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Monday: August 10, 2009

Inflatable clown stolen from Moscow Circus makes safe return home.Inflatable clown stolen from Moscow Circus makes safe return home.

Apparently he was fed up with current working conditions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:28 AM | Tags (6) | clown | inflatable | moscow | circus | ransom | demands |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

Fifteen interesting original chess sets for your viewing pleasure.Fifteen interesting original chess sets for your viewing pleasure.

Anyone up for an amorphous organic game of chess? Anyone? Anybody out there?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:45 AM | Tags (5) | chess | sets | strange | original | different |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 31, 2009

New super-yacht looks like some form of sea creature.New super-yacht looks like some form of sea creature.

This $95 million dollar contraption can hold a whopping twelve people.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:25 AM | Tags (6) | creature | design | expensive | sea | whale | yacht |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 87 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 27, 2009

Some more strange ice cream flavors from around the world just for you.Some more strange ice cream flavors from around the world just for you.

The most shocking one, though, is no better—but perhaps no worse—than the thought of a real-life Monkeys 'n' Cream: raw horseflesh, which can be found in at least one ice cream shop in—yes, Tokyo.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 12:22 PM | Tags (6) | flavors | strange | world | icecream | horse | monkeys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


New Zealand woman had to be rescued from over-playful dolphin.New Zealand woman had to be rescued from over-playful dolphin.

Heed caution and beware of over-playful dolphins, who knows when and where they'll strike next!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:44 AM | Tags (4) | dolphin | playful | rescue | strange |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

Party mode unavailable for some selected Netflix movies on Xbox Live?Party mode unavailable for some selected Netflix movies on Xbox Live?

So far it looks like the service can't be used with Disney and Starz movies. You'll have to MST3K these movies in person.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 12:04 PM | Tags (5) | banned | netflix | party | xbla | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 17, 2009

Thousands of giant squid invade California.Thousands of giant squid invade California.

Scientists are not sure why the squid are swarming off the Southern California coast, but they are concerned. In recent years, small numbers have been spotted from California to Sitka, Alaska, an alarming trend, scientists say.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 8:07 AM | Tags (4) | california | invasion | science | squid |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 68 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

PETA decides to weigh in on the whole Michael Jackson butter statue issue.PETA decides to weigh in on the whole Michael Jackson butter statue issue.

Seriously folks, how about we just forget about making the statue all together.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 2:57 PM | Tags (6) | butter | iowa | michaeljackson | nondairy | statue | weird |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 15, 2009

Some units of NYPD still using typewriters.Some units of NYPD still using typewriters.

And it turns out that vintage typewriters are quite expensive to maintain. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:14 AM | Tags (7) | dragnet | expensive | maintenance | nypod | police | technology | typewriters |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

China decides to ban electro-shock therapy for Internet addicts.China decides to ban electro-shock therapy for Internet addicts.

The Chinese government has led a campaign for over a year against Internet addiction, saying young people's excessive time in Internet cafes, known as Web bars in Chinese, is hurting their studies and damaging family life.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:43 AM | Tags (5) | addicts | china | electric | shock | therapy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten weird ways in which to distribute music.Ten weird ways in which to distribute music.

Industry execs may fret about declining traditional sales, but some enterprising artists and labels have devised new ways to sell music that give fans something to collect, even in an age when the music itself can be infinitely duplicated for free.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:38 AM | Tags (4) | music | distribution | wired | weird |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Followup: Iowa rethinking butter statue of Michael Jackson.Followup: Iowa rethinking butter statue of Michael Jackson.

Don't fear just yet butter fans, organizers of the Iowa State Fair are going to put this proposal to a vote.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 12:31 PM | Tags (4) | butter | michaeljackson | strange | vote |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Netflix and Sony team up to stream movies to Bravia television owners.Netflix and Sony team up to stream movies to Bravia television owners.

But what about that certain other particular Sony device that people seem to use a lot?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:31 AM | Tags (8) | bravia | netflix | partnership | playstation | ps3 | sony | streaming | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 9, 2009

Drunken badger manages to disrupt traffic over in Germany.Drunken badger manages to disrupt traffic over in Germany.

Seemed appropriate to follow the previous story with this one.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 4:14 PM | Tags (6) | strange | badger | drunk | delay | traffic | germany |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


About seventy-eight turtles managed to delay flights out of JFK temporarily.About seventy-eight turtles managed to delay flights out of JFK temporarily.

That's a lot of turtles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 4:12 PM | Tags (5) | airport | delays | flights | jfk | turtles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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