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“Have you ever stopped to contemplate the existence of rubber barf? It opens up enough philosophical quandaries to make your head spin. Who would ever think of such a thing? Why would he feel the need to manufacture it? Fortunately, Stan and Mardi Timm, the foremost experts on famed novelty company H. Fishlove & Co., have the answers to these vexing questions. The couple even got a personal tour of the factory where “Whoops,” the original fake vomit, is still churned out. Chicago gag kingpin Irving Fishlove, son of the company’s founder, loved nothing more than a good prank—particularly when the prankster gets a laugh at the expense of his unwitting target. So when presented with the first prototype of latex puke in the late 1950s, he howled with laughter and declared that he loved it. Not only did Irving Fishlove buy the idea to mass-produce and sell, he also took matters into his own hands.” w/ photos
“Luckily, we now have video evidence of what the worst head first slide in baseball history looks like.”
“What happens if you eat too many gummi bears? Despite what your mum might tell you, you won’t get jelly on the brain. Which is a shame, because a wibbly wobbly noggin sounds like quite good fun. So the next time you’re on the receiving end of this stark warning, why not reply ‘sorry mum, it’s too late’ and present her with the Giant Gummi Brain. Guaranteed to give anyone the heebie jeebies.” w/ photo
“The word bizarre must be reserved for those belief systems that step knee-deep in the irrational and improvable in this life. Some of those included here attract the word “bizarre” for their own incredible assertions, while others do so for the outrageous way in which their own bureaucracies or the authorities around them behave. So the following list has been assembled from the tenth to most bizarre with a view to noting those that have spun on more eccentric orbits than the vast majority faith-based belief systems.” w/ photos
“Police say an Arizona man stole several baby albino boa constrictors at a pet store by stuffing them in his shorts. Eric Fiegel was arrested Tuesday after police reviewed surveillance footage from Predator’s Reptile Center in Mesa. They say a July 30 video shows the 22-year-old man entering the store, removing several snakes from their cage and placing them in the pocket of his shorts before exiting the store without paying. Police say Fiegel then traveled to another pet store and traded several of the snakes for $175 and a large reptile tank. The Arizona Republic says a witness obtained a license plate number which police used to locate Fiegel. He was later identified by witnesses from a police lineup.” w/ photo + video