What a Weird Week for January 23, 2022: Monkey Escape, Cereal Crimes, Baloney Face! and Pole Dancing Palace!!

 
 
 


This episode has Monkey Escapes, Cereal Crimes, Baloney Face! and Pole Dancing Palace!!
This is What a Weird Week: the top ten weird things from the news this week. For shownotes and podcast links go to Shownotes.page. Email address is weirdweekpod@gmail.com

Here's the top ten for Episode 3.18... 
10 Monkeys on the loose in Pennsylvania...
A vehicle carrying a hundred(ish) monkeys got into a crash and some monkeys made a break for it...
Q: Did the monkeys cause the crash? Was this a plan for them to escape? I've watched the documentary film "Madagascar" so I know that animals can plan escapes...
also the documentary "Planet of the Apes" which warns us about monkey uprising... we really should've seen this coming...
BTW, by yesterday all the escaped monkeys were recaptured... there were no reports of serious injury to anyone... the monkeys were actually being taken to a quarantine facility... a Center for Disease Control deal...  basically the plot to at least twelve different zombie apocalypse movies I've seen... in the movie version of this, they just evacuate all of Pennsylvania... that hasn't happened so I take that as a good sign...
(https://t.co/881QGlcE2C) (https://twitter.com/TODAYshow/status/1484866914870513669?t=sXbEeXbGzumjP06diyqcGA&s=03)
9 cereal contraband...
Headline from CTV: "Mexico has seized 380,000 boxes of Corn Flakes, Special K and other Kellogg's cereals, claiming the boxes had cartoon drawings on them in violation of recently enacted laws aimed at improving children's diets." In Mexico they are clamping down on advertising food to children so cartoon cereal spokespersons are going to get replaced by actual celebs prolly... that's my working theory on the future of cereal... they will get rid of Tony the Tiger and you'll have Megan Thee Stallion on the box of cereal... "Hi this is Pete Davidson for Weedies"... many possibilities...
(https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/mexico-seizes-380-000-boxes-of-kellogg-s-cereal-1.5740760?dc_data=6814182_samsung-carnival-canada)
8 Tik Tok Sleepy Chicken is bad...
(https://www.tipperarylive.ie/news/national-news/725629/severe-warning-issued-over-terrifying-sleepy-chicken-tiktok-trend.html)
Doctors say do not marinade your chicken in Nyquil.
When you cook cold medicine, you end up with something way more potent and way unsafe and I'm pretty sure the Tik Tok people know that... so perhaps this trend was just done for attention and perhaps no one would really do this irl, but just in case you're always on the lookout for a new chicken recipe... don't! (no image to show because, don't want to give it any more attention... also it is gross) 
7 Bologna Mask...
*Note: this beauty mask contains NO BOLOGNA*
Oscar Meyer teamed up with beauty experts to sell a limited run of beauty masks that look like a slice of baloney. 
Of course they sold out because people want to buy weird things and show weird things on their social media... or maybe these fauxloney masks are really good at cleaning pores?? The media reports say the bologna face masks are supposed to remind us of putting baloney on our faces when we were young and did that... wore baloney like a terrifying lunch meat weirdos... i mean, it could be fun behaviour... or super, super scary...  
6 Studies are indicating that cannabis could be made into a Covid prevention medicine...
A few different labs have been researching this and it's still early, but some of the won't-get-you-high compounds in cannabis might be good medicine... I hope this works out because maybe some people who are vaccine hesitant wouldn't be cannabis-hesitant?! Like my Uncle Leon... who doesn't believe the scientists but might start to come around on science if they're promoting cannabis... because he's a big fan of cannabis (https://twitter.com/i/events/1483290913858281474?t=dyaKm7aATV8n5jm5R1r5YQ&s=03)

5 Study from Austria: "don't fall asleep with the TV on, it'll mess you up my dudes" *paraphrase
You don't get a nice deep sleep when the TV is on in the background... that's the gist... the study uses the term "micro arousals" which sounds just so dirty... 
(https://www.wfxb.com/2022/01/19/why-falling-asleep-with-the-tv-could-affect-the-quality-of-your-rest/)

4 a TikTok lady ate so much sushi that she had to go to the hospital...
so she wasn't a pro eater, it's not one of those deals... it also was not a world record attempt... it was just a Tik Tok person who did this thing for Tik Tok I guess? The report from Inside Edition said she overdosed on sushi... so here's the thing about eating so much sushi that you have to go to the hospital... I'm a big fan of doing dumb stuff to make the world a more lighthearted place... and I realize that Tik Tok people get into this content creation loop where they have to keep creating stupid things for views and affirmation... but when hospitals are overcrowded with people who didn't eat too much sushi... and health care workers are working so hard to help people... then you end up seeking treatment because you crammed a lot of rice and seafood into your belly, that's bad... that is objectively bad.
 
3 Photos of a Palace with a Pole Dancing Room are leaked... who's pole dancing palace is it?
#Spoiler: the article says it's Vladimir Putin's... the President of Russia... Putin denies that he has a pole dancing palace... so we live in a world where it's easy to believe all the politicians are corrupt enough to have secret pole dancing palaces, and that isn't true of most generations... whoever owns this palace, the photos are interesting...
(https://www.businessinsider.com/putin-palace-leak-479-photos-navalny-ice-rink-pole-dancing-2022-1?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=digg-feed)
2 dead guy brought to post office... investigation continues...


1 The reporter doing a live hit...
Tori Yorgey, a reporter in West Virginia, was reporting live on the news when she got hit by a car... she's OK and she kept the broadcast going... it's hard not to like her... meanwhile her anchor back at the tv station got a little bit of guff from some of the late night hosts because he's a little bit like a robot when all this happens...
Q: why does TV news still do live reports like this? The weather reports from outside when all we need is a window... the weather person could be standing safely by a window, right? or my fave is when they report live from a place where news happened hours ago... "Bob Staffordshire outside the courthouse where 14 hours ago it was daylight and someone got out of a vehicle and walked into the building... in 8 to 10 hours, the court case will be  continuing... that's why I came to the courthouse now... to say those words..."
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