A drunken news roundup, cinema ninjas fight cellphones and music you can swing to…literally

This week in drunk news: Man kills 70,000 chickens in Maryland and a North Korean man floats south

A drunk man in Maryland killed 70,000 chickens after accidentally cutting a farm’s power. (Photo by Chesapeake Bay Program via Flickr)

Drunk men all over the world are making headlines this week in bizarre events that rival the “Hangover” films.

For starters, 21-year-old Joshua D. Shelton accidentally killed 70,000 chickens after flicking a switch and shutting down power for a chicken farm in Maryland.

Shelton stumbled to the farm after a night of heavy drinking at a nearby concert, making history as the single greatest mistake made while intoxicated.

Across the globe, a night of drinking turned out differently for a North Korean man who woke up with brand new citizenship.

The absurdly drunk man floated on a piece of wood to South Korea and was picked up by police wearing nothing but his underwear. The South Korean government has offered him citizenship since they rarely force people back over the border.

Read the full story on the Global Post.

Terrifying cinema ninjas tackle cellphone etiquette

Cinema ninjas in the U.K. fight cellphone rudeness. (Photo by Anthony Hunt)

We’ve all been in that movie with that one guy jabbering away on his cellphone.

If only there were a swat team of ninjas in black spandex to jump up behind his seat and set him straight.

Well our dreams have come true at the Prince Charles Cinema in the U.K. Donning morphsuits, a team of volunteer ninjas hide in dark crevices of the theater, waiting to pounce at the first sign of a cellphone’s blue glow.

We can only hope that the cinema ninja movement makes its way across the Atlantic.

Montreal street installation mixes music with light-up swings

In a surreal remix of the famous giant piano from the movie “Big,” 21 Balançoires, a 21 swing street installation, lights up and plays specific notes with people’s movements.

According to the designers, coherent musical sounds are heard when the swings are moved in unison.

Sara McCaslin is an editor and visual journalist for The Seattle Globalist. She worked for several daily midwest newspapers including The Flint Journal, The Columbia Missourian and The Boone County Journal before moving to Seattle. Sara trains the next generation of journalists through the Globalist Apprenticeship Program and is a graduate of the Journalism School at the University of Missouri.

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