This Week in Weird News:
Anti-Abortion Disney FanFic
We’re inching closer towards Christmas. As the holiday spirit is expected to reach nuclear levels, so does the wide, wild, wacky world of weirdness. WTF doesn’t take any Christmas breaks, it just works overtime.
So before you go shopping for Christmas gifts for people who didn’t even bother greeting you on your birthday, let’s take a look at some of the strange things happening this week.
Let’s start with…
Scientists may have found a 512-year old shark
A satellite tag from from this female, which we caught earlier this year in #Greenland, has just reported her position. She is now ~500 km from capture location and she is not alone…. another shark tagged on same expedition is almost at the same location. This is the first piece of evidence on #Greenlandshark group migration. Good job GS304 and GS309 👊🏻🦈👊🏻🦈 #greenlandsharkproject #tagandrelease #oldandcold #extremefishing #science #sharkscience #psat #wildlifecomputers #arctic #ocean #fishing #shark #marinebiology #marinescience #conservation
What was happening 500 years ago? The world was still being explored. Nostradamus was still foretelling his prophecies. The first portable watch was invented and Galileo Galilei made the first thermometer. We weren’t fighting in the comments section. And it’s possible that a shark lived through all that.
Danish scientists may have found a 512-year old 18-feet Greenland shark. Greenland sharks live for up to centuries, but this guy went all the way to 500 years.
Still, Senator Enrile might even get to outlive this shark. His secret? Bathing in the blood of innocents.
Minion steals lawn from homeowner and proves he’s a douche by taunting him
A despicable act has been caught on CCTV.
Security vision shows a prankster, dressed as a minion, digging up a patch of grass from the front garden of a South Kalgoorlie home.
And now the householders want answers.
Posted by GWN7 News on Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Proving that Minions are the spawn of Satan, one particular Minion is terrorizing a man in Australia by stealing his lawn and taunting him online.
Bradley Nicklin woke up and found a part of his lawn had vanished. CCTV footage showed a despicable Minion walk into his yard with a shovel in hand.
Not content to the theft, the Minion took things further by creating a “Carl Minion” profile on Facebook to torment Nicklin. It even has photos of him running around with a shovel with a patch of the lawn in hand.
Minions are the worst.
This Zootopia fanfic may or may not be about anti-abortion
In case you didn’t think the internet could get any weirder – I discovered there’s a Zootopia pro life fanfic comic pic.twitter.com/2t9NKGyFL1
— Eric Munn (@emunn) December 6, 2017
How would you like your Disney cartoons with a dash of propaganda?
A Zootopia comic fanfic titled “I Will Survive” was released earlier this year by artist William Borba. The comic details Judy Hopps being impregnated by Nick Wilde. Curious? You can read it here.
Naturally, people had thoughts about the comic.
well folks i just found out about the pro-life Zootopia fan comic, so that’s me done for the day. pic.twitter.com/h3yp7FXWTm
— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) December 6, 2017
heres the best part of the zootopia pro life comic pic.twitter.com/Qn6sEEPvLH
— 8 days til birth anniversary (@UsingThisAccont) December 7, 2017
/logs into twitter
“pro-life zootopia comic”
/logs off twitter
— jenn (@theyoungdoyler) December 7, 2017
Because people would always normally imagine Disney characters boning each other. Ever watched a Disney cartoon and ever wondered, hmmm, this would be even better with a dash of unwanted pregnancy? No? Moving on, then.
This Italian family can’t feel any pain
A 78-year old woman, her two daughters and their three children can’t sense temperature. They can’t feel any pain either. They don’t even notice if they have had their bones broken. Now, scientists are trying to figure out why.
Speaking to New Scientist, James Cox from the University College London says the family feel “pain in the initial break but it goes away very quickly.” He adds, Letizia broke her shoulder while skiing, but then kept skiing for the rest of the day and drove home. She didn’t get it checked out until the next day.”
Cox and his team found out that though the family has a normal number of nerves in their skin, they all have a mutation in their gene called ZFHX2. When Cox and his team deleted this gene in mice, they found the creatures weren’t sensing pain when pressure was applied on their tales. They were however, hypersensitive to heat. This may suggest that the gene may be tied to what we perceive as painful or not.
Cox and his team hope that further studies could help in reducing the feeling of pain and hopefully develop drugs to achieve that effect. Think of all chronic pain sufferers that could benefit from this drug.
We also wish we couldn’t feel any pain from all the times our dad didn’t hug us.