I was just talking to a friend about how kids have always been fascinated with the odd and bizarre. I remember poring over the pages of the Guiness Book of World records; I was hypnotized by the grainy black and white photos of the smallest lady standing like a doll on a table, the woman with the crazy-curly long fingernails, and the heaviest man, busting out of his overalls - it hardly seemed possible! Times haven't changed much - now my kids love to look at those books and I still am still transfixed by anything curious and offbeat. We can hardly make a trip home to St. Augustine without the obligatory trip to the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum. I've ogled those familiar exhibits dozens of time, but my eyes still pop at the prospect of a real shrunken head or a sketching of The Last Supper on a piece of rice.
Oddities still abound, my friends.... one must only peruse the interwebs a short time before happening upon sites which feature individuals who spend their time sharing freaky and useless brain candy with anyone who will plug into their dotcom. And I am the sucker that will devour that brain candy. This morning I've been nibbling away at this fantastic site which allows the viewer to choose a random item and then watch what happens when it's microwaved. Awesome, right? Admit it - you are just as curious as I am about what happens when a stick of deodorant or a clump of Christmas lights are zapped in a microwave oven. You must check this out for yourself - you'll thank me...or think I'm even stranger than you originally thought.
Look! An exploding eclair!