81 posts tagged Weird
81 posts tagged Weird
Dark Roasted Blend recently assembled an impressive collection of Extremely Weird Bus Stops & Shelters. Our favourites include the fabulous disco bus stop, kawaii fruit and fish-shaped bus stops (that are, of course, located in Japan), a hungry bunny bus shelter (caught in the act of devouring two ladies oblivious to their peril, and the ferocious great white shark bench in Bangkok, Thailand (previously featured here).
Visit Dark Roasted Blend to view many more strange and wonderful bust stops.
No need to rub your eyes or refresh your screen. Yes, this really is a Burt Reynolds Éclair and it may be the beginning of a whole new department here at the Geyser of Awesome. Let’s call it “Things that can’t be unseen, but might also be delicious.”
This hirsute dessert, modeled after Burt Reynolds' iconic 1972 nude Cosmopolitan centerfold, was created by Leeds, England-based bakery Lou Lou P’s Delights (previously featured here) in honour of Movember UK. Burt’s bearskin rug has been replaced by a chocolate eclair and we’re pretty sure that Burt himself is edible too. Considering that Mr. Reynolds has long been considered a mustachioed icon of masculinity, we think this unsettling pastry is a pretty amazing and apposite Movember creation.
Witchetty grub, is an Australian term for the large, white, wood-eating larvae of several moths when those larvae are being considered as food. These great big grubs are an important food source in the harsh deserts of Australia and a staple in the diets of Aboriginal Australians.
"The different larvae are said to taste similar, probably because they have similar wood-eating habits. Edible either raw or lightly cooked in hot ashes, they are sought out as a high-protein food by Indigenous Australians. The raw witchetty grub tastes like almonds and when cooked the skin becomes crisp like roast chicken while the inside becomes light yellow, like a fried egg.”
Last Saturday, Oct. 18th, David George Gordon, The Bug Chef and author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, paid a visit to the Archie McPhee store for an afternoon cooking demonstration. Brave Seattleites were invited to take a taste-test and experience the flavours and textures of Chef Gordon’s creepy-crawly cuisine.
Grasshopper Kabobs were served along with “Niblets & Cricklets” (what Chef Gordon calls cups of crickets and corn), Sonoran Desert scorpions in Scorpion Scaloppini, and Deep Fried Tarantulas. The Bug Chef says that fried tarantula is one of his tastiest dishes. You just have to remember to singe off all their little hairs before battering and frying them.
So, who’s hungry?
Click here to watch a brief video of the event. The reactions on the faces of our customers as they eat the bug dishes are priceless.
It’s Creepy Treats Day on Geyser of Awesome!
This is one of the strangest, tastiest Bigfoot sightings we’ve seen yet. Most Bigfoot believers think the elusive creature lives in the woods, but it turns out that at least one might’ve been miraculously hiding inside a toaster.
While someone was making their breakfast back in the summer of 2008, their toast popped out the toaster bearing the unmistakable image of Bigfoot as he first appeared in the famous Patterson–Gimlin film. After a 27 bids, this awesome slice of toast sold for $33.35.
[via Weird Auction Listings]
It’s Bigfoot Day on Geyser of Awesome!
Moving is such a time-consuming pain in the rump. You’re never so aware of how much you own as when it’s time to pack each and every thing into boxes. For some people, the more they pack, the less careful they become about the packing process. For others it’s the exact opposite, and they get a bit over-cautious and carried away.
We’re guessing it’s the latter case that might explain how an Imgur user named Homewares ended up wrapping his/her pug in all that bubble wrap. After all, a pug securely wrapped in bubble wrap is one less thing to worry about during the move, right? Always protect your pug.
It’s Pug Day on Geyser of Awesome!
Denture Jewelry - the stuff of nightmares for some (we’re looking at you, Odontophobes), for others perhaps, a dream come true. We think it’s a bit of both and thus pretty awesome. These bracelets and hair combs were handmade by Mr. Basic using dental acrylic and can be purchased from an Etsy shop called ConcaveOblivion.
Remember that awesome Balloon Buzz Lightyear costume we posted about back in May? It was created and modeled by a gifted balloon-twisting artist name Jeff Wright. We just discovered that Jeff made this playful costume too. We are officially impressed.
Brian Kidd, otherwise known as The Unipiper (previously featured here), has returned in a truly awesome fashion. This time he’s a magnificent red fire-breathing dragon serenading Daenerys Targaryen by playing the theme from Game of Thrones while riding his unicycle. We are thoroughly impressed.