Hall Of Shame: The Strangest Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Characters found in various DC and Marvel encyclopedias and comicvine.gamespot.com

Hello fellow comic book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more bizarre characters. Now, grab your favorite Graphic Novel, and let’s begin!

  • Arm-Fall-Off Boy Real Name: Floyd Belkin Status: “Hero” Creator: DC First Appeared: Secret Origins #46 (1989) Power: Limb Detachment

One of the most useless superheroes ever to grace comics, Floyd’s “power” is to remove his arms at will. He was denied membership to the Legion, and is considered to be one of DC’s most ridiculous creations. His seemingly worthless ability has caused the “hero” to be easily forgotten, and he only appeared in 5 issues.

arm “Plorp” indeed!

 

  • Condiment King Real Name: Mitchell Mayo (Yes really, Mayo!) Status: Villain Creator: DC First Appeared: Birds of Prey #37 (2002) Powers/Weapons: Various condiment gadgets, can cause anaphylactic shock, and cringe-worthy puns

Mayo is a ridiculous, yet highly popular villain from the DC universe. He easily lost to Batgirl, and was sent to Arkham Asylum. During his stay, Mayo became friends with Poison Ivy, and was taught about dangerous spices. Using this knowledge, he surprisingly caused three heroes to fall into anaphylactic shock. Mayo is also known for Mr. Freeze-like puns, and this has caused him to become a guilty pleasure for many comic book fans. I can only hope that he appears in the upcoming DC films.

condimetn 

More Tasty Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Grass Jelly is a unique dessert that comes from China. It’s a gelatinous cube that can be added to drinks or eaten with organic maple syrup. It has a herbal taste, and according to a Bunny, it’s best from Taiwanese brands.

grass

  • Jumbles are pastries that come from Italy. They’re made from flour, eggs, caraway, anise, and vanilla. 

jumbles

Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on drinksmixer.com and thedrunkenmoogle.com

Hello fellow Mixologists! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some cool drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Dark Eyes Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/4 oz blackberry brandy
  • 2 tsp lime juice

Directions: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into glass.

dark

  • The Grand Oak (Dragon Age: Origins Cocktail) (Drink created by Scott Becker)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum
  • 3/4 oz Frangelico
  • 1 1/2 oz Milk

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

the grand oakk

More Fascinating Food From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  •  Hachee is a savory dish that comes from the Netherlands. It’s a stew that’s made from vinegar, onions, and beef. It’s served with a side of rice or potatoes.

hachee

 

  • Mofongo is a hearty dish that comes from Puerto Rico. It consists of fried plantains, garlic, salt, chicken, octopus, or shrimp. The plantains are masted into a giant ball to absorb the other flavors.

mofongo

Yokai Wednesdays

All creatures found on yokai.com

Konbanwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating creatures. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Tenjoname are bizarre creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as tall entities with long tongues, paper-covered bodies, and lion-like faces. They appear in old houses, and like to lick the ceiling. Tenjoname leave black spots on the ceilings and support pillars of homes.  

tenjo

  • Yonaki baba is an extremely emotional creature of Japanese folklore. She’s depicted as old woman with messy hair and a grey robe. She is found crying at houses with tragic backstories. The bawling spreads, like a sickness to anyone who hears it. The weeping is seen as sympathy or scorn. The house will eventually deteriorate after the yokai’s frequent visits.

   yona

More Awesome Animals From Around The World (Every Other Tuesday)

Animals found on en.wikipedia.org and other websites

Hello fellow animal lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more interesting animals. Now, let’s discover something incredible!

  • Superb bird-of-paradise (Lophorina superba) Size: 26 cm Habiat: The rain forests of New Guinea

This strange avian species has a large male population with an incredibly weird mating dance. The males are black with blue-green breast covers, while the females are reddish-brown. When trying to find a mate, the male bird will spread its breast shield and transform into a sublime, eclipse-shaped creature. This is a truly bizarre sight, and the female will usually reject 20 suitors before deciding on a mate. The bird’s diet consists of fruit and small animals.

weird bird thing I have no words. This is just bizarre!

 

  • Galapagos batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini) Size: 20.3 cm Depths Found: 3 to 76 m around the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos batfish is a crazy looking creature with pronounced red lips. It is a poor swimmer, and uses its pectoral fins to “glide” along the sea floor. The fin changes into a needle-like appendage when the fish reaches maturity. Like the awesome anglerfish, the appendage is a lure that attracts prey. It eats small fish and mollusks. 

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More Fascinating Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Rambutan are extremely strange fruits that come Southeast Asia. They are spherical shaped and covered in spiny hairs. They taste a bit like sweet grapes and can be eaten cooked or raw.

rambutan

 

  • The Soapberry is another odd fruit that comes from Canada. It’s a small, bright, red berry with a bitter taste. They’re not eaten raw, but rather in Indian Ice Cream. This is created by combining water with the berries, beating the mixture, adding sugar, and topping it off with whipping cream.

soapberries