Someone Stole An Entire House In Oregon
Can you imagine the look on the owner’s face? An entire log cabin was stolen in Oregon after being lifted from its foundation and hauled away. Police spent two days searching for the building and finally found it about a mile away from its original location. Officers have since released a list of suspects, but no charges have been filed.
Rob Ford selling crack scandal memorabilia on eBay
Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is selling off items from his rocky mayoral reign, including a few that directly relate to his infamous crack scandal. One of the items up for sale is the NFL team logo tie that he wore on the day he admitted to smoking the drug “probably in one of my drunken stupors.” There’s also a personalized Saskatchewan Roughriders jersey, a pair of pants and more up for grabs. Just keep in mind that on our last check, bidding for the tie was up just shy of $10,000. Ten per cent of the proceeds will go to cancer research.
— Rob Ford (@TorontoRobFord) February 25, 2015
Empty jar sets London home ablaze, killing family pet
When in doubt, blame the inanimate objects! London firefighters say sunlight refracted by an empty Nutella jar likely caused a house fire. The container for the hazelnut spread had been placed on a windowsill, which in turn set a pair of nearby blinds on fire. While the family wasn’t home during the incident, their pet dog was unfortunately killed in the blaze.
Wankband is first gadget that harnesses the energy of masturbation
It turns out the furious forearms of online adult video watchers can be used as a source of clean energy. Pornhub’s “Wankband” urges users to “love the planet, by loving yourself,” which is achieved by moving the device up and down in rapid fashion to create a charge (you can think of your own ways to do that). The wrist-mounted device includes a kinetic charger that can be used to power up other gadgets like your iPhone, but it’s still in the early beta testing stage.
Black Death plague ’caused by cute gerbils’ not rats
A new study found that repeated outbreaks of the brutal Black Death plague could actually be traced back to tiny, cute animals arriving from Asia. The Bubonic Plague ravaged Medieval Europe, causing the deaths of millions of people. But researchers realized something was wrong with the theory that black rats were to blame when they couldn’t find any traces of the plague in European cities, where many black rats still live. Rodents that still carry it in Asia, however, were narrowed down to the innocent gerbil.