Weird Shit In The News This Week That Makes You Question Humanity

Brandon Snively
Brandon is a Pace University graduate and avid Philadelphia sports fan, but don't hate him because of it...please? He was a former intern at the Howard Stern Show as well as a reporter for the MTA program Transit Transit Newsmagazine. He likes to be in front of the camera or behind the mic, but he enjoys news writing just as much.

Need a little pick up for your Sunday? Don’t worry, we got you covered with the weirdest stories to recap the week thanks to The Huffington Post.


Man Fired for Farting Too Much at Work

Never in a million years would anyone think that farting would be a contributing factor to a job loss, but that’s exactly what happened to this Pennsylvania man. Back in February 2014, coworkers reported that Richard Clem’s farting was becoming an issue in the workplace. Richard, 70, worked as a comptroller at a New Jersey pork roll company.

Richard’s stinky gas reportedly made visitors uncomfortable with the odor and complaints were filed because of it. Eventually, he was let go from the company.

The couple filed lawsuit claiming that Clem is experiencing complications from weight loss surgery he had undergone in the past.

His wife also worked at the company and quit the same day. The couple mentioned that they didn’t think this would go viral, but what would you expect when tons of us fart at work every day? Don’t get too comfortable!


Scratching Noise in Woman’s Ear is not her Imagination

We’ve all had itchy ears at some point and it gets annoying. We pick at our ear drums or grab a Q-tip to make the itching to go away and remove that nasty ear gunk. For one Chinese woman, the itching wouldn’t stop. She thought she was possessed by evil spirits or just getting sick. After numerous visits to the doctor, they finally figured out what was causing the itching.

Drum roll please…….it was a spider. Yes, a spider.

If you do happen to have a spider living in your ear, just let it be known that getting it out isn’t easy. The spider in the Chinese woman’s ear reacted violently when doctors tried to be remove it that they had to use anesthesia . So there’s that.


Undercover Informant Eats Bags of Heroin

“Smoke ‘em if you got em,” well, you could also eat them. That’s what one Pennsylvania woman did while working undercover for Altoona police in Pennsylvania. She was instructed by police to bring back five bags of heroin. She took longer than usual to give the bags to the police and when she did, there was only three.

Since the police were smart and could do math, they realized that three bags didn’t equal five, so they asked the woman get the other bags back. She came back with two bags filled with dry baby cereal, trying to fool the police.

They later found out she ate the other two bags of heroin. Where did she eat the bags of heroin she took? That’s right, she ate them in a holding cell. Props to you lady.


To end out the week, an onion truck caught fire in Texas near Frying Pan Road…what a great name for a road.