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february 21st, 2014
Friday, 21 February 2014 14:09

SAN FRANCISCO GIRL SCOUT SELLS COOKIES AT CANNABIS CLINIC: A 13-year-old Girl Scout has started selling cookies outside of a cannabis clinic in San Francisco. Danielle Lei -- along with her mother, Carol, sold 117 boxes outside of the Green Cross clinic on Monday (February 17th) thanks to hungry patrons. The girl's mom, who said this isn't the first time that they've sold outside of a medical marijuana clinic, believes it gives her the opportunity to talk to her children about drugs. (Mashable)

 


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RAP LYRICS USED TO CONVICT SOUTH CAROLINA MAN OF MURDER: A 22-year-old South Carolina man was convicted of murder after his rap lyrics were used as evidence against him. Gonzales "Snoop" Wardlaw met 21-year-old Thomas Hoefer at the Harbison Olive Garden to purchase marijuana, but Wardleaw was unhappy with the pot and shot Hoefer in the chest, who died on the way to the hospital. The Columbia Police department found the lyrics at Wardlaw's home which included references like "Hit 'em in his chest" and "caught 'em at da Olive Garden" were used in Wardlew's 50-minute sentencing. (UPI)

DOG FILES AS CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR: A Texas man filed his dog Dylan as a candidate for mayor but was turned down on some technicalities. Dylan Westie, a West Highland White Terrier, was motivated to join the race because he wasn't invited to Mayor Beth Van Duyne re-election kickoff party. Dylan's owner Mike Howard, who writes political satire for his website The Controversial Report, was told by the Irving City Secretary that Dylan didn't have enough petition signatures to be considered a candidate, he only had 13 out of the 60 required, and that Dylan's signature needed to be notarized. (CBS)

TWITTER YANKS PARODY ROB FORD ACCOUNT: A Twitter account parodying Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been suspended after a tweet about the Russian hockey team being knocked out of the Olympics by "gay loving Finland". Twitter spokesperson Nu Wexler did not confirm the suspension, but Richard Feren, the man behind the "@TOMayorfrod" said he was prepared to be suspended, but wasn't sure what specifically the problem was. Fans have taken to twitter to complain and to get Feren's account restored. (NBC)

MAN USES FORKLIFT TO GET CANDY FROM VENDING MACHINE: A 27-year-old man was fired after he used a forklift to get a candy bar from his job's vending machine. Robert McKevitt of Iowa, made several attempts to release a Twix bar including paying another dollar and banging on the machine, but nothing worked. The candy wasn't freed until McKevitt drove an 8,000-pound forklift and lifted the vending machine two-feet in the air and dropped it three times. When a supervisor confronted him, McKevitt allegedly explained that he was simply trying to get the snack he had paid for. He was fired five says later and was quoted as saying, " The machine was trouble...now I hear they have all new vending machines there." (Des Moines Register)

 
february 20th, 2014
Thursday, 20 February 2014 12:20

BARACK OBAMA IS THE FACE OF VIAGRA IN PAKISTAN: Barack Obama's image is being used to sell Viagra to the men of Pakistan who want to improve their sexual performance. One package in particular, has Barack Obama posing as James Bond, holding a PPK handgun close to his face. The Obama Viagra has become increasing popular with young adults because of depression from terrorism and unemployment. (Daily Mail)

 


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101-YEAR-OLD FLORIDA MAN RUNS FOR CONGRESS: A 101-year-old Sarasota man is running for a chance to represent Florida's 15th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Joe Newman, who calls himself an Anthropological Progressive, will be running as a write-in candidate during this fall's election against incumbent Representative Vern Buchanan. On Newman's website, it claims he has been an advocate of "social change for more than a half century" and that "His lifelong accomplishments force people to reevaluate what they believe can be done in a single lifetime." (UPI)

SEIZED MARIJUANA IN POLICE STATION GETTING COPS HIGH: Cops in Northern France have started getting high in their police station after a strike has left them with a large amount of confiscated drugs. The police station in Roubaix has about 40-kilograms of marijuana, which is causing a pungent enough smell cause the officers to get stoned. Many officers have found the situation to be amusing, but others worry that it may cause officers to fail drug tests. The agency charged with collecting the drugs has not made timely pick-ups due to a strike. (UPI)

VIKING MYTH PREDICTS APOCALYPSE: According to the Jorvik Viking Centre, a final battle called Ragnarok from Viking lore will result in the end of the world and is predicted to happen on February 22nd. Ragnarok was predicted to occur on February 22nd because of the end of the feast of Jolablot, a festival signaling the end of winter. About 300 warriors will march through the York, England, before rival tribes participate in an "ultimate battle"

 
february 19th, 2014
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 14:24

UTAH WOMAN BUYS ALL "INDECENT" SHIRTS FROM STORE: A shopper bought all of the "indecent" t-shirts from a local PacSun in Utah. Judy Cox was birthday shopping with her teenage son at the University Mall in Orem when she passed PacSun's display window. Cox was appalled at the display, which featured the company's new line of "visual" t-shirts that include scantily-clad woman in provocative poses. When the store manager told her that he couldn't do anything about the display, Cox purchased all $567 of the t-shirts and vowed to return them on 59th day of their 60 day return policy. (Daily Herald)

PACKS OF STRAY CHIHUAHUAS HARASS PHOENIX RESIDENTS: A pack of Chihuahuas have been wondering the streets of a Phoenix neighborhood for the past year and harassing residents. Ray Rios of the Maryvale neighborhood said about 8-12 Chihuahuas have been causing trouble for residents like chasing kids, raiding resident's yards, and leaving feces on their property. Maricopa County Animal Control spokeswoman Melissa Gable said Maryvale received 6,000 calls for service last year, twice as many as in nearby Glendale. (UPI)

ONLINE STREAMING EVENT CRASHED BEFORE ASTEROID PASSES EARTH: An asteroid passing Earth was going to be streamed on Slooh dot com, but the website crashed before anyone could watch. Thousands of people around the world were left disappointed as the Slooh Space Camera website crashed multiple times before the 885-foot space rock whizzed by earth at about 27,000 miles-per-hour. The asteroid dubbed 2000 EM26 was not seen by many of the followers despite the crashes because the images did not show much detail. (

PORK PIE CAUSES WEDDING BRAWL: A brawl at a wedding in England was because of a pork pie. Police in West Yorkshire responded to an "ongoing disturbance" at the Harold Club and closed an entire section of the property to prevent any further problems. Two people were arrested on assault charges and another was arrested to keep order. (Telegraph)

 
february 18th, 2014
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 14:29

GROUPON CONFIRMS PRSIDENT HAMILTON ERROR WAS INTENTIONAL: Groupon offered special deals for President's Day in honor of Alexander Hamilton even though he was never president. The deal, which gave $10 off of any $40 purchase, was used to celebrate the holiday and create buzz about the website. A spokesperson confirmed the mistake was an intentional stunt and believed that the fake was "an overwhelming success." (UPI)

STUDENTS WARNED NOT TO PLAY WITH BEARS: Sierra Nevada College students have been warned not to feed bears, pet them, or "spank" them on the butt. Ron Stiller of Bear Smart Tahoe, aims to prevent bears from being socialized and accustomed to humans, but students on campus had made it a game to "spank" the animals on the rear. Wildlife officials said 14 bears in the Incline, Nevada area had to be captured and relocated in October alone, while several other dubbed dangerous were killed. (UPI)

SPONGEBOB MONUMENTS RETURN TO OHIO CEMETERY: A Cincinnati cemetery announced that it has reached an agreement with a slain soldier's family to put her "SpongeBob SquarePants" monuments back in place. Army Sergeant Kimberly Walker's grave has been returned after the Spring Grove Cemetery initially received complaints from visitors. The monuments were returned Friday (February 14th) with granite slabs blocking them from the view of other gravesites. (UPI)

SMART SKINSUIT THAT TURNS YOU INTO A SUPERHERO: Morphsuits has created skinsuits that turn Marvel fans into superheroes. The suit works using a Morphsuits app that allows the user to select which superhero that they'd like to become. The fan must then slip the smartphone into a specially engineered slot in the costume for the transformation to be complete when viewed from an through another smartphone. The costumes allow fans to become Wolverine, Spiderman, Deadpool, Ironman, and Captain America. (Daily Mail)

PANTS FORGOTTEN IN MINNESOTA REACH GROOM IN COSTA RICA: A Minnesota clothier spared no expense after a customer forgot his wedding pants in a changing room before he flew off to Cost Rica. Judd Frost put his 32-year-old daughter on a plane to hand deliver the pants because FedEx, UPS, and airline package services couldn't help. The groom Jason Anderson was surprised to hear that a special courier was in route to deliver the pants because he didn't know that they were missing until he was contacted by Frost. (Yahoo)

 
february 17th, 2014
Monday, 17 February 2014 14:41

WOMAN IS JAILED AFTER NOT RETURNING VIDEO THAT SHE RENTED NINE YEARS AGO: A 27-year-old South Carolina woman spent the night in jail after police arrested her for failing to return a Jennifer Lopez movie that she rented nine-years ago. Kayla Michelle FInley, who was charged for petit larceny, was put behind bars after police noticed a warrant for her arrest because she never returned the movie Monster-in-Law. Dalton's Video which originally sought legal action against the woman has since closed. (Daily Mail)

GIANT HEDGEHOG APPEARS IN SOUTH LONDON: A massive seven-foot hedgehog has been installed in south London to promote a new TV series. The life-like structure, which took two months to create with 2,000 soft wood spikes, willow, and coconut fiber, was created to promote David Attenborough's new show Natural Curiosities. The show will feature two animals every episode that has a "distinct evolutionary quirk". (Metro)

 


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RUSSIAN TEENS ACCUSED OF STEALING SNACKS AT GUNPOINT: Two Russian teenagers were arrested and charged for stealing snacks at gunpoint from a Moscow cafe. The teens, who are 16 and 17, are accused of stealing five meat pastries, four soda bottles , and about four-dollars from the cafe register with air guns. Police caught both suspects after a two-hour chase, who face up to 10-years in prison if convicted. (UPI)

CONSTRUCTION CREWS SEEK RECORD FOR LARGEST CONTINUOUS CONCRETE POUR: Los Angeles construction crews are seeking the Guinness World Record for largest concrete pour. The marathon pour started Saturday (February 15) and was expected to last 20 hours without interruption. The foundation is in downtown Los Angeles where a skyscraper called New Wilshire Grand will be built. The skyscraper, which will be the tallest constructed west of the Mississippi, is estimated to cost more than $1-billion. (Huffington Post)

CONDOM DELIVERY SERVICE OPENS IN KENYA: A businesswoman in Kenya has opened a condom delivery service because she thinks people are too shy to buy them in stores. The condoms, which sell three for $3.50, are delivered by motorbike in the capital Nairobi to avoid traffic jams. Faith Ndiwa said she has about 4,000 clients that have used the service and employs 15 people for deliveries. (UPI)

 
February 14th, 2014
Friday, 14 February 2014 13:06

NY JUDGE RULES LAP DANCES ARE TAXABLE: The New York State Division of Tax Appeals has ruled that lap dances are taxable. Judge Donna Gardiner wrote that lap dances are not "live dramatic choreographic performances", but are "sexual fantasy" and "not dance". As a result of the decision, the Hustler Club now owes $2-million, a debt which will make things more expensive for customers at the club. (UPI)

WOMAN CUTS OUT TATTOO OF HER EX-BOYFRIENDS' NAME AND MAILS SKIN TO HIM: A 26-year-old British woman cut off her tattoo bearing the name of her ex-boyfriend. Torz Reynolds cut out the phrase, "Chopper's B****" before tying it up in a ribbon and mailing to Stuart "Chopper". Reynolds had tearfully seen off "Chopper" as he left to pursue his dream job in Alaska, only to find out that he actually went to Essex to shack up with a mistress. (Metro)

HEAD TEACHER ANNOUNCES SCHOOL CLOSING WITH ICE ICE BABY RAP: The head and assistant head of Durham Academy in North Carolina announced their school closing by rapping to the tune of Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby. Michael Ulku-Steiner and Lee Hark, who have become internet stars after their video went viral, said the video was very "spur of the moment" and that they were thinking about creating another video for a rain delay using Milli Vanilli's Blame It on the Rain.

LAWMAKERS WILL DECIDE IF RUBBER DUCK RACES ARE LEGAL IN WISCONSIN: The Wisconsin Assembly will vote on a bill to legalize rubber duck racing in the state after the village of Mishicot was warned that its annual rubber duck race was an example of illegal gambling. Charities which have typically organized the races like the "Ducktona 500" and the "Lucky Duck Derby" for fundraising purposes, will be allowed to legally hold these races if Assembly Bill 422 is passed. The bill imposes certain requirements for conducting a race, including that the ducks all be the same size, shape, weight, and that a device be used to trap the ducks in the order that they finished. (UPI)

COMPUTER NERD BUYS ALTERNATING SEATS AT MOVIE THEATRE TO STOP COUPLES FROM SITTING NEXT TO EACH OTHER: A Chinese man, who didn't want his Valentine's Day ruined by cuddling couples, bought every other seat at a cinema in Shanghai. The man, who only identified himself by his online nickname UP, used a crowdfunding website to buy alternating tickets to a Valentine's Day showing of the film Beijing Love Story. UP explained that the stunt was difficult to pull off as the theatres online bookings system refused him to reserve odd seats, and the staff at the cinema refused his request. (Daily Mail)

 
February 13th, 2014
Thursday, 13 February 2014 14:16

BOY WITH NO FRIENDS, NOW HAS 1-MILLION FACEBOOK FRIENDS: A 10-year-old Michigan boy, who told his mother there was no point in having a birthday party because he had no friends, gained 1.1-million friends on Facebook in a 24 hour span. Colin's parents haven't told him about the outpouring of support on his Facebook page, but plan to reveal the secret on the morning of his birthday (March 9th). Colin's mother Jennifer created the Colin is Eleven page in an attempt to generate some birthday love for her son. (Metro).

 


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POLICE RESCUE WRONG MAN FROM BOSTON HARBOR: Boston Police, who were searching for a missing 24-year-old man, ended up pulling a different man from the Boston Harbor. Officers were searching for Eric Munsell near the Long Wharf Marriott where he was last seen on Monday (February 10th) when they saw a man struggling to climb up a stone wall. The unidentified man, who only was wearing only a jacket and boxers shorts, did not speak English, but was pulled to safety by the police officers and taken to the hospital. It's unclear how he ended up in the water. (Huffington Post)

TEEN ACCUSED OF ROBBING 7-11 WITH CHAINSAW: An Australian teenager has been arrested for robbing a 7-11 gas station with a chainsaw while wearing a flower pot on his head. Steven Frank Steele of Ipswich, Queensland, was arrested Monday after Steele allegedly lunged at 7-11 employees and damaged a window along with several display racks with his power tool. Steele, who allegedly only stole a single bottle of soda, also flashed his butt at attends before he was arrested while walking away from the scene. (Huffington Post)

HACKERS BOMBARD SNAPCHAT WITH PICTURES OF SMOOTHIES: Users of Snapchat have reported receiving random pictures of smoothies that were caused by a hacking scam. According to claims on twitter, several accounts have been hacked and people are advised not to click on the URL that comes with the image. (Wired)

PARKING SPOT GOES FOR OVER $600,000: A parking spot in Kensington, England has gone on sale for just over $660,000. The parking spot, which costs almost two-and-a-half times the average price of a home, is big enough for two cars and is close to Royal Albert Hall. According to estate agent Hobart Slater, the spot is located in an exclusive area where the average home sells for under 4-million-dollars and has already drawn plenty of interest. (Metro)

 
FEBRUARY 12TH, 2014
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 12:59

DORITOS AND 7-ELEVEN ARE TESTING NEW CHEESE SNACKS: Doritos and 7-Eleven have partnered to test a cheese stuffed snack called a "Doritos Loaded" at several select locations. The snack is reportedly like a mozzarella stick covered in Doritos. "Doritos Loaded" are only available a handful of 7-Eleven stores including three stores in Washington DC. (Gawker)

VIRGINIA CONGREGATION WORSHIPS IN THE NUDE: A small Virginia Congregation doesn't wear clothing during their religious services. The White Tail Chapel which is located on Virginia's only year round nudist resort; have argued that biggest moments in Jesus' life were naked like his birth, crucifixion, and resurrection. Pastor Allen Parker believes being nude stops people from feeling better than one another. (UPI)

POLICE BREAK UP LINES AFTER GAS STATION ERROR SOLD FUEL AT ONE CENT PER GALLON: Police had to break up long lines of motorists after a glitch at an Illinois gas station made prices go down to about a penny-per-gallon. An unidentified Shell worker was unaware of the technical error and how many people benefitted from the mistake. It wasn't until 9:30pm on Sunday (February 9th) that Police informed her. Sergeant Dennis Leard who was trying to clear traffic, realized the mistake after several cars returned to the station and promptly notified the Shell employees. (Daily Mail)

 


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FACEBOOK APPS TELLS YOU IF IT'S TIME TO GET MARRIED: Time has created a Facebook app that will tell users if it's time to get married. The app determines your results by computer-verifiable information like the median age of your married friends as well as their relationship status. The app isn't the most accurate because it can only use information from friends that list their birthday in their profiles, meaning only 25-percent of your friends are included in the calculation. (Time Tech)

VALENTINE'S DAY UNDERWEAR TO TEMPT GAMERS AWAY FROM THEIR GAMING CONSOLES: Retailer Game has launched a pheromone fueled underwear to entice gamers from their consoles and lure them to their bedroom. According to new research, 23-percent of gamers will be tempted to sneak away for a "console quickie" on Valentine's Day. Game hopes that the "Game On" undies, which will be available at the Game store in their Stratford, England this week, will help gamers with the urge to leave their partner. (Metro)

HEALTH OFFICIALS SHUT DOWN "DUMB STARBUCKS":The Los Angeles County Health Department shut down the "Dumb Starbucks" parody cafe for not having the proper permits. Nathan Fielder, who created the cafe, has maintained that "Dumb Starbucks" is a parody and technically an art gallery. (UPI)

 
February 11th, 2014
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 14:27

CRACK PIPE VENDING MACHINES IN VANCOUVER: In an attempt to combat HIV and hepatitis, Vancouver has installed crack pipe vending machines in the city's Downtown Eastside neighborhood. The Pyrex crack pipes, which sell for a quarter each, are more durable and less likely to chip and cut drug users' mouths than traditional pipes and could possibly ease the burden on taxpayers. According to the Drug Users Resource Centre, each individual case of HIV or hepatitis costs taxpayers up to $250,000 in medical treatment. (UPI)

 


DAREDEVIL CLIMBS 1,500-FOOT CLIFF WITHOUT SAFETY EQUIPMENT: A trailer for a new video shows daredevil Alex Honnold fearlessly scaling the face of Sendero Luminoso in Mexico. The American free climber, who managed to make it to the top of the cliff in three hours, has some branding him a legend and others calling him an idiot for taking such extreme risks. (Metro)


MCGRUFF THE CRIME DOG ACTOR SENTENCED TO 16 YEARS: An actor that used to play McGruff the Crime Dog was sentenced to 16-years in prison after it was discovered that he owned illegal weapons and pot. 41-year-old John Morales had 1,000 Marijuana plants, 27, weapons; including a grenade launcher, and 9,000 rounds of ammunition in his Galveston, Texas home. Morales was originally arrested in 2011 for speeding, but cops found a diagram of two pot-growing operation. (Redline)

MICHIGAN COLLEGE OFFERS COURSE IN ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: Central Michigan University is offering a religion course that is exploring apocalyptic themes in biblical texts, literature, and pop culture. Philosophy and religion faculty member Kelly Murphy's class will discuss movies like "Shaun of the Dead", "28 Days Later" and the hypothetical ethical and theological problems that people could encounter in a post-apocalyptic world. (UPI)

MAN BECOMES REAL LIFE KHAL DROGO: An obsessed Game of Thrones fan has put on 10-pounds of muscle to transform himself into Khal Drogo, an imposing character in the fantasy series. 29-year-old Rene Koiter attended boot camp classes three times-a-week and working out at a gym during his lunch breaks for ten months to achieve his desired look. The graphic designer has gained a legion of female fans and has been bombarded with marriage proposals from women online. (Daily Mail)

 

 
February 10th, 2014
Monday, 10 February 2014 14:15

DUMB STARBUCKS: A parody coffee shop mocking Starbucks, opened in Los Angeles and is quickly going viral. The shop, which looks nearly identical to the real Starbucks with the exception of the word "dumb" added to the title and menu items, maintain that they can use the Starbucks logo for marketing purposes because it's a clear parody. The strategy seems to be working as the store had lines wrapp around the block to try the coffee. (Business Insider)

CHILDREN READ BOOKS TO HOMELESS CATS: A Pennsylvania rescue centre encourages kids to read to cats as part of their "Book Buddies" program. Children aged six to thirteen are encouraged to practice reading in the adoption room at the Berks County Rescue League because cats find the sound of a voice comforting and soothing. (Metro)

NEW YORK STRIP CLUB HAS 25-FOOT STRIPPER POLE: A New York strip club has a 25-foot stripper pole as its main attraction. Vivid Cabaret, which opened over the weekend (February 7th-9th) in Midtown Manhattan, is the joint venture of Rick's Cabaret and Vivid Entertainment that houses the pole. The stripper pole which is more than twice the height of other stripper poles in the New York, is almost as tall as two buses stacked on top of each other, but has only a three stripper capacity. (Daily Mail)

JOB SEEKER GETS PROBATION AFTER SENDING CAT FECES TO COMPANIES: A St. Louis man was sentenced to two years of probation for mailing cat feces to companies that didn't hire him. Jevons Brown had become frustrated with the lack of employment opportunities and sent feces to employees of various companies. Twenty packages were tracked back to brown, who apologized in court on Friday (February 7th) during sentencing. (UPI)

ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL TOLD TO APOLOGIZE FOR SELFIE WITH CADAVER: A high school senior in Alabama has been told to apologize to the University of Alabama for taking a "selfie" with a cadaver. The Clements High School student, whose name was not reported, was on a field trip when she posed with the body. (UPI)

DOG WITH TWO NOSES FINDS HOME: A 5-month-old pup with "two noses" wound up at a the Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre in Glasgow, Scotland after four different owners feared his bizarre appearance was creeping people out. Snuffles, a Belgian shepherd with a rare birth defect that makes his nostrils look like two separate noses, has found a home after an earlier story about him. Snuffles will be moving in with a family sometime next week (February 10th). (Huffington Post)

 
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