An April report done by the Guardian documented how the last two surviving speakers of the ancient Mexican language of Ayapaneco didn’t get along and thus refused to talk to one another. Scientists are racing to document the language before it is too late.
photo – guardian.co.uk
Stanley Thornton Jr. has a condition known as paraphilic infantalism. According to Good Morning America, dressing up as and acting like a small child helps him cope with sexual abuse he experienced when he was younger. After National Geographic featured him on their show Taboo, it was revealed that he lived off of disability checks in spite of being fully functional as an adult. This led Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) to demand a fraud investigation. After Stanley was cleared of any wrongdoing the Senator released a statement, “We need to hold accountable not only adult babies but the politicians and bureaucrats who coddle them.”
photo – national geographic
Australia supplies roughly one-half of the world’s legal opium that is used for medicine and other purposes. Lara Giddings, the attorney general of Tasmania, explained to parliament in a hearing earlier this year that there is a problem with wallabies “entering those poppy fields, getting as high as a kite and going around in circles, until they crash.”
photo – rollinghillswildlife.com
An 8-foot tall, 100 pound lego man made of fiberglass was found washed upon Siesta Key beach in October with the words NO REAL THAN YOU ARE spelled out across his chest. On his back is an inscription with the name “Ego Leonard” which some have said is the name of a Dutch artist, but as of yet no one has claimed him.
photo – baynews9.com
Every year in Nederland, Colorado something known as the Frozen Dead Guy Day festival occurs in remembrance of Bredo Morstoel who died in 1993, was frozen, and is now kept in a shed near the village. The festival, complete with coffin races and frozen salmon tossing is being sold due to budget constraints by the city.
photo – komononews.com
A couple set to be married in Nova Scotia this last November had to evacuate the lodge where they were holding the wedding and change locations due to a fire, but not before snapping the most intense wedding photo of the year.
photo – msnbc.com
After 21 year old Joshua Seater peed in a Mt. Tabor water reservoir officials in Portland had to drain 7.8 million gallons of water at the cost of $30,000. Now that’s an expensive bathroom break.
photo – eastpdxnews.com
If you have read our article on the 25 craziest laws ever then you are aware of the “saggy pants” ordinances that are becoming popular in some parts of the United States. As a result, in Albany, Georgia Law Enforcement did fairly well for itself over the course of the last year as it collected over $4,000 from people wearing clothing below their waist lines.
photo – nytimes.com
Miljenko Parserisas Bukovic of Mexico has covered his body with over 82 tattoos of Julia Roberts since watching her portrayal of a legal assistant in the film Erin Brockovich. He says that he plans to continue as long as he has space and money.
photo – Reuters
Authorities in Prague, Czech Republic began to receive calls in August concerning a chain of lingerie thefts throughout the city. The case was blown wide open after someone caught a glimpse of the suspect hopping off with his loot. The mischievous marsupial was later caught after the owner came forward. Named Benji, the kangaroo had been reported to have escaped several days prior.
photo – guzer.com