10 Most Weird Stories of Week – April 27th to May 04th, 2012

Chinese zookeeper licks a constipated monkey’s butt…, Watch Steve Jobs play FDR…, Biker clocked going 170 mph on NY freeway…, The spray that gets you instantly drunk…, Drag Queen Bingo in midtown Sacramento…, I’m on a boat coffin…, Post-traumatic stress flashbacks…,  Sears turns a profit…, Young said Hunter complained…, Boy pees on $36,000 worth of Macbooks…

1. Chinese zookeeper licks a constipated monkey’s butt for an hour to help him pass a peanut

Zoo keeper Zhang Bangsheng used warm water to clean a small Francois’ Leaf Monkey’s buttocks at Wuhan Zoo in China, then began using his mouth to lick it, not stopping for over an hour, until the little monkey defecated a single peanut. Only after the peanut was defecated did 50-year-old Zhang Bangsheng laugh with satisfaction.

10 Most Weird Stories of Week - April 27th to May 04th, 2012

2. Watch Steve Jobs play FDR the way you’d imagine Ashton Kutcher will play Steve Jobs

If all you want to see is Steve Jobs playfully portraying Franklin Delano Roosevelt – right down to the cigarette holder – here’s that short clip before we get to the longer version of the film that it’s taken from and an explanation:

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3. Biker clocked going 170 mph on NY freeway. Big shock: He was trying to get out of Albany

Authorities say a 25-year-old upstate New York man has been arrested after troopers clocked him driving his motorcycle at 170 mph on a freeway. State Police say a trooper first observed the motorcyclist going 166 mph Wednesday afternoon in the southbound lanes of Interstate 90 just south of Albany.

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 4. The spray that gets you instantly drunk is pointlessly amazing and amazingly pointless

While we’re still scratching our heads over the actual point of this latest invention, we’re also rabidly curious. The rather uncomfortably titled WA|HH Quantum Sensations spray will get you automatically drunk once it’s been sprayed in your mouth and it will only last for a few seconds. Once it’s gone, you’ll be able to pass a breathalyser with flying colours.

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5. Drag Queen Bingo in midtown Sacramento to raise funds for charity

When the worlds of bingo and drag queens collide, charities benefit. For the past three years Drag Queen Bingo in midtown at Hamburger Patties restaurant has raised money for 45 different charities, including the Sacramento Ballet, Alzheimer’s Association, HIV/AIDS cycling fundraiser and Sacramento Valley Veterans.

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6. I’m on a boat coffin

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7. Post-traumatic stress flashbacks can be prevented–with Tetris. Apparently it blocks out bad memories

In recent years, the military’s top brass have funded some truly bizarre approaches — from neck injections to Reiki — in an effort to treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress afflicting today’s soldiers. Turns out, they could’ve just equipped troops with Game Boys. At least according to one research team out of Oxford University, who claim that Tetris — yes, the ubiquitous, tile-stacking videogame of your youth — can actually prevent PTSD-related flashbacks. Those harrowing moments of recall are among the most devastating symptoms of the condition, which is estimated to affect at least 25 percent of soldiers coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

10 Most Weird Stories of Week - April 27th to May 04th, 2012

8. Sears turns a profit

Sears Holdings Corp. on Tuesday forecast a 1.3 percent drop in quarterly sales at stores open at least a year, citing weak demand for electronic items at its namesake department stores and its Kmart discount chain.

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9. “Young said Hunter complained that her Reuben sandwich had the wrong sauce and then called her spiritual adviser and healer for help” 

In an emotional day of testimony, the wife of John Edwards’ former aide said Monday that the politician’s plan to have her husband claim paternity of Edwards’ love child made her “upset” to the point of screaming — but that Edwards stepped in to personally convince her to go along.

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10. Boy pees on $36,000 worth of Macbooks, ruining both of them 

Our society’s moral fabric continues to tear: a Pennsylvanian boy has been charged with “institutional vandalism and criminal mischief” after destroying a cartful of MacBooks. With his own peepee.

10 Most Weird Stories of Week - April 27th to May 04th, 2012