Chechen Leader Kadyrov Bans Celebrations Of His Birthday

September 28, 2011 by  
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Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said he will not allow any celebrations of his birthday and any officials who give him gifts will be fired.

Kadyrov, who will turn 35 on Oct. 5, said he will not allow any celebrations of his birthday, which coincides with Grozny City Day, RIA Novosti reported Wednesday.


Ramzan Kadrov is a scholar and a gentleman, he is setting a fine example for the residents of Grozny City. A celebration of a city takes precedence over the birthday of a resident, regardless how notable he may be.

Kadrov’s fine example should be followed by anyone in a position of power in Russia as well as in our own country. I hate brown nosers who  bake special treats for their supervisors, I’m always tempted to go Medieval on them.

Kadrov is only 35, and his humility and his commonsense will take him a lot way.

Noisy Roosters Booted From New York City Garden

September 20, 2011 by  
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“Volunteers say two roosters were evicted from a community garden in New York after neighbors complained about too much cock-a-doodle-doo-ing.”


Residents of New York City aren’t bothered by the sound of gunfire, screaming prostitutes and crying crackheads. But it’s cruel to expect New Yorkers to put up with roosters crowing like there’s no tomorrow.

The roosters didn’t end up in someone’s dinner plate, they were relocated to an upstate animal farm.

All’s well that ends well, New Yorkers can once again let the soothing sound of gunfire lull them to sleep, and the roosters are safe and sound in an animal farm.

Freak Turnip Weighs 95 Pounds

September 14, 2011 by  
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“A Welsh gardener set a world record by growing a Swedish turnip weighing in at 95 pounds, 3 1/2 pounds heavier than the previous record vegetable.

Ian Neale, 68, of Newport said he spends as much as 70 hours each week tending to his garden.”


Anybody who spends 70 hours each week tending to his garden doesn’t have a life. At the most I spend a few hours each week tending to my garden; I have other fish to fry.

But pampering his monstrous turnip gives this old coot meaning to his life. I bet his wife is glad he is fooling around in the garden and not farting around the house.

I hate turnips, the sight of a 95-pound turnip would make me nauseous. I’m glad that freak of nature isn’t growing in my yard.

Souped-Up School Bus Reaches 320 MPH

September 13, 2011 by  
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“The creator of a jet-powered school bus with a 42,000-horsepower engine says he has reached a top speed of 320 mph during test runs in Nebraska.
Paul Stender, a native of Big Bend, Wis., said he and his team created the jet-powered bus in Lincoln, Neb., by taking an F4 engine and building the school bus around it, CBS News reported Monday.


This one goes under the heading “Things we really don’t need.” I can understand pimping a sports car, but a bus?

Stender shows off the bus to school children; I can imagine kids who’ve seen this souped-up bus yelling at their bus driver to go faster.

Most kids are embarrassed to ride in a regular school bus, but the little jerks would love to ride in Stender’s bus.

Drunken Elk Rescued From Tree By Firefighters

September 7, 2011 by  
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A Swedish man said an elk became stuck in his tree while drunk from eating fermented apples and required the assistance of emergency responders to get down.


Elk are sensible creatures, they while away the hours munching on grasses, leaves and bark. Elk are not predators, they have a “live and let live” attitude.

The only time elk act up is during the mating season, when the males are prone to engage in antler wrestling, and posturing.

We now learn that elk also act the fool when they are drunk as a skunk. Elk males are a lot like human males, they act stupid when they are drunk or when they are hitting on a female.

The inebriated elk was set free by firefighters, and he stumbled away to  his home to face the wrath of his female partner.

Lebanese Set Record For Largest Kammouneh Serving

September 5, 2011 by  
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A group of Lebanese set the world record for the largest serving of kammouneh, a Lebanese national dish, the group says.

Preparers used 551 pounds of tomatoes, 33 pounds of bulgur, 26 gallons of olive oil, as well as 44 pound mixture of mint, salt, pepper and salad seasoning.


Most Americans wouldn’t know a kammouneh from a kangaroo or a komodo dragon.

I don’t see any meat in the ingredients, which guarantees that this Lebanese dish will never be popular in the United States.

This monstrous dish weighed over half a ton; I’m getting an upset stomach just thinking about it.

Almost anything tastes good if it’s deep-fried, maybe if you fried this sucker it might appeal to Americans.

Hive Of 40,000 Bees Rescued

September 3, 2011 by  
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“A hive of 30,000 to 40,000 honeybees was rescued from a New York park when tropical storm Irene damaged the tree containing the hive.

The bees, which were left unprotected when a hollowed-out branch was ripped from a Fort Greene Park tree, attracted members of two beekeeping groups, New York City Beekeeping and the New York City Beekeepers Association, to rescue the hive.”


Hurricane Irene took more than 30 lives, but we witnessed many heartwarming scenes of individuals and families rescued from raging rivers.

It’s very satisfying when people or even cats and dogs are rescued during a natural disaster. But a story about 40,000 bees rescued isn’t quite as heartwarming, but I guess that the owner of the hives is jumping in joy.

I love honey, so I guess  I’m happy that the bees survived.