Category Archives: Humor

‘Tomatoes are Christian,’ Egyptian Salafi group warns

A Salafi group called the “Popular Egyptian Islamic Association” has warned Muslims against eating tomatoes on the grounds that the fruit is a “Christian food,” has reported. The group based its claim on the fact that a shape resembling a cross is revealed when one cuts a tomato in half. The association published the… Read More »

Microsoft fixes ‘big boobs’ coding gaffe

Microsoft has swiftly fixed an embarrassing gaffe which saw a chunk of code labelled “big boobs”. The hexadecimal string 0xB16B00B5 was discovered lurking in code that helps a Microsoft program work with Linux open source software. The controversial string came to light on a mailing list for developers who oversee the core, or kernel, of… Read More »

Video: Telephone Scam Artist Call Back

When you know something is a scam and you pretend to go along with it to waste the scammer’s time, that’s called scam baiting. Here’s a great example: You want my address? Sure, read me the one you have for me. Yes, that’s my address. Can’t wait to get my $35,000 cash money. Think someone… Read More »

Man who died laughing at Goodies had Long QT syndrome

The bricklayer from King's Lynn, Norfolk was said to have guffawed so hard at the BBC sketch show that his heart gave out. Decades on, doctors have established that he really did die laughing. Cardiologists believe Mr Mitchell suffered from a rare heart rhythm disorder, Long QT syndrome, which can induce cardiac arrest when triggered… Read More »

What exactly is ‘Hand Shredded A$$ Meat’? A new dictionary for Chinese restaurants may tell you

Overseas tourists often find the menus here befuddling, for good reason. After all, what Westerner has experience with foods like these? "Cowboy leg," "Hand-shredded ass meat," "Red-burned lion head," "Strange flavor noodles," "Blow-up flatfish with no result," or "Tofu made by woman with freckles." As proud as the Chinese people are of their thousands of… Read More »

Billboard promoting literacy night contains unfortunate spelling mistake

Students at Lakewood High School in St Petersburg spotted the basic grammatical error on the giant sign and immediately began posting pictures of the message online. The mistake happened when hapless teacher Austin Simmons arranged the sign to promote the school’s leap day literacy event. Unfortunately the sign read: ‘LAEPING TO LITERACY NIGHT’. Mr Simmons… Read More »

Schoolyard penis drawing seen from space

Two pupils who drew a giant penis on a school lawn using weed killer two years ago can still admire their work from satellite photos now posted on the internet. Despite the school re-seeding the area, the penis has turned up on satellite image search engines because a photo was taken before the new grass… Read More »

Internet Explorer story was bogus

A story which suggested that users of Internet Explorer have a lower IQ than people who chose other browsers appears to have been an elaborate hoax. A number of media organisations, including the BBC, reported on the research, put out by Canadian firm ApTiquant. It later emerged that the company’s website was only recently set… Read More »

Mahatma Gandhi's face seen on Mars!

An Italian space enthusiast, while going through pictures of Mars, claims to have found a structure on the face of the planet that resembles Mahatma Gandhi. Matteo Lanneo was scanning through the latest images sent by the Mars Express probe when he came across the uncanny resemblance to India’s father of the nation, the Daily… Read More »

SpongeBob lends name to new mushroom species

A new species of mushroom has been named by its discoverers after the cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants. The fungus, named Spongiforma squarepantsii by the researchers at San Francisco State University (SFSU), was found during an expedition to the forests of Borneo. S. squarepantsii is shaped like a sea sponge and, say its discoverers, has a… Read More »