World’s Strangest

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Woman Crashes Car into House in Order to Distract the Police

A drunk driver in Red Hook, New York noticed that police had pulled over a friend of hers for drunk driving. She immediately swung into action, deciding that the best way to distract the police officer was to get him to chase her instead: [...] she drove past a Red Hook, N.Y., police officer on a [...]

Dune Amigurumi

You have come of age, so you must ride the Maker. Take the maker hook of our sietch, Usul, and ride this amigurumi made by smapte. Ride as a leader of men. Link -via Geek Crafts

This Fish Hook Is Also a Gun

There’s a tiny hole in the bottom of the shaft of this fish hook. When a fish yanks on the hook, it discharges a 4mm centerfire cartridge and, hopefully, shoots the fish. These unusual guns were produced in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries. If you can find one, I wouldn’t recommend using it, as [...]

Crocheted Crochet Hook

This little amigurumi-style crochet hook is so happy. He wants to get right to work replicating himself in ominously vast numbers. You can find Nerdigurumi’s pattern at the link. Link -via Craftzine

Heart Handbag Holder Hook

  Heart Handbag Holder Hook – $11.95 Are you looking for a delightful Valentine’s Day gift that embraces both your practical and superstitious side. You need the Heart Handbag Hook from the NeatoShop. This compact metal heart easily twists apart to expose a hook so that a handbag can be hung from the table. Grandma always said, [...]

Adorable Baby Octopus Dreams of Growing into a Giant Sea Monster That Drags Your Ship into the Abyss

(Video Link) Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? Do not taunt him as a baby, for he will grow and grow. -via NotCot

DIY Grappling Hook Launcher

You can buy a grappling hook launcher, but they’re expensive. Instructables member and MIT mechanical engineering student crreed figured that he could build his own. The force is provided by a paintball gun CO2 canister and the barrel is a copper pipe held in place by the frame of a Nerf gun. Link -via Technabob [...]

Latch Hook Eye Pillows

Karl Hugo Erickson made a set of delightfully spooky pillows using the latch hook technique. The texture of the material seems to make them slightly unsettling (but in a good way). Link -via Craft

Pneumatically-Launched Grappling Hook

Defense contractor Battelle has developed an improved pneumatically-launched grappling hook. From a press release: The Tactical Air Initiated Launch (TAIL) system is used to launch a titanium grappling hook towing a Kevlar line for use in Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) operations. It also can be used for fire rescue operations, life vest deployment, or [...]

Businesswoman Sells Everything to Fund Orphanage

Suzanne Thi Hien Hook was born in Vietnam in 1969. Abandoned at birth, she was housed in an orphanage where she was underfed because of her mixed race heritage. A British organization arranged for her adoption by a Middlesex couple in 1972. Hook grew up to be a successful businesswoman with a fancy house and [...]