Category: Weird

Bucket o’ Links #2: Unnatural Animal Acts

Animals the way nature never intended.

Jerry, the World’s Most Human Chimp

Unicorn taxidermy ($900)

Smuggler busted with geckos taped to chest (pic)

Chimpanzee baffled by magic act (Japanese)

Paper Keyboard Cat

Wall of Fluff (way too much cute)

Homing pigeons courier memory cards for whitewater photographers

Dog eats Taco Bell burrito in 1 second

Dog goes bonkers in the snow (to the tune of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer)

Hippo and dog are friends.

Bear gets down (parental advisory, lyrics)

Bear waits for picnic basket.

Polar bear and dog are friends.

Monkey Western

Monkey waiters at Tokyo restaurant

Monkey Picked Tea

Wildlife Photo Winner: Three Wolves and a Moon

Jose Luis Rodriguez may have faked this year’s most amazing wildlife photo but he could be responsible for the year’s most awesome meme: three wolves jumping over a fence under a full moon. The photoshopped version of Rodreguez’ photo comes from myconfinedspace.com, a site that recycles NSFW, crude, lewd and silly images, by way of the more down-to-earth Rob Haggart who dares to ask the question, why did this cheesy photo win in the first place? Perhaps from here on out, wildlife photo awards should go to photogs who truly appreciate wildlife – such as the chimps who just shot a feature film.

Still, what could be better than a t-shirt featuring three wolves jumping over a fence under a full moon – except for a bacon facial?

Searching for the Lost City of Mu


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Is it possible that there is a lost civilization in the mountains above Malibu? Robert Stanley seems to think so. In 1985 he discovered evidence that convinced him that a pre-Chumash civilization once inhabited the region. The book Weird California fleshes out some of Stanley’s observations, noting that he discovered walls, ramparts and foundations that didn’t match the work of any known civilization. In fact, the artifacts of Mu are so unusual that modern archeologists disregard them.

Where are the ruins of Mu that Stanley found? Shrouded in mystery. According to Weird California, Stanley is reluctant to disclose the location, fearing that treasure seekers will ruin the ruins. He did, however leave a few clues:

The site of Mu is overlooked by a megalith that looks like a Sphinx. It is not far from Malibu and…

robert stanley's sphinx

….he left a map:

Unlike most subjects, the more I try and research the Lost City of Mu, the less I find. There is one tantalizing tidbit from the archives of a New Age newsgroup – the 40,000 year old city of the Lemurians can be found near the Pacific Coast Highway, one mile north of the “Cracked Roch picnic area.” (This would be Split Rock on the Mishe Mokwa trail.)

This is hardly a “remote section” as WikiAnswers puts it.

If there’s anything up there, it should be fairly easy to find…