Weird Street

Weird News, Pop CultureHere at Weird Street, we provide the strangest stories of the economy. The economy is already difficult enough to understand, so what better way of embracing that difficulty by attempting to understand the most irrational stories?
Ranging from unbelievable stories about coffee makers in space to a squirrel causing $300K in damages and everything in between, Weird Street is your destination for the most interesting stories on Wall Street.

TWTR: CIA Celebrates Twitter Anniversary With (Attempted) Humor

The CIA celebrated one month on Twitter by answering questions people ask it, and some of the answers were surprisingly funny. Read Article

The Fourth of July, Brought to You By … China?

Global research firm Panjiva published a great infographic to ponder at your Fourth of July cookout concerning where your American flag might have come from. Read Article

Skytower Malfunction: SeaWorld Ride Traps Dozens for 4 Hours

48 people were stuck for four hours on the SeaWorld San Diego Skytower after a power failure crippled the ride. Read Article

United Airlines Emergency Slide Inflates Mid-Air in Cabin

A Los Angeles-bound United Airlines flight was forced to land in Kanas after an emergency slide deployed inside the cabin in mid-flight. Read Article

What We Know About the Missing Boy Found in His Basement

A 12-year-old boy that went was missing for 12 days was discovered in his father's basement on Thursday behind some boxes. Read Article

CDC Definition of ‘Heavy Drinker’ May Surprise You

The CDC says that women who consume 8 or more drinks a week and men who consume 15 or more are heavy drinkers. Read Article

TSLA: Unhappy Tesla Owner Smashes His Own Windshield Upon Delivery

A Chinese man who just received his Tesla (TSLA) Model S electric car after months of delays smashed the windshield in a protest. Read Article

Man Dismembers Wife’s Childhood Friend Over Facebook Chat

Francisco de Assis Coelho Neves was killed and dismembered by Anderson Gomes Aleixo after chatting with his wife on Facebook. Read Article

Report: Nokia Paid Out Millions to Hackers in Blackmail Plot

Nokia reportedly paid millions of euros to a hacker to prevent the release of an encryption code in 2007. Read Article

Chicago Nuns Sue Loud, Unruly Strip Club

A group of Chicago nuns have sued a strip club located in the same neighborhood as them, claiming the club violates Illinois zoning laws. Read Article

Chikungunya Virus: A New Mosquito Disease Is Headed to the U.S.

Medical experts say the Chikungunya virus, a disease transmitted by mosquito bites is in the Caribbean and will soon hit the U.S. Read Article

ISSpresso: The Coffee Machine That Works in Space

A partnership between Italian companies and Italy's Space Agency has produced ISSpresso, a coffee-maker for the International Space Station. Read Article

TWTR FAIL: Jimmy Graham’s Twitter Bio May Cost Him Millions

An NFL player's argument over exactly which position he plays could be damaged by what he wrote in its own Twitter (TWTR) biography. Read Article

Hidden Pablo Picasso Portrait Found Under Famous Painting

A hidden painting of a bearded man with a bow tie leaning on his hand was discovered underneath Pablo Picasso's 'The Blue Room'. Read Article

KFC Makes 3-Year-Old Leave Restaurant Over Dog Attack Scars

A three-year old girl who was severely injured in a dog attack was reportedly asked to leave a KFC restaurant over her scars. Read Article

ChocoChicken: Chocolate-Infused Chicken Restaurant Opens

ChocoChicken, a chicken restaurant the infuses its fowl with chocolate and serves sweet sides, opened in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Read Article

Man Sues After Police Raid His Home Over Parody Twitter (TWTR) Account

A man is suing Peoria, Ill., after his home was raided by police over a fake Twitter (TWTR) account mocking the city's mayor. Read Article

The Burrito Bond: Chilango Investors Can Earn Free Weekly Lunches

Investors in London can now take advantage of Chilango's Burrito Bond offering to earn free weekly lunches while helping the company out. Read Article

Robin Thicke to Name New Album Paula to Win Back Wife

R&B singer Robin Thicke has named his new album Paula in a bid to repair his marriage to estranged wife Paul Patton. Read Article

10 Common Friday the 13th Superstitions

Tomorrow is Friday the 13th and 'InvestorPlace' has collected a list of superstitions to avoid on the day associated with bad luck. Read Article