It must be true…
I read it in the tabloids
A Florida security guard was fired from his job after his bosses discovered that he’d been posting videos of his thunderous flatulence on Instagram for six months. The man, who goes by the name Paul Flart, began recording his farts after noticing that the hospital lobby where he worked the night shift had “really great acoustics.” Flart soon accumulated 52,000 followers, but was sacked after his employer became aware he was videoing himself while he was on the job. Flart says he’s since been contacted about hosting a flatulence-based TV show. “There’s a whole new opportunity out there for me now.”
A booming chicken diaper industry has sprung up to serve the growing number of urban and suburban hipsters who keep the fowls as pets or egg producers—but don’t want to deal with the birds’ poop. Pampered Poultry, which sells cloth diapers, now brings in $60,000 a year for New Hampshire farmer Julie Baker. To put a diaper on a chicken, Baker says, “you flip it on its back and cradle it in your arms like a baby. It freezes.”
Thomas Thomson, an obscure 19th-century Scottish chemist, has had a statue erected in his honor in St. Petersburg—even though he had no connection to the Russian city whatsoever. The statue was meant to commemorate Jean-François Thomas de Thomon, a French architect who designed several of the city’s 19th-century buildings. Local artist Alexander Taratynov modeled his statue of Thomas de Thomon on a mislabeled picture in the Frenchman’s Wikipedia entry that turned out to be an image of the Scot. “We were confident the internet would give us the correct information,” Taratynov explained.