News of the Bizarre: June 14, 2017

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1. Large Canadian Arctic global warming study canceled due to too much ice. 

The Science Team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen, involving 40 scientists, five universities and $17 million in taxpayer funding to study climate change, has canceled the first leg of the 2017 Expedition due to extreme ice conditions in the south, which meant the ship would arrive too late on site to meet research objectives. 

2. An exercise class that is just taking a nap. 

Finally, an exercise regimen even the most reluctant can embrace - because they're embracing a pillow. A fitness club in Glasgow advertises a "work out" that is sleeping for 45 minutes in a bed. Thanks, Scotland!

3. Sometimes expensive supplements are just pasta.

In Toronto, a woman has complained that her overpriced vitamins are just pasta. Her cost: $50.81 (in loonies). She took it back to the store and exchanged it to a likely skeptical employee, and she opened that one in the store. Same thing. And multiple more times. The manufacturer insists they are victims of a vast conspiracy and that the replacements happened after they left the warehouse.

What about the woman who was denied her supplements? Really, does she think ingesting pasta was going to make a difference?

4. Newsweek journalist - if you have read his work, you are laughing that I wrote that term regarding him - Kurt Eichenwald was caught looking at "tentacle porn" (apparently that's a thing) after taking a screenshot of his computer to ridicule Tucker Carlson.

Since he is the guy who started the rumor that President Trump didn't release his tax records because he was in a mental institution, we know he is great at inventing stories to match his desire for what reality should be. And he did not disappoint:

Sounds as legit as anything else he writes.