15 Ridiculous, True News Stories That Made Us Do A Quintuple Take

Doctors swallowed LEGO heads for science.
15 Ridiculous, True News Stories That Made Us Do A Quintuple Take

As far as bizarre trends go, this year has certainly been a doozy. From the Pelosi Act to the Coal Makes Me Cum song, it's clear that the world is a strange and unpredictable place. But perhaps the strangest of all is the fact that people seem to be doing some pretty outrageous things in the name of entertainment, education, and progress... among other things.

Take, for example, the case of the 15-year-old playing hide-and-seek in Bangladesh who ended up in Malaysia. Or the woman who opened a coffee shop called Woke Breakfast & Coffee in Coventry, CT, and the ensuing debate that followed. Or the six doctors who decided to swallow Lego heads and time how long it took to pass them. 

Yes, it's certainly an interesting time to be alive. So, without further ado, let's take a look at some of the most outrageous stories of the week. From Sen. Hawley's stock-banning Pelosi Act to Marie Kondo's shift from tidying up homes to tidying up emotions, it's sure to be an entertaining ride. 

Doctors FARTing around with Lego heads - no guts, no glory!

CRACKED SIX DOCTORS WITH TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS DECIDED TO SWALLOW LEGO HEADS. Six doctors swallowed Lego heads and timed how long it took to pass them, giving a Found and Retrieved Time (FART) score. They skipped people with past gut surgery, who couldn't swallow foreign objects, or who didn't want to look through poop.


Florida passes, HBCU catches.

CRACKED APPARENTLY YOU CAN BELT OUT A RACIAL SLUR AND ... GET INTO AN HBCU? Quarterback Marcus Stokes had a scholarship offer from the University of Florida taken away after a video of him singing a racial slur surfaced. Не was offered a spot at an HBCU instead, and accepted. SE


Out with tidiness, in with family.

CRACKED MARIE KONDO GOES FROM TIDYING UP HOMES TO TIDYING UP EMOTIONS. Marie Kondo now focuses on tidying up mental and emotional spaces, and has given up on having a perfect home to spend more time with her kids. My home is messy, she declared simply.


Well, this meeting certainly took an unexpected turn.

CRACKED BENNETT VALLEY RESIDENTS WERE LEFT IN THE DARK, LITERALLY. In January 2023, 24 residents of Bennett Valley, CA, met with Pacific Gas and Electric Company reps for two hours to talk about the frequent power outages. Near the end, the power went out.

Press Democrat 

Coventry's newest coffee shop sparks debate.

CRACKED WOKE, A NEW COFFEE SHOP, HAS CAUSED A STIR IN COVENTRY, ст. One woman opened a new coffee shop called Woke Breakfast & Coffee in Coventry, CT (it's purely a spin on wake up, she says), causing debate among the townsfolk. The town's Facebook page's admin threatened to remove any negative comments.

Insider / Salon 

Hawley takes aim at Pelosi with his stock-banning 'Pelosi Act'.

CRACKED HYPOCRISY IS ALIVE AND WELL IN CONGRESS. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Pelosi Act, banning members of Congress from trading and owning stocks, to criticize Rep. Nancy Pelosi. Не thinks Congress shouldn't use their position to get rich, he says.

The Hill / The Hill 

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