are a few: Popocatepetl volcano UFOs Mexico’s Popocatepetl...
Tags: Post, News, Mexico, Weird, Ghosts, Bigfoot, Cryptozoology, Sasquatch, Yellowstone, Popocatépetl, U S National Parks, UFOs, High Weirdness, Cryptids, Paul Seaburn, Anomalous Phenomena


Red wine literally flows from kitchen faucets in Italian town

Last week, red wine flowed from the household faucets in the northern Italy town of Castelvetro di Modena. A broken valve at a local winery caused 1,000 liters of wine to flow through the water supply to around 20 homes. Unfortunately the malfunction was resolved in a few hours. From CNN: The incident provided a moment of levity to the town that's in the midst of the coronavirus crisis -- which has hit northern Italy the hardest. "At a time where we have very little to smile about, I'm...
Tags: Video, News, Weird, Italy, Plumbing, Wine, Castelvetro di Modena, Giorgia Mezzacqui, Fabrizio Amorotti, Cantina Settecani


Red wine literally flows from faucets in Italian town

Last week, red wine flowed from the household faucets in the northern Italy town of Castelvetro di Modena. A broken valve at a local winery caused 1,000 liters of wine to flow throw the water supply to around 20 homes. Unfortunately the malfunction was resolved in a few hours. From CNN: The incident provided a moment of levity to the town that's in the midst of the coronavirus crisis -- which has hit northern Italy the hardest. "At a time where we have very little to smile about, I'm g...
Tags: Video, News, Weird, Italy, Plumbing, Wine, Castelvetro di Modena, Giorgia Mezzacqui, Fabrizio Amorotti, Cantina Settecani


How a 'Tornado Omelette' is cooked

A South Korean street food treat. I could watch this 'making of' video on loop forever. “Tornado Omelette Rice, Magma Omelette Rice - Korean Street Food.” From Yummyboy. [via]
Tags: Food, Cooking, Video, News, Eggs, Weird, Fun, Weird Food


How globes were made in 1955

Mesmerizingly cool. “Skilled craftsmen and craftswomen demonstrate how one goes about making a world globe starting with a wooden mould and finishing with a healthy coat of varnish.” A British Pathé film from 1955. [source, via]
Tags: Video, News, Weird, Cool, Vintage Film, Midcentury Newsreels


Swiss gruyere named world’s best cheese at global competition

What's the world's best cheese? A gruyere from Switzerland, selected from a record-breaking number of entries from 26 countries in the 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin. From the Wisconsin State Journal: “This is quite a good cheese,” said Stefan Truttmann, who happily accepted the award when a Gruyere from Switzerland was named the 2020 World Champion Cheese Thursday night at the World Championship Cheese Contest at Monona Terrace. The cheese from Bern, Switzerland, top...
Tags: Food, Cooking, Video, News, Cheese, Weird, US news, Fun, Switzerland, Wisconsin, Associated Press, Madison, Bern Switzerland, Monona, Boing, Stefan Truttmann


Texas ice cream licker gets jail

In Port Arthur, Texas, a 24-year-old man was sentenced to 30 days in jail for posting a video last August to social media of himself taking ice cream out of a Walmart freezer, licking the ice cream like a complete jerk, then returning the container to the freezer. From AP: D’Adrien Anderson, 24, also was sentenced to an additional six-month jail term probated for two years and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $1,565 in restitution to Blue Bell Creameries, which had to replace all of its produc...
Tags: Post, Texas, Crime, News, Justice, Weird, Walmart, US news, Anderson, Odd, Blue Bell Creameries, Port Arthur Texas, D'Adrien Anderson, Ice Cream Licker


Neighbor accused of stealing skeleton in window with middle finger raised offensively

In New Mexico, a woman faces charges of larceny because cops say she stole a neighbor’s anatomical skeleton model that she claims was making an offensive gesture with its middle finger, directly towards her residence. Diana Hogrebe is charged with one count of larceny over the alleged theft of her neighbor's offensive skeleton, , based on court documents filed Monday. From the AP: Hogrebe of Cuyamungue, New Mexico, told Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputies she was offended by the way the skelet...
Tags: Post, News, Weird, Man, New Mexico, Jerks, Neighbors, Santa Fe New, Skeletons, Diana Hogrebe, Hogrebe, Cuyamungue New Mexico, Santa Fe County Sheriff, Joseph Downs


Largest technical dairy competition in world opens in Wisconsin

• Coronavirus fears can't stop the fromage In Wisconsin today, the world's largest technical cheese, butter and yogurt competition kicked off with a record 3,667 entries from 26 nations. Some 55 judges will inspect, sniff, and eat samples of 132 classes of dairy products during the World Championship Cheese Contest. Judges include cheese graders, cheese buyers, dairy science professors, and researchers from 19 nations and 14 states, AP reports: The last time the competition was held in 20...
Tags: Food, Cooking, Post, Video, News, Cheese, France, Weird, Fun, Wisconsin, Sweeney, Mauleon Fromagerie, Savencia Cheese USA, Esquirrou


Trash panda wears cute pajamas

“Say hello to Meeko,” says IMGURian @Lifeisfull12. “Yeah. He's got jammies...” “Meeko is my friend's domesticated trash panda. He has raised him from a cub. Meeko is the best.” Gentle reminder: Wildlife belong in the wild, not at home. Please do not do this at home. Say hello to Meeko
Tags: Post, News, Cute, Funny, Weird, Animals, Wildlife, Odd, Raccoons, Meeko, Trash Pandas


Beehive, 8 feet long, is removed from someone’s apartment

“Complaints of bees flying out of an apartment’s duct work led to a frightening discovery Monday in Virginia: An 8-foot-long hive was in the living room ceiling, including 100 pounds of raw honey.” A pest control company in Richmond, Virginia claims to haves removed an 8-foot-long beehive from someone’s apartment. From the AP roundup of local news coverage in Virginia: Virginia Wildlife Management and Control said in a statement that they removed the hive from the ceiling of a living room...
Tags: Post, News, Weird, Virginia, Ap, Nature, Bees, Insects, Richmond, Perry, Richmond Virginia, Charlotte Observer, Rich Perry, The Charlotte Observer, Beehive, Virginia Wildlife Management and Control


'Are you real?' Putin swears he doesn't have a body double

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he was offered a body double to make appearances in public for security reasons, but that he declined the offer, and has never used one, which totally sounds like something he'd say anyway if he were a body double and my brain hurts now. Putin, 67, has dominated Russian politics for more than two decades, and Russian conspiracy theories. “One of the more elaborate theories compares photographs of Putin over the years, claiming to have identified a number...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Weird, Russia, World news, Moscow, Reuters, Clones, TASS


The bizarre 1976 Cat Stevens song and video, Banapple Gas

My friend Mark Casale and I were talking about Captain Beefheart last night (as we are often want to do) and were yucking it up over the surreal late-night TV commercial for the Beef's 1970 record, Lick My Decals Off, Baby (which I posted about last month). This prompted Mark to ask me if I'd ever seen the bizarre promo video for Cat Steven's 1976 song, Banapple Gas. I'd never even heard of the song. It was a track on Steven's ninth studio record, Numbers. Numbers was composed as a concept al...
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Weird, Wikipedia, Psychedelia, Folk Music, Chris Bryant, Steven, Mark, Stevens, Beefheart, Allan Scott, Mark Casale, Jzero


Trump is mad 'Parasite' won Movie of the Year because it's from South Korea

During a rally with supporters in Colorado Springs on Thursday night, impeached US President Donald Trump got all mad that Parasite won movie of the year at the OSCARS because it's a South Korean movie and director Bong Joon-Ho is from South Korea. He wants Gone With The Wind back, he says. Not making this up. Swear. In response to Parasite winning Best Picture, he said, “Can we get 'Gone with the Wind' back, please?” Okay. Trump goes off on the Oscars for giving Best Picture to Parasite...
Tags: South Korea, Post, Movies, News, Entertainment, Colorado, Film, Weird, US, United States, Oscars, Donald Trump, Trump, Colorado Springs, Lois Beckett, Kyle Griffin


Trump mad 'Parasite' won movie of the year at Oscars, hates on South Korea + Bong Joon-Ho

During a rally with supporters in Colorado on Thursday night, impeached US President Donald Trump got all mad that Parasite won movie of the year at the OSCARS because it's a South Korean movie and director Bong Joon-Ho is from South Korea. He wants Gone With The Wind back, he says. Not making this up. Swear. In response to Parasite winning Best Picture, he said, “Can we get 'Gone with the Wind' back, please?” Okay. Trump goes off on the Oscars for giving Best Picture to Parasite because...
Tags: South Korea, Post, Movies, News, Entertainment, Colorado, Weird, US, Oscars, Donald Trump, Trump, Lois Beckett, Bong Joon-ho, Parasite, Claudia Koerner, What Did He Say Now


Visiting a China trade show for fireworks manufacturing machines

Above, a visit to a building in Liuyang, China where stacks of roman candle tubes and pop-its cover the floor. This is a fireworks machine trade show, where companies purchase contraptions for cranking out explosions of all kinds. Liuyang is commonly known as the fireworks capital of China. Here are some of the captivating machines that make (or break) July 4th and New Years Eve in the US. (Props to Tasick Media on YouTube) And as a bonus, here's a video of another machine that was used ...
Tags: Video, Technology, News, China, Weird, US, Cool, Fireworks, Machines, Odd, Kaboom, Picks, Liuyang, Liuyang China, Tasick Media on YouTube


Boycycle v. Motaur

Exhibit A: Boycycle, a music video by Vedran Rupic for Bosnian DJ Salvator Ganacci, who stars as the titular creature. Exhibits B1 through B3: Progressive Insurance's "Motaur" ad campaign, with a similar if less grossly-rendered motif. "Legs on the bottom, motorcycle on the top."
Tags: Post, News, Weird, Culture, Progressive Insurance, Boycycle, Vedran Rupic, Meat Machines, Meatercycles, Salvator Ganacci


Florida man stored jars of preserved human tongues in his crawlspace

In Gainseville, Florida, a routine crawlspace inspection turned up jars of preserved human tongues that date back to the 1960s. Police are currently investigating whether the tongues were related to research conducted by the home's previous owner, Ronald A. Baughman, a University of Florida professor emeritus whose work focused on oral medicine and surgery. (WCJB) More in this Reddit post by RandoSurfer77: "I found human remains today in a crawlspace under a home." (image: imgur)
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Weird, Medical, Reddit, University of Florida, Finders Keepers, Tongue Tied, Gainseville Florida, Ronald A Baughman


Watch: Patient plays violin during brain surgery, a UK first

In this video, a brain surgery patient is filmed playing violin during an operation. Dagmar Turner was woken up after her skull was removed, and played the violin while surgeons removed her aggressive brain tumor. Pretty amazing. First time they've pulled this off in the UK! We have written about the phenomenon here at Boing Boing before. From The Independent: The medical team asked Dagmar Turner, 53, to play the violin to ensure parts of the brain which control delicate hand movements a...
Tags: Health, Video, UK, News, Weird, Neuroscience, Amazing, Wow, Brain, Turner, Isle Of Wight, Boing Boing, Picks, Brain Surgery, The Mind, Dagmar Turner


Brave try at world sparkler record fails on technicality in Wyoming

In Wyoming, an attempt to break the world record for the most sparklers lit at one time failed on a technicality. Bummer. Officials from Guinness World Records ruled that each participant was required to light his or her own sparkler during the attempt in Gillette, The Gillette News Record reports, and that technicality spoiled the try. The attempt in August was part of the Pyrotechnics Guild International’s 50th annual convention, AP reports: More than 1,700 people attended and 2,500 sparkle...
Tags: Post, News, Weird, US news, Ap, Fun, Wyoming, Fireworks, Guinness, Odd, Gillette, Pyrotechnics, Sparklers, Gillette News Record, Burdette, World Record Attempts


This Is A Controller For A Sega Saturn Game

Weird controllers! I love ‘em! And so does the YouTube channel Stop Skeletons From Fighting. They recently released a video going over some of the dumbest, weirdest and most expensive controllers ever made. Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Weird, Kotakucore, Retro, Controllers, Sega Saturn, Ssff, Death Crimson


Hawaii police seek fruit thieves who stole $1K worth of durian and other exotics

Police on the Big Island of Hawaii are looking for fruit bandits who made off with about $1,000 in exotic fruit, including 18 or so durian -- the spiky fruit with a mega stinky smell and a taste some people crave. The smell of durian fruit's pale yellow flesh has been compared to fungal feet, rotting corpses, and dead fish. Two men entered a property in Hilo on the Big Island and removed 18 durian and other types of fruit on the night of Feb. 1, the Hawaii Police Department said. Authoritie...
Tags: Food, Post, Crime, News, Weird, US news, Hawaii, Durian, Odd, Big Island, Hilo, Hawaii Police Department


Meet the "werewolf mouse" who hunts scorpions and deadly centipedes and howls at the moon

Have you ever heard of the Grasshopper mouse? It lives in the deserts of North America, lives on a meat diet, and hunts scorpions. Unlike other animals, it is immune to scorpion venom and actually turns it into a pain killer. Oh, and this little rodent bad ass also howls at the moon, giving it the nickname of werewolf mouse. Image: Video screengra
Tags: Video, News, Weird, North America, Mice, Strange Creatures


Florida Man is upset he can't bring his large Donald Trump cutout to dialysis

In Port Saint Lucie, Florida, a gentleman undergoing kidney dialysis several times a week is very angry that medical staff told him he is not allowed to bring his life-sized cardboard cutout of Impeached and Super Corrupt Klepto-President Donald Trump for emotional support. From AP: Nelson Gibson told WPBF that his family can’t sit with him during his three-and-a-half-hour treatments. To help, he began bringing a picture of Trump as a comfort item. “It just feels like bringing something from h...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Weird, Donald Trump, Florida Man, Trump, West Palm Beach, Gibson, Port St Lucie, Fresenius Kidney Care, Nelson Gibson, Port Saint Lucie Florida


Pet dinosaur does not count as passenger in the HOV lane

As the world gets weirder, so do the faux passengers that unscrupulous drivers employ to gain access the HOV lane. Washington State Patrol officer Rick Johnson pulled over a speeding driver and discovered that the gentleman's only passenger was a stuffed dinosaur. Fortunately, the dinosaur was wearing a safety belt. According to a UPI report, "The driver could be facing a hefty fine thanks to a law that took effect last summer that adds a $200 fine to the $186 base fine for a HOV violation ...
Tags: Post, News, Weird, Cars, Roads, Traffic, Driving, UPI, Washington State Patrol, Rick Johnson, Hov


Florida man asks deputy for directions, gets them to jail when cocaine found

The worst part about this story is the 15-year-old the guy had in his car. A 63-year-old man in Kissimmee, Florida was arrested on Saturday night and charged with drunk driving and cocaine possession after *he* stopped a deputy to ask for directions to an auto parts store. The sheriff's deputy gave him directions to jail, instead. Excerpt from the local news report, ocala.com: Just after 8 p.m., Juan Zamora was driving on U.S. 441, south of Belleview, when he flashed his headlights at a Mari...
Tags: Post, Florida, Crime, News, Weird, Florida Man, Criminals, Marion, Marion County, Kissimmee Florida, OCALA, Batts, Zamora, Belleview, Juan Zamora, Calvin Batts