Tag Archives: weird news

Ancient Chinese Marijuana Found

Here’s a story for those of you vegging out after munching on Thanksgiving day leftovers.

The Toronto Star has a story about an ancient marijuana stash found near Turpan in northwestern China. The marijuana is believed to be 2,700 years old – the oldest ever found – and is believed to have been buried in the tomb of a shaman for medicinal or psychoactive purposes, not for clothing or food.

Here’s why squirrels shouldn’t Just Say No to dope.

Man Receives Double Arm Transplants

How’s this for a modern medical miracle – two new arms from a cadaver.

A German farmer had both arms ripped off in a threshing machine.

Six years later, he’s the recipient of the first ever simultaneous double arm transplant.

Pretty soon we will be able to put Humpty Dumpty together again or at least create Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man.

Remember when 6 million seemed like a lot of money?

Man Saves Dog From Shark – Darwin List Averted

How much do you love your pile of mutts?

Enough to nab your beloved canine from a shark’s clenched teeth?

That’s what one Florida man did when his tiny terrier Jack, who enjoys a daily swim off the Islamorada key, got chomped by a hungry shark.

The pet’s owner dove in off the dock like a “battering ram” and slammed into the back of the shark’s neck, startling the toothy beast and forcing him to let the pooch loose. Jack swam the few yards to shore followed by his owner without further attack from the sea creature.

Jack is one lucky dog who received plenty of stitches, but will be okay after his aquatic adventure.

My slumbering mutts at the top of this post have never seen an ocean, let alone a shark, but they do like leftovers from Long John Silver’s.

The Miami Herald has the whole story and a slide show.

Assault With a Stinky Fart

So a man arrested for DUI had charges stacked on his crap rap sheet when he farted on the officers fingerprinting him in Kanawha County, West Virginia.

For his drunken gaseous effort, the officers added battery on a police officer and obstruction to his chargers.

I’m thinking there was definitely nothing obstructed here and that’s the whole problem.

The actual criminal complaint can be read here.

WSAZ in Charleston, WV has a funny video clip that I couldn’t get to load and some of the details.

God Arrested For Selling Cocaine

It seems police in Tampa recently threw God into the slammer for selling cocaine.

Apparently the dealer named God Lucky Howard isn’t omnipotent enough to overrule the Florida legislation on dealing drugs near a church or school.

He was being held on a bond of $86,500.

I’m not sure how that breaks down as far as tithing.

Here’s the full story.