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Screams kill chickens
January 25, 2007, 3:14 pm
Filed under: WTF

David Pescovitz: A four-year-old’s screams killed hundreds of chickens, according to a court in the eastern China province of Jiangsu. Frightened by a dog, the little boy apparently cried loudly near the hen house window for quite a while. From Metro.co.uk:

A court ruled the boy’s screaming was “the only unexpected abnormal sound” and that the 443 chickens trampled each other to death in fear.

The boy’s father was ordered to pay around £117 in compensation to the owner of the chickens.


WTF News
January 16, 2007, 11:35 am
Filed under: web, WTF

Sounds like something from Six Feet Under…

Woman dead after water-drinking contest

David Pescovitz: Jennifer Strange, 28, died of water intoxication, called hyponatremia, on Friday after participating in a Sacramento radio station’s contest to see how much water contestants could drink without urinating. The winner of the “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contests was to win the videogame system. From the Associated Press:

Initially, contestants were handed eight-ounce bottles of water to drink every 15 minutes.

“They were small, little half-pint bottles, so we thought it was going to be easy,” said fellow contestant James Ybarra of Woodland, west of Sacramento. “They told us if you don’t feel like you can do this, don’t put your health at risk.”

Ybarra said he quit after drinking five bottles. “My bladder couldn’t handle it anymore,” he added. After he quit, he said, the remaining contestants, including Strange, were given even bigger bottles to drink.

Driving in India (WTF)
December 20, 2006, 4:00 pm
Filed under: streaming media, WTF

Where apparently, they have no right-of-way laws….

WTF News
December 20, 2006, 1:47 pm
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Goth moths slurp birds’ tears after piercing victims’ eyelids

from Boing Boing

Xeni Jardin: To paraphrase a quote immortalized by Mark‘s 7-year-old daughter: nature is creepy, interesting, and real. This New Scientist article reveals that not only do some moth species drink the tears of sleeping birds, but the flying insects have evolved barbed tongues with which to pierce the birdies’ beverage-filled eyelids. Utterly grody.

Link. (Thanks, DeathBoy)

Mystery photo: man in top hat sitting on dead horse
December 18, 2006, 9:21 am
Filed under: photography, WTF


WTF News
December 15, 2006, 8:44 am
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World’s tallest man saves two dolphins


Mark Frauenfelder:  Bao Xishun is 7 feet 9 inches tall, and as you might imagine, has very long arms to match his body. Those long arms of his were put to good use recently when he was called in by desperate veterinarians to reach into the stomachs of two dolphins and remove the plastic they had swallowed. Link

Is it a zombie or is it…. a frag bomb!?
November 29, 2006, 8:21 am
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This just in on WTF news… several zombies in Minneapolis were arrested for “imitating weapons of mass destruction”… OMG, not even kidding… link