February 28th, 2021


Unclear on the Concept | It's Good to Have Goals

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published March 2,2018

Unclear on the Concept  |  It's Good to Have Goals

The Jilin Daily newspaper in eastern China has provided a handy guide for residents about what to do in case of a nuclear attack from North Korea. Cartoons illustrate how to wash radioactive contaminants from shoes with water and use cotton swabs to clean out ears. "If war breaks out," commented the state-backed Global Times, "it is not possible to rule out the Korean Peninsula producing nuclear contaminants, and countermeasures must be ... spoken openly about to let the common folk know. But at the same time, there is absolutely no reason to be alarmed." [NBC News, 12/6/2017]

Ryan Nanni, a sportswriter for SB Nation, had just one career goal for 2017: He wanted to wear the bloomin' onion costume at the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida. He had hinted repeatedly on social media about his wish, but Outback Steakhouse didn't take notice until he challenged the chain directly on Twitter on Dec. 5: "How many retweets is it going to take for you to let me fulfill my destiny and become Bloomin' Onion Man?" The Tampa Bay Times reports that when Outback set the bar at 10,000 retweets, Nanni collected more than 13,000 in just 24 hours. "We should've made that harder," Outback tweeted to Nanni. However, Nanni will wear the costume only during the third quarter of the Jan. 1 contest, with a "professional" representing Outback through the remainder of the game. [Tampa Bay Times, 12/6/2017]