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Episode #234 – Vegan Mice and Self Abduction

Episode #234 begins with Matt and Louie’s reviews of all of the IHOP restaurants in the world and then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the Vegan who wouldn’t exterminate mice and the lady who kidnapped herself!

Odd News Stories

News.Sky.com – Vegan who failed to deal with mouse infestation and fed them instead is fined by court

NBCnews.com – Sherri Papini, who faked her own kidnapping, should get 8 months in prison, prosecutors say

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Episode #230 – Pan Solo and Feline Nick Cage

Episode #230 has Matt asking why Louie travels soo much and they chat about the 5 cats at Louie’s house, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the Han Solo made of bread and art inspired by Nicholas Cage’s cat!

Odd News Stories

HuffPost.com – Loaf-Saber: California Baker Crafts Life-Sized Han Solo Out Of Bread

Collider.com – Tribute to Nicolas Cage and His Beloved Cat Merlin to Debut Exclusively at CatCon 2022

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Episode #228 – Candy Corn Bratwurst and the Nose Bite

Episode #228 starts with Matt and Louie exploring deep space, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about candy corn infused bratwurst and the beyond meat CEO being a cannibal!

Strange News Stories

Today.com – Candy corn bratwurst are being made in Wisconsin — and selling out

CBSnews.com – Beyond Meat suspends executive accused of biting another man’s nose

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Episode #225 – The Undertaker Contest and Horse Punches

Episode # begins with Matt’s dad hoarding plastic baseball helmets, then the guys get into some vintage strange news. This week they revisit episode #165 with the grave digging competition and punching a horse!

Odd News Stories

DW.com – Hungarian gravediggers face off in high-speed contest

NYpost.com – Maniac punches carriage horse, attacks two others in Central Park: driver

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Episode #224 Strange Music and Mullet Champion

Episode #224 has Matt getting all the details about Louie’s stay in a giant potato, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about about International Strange Music Day and the Mullet Championships!

Here’s the Mullet winner!

Odd News Stories

UPI.com – International Strange Music Day promotes expanding musical horizons

USAtoday.com – Who has the best kid mullet in America? Meet 8-year-old Emmitt Bailey.

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Episode #217 – Waffle Robbery and the Orange Lobster

Episode #217 starts with Matt debriefing Louie about his recent TV appearance, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the family dinner at the Waffle House that turn into a robbery and they orange lobster who tried to sneak into the Red Lobster!

Odd News Stories

WBTW.com – Police: Family of 6 sits down at North Carolina Waffle House, then 3 rob it

RedLobster.com – Rare One-in-30-Million Orange Lobster Rescued by Red Lobster

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Episode #216 – HOV Baby and Space Hamster

Episode #216 begins with Matt not carrying his carry on luggage onto a plane and Louie’s family fostering a kitten, then they get into the strange news. This week they chat about the baby that got a tick for being in the HOV lane and the hamster that went to space!

Here’s the space hamster

space hamster

And here’s Louie’s kitten:

kitten

Odd News Stories

People.com – Pregnant Woman Contests HOV Ticket by Saying Fetus Is Passenger After Roe v. Wade Decision

Sky News – A giant step for hamkind: Hamster survives daring trip into the stratosphere on a flying balloon

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Episode #215 – Time Travel Sexting and NASA’s Moon Roaches

Episode #215 begins with Matt’s shocking discovery that mosquito hawks don’t actually eat mosquitos! Then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the woman who stabbed her husband over a vintage picture of her on his phone and the fate of the cockroaches that than NASA fed moon dust to!

Odd News Stories

TimesNewsNow.com – Wife stabs husband over explicit photos with ‘another woman’, discovers images were of her younger self

APnews.com – NASA: Give us back our moon dust and cockroaches

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Episode #213 Napping Bus Driver and Out of Shape Murderer

Episode #213 begins with Matt getting in a fight at a drug store in Canada, then they get into the strange news. This week they talk about the bus driver who loves edibles and why you should always up your cardio game before you murder someone!

Odd News Stories

Courant.com – Bus driver who was on CT’s I-95: He didn’t know his gummy snacks included THC

Kiro7.com – Deputies: South Carolina man died of heart attack while burying body

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Episode #142 – Real Fake Chatbots and Hiding From COVID

Episode #142 has the guys reunited in person! This episode had Louie spying on Matt’s neighbors in the Queen Anne neighborhood and the sandwich that changed Matt’s life! If that’s not enough, this week they talk about creating a chatbot out of your dead loved one’s corpse and how to hide from COVID!

Odd News Stories

TheSummit.com – Microsoft Granted Patent to Reanimate Dead People as 3D ‘Chatbots’

NPR.org – Man Allegedly Hid From Coronavirus And Authorities In Chicago Airport For 3 Months

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Episode #63 – Heavy Metal Knitting and Shame Bags

Episode #63 begins with Louie telling Matt about the most awesome librarian ever! Then they get into the strange news stories. This week they talk about the most awesome story ever on the podcast, The Heavy Metal Knitting Championship (see video below)!
If that wasn’t enough they also riff on the shop that is using plastic bags to shame customers who use plastic bags!

Plus we get a visit from America’s favorite lifecoach, Life Coach Randy!

Here’s the Heavy Metal Knitting Championship:

Odd New Stories

Loudwire.com – THE FIRST-EVER HEAVY METAL KNITTING CHAMPIONSHIP WAS AS RIDICULOUS AS IT SOUNDS

The Irish Times – Shop gives customers embarrassing plastic bags in bid to change behaviour

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Episode #58 – Twin Paternity and Cheese Rolling

Episode #58 begins with Matt and Louie chatting about the etiquette of a therapeutic massage, then they get into some weird news. The first story is about the twins that a both the parents of the same child. Next they cover the nail biting results of the world cheese rolling competition!

You can watch the cheese rolling here:

Odd News Stories

The Guardian – Brazil: judge rules identical twins must both pay support for nine-year-old girl

BBC.com – Cheese rolling race crowns new champion

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Episode #57 – Likes Wanted and Free Viagra!

Episode #57 begins with Matt and Louie trying to decide if Louie’s is an A-hole and Matt wine tasting with a sheep dog. This week they riff about the fugitive who for a mere 15,000 likes on his wanted poster would turn himself in and the french town that’s offering free Viagra to residents!

Plus we get our weekly visit from Life Coach Randy!

Odd News Stories

SpectrumReport.com – Fugitive Refuses To Surrender Unless 15,000 People ‘Like’ His Wanted Photo

People.com – Mayor Offers Free Viagra to Couples Who Move to his French Village in Hopes of Boosting Population

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Episode #56 – Human Compost and Naked Art

Episode #56 starts with the guys talking about seeing Jurassic Park at the symphony and Matt’s “coffee name”. Then they get into the strange news stories. This week they talk about people turning people into dirt and getting naked to check out an art gallery!

Plus we get another visit from our favorite lifecoach Randy!

Odd News Stories

Spokesman.com – Washington could add ‘human composting’ option to burial, cremation

Vaping Underground – Unclothed man displays more than art in Moscow gallery stroll

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Episode #49 – Cats in Pants and the Entrance to Hell

Episode #49 begins with Matt and Louie talking about trading fireworks to kids in Mexico, then they get into the strange news. In this episode they start with the man who smuggled cats into Singapore by shoving them down his pants! The second story is about finding the entrance to hell in England!

Here’s a peek at the markings found at the entrance to hell:

Entrance to hell


Odd News Stories

USA Today – Man caught trying to smuggle 4 kittens at Malaysia-Singapore border by hiding them in his pants

Sky News – Hundreds of ‘witches’ marks’ – including entrance to ‘hell’ – found in caves at Creswell Crags

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Episode #26 – Coin Flip for Jail and the Face Fart

Episode #26 begins with the guys talking about olde tyme photos and vintage prisons then they get into the weird news.  This weeks stories are about the police that flip a coin to see if someone goes to jail, then they talk about farts leaking out of your mouth.  To dig a little bit into the face fart situation, they call Dr. Jody to get her opinion on farts.

Odd News Stories

Reuters – “Georgia police use coin toss to decide whether to arrest woman”

WLWT.com – “Farts can leak out through your mouth if you hold them in, expert says”

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Episode #15 – Doll Face Transplant and the Military Dinosaur

Episode #15 starts with the guys talking about how annoying tourists are, then they get into the news stories.  The first story is about the little kid that gives face transplants (to dolls), then they get into the dinosaur that’s reenlisting in the military.

As a free bonus to this free podcast Louie and Matt introduce a new segment called, “Strange Stories” where you learn a quick odd fact  which will help you up your Trivial Pursuit game!

Here’s the pic of the face transplant!

Doll face transplant

Odd News Stories

Mashable – “Future doctor gets head start on career by doing doll face transplants”
Military.com – “Airmen in ‘Dino Puppet’ Re-Enlistment Video Fired, Reprimanded”

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Episode #5 – 65,000 Texts and One Wrong Text

Episode #5 Matt and Louie talk about two stories involving texting gone bad. One has 65,000 texts delivered correctly and the other story is one text that took a wrong turn!

Odd News Stories

The Huffington Post – “Woman Who Sent 65,000 Texts To First Date Says ‘Love Is An Excessive Thing’'”

Mirror – “Angry ‘pregnant’ woman texts ‘father of baby’ – things go spectacularly wrong”

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Episode #4 – Horton See’s a Poo and the Locked iPhone

Episode #4 Matt and Louie relate their real life experiences to the lady who pooped at the Tim Hortons and decide what’s worse being locked out of your iPhone for 47 years, or doing a factory reset.  The guys also chat about their trips to California!

Odd News Stories

The Concourse.Deadspin.com – “Woman Furiously Sh!ts On Floor Of Tim Hortons, Throws It At Employee'”

Popular Mechanics – “Mother Claims Child Locked Her Out Of Her iPhone For 47 Years”

Here’s The Tim Horton’s Pooping Video!

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