The Weird, the wacky, and the bizarre 6.17.15

Stray herd of goats in Savannah caught with Cheetos

When I first read this headline, my gast was flabbered. My mind conjured up images of a group of anthropomorphic goats sitting around a dining room table gloating gleefully at how they’d stolen another batch of Cheetos and gotten away with it. Then a SWAT team busts into their home and captures them red errr orange handed. While loading the goats into the paddy wagon, the law enforcement officials are heard saying ‘Baaaaaaaaad goats’.  Aaaaaaaaaaaanyways, the real story isn’t quite that bizarre, but it’s still amusing:

Five goats found wandering in the Savannah area will soon be on their way to a loving home.

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say they found the livestock standing in the road of 52nd and Exchange Street on Monday.

With the help of animal control — and some Cheetos — they were able to safely capture the goats.

A patrol officer had found the animals impeding traffic as they wandered along the city’s streets, drawing a crowd of amused bystanders.

One juvenile goat was captured in a fenced-in yard, but the other five proved difficult to corral – at least until a spectator gave his bag of Cheetos to an officer to use as bait.

The snack food Cheetos was used to lure the goats in and grab them, so they could find a new home.

Animal Control supervisor Christina Sutherin says there was no problem finding someone who wants to adopt the goats.

“The community has had a wonderful outpouring of concern for the goats well-being. We do have an approved adopter. They’re all going to go to one individual and location. We have secondary applications just in case that falls through, but there is a happy ending for them.”

Sutherin told WSAV-TV the goats could not be returned to the owner, because the individual already has multiple violations in reference to livestock within city limits.

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if you poured molten aluminum into a whole watermelon? If so (or even if you’ve never wondered that), here’s your answer:

(thanks Sploid!)

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 Want to be the Joker for Halloween?

Following the quoted text will be an image some may find creepy/disturbing, so here’s a CONTENT NOTE.

The designer, whom you may remember from that incredible 3D-printed Ant-Man helmet, decided to turn his attention to DC Comics, which led him to Capullo and Scott Snyder’s “Death of the Family” storyline and that gruesome Joker mask.

Anagnostopoulos told he spent two days designing and sculpting the mask using Zbrush (and the comics as reference), before breaking down the model into six 3D-printable pieces. It took about 30 hours to print, after which he and a friend glued the pieces together, filled in the gaps and applied primer and paint.

I’m astonished at the amazing things 3-D technology has enabled people to create-guns (which of course I’m not fond of), bridges (ok, this one isn’t constructed yet, but it’s in the process), headphones, FOOD (???!!!),  and clothing. I won’t pretend to understand a darn thing about how all of those items are created, but I find the tech astonishing.

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Ok, now I want a hot dog!

I never imagined one of those machines could be so delicate!

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Anyone ever tried to do the Limbo dance? I remember trying it a few times years ago, before I knew it was actually a type of dancing (which originated on the island of Trinidad). Never was particularly good at it, but it was fun to try. It’s amazing to watch people drop down lower and lower in their attempt to shimmy under a bar. Well, compared to the next video, those talented people are amateurs. Watch as world-renowned, record holding limbo dancer Shemika Charles shimmies under a car:

The Weird, the wacky, and the bizarre 6.17.15