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Uncle Broomcorn’s Odd Edge: News from the Fringes of Normality

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This time: Moose invasion, awesome names for your child, and masturbating with cucumbers! Moose Removed From Boise by State Officials Idaho State wildlife tranquilized a moose on Boise’s east side to move it to a more remote area away from city. Mike Keckler spokesman or the Idaho Department of Fish and Game said the moose – weighing over 400lb – has been living on the east side, but had recently started heading toward downtown and posed a potential threat to the people in the much more populated area of the city. Moose are large animals, and the area of Boise …

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Uncle Broomcorn’s Odd Edge: News from the Fringes of Normality

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Baby Owl Costume

Welcome to the very first Odd Edge of 2014! Read on for stories on women forced to watch Star Wars by owls, the shortest sermon in the world, and a man who sustained an erection for seven weeks

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Uncle Broomcorn’s Odd Edge: News from the Fringes of Normality

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goat

Man has sex with goat, marijuana falls from the sky, and Neo-Nazis invade UFO town!

Weird? Yes, but also downright disgraceful. 28 year old Katana Kitsao Gona from Kenya has been sentenced to ten years in jail after he admitted to having sex with a goat. The goat herself was actually brought into court by prosecutors as…

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Uncle Broomcorn’s Odd Edge: News from the Fringes of Normality

Breaking-Bad

This Edition: Walter White and the Zip Wire Wedding

Breaking Bad and the Weird World of Methamphetamine

So September saw the last ever episode of the phenomenal Breaking Bad. Over the course of five years, and five series, millions of viewers have watched meek and mild chemistry teacher Walter White’s undoing as he transforms into drug manufacturer and kingpin. Don’t worry if you haven’t seen it – there are no final episode spoilers here, but we do have…

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Uncle Broomcorn’s Odd Edge: News from the Fringes of Normality No. 5

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Cream Machine Ever wanted to remove the cream from Oreos? No, that would be insane, nobody does… except physicist  and copywriter David Neevel. Mustachioed Neevel has created a Wallace and Gromit type contraption to remove the coveted vanilla cream filling from America’s favourite dunking cookie. Once an Oreo has been through the David Neevel’s quirky contraption, he gleefully collects two clean and cream-free chocolate discs. “One of the hardest things to overcome was to um… learn how to build robots and make them work, but it was also difficult to umm keep my hands warm and the back of my …

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Uncle Broomcorn’s Odd Edge: News from the Fringes of Normality No. 4

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Robots Will Make Human Beings Redundant Very Soon – More and More Evidence Emerging You’re probably convinced that some of your colleagues are in fact robots, but more accurately these humanoid-a-likes are probably (at best), merely cyborgs – humans modified with mechanical additions. However, the appearance of actual robots in the work place is now a well established reality. A fair way from the robot maid of The Jetsons, real robots in the workplace look more like little upturned washing-up bowls on wheels; less Rosie the Maid and more Dalek – but vertically challenged, compliant, and not very menacing. This …

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Uncle Broomcorn’s Odd Edge: News from the Fringes of Normality No. 3

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Make ‘em Laugh – 800 Clowns Gather to Laugh for Peace In Mexico City recently, hundreds clowns gathered at the Mother Monument to laugh for a full 15 minutes as a political statement for peace. The thinking behind the mass chuckle is that more time spent laughing leaves less time for violence. The gathering was all part of the 17th International Clown Convention (yes, that is a real thing), and Llantom, Chairman of the Mexico Clown Association, made the following statement about the 15-minute-long laugh: “We held ‘laugh for peace’ to speak out against violent conflicts, especially the internal conflicts …

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Uncle Broomcorn’s Odd Edge: News from the Fringes of Normality No. 2

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Welcome to the second instalment of Uncle Broomcorn’s Odd Edge – a roundup of news stories from the weird to the astounding. Chinese beach goers sport Facekinis Most people are near obsessed with getting their bronze on during the summer, and the beach is often the place to find scantily clad sun worshipers – but not at certain beaches in China, where beach-goers have been donning ‘Facekinis’ to avoid getting a tan. They’ve become very popular amongst people wishing to maintain a paler skin tone, or simply avoid the sun and the potentially harmful effects of overexposure. Because ‘Facekinis’ essentially …

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Uncle Broomcorn’s Odd Edge: News from the fringes of normality! No. 1

Welcome to the first instalment of Uncle Broomcorn’s Odd Edge – a roundup of news stories from the weird to the astounding. Naked Bike Ride! If you’re not really a fan of all the competition and physical exertion involved in Britain’s sporting events this summer – what with Wimbledon, the Olympics etc… then why not give a naked bike ride a go? Earlier this month plenty of clothing-adverse cyclists took to the streets of London, baring all in celebration of World Naked Bike Ride Day! Whatever you might think about this activity, I for one am bang up for exercise …

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