This Week in Weird News:
Unicorns and Spider-Girls Edition
By Kevin Christian L. Santos
This just in: the world is really, really weird. It doesn’t help that humans are pretty capable of WTF-inducing scenes to top off the other odd creatures that inhabit our planet.
Let’s take a trip down the rabbit hole and check out the strange things that are happening now. Let’s get weird!
Photo via: Justin Gammon
8. “Walking” cavefish found in Thailand
A team of scientists recently found a new species of fish in Thailand. What’s so special about them? They can “walk like a human.” The Cryptotora thamicola have fin structures that can help them walk and climb up waterfalls. No news yet on how the fish tastes when barbecued…just kidding. This is awesome news for evolution.
7. Vagina beer is now a thing
Photo via: Order of Yoni Indiegogo
Ever drank beer and thought, “what would this taste like if it was made from a person’s genitals?” No? Well, the Order of Yoni is about to turn that weird thought into reality. The group is making a beer made out of bacteria from the vagina of Czech model Alexandra Brendlova. As per their Indiegogo page, it states “Her charm, her sensuality, her passion… Try her taste, feel her smell, hear her voice… Imagine her massaging you passionately and whispering into your ear everything you want. Now free your fantasies and imagine that with a magic wand you can close it in one bottle of beer.”
Using hi-tech microbiology, the Order of Yoni extracts and isolates the lactic acid bacteria from the model and transfers that into the beer. Fear not though, as they claim that the beer is totally safe since the procedure ensures that no virus and other bacteria can survive. So yay?
What a time to be alive. What’s next? Cheese made from toe cheese and bellybutton bacteria? Oh wait. Someone already made those.
6. Humans and “unicorns” may have existed at the same time
Photo via: Stanton F. Fink/ Wikipedia
Though thought to have vanished 350,000 years ago, a new study in the American Journal of Applied Science suggests that the Siberian Unicorn (Elasmotherium sibiricum), a long-horned rhinoceros, walked the earth 29,000 years ago—that’s the same time prehistoric humans existed. The fresh discovery of an Elasmotherium skull provided new evidence. Researchers used radiocarbon dating on the skull to determine its age. These rhinos were believed to weigh up to four tons, stood over two meters tall and were nearly five meters long. That’s a huge unicorn.
5. Microsoft let chatbot back on Twitter, hilarity ensues
Photo via: Unilad
Microsoft blew minds when they launched “Tay,” an AI chatbot who can learn and adapt to user’s questions and queries. However, Tay started tweeting out a deluge of racist messages because the internet is a terrible, terrible place inhabited by trolls and other terrible human beings. Microsoft issued an apology and Tay was taken down for a while and aforementioned racist tweets were deleted. For some reason, she’s back online and is now tweeting about her love for marijuana.
Photo via: Unilad
Tay’s tweets are now protected. Microsoft is currently working on adjustments on the chatbot to prevent it from posting more offensive messages.
I don’t know guys. The internet is full of a-holes and it’s going to take some time for Tay to adjust.