In August of 2012, Vladimir Putin paid a visit to a 14th century monastery where he engaged in a meet and greet with members of the church. All seemed well until a Russian Orthodox priest attempted to greet Putin with a kiss on the hand, which Putin promptly rejected in disgust. Recently, someone has created a .gif of the incident, and it is hitting viral proportions on popular sites like Reddit, Imgur, and 9GAG.
As tensions in Asia heat up, all eyes have been on Putin, and the internet has been having a field day. Images much like this one have surfaced all over, depicting Putin in the manliest of ways, and often presenting him shirtless in a side-by-side comparison with president Obama. Unsurprisingly, these images often hit viral proportions.
This past Thursday one of the stranger Guinness World Records was broken in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Huffington post reported that 1,675 people showed up to LaughFest to wear their sunglasses at night, beating out the previous record of 1,642 - Corey Hart would have been proud.
As weird as this world record breaking event is, it pales in comparison to some of the stranger world records in existence today. In January of last year, students at a New Jersey high school set a world record for the most bubble wrap being popped at one time with 366 students reportedly popping 800 yards of bubble wrap; in November of last year, Kenichi Ito broke his own record for being the fastest man on four limbs by running 100 meters in 17.47 seconds; in November of 2012, 28 women stuffed themselves into a Mini Cooper in London to break the record for the most people in one mini car; and in April of 2012, a man in China broke the record for having the most bees on a human body with approximately 331,000 bees. Is Guinness just giving world records away to anyone who can come up with anything strange enough?
Over the years, Guinness has seen such outlandish entries that many strange world record categories have been removed. Many categories relating to the world's heaviest domestic animals have been removed due to ethical dilemmas, since pet owners were purposely overfeeding their animals in order to break records. Similarly, categories like sword swallowing, rally racing on public roads, and consuming massive quantities of alcohol have been removed from Guinness World Records due to human safety concerns. And, those bizarre large foods (like the 1,325 lb. Frito pie or the 2,014 bacon cheeseburger) have a strange (albeit necessary) rule all of their own, stating that they must be entirely edible and be distributed among the public to be considered applicable to the Guinness World Record books.
Last month an elderly man in Oregon called 911 for -of all reasons - a stuck zipper. The absurd call was made to 911 dispatchers in the middle of February after the man's wife became stuck in her jacket because the zipper simply would not budge. The caller had the following hilarious exchange with the 911 operator:
Operator: "911 - Police, Fire, and Medical"
Caller: "Yeah, we got a problem here. My wife is struggling in her jacket and can't get it off. She's struggling in her... In her jacket; I want 911 up here immediately."
Operator: "Okay, is she not breathing, or?"
Caller: "She's alright, she just can't get her ****** jacket off, and I am p***** about it."
Operator: "Ok, so you want the fire department to come?"
Caller: "Somebody to help her! Yeah, yeah."
Operator: "Ok, can you cut it off of her?"
Caller: "No, I don't want to cut it off, it's a nice jacket."
Last Thursday, Team Coco uploaded the newest installment of "Clueless Gamer" to YouTube.com. In this comical installment, TV personality Conan O'Brien reviews "WWE 2K14," a wrestling game based on the popular World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) professional wrestling events. Conan goes head to head with his usual co-star in the segment, Aaron Bleyaert, and surprisingly, Conan's flawless button mashing technique earns him the win.
As usual with Conan's "Clueless Gamer" reviews, the jokes are non-stop, and truly funny. Conan calls "Louis C.K. crossed with Bart Simpson," bashes the "bad writing" of the game, and makes plenty of cracks about the questionable movements of the game's characters, all within the first few minutes of the review. After button mashing Blayaert's character into submission during the first round, Conan unveils his custom-made character, an uncanny (although more lanky) likeness of himself, and the jokes only get better. In the end, Conan gives the game a rating of one chair broken over Aaron Bleyaert's head, or "Pretty good."
One of the coolest scenes in all of the Star Wars films is when Boba Fett meets his demise in the gullet of the Sarlacc. The Sarlacc is the giant maw of death with all the teeth and tongue tentacles that Jaba the Hutt tries to feed Luke and others to out in the desert.
If you are a fan of that particular scene, you should check out these Sarlacc toiler decals. They are rather gross in a way, but really cool at the same time. The sticker idea came about as the result of poop jokes according to the maker.
Someone said, "Toss Boba Fett in the Sarlacc" and the rest is history. The result is some sort of stickers that you stick to the inside of your toilet. I will assume them to be waterproof and turd proof considering where they are supposed to stick.
First North Korea kinda reported they had landed a man on the Sun, but now Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered the execution of 33 Christians who are believed to be working with South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jong-wook.
Jung-wook was arrested last year, with his accomplices have reportedly started 500 or so underground churches. South Korean press had The Daily Mail's report which said that Jung-wook had charged that the 33 Christians are attempting to overthrow the government. This is the same accusation that led Jong-un to executive his own uncle, Jang Song-thaek, and all of his relatives.
The Daily Mail has reported that the missionaries accomplices will be executed in a cell of the State Security Department.