Weird Week 9

Published on Sunday, September 25, 2011
Weird Week 9

What is it that makes a week weird? (After all, isn’t one man's weird another's normal?) Do we have to experience an emotional shift to register an event outside society’s definition of the expected for us to psychologically categorise the experience as weird? If the event occurred frequently enough, would we be obliged to change our labelling? Does there have to be a physical event at all? For example, if you left work and suddenly realised that at no point during the day did you imagine your work "mates" being forced to eat their own faces while you sat tweeting and sipping tea, would you define that as weird? Sundays are the perfect day to ponder such things. What is it that makes a week weird? A giant bisexual crazed squid and a hitman with a heart certainly help...

Party like you’re dead –

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_18907533

Medieval zombie scare –

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/16/scitech/main20107552.shtml?tag=cbsnewsSectionContent.10

Giant African snails invade Miami (slowly) –

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/19/giant-african-snails-invade-miami_n_970286.html?ir=Weird%20News

Sperm bank rejects redheads –

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44579757/ns/health-pregnancy/?ocid=twitter#.TnhsLk8-_5Z

Plant that sows its own seeds –

http://www.discoveryon.info/2011/09/a-plant-that-sows-its-own-seeds-discovered.html

Toe-sucking bandit on the loose –

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/20/arkansas-toe-sucking-bandit_n_971830.html?ir=Weird%20News

Why no ticket? –

http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/news/9259315._I_m_related_to_the_Queen__among_excuses_for_no_rail_ticket/

Seismologists on trial for earthquake –

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/sep/20/italian-scientists-trial-predict-earthquake

Squirrel vs cobra –

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3811857/Brave-squirrel-scoffs-at-snake.html

Bi-sexual crazed squid roam ocean depths –

http://technology.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474980355330

Dumpling champ dies from eating too many dumplings –

http://news.yahoo.com/man-wins-dumpling-eating-contest-then-dies-150830490.html

Giant armadillo caught on camera –

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/14993426

Hobbit builds house in Wales –

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2039719/Simon-Dale-How-I-built-hobbit-house-Wales-just-3-000.html

Coroner declares death by spontaneous combustion –

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15032614

Mystery creature puzzles zookeepers –

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/viewnews.php?id=214573

Hitman falls in love with mark, stages her death –

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/876367-hitman-fakes-death-of-intended-victim-using-two-bottles-of-ketchup

And poor Scarlett Johansson –

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/876272-scarlett-johansson-naked-photo-recreated-in-dozens-of-hilarious-snaps

Until next week!

Discovery “Caddy” footage –

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