Abraham Lincoln Was a Vampire Hunter, Kate Upton Photos Made Us Feel American, and Alan Rickman Was Epic: The Weirdest News of the Week

This week I spent approximately one million hours trolling around on the Internet. What did I learn during that time, you ask? I learned that one guy took nine tons of chocolate and built a Mayan temple. I also witnessed the pit-falls of super-strength cannabis with this photo of a stoned Czech girl crossing a river on a 40-foot electricity pylon: she was so high she thought it was a bridge. Also, Kate Upton became every man's desktop background. 

I was intrigued (along with the scandalized nation of Thailand) by the topless boob-painter who may have broken censorship rules with her bare-chested TV game show cameo. Bulgarian archaeologists proved to me (and you too I guess) that vampire skeletons do exist (ps Abraham Lincoln was a vampire hunter). I also discovered that the best way to make a jail-cell lock might be to have the inmates test it. And yes, I'll admit I was a little jealous of the 'Mad Men' McDonald's uniforms in the U.K. ... even though they look a lot like the old McDonald's uniforms in the U.K. 

Finally, I watched Alan Rickman pour tea for a loooooong time. 


 

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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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