World’s Strangest

Your source for the strangest things around!
Ads

What Legal Authority Does Judge Judy Have?

Judge Judy reportedly makes $45 million a year. What kind of legal power comes with it? JIM RUYMEN/UPI /Landov While Judith Sheindlin was a real, live judge — New York City Mayor Ed Koch appointed her to criminal court in 1982 and then made her Manhattan’s supervising family court judge in 1986 — she’s not acting as one on her [...]

Paper Airplane Producers: Morning Types vs. Evening Types

The following article is reprinted from The Annals of Improbable Research. by David L. Dickinson, Dept. of Economics, Appalachian State University, and Todd McElroy, Dept. of Psychology, Appalachian State University People differ in their diurnal (time of day) preferences: some are morning-types and others are evening-types. These differences are explored in a unique experiment design in which [...]

Candle Weeps Wax Tears as It Burns

D.L. & Co., a manufacturer of luxury crafts, makes a candle that cries tears as it burns. It’s called “Deirdre”, after the Irish pre-Christian folktale “Deirdre of the Sorrows.” There are four more photos at the link. Link via Make