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Redneck Socks


Redneck Socks

Attention closet rednecks.  Are you looking for a pair of socks that are going to make you Happay, Happay, Happay. Ya’ll might want to stop what you are doing and check out the Redneck Socks from the NeatoShop. This comfy pair of knee-high socks features the word “REDNECK” in big bold letters. Hey, fall is coming and even a redneck gets cold. 

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Footwear. 

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The Perfect Beach Mug Screws into the Sand


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Apple Pie S’mores You Say? Count Me In!


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Aeroscraft, A Helium-Powered Aluminum Airship


Aeroscraft

The Aeroscraft is a helium-powered airship with a rigid internal frame made from aluminum and carbon fiber currently in development at San Diego-based Aeros Corporation. The project has been in development since 2006 and has received $35 million in funding from the US government. According to Gizmag, the half-size “Dragon Dream” prototype — which measures 266-feet long and 97-feet wide — recently began flight testing. The Aeroscraft works by releasing canisters of pressurized helium to achieve liftoff and repressurizing the helium to lower the airship. The final Aeroscraft design is expected to measure longer then 400 feet and be able to lift 66 tons of cargo. Because the Aerosraft doesn’t require a runway to launch or land, it could be used to deliver supplies to remote or disaster-affected locations around the globe.

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images via Aeros Corporation

via Defense Update, Popular Science, Gizmag, Gizmodo

An Orchestra Built of Weapons


Here’s a great example of “beating swords into plowshares,” or something close to it. Mexico City artist Pedro Reyes built a mechanized orchestra out of weapons! The project is titled Disarm.

The team acquired a variety of rifles, pistols, and shotguns seized from drug cartels by the Mexican army and used them to build the musical devices that are controlled by computers and can be pre-programmed to play music.

See more pictures, and a video of the orchestra in action, at Colossal. Link -via Digg

Chinese hospital seeks virgins’ blood


Chinese hospital seeks virgins' blood

Illustration: a group of nurses walks along a corridor at a hospital in Beijing on July 29, 2013.

The Peking University Cancer Hospital said it needed the blood of 100 female virgins aged from 18 to 24 years old for studies on the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is usually transmitted through sexual contact, the China Daily reported.

Some internet users condemned the request as promoting virginity worship and demeaning to women.

“Male virgins are not needed, just females, how is this science?” wrote one user of Sina Weibo, a social media service similar to Twitter and a lively forum for popular opinion.

The hospital defended the call for donors, saying that virgins’ blood was less likely to be infected with HPV.

“It’s in line with international practice to collect female virgins’ blood samples, which serve as negative control substances in HPV research, given that the risk of contracting HPV is low among women who have never had sex,” the China Daily quoted spokeswoman Guan Jiuping as saying.

Hospital officials would take the donors’ word for their sexual status, she added.

Some internet users defended the hospital, with one saying on Sina Weibo: “People who curse are basically those who haven’t understood the whole story. Learn some science and rationality, rather than criticising others.”

Female virginity was traditionally seen as a prerequisite for marriage in China, and today many Chinese men still prefer their wives to be virgins.

The continued importance attributed to virginity, combined with relaxed sexual mores in recent decades, has led to growth in the market for artificial hymens and restorative surgery which allows women to appear to be virgins.

But some commentators in China have said the pressure placed on women to remain virgins is demeaning and evidence of a double standard.

New York Pet Cemeteries Now Accept Human Remains


(Photo: Shawn Inglima/New York Daily News)

Even if you love your pets, it can be hard to spend eternity with them using conventional funeral arrangements. Kerry Vera, pictured above, has a solution: she wants her cremated remains fed to her dog as a means of doing so.

But if you live in the State of New York, you may not have to resort to such extreme measures. The state government now permits pet cemeteries to bury human remains:

The new rules resolve a two-year-old dispute that began when the state refused to allow the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in Westchester to accept the ashes of a former NYPD officer who wanted to spend his afterlife with his three Maltese pups.

The cop’s niece, upstate attorney Taylor York, took on her uncle’s cause and battled the state to allow the burial.

“People do get a sense of comfort from knowing they can lie for eternity with their beloved pet, that they can be loved and protected in the afterlife just as faithfully as when they were alive,” York said.

Link -via Ace of Spades HQ

Batman & Robin on Bikes Salt & Pepper Shakers


Batman & Robin on Bikes Salt & Pepper Shakers

Holy seasoning! Batman and Robin are salt and pepper shakers and they are here to rescue you from bland food and pedestrian kitchen decor. Quick! To the NeatoShop. 

Let the Batman & Robin on Bikes Salt & Pepper Shakers add a little flavor to your kitchen table. This crime fighting duo is made of ceramic and features amazing hand painted details. The shakers are held together by magnets.  

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Salt & Pepper Shakers. 

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South Korean Government Workers Are Given Romance Training


How are you going to put on smooth moves that will impress a guy or gal? Well, don’t look at me. I have no idea. But government employees in South Korea will get the chance to learn. The national government is moving large numbers of its workers to the interior of the country. Kim Hye Cheon, a professor urban engineering, explained how these workshops will help employees find love in their new homes:

The one-day lecture in Sejong was titled Romantic Strategies and Communication Skills and was a follow-up to a group blind date organised for single officials in June, said Kim Na Na, an official from the government department set up to smooth the Sejong transition who organised Tuesday’s talk.

“The event is also a chance for singles to meet each other,” Kim said. “Many unmarried employees have complained of difficulties in dating while living in Sejong.”

During the group blind date in June, 30 participants played match-making games involving romantic questions, including favorite dating places, and shared their common emotions as Sejong-based workers, said Lee Jae Mok, a professional romance coach who led the meeting.

“They looked stiff and uncomfortable at first, but once they broke the ice, they really enjoyed themselves, putting aside public servants’ typical formalities,” Lee said. “More than half of them walked away with partners.”

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(Image: One of the many romantic t-shirts now on sale at the NeatoShop!)

Hand Lotion Bento and Many More Impressive Lunches


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