The Weird Universe explores a human and natural cosmos that is not only stranger than we imagine, but stranger than we can imagine. The usual suspects are Paul Di Filippo; Alex Boese, curator of the Museum of Hoaxes; and Chuck Shepherd, purveyor of News of the Weird.
- Anti-VaxxersPicture one is a child with measles. Picture two is a child with smallpox. The only study to vilify vaccines has been completely debunked and yet supposedly loving and intelligent parents are denying their children the protection of vaccinations. These people also put others at risk with this irresponsible choice. The scientific community is at a loss as to how to reverse this dangerous trend. Meanwhile pop culture icons weigh in on a subject they have no expertise about and influence decisions that damage society as a whole and children especially. Government needs to step in for public safety before these diseases take hold in the general population unnecessarily. Parents are being threatened with having their children taken away for letting them walk to the park unaccompanied yet refusing the protection of vaccinations is being allowed. We are down the rabbit hole on this issue.
- Sheep Onesie ProtestAlison Casey, who serves on the city council in Plymouth, Devon, feels that she's being treated like the "black sheep" of the council by her fellow councillors. To protest this, she's decided to tour her ward dressed in a sheep onesie. At least she's treating politics with the dignity it deserves. More info here and here. Also check out her Twitter feed, which features more pics of her in the onesie.
- Digging in the Dirt as ArtEscape 130206.001 Raerd from Leanne Wijnsma on Vimeo. This woman does not intend to plant a shrub. It's her art. Read the whole account here.
- Free RideAn amazing picture of a weasel riding on a woodpecker in flight. Flying for free and no TSA, lucky beast!
- Spring Ahead 2015Heart attacks increase 25% the Monday after spring ahead and decrease by 21% the Monday after fall behind.
- Radar Scanner HatBritish fashion from 1951.