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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".

#Weird #News #Interesting #Stories #Entertainment #Popular #Culture #Fun #TenWeirdThings #weirdnews #weird #news #podcast #comedy #spotify #funny #weirdnewsoftheday #comedypodcast #weirdhistory #journalism #media #whoa #wow #what #saywhat #noway #ohmydays #areyouserious #wtf #weirdnewsstories #weirdnewsheadlines #weirdnewsoftheweek

    What a Weird Week Summer Special: A look back at July 2023 #Pushups #Gold #MysteryObject

    What a Weird Week Summer Special: A look back at July 2023 #Pushups #Gold #MysteryObject

    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. Hi friends, I'm Scott and this is What a Weird Week, a show about the
    weird stuff from this week's news. See below for a transcript of the
    podcast episode. To subscribe to the podcast or for social media and
    more links, you can get everything at www.shownotes.page.
    It's Friday, July 19th 2024 and these are the shownotes for Season 5,
    Ep 29 which is a look back at one year ago. Please enjoy this enhanced
    re-broadcast from July of 2023! #SummerSpecial

    ❿ update to our pushup story... the world record has changed hands again! ❾ Birds
    are using those anti bird spikes to build their nests now. ❽ Scientists invent a sucker/ lollipop to help doctors diagnose stuff... ❼ When you find gold coins buried in your yard, that's a good day... ❻ Burger King Brazil launches limited time Barbie Burger... which contains a lot more pink than we are used to in a hamburger... ❺
    If at first you don't succeed in getting approval to have a dog DNA
    database which will enable you to identify which dog pooped in front of
    city hall... try, try again! ❹ Headline from CTV: "Mystery object washes up on Australian beach, investigation underway" ❸ Rare fish sighting, every news org shared the photos... ❷
    Dinosaur fossil is a game changer... headline from NPR was "This fossil
    of a mammal biting a dinosaur captures a death battle's final
    moments"... ❶ David Rush, the World Record Breaking Phenom does it again!

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    What a Weird Week for July 12, 2024: the Weird News that happened this week includes Mysterious Gnome Activity and the Fire-setting Dog

    What a Weird Week for July 12, 2024: the Weird News that happened this week includes Mysterious Gnome Activity and the Fire-setting Dog

    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. Hi friends, I'm Scott and this is What a Weird Week, a show about
    the weird stuff from this week's news. See below for a transcript of the
    podcast episode. To subscribe to the podcast or for social media and
    more links, you can get everything at www.shownotes.page.
    These are the shownotes for Season 5, Ep 28 first published on Friday
    July 12, 2024. Here are this week's stories... *full episode transcript
    below* ❿ Pooch Starts Fire. Tries to Blame it on Cat* (*may not have tried to blame cat, but pretty sure )https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2024/07/09/Colorado-Springs-dog-stove-fire/2411720537136/ ❾ Record-Breaker Rush is just about there... the King of the World! (records) https://youtu.be/BRYGiVqdYJI?feature=shared ❽ Las Vegas man breaks Guinness World Records using eye socket strength https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYL2GhMIhYg ❼ Mia is the Fastest Mermaid in all the Sea https://www.ksl.com/article/51060424/provo-woman-becomes-fastest-mermaid-in-the-world-at-merlympics ❻ Driverless Taxi Pulled Over by Police in Phoenix... what happened next?https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/phoenix-police-waymo-driverless-car-b2574861.html ❺ The mysterious gnome nappers of BC have gotten away with another weird crime.https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/mystery-group-prowls-community-conducting-mischievous-kindness-stealing-restoring-and-returning-garden-gnomes/ ❹ Lady Swept Out to Sea after Floatie Odysseyhttps://news.yahoo.com/news/swimmer-swept-sea-rescued-japanese-092115699.html ❸ Hobby Horsing is intense you guys... https://news.yahoo.com/news/why-finns-deadly-serious-hobby-012636960.html ❷ Hippos Can Stay Airborne for "substantial amount of time" ... that time? Up to 0.3 Seconds. https://news.sky.com/story/hippopotamuses-can-become-airborne-for-substantial-periods-of-time-researchers-discover-13173957 🍅 Nasal Spray Breakthrough shows promise in prevent Alzheimer's. #GoodNews https://studyfinds.org/nasal-spray-alzheimers-brain-health/ ❶ Lovelorn Lions Risk Crocs for Romance Across River, Set New Recordhttps://phys.org/news/2024-07-lion-longest-predator-infested.html

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    What a Weird Week Fri June 28, 2024: The Weird News of the Week #WeirdNews #SpaceBikini #Monolith

    What a Weird Week Fri June 28, 2024: The Weird News of the Week #WeirdNews #SpaceBikini #Monolith

    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.

    ❿ Happiness is Birdseed and Acorns?! A Canadian Study made news
    this week that seems to suggest that people in cities are happier when
    there is a variety of birds and trees around. More birds and trees =
    better mental health outcomes *paraphrase. In other words, (go with me
    here) we should be going to the park dressed in my new invention, the
    Bird Seed Vest! Enjoy the trees around you while the birds flock towards
    you bringing joy and better mental health outcomes! Just what the
    doctor ordered! (*no doctors have ordered this.) Remember the name, the
    What a Weird Week brand Birdseed Vest of Mental Well-being! Free to
    patreon members in our platinum tier. Sign up today for one million
    dollars!! Study link https://carleton.ca/biology/2024/birds-tree-diversity-has-significant-impact-on-peoples-mental-health-says-rachel-buxtons-research/

    ❾ Canadian Chicken Pecks way to World Record!https://bc.ctvnews.ca/this-pet-chicken-from-b-c-is-now-a-guinness-world-record-holder-1.6950737

    ❽ Beach Balls and Determination: the David "Record Breaker" Rush Saga Continues!https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2024/07/01/Guinness-World-Records-David-Rush-beach-ball-passes/3601719855156/ and video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqbyumFT-ec

    ❼ Politics on a Weird News Show? OK Let's get into it!!https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/first-candidate-zero-votes-election-loss-1.7247339

    ❻ Another monolith, making headlines. https://www.cpr.org/2024/07/03/mysterious-monolith-in-northern-colorado-removed/

    ❺ This one's about a poop truck, so you've been warned.https://nypost.com/2024/06/28/us-news/truck-tips-over-and-splatters-connecticut-homes-with-something-too-gross-to-believe/

    ❹ We've got another truck loses its load story this week... not as gross as our last one... https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2024/06/26/California-Highway-Patrol-avocados-San-Mateo/7791719433472/A truck with 8 tons of avocados overturned on the California highway. No major injuries reported but whattamess©!

    ❸ Headline from Study Finds is "Scientists flip switch on fat cells, discover way to naturally burn more calories"https://studyfinds.org/flip-switch-on-fat-cells/

    ❷ Cool pineapple publicity stunt in the news...https://www.trendhunter.com/trends/snack-hackathon *USA Contest Only

    🍅We just had Canada Day on July 1st... if you're unfamiliar it is a day
    where we all go to a park and get our faces painted red and white, then
    watch a Canadian band play, then there's fireworks...  we had a
    Canadian restaurant chain make headlines with their Canada Day S'mores
    burger... The WORKS Craft Burgers & Beer is the place...  here's
    what they did in case you want to try a home version...  it's a beef
    patty stuffed with melting milk chocolate, topped with toasted
    marshmallow and graham crumbs.MMMmmm or MMMnnnopeIf it's something you'd try let us know in the poll this week... that is available on the spotify feed.https://www.trendhunter.com/trends/smores-burger

    ❶ The most famous bikini in all of space is getting auctioned off.https://gizmodo.com/allaccess-leia-star-wars-bikini-auction-carrie-fisher-1851573508

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    What a Weird Week Fri June 28, 2024: The Weird News of the Week featuring weird thing on Mars! Weird thing in Sky! and Ugliest Dog!!

    What a Weird Week Fri June 28, 2024: The Weird News of the Week featuring weird thing on Mars! Weird thing in Sky! and Ugliest Dog!!

    Hi friends, I'm Scott and this is What a Weird Week, a show about the Weird and Odd stuff from this week's news. See below for a transcript of the podcast episode. To subscribe to the podcast or for social media and more links, you can get everything at www.shownotes.page. These are the shownotes for Season 5, Ep 26 first published on Friday June 28, 2024. Here are this week's stories... *full episode transcript below*

     
    ❿ Fast Times at Potato Head High... https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2024/06/25/ulster-Guinness-World-Records-Mr-Potato-Head/6631719334073/
     
    ❾ Weird Sky Thing makes headlines... https://www.ladbible.com/news/world-news/hovering-circle-ring-sky-yulin-china-075397-20240625


    ❽ Earth's Core Backtracks. WTG, earth's core :( ... https://nypost.com/2024/06/25/lifestyle/the-earths-inner-core-is-backtracking-heres-how-it-might-daily-life/


    ❼ AI is a creep... https://nypost.com/2024/06/25/lifestyle/influencers-ai-clone-of-herself-goes-rogue-becomes-sex-crazed-maniac/


    ❻ monolith update: what monolith? https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/weird-news/2024/06/21/shiny-monolith-removed-from-mountains-outside-las-vegas-how-it-got-there-is-still-a-mystery/


    ❺ wide awake for a kidney transplant... https://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/fully-conscious-patient-witnesses-own-kidney-surgery-calls-the-experience-pretty-cool-5968442


    ❹ ugliest dog in all the land... https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2024/06/22/worlds-ugliest-dog-wild-thang/6881719088267/






    🍅 do a deep-dive into the Bridgewater Triangle... https://www.unilad.com/news/us-news/bridgewater-triangle-paranormal-explained-425293-20240622


    ❸ There's no place like Grand Rapids... https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/museum-wants-to-raise-3-5m-to-get-dorothys-stolen-ruby-slippers-back/



    ❷ Mars Rocks... https://studyfinds.org/mysterious-boulder-on-mars/
     
    🍅 Woman sues Boyfriend for being a bad boyfriend... https://screenshot-media.com/culture/internet-culture/woman-sues-boyfriend-over-missed-flight/


    ❶ The World Record of World Records... https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2024/06/21/David-Rush-Guinness-World-Records-road-to-181-interview/8751718893537/ AND ALSO https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2024/06/25/Guinness-World-Records-David-Rush-water-pistol-cans/7331719345169/

     






    To subscribe to the podcast or for social media and more links, you can get everything at https://www.shownotes.page or search "What a Weird Week" where you get podcasts.
     

    • 18 min
    What a Weird Week June 21st edition: Weird Summer Begins!

    What a Weird Week June 21st edition: Weird Summer Begins!

    Hi friends, I'm Scott and this is What a Weird Week, a show about the weird stuff from this week's news. To subscribe to the podcast or for social media and more links, you can get everything at www.shownotes.page. This is season five, episode 25, first published Friday, June 21st, 2024. Here are this week's stories...



    ❿ McDonald's AI Gets Fired https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c722gne7qngo

    ❾ Another Mysterious Monolith Found in Nevada Desert https://people.com/new-mysterious-monolith-found-nevada-desert-8665454?utm_source=join1440&utm_medium=email&utm_placement=newsletter

    ❽ Manchester engineers design record-breaking jumping robot https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/manchester-engineers-unlock-design-for-record-breaking-robot-that-could-jump-twice-the-height-of-big-ben/?utm_source=join1440&utm_medium=email&utm_placement=newsletter

    ❼ Kevin the Tall Dog https://news.sky.com/story/great-dane-named-worlds-tallest-dog-but-is-terrified-of-familys-vacuum-13152314

    ❻ Should we throw the liars in jail? Followup: who would run our governments? https://studyfinds.org/wales-first-country-to-criminalize-politicians-who-lie/

    ❺ Amazing Record-Breaking Luck Clover https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2024/06/20/japan-Guinness-World-Records-63-leaf-clover/6371718899172/

    ❹ David Record Breaker Rush may have a prob you guys, he's re-breaking his records now?? https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2024/06/19/Guinness-World-Records-David-Rush-fist-bumping/8151718809394/ and https://youtu.be/zkiM3-ITV6c?feature=shared

    ❸ Four dollar vase turns out to be priceless #thriftingWin https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/maryland-thrift-store-mayan-vase-b2565567.html

    ❷ Pope to priests: "Don't put people to sleep with long sermons!" (paraphrase) https://news.yahoo.com/news/pope-urges-priests-not-bore-153434476.html

    🍅 Honorable Mention: Engulfed in the Netflix Zone https://www.netflix.com/tudum/articles/netflix-house

    ❶ Stonehenge, more like Orangehenge, amiright?! https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/crgg0683e7po



    And that is it for this week. To subscribe to the podcast or for social media and more links, you can get everything at https://www.shownotes.page or search "What a Weird Week" where you get podcasts.

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    What a Weird Week: Ten Weird Things that were in the news this week. Fri June 14, 2024 #Weirdnews #oddstories #SkateboardingCat #Hoodwinkers?

    What a Weird Week: Ten Weird Things that were in the news this week. Fri June 14, 2024 #Weirdnews #oddstories #SkateboardingCat #Hoodwinkers?

    (BEGIN EPISODE TRANSCRIPT)

    skateboarding cats and speeding wheelbarrows. What a weird week!



    Hi friends, I'm Scott and this is What a Weird Week, a show about the weird stuff from this week's news. If you want a transcript or stuff to subscribe to our podcast, all the links that we talk about, you can get everything at shownotes.page. Shownotes.page. This is season five, episode 24, first published Friday, June 14th, 2024.



    ❿ I'm calling this one Fast Times in Barrowville. When they make the movie.

    Dylan Phillips, a British mechanic, broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest wheelbarrow. Record speed was over 52 miles per hour. He built the wheelbarrow just for fun at first and then found out there was actually a world record. If he could make his wheelbarrow go really fast, he set the record in Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Apparently, one of the worst forms of transportation is a fast wheelbarrow because according to Dylan, no suspension. It's a rough ride. and also a little bit terrifying. But imagine how fast you could get all your yard work done if your wheelbarrow went 50 miles per hour. So far not available commercially.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/ce9961lg6l1o

    ❾ elephant names are in the news. Researchers think that elephants in the wild have names and call each other by their names. Not a lot of animals do that. How do they know elephants are actually doing it? Short answer is they're experts.

    That would be me paraphrasing the short answer on that one. Longer answer is they studied hundreds of sounds made by mom elephants and their elephant children over the decades. And it seems as though mom was using a certain sound to talk to each elephant kid. That's me paraphrasing a scientific article. It also seems like those elephant children recognize their unique sound or name because they could record some of these sounds and the kid would be like, what?

    Who said my name when they played the sound back? Again, that's me paraphrasing. That wasn't an actual... In case you thought I was playing the actual audio from the field. No, that was it was me saying who's calling my name. It was me portraying the elephant, you guys. All right, we're off to a hot start.

    https://www.euronews.com/green/2024/06/12/call-me-by-my-name-elephants-low-rumbles-could-be-unique-to-one-another-research-reveals



    Up next is a dinosaur discovery. A big old hailstone, maybe a record breaking hailstone. It's a biggie.



    This is What a Weird Week, a show about the weird stuff from the news.

    ❽ A driver... No, he wasn't driving. He was diving. Sorry. We'll keep that in. Let's just- We're on a deadline here, you guys. A diver discovered a rare mastodon tusk off the coast of Florida. The diver's name is Alex. First, he thought it was wood, just a big old chunk of wood. But upon closer inspection, a much rarer find than a chunk of wood.

    A mastodon tusk measuring four feet long, 70 pounds. Now Alex is a fossil hunter. He goes diving and looking for fossils. He's found some before, but this is rare and big and becomes now this tusk becomes the property of the state of Florida. I believe we'll go to the Florida Museum of Natural History is where this tusk will end up. Well done, Alex, rare find and so much better than a chunk of wood.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/mastodon-tusk-fossil-hunting-diver-florida-b2561733.html

    ❼ A giant hailstone is in the news. This is in Texas. A couple of storm chasers, Val and Amy, were chasing a storm and they found a hailstone nearly 18 cm in diameter. That's about 7 inches. That's well, they describe it as the size of a pineapple. Hailstone the size of a pineapple. Imagine if you're caught in a storm and it is hailing pineapples down on you. A couple of things. The article doesn't mention if it tasted like pineapple, which... (CHARACTER LIMIT) for full shownotes to this episode see https://www.scottyandtony.com/2024/06/what-weird-week-ten-weird-things-that.html



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