Spider Lies On Facebook

I am terribly afraid of spiders, so I was a bit squeamish about debunking a few of the false spider-related posts on Facebook. I Used to be an Adventurer Like You Until I Took a Spider to the Butt One of the popular Facebook posts involves a two-striped spider that likes to hide in airplane…
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I Live In Absolute Terror

My neighbors have been hearing all sorts of screaming, screeching, yelping and thudding around my apartment lately, as I have attempted to stem the tide of the moth invasion with spray poison and phone books. I am afraid of moths. Given that fact, I apparently chose the wrong year to move to North Dakota. Because…
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He Hit You With A What?!?

A man allegedly hit a woman with a frozen armadillo in Texas recently. Apparently everything’s weirder in Texas. You can’t make this kind of stuff up because no one would believe you if you did. The news comes from Fox 4 News via BoingBoing, which is a lovely repository of the weird. I can only…
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Heroes And Villains

One of the top 5 most-viewed stories on our site today has been the sad tale of the complete wackjob who glued a cat to the local interstate. The idea that the person who did this likely lives within 100 miles of me is a very unpleasant one, and remembering that it was probably around…
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The Origin Of The Surprised Kitty

Earlier I linked to the Surprised Kitten, an internet sensation that, like the Dramatic Chipmunk and the Dancing Hamsters, have become a bizarre "everyone’s seen it" kind of thing. Much to my surprise, the Surprised Kitten has an origin story! Check it out. Note that the page has been auto-translated from French and as usual…
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