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What a Weird Week is a show featuring the week's weird news stories. Every Friday we do a Weird-News-of-the-Week Top 10 audio podcast, a full shownotes blog, and a video episode. See https://www.shownotes.page or search "What a Weird Week".

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What a Weird Week is a show featuring the week's weird news stories. Every Friday we do a Weird-News-of-the-Week Top 10 audio podcast, a full shownotes blog, and a video episode. See https://www.shownotes.page or search "What a Weird Week".

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    What a Weird Week April 12, 2024: Ten Weird things that happened this week

    What a Weird Week April 12, 2024: Ten Weird things that happened this week

    Ten Weird things that happened this week - the What a Weird Week Show. For full shownotes and podcast stuff see https://www.shownotes.page/podcast

    (Begin episode transcript)

    ❿ The Grammy who made the news after receiving a speeding ticket.
    (actually 2 tickets!) The only thing was she wasn't driving her van. It
    was one of these deals where the camera catches you speeding and it
    snaps your picture and you receive a ticket... "Hey here's the evidence.
    Look at this photo. We caught you speeding." Well this Grammy in East
    Cleveland Ohio, Joanne Gibson, was having her van towed to the shop at
    the time of the ticket. So the tow truck was speeding.

    ❾ The Squat World Record... Think about how many squats you can do.
    Think about maybe working really hard. How many more squats could you
    do? And then, you know, multiply that by 10. Are you anywhere close to
    26,000 squats? Me, neither. The world record for most squats in 24 hours
    is more than 26,000 squats!

    ❽ From Hoops Hooper, who is the Weird News Guru at United Press
    International... (Every week we like to feature a story by Ben "Hoops" 
    Hooper.) This week Ben filed a story about the chicken who enjoyed the
    solar eclipse while wearing tiny solar eclipse glasses. This chicken in
    Arkansas. I mean, if you love your chicken and you want your chicken to
    enjoy a solar eclipse, of course you're gonna fashion some sort of
    safety equipment for that chicken to look at the solar eclipse. So a
    person named Tad made the news. Tad the human and Gertrude. That's the
    name of the chicken. Tad also was wearing eclipse glasses. It's just a
    fun photo, like so many people were taking photos of themselves enjoying
    the eclipse this past week, and someone snapped a picture of Tad and
    Gertrude, and it started to gain momentum online, and... next thing you
    know it's on... KTHV-TV!? And we learn that Gertrude laid an egg during
    the eclipse. I don't know what you get when you lay an egg during an eclipse, but it
    seems like some sort of superhero folklore, doesn't it? The origin story
    of something great.

    ❼ Man getting vasectomy when earthquake hit thought the doctor was
    joking around. The doctor said, "is that an earthquake?" And the patient
    was like, "good one, doc. I'm already nervous enough. Quit kidding
    around." But it was an earthquake, you guys. It was that earthquake that
    made the news on the east coast of the United States. This is one of
    those stories that gained momentum online as a funny social media post
    and then the news media reached out to talk to the fellow. I got this
    one from HuffPost. Justin Allen. 33 years old from Pennsylvania was
    getting the procedure, you know... getting the old vasectomy and posted
    about it online how an earthquake hit during the vasectomy... and that
    his doctor said "I think that we're having an earthquake." And of
    course, you're nervous and about to undergo a delicate procedure and...
    It ain't no joke. It's suddenly quite surreal. He's looking back at it
    now and laughing and... Seems fine. Two thumbs up in the photo outside
    of the Urology Health Surgery Center. So... Glad you're doing well,
    Justin.

    ❻ The garbage bag porch pirate. This one is just a fascinating video.
    Somebody is taking their porch piracy to the next level?! Can we all
    agree that Porch Piracy is a terrible, terrible thing that is going on
    where people will just take advantage of package being delivered and
    left unattended for a bit... And people will just steal those things?!
    Every neighborhood in the world now where you take deliveries, there are
    stories of people stealing our stuff. A fellow named Omar (Sacramento,
    California) had the security camera set up. I mean, you can see that
    camera. Any porch pirate is going to know, "oh, I'm under surveillance
    here." But this porch pirate dressed up like a garbage bag.

    (character limit!!)

    full shownotes at https://www.scottyandtony.com/2024/04/what-weird-week-april-12-2024-ten-weird.html

    • 18 min
    What a Weird Week for Fri Apr 5 2024: ten weird things that happened this week

    What a Weird Week for Fri Apr 5 2024: ten weird things that happened this week

    (Begin episode transcript) Hi Friends, I'm Scott. This is What a Weird
    Week where we catch you up on the weird news of the week. For
    transcript/ shownotes/ podcast stuff see www.shownotes.page! Here's Season 5, Episode 14 first published on Friday 5 April 2024... ❿ Number 10 this week is from Hoops Hooper, the Weird News Guru at UPI.
    It's a story about something that happened a few weeks ago to this
    family in Naples, Florida. Alejandro Otero was on the news. Wink News
    interviewed him about the weird thing that happened. The headline is
    "Object that crashed through Florida roof may have come from the
    International Space Station."

    ... ❾ From India Today, the story of a bear that escaped a zoo. It's been a
    little while since we had a bear story. We've featured bears ringing
    doorbells and waiting for people to answer the door so they could eat
    them. That's what I theorize. The bears are certainly sneaky and
    intelligent you guys (based on the news articles that we've featured).
    So this one from India Today broke on April the first and it's always
    hard to trust a news story that comes out on April the first, but this
    one appears to be legit about a zoo in India where the bear escaped...
    and listen to what happened... they had like a storm... a windstorm and a
    tree falls and it fell in such a way in the bear's enclosure that the
    bear was able to use that tree, that fallen tree trunk, to climb to
    freedom... ❽ It's another one from Hoops Hooper, a story that came out last fall,
    but Hoops did an article on it this week. Coin tosses. This one didn't
    get a lot of coverage when it came out in the fall, but the research
    indicates, well, it's game-changing research. Literally game-changing
    research, because apparently when you flip a coin, it's not 50-50 odds... ❼ Kyle, Texas back in the news. We talked about this before. For the
    last five years, Kyle Texas has been attempting to set a world record
    with their gathering of Kyles. And the record is people with the same
    name in the same place, the most people with the same name in the same
    place at once... ❻ Eclipse Flavored Sun Chips in the news... The promotion department
    at SunChips® has got the brand in the news with a limited-edition
    flavor that will be given away during the total eclipse... which is 4
    minutes and 27 seconds... the new flavor is Solar Eclipse
    Limited-Edition Pineapple Habanero and Black Bean Spicy Gouda. Yum? From
    the press release: " Beginning at 1:33 p.m. CT on April 8, as the
    eclipse casts its shadow over U.S. soil, eager fans can get their hands
    on the new flavor at SunChipsSolarEclipse.com while supplies last." ... ❺ This is the weirdest snake story you're going to hear all week.A
    pet snake that had been missing for a year then shows up...  and how it
    showed up... and where it showed up is Absolutely Bonkers. This is a
    story out of the UK. The snake is named Agnus. Agnus the pet corn snake
    which had been missing for a year and then turned up on top of the
    neighbor's garage after it was dropped by a crow. After a year, the
    snake gets dropped by a crow onto the neighbor's garage!? Like, what? ... This is from ABC7. Another mysterious thing in the sky... the headline:
    "Streaking lights that lit up SoCal night sky were caused by Chinese
    space junk reentry, experts say." For a while, people didn't know what
    the heck was going on in the sky above them. When you see the footage,
    it looks like a shooting star or something like that, except it doesn't
    burn out. It just goes and goes and goes. So of course... therefore
    aliens.  It looked like multiple fireballs and people got some great
    footage... a number of people thought it was space debris from a SpaceX
    launch... that was ruled out upon more investigation... People online
    are pretty much now saying it was space junk from a Chinese space
    module... (character limit!) for the rest see https://www.scottyandtony.com/2024/04/what-weird-week-for-fri-apr-5-2024-te

    • 19 min
    What a Weird Week Friday 29 March: catching up on the Weird News

    What a Weird Week Friday 29 March: catching up on the Weird News

    What a Weird Week gets you caught up on the weird news of the week.  https://www.shownotes.page or search "What a Weird Week" where you get podcasts.

    Portland Sea Dogs baseball team out of Maine attempted the World's Longest Line of Whoopie Pies last summer and now it's officially been verified

    lawsuit involving parents who allege that a teacher in Quebec has been selling students' artwork online and keeping the money. 

    They've discovered a new beetle in Australia and they almost didn't discover it, apparently, because it looks so much like bird poop. 

    From Sky News: "Man finds England's biggest gold nugget with faulty detector after arriving an hour late to dig."

    Headline from Food Business News:
    "Is global cocoa market teetering on the brink of chaos?"

    "Price is Right has special plan in place in case contestants pee themselves."

    This is from Metro UK... "Remote UK Island now has more Easter eggs than people"

    the billboard says "This man consumes over 20 gal of liquid cheese in a year. We cannot stop him." That's it. At a cost of ~ $1200... Jonathan thought it would be funny.

    Congratulations to Louie the raccoon 

    Chips Ahoy Has changed the recipe for the Chips Ahoy cookie...

    The folks at Claussen have a jelly bean out that tastes like delicious pickles.

    drinking a litre of lemon juice in under 14 seconds. 

    See Shownotes dot page for podcast details





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    • 15 min
    What a Weird Week Fri Mar 22, 2024: Weird News Catchups are Fun!

    What a Weird Week Fri Mar 22, 2024: Weird News Catchups are Fun!

    (Begin episode transcript) Hi Friends, I'm Scott. This is What a Weird Week where we catch you up on the weird news of the week. For transcript/ shownotes/ podcast stuff see www.shownotes.page! Here's Season 5, Episode 12 first published on Friday March 22 2024

    ❿ There's a company based in Toronto, Canada that analyzes Dog DNA And
    they made news this week after an investigative News team at WBZ Boston
    sent in DNA from their reporter, Christina.

    ❾ One of the all-time great Combinations Of Our Generation Is pizza and
    beer. You've got Fred and Barney. You've got Laverne and Shirley. You've
    got Procter and Gamble. And then pizza and beer. This week that
    combination was in the news because The New Belgium Brewing Company
    Teamed up with Tombstone frozen pizzas To create A pizza beer ❽ A mysterious creature was in the news this week, found in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, East Coast, Canada.

    ❼ Follow up to a story we talked about In an earlier episode What a
    Weird Week. It's official, the underwear on the head world record Has
    been set.

    ❻ The headline from The mirror in the United Kingdom is "I named my baby
    after my internet provider so I could get 18 years free Wi-Fi."

    ❺ This one's scary and involves a haunted lake.

    ❹ The headline from Jen Mills at metro dot co dot uk: "Man finds jacked up grasshopper in fridge after shopping in Aldi."

    ❸ New study indicates that listening to Ariana Grande and Drake, also
    Eminem in your car can make you a better/safer driver!? Billy Eilish is
    mentioned in the study too... & Beyonce.

    ❷ from the Seattle Times an article about a burglary ring. They call it a
    burglary tourist ring... where people fly in from other countries to
    rob you and then they fly home again.

    🍅 Honorable mention: From Science Daily. The headline is "New research suggests that our universe has no dark matter." Which is a bit of a game-changer. ❶ Study from Concordia University in Montreal indicates that cranberries might make you bionic... or at least help you athletes.

    For transcript/ shownotes/ podcast stuff see ⁠www.shownotes.page⁠


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    • 15 min
    What a Weird Week Fri Mar 15, 2024: Aliens and Alligators

    What a Weird Week Fri Mar 15, 2024: Aliens and Alligators

    What a Weird Week gets you caught up on the weird news of the week. https://www.shownotes.page or search "What a Weird Week" where you get podcasts.

    (Begin episode transcript) Hi Friends, I'm Scott. This is What a Weird
    Week where we catch you up on the weird news of the week. For
    transcript/ shownotes/ podcast stuff see www.shownotes.page! Here's Season 5, Episode 11 first published on Friday March 15th 2024 ... 

    ❿ Return of the Monoliths!

    ❾ Cats for books!

    ❽ Spring break is being ruined by Blue Dragons.

    ❼ Dog research in the news and it's good news.

    ❻ Rats getting high on seized supply!

    ❺ The Gas Pump Glitch... I got to say I love this story and maybe that's
    wrong... the woman who allegedly figured out this glitch at the gas
    pump...

    ❹ Bake Shop Accused of Re-selling Dunkin' Donuts as Their Own... 

    ❸ How Big is the World's Heaviest Blueberry? Monstrous.

    ❷ The Search for Alien Life Suffers Minor Setback... 

    🍅 Honorable Mention for Clickbait Headline: "Stock Up On Food,
    Water, And Fuel Ahead Of The Eclipse, Emergency Officials Warn" (it's
    not what you think)

    ❶ Alligators in the Sewer!

    For Shownotes and more go to ShowNotes Dot Page or search "What a Weird Week" wherever you get podcasts.




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    • 15 min
    What a Weird Week Special Report: the Time Change Exposed

    What a Weird Week Special Report: the Time Change Exposed

    Reminder: For transcript/
    shownotes/ podcast stuff see www.shownotes.page! Here's Season 5, Episode 10.5 first published on Sunday March 10th 2024 ... Time Change Fact Sheet...  - There are stats about heart attacks, traffic accidents, energy consumption, and enraged colleagues (not you, everyone else.) - The time change might conserve energy, or it might not (depends on what study you look at.) - SOME studies say car accidents go up after the time change because our
    concentration gets all messed up, but another study showed that more
    daylight resulted in better driving outcomes. 

    Remember when they made Daylight Saving last longer?

    - The time change helps the golf industry make more cash. 

    - The petroleum companies do great business during extended Daylight Saving because it means that people drove their cars more in the evening.

    - It has been great for the barbecue industry too.

    - Did You Know... that the big candy companies lobbied for a longer Daylight Saving Time? They wanted as many kids as possible going out to Trick-or-Treat. I can't stay mad at you, big candy. 

    Not everybody hates DST, and not everybody loves it (looking at you, airline industry... and farmers.)

    - Vampires lose an hour of darkness this time of year.




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    • 10 min

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