This Week in Weird News: Tikbalangs and Sex Edition
By Kevin Christian L. Santos
Hey weird team! Halloween is just around the corner! The closer we get to the pagan holiday, more and more strange happenings come about. It’s like the Batsignal for everyone to get out and get their freak on, and the world reacts in kind. After all, Mahatma Gandhi once said, “go forth, and get weird,” or something like that. Hunter S. Thompson also said “The world is still a weird place, despite my efforts to make clear and perfect sense of it.” Then again, Mr. Thompson is a crazy, grab-life-by-the-balls type guy who did a lot of drugs.
Don’t believe us? Try to make sense of these:
8. Woman sleeps with world’s first male sex doll because why not
In a video made by Vice, the publication’s resident sexpert Karley Sciortino explores the world of male sex dolls and meets the team trying to create the world’s best male sex buddy.
Though sex dolls have been normally enjoyed by men, but women engaging with male sex dolls have been unheard of or not talked about. Sciortino puts the male sex doll to the test for the sake of “gender equality.”
These dolls don’t come cheap. The basic male doll starts at $5,900 (Php 286,171), charging up to $8,000 (Php 388,028) for special features such as custom heads.
Peep the video above to get Sciortino’s full story, and see if these dolls are the icing on top of your cupcake before Mr. Right comes through.
Speaking of icing…
7. You can now cook with your own semen because reasons
Nope, that’s not milk! A “cooking with semen” class is coming soon to London, the Independent reports.
Budding cum-chefs need to bring their own jizz (or someone else’s. How they extract it, we don’t want to know) to a location in Shoreditch where they’ll be taught how to create a three-course meal with drinks with their own man-juice. They have to bring the man-gravy since extracting it on the spot won’t be a smart move.
What are the dishes? The recipes range from jerk chicken to schlong island iced teas. If that’s not enough, there’s an actual book called Natural Harvest by Paul Phoenhauer with “a collection of semen-based recipes”.
No news yet if the semen recipes are vegan-friendly.
6. Father of the year brings his 6-year old son’s drawings to life with Photoshop
In the Instagram account @thingsihavedrawn, a father is creatively bringing his son’s drawings to life with Photoshop, with results ranging from funny to horrifying images.
The son named Dom draws whatever he wants, and the dad in return transforms these often abstract images with the image manipulating tool.
We hope we see more images in the future, or that the child grows up with his current sketching skills intact because these are pure gold.
5. Has the Bermuda Triangle mystery been solved?
It’s been quite the week for the Bermuda Triangle. A segment on The Science Channel shows director of the meteorology department at Arizona State University Randall Cerveny claiming he has solved the mystery for the disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle. However, that’s not what he intended.
“The editing on this was horrendous,” Cerveny said to The Washington Post. “I was really upset when I saw this,” he adds.
Cerveny explains how the powerful winds in the Bahamas form hexagonal clouds, and how these clouds form “air bombs” or microbursts. These microbursts can do incredible damage on land and can even sink ships. As The Washington Post further reports, these microbursts could have sunk some ships and downed some planes in the Bermuda Triangle but we haven’t necessarily solved the mystery behind it. And that’s what Cerveny is trying to say.
In the meantime, stay the hell out of the way from the Triangle. Or if you’re planning to, go on Facebook Live so we see what the hell is going on. Just kidding, please don’t.