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Jan. 26, 2015
Monday, 26 January 2015 17:33

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  Americans will eat 1.25 billion chicken wings during the Super Bowl.  There was a 54% jump in ukulele sales in 2013 . . . mainly because people played them in YouTube videos.  And "cheese" is not one of the 27 ingredients listed on a can of Cheez Whiz.


2. A new study found that having a strong social life with friends can improve your chance of living longer by 7%.  But having strong connections with your family might do the OPPOSITE.  It's because regular contact with your family can add stress to your life.


3. Helicopter parenting may not be great for your kids . . . but it's great for your PETS.  A new study found people who are more neurotic, overprotective, and affectionate toward their pets have healthier and happier pets . . . and are happier themselves as well.


4. An elderly guy in California had a procedure a few years ago that required a catheter, but he had problems with it, and asked to have it removed.  His insurance company rejected his request, and within a week, it had SPLIT his junk in half and ERODED it.  Now he's suing his insurance company for negligence, elder abuse, and unfair business practices.

Jan. 22, 2015
Thursday, 22 January 2015 16:53

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  Wasabi was originally eaten with sushi to kill bacteria, not for its flavor.  The name for a group of ferrets is a "business."  And "M*A*S*H*" . . . which was set during the Korean War . . . lasted almost four times longer on TV than the Korean War itself.


2. A new survey asked women if they'd rather marry a guy who's a tech entrepreneur or a football player.  45% said a tech guy and just 5% said a football player . . . which means women were NINE TIMES more likely to go for a geek than a jock.  The survey also found 58% of people think being called a tech geek is a compliment.


3. A woman just posted a story on Reddit about her neighbor confronting her Monday morning over loud lovemaking . . . that forced him into the "birds and bees" talk with his eight-year-old daughter.  Only it turned out it wasn't loud sex . . . it was the woman screaming, "Eff me!" over and over during a game of "Mario Kart" with her husband.  She apologized for her filthy mouth.


4. Sweethearts just released their new conversation hearts candies for this Valentine's Day.  They picked three phrases submitted by kids:  "GIRL POWER" . . . "PUGS & KITTENS" . . . and "LUV 2 DANCE."  New hearts this year also feature "BFF" . . . "I love you" in French and Spanish . . . and pictures of a smiley face and mustache.


5. A new poll asked Americans whether certain activities count as sports.  52% say bowling is a sport . . . 33% say fishing is a sport . . . 33% say cheerleading is . . . 28% say pool is a sport . . . 14% say chess is a sport . . . 11% say poker is a sport . . . and 6% say competitive eating is a sport.

Jan. 20, 2015
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:55

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  The dog that played Toto in "The Wizard of Oz" was paid more than any of the little people who played Munchkins.  One-third of the world's population has never made a phone call.  And Popeye didn't always get strength from spinach . . . in the early comic strips, he got his power from rubbing a magic hen.


2. A five-year-old kid in England skipped a friend's birthday party at a ski resort a few weeks ago . . . so the mom throwing the birthday sent him an INVOICE for the $24 she had to pay to cover him when he no-showed.  She even threatened legal action if the money wasn't paid.


3. A 29-year-old woman in England just shared the story of how she FAKED her own DEATH to end things with a guy she'd met through online dating . . . who wouldn't leave her alone after three dates.  She texted him, pretending to be her sister, and said she had died.  That DID get the guy to go away . . . although he sent her a nasty message when he saw her online dating again a few months later.


4. A beauty expert in England says the key to perfect skin is . . . rubbing your own PEE on your face.  It's anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and filled with vitamins and minerals.  Some women who buy into that have even started mixing it in with their moisturizer.


5. Apparently, some women have started DUMPSTER DIVING behind fancy beauty shops . . . looking for expensive cosmetics and products they've thrown out.  You dig for stuff people returned . . . or the testers from the store that were thrown out before they were empty.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 16:52
Jan. 1, 2015
Friday, 02 January 2015 07:14

COUPLE GETS MARRIED AT COSTCO: Robert and Meredith Bonilla tied the knot in the frozen food aisle at their local Costco in Santa Maria, California. They used the section as their "aisle" to walk down because it was the place where they first met about one year ago. The newlyweds exchanged vows on top of wooden pallets before posing for pictures around the store. Click here for pictures: http://bit.ly/1Bpbn5s (UPI)

MAN DRIVES FOR TWO HOURS WITH KNIFE IN HIS HEAD: A Brazilian man who was stabbed in the head with an 11 inch knife survived the attack and managed to drive for two hours to get himself to a hospital. Juacelo Nunes claims he was arguing with a man at a party when the man's three friends approached to help him attack Nunes. He was stabbed in the throat, shoulder and chest before the knife was stabbed into his head. The knife missed Nunes left eye and passed through his mouth to the right side of his jaw. Nunes' wife said, "I did not believe when I saw my husband like that. I thought he was going to die. It was a miracle." (UPI)

NY COUPLE COMPLAINED ABOUT NEIGHBOR SO OFTEN THEY WERE ARRESTED: Paul Sohacki and Katherine Gannon of Cooperstown, New York, live in 12 acres and claim their neighbor, Gene Ellis, who lives on more than 50 acres attempted to steal their land because Ellis' driveway crossed a sliver of their land. Sohacki claims, "He was redefining the border closer and closer to our house. We had to get the land surveyed and see who owned what." The couple sued Ellis and the case was settled. Ellis agreed to move his driveway off their property. The couple began filming Ellis, to document what they say was trespassing and menacing behavior, everywhere. They took the footage to the County District Attorney asking him to take action against Ellis. But they didn't realize that, as the DA stated, "it showed them actually committing a crime against him. All of these videos were the best evidence against themselves. They were eventually arrested when we actually had some independent evidence of a witness, who was able to confirm that the Sohackis were following Mr. Ellis around and taking pictures of him." The charges against them were eventually dropped. (ABC News)

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015 07:14
Dec. 30, 2014
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 06:45

LARGEST WAD OF PAPER: The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is claiming the world record for the largest ball of paper. The ball was created to show residents just how much recyclable paper residents throw away every 30-second. The 426-pound wad, which measured 9-feet 7-inches and 32-feet in circumference, was shown at the Minnesota State fair. The agency was informed by the Guinness World Record that there wasn't a previous record. The ball unfortunately no longer exists as it was recycled and will eventually be made into cardboard for cereal boxes. (Yahoo)

CAT THAT WAS MISTAKENLY SOLD WITH MATTRESS GOES HOME: A Portland cat named Camo who was accidentally sold with a mattress set is finally home after 10 days. Hayley Crews caught Camo after he was reportedly seen near the Hillsboro Airport. She set a trap with sardines in oil and familiar scented clothing, according to her boyfriend, Roy Dufek. Dufek sold Crews' mattress without realizing Camo could be hiding in one of his favorite spots, the box spring. Dufek wrote in a statement, "We can't ever repay or say thank you enough to all the people that spent their cherished holiday time, and resources to help us bring Camo home. It was quite emotional last night, we're in shock of this whole experience and have been holding him tight!" (Huffington Post)

HEARSE STOLEN WITH BODY INSIDE: A Los Angeles man stole a hearse with a body inside of it just before the funeral mass. The theft happened outside of the Ebenezer Baptist Church as funeral preparations were taking place. Family and friends attending the funeral followed the hearse in their vehicles and were able to get the man to pull over after a four-block chase. Police believe the man to be mentally ill and will have him assessed by a mental health professional. (Los Angeles Times)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 06:46
Dec. 24, 2014
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 06:44

HOMEOWNER ORDERED TO TAKE DOWN ZOMBIE NATIVITY SCENE: An Ohio homeowner has been ordered by Sycamore Township officials to take down a Nativity scene outside of his home that featured zombies --  instead of humans -- as baby Jesus and the wise men. The man, Jasen Dixon, who manages a haunted house, said, "I wanted a Nativity and I worked with what I had. The neighbors don't like it. My father hates it and anything bad that happens he blames on that." (Fox News)

DRINK DRIVER CLAIMS TO BE VLADIMIR PUTIN'S COUSIN: A Russian man was stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence in England and told police he was Vladmir Putin's cousin and a member of the Russian mafia in an attempt to intimidate the police officers. The man refused a breathalyzer and told the officers that if he was charged he would not turn up in court and would head back to Russia. He was remanded to custody and pled guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis. He was baaned from driving for six months, given a curfew for 30 days and ordered to pay forty pounds for costs and sixty pounds for victim surcharge. Superintendent Jane Derrick said, "The behavior of Tencs might appear funny if his actions had not been so dangerous." (East Grinstead Courier)

FEDEX TRUCK LOSES PACKAGES ON HIGHWAY: A Colorado man caught a FedEx truck losing packages on the highway on video. The man said, "I kind of swerved over to avoid running over it and realized it was a package." FedEx said only five packages fell and all of them were recovered but Dickson says more than five packages tumbled off the truck and at least one was missed during the cleanup. Click here for the video: http://bit.ly/1E9O8ly (UPI)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 06:44
Dec. 23, 2014
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 06:37

CHRISTMAS TREE CONTROLLED BY TWEETS: Twitter users everywhere can control the lights on a New Jersey Christmas tree. The 9-foot Christmas tree and menorah contain nearly 1,000-LED lights that can be turned on and off by tweeting. Oxford Communications created the display to help charities, towns and businesses and fundraising campaigns. Twitter users can tweet #brilliant#twinkle to @Oxmas_Tree to light the display and tweet #figgyypudding to turn them off. (USA Today)

754 DREIDELS SPIN TO BREAK WORLD RECORD: Nearly 800-people gathered in Israel to break the Guinness World Record for most dreidels spinning simultaneously. The group attempted to spin about 1,000-dreidels at Tel Aviv's Sarona shopping center. A total of 754 toys kept spinning for the required 10-seconds to break the previous record of 734 originally set in 2011. (The Jerusalem Post)

LEG LAMP STOLEN: The leg lamp made famous in "A Christmas Story" was stolen from a New York liquor store. The owner of the Yankee Spirits caught the man on camera, but police have not yet been able to identify the man. The store's surveillance video shows a man in a gray hoodie and sunglasses walking into the store and glancing around before he grabs a large leg lamp and leaves. (Yahoo)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 06:51
Dec. 22, 2014
Monday, 22 December 2014 06:59

MAN DRESSED AS ELF ARRESTED FOR DWI: A New Jersey man dressed as one of Santa's elves was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of DWI after failing multiple sobriety tests. Brian Chellis was found by police passed out drunk in his car, with the engine running, music blaring and an open can of beer beside him, in a Target parking lot and was subsequently arrested and summoned for driving while intoxicated and careless driving while also being cited for possession of an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle. (UPI)

MAN PLUNGES THROUGH CEILING IN FAILED ROBBERY: Florida man, Chacarion Avant, 19, was charged with armed burglary after he crashed through insulation and ceiling tiles at Gonzalez Bakery in Groveland, Florida. Avant had a knife on him and officials believe he was trying to rob the business but they are not sure how he got into the ceiling. The thief allegedly fell onto a rack of potato chips. (Huffington Post)

UNEXPLODED WORLD WAR II BOMB FOUND: Authorities in Potsdam, Germany evacuated about 10,000 people from the surrounding area where an unexploded bomb from WWII was found. City authorities said builders working on state investment bank ILB's new headquarters found the 550 pound bomb at the site. The bomb, which dates from WWII, has been reported as being of U.S. or British origin. In a statement issued, explosive disposal experts were brought in to difuse the bomb. (UPI)

TEACHER FIRED FOR TAKING STUDENTS ON A RIDE IN A CAR TRUNK: Heather Cagle, an Oklhoma teacher, was fired after she allegedly took 11 students on a trip to Walmart for snacks in her Honda Accord. Seven children sat in the backseat, two rode in the front and two were locked in the trunk. Cagle did not have school or parental permission for the trip. She told the school board, "It was a terrible mistake. I didn't want to hurt anyone. I just wanted to do something nice." (Huffington Post)

Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2014 07:00
Dec. 18, 2014
Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:41

MAN IS UNHARMED AFTER FALL FROM SIXTY-FOOT CLIFF: A 22-year-old New Yorker slipped of the edge of a cliff while hiking at Letchworth State Park. A friend called police immediately after Timothy Mazurczak fell. Nearly two-dozen rescuers spent two hours trying to save the hiker from the gorge. Luckily, he showed little signs of his fall. (Huffington Post)

POLICE SEARCH FOR VANDAL WITH SPELLING PROBLEM: An unknown suspect vandalized a South Carolina woman's 2013 Chevrolet Sonic, but spelled her insult incorrectly. Wendy Owens told police that she noticed the words "B*cth I'm get you". Owens, had no solid proof, but she thought the vandal “may have been a female named Dawn.” (Smoking Gun)

MONSTER TRUCK BREAKS GUINNESS SPEED RECORD: A monster truck reached a speed of 99.1-miles-per-hour on a Texas racetrack to break a Guinness world record. The Raminator driven by Mark Hall went for a spin around the track at the Circuit of the Americas. Hall broke the record for fastest monster truck speed, which was set at 96.8-miles per-hour. (Jalopnik)

SCHOOL SENDS 300 ACCEPTANCE LETTERS TO THE WRONG STUDENTS: John Hopkins University accidentally sent nearly 300 acceptance letters to students who should have been rejected. University officials apologized to the students for the disappointment that they caused. Vice Provost David Phillips chalked the mistake up to human error and explained that a contractor mistakenly pulled the wrong list of emails. The subject line for the email messages read, "Embrace the YES!" and the message welcomed the students to the university. (Yahoo)

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:41
Dec. 17, 2014
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 06:22

BASKETBALL STAR HAS COMBINED THE SPORT WITH TAI CHI: A Chinese "freestyle basketball" star has shot a video showing his basketball skills in a routine inspired by the Chinese martial art, tai chi. Jiang Shan, who performs with his freestyle basketball group, theZmedia, was named China's champion freestyle basketball player in 2006, 2007 and 2008 before becoming a full time entertainer. Click here to see the video: http://bit.ly/1sxFDpY (UPI)

MAN ARRESTED WHILE DRIVING CAR WITH 4 FLATS AND A DEPLOYED AIRBAG: Omaha police arrested a man for suspicion of DUI after they spotted him driving with a deployed airbag on four flat tires. He has been arrested for DUI three previous times. This time Richard Curzon was booked on suspicion of felony DUI, felony driving during revocation, felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, leaving the scene of a property-damage accident, bail review, open container and possession of drug paraphernalia. (Omaha.com)

WALMART CUSTOMERS AND WORKERS TACKLE DEER INSIDE STORE: Customers and workers at a Charlotte, North Caroline Walmart got a shock when a confused deer wandered into the store. It was tackled and pinned down to the group by a few customers and workers and caught on video by a customer. The deer was taken away by Animal Control. Click here to see the video: http://bit.ly/1wHnR7A (UPI)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 06:40
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