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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Awkward.

Overgrown sheep sheared back to safety

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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

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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

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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

Darren Dutton's weird comedy remix masterpiece: Badgers

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A very funny pastoral pastiche, handmade from 100% recycled vintage sound clips.

Which kid's slide is more disturbing?

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In order to out-gross the Dude Wipes post earlier this week, which inflatable kid's slide is worse? Goatse Dog, or Pervi Luigi?

It's still hard to top this classic video for weird hilarity:

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10 totally insane videos of handmade rubber band guns

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Some of the artisanal rubber band guns in these crazy videos are faithful replicas of real guns.

Veiny, slick silicone ovipositors

For when you want to role-play stern schwa and sweet, submissive Whitley Streiber; comes in two models but the $120-130 Splorch is the clear winner. (via JWZ)

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10 videos of drunk people trying to eat sandwiches

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Life can be difficult when you are drunk. And sandwiches are life.

Fugitive caught after being spotted in horror film photos

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I imagine most fugitives would want to keep a low profile, but not so for Jason Stange, of Olympia, WA, who was found guilty of armed bank robbery in 2006. Rather than show up for probation, after a 117-month sentence, he was busy playing the part of a deranged Planned Parenthood doctor in the low-budget horror film, Marla Mae. Then last week, an article ran in The Olympian about the movie with lots of photos of 44-year-old Stange. Finally his days in the spotlight caught up with him. According to The News Tribune:

Brandon Roberts, the film’s producer, called Stange a talented actor who was well-liked by the cast and crew. He said the film was rewritten to suit Stange, who had “really nailed the audition” and brought a different element to the role than what the film’s creators originally sought.

Filming had just ended, and everyone was checking out the article in Friday morning’s newspaper when Stange headed out in his costume to buy cigarettes, Roberts said. Agents arrested Stange and allowed him to return the costume to the filming location.

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