WEIRD NEWS

News of the weird in everyday life.

Mad Flat Earther Mike Hughes Finally Blasts Off in Homemade Rocket (See!)

Mad Mike Hughes, who is determined to re-write history by blasting off in a rocket to prove the earth is flat, finally soared into the sky after many false starts. He didn’t quite reach his goal, but proved his homemade rocket could fly. The flight lasted less that a minute and only reached about 1,800 feet in the air above before deploying a parachute and floating back to earth. It wasn’t exactly a soft landing....

Tom Brady’s a Hoss! Watch Him Chug Beer on Stephen Colbert (Video!)

Tom Brady has an arm like a rocket launcher and a throat like the Holland Tunnel. He inhaled a pint of beer on Stephen Colbert last night leaving the talk show host sipping like a wimp. The Patriots quarterback also overcame one of his childhood phobias– just like that! Brady was on the show to promote his new diet book, “The TB12 Method,” which has received decidedly mixed reviews from experts....

Sex Doll Invasion! China Firm Pushes Life-Like Silicone Figures for Sin (see!)

Are life-like full-size sex dolls the next step in the sexual revolution? A Chinese company thinks so. It’s targeting the U.S. market with a complete line of customizable dolls in 12 different models. All made from flexible silicone and (ahem) highly detailed. The company, Shenzhen Ealeso Technology Co., Ltd in Guangdong, China, thinks the U.S. market is ripe for its product....

Fleetwood Mac Sparks One of College Football’s Weirdest Rivalries (video)

Fleetwood Mac, one of the ’70s’ biggest rock bands is caught in the middle of one of college football’s weirdest rivalries. Marching bands at the University of California and Alabama both claim its song “Tusk” as their “unofficial” fight song. Who will blink first? An Alabama fan threw down the gauntlet with an Internet comment on SongFacts.com....

Kim Kardashian Is ‘Butt’ (Literally) of Cruel iPhone Spell Check Joke (see!)

Kim Kardashian is more famous than even she possibly realizes. The reality television personality has entered the lexicon as the very definition of… “lardass.” At least according to the new Apple iOS software for it ubiquitous iPhone. It’s going viral on social media. The joke involves the iPhone’s “autocorrect” feature when messages are typed on the phone’s tiny keypad. ...

Minions from McDonalds Kids’ Meals Swear Like Sailors, Parents Say (see!)

Minions are small, yellow pill-like creatures who have existed since the beginning of time with only one purpose–to serve the world’s most despicable masters. So is any surprise they swear like sailors? Well, yes, when the Minions are toys in McDonald’s Happy Meals. A parent bought a McDonald’s meal for his young daughter containing a Minion toy and said he got a rude shock....

Race Faker Rachel Dolezal May Suffer from Severe Personality Disorder

Rachel Dolezal, who is Caucasian but thinks of herself as an African-American, may be an example of an extreme personality disorder. If so, her case is extremely rare; few academic studies have focused on racial identification confusion. Dolezal stepped down as head of the Spokane, Wash., NAACP Monday (June 14) after her parents came forward and said her heritage is Czech, Swedish and German with some Native American. Photos of her as a child show her with pale skin and straight blonde hair....

‘Baby,’ the Circus Elephant, Escapes, Kills Man Out for a Stroll in Germany

An elephant named “Baby,” turned out to be anything but, after it escaped from a Circus in Germany and went on a rampage, killing a man who was taking a morning stroll in a nearby forest. The incident bolstered calls to ban the animals from traveling shows. It’s unknown, at the moment, how the elephant was able to get out of its enclosure and police suspect animal rights activists may have released it on purpose....

Rachel Dolezal, a High Profile Civil Rights Activist, Is Really White! (video)

Rachel Dolezal, a high-profile civil rights activist in Spokane, Washington who has been claiming for years that she is part African-American, has touched off a controversy after being accused of lying about her race. And get this: Her own parents busted her. Dolezal is president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP and teaches a course on African studies at a local university....

Beyonce Sex Doll in Ivy League Frat Boy Xmas Card Sparks Protests (see!)

A Beyonce blow-up sex doll included in a Chrismas card photo by a University of Pennsylvania fraternity has sparked protests by civil rights organizations, forcing the mostly white frat boys to issue an apology. The doll was included in a group photo used on the Phi Delta Theta fraternity Christmas card. Thirty-one fraternity brothers posed in the photo, which did not include any African-Americans, except for the blow-up doll, of course....

Potty Mouth Princesses Return to F*cking Blast Sexist Santa (watch!)

Potty mouth pre-teens have another bone to pick with Santa over workplace discrimination against women, and they want to make sure you get the fucking point by lacing their rant with all kinds of expletives. How cute! The pre-teen princesses surfaced in October on a similar video posted on Vimeo. A tee-shirt maker called “FCKH8,” posted both videos. According to its Web site, the manufacturer opposes all forms of sexism and racism. How about the exploitation of little girls?...

CNN’s Awara Damon: You Won’t Believe What She Did in ‘Drunk Rage’

Awra Damon, a CNN senior correspondent who has reported from the Middle East’s war-ravaged reaches, allegedly waged drunken war of her own against two emergency medical technitions (EMT) at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, biting one or both of them in a violent melee. The allegations are contained in a lawsuit filed today (Aug. 4) by the two medical workers in New York County (Manhattan) Supreme Court. On the day of the incident, Damon was “seriously intoxicated” and “became unruly and violent,” according to court papers. ...