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How do you find an escaped cow? Call in a psychic, of course.

A cow named Yvonne has eluded capture since escaping a German farm in May. She’s been spotted roaming a forest, but searchers haven’t been able to get close to her. Now an animal psychic has been called in.

via Yvonne, A Cow Wrapped In A Mystery Inside A Forest : The Two-Way : NPR.

August 16, 2011 Posted by | animals, Fun stuff | Comments Off on How do you find an escaped cow? Call in a psychic, of course.

Fun (?) Fact: One liter of saliva a day

According to Dr. Keri Peterson, quoted at the site at the link below, you produce a liter (just over a quart) of spit a day. Just in case you were wondering…

via The Body Odd – Why do we drool in our sleep?

July 28, 2011 Posted by | cool stuff, Fun stuff | Comments Off on Fun (?) Fact: One liter of saliva a day

The winner and still champion…

Burke Kenny said it’s not unusual to notice people staring at his chest.”I have to say, ‘I’m up here,” ‘ he said, pointing to his face. “Just like a girl.”

Of course, they’re probably not really staring at his chest so much as they’re looking at what’s covering it: an amazingly full and curly brunet beard with auburn undertones that contrast with the straight black hair on his head.

More via Seattle Times Newspaper

July 24, 2011 Posted by | Fun stuff, Strange | Comments Off on The winner and still champion…

Last Saturday was odd…three ways.

Ron Gordon would like you to take a moment or three to think about what an odd day (last) Saturday (was).

Why? Because 7/9/11 is one of only six dates this century that features three consecutive odd numbers. Next up, 9/11/13.

via  USATODAY.com.

July 10, 2011 Posted by | Fun stuff, Strange | Comments Off on Last Saturday was odd…three ways.

666? Uh-Oh.

According to the Denver Post the Pentagon uses 666 rolls of toilet paper every day. Mount up, conspiracy theorists.

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June 4, 2011 Posted by | Fun stuff | Comments Off on 666? Uh-Oh.

Pinocchio would have loved this

The problem with most touchscreen smartphones is that you need two hands to run them. This weird looking nose stylus solves that problem, by letting you peck away using your nose when your other hand is…uh…preoccupied.

via Crazy nose stylus

May 2, 2011 Posted by | crazy, Fun stuff, Strange | Comments Off on Pinocchio would have loved this

A fact you may not know

Get out your party hats, your bread and your cheese and heat up your grills. April is National Grilled Cheese Month.

April 11, 2011 Posted by | Food, Fun stuff | 1 Comment

TSA makes the Naughty List for sure!

Source unknown.

December 14, 2010 Posted by | Fun stuff, Great Pictures, Holidays | | Comments Off on TSA makes the Naughty List for sure!

File under: “Did you ever wonder?”

October 18, 2010 Posted by | Fun stuff | Comments Off on File under: “Did you ever wonder?”

That’s one big cucumber

A Chinese farmer has smashed the world record for growing the biggest ever cucumber — with the help of horse dung.

Akele Hi grew the monster veg, which is 5ft 7ins long and weighs 154lbs, on his vegetable patch in Hefei, southern China.

More via The Sun |News.

October 7, 2010 Posted by | Fun stuff, Strange | Comments Off on That’s one big cucumber

Unconscious pun?

Photo copyright Oldster

August 28, 2010 Posted by | Fun stuff, Odd signs, Photos | Comments Off on Unconscious pun?

Headlines should always be concise and tweak your interest

This one from Chico, California may not be concise but it definitely draws your eye.

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via Chico Enterprise Record.

August 2, 2010 Posted by | Fun stuff, Strange | , | Comments Off on Headlines should always be concise and tweak your interest

Paul Yarrow: The best thing on the news

Paul Yarrow — star of BBC1, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News and even the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network — has appeared on television more than 100 times this year. The only problem is that the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News and Al Jazeera don’t want him to be there.

What they want is for their TV reporters to be left in peace. What they don’t want is Yarrow — a balding, fat man who often wears a wrinkled white sweater — popping up behind their star correspondents, distracting viewers from the Very Important News that they are trying to deliver.

via Paul Yarrow: ‘The news raider’ man behind news Fidgetwith | Mail Online.

Mr. Yarrow has pretty much clinched the idea that “reporters” get their news from a police scanner. How else would he be able to be on the scene of 100 live reports?

July 29, 2010 Posted by | cool people, cool stuff, Fun stuff | | Comments Off on Paul Yarrow: The best thing on the news

Where do you find an expert on conjoined watermelons?

A Chinese bus driver has harvested a rare conjoined watermelon in a field near his home in central China.

Xiong Wei, a 25-year-old from Wuhan, has been planting the fruit in his home field for five years.

“It’s the first time for me to see such a weird-shaped water melon,” said Xiong.

Experts say it’s very rare to have such a conjoined water melon.

via Man grows freak watermelon | Orange UK.

July 16, 2010 Posted by | Fun stuff, Strange | , | Comments Off on Where do you find an expert on conjoined watermelons?

Rub-A-Dub Dub, A race in a tub

About 200 people recently partipated in the 54th annual tube race floating in tubs and paddling with rice paddles. Video at the link.

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July 13, 2010 Posted by | Fun stuff, games | | Comments Off on Rub-A-Dub Dub, A race in a tub

Oldstersview is 1,000,000 Plus

Sometime yesterday Oldstersview got its’ 1,000,000th hit. Many Thanks to all of you.

July 1, 2010 Posted by | cool stuff, Fun stuff | 2 Comments

Out of Into the mouths of babes

A Wisconsin father said curved bratwurst buns designed by his 9-year-old son earned the boy an inventor’s prize as well as some cash from selling the food.Jeremy Claxton of Chippewa Falls said his son, Sydney, who just finished third grade, came up with the idea to make buns that are curved to fit the shape of a bratwurst for an inventor’s fair at Parkview School, the Eau Claire Wis. Leader-Telegram reported Wednesday.

via Video: Boy, 9, invents better buns for brats – UPI.com.

June 17, 2010 Posted by | cool stuff, Fun stuff | | Comments Off on Out of Into the mouths of babes

Everybody’s a critic

Photo credit: Me

May 21, 2010 Posted by | Cars, Fun stuff | Comments Off on Everybody’s a critic

Oookaaayy…wonder if he’s had his distemper shots?

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April 15, 2010 Posted by | dogs, Fun stuff, Strange | Comments Off on Oookaaayy…wonder if he’s had his distemper shots?

They are hoping the bidding will keep going, and going, and going and…

Just in time for Easter weekend a Dallas auction house announced that one of four Energizer Bunnies featured prominently in the battery-maker’s commercials will go up for sale in Beverly Hills.This particular Mr. Bunny is expected to fetch at least $20,000 at the Signature Entertainment Auction April 10; opening bids start at $10,000.

The 25-inch drum-banging toy was one of two most used for Energizer’s television commercials prior to its “retirement” in 2000, according to Heritage Auction Galleries. The consignor is said to be a “well-known Los Angeles collector.”

More via  Los Angeles News – LA Daily.

April 4, 2010 Posted by | Fun stuff | , | Comments Off on They are hoping the bidding will keep going, and going, and going and…