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1930’s dating rules

‘The last straw is to pass out from too much liquor. Chances are, your date will never call you again!’ Hilarious 1930s dating rules show some things don’t change

  • The 1938 dating guide includes sepia photo illustrations
  • Book also warns against going braless and and chewing gum
  • Says public displays of affection will ‘humiliate’ your date
  • Also advises not to talk to your date while dancing

Some sound like common sense. Others appear ridiculously old-fashioned. But, whether now or in the 1930s, getting absolutely plastered on a first date probably won’t do you any favours.

The ‘don’t get drunk’ rule is part of the advice doled out to women in an amusingly illustrated dating guide published by Click Parade magazine in 1938.

Along with laying off the booze, other pearls of wisdom from the American publication include not being too sentimental, an exhortation not to sit awkwardly and a stern warning about being careless.

Boring! Women are advised not to talk about fashion or clothes if they want to impress their date

Boring! Women are advised not to talk about fashion or clothes if they want to impress their date

Want to chew gum? It's not advised but if you have to, do it with your mouth closed. And don't sit awkwardly

Want to chew gum? It’s not advised but if you have to, do it with your mouth closed. And don’t sit awkwardly

Others highlight the perils of being over-affectionate, talking while dancing and skipping your brassiere when dressing.

‘Don’t be familiar with your escort by caressing him in public,’ reads the caption under a sepia photograph of a very worried looking man and his amorous date.

‘Any open show of affection is in bad taste, usually humiliates or embarrasses him.’

Another pearl of 1930s wisdom reads: ‘Don’t be familiar with the head waiter, talking about the fun you had with someone else another time.

‘Men deserve, desire your entire attention.’

Faux pas: Over-familiarity with the head waiter is a big no-no according to the dating guide

Faux pas: Over-familiarity with the head waiter is a big no-no according to the dating guide

Don't be sentimental: Men don't like tears in public places, advises the 1930s dating guide

Don’t be sentimental: Men don’t like tears in public places, advises the 1930s dating guide

Oh no! It's much better to be fully dressed BEFORE he arrives
Don't forget your bra! Wrinkled stockings aren't good either

Dressed for dating:  Make sure you’re fully dressed before your date arrives – and don’t forget that bra!

Minimal make-up: Keep your lipstick to yourself, says the guide, and definitely not on his handkerchief

Minimal make-up: Keep your lipstick to yourself, says the guide, and definitely not on his handkerchief

Although the old-fashioned rules are unlikely to win them many admirers among feminists, others, such as the many exhortations not to drink to much, will appeal to many.

One particularly entertaining example reads: ‘Don’t drink too much as a man expects you to keep your dignity all evening.

‘Drinking may make some girls seem clever, but most get silly.’

Another says: ‘Don’t be conspicuous talking to other men. The last straw is to pass out from too much liquor. Chances are, your date will never call you again!’

Few men – or women – could take issue with that.

Don't be careless! And try not to talk to him while you're dancing - the 1930s man doesn't like it

Don’t be careless! And try not to talk to him while you’re dancing – the 1930s man doesn’t like it

Drinking - it's not clever: Worse, says this old-fashioned pearl of wisdom, it makes most girls very silly indeed

Drinking – it’s not clever: Worse, says the guide, it makes most girls very silly indeed

Bad idea: Talking to other men and getting plastered is a one-way ticket to getting dumped

Bad idea: Getting plastered and flirting with other men is a one-way ticket to getting dumped

Article originally appeared on the Daily Mail and was written by Ruth Styles.

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Customers line up at the very first McDonald’s restaurant in 1954

Customers line up at the very first McDonald’s restaurant in 1954

Raymond Albert Kroc was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Luis and Rose Kroc. He had two younger siblings, Robert and Lorraine. As a child, his mother called Ray “Danny Dreamer” because he would daydream all the time. Rose Kroc was a piano teacher, and she taught young Ray to play.

Kroc’s first job was with his uncle, Earl Edmund Sweet, in a soda fountain the summer before he started high school. The next summer Ray dropped out of school, and he used the money he made the previous summer to rent a building with two friends. They sold sheet music and small instruments, but after a few months the business failed.

During World War I, Kroc lied about his age and became an ambulance driver for the Red Cross. He returned to Chicago after the war and held various jobs, including work as a jazz pianist and as a real-estate salesman. In the summer of 1919, Ray played in a band at Paw-Paw Lake, Michigan, where he met his future wife, Ethel Flemming. Ray and Ethel married in 1922, but only after he satisfied his father’s requirement of getting a steady job—selling paper cups for the Lily Tulip Cup Company, where he worked for seventeen years.

The McDonalds had started with a group of hot-dog carts, and now had a chain of restaurants.

In 1954, Kroc went to San Bernardino, California, to see the McDonald brothers’ restaurant, which used an assembly-line format to prepare foods. Kroc decided to set up a chain of drive-in restaurants based on the McDonalds’ format and convinced the brothers to sell him the rights to franchise McDonald’s restaurants nationwide. His first restaurant opened on April 15, 1955, in Des Plaines, Illinois. Kroc also began selling franchises on the condition that the owners managed their restaurants. Kroc was known for his obsessive cleanliness, and he wanted the restaurants kept very clean. In 1961, Kroc bought out the McDonald brothers for $2,700,000. At this time he had established 228 restaurants, and sales had reached $37,000,000. By 1963 more than 1 billion hamburgers had been sold.

Kroc served as the company’s president from 1955 to 1968, as chairman of the board from 1968 to 1977, and as a senior chairman from 1977 until his death. He also was the owner of the San Diego Padres professional baseball team. Kroc died on January 14, 1984, in San Diego, California. He is remembered as a pioneer in the fast-food industry, and was named as one of Time magazine’s “Builders and Titans” of the twentieth century.

McDonald’s Worldwide

By 2004, McDonalds had become a $40 billion global enterprise with more than 30,000 restaurants in 120 countries and more than half its sales outside the United States. International outlets are adapted to local cultures. In Saudi Arabia, for example, single men are seated separately from women and children. Indian McDonald’s restaurants serve no beef or pork, but feature instead such menu items as a Chicken Maharaja Mac, a Paneer Salsa Wrap, and a McAloo Tikki Burger. In Japan, where the “r” sound is difficult, Ronald McDonald goes by the name Donald McDonald. As the chain faces slowing sales in a mature domestic market, the pace of its international expansion has increased. In China, where there are already 500 McDonald’s, the chain plans to open more than 100 new branches a year. The company has become a major employer worldwide, with more than 1 million employees. However, despite (or because of) its international success, McDonald’s has frequently come under attack as a symbol of American cultural imperialism. In 2000, anti-globalization protesters in a French farm town smashed windows in a half-built McDonald’s franchise, highlighting the struggle between small farmers and big business in the global agriculture market. And after the United States began bombing Afghanistan in 2001, McDonald’s outlets in Pakistan and Indonesia were vandalized. Attacks on McDonald’s have been recorded in more than 50 countries.

Read more: http://www.faqs.org/nutrition/Biographies/Kroc-Ray.html#ixzz42z7Id7Dy

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Mexican farmer builds pyramid after being ordered by alien

Raymundo Corona says he erected the 22 feet stone pyramid temple after being visited by an alien who was a tall man calling himself Herulayka, who had honey-coloured eyes, white hair and from a planet called Nefilin 20 times the size of Earth.

He told a local paper the alien said he was from the constellation of Orion.

He built the pyramid close to Monclova in the state of Coahila near the Mexico-US border, despite being warned he would be taken for a drunk or a drug addict if his story ever came out.

Pyramid

Mr Corona, 33 when he claims the alien visited him in 1984, said: “He told me to build the temple in the form of a pyramid.

“When I asked him why it had to be in the form of a pyramid, he said it was because it should be like my faith, something that winds and storms couldn’t move and was always pointing upwards.”

Recalling the moment he asked his mysterious visitor his name, Mr Corona told Mexican daily La Vanguardia that Herulayka had warned him: “Many people will laugh at you, defame you and say it was an act of insanity or something he did during a bender, it was an act of a madman or a drug addict.

“He told me he came from the constellation of Orion, from a place called Nefilin which is a place 20 times larger than Earth where people are similar to human beings.

“He was a tall man with honey-coloured eyes and white hair down to the ground. He was barefoot and wore a tunic tied with a rope.”

Mr Corona, whose wife was less than a day away from giving birth to his daughter at the time, says he had seen the alien in dreams before their meeting in person.

He said the extraterrestrial had claimed humans were destroying their own planet and should wake up to the fact they must look after it like a child because it gave them what they needed for their own survival.

Monclova is less than 600 miles from Roswell in New Mexico where a US Air Force surveillance balloon crashed in 1947, sparking rumours it was actually an alien spacecraft.

Mexico is said to be the most active country in the world for UFO and alien sightings.

Last summer video footage emerged allegedly showing an “alien humanoid” on the roof of a building in Nuevo Laredo, northern Mexico.

Viewers claimed the clip proved once and for all extra terrestrials are visiting Earth while others branded it a “pointless hoax.”

Article originally appeared on The Express.

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Dead Puerto Rico man is propped up in a chair at his own funeral

Now that’s resting in peace! Dead Puerto Rican man is propped up in a chair holding a cigarette with his eyes OPEN at his own funeral

  • Fernando de Jesus Diaz Beato, 26, was shot dead outside his home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on March 3
  • His family chose to bid him farewell ‘just as he was in life’
  • A funeral home known for unconventional services sat Diaz Beato in a chair dressed in sports gear with his legs crossed and holding a cigarette
  • They also decided to keep his eyes open ‘as a surprise’ to the family 

    A Puerto Rican man who was repeatedly shot and killed earlier this month has been laid to rest ‘just as he was in life’ in an extremely unconventional funeral.

    Fernando de Jesus Diaz Beato, 26, was shot 15 times in the Villa Carolina neighborhood of San Juan on March 3, with police saying they have no leads on the crime.

    Describing him as a ‘happy and very active person’, the family decided against a coffin for the funeral service in favor of a chair, sitting Diaz Beato with his legs crossed, dressed in his favorite clothes and with a cigarette between his fingers.

    Finally, as a ‘surprise’, the funeral home chose to leave his eyes open.

    The body of San Juan was seated with his eyes open, and clothed in sports gear while holding a cigarette

    The funeral home admitted they 'surprised' the family by keeping Diaz Beato's eyes open
    They also dressed him in the hat and glasses that were his signature look

    The funeral home admitted they ‘surprised’ the family by keeping Diaz Beato’s eyes open for the service, while dressing him in his favourite clothes, finished with the hat and glasses that were his signature

    Designed to look like he was sitting in a living room, Diaz Beato's legged were crossed and a cigarette was placed between his fingers 

    Designed to look like he was sitting in a living room, Diaz Beato’s legged were crossed and a cigarette was placed between his fingers

    'We didn't want to see him lying in the coffin,' sister Ihizz Diaz Beato said at the funeral (pictured)

    ‘We didn’t want to see him lying in the coffin,’ sister Ihizz Diaz Beato said at the funeral (pictured)

    ‘Everybody is really surprised because seeing him like that is like seeing him as if he were alive,’ one of Diaz Beato’s sisters said in a video obtained by Live Leak.

    Another sister, Ihizz Diaz Beato, said: ‘We decided to embalm him like this because he was a very happy person, very active and we want to remember him as he was.’

    The final effect was if Diaz Beato was sitting and staring at the family and friends who gathered at the funeral.

    Marin Funeral Home, in Rio Piedras, has become something of a pioneer of such services in San Juan.

    This is the ninth unconventional funeral they have done – but the first where the eyes of the deceased have been left open.

    'I think that this time was the most impressive reaction to any of the work we have done,' said Damaris Marin (right) the owner of Marin Funeral Home

    ‘I think that this time was the most impressive reaction to any of the work we have done,’ said Damaris Marin (right) the owner of Marin Funeral Home

    The effect was if Diaz Beato was sitting and staring at the family and friends who gathered at the funeral

    The effect was if Diaz Beato was sitting and staring at the family and friends who gathered at the funeral

    Damaris Marin, the owner of Marin Funeral Home, said they worked closely with the family to achieve the desired effect.

    ‘This time is different because he is seated with his legs crossed but, this is the first dead man in history with his eyes open,’ she said.

    ‘We have seen that the families wish to see the dead men just as they were when they were alive.

    ‘We gave [the family] a surprise by leaving the eyes of the dead man open.

    ‘I think that this time was the most impressive reaction to any of the work we have done.’

    The deceased loved to sit in the dining room of his house on a wooden chair and smoke, his family said 

    The deceased loved to sit in the dining room of his house on a wooden chair and smoke, his family said

    The murder of Diaz Beato outside of his San Juan home last week remains under investigation 

    The murder of Diaz Beato outside of his San Juan home last week remains under investigation

    While the result shocked the family, they said they were happy with how Diaz Beato looked.

    ‘We didn’t want to see him lying in the coffin,’ sister Ihizz Diaz Beato said.

    ‘We wanted something different. And also, we wanted him to be remembered by his friends and family the same way he was when he was alive.’

    Diaz Beato was shot outside his home on March 3. Police continue to investigate.

    Article originally appeared on the Daily Mail.

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Wife ripped off husbands testicles after he refused to do housework

Wife ripped off husbands testicles after he refused to do housework!

A Romanian woman is alleged to have ripped off her husband’s testicles when he forgot to give her flowers on International Women’s Day, and then refused to help with the housework.

Ionel Popa, 39, from the village of Dragomiresti in Romania’s north-eastern Vaslui County was rushed to the emergency room with his scrotum torn open after his wife had grabbed his testicles and yanked hard to punish him.

Afterwards she remained unrepentant, saying that she obviously did not know her own strength and that he deserved what had happened to him.Paramedic Aurora Popa said: ‘The man had a severe open wound on his scrotum. He told us his wife had attacked him because he did not give her flowers for International Woman’s Day.’

The man’s left testicle was hanging out of his scrotum after the skin was ripped apart and after being transported to hospital he had to undergo emergency surgery to repair the damage.

Wife 'ripped off husband's testicles after he refused to do housework'
Her husband remains in hospital where he is recovering from his injuries (Picture: CEN)

His wife, Marinela Benea, said she was fed-up with being ignored by her husband. She said: ‘Ionel had been given a bottle of wine for a day’s work instead of getting paid, and had arrived home drunk. When he gets drunk, he changes. All night he made me keep the fire on because he was cold and I did it to avoid having an argument.

‘In the morning I opened the curtains and told him to go out and do some work, or at least to help with the household chores but he shouted that I’m not entitled to give him orders.‘I told him he was not any kind of man and I grabbed his balls. It was not my fault that he pulled away, and that’s when it happened. I thought maybe that some ice would solve the problem, but he insisted on calling an ambulance. He was pretty annoyed.’

The couple have been together for 15 years and have a 15-year-old son.

Ionel remains in hospital recovering from his wounds in a stable condition whilst police investigate the attack.

 Article originally appeared on Metro.
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Maltese terrier with 100,000 Instagram followers

The littlest hipster: Cute Maltese terrier amasses 100,000 followers on Instagram thanks to his VERY trendy dress sense

  • Joyce Chen has been photographing her pooch for the past three years 
  • He has amassed 100,000 followers on his very own Instagram account 
  • Joyce says he loves photo shoots and isn’t bothered by wearing clothes

    Crufts kicks off today with plenty of dog owners hoping their pooch will bring home the prize – but one stylish mutt is already winning in the style stakes.

    With his preppy look, this pup has gained himself 100,000 followers on Instagram since his owner, Joyce Chen, from Vancouver, set up the account three years ago.

    Joyce captures photos of Toby, her 10-year-old Maltese, wearing an assortment of garish outfits that featured thick rimmed glasses, a trilby hat and bow tie.

    Joyce Chen has captured her ten-year-old Maltese terrier Toby wearing various hipster style outfits 

    Joyce Chen has captured her ten-year-old Maltese terrier Toby wearing various hipster style outfits

    Joyce claimed that she got the idea to dress up her pooch after she placed her glasses on Toby’s nose while she was out buying a coffee.

    But since taking some initial shots of Toby, Joyce has begun to look for more outfits to dress her muse up in and turned her pet pal into an Instagram sensation.

    Finding garments in pet boutiques around where they live Joyce is pretty confident that there isn’t an outfit Toby can’t pull off.

    Joyce said: ‘I started dressing Toby after I put my sunglasses on him and noticed that he was completely fine with it – most dogs would tilt their heads to get them off, but Toby didn’t.

    Joyce got the idea to take pictures of her pooch after placing her glasses on Toby in a coffee shop

    Joyce got the idea to take pictures of her pooch after placing her glasses on Toby in a coffee shop.

    The pooch was happy to sit still while his owner placed the spectacles on him and so she began to experiment with other outfitsHere Toby appears to be enjoying the Superbowl

    The pooch was happy to sit still while his owner placed the spectacles on him and so she began to experiment with other outfits

    She has been uploading pictures to Toby's very own Instagram account for the past three years amassing over 100,000 followers 

    She has been uploading pictures to Toby’s very own Instagram account for the past three years amassing over 100,000 followers

    ‘I recognised that he’s a bit of a natural model, he’s a great specimen, so I decided to find some fun outfits to do a shoot.

    ‘Toby seems to be comfortable in most shades – I’ve even got him a fedora to wear.’

    Toby’s keen fashion sense doesn’t come cheap though with Joyce forking out up to £56 for just one of the pup’s ensembles.

Joyce says that Toby's eyes really help to bring the photos to life as they are 'human like'

Joyce says that Toby’s eyes really help to bring the photos to life as they are ‘human like’

‘I probably spend between $30-80 (£21-56) on an outfit for Toby – my favourite is with the fedora, his bowtie and striped cardigan. He looks smooth.

‘Toby has been enjoying his internet fame, although I’m not quite sure he realises just how cool he actually is.

‘I try to stick with the hipster theme. Thick-rimmed glasses, bow ties, plaid shirts and hats are is signature look.

‘Toby actually loves our photo shoots because there’s always lots of treats involved. It only takes me a few minutes to get a photo of Toby and then the clothes come off and it’s treat time.’

Joyce says that it is Toby’s eyes that really help him to pull off his distinguished spectacles.

 She said: ‘I had a Maltese when I was a child and I’ve always loved this breed. I fell in love with Toby the moment I saw him. He was this little ball of fluff with these large expressive eyes. I had never seen a Maltese with such beautiful eyes!

‘People are always commenting on Toby’s eyes. They say his eyes look very human like. They’re also quite surprised how young Toby looks.

‘Toby may be 10 years old but he acts more like he’s three. He’s full of energy and always up for a new adventure.’

Article originally appeared on the Daily Mail.

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Mystery monster sea blob washes up on beach

The unidentified 13ft-long blob monster stunned beach-goers, who were quick to take photos of the beast.The mysterious creature found itself on Bonfil Beach, in the city of Acapulco, in south-west Mexico.
A mystery creature washed up on Acapulco beachBLOB: The creature has yet to be identified

“I do know that it does not smell bad or have a fetid aroma”

Rosa Camacho, coordinator the civil guard and fire brigade

Rosa Camacho, coordinator the civil guard and fire brigade, said the animal had not been dead long but seemed to have rapidly started to decay.

She said: “We have no idea what type of animal this is, but I do know that it does not smell bad or have a fetid aroma.”

It is understood the body was brought to shore by strong currents

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Top 10 Bizarre Insurance Compensation Claims

Top 10 Bizarre Insurance Compensation Claims

Have you ever been hit by a flying Christmas tree while driving? Claimed that your mobile phone got wedged in the back end of a cow? Prepare for deep immersion, readers, into the world of bizarre insurance claims – some of them spectacular, some of them sad, and some of them inviting a hearty WTF?!

10. Back End of the Beast

Ivor Bennett – a livestock farmer in Devon, UK – claimed that his phone disappeared inside the back end of one of his cows.

It wasn’t that he had any perverse or deviant obsession – he’d been using the torch on his iPhone while assisting the cow during calving in the middle of a particularly dark and stormy night.

The phone later made a reappearance – but perhaps a little unsurprisingly, failed to work properly.

Result: The Insurance company paid out on the claim in full

9. Lying in Public

Isabel Parker, the 72-year-old queen of the slip-and-fall scam, prostrated herself in department stores, supermarkets and liquor stores 49 times during her long career – a sad byproduct of her gambling addiction.

Prosecutors said that she treated insurance claims like her job – and she kept very busy. The woman filed a total of 49 bogus personal-injury claims in Philadelphia, Delaware County and New Jersey, and collected $500,115 between 1993 and 2000. She pleaded guilty to 29 counts of insurance fraud and theft in New Jersey alone.

Result: Four-year sentence under house arrest

8. Waiter, there’s a mouse in my soup!

Carla Patterson tried to tap a Virginia Cracker Barrel restaurant for a $500,000 insurance settlement after ‘discovering’ a mouse in her vegetable soup on Mother’s Day.

But the national chain investigated further, and found that the mouse had no soup in its lungs – and therefore had not been cooked. The jury believed that the only way the mouse could have appeared in the soup is if she’d put it there.

Result: One-year prison sentence for conspiracy to commit extortion (but she still maintains her innocence).

7. Double Doofus

A man from Delaware torched his own home and his own convertible to collect on his homeowners and auto insurance.

Nicholas Di Puma said it all started when pans on his wood stove ignited while he was cooking. Then buckets of coals caught on fire. After trying to extinguish the inferno, Di Puma said he threw the first bucket out the door, where it apparently landed in the backseat of his convertible.

While en route to tossing the second pan outside, he tripped and the second landed on his sofa. Unbelievable? That’s what local law enforcement thought, too. Di Puma pleaded guilty to second and third degree attempted insurance fraud.

Result: Five-years probation, no insurance benefits. Home and car completely destroyed.

6. Bride on Fire

Some wedding days just don’t turn out the way you expect. Everything seemed to be going well on the day for Paula Catelli from Rimini, Italy, until her beautiful, hand-made wedding dress came slightly too close to the barbecue.

The synthetic material went up in flames immediately, and within moments Catelli was what no girl on her wedding day ever wants to be – a bride on fire.

Her loving husband saved the day by picking her up and throwing her into the sea. Fortunately, both bride and groom were excellent swimmers.

Result: The insurance company paid out 50% compensation for the disaster – possibly out of sympathy.

5. Killed His Mom and Torched the House

High living had left Chicago grain futures executive Marc Thompson deeply in debt. In desperation, he torched his home for the $730,000 in insurance money.

To make it appear a suicide, he led his 90-year-old mother Carmen downstairs, doused the basement with accelerant, and tossed the match.

Carmen Thompson’s Aug. 11, 2002, death by carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation must have seemed the perfect alibi. But federal agents continued to investigate the fire, and the truth emerged.

What kind of skunk would do this?

Result: Most definitely no insurance payout. Thompson’s own future is secure – for 190 years in federal prison.

4. Vibrator Phone Fail

An unnamed (you’ll see why) woman in her late 20s from Bristol, UK, deserves particularly honorable mention in this list.

Last year she claimed that the vibration function on her Blackberry Bold 9900 phone had stopped working – wait for it – while she was using it as an adult toy.

Result: Raucous laughter from inside the insurance claims office for several days.

3. Cigared for life

A lawyer from North Carolina purchased a box of expensive cigars and insured them against flooding, storm damage and – of all things – fire.

Needless to say, his investment went up in smoke within a month – after which the lawyer filed a claim with his homeowners insurance company, stating that he was owed compensation because “the cigars were lost in a series of small fires”.

The insurer refused to pay, assuming (correctly) that the man had smoked the pack himself. A judge ruled, however, that since the insurer had never stated what was considered to be “unacceptable” fire, the company did, in fact, owe him $15,000 to replace his property.

Result: The insurance company paid the claim, but then had the lawyer arrested. He was sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine for 24 counts of arson and insurance fraud.

2. Tropical Missiles

People were falling off their chairs laughing when British travel agency Club Direct began issuing policies to cover injuries caused by falling coconuts.

Brent Escott, their managing director, cited statistics which show that 150 people – or ten times the number of victims from shark attacks – are killed every year by falling coconuts. There was some perception that perhaps Mr. Escott had been struck on the head.

That same year in Sri Lanka, a Club Direct customer was calmly sitting under a palm tree reading a book when a coconut fell on her head, knocking her out cold. She was duly hospitalized. Lucky.

Result: Insurance company paid out in full.

1. Flying Christmas Tree

Mr. Fairclough was driving home from Christmas shopping, when he saw a car coming the other way with a Christmas tree badly tied to its roof.

This must have been a split second observation: no sooner had he seen it than the tree launched itself straight at him.

“He was driving too fast around a sharp bend and I saw the tree lift off and it flew straight at me. The trunk made a great dent in my bonnet and caused me to swerve off the road into a hedge.”

Mr Fairclough added: “The chap didn’t stop and he never came back for his tree, so the Police said we might as well have it. It wasn’t funny at the time, but looking back it was like a comedy sketch!” Nice.

Result: Insurance company paid out all damages.

Article originally appeared on Listverse.

 

 

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Picture of the day

Picture of the day Archives :: www.screwy.co.uk :: A Screwy Blog About Creepy, Weird And Cool Articles & Photos. All Sorts Of Stuff From Around The Internet Including Ghosts & Incorruptible Saints.  The aim of this blog is to have all the weird stories, articles and pictures in one place. Hopefully it will have a fortean times kind of vibe. God I miss fortean times. I love anything creepy, weird or funny and of course the cool parts of history. I hope you enjoy it and if you have any interesting articles or photos for the blog please let me know. www.screwy.co.uk A collection of fascinating true stories.einstein mendeleev chicago science

Albert Einstein

Monet with his Waterlilies in the background:

Claude Monet with his Waterlillies picture in the background

Elvis Presley's parents Wedding Picture.....1933:

Elvis Presley’s parents at their wedding

What Cleopatra really looked like. She was of Macedonian Greek heritage. Not Arab, and certainly not sub-saharan African. Hollywood has distorted her image by using inspiration from images of Nefertiti. Cleopatra was probably not nearly that attractive.:

This is what Cleopatra really looked like

Dress made of candy from the Edwardian Era, 1902:

Dress made from sweets – Victorian era

Rasputin by Karl Bulla 1904, A strange one indeed. He was poisoned with cyanide that seemed have no effect, was then beaten ,as well as shot several times (nothing seemed to kill the guy) and finally thrown into an icy river... Autopsy showed that his death was by drowning.:

Rasputin 1904

Three Yale men in drag; New Haven, CT; circa 1880.:

3 Yale men in drag circa 1880

A boy watching TV for the first time in an appliance store window, 1948.:

A boy watching TV for the first time 1948

Che Guevara and Fidel Castro fishing, 1960:

Che Guevara and Fidel Castro fishing, 1960

Dr. Seuss (Ted Geisel) at work on a drawing of a grinch, the hero of his forthcoming book, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" in 1957.:

Dr. Seuss (Ted Geisel) at work on a drawing of a grinch, the hero of his forthcoming book, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” in 1957.

The Walking Library - London, England | Library Journal:

The walking library, London.

Leonard Nimoy - naaaawwww!:

Leonard Nimoy

Albert Einstein as a rocker.:

Albert Einstein

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Man chased by friend dressed as bear

Man chased by bear!

A man was innocently walking around a construction site, carrying a length of wire and minding his own business.

Then he came across… a bear (watch the video here)

Guy in bear costume terrifies unsuspecting colleague
Eek (Picture: YouTube/Czubson Tommy)

He did what any of us would do in that situation – legged it

Run! (Picture: YouTube/Czubson Tommy)
Run! (Picture: YouTube/Czubson Tommy)

The catch is, the bear was actually the man’s idiot (or genius, depending on how you look at it) colleague dressed up in a bear suit.

The ‘bear’ even waved his arms around

Er, we don't think that's a real bear (Picture: YouTube/Czubson Tommy)
Er, we don’t think that’s a real bear (Picture: YouTube/Czubson Tommy)

But by then our poor victim was too busy running for his life to notice.

He even fell over in his attempt to get away

Poor guy (Picture: YouTube/Czubson Tommy)
Poor guy (Picture: YouTube/Czubson Tommy)

Meanwhile, his other colleagues filmed the whole thing. (You can hear them laughing uncontrollably in the background.)

So next time you feel truly terrified, and want to run away, just remember – it’s probably just some moron in a bear costume.
Article originally appeared on Metro.

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