Boy From Alaska Wins 42nd National Rotten Sneaker Contest

(PCM) Congratulations are in order (at least we think) to the winner for the Odor Eaters 42nd annual National Rotten Sneaker Contest. The honor of “Smelliest Sole” went to a young man from Alaska named Connor Slocombe. The contest was held a the famed Ripley’s Believe It Or Not in New York City.

Slocombe also took home the prize of $2,500, which he will hopefully use to purchase some new sneakers, as well as an additional two night stay in New York City, tickets to a Broadway show, a space in the Odor Eaters “Hall Of Fumes” and a supple of Odor Eaters products to hopefully rid himself of his “smelly soles”.

Slocombe’s New Balance sneakers were so worn through that his toes were literally popping out of the top of his shoes, but hey, at least he got a golden sneaker medal! You know, goals and stuff! We can’t believe this competition has been going on for as long as it has!

The final competitors are chosen from local markets around the country and their sneakers are judged on factors such as odor, condition and the child’s description as to why their shoes are the stinkiest.  The contest began in 1974 when a sporting goods owner in Montpelier, Vermont was seeking to advertise a new line of athletic shoes. The rest is “stinky” history.

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Florida Man Charged For Consuming Pancakes At Busy Intersection

(PCM) Why does it seem that all of the weirdest stories somehow come out of Florida? It must be something in the water down there! A 21-year man named Kiaron Thomas has been charged with posting an obstruction in a roadway and disrupting the free flow of traffic after he was caught consuming a full pancake breakfast in the middle of a busy intersection.

Police received multiple complaints from drivers on the road about Thomas’s breakfast adventure, however by the time they arrived on the scene he had finished his meal and was long gone. Thomas is a known prankster, so police were able to easily find footage of the traffic breakfast prank posted on his social media channels.

Thomas will be due in court to face his charges in April of 2017. Remember, nothing comes between a man and his pancake breakfast! Not even cops and angry motorists!

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Someone Attempted To Sell A Bag Of Air That Contained Adele’s Breath On Ebay!

(PCM) No, we are not kidding! Someone on Ebay was attempting to sell a bag of air that was allegedly breathed by Adele during her recent “25” concert tour for the amount of $2,000! Let alone wanting to meet the person who was trying to pull this off, we would love to feast our eyes on the person who would be willing to drop that much money on a bag of literal air.

We suppose the seller,@shaun_mcdonough, gets some kind of points for creativity as the Ebay listing, which has since been removed claimed that the air was “legit” and was captured by McDonough at Adele’s recent concert. The auction began at $14.95 and skyrocketed up to $2,000 before Ebay caught on, however we can’t help but wonder just how high the price would have gone had Ebay kept the listing live.

The Ebay posting also included a photo snapped by McDonough of a Adele at the show to prove that they were really in attendance and within the proper distance to capture the air in a bag. After the first listing was removed McDonough tried once again to list the bag of Adele air, but not surprisingly the second auction was also removed. When posting the second listing, McDonough included a note he received from Ebay in regards to the first posting which read, “We’ve determined that some of your listings haven’t followed our No Item policy… To protect both buyers and sellers, buyers should be able to verify an item after receiving it. Listings that don’t offer an item for sale, or where the existence of the item for sale can’t be verified, aren’t allowed.”

It would be pretty hard to verify a bag of air and what about shipping! How would you be sure that the air would not leak out of the bag should it become ripped or damaged. Looks like no one will be owning any Adele air anytime soon!

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China Park Uses Facial Recognition To Prevent Toilet Paper Theft

(PCM) Geez! We never knew that park toilet paper theft in China was such a big problem. It must be a big issue because the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing has installed new machines that use facial recognition software to only allot so much toilet paper per user.

There has got to be some kind of privacy violations in place here, as we certainly wouldn’t want our faces scanned each time that we enter a bathroom. In fact, there is something about the idea of cameras in bathrooms that doesn’t make us feel comfortable in general. Definitely not a good idea.

The machines work by scanning visitors’ faces for three seconds before rationing 24 to 27.5 inches of toilet paper, which the park upgraded from one-ply to two-ply. Wow, how very generous of them! The machines are placed at the height of an average man or woman and only dispense toilet paper every nine minutes.

Users have already begun complaining saying that the process for using the bathroom at the park is taking twice as long now and when the machine malfunctions it can take extra time to get the required amount of toilet paper.

There was also some concern over certain bathroom situations that could require additional toilet paper to which a park spokesperson responded, “If we encounter guests who have diarrhea or any other situation in which they urgently require toilet paper, then our staff on the ground will directly provide the toilet paper.”

The park felt the need to install the facial recognition machines because too many park guests were using too much toilet paper and stealing some extra on the side to take home. Definitely seems like a bit of a drastic measure to us and something tells us that these machines will be making an exit sometime in the near future. Bathroom + cameras = Not Cool!

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Video Of A Gigantic Chicken Goes Viral! Experts Claim It’s The Real Deal

(PCM) The video posted of a European man’s massive chicken has gone viral after being shared on social networking site Reddit where many were debating whether or not the footage was indeed authentic.

Fitim Sejfijaj posted a video of the massive chicken on the Kosovo-based “Decorative Poultry” group on Facebook and it is definitely quite a sight to see! Many felt that the “chicken” may have been a different animal dressed up to appear like a chicken or that Sejfijaj used some sort of camera trick to make the bird appear larger.

Experts have now weighed in on the video and explained that the chicken is in fact the real deal and it is known as a Brahma chicken. This particular breed of chicken is dubbed the “King of all poultry” and can grow up to 18.25 pounds.

The Brahma chickens are bred in the United States from a breed of massive chickens imported in from China. No idea just how the European man managed to get his hand on one, but the video in question does appear to be authentic.

You be the judge! Have you ever seen such a massive chicken? We sure haven’t and we certainly wouldn’t want this one chasing us down anytime soon!

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Haven’t You Always Wanted To Smell Like Kitten Fur?

(PCM) There is an odd new perfume on the market that allegedly captures the scent of kitten fur in the most purrr-fect way possible. Cat lovers around the world are rejoicing,  but the rest of us … well, we can’t be entirely sure that we want to go around smelling just like cat, even if it is an adorable kitten.

New York-based fragrance company Demeter Fragrance Library has unveiled that their newest fragrance, aptly titled “Kitten Fur” was created to perfectly capture the smell of the area on a kitten located just behind their neck.

The company claims the fragrance has been over 15-years in the making and provides the wearer with a sense of warmth and comfort whether your a cat lover or not.

The exclusive fragrance is available on Demeter Fragrance’s website in multiple sizes and prices, ranging from a half-ounce cologne mini splash for $6 to a 4-ounce atmosphere diffuser oil for $25.

On Facebook user describes the scent as”a mix between newborn baby, a freshly baked loaf of bread and the scent of home.”

Some of Demeter Fragrance’s other most popular scents include baby powder, gin and tonic, moon beam and cannabis flower.

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