Not News of the Week

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Mountain Dew recently launched a poll to name a new apple-flavoured Mountain Dew. What could possibly go wrong? Enter 4chan. They caught wind of the contest and had their trademark fun. They spammed the poll to get such unusable names as Fapple,” “Gushing Granny,” “Diabeetus” and “Hitler did nothing wrong” to the top of the charts. They also hacked the site to display a banner reading “Mtn Dew salutes the Israeli Mossad for demolishing 3 towers on 9/11!” and added a pop-up which Rickrolled people. This is what happens when the marketing department is too lazy to name a new drink and leaves it to the internet. After all, we did rig a contest to send Pitbull to Alaska. Continue reading

Not News of the Week

It’s time for all the news that’s not fit for print. It’s time for the Not News of the Week.

Today’s only in America story: A Washington man ordered a flat-screen TV on Amazon.com and was surprised to receive a semi-automatic assault rifle instead. The TV was purchased from a third-party seller through Amazon but the man ended up with a military-style SIG Sauer SIG716 assault rifle that was supposed to go to a Pennsylvania gun shop instead. He couldn’t even return the gun because to Amazon because it was illegal for the man to actually possess that weapon or transport it by car in DC. Yes, only in America is it that easy to buy a high-powered killing machine. Continue reading

Not News of the Week

It’s time for another edition of the weirdest and wackiest stories from around the world. It’s time for the not news of the week.

The Republicans might be complaining about the new law stating that health insurance providers must pay for contraception but they wouldn’t if they saw this story from Arizona. When a bull is in the mood for some loving, there’s nothing you can do to stop him. A bull being led across a field decided it was in a romantic mood. The bull chased its handler and pinned the man against a police cruiser where it tried to mate with him. The man got away without having to make a walk of shame but the mounted police car received some minor damage. So maybe contraception isn’t as great an evil as the Republicans and the religious right want you to believe. Continue reading

Not News of the Week

If it’s not worth talking about, then it must be the Not News of the Week.

A Houston woman got into a car crash with a bus while driving her three kids. When she got out of her car, it wasn’t to find help. She was getting ice cream from the nearby CVS Pharmacy. If that wasn’t enough to cool her down, she also stripped while eating the ice cream. For her trouble, the woman was charged with child endangerment. I hope she tries to defend herself on the grounds of it being 91+ degrees that day. Continue reading

Not News of the Week

It’s time for all the news that’s not fit for print. It’s time for the Not News of the Week.

It may have become popular thanks to a joke on Seinfeld but it turns out that it’s true. A coroner’s inquest in Australia has confirmed that a dingo actually did eat a woman’s baby. An Aussie woman’s 9-week-old daughter went missing some 32 years ago and she was convicted of murder. The conviction was overturned and the woman maintained that a dingo ran off with her baby. Last week, a coroner ruled that the dingo explanation is the cause of the baby’s death. So Robert Downey Jr. was right in Tropic Thunder. It actually happened. Continue reading

Not News of the Week

It’s time for another edition of the weirdest and wackiest stories from around the world. It’s time for the not news of the week.

If you’re taking secret pictures of women in public, the best way to destroy evidence is definitely not eating it. A Japanese man in his 50s was caught by a store employee taking photos of a 20-something woman. Before the store employee could get to the man, he ate an SD card where the photos were being stored on. Police arrested the man and eventually found the SD card… When he pooped it out. I can’t imagine this was pleasant for anyone involved. Continue reading

Not News of the Week

If it’s not worth talking about, then it must be the Not News of the Week.

The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas can be accused of many things but one thing it can’t be accused of is false advertising. Recently, a woman in her 40s suffered a heart attack at the restaurant while eating a Double Bypass Burger, smoking cigarettes and drinking a margarita. Two months earlier, a man had a heart attack while eating a Triple Bypass Burger. Both survived their meals at the Heart Attack Grill but that might be the first time anyone hoped for false advertising. Continue reading