Here’s your #ThatsWEIRD for February 1st, 2014…
If you hate spiders, say hello to your new hero. A man in Indiana found some spiderwebs in his home and decided to get rid of them using a blowtorch, the kind you use to make creme brulee. So he got rid of the spiderwebs and any spiders that might have been hiding out – mission accomplished! Unfortunately he also started a huge fire in his house causing $10,000 in damage. But honestly, if you had the choice of living in a spider-infested home or a home with a teensy bit of fire damage, you know you’re picking the spider-free house, right?!
Like em’ or not, Canadian gun laws are pretty effective at keeping lethal weapons out of the hands of idiots. Guns in America – well that’s a whole ‘nother ball game. A man in Oregon allegedly attempted to rob his neighbour, shot the guy, then shoved the gun in his pants while he was trying to escape. Bad idea – he accidentally shot himself in the nuts. Ouch.
Your child’s Happy Meal could be hiding a shocking secret. Inside that red and yellow box of fun you may find a ridiculous amount of salt, fat, sugar, and…heroin?! A McDonald’s employee in Pittsburgh was charged with selling heroin to customers via the drive-thru window using the code phrase “I’d like to order a toy.” Now if she had replaced the heroin with crack and kept the fast food in the box, I can think of a certain Toronto mayor who’d be all over that combo!