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Man Calls Police after Receiving Menacing Phone Call from His Dog

Bruce Gardner of Orem, Utah was just settling in for a day of work at his office when he received a phone call. No one spoke, but there was banging and scratching on the line. And the caller ID indicated that the call came from his own house! Gardner immediately called the police: Officers went to [...]

Thanks for Clearing That Up

So those astronomy books that I just threw away weren’t wrong? This newspaper correction, allegedly from the Ottawa Citizen, comes a little too late. Link -via The Agitator | Ottawa Citizen

Tazer Ball Is Like Soccer, Except That the Players Are Armed with Tasers

Will Tazer Ball ever win the recognition that it deserves and become an Olympic sport? We don’t know. But even in the absence of that respect, members of the Toronto Terror and other teams will continue to bravely shock each other with underpowered tasers. So far, there are only four teams in the Ultimate Tazer [...]

The Swedish Christmas Straw Goat

Christmas is less than a month away, so it’s time to put up your Christmas straw goat. That’s what the town of Gävle, Sweden has done every year since 1966, although residents support the practice for different reasons: Half of the people take pride in the giant animal, while the other half take equal pride in [...]

Woman Fined for Having Car Parked in the Same Spot since 208 AD

A woman in Sicily faced a massive fine for illegal parking when a police officer accidentally noted the year 208 instead of 2008: Police in Sicily issued a whopping 32,000 euros ($44,500) fine for an illegally parked car after totting up 2,000 years of interest by mistake, Italy’s Repubblica newspaper said Wednesday. The interest due was calculated [...]

Man Attacks Woman with Frozen Armadillo

Why? Probably because he didn’t have a two-toed sloth available: According to investigators, the altercation occurred when the suspect was selling the carcass to the victim, who planned to eat the animal. The pair apparently began arguing over the price of the item when the man twice threw the armadillo at the woman. The animal first struck the [...]

Glass Beach

Glass Beach is a section of coastline in MacK­er­richer State Park in California. After World War II, it was used as a public dump for two decades until local officials halted the practice. Since that time, the waves have worn smooth the glass shards disposed on the shore. However sad is the original cause, the [...]

Sunbeam Nap

This delightful picture comes courtesy of redditor kimberleykitty. Save room for me, guys. Link via The Agitator

Bacon and Eggs Scarf

Etsy seller Ann Parri made this scarf out of tasty bacon and eggs. Or yarn. One of the those two options. The bacon parts are curled to make them more realistic. Link via The Agitator

Enormous Dialect Map of North America

Rich Aschmann, a linguist, created a huge map of North America describing the boundaries and differences between various dialects of the English language. Keep scrolling down at the link, and you can find Aschmann’s extensive listing of audio examples of many of these dialects. Link via The Agitator