Friday, August 26, 2005

"Proof that true stories are weirder than made-up stories"

If you prefer to hear a slightly lighter side of the news, you have to check out News of the Weird. This website has had articles featured in Sideswipe, the humorous column on the back page of the New Zealand Herald and has a large amount of funny and just downright stupid examples of human behaviour. If you like to have a laugh at other people's expense then look through the 'The News" section in which you can also flick back through the archives to read older weird news. The site also features a blog, which Chuck Shepherd (the site creator) calls instead a Supplemental Communication Tool. You can also sign up to receive weekly updates of the news without, apparently, getting your email inbox inundated with other emails. The site is very easy to use and is updated weekly every Sunday, so you know you are getting fresh material to look at. However it is run by an American so favours the US, i.e. on the Weird Map where you can find weird stories from different states in America, but nowhere else in the world.

3 Comments:

At 3:37 PM, Blogger Luke said...

Talking of weird, the date stamp on your post (at least as I'm viewing it now) tells me that it's actually boxing day already... suddenly I feel hung over and in desperate need of fresh air and simple food.

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger Childfree! It could have been so simple! said...

I can't take your call at the moment because I'm off to the Boxing Day Races digesting my Christmas food ;-)

 
At 5:28 PM, Blogger Luke said...

I've now corrected the date stamp just to avoid confusion and disorientation...

 

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