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SAD NEWS: It's More Expensive Than Ever To Laugh

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.30.2013 | Weird News

People aren't just paying more for gas these days, but the price of fake farts has also increased drastically. It's no joke. The average price of w...

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Bazooka Joe Chewed Up And Spit Out

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 12.01.2012 | Weird News

Twinkie The Kid isn't the only advertising icon at risk of being eliminated due to business decisions beyond his control. Now, it looks like Bazook...

Bank Hounds Dog For Overdraft Fee

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.20.2012 | Weird News

When a customer of a British bank withdrew more than what was in the account, employees doggedly hounded the scofflaw. Problem was, the customer wa...

How Do You Tell This Guy About His Nose Hairs?

Oddee.com | Posted 11.16.2012 | Weird News

Craving a good snuggle? Need a good slap in the face to get working? Want to rent a grandma? Or Tell somebody about their ugly, disgusting nose hairs?...

Raisin Bosses Raise Cain About Craisins

Newser.com | Posted 05.02.2012 | Weird News

When Ocean Spray's Craisins first emerged in 1989, California's raisin growers were miffed: Raisins had been around, by some accounts, since Biblical ...

Starbucks Bans Blonde Jokes

Newser.com | Posted 03.14.2012 | Weird News

Starbucks launched its new, mellower "Blonde" roast this week, and it doesn't want to hear any baristas sniggering about the name. "We were told at...

Wendy's $16 Foie Gras Burger Marks Company's Return To Japan (VIDEO)

Newser.com | Posted 02.28.2012 | Weird News

For two years, Japan's fast-food lovers were forced to go without Wendy's, after the company shuttered its 71 stores there. Now the chain is back--w...

Hard-Up Greeks Warned: Take Care Selling The Family Jewels

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2012 | Weird News

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece published guidelines on Tuesday to protect its austerity-hit citizens from being ripped off by pawn shops buying their famil...

Entrepreneurs Seek A Donut Robot For Xmas -- From Kickstarter, Not Santa (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.12.2011 | Small Business

All Ilene Rosen and Sara Dima want for Christmas is a Donut Robot. But the Brooklyn-based entrepreneurs aren't asking Santa Claus for it. Instead, ...

Underwear Sales And Other Offbeat Economic Indicators

Mental Floss | David Moye | Posted 02.05.2012 | Weird News

Unemployment and inflation are only two figures that we can look at to tell us how the economy is faring. Believe it or not, underwear sales, Waffl...

The 5 Biggest Marketing Disasters In History

www.cracked.com | David Moye | Posted 10.08.2011 | Weird News

It's easy to feel like we're all just cogs in some corporation's cash printing machine. Even when they offer us a deal, we assume that at some level, ...

The 16 Most Hilariously Dishonest Old School Advertisements

Cracked.com | David Moye | Posted 09.19.2011 | Weird News

Modern advertising constantly straddles the line between creative marketing and straight-up B.S. But back in the old days, advertising companies go...

8 Corporate Logos Tied To The Occult

TruTV.com | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Conspiracy theorists say secret societies are controlling the world and our minds via symbolism that is covertly infused into our brains and popular c...

Unreal Estate: News You Won't Believe

AOL Real Estate | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Each week, AOL Real Estate probes the corners of the web to bring you offbeat dispatches from the world of real estate. This week: Martha Stewart'...

WATCH: Want To Play? Inevitable Anthony Weiner Doll Hit The Market

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

NEW YORK — An online action figure company has jumped on the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal bandwagon with a doll of the New York congressman in two...