Weird News


April 26, 2016

An environment-friendly group is trying to encourage people to have sex with plants.

Pony Express - the eco-group - wants to persuade people to explore the link between sex and ecology by demonstrating how their new piece of equipment, named Ecosexual Bathhouse, works at the Next Wave Festival in Melbourne. On their funding page, Pony Express wrote: "Ecosexuality is a term used to describe a sexual orientation where the biosphere itself is your lover. Our project exists in a world where this identity is on the brink of becoming mainstream; where those of green persuasion have a place to express their deepest ecological desires. In Ecosexual Bathhouse, you are invited to explore the social and psychological landscape of ecology and sexuality. Sex sells, and if humans can learn to love the environment, maybe they can learn to preserve it."

A Texas lawyer, upset that he wasn't provided a cup of soup during a recent meal, has notified a restaurant owner that he'll sue if not reimbursed the $2.25 for the soup.

Dwain Downing also is seeking $250 in attorney fees for the time spent drafting a letter sent to Benji Arslanovski, who operates Our Place Restaurant in the Fort Worth suburb of Mansfield. Downing says the soup was listed on the menu as part of a Saturday special. He says the restaurant offered no discount or substitution when it ran out. The lawyer argued that the menu amounts to a contract with the customer and Arslanovski violated the terms of the contract. But the restaurateur says the menu makes clear the soup comes with a meal "while supplies last."

A US Army airborne exercise in Germany is attracting more than a million viewers on social media after a video surfaced showing a Humvee breaking free of its rigging and plummeting to the ground, followed by another - and another.

By Friday afternoon, the video posted on the Facebook group US Army WTF! moments had 1.5 million views. The scene starts serenely as equipment is dropped by parachute on April 11 from planes with the 173rd Airborne Brigade flying across blue skies, until the first Humvee breaks free and drops and someone yells out, "Oh yes!" It's followed by a second, then a third and increasing laughter on the video. The Army says nobody was hurt, and it's investigating what went wrong - and who shot the video.

Animal control officers have captured an apparently domesticated tiger that was spotted roaming a residential neighbourhood in a South Texas city.

The Conroe Police Department says it received several phone calls last Thursday from residents who saw the young, female tiger wandering around the city. Animal control officers captured the tiger, which was wearing a collar with a leash attached.

Sergeant Dorcy McGinnis said the tiger seems to be tame. Authorities are asking for assistance in finding the tiger's owner. McGinnis said that if the tiger and its owner live in Conroe, the tiger will no longer be able to be housed in the city due to this incident. Conroe is 40 miles north of Houston.