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CURIOUS TIMES OCT. 15 EDITION

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EATING BRAINS ISN'T JUST FOR ZOMBIES ANYMORE

And if eating testicles isn't daring enough for you, head over to The List Universe (listverse.com), where they've compiled the Top 10 Incredibly Unusual Recipes, a mouth-watering list that includes caterpillar pretzels, bee larvae in coconut cream, red ant chutney, stuffed pig rectum sausage, fish sperm crepes, uterus sausage, stir-fried pigs' heart and lamb brain tacos. Yum.

YOU COULD BE A GANGSTER AND NOT EVEN KNOW IT

A creative bank robber in Washington used Craigslist to hire a dozen unsuspecting accomplices for his heist of a Bank of America last week. The ad offered $28.50 per hour for maintenance workers who would show up near the bank wearing a blue shirt, yellow vest, safety goggles and respirator mask—the exact same outfit the bank robber wore as he sprayed a guard with pepper spray, grabbed a bag of cash and then escaped by riding an inner tube down the Skykomish River. (king5.com)

NO ONE IS INNOCENT

A survey of 5,000 people in Britain found that the average person breaks the law once a day. The most common crime was speeding (admitted to by 46 percent of respondents), followed by talking on the phone while driving (40 percent), littering (36 percent) and downloading music illegally (35 percent). (Daily Mail)

RULES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN

While we're on the subject of breaking the law, here are the five strangest laws still on the legal books in the United States despite being completely useless. In Texas, it's against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession; in Washington, you can't carry a concealed weapon that is more than 6 feet in length; in Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping; in Kentucky, it's the law that a person must take a bath once a year; and Alaska law says that you can't look at a moose from an airplane. (Sbt.Bhmedia.com)

THE FUTURE OF FARTING

An American company is covering your ass with their new odorless underwear. According to their Web site at garmentguard.com, you simply insert the "subtle butt Garment Guard" inside your pants and the special carbon fabric will neutralize the smell of any discharges you might unintentionally release. But be forewarned, as they advise that the invention does not work as a silencer.

DYING WITH A SMILE ON YOUR FACE

A German study has found that having an affair can be deadly for men. Not because their wives might have them killed if they found out, but because men are about twice as likely to die during sex with their mistresses than with their wives. Research done at the Centre for Forensic Medicine in Frankfurt studied more than 30,000 deaths covering the last 30 years and found that 60 men had died during sex, almost all by heart attack. While only one in four died in the arms of their wives, more than half of them died during an unfaithful fling and the rest died during masturbation. One possible explanation may be that the added stress of having sex during an affair may have caused the heart attacks, but the researchers' only conclusion was that the men were trying harder to impress their extramarital lovers and that extra effort caused enough strain on the heart to kill them. (AFP)

MESSAGES FROM BEYOND

A company called LifeTouch has launched a service that will send your final e-mail messages to five of your closest friends and relatives after you die. Mylastemail.com allows you to store up to five messages on the company's servers for about $10 for three years. Then, after you kick the bucket, your loved ones can retrieve your messages and finally hear what you really thought of them. "We may not be given the chance to say goodbye, thank you or I love you ..." warns the blurb on the Web site, "Mylastemail.com gives you the chance to prepare your farewells in advance. The letters you prepare here are personal, private last e-mail messages that will be sent to your family and friends one day—but only after you die."

INTERNET FACT OF THE WEEK

Farting continuously for six years and nine months will generate an amount of energy equal to that of an atomic bomb.

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