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FUNBOY OF THE WEEK – RANDY CANDY!

Posted in FUNBOYS OF THE WEEK with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2009 by SHOWCASE OF THE BIZARRE

“HELL IS EMPTY, THE DEVILS ARE RIGHT HERE!”

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THE WORLD’S MOST BIZARRE LOOKING CELEBRITIES!

Posted in the WORLD'S MOST BIZARRE... with tags , , , , , on January 4, 2009 by SHOWCASE OF THE BIZARRE

Michael Jackson

Did you really expect anyone else? Michael Jackson used to be a successful black singer, but took it upon himself to destroy his face and reputation. He now looks like an albino alien whose nose appears to change on a daily basis. Just goes to show you what can happen if you are too critical of your looks… you can end up an albino alien like Mike.

Marilyn Manson

Seriously … what the hell happened to this kid? From the ghostly white makeup you can see on his black collar to the funky blue eye and blood red lips … Marilyn Manson is a freak and there’s nothing more to say, he’s ugly by choice. And not only is he ugly, but he scares the crap out of us.

Jocelyn Wildenstein

Holy crap! This is what happens when you get obsessed with plastic surgery. A wealthy socialite from Switzerland, Jocelyn is actually a celeb for being so ugly. Her extreme appearance has led to the press giving her the nickname “The Bride of Wildenstein,” a reference to The Bride of Frankenstein. Wildenstein has allegedly spent almost US$4,000,000 on cosmetic surgery over the years, all payed by her husband, the billionaire international art dealer Alec Wildenstein.

Michael Berryman

No, it is not make-up. This actor born in LA, suffers from Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (a rare condition leaving him with no sweat glands, hair, fingernails or teeth). He played Pluto in Wes Craven’s 1977 horror film The Hills Have Eyes. He has also appeared in numerous science fiction and fantasy movies such as My Science Project (1985), Weird Science (1985), Armed Response (1986) and Evil Spirits (1990). He also appeared in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and The Devil’s Rejects. Berryman generally portrays mutant bikers, evil undertakers, monsters and other frightening characters. He has also starred in episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and The X-Files.

DJ Qualls

Ok, we are going to be really mean again, since he’s actually ugly for a another terrible reason. We’re actually happy to see he has turned it into a good thing, just like Berryman. Qualls also suffered from a rare condition: Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer, at age 14. After two years of surgery (including the removal of his spleen), chemotherapy, and radiation treatments, Qualls’s cancer went into remission, which lent him his famous thin stature. In 1997, he enrolled at Nashville’s Belmont University. At a performance in a local theatre he was discovered by David LaChapelle and became… a model!! Yes, a model, for Prada and Calvin Klein. He then got famous for his role on the movie “Road Trip”.

Marty Feldman

And yet another terrible case. Marty Feldman (1934 – 1982) was an English writer, comedian and BAFTA award winning actor, notable for his bulging eyes, which were the result of a thyroid condition known as Graves Disease. He wrote situation comedies such as The Army Game, Bootsie and Snudge for the BBC and later had a series of his own on the BBC called Marty. He also appeared in The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother and Mel Brooks’ Silent Movie, as well as directing and starring in The Last Remake of Beau Geste. He guest-starred in the “Arabian Nights” episode of The Muppet Show.

Clint Howard

No weird disease this time, he’s just plain ugly. But then, again, it is probably what made him famous. Born in 1959, the actor appeared in Cocoon, Steve Martin’s Parenthood, EdTV, Apollo 13, Austin Powers, That Thing You Do among others. In 1998, Howard was awarded the MTV Lifetime Achievement Award. He got married twice, just to show you that looks don’t matter.

Shane MacGowan

This Irish musician is best known as the original singer and songwriter with The Pogues, and is considered one of the most important and poetic Irish songwriters of the last thirty years. A great find for our list… he’s terribly horrible.

Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett has to have some good blackmail on someone. Otherwise, how in the hell did he ever get into acting? And the fact that Julia Roberts married this beast makes us think she’s not only nuts, but ugly too. Tell us one thing that you find attractive about this man … go on. Then we’ll laugh at you.

Kelis

Holy hell … Kelis is not bringin’ any boys to the yard looking like that. There have been rumors that she is really a man, and quite frankly we are thinking something’s not right with this chick. Every time we see her she has her mouth open and looks like she’s ready to eat us. She’s scary. Next time we see her, we are looking for the Adam’s apple.

Iggy Pop

Rock singer, songwriter, and occasional actor, he is sometimes referred to by the nicknames “the Godfather of Punk”. Iggy Pop was the lead singer of The Stooges, a late 1960s/early 1970s garage rock band who were influential in the development of the nascent heavy metal and punk rock genres. The Stooges became infamous for their live performances, during which it was not uncommon for Iggy Pop to leap off the stage (in fact, he was among the first to “stage dive”), smear raw meat (and on one occasion peanut butter) over his chest and/or cut himself with broken bottles. So this is how you get ugly by being nut.

Steven Tyler

Dude looks like a zombie. He’s a great singer, a cool guy, the daddy of one of the hottest girls on hollywood, plus all the money and women one could ever dream of… and yet… ugly as hell.

Courtney Love

Drugs don’t make people pretty… and this woman is about as ugly and classless as it can get.

Donatella Versace

Oh, how the years go by. Yes, she’s talented, famous and rich, but… she’s now ugly as hell!

Amy Winehouse

English soul, jazz, and R&B singer and songwriter, she’s another drug victim. Now, get this: she has a number of “old school” tattoos of naked women on her body. When asked about them, she was quoted as saying “I like pin-up girls. I’m more of a boy than a girl in that way. I’m not a lesbian, though — not before a sambuca anyway. And the she said she would own a beauty salon once her singing schedule calms down… that’s a must.

Ronaldinho

Probably the world’s best soccer player at this time, Ronaldinho might be one of the funniest, honest, and nicest celebs around… but he’s also one of the ugliest. This brazilian is certainly saving his huge salary for something other than helping his image.

Kelly Osbourne

“Uh, I’m ugly.” Yeah, we know Kelly. The British accent is cute and we love that she is all about being an individual, but quite frankly Kelly Osbourne’s annoying and a brat. And we’re not picking on her weight, because it fluctuates and we don’t care. Weight really can’t change whether you are ugly or not. And Kelly is on our list!

Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling must be thanking her daddy for helping her get into the acting business ’cause there is no other way she would EVER have made it. Thanks Aaron Spelling for ruining our lives! Sometimes you hope someone will grow on you after awhile, but even now when we see Tori on TV we immediately switch the channel. Yeah, it’s that bad. And don’t even get us started on her acting.

Rosie O’Donnell

Rosie O’Donnell is a bully, but it’s not the bad temper what got her on our list… she’s ugly, plain and simple.

Rachel Dratch

Don’t get us wrong: we love Rachel. Her SNL sketches are hilarious, she’s a great actress. But we are sorry to say she truly earned the last place on our list.

from http://www.oddee.com

THE WORLD’S MOST BIZARRE ANIMALS!

Posted in the WORLD'S MOST BIZARRE... with tags , , , , on December 20, 2008 by SHOWCASE OF THE BIZARRE

Mike, the Headless Chicken: Lived for 18 months with its head cut off

Mike the Headless Chicken (April 1945 – March 1947) was a Wyandotte rooster (cockerel) that lived for 18 months after its head had been cut off. Thought by many to be a hoax, the bird was taken by its owner to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City to establish its authenticity.

On Monday September 10, 1945, farmer Lloyd Olsen of Fruita, Colorado, had his mother-in-law around for supper and was sent out to the yard by his wife to bring back a chicken. Olsen failed to completely decapitate the five-and-a-half month old bird named Mike. The axe missed the jugular vein, leaving one ear and most of the brain stem intact. Once his fame had been established, Mike began a career of touring sideshows in the company of such other creatures as a two-headed calf. He was also photographed for dozens of magazines and papers, featuring in Time and Life magazines. Olsen drew criticism from some for keeping the headless chicken alive. In March 1947, at a motel in Phoenix on a stopover while traveling back home from tour, Mike started choking in the middle of the night. As the Olsens had inadvertently left their feeding and cleaning syringes at the sideshow the day before, they were unable to save Mike.

Oscar, the cat: predicted the impending death of terminally ill patients

Oscar was adopted as a kitten from an animal shelter and grew up in the third-floor dementia unit at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The unit treats people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and other illnesses, most of whom are in the end stage of their illnesses (where death is imminent) and are generally unaware of their surroundings.

After about six months, the staff noticed that Oscar, just like the doctors and nurses, would make his own rounds. Oscar would sniff and observe patients, then curl up to sleep with certain ones. What surprised the staff was that the patients with whom Oscar would sleep would generally die within two to four hours after Oscar’s arrival. One of the first cases involved a patient who had a blood clot in her leg that was ice cold at the time. Oscar wrapped his body around her leg and stayed until the woman died. In another instance, the doctor had made a determination of impending death based on the patient’s condition, while Oscar simply walked away, causing the doctor to believe that Oscar’s streak (12 at the time) had ended. However, it would be later discovered that the doctor’s prognosis was simply 10 hours too early – Oscar later visited the patient, who died two hours later.

Oscar’s accuracy (currently standing at more than 25 reported instances) led the staff to institute a new and unusual protocol – once he is discovered sleeping with a patient, staff will call family members to notify them of the patient’s (expected) impending death.

Most of the time the patient’s family has no issue with Oscar being present at the time of death; on those occasions when he is removed from the room at the family’s request, he is known to pace back and forth in front of the door and meow in protest. When present, Oscar will stay by the patient until he or she takes their last earthly breath – after which Oscar will sit up, look around, then depart the room so quietly that one barely notices.

Abilities aside, what makes his “last hour” companionship more puzzling is that Oscar is described by Dr. David Dosa as “not a cat that’s friendly to [living] people.” One example of this was described in his NEJM article. When an elderly woman with a walker passed him by during his rounds, Oscar “[let] out a gentle hiss, a rattlesnake-like warning that [said] ‘leave me alone.'”

Tillamook Cheddarm, the dog: world’s most successful animal painter

Tillamook Cheddar is a Jack Russell Terrier from Brooklyn, New York. Widely regarded as the world’s preeminent canine artist, she has already had seventeen solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. Tillie is eight years old.

In July 2005 the artist gave birth to six healthy puppies. One of her sons, Doc Chinook Strongheart Cheddar, continues to live with her. Thus far, Doc has not followed his mother in her artistic forays. Her first official biography, Portrait of the Dog as a Young Artist by F. Bowman Hastie III, is published by Sasquatch Books (2006).

The artist’s primary process is a dynamic color transfer technique. In preparation for each of Tillie’s works, her assistants assemble a touch-sensitive recording device by affixing pigment-coated vellum to a sheet of lithograph paper backed by mat board. The artist takes the prepared “canvas” in her mouth and brings it to her workspace. Working on the outside surface, she applies pressure with teeth and claws in a methodic ritual marked by dramatic shifts in tempo and intensity. The resultant sharp and sweeping intersecting lines complement the artist’s delicate paw prints and subtle tongue impressions, composing an expressionistic image that is revealed on the paper beneath when she is finished. She works with shocking intensity, sometimes to the point of destroying her creations.

Alex, the parrot: ould count to six, identify colors and even express frustration

Alex (1976 – September 6, 2007) was an African Grey Parrot and the subject of a thirty-year (1977-2007) experiment by animal psychologist Irene Pepperberg, initially at the University of Arizona and later at Harvard and Brandeis University. Pepperberg bought Alex in a regular pet shop when he was about one year old. The name Alex is actually an acronym for Avian Learning EXperiment.

Before Pepperberg’s work with Alex, it was widely believed in the scientific community that birds were not intelligent and could only use words by mimicking, but Alex’s accomplishments indicated that birds may be able to reason on a basic level and use words creatively. Pepperberg wrote that Alex’s intelligence was on a par with that of dolphins and great apes. She also reported that Alex had the intelligence of a five-year-old human and had not reached his full potential by the time he died. She said that the bird had the emotional level of a human two-year-old at the time of his death.

Alex’s death came as a complete surprise; the average life span for African grey parrots is fifty years. He had appeared healthy the day before, and was found dead in the morning. According to a press release issued by the Alex Foundation, “Alex was found to be in good health at his most recent annual physical about two weeks [before his death]. According to the vet who conducted the necropsy, there was no obvious cause of death.” According to Pepperberg, Alex’s loss will not halt the research but will be a large setback. The lab has two other birds, but their skills do not approach Alex’s.

On October 4, 2007 The Alex Foundation posted the Pathology results: “Alex died quickly. He had a sudden, unexpected catastrophic event associated with arterosclerosis (“hardening of the arteries”). It was either a fatal arrhythmia, heart attack or stroke, which caused him to die suddenly with no suffering. There was no way to predict his demise. All of his tests, including his cholesterol level and asper levels, came back normal earlier that week. His death could not be connected to his current diet or his age; our veterinarian said that she has seen similar events in young (<10 year old) birds on healthy diets. Most likely, genetics or the same kind of low-level (impossible to detect in birds as yet) inflammatory disease that is related to heart disease in humans was responsible.”

Washoe, the chimpanzee: knew sign language

Washoe (around September of 1965 – October 30, 2007) was a chimpanzee who was the first non-human to learn American Sign Language. She also passed on her knowledge to three other chimpanzees, Loulis, Tatu and Dar. As part of a research experiment on animal language acquisition, Washoe developed a modest ability to communicate with humans using ASL. She was named for Washoe County, Nevada, where she was raised and taught to use ASL. Washoe had lived at Central Washington University since 1980; on October 31, 2007, officials from the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute on the CWU campus announced that she had died the previous day.

Oliver, the “Humanzee”: a human-chimp hybrid

Oliver was acquired as a young animal (around 2 years old) in the early 1970s by trainers Frank and Janet Berger. Supposedly, the chimpanzee had been caught in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire). Some physical and behavioral evidence led the Bergers to believe Oliver was a creature other than a chimpanzee, perhaps a human-chimp hybrid: Oliver possesses a flatter face than his fellow chimpanzees (as his front teeth were removed young, he did not develop an exaggerated prognathus jaw); Oliver was habitually bipedal (before being struck with arthritis), never walking on his knuckles like his chimpanzee peers; and Oliver may have preferred human females over chimpanzee females. During a recent Discovery Channel special, Janet Berger herself claimed that Oliver was becoming attracted to her when he reached the age of 16. He mounted her and tried to mate with her. After he tried it several times it became apparent that Oliver was a threat to Janet, and had to be sold. Still, Oliver was not the clownish performer his chimp peers were, and other chimps avoided him. Some people claim he did not possess a typical odor common to chimpanzees.

Cacareco, the Rhino: won Sao Paulo’s council elections with 100,000 votes

from http://www.oddee.com
Cacareco, a rhinoceros at the São Paulo zoo, was a candidate for the 1958 city council elections with the intention of protesting against political corruption. Electoral officials, of course, did not accept Cacareco’s candidacy, but he eventually won 100,000 votes, more than any other party in that same election (which was also marked by rampant absenteeism).

SKULL IMPLANTS!

Posted in ODDITIES with tags , , , on December 20, 2008 by SHOWCASE OF THE BIZARRE

THE WORLD’S MOST BIZARRE CAKES!

Posted in the WORLD'S MOST BIZARRE... with tags , , , , on December 19, 2008 by SHOWCASE OF THE BIZARRE


Nikon Camera Cake (by fsumaria)


Med school Book Cake


Scorpion Cake


Bridge Cake


Cognac Cake


Money Machine Cake


Laptop Cake


Roulette Cake


Indian Map Cake


Mac Mini Cake


Money Cake


Eiffel Tower Cake


Construction Cake


Heineken Cake


Tire Cake

from http://www.oddee.com

LONGEST EAR HAIRS!

Posted in ODDITIES with tags , , on December 15, 2008 by SHOWCASE OF THE BIZARRE

B.D. Tyagi or Bhopal, India seems to have impressed the
Guinness Book of Records people and has been given the
official certificate saying he’s got the world’s longest ear hair.
It measures 4 inches (10.cm) at it’s longest point. I hope he
isn’t thinking of growing it long enough to do a “comb over”, because that would really look phony, and people might talk
about him.

from http://www.anomolies-unlimited.com

WORLD’S MOST BIZARRE THINGS IN JAPAN! (from www.oddee.com)

Posted in the WORLD'S MOST BIZARRE... with tags , , , , on December 15, 2008 by SHOWCASE OF THE BIZARRE


A Solar-powered Bra!
It can generate enough electric energy to charge a mobile phone or an iPod!


Diet water


Indoor Beach


Spaghetti fan


This is how you sleep on the metr


Pet Friendly Car


Nintendo Tattoo


A sumo wrestler shopping for a mouse


Square watermelons


Head me some paper roll!