Weekend Weird: Valentine’s Edition
This week’s roundup of weird news includes big rockets, deep space penetration, and a man with an extraterrestrial lover.
Starman cruises past Earth is his Tesla Roadster
This week Elon Musk and SpaceX made history by launching a car into space. Starman, coolly positioned in the driver’s seat of Musk’s midnight cherry red Tesla Roadster, listening to David Bowie while careening through the harsh vacuum of space, is a testament to human ingenuity and our ability to overcome. We are collectively screaming into the void that we will not let trivial things like physics keep us from propelling our junk into space.
And yeah, it was awesome. We are all lucky to have witnessed a billionaire’s enormous rocket-powered phallus shoot it’s load deep into the cosmos.
While we ponder the deeper philosophical implications of this great galactic coitus, let’s review some of the other strange (and equally perverse) news that happened right here on terra firma:
Flat Earther couldn’t get his rocket up
Screaming woman tears her own eyeballs out
This funeral home-scented cologne is perfect for date night
Off limits: Sweetheart lingerie of WWII
Love and saucers: Meet the man who has sex with aliens
Was David Bowie’s exact date of death predicted by a psychic in the 70s?
Plagiarism software unveils new source for 11 of Shakespeare’s plays
The Victorian woman who drew pictures of ghosts
What Winchester gets wrong about an American landmark
Former CIA worker looks back at top secret time at Area 51
Image of David Bowie appears on granny’s bathroom sink
The sex toy shops that switched on a feminist revolution
Accused serial killer’s methods eerily match Stephen King story
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