Saturday, September 10, 2016

Of Mountain Hills, Zombie Dicks, and Hitler Houses

The English Software That Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain

Calf Top 'Hill' in the Yorkshire Dales, England has been officially reclassified as a Mountain, after an Ordnance Survey showed it to be 609.602m tall, where previously it was believed to be 609.580m tall, a little shy of the 609.600m threshold for mountains.

Ironically, Calf Top's upgrade came courtesy of an upgrade to their Ordnance Survey Mapping Software.  Think about that the next time you call that Windows Update Notification 'annoying'.

Source: English hill reclassified as a mountain as it was just 2cm taller than previously thought

Canadian Traffic Signs Warn Of NSFW Zombies

A hacked traffic sign in Ottawa, Canada helpfully warned drivers of, "ZOMBIE DICKS AHEAD!"  To be sure, Zombie Dicks are something no one wants to drive past on their way to work while sipping their morning coffee, so perhaps we should be thanking them for the heads up.

While the message turned out to be a false alarm in this case, it should be reassuring to know that survivors of the Zombie Apocalypse will be kept fully informed of any undead genital sightings happening in their proximity.

Source: Hacked Traffic Sign Has Hilariously NSFW Warning For Motorists In Canada

'Hitler House' Up For Rent

A Swansea, Wales house that went viral in the headlines three years ago for its apparent resemblance to Adolf Hitler is up for rent.  The 'house' is actually a two-story flat, and the lower flat is the one on the market.

The owner refuses to charge more than market value for the house, which is perhaps unsurprising given the high negatives attached to the leader of the Third Reich.

For those with the Pure Strength of Will to claim it, this pareidolic abode will set you back for a going rate of £85 per week.

Source: Now YOU can live in famous 'Hitler house' which went viral for uncanny resemblance to Nazi dictator

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Welcome To That Headline, Though!

Welcome to That Headline, Though, an online source for the weirdest, most hilarious, most ironic, and most head-scratching news headlines from around the world.

Reality is stranger than fiction, and nothing proves it more than real life headlines like Diner suffers cardiac arrest while eating a Triple Bypass Burger in restaurant called the Heart Attack GrillRepublican Lawmaker Fakes His Own Gay Sex Scandal To Hide Real Sex Scandal, Fails, and German man dies after blowing up condom machine.

That Headline, Though is a glorious celebration of the rich tapestry of the world's most colorful and eccentric news and news headlines, meant purely to entertain and, at times, challenge the reader to see the weirder and wilder side of life on the third rock from the sun.

"If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim.'" - Lyndon B. Johnson