Mysterious walking banana tosses banana into business


On Monday in Prescott Valley, Arizona, a banana-human hybrid opened the door of a business, yelled "Banana!," and tossed in a banana. Then he took off.

According to police, the banana was male and wearing jeans and black shoes. They say it was a person in a banana suit, but we all know better.

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Internet man sits and smiles at camera for hundreds of hours

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For more than a year, once every week or so, Benjamin Bennett sets up his video camera, sits in front of it, and smiles at it for four hours straight while recording.

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Trump's Prosperity Gospel backers say Jesus makes you rich, cures Ebola, resurrects chickens


That weird meeting between presidential candidate Donald Trump and a number of so-called Prosperity Gospel evangelists sounds weirder the more we learn about who was there, and what they actually say they believe. Read the rest

McDonald's Japan's straws: designed to mimic experience of nursing at your mother's breast


According to McDonald's Japan founder Den Fujita, the design brief for the company's straws specified that they pass liquid at a rate comparable to the rate at which breast milk flows to a nursing baby, "the speed that produces the most delicious feeling." Read the rest

Jesus spotted in a brain scan, but the patient's doctor doesn't see it


A scan of a stroke victim's brain following emergency surgery reveals what her husband claims is a sign of divine intervention. A “figure” in the MRI looked to them both like an apparition of Jesus Christ. Read the rest

Watch this absolutely bizarre tribute to The Simpsons

Yoann Hervo's "Weird Simpsons VHS" is just that. (YouTube) Read the rest

Trumpet sounds heard across Jakarta signal end of the world (or not)


Last Friday evening, numerous people in Jakarta, Indonesia reported and recorded mysterious, low trumpet-like sounds in the sky. Listen for yourself below. Scientists often try to explain away these strange noises as "Earth sounds" caused by shifting tectonic plates, atmospheric phenomena, geomagnetic activity, or the like. But we all know it's really the trumpets of the apocalypse.

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Enthusiastic Donald Trump supporter wears homemade Donald Trump dress, purse

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“This Texas Trump supporter has never been to a political rally before. It's her first Trump dress, too.” Steve Peoples, Associated Press.

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10 photos of dogs that sure do look funny floating mid-air

Pups of various breeds lurch, flop, and float through the air in German photographer Julia Christe's wonderful “Freestyle Series.”

Video: the occultism of Robert Anton Wilson

Fortean journalist Cat Vincent have a presentation at London's Treadwell's esoteric bookshop about the strange mysticism of bOING bOING patron saint Robert Anton Wilson, author of The Illuminatus! Trilogy, Prometheus Rising, and Cosmic Trigger, a book that changed my life in weird and wonderful ways.

This cat is adorably psycho

Cats have a million different ways of being pissed off. This is one we hadn't seen before.

Minions soap bottle appears to be crying tears of blood

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Oh dear. That's definitely not canon.

Funny video of professor saying "hello" every day reminiscent of Burroughs cut-up


It reminds me of the film "The Cut-Ups" (1967), below, by William S. Burroughs and Antony Balch. It's fun to play them simultaneously. Yes, hello. Hello.

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Salmon splooges on President Obama's shoes


Overgrown sheep sheared back to safety


In Australia, an animal humane society brought in a champion sheep-shearer to trim a badly overgrown sheep that was found wandering in the woods near the capital.

From the Guardian:

A bushwalker spotted the sheep near Mulligan Flats, just outside Canberra, and called the RSPCA, which mounted a rescue mission on Tuesday.

Tammy Ven Dange, the chief executive of the Australian RSPCA, said five staff members were needed for the job.

It appeared the sheep had become lost from its herd. Ven Dange said merino sheep were bred to grow wool and could suffer infections or flystrike if they were not regularly groomed.

Of the wool removed by that award-winning sheep shearer, the RSPCA rep said, ““It’s pretty disgusting. I don’t think anyone is going to want it.”

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Mysterious dead creature found near the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant


A woman in Sosnovy Bor, Russia found this mysterious, tiny, deteriorated creature on a river bank. She named it Kesha. Read the rest

Psychological disorder causes you to hallucinate your doppelgänger


In the book The Man Who Wasn't There, Anil Ananthaswamy explores mysteries of self, including the weirdness of autoscopic phenomena, a kind of hallucination in which you are convinced that you are having an out-of-body experience or face to face with your non-existent twin. Read the rest

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