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Posts Tagged ‘John Metcalfe’

Crazy News Stories of the Week

“Dragon” corpse found on beach in Spain

A “dragon corpse” has washed ashore on a beach in Spain, according to FNC. Photos of the object show a long mess of organic material that appears to be fairly large. The official guess is that it may be the corpse of a thresher shark. The creature, which FNC calls a “sea monster,” is far along its decomposition process now, so scientists are relying on photos of the corpse to try and determine what it is.

Canadian dentist attempting to clone John Lennon using tooth

When Canadian dentist Michael Zuk bought one of John Lennon‘s decaying teeth for $30,00 in 2011, he said it was to raise awareness for oral cancer. But The Daily Caller‘s Taylor Bigler reports that he’s done using Lennon as a poster boy for dental hygiene, and is now using the tooth in an attempt to clone the late Beatle. Zuk announced the ambitious goal on his website and said he will work alongside a scientist to bring Lennon back. Bonus points on the headline.

Body builder has one-man party on a plane. Intruder wants to give back rubs. Fun times, right?  

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WJLA Puts Middle Finger In Weather Report

Since when did WJLA go all Gawker on us?

This morning a headline on a weather story reads, “D.C. Weather Monday: The heat will make you want to die — StormWatch 7.” The lede further drives the point of the weather inferno home: “Heat wave today? This is more like a heat middle finger.”

A reader writes in, “Am I the only one who finds this headline/article a bit Gawkerish for WJLA?”

Details in the story by John Metcalfe also strike a piercing note — “The gates of hell are swinging open in D.C., releasing high temperatures that will feel above 100 degrees.” Or the more vivid “air that sticks to the skin like boiling peanut butter.”

Read the delightfully hellish story here.

We salute you for this WJLA.