All posts tagged "news"

  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 1.11.17

    Roundup From the World’s Press Too-Much-Reality TV Russian producers are planning the so-far-ultimate survivors’ show—in the Siberian wilderness for nine months (temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit), with 30 contestants selected after signing liability waivers...

    • Posted January 10, 2017
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 1.4.16

    Oh-So-Sweet Dreams The Hastens workshop in Koping, Sweden, liberally using the phrase “master artisans” recently, unveiled its made-to-order $149,900 mattress. Bloomberg News reported in December on Hastens’ use of superior construction materials such as pure steel springs,...

    • Posted January 3, 2017
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 12.28.16

    Holes Against Humanity The rebellion against the absurdities of Black Friday this year by the organization Cards Against Humanity came in the form of raising money to dig a pointless hole in the ground. During the last...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 12.14.16

    Ecret-Say Ode-Kay American gangsters traditionally use euphemisms and nicknames (“Chin,” “The Nose”) to disguise criminal activities, but among details revealed at a November murder trial in Sydney, Australia, was that members of the “Brothers 4 Life” gang...

    • Posted December 13, 2016
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  • THEM ON US

    Gleeful wedding “Now this is something to sing about,” wrote Brides. Former Glee star Becca Tobin tied the knot in Jackson Hole earlier this month with Jackson’s Carrie Patterson shooting the event at Amangani. Zach Martin was...

    • Posted December 6, 2016
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 12.7.16

    Even Baking Soda Is Dangerous Almost all law enforcement agencies in America use the Scott Reagent field test when they discover powder that looks like cocaine, but the several agencies that have actually conducted tests for “false...

    • Posted December 6, 2016
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 11.30.16

    Future of Travel Australian aviator David Mayman has promised investors that his personal jet packs will hit the market by mid-2017, though early adopters will pay about $250,000 for one, to fly a person at up to...

    • Posted November 29, 2016
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 11.23.16

    Democracy in Action While “democracy” in most of America means electing representatives to run government, on Nov. 8 in San Francisco it also expected voters to decide 43 often vague, densely worded “issues” that, according to critics,...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • THEM ON US

    Not so Rich JACKSON HOLE, WY – Several trade magazines are reporting radio magnate Richard Mecham filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on behalf of RP Broadcasting Idaho, LLC. Rich Broadcasting purchased eight radio stations from Chaparral Broadcasting in...

    • Posted November 8, 2016
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  • NEWS OF THE WEIRD 11.9.16

    Can’t Possibly Be True Kids as young as 6 who live on a cliff top in China’s Atule’er village in Sichuan province will no longer have to use flexible vine-based ladders to climb down and up the...

    • Posted November 8, 2016
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