Follow Your Weird News: May 1st, 2012

Published on May 1, 2012 by   ·   No Comments Paranormal events, strange crime, space news, conspiracy, and more. The Church of Mabus sorts through the mainstream headlines to bring you the best of the bizarre so that you can Follow Your Weird News right here in one convenient location!   Real-life superhero arrested for an anti-heroic assault We’ve seen people who dress up as costumed heroes do amazing things, like Lenny Robinson, the man who wears a Batman suit to hospitals to cheer up sick kids. And many of the so-called “real-life superheroes” are ordinary people who happen to do their (non-violent) community service in costume as a classic symbol of justice and goodwill. What would manga characters look like in real life? In Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies follow-up Extras, some people have cosmetic surgery to turn themselves into “manga heads,” with the proportions of Japanese comic book characters. Chris Scarborough’s photo manipulations imagine what such characters would look like in real life. Superhero Science It’s easy to forget that many of the superheroes who have repeatedly (albeit fictionally) saved the world are scientists: Spider-Man (Peter Parker) is an accomplished science student; the Incredible Hulk (in his human form, Bruce Banner) is a nuclear physicist; Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) holds doctorates in physics and electrical engineering; and so on. Most Marvel Comics superheroes have some strong link with science or technology (for example, Peter Parker invented his own web-slinging mechanism, and engineer Tony Stark created his own Iron Man exoskeleton). (For an in-depth look at science and superheroes, see The Science of Superheroes, by Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg.) NUTTER BUTTER ALERT! Seattle Attorney Andrew Basiago Claims U.S. Sent Him On Time Travels (VIDEO)   A lot of people have a hard time trusting lawyers as it is, but what about one who claims he was part of a secret government time travel program. Jimmy Kimmel Addresses Marijuana Legalization At White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2012  While delivering his remarks at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, comedian Jimmy Kimmel addressed the issue of marijuana legalization. “What is with the marijuana crackdown? Seriously, what is the concern? We will deplete the nation’s Funyun supply?” Kimmel said. “Pot smokers vote too. Sometimes a week after the election, but they vote.” 17 Apocalypses We’ll Never See Coming Slide show worth checking out! Egypt’s ‘plans for farewell intercourse law so husbands can have sex with DEAD wives’ branded a ‘complete nonsense’  Alleged proposals to allow Egyptian husbands to legally have sex with their dead wives for up to six hours after their death have been branded a ‘complete nonsense’. Little Sticky Legs Alien Abductee Portraits by Steven Hirsch

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