February 02, 2019
Greetings fellow Bizarros:
World War II was a captivating conflict that you can spend your entire life reading about, and the chances are still likely you won't know everything or see everything that the war had to offer in terms of knowledge.
It was a devastating conflict that resulted in the destruction of many countries and the deaths of 60 million people. From 1939 to 1945, 1 person died every 6 seconds as a direct result of the war. The reasons for the war are varied and complex. Instead, what we're going to do is just find some of the really weird, bizarre, thought provoking stuff that happened in the war that you have never heard of, never thought about, or even thought was possible.
Did you know that M&Ms were basically invented for the war? Yeah, they needed chocolate for the troops that didn't melt easily in any climate. The eldest daughter of King George VI of Great Britain, Elizabeth, served as a driver and mechanic during the war. She, of course, became Queen Elizabeth II. Or that more Chinese were killed by the Japanese during World War II than Jews in the Holocaust?
My guess is not! Click the link for a list of the 15 Most Bizarre Facts about WWII that were too crazy for the history books.
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A zoo in Switzerland said an orangutan paternity test had some surprising results when officials discovered the mother and father are in different enclosures. The Basel Zoo said officials carried out a DNA test on 5-month-old orangutan Padma as part of an endangered species breeding program, and they were surprised to discover the only male in her enclosure, Budi, 14, was not her father. The test found Padma's mother, Maja, had instead gotten pregnant from Vendel, 18, a male orangutan in an adjacent enclosure. Officials said the orangutans apparently managed to mate through the holes in the fence separating their enclosure (orangutan glory hole?). The zoo said Vendel is the dominant male at the zoo and is the only of the facility's three male orangutans to have cheek pads, which female orangutans in the wild have been known to seek out when they are in heat.
Missed It By That Much
A sinkhole that opened in the middle of a Florida road was found to be caused by an underground tunnel pointing toward a bank, the FBI said. The FBI said a crew from the Pembroke Pines utility department was dispatched after the sinkhole was reported in the middle of South Flamingo Road. "They looked inside the hole and saw a power cord running toward the wood line," FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock told reporters. "At that time they called the Pembroke Pines police department who showed up, went to the wood lines, and noticed what looked the entrance to a tunnel." Leverock said the tunnel was about 2 to 3 feet in diameter and investigators found a winch, a generator, a bucket, digging tools, a ladder, a stool and a pair of muddy boots nearby. He said the FBI was contacted when police determined the tunnel appeared to be pointing toward the nearby Chase bank. "I would say it's an attempted burglary of the bank. They're heading toward the ATM, I don't think they were doing that for any other reason," Leverock said. Investigators said the tunnel was incomplete and there were no burglaries at the bank before the pathway was discovered. A cadaver-sniffing dog and a remote controlled camera were used to verify that there was no one inside the tunnel.
I don't know the law in the Philippines, but if all that guy did was climb up the outside of a building, what crime did he really commit? I don't see how he broke any laws. -Chris
Those two men who had a sword fight in the Alaska mall; obviously one of the men wanted to axe a question!
[Yeah. You think the other guy got the point?]
I don't think I'd mind living in a shit brick house, if it was cheap, solid, reliable construction. I mean, it's not like they're using raw shit, right? Nomads in the desert cook their food over fires made from dried camel shit. Doesn't seem to be a problem for them.
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