Odd Spot

Self proclaimed visionary asks Pope for mutual respect

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

Gisella Cardia claims to possess a statue of Mary weeping tears of blood and is requesting “mutual respect” from the Pope after the Vatican issued new procedures for verifying the authenticity of Marian apparitions and other spiritual phenomena. “I’m not against the pope, but what’s needed is mutual respect,” Cardia said. “They need to stop Read more

Wife takes Springer Spaniel walking – exposes husband’s ‘sin’

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

Jinky, the Springer Spaniel, has his own social media page, where his doggie parents document his beautiful life in Yorkshire, England. As the photos suggest, he loves playing in the mud. Springers are active, love the great outdoors, and are known for having a lot of energy. Recently, Jinky’s mom took him on a walk Read more

Armed priest arrested as he tried to enter the Vatican

Thursday, May 9th, 2024

A priest armed with several weapons and dressed in a cassock tried to enter St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican to participate in the Regina Caeli prayer with Pope Francis on Sunday, May 5. According to the Italian news agency ANSA, the priest, who is from the Czech Republic, tried to pass through the metal Read more

A wedding guest with a difference

Monday, May 6th, 2024

It seems that the wedding industry has found a new attraction to add to its repertoire, moving beyond traditional offerings of photo booths, monogrammed dance floors, and dove releases. The new attraction is called Party Robot, an imposing eight-foot-tall humanoid machine, that pumps its metallic fists to the beat of thumping electronic music, flanked by Read more

Mega Church’s mega circus

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024

A promotional video for the upcoming annual women’s conference sponsored by the James River Church, a Pentecostal megachurch based in Springfield, Missouri, features a pink record player and the voice of the late televangelist Kathryn Kuhlman, who encourages women to give their worship to God. The video then shows scenes of joyful women dressed in Read more

April’s nearly over; no sign of the Red Heifer

Monday, April 29th, 2024

The internet has been abuzz with speculation about the possible revival of the red heifer ceremony. If it indeed takes place, this controversial event is slated for this April at the Mount of Olives, coinciding with the Passover season. Some Jews and dispensationalist Christians are working to revive an ancient ceremony that they see as Read more

Clerical error causes premature divorce

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

A law firm clerk accidentally selected the wrong file from a dropdown menu on an online portal, resulting in the irrevocable divorce of the wrong couple. The couple intended to divorce, but we were still arranging financial agreements for their separation when a clerk accidentally selected them for a final divorce order on an online Read more

The challenge of transhumanism

Thursday, April 18th, 2024

The term “transhumanism” has been gaining prominence in recent times, sparking debates about the future of humanity and the ethical implications of new technologies designed to modify the human body. Transhumanism is a scientific and cultural movement that proposes the “modification of human biology through the convergence of new technologies” such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, computer Read more

Fiat 500L used by Pope Francis could sell for $100,000

Monday, April 15th, 2024

Fiat’s dowdy 500L isn’t exactly a champion regarding resale value; it’s easy to find a used example for less than US$10,000. And yet, auction house RM Sotheby’s is offering a 2015 Lounge model that could sell for up to US$100,000. While that’s a tremendous amount of money to pay for a 500L approaching its 10th Read more

Village in northern Japan claims Jesus Christ was buried there

Thursday, April 11th, 2024

Shngo, a small village in northern Japan with only one Christian resident and no church within 30 miles bills itself as Kirisuto no Sato (Christ’s Hometown). In Shingo, the Greatest Story Ever Told is retold like this: Jesus first came to Japan at the age of 21 to study theology. This was during his so-called Read more