Unidentified Sea Monster

Posted: 21st September 2013 by Absurd Stories in Animals
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What first appears to be a blob of oil is actually an unidentified sea creature. The video footage was taken off an oil rig. You can see the creature moving with the current, and it appears to be harmless, it may be some sort of jellyfish or even some relation to a sting-ray.

What are your thoughts?

Miss Universe Transgender Contestant loses

Posted: 20th May 2012 by Absurd Stories in People
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Well the first-ever transgender contestant to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant has sadly lost her bid to win the title. Thats right, this miss universe contestant was born a male.

Jenna ( or is it Jack) Talackova, 23, competed with 61 contestants Saturday night. She was among the final 12 contestants.

Talackova, who was born a male, underwent a sex change four years ago. The Vancouver, British Columbia, native was initially denied entry to Canada's pageant because she was not a natural-born female. Donald Trump, who runs the Miss Universe Organization, subsequently overruled that decision.

The 6-foot-1 (1.8-meter-1 centimeter) blond beauty strutted the runway and competed in the bikini and formal wear contests.

The winner advances to the international Miss Universe competition in December.

The Possession

Posted: 18th May 2012 by Absurd Stories in Movies
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Produced by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Spider-Man), The Possession is one of the summer’s main out-and-out horror films, and will be facing tough competition in the final weekend of the summer going head-to-head with [Rec] 3: Genesis.

The first trailer for The Possession has debuted over at Yahoo Movies, giving us our first look at the film, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen) and Kyra Sedgwick (Gamer) as increasingly concerned parents of the young Natasha Callis (The Firm).

    “Clyde and Stephanie Brenek see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.”

Directed by Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch), returning with his first English-language film in a decade, directing from a script co-written by frequent collaborators Juliet Snowden and Stiles White (Knowing).

The Possession will be released in the UK and US on 31st August, which (as noted) puts it head-to-head with Paco Plaza’s return to the REC franchise here in the UK, but puts it a week earlier than [REC] 3’s release in the US, where the latter will be released on 7th September. Here’s the first trailer to see what Bornedal has in store for us.

Loch Ness in Chippewa River

Posted: 8th May 2012 by Absurd Stories in Animals, People
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Loch Ness in Chippewa River

The Loch Ness monster wanted a vacation, and what a better place than Wisconsin – and state officials want the very legendary monster to be removed.

Department of Natural Resources spokesman Dan Baumann says a sculpture of Nessie is illegally obstructing and protruding out of the Chippewa River in Eau Claire and needs to be taken out by the very person who placed it there.

The sculpture's creator is a mystery, although a person who anonymously emailed the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram on Thursday said it would be taken out inside of 10 days.

Retailer Menards says it would like to acquire the guerrilla art and that the monster could make her home in retention ponds at the home improvement chain's Eau Claire property.

The Loch Ness monster was first "spotted" at Loch Ness, a waterway some 15 kilometres south of Inverness, Scotland, back 1933.
 

Doomsday Units for Sale

Posted: 4th May 2012 by Absurd Stories in People
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Larry Hall, who is a Condo developer is already 1/4 sold out of upscale doomsday units he is building in an abandoned underground Cold War-era Atlas-F missile silo near Salina, Kan. He told an Agence France-Presse reporter in April that his 14-story structure would house seven floors of apartments ($1 million to $2 million each, cash up front), with the rest devoted to dry food storage, filtered-water tanks and an indoor farm, which would raise fish and vegetables to sustain residents for five years.

The 9-foot-thick concrete walls (built to protect rockets from a Soviet nuclear attack) would be buttressed by entrance security to ward off the savages who were not wise enough to prepare against famine, meteors, nuclear war and the like. Hall said he expects to be sold out this year and begin work on another of the three silos he has options to buy.
 

Real Life Barbie?

Posted: 23rd April 2012 by Absurd Stories in People
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MOST ladies grow up playing with Barbie dolls. Some even need to appear like them. A single 21-year-old has become one, or so she says.

Valeria Lukyanova has become an online celebrity in her home country of Russia, claiming on her blog to be the most famed lady on the Russian-language internet.

Her doll-like features, long golden-haired locks and ‘perfect’ physique make her appear like a real life Barbie.

Horrified viewers have slammed the girl on her looks. One commented: She seems not just ugly, but ridiculous whilst an additional wrote: "A lady with entirely perfect characteristics is a little boring woman."

Others have been kinder towards the golden-haired beauty. One asked: "Isn't it an unhealthy obsession seeking to look like a Barbie doll"

But the big question remains unanswered: Is Valeria real or is a little of an elaborate Photoshop hoax?

More "normal" pictures of her are on her Facebook page and are of the 21-year-old putting on much much less of make-up suggesting she does exists.
 

Daughter Picks Winning Lottery Ticket

Posted: 31st March 2012 by Absurd Stories in People
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The list of "Ways of ruining your children" is about a trillion miles long, and somewhere between "reading bedtime stories too scary" and "comparing kids" there is this cracker: have your child pick winning lottery numbers

 
Because for Afsheen Ahsan, this actually worked. Afsheen's 2-year-old daughter, Anaya Hussein, touched a lottery ticket, so she bought it. And of course THEY WON $1 million. 
 
Afsheen reports the only reason I purchased that lottery ticket was because Anaya touched it. "If she had not touched it, I would not have taken it. She is lucky." So now this is going to sit over Anaya's head for the rest of your life? She is a lucky charm! We now wonder if Anaya will work more miracles for her parents? "Anaya, do it again! Choose the Powerball for me!" "Anaya, which pair of socks that I wear today? You pick for me, you are Lucky!"
 
Luck is a scary thing to hang in a child, because they have absolutely no control over it. This may be the only lucky thing Anaya touches the rest of her life but it still too much pressure. What if your parents start expecting great things from her? 
 
What a strange thing for her to grow up with, always knowing that your family receives $ 30,000 in free income just because she happened to give a lottery ticket at random pat. I think parents should just leave it outside. It has a nice story for adults, but it is too much for the child.
 
Have you ever let your kids pick winning lottery numbers?