Category: TWTW

  • The week that was (08-30-19)

    The week that was (08-30-19)

    Your quirky bon mots for the long weekend.

  • The week that was (08-23-19)

    The week that was (08-23-19)

    Quirky stories from the week prior.

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    The ACLU ran a photo of every California state legislator through a facial-recognition program that matches facial images to a database of 25,000 criminal mugshots and got positive matches on 26 lawmakers. It rained grasshoppers in Las Vegas and plastic in the Rocky Mountains. There’s so much plastic out there it’s getting into our food, […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Quirky stories from the week prior.

  • The week that was (08-02-19)

    The week that was (08-02-19)

    Quirky stories from the week prior.

  • The week that was (07-26-19)

    The week that was (07-26-19)

    Quirky stories from the week prior.

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Quirky stories from the week prior.

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    A rooster in France was hauled into court for crowing too loudly during the early morning hours. An Uber pulled up to a wildlife rehabilitation center in Utah with a single passenger, a baby Lesser Goldfinch bird. Tim Crowley came across the bird when he was drinking with his friends and was too drunk to […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    In preparation for all-electric double-decker buses, Transport for London commissioned new sounds that will alert people when these new, much quieter, buses are approaching. Bubbling noises and intermittent bleeps were voted down as “too spaceshippy” in favor of a canned recording of the old Routemaster bus which could be heard “a mile off.” It was […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    An outfit called BASE Hologram has put together a tour featuring Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison holograms touring with a live backup band. A bit more DIY, a zoo in Japan held a drill for a polar bear escape and dressed a zoo employee in a bear suit the make the exercise more realistic. He […]