WHY DO THESE COOKIES TASTE SO SHITTY?
It's time for the worst book titles ever. And the winner is ... "Cooking With Pooh," an actual children's book from Disney which promises to teach children how to bake "yummy tummy cookie cutter treats." With Pooh. Delicious! Runner-ups in this category include "Letting It Go: a History of American Incontinence;" "The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification;" and "Everything You'll Need to Remember About Alzheimer's." (The Atlanta-Journal-Constitution)
WHO KNEW MED SCHOOL PARTY PRANKS WOULD SAVE LIVES SOMEDAY?
And if you happen to have some leftover pooh lying around after the baking is over, you might want to donate it to modern medicine for the latest miracle treatment for superbug infections. The Telegraph UK reports that a Scottish grandmother was saved from a potentially fatal superbug by a "fecal transplant," a procedure in which her daughter's crap was put in a blender and then fed to the grandma through a tube into her stomach. This treatment then restores the bacteria levels to healthy levels. "When you tell people about the treatment, they wrinkle their noses, but it's not like they put it on a plate and have you eat it. You don't ever see or smell a thing." The 83-year-old patient told reporters. "People will have a blood transplant or a kidney transplant—what's the difference with this?"
MY BALLS ARE THE FOOTHILLS
A British opera singer who was performing the national anthems at the Euro 2008 football match between England and Croatia mispronounced the Croatian words and ended up singing about his penis, much to the delight of the Croatian fans and players. Instead of singing "Mila kuda si planina"—"You know my dear how we love your mountains"—Tony Henry sang "Mila kura si planina," or "My dear, my penis is a mountain." The gaffe apparently relaxed the Croatian players enough to help them defeat the English side, prompting Croatian fans to call for Henry to be made their mascot for the Euro 2008 tournament. "Tony had a great reception from the Croatian fans and already feels part of their campaign for Euro 2008," said Henry's agent, Douglas Gillespie. (The Register)
YOU'RE ONLY FOOLING YOURSELF
Who knew that comb overs have actually been patented? Indeed... way back in 1975, Frank and Donald Smith filed a patent for "a method for styling hair to cover bald areas using only the individual's own hair, comprising separating the hair on the head into several substantially equal sections, taking the hair on one section and placing it over the bald area, then taking the hair on another section and placing it over the first section, and finally taking the hair on the remaining sections and placing it over the other sections whereby the bald area will be completely covered." Actually, this is only one of five crafty ways to hide your scalp with a comb over. Check out the U.S. Patent database Patft.uspto.gov for all the details.
HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW
While we're on the subject of comb overs, don't miss the one-minute video clip of the World's Greatest Comb over Expert, a virtually bald Japanese man who molds his thinning strands of leftover hair into a tightly-styled rug that puts Donald Trump to shame. Search for "combover" on YouTube or go directly to CuriousTimes.com to catch the transformation.
British scientists have found the fossil of the largest bug ever to roam the Earth, an ancient sea scorpion that was about the size of a car. "We have known for some time that the fossil record yields monster millipedes, super-sized scorpions, colossal cockroaches and jumbo dragonflies," said Simon Braddy, a University of Bristol paleontologist. "But we never realized until now just how big some of these ancient creepy-crawlies were." Scientists believe that the sea scorpions were cannibals that fought and ate each other, which caused them to evolve into such massive creatures. (Yahoo News)
I-Read-it-on-the-INTERNET-so-it-must-be-true FACT OF THE WEEK
Having six fingers or toes on one or both of your hands or feet is called hexadectylism.
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