World’s Strangest

Your source for the strangest things around!
Ads

This Is a Monument to the Boll Weevil

The boll weevil (anthonomus grandis) is an insect. During the 1910s and 20s, it devastated cotton production in the American South. Nonetheless, in 1919, the town of Enterprise, Alabama built a monument to honor the boll weevil and what it did to benefit the South. Why? Because the boll weevil forced people to change, adapt and [...]

From the Attorney General to the Ku Klux Klan: "Kiss My Ass"

In 1970, Bill Baxley, the new Attorney General of the State of Alabama, reopened the investigation of the 1963 bombing of a church in which four little African-American girls died. For doing so, he received death threats from the Klan and similar organizations. Baxley’s response to one was short and to the point. Link | Photo: [...]

Lost Boy Kept Warm by Puppies

Kyle Camp of Hackleburg, Alabama is a 10-year-old with Down Syndrome. He went missing Tuesday evening, and a search was launched by the Marion County Sheriff’s office and local volunteers. The state police also deployed a helicopter to find Kyle. On Wednesday morning, volunteer Jamie Swinney followed the family’s dog down by a creek bank, [...]

15 Suspicious Packages That Were Definitely Not Explosives

Getty Images Reports of suspicious packages are common across the United States. Police take all reports seriously — as they should — and they look into every unmanned briefcase or wayward box. More often than not, abandoned gym bags just wind up being lost gym bags. Here are 15 fairly recent suspicious package reports from alert [...]

The Resistance of Astronomers to New Paradigms

By Eric SchulmanAlexandria, Virginia AbstractIn this paper we explore the resistance of astronomers to new paradigms. 1. IntroductionIn the classic work The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Kuhn 1962), Thomas S. Kuhn describes scientific research as “a strenuous and devoted attempt to force nature into the conceptual boxes supplied by professional education.” He points out that in some [...]

Man Fights to Keep Wife Buried in His Front Yard

James Davis of Alabama fulfilled his wife Patsy’s wish of being buried outside their home, and now, he’s in a fight with the City Council to keep her there: "Good Lord, they’ve raised pigs in [...]

Life Imitates TV

The Tuscaloosa News informs us that aresting 55-year-old Walter White is the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office’s top priority. Does this mean the end of Breaking Bad? No, just a series of coincidences. The Alabama man has the same name as the series’ main character, engages in the same crime (methamphetamine manufacture), and was charged in [...]

18 Bizarre Self-Proclaimed Capitals of the World

Lots of places claim to be the world capital of something — animals, fruits, vegetables, consumer goods, other odds and ends. But sometimes, that something is really, really strange. 1. Pearsonville, California: Hubcap Capital of the World Image credit: Center for Land Use Interpretation While Pearsonville, California, only has a population of 17, it’s still the Hubcap Capital [...]

A Brief and Incomplete History of Launching Animals Into Space

Pretty much ever since humans discovered flight, we’ve been strapping animals into our new devices just to see what would happen. Over the last 330 years or so, we’ve launched dogs, cats, chimps, monkeys, roosters, ducks, spiders, fruit flies, silk worms, ants, bees, moss, turtles, rabbits, jellyfish, amoebae, fish, hamsters, guinea pigs, goldfish, and one Enlightment-era [...]

The Best Geeky Yo Mama Jokes Ever

(Video Link) Yo mama’s so fat that she’s bigger than both the outside and the inside of the TARDIS. And don’t get me started on yo mama’s looks. Geeks at the Alabama Phoenix Festival recited ten great and terrible yo mama jokes. They saved the best one for end. -via The Mary Sue Previously: Nerdy Yo Mama Jokes