22 Weird Father’s Day Gifts Your Dad Wants More Than What You Plan To Give Him

My rule for fatherhood is simple: A dad should take take parenting seriously, but not himself.

And he shouldn’t take his Father’s Day gifts seriously either.

Of course, a lot of families didn’t get the memo, which means more work for HuffPost Weird News.

As we do every year, we’ve combed the internet for wacky gifts sure to please the strange dads in your life.

Merman tails? Check! Marijuana vending machine? Yep! Preserved racehorse poop? You bet!

You don’t have to thank us ― save it for your dad.

MH370 SHOCK: Why former RAF pilot claims THIS ’most likely cause’ for disappearance

MH370 was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China, when the jet mysteriously vanished with 239 people on board. The Boeing 777 aircraft last communicated with air traffic control at 1.19am when the plane was flying over the South China Sea, before vanishing from civilian radar screens. One of the popular theories on aviation’s greatest mystery is the possibility that the cabin was depressurised during an emergency situation.

This would have caused a lack of oxygen in the cabin and as a result, Captain Zaharie Shah and First Officer Fariq Abdul Hamid would have passed out and lost control of the plane.

This theory is supported by Alastair Rosenschein, a former RAF and jumbo-jet pilot who is convinced a rogue oxygen tank exploded on board.

He told Medium in 2017: “I am fairly sure they passed out due to oxygen depravation and they kept on flying until they ran out of fuel. 

“This is not the first time this has happened on an airliner, it´s a fairly common thing.

“It happened most famously on Apollo 13, everybody knows that. 

“These oxygens bottles have exploded already three times on a Boeing 777. 

“Oxygen is a highly reactive gas, it operates with electronic valves, which opens the damn thing, there are electrics nearby and these things have blown up occasionally.”

Mr Rosenchein went on to reveal how such an incident could have blown a hole in the side of the plane, much like what happened with Qantas Flight 30 in 2008.

He added: ”You get an oxygen leak it can cause an explosion. 

“There is a picture on the Internet of a B-777 on the ground with a hole in it.

“Let’s just take that scenario, there could have been other reasons that caused this to happen, it could have been an explosive device, it could have been a door blowing off the aircraft.

“The exploding oxygen bottle would depressurise the aircraft without destroying the aircraft, but it would deprive the pilots from oxygen. 

“These are highly unusual events, but this was an unusual event.”

Mr Rosenchein went on to explain why he thought this was the “most likely” answer to the five-year mystery.

He continued: “I have experienced a depressurisation twice myself, once in a B737 and a partial depressurisation in a 747 Jumbo. 

“The danger is an explosive decompression when the cabin depressurises very rapidly. 

“A big aircraft like a 777 needs a long time to depressurise unless there is a big hole in the aircraft.

“I tend to look at the most likely cause, and the most likely cause is a technical issue because that’s how most accidents happen. 

World’s Rarest Panda Caught On Camera In China For First Time Ever

Wildlife cameras have captured an image of what is believed to be the world’s only known albino giant panda, China’s state-run media reported over the weekend.

The People’s Daily said the panda was spotted last month at the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan: 

There are other images of pandas often described as “albino” in online posts. However, they are not true albino pandas. Most maintain the distinctive panda markings, but with lighter colors.

China Daily said the panda in the new image is believed to be a juvenile between 1 and 2 years old.

Its gender is not known, but the website said wildlife officials are planning to set up more cameras in an attempt to capture additional images.  

MH370 BOMBSHELL: How CRUCIAL system in cockpit ‘malfunctioned MINUTES before takeoff’

On March 8, 2014, flight MH370 left Kuala Lumpur Airport on route to Beijing, China, with 239 people on board. Captain Zaharie Shah was in control of the plane when it last communicated with air traffic control at 1:19am over the South China Sea. However, moments later, the plane vanished from civilian radar screens following a routine handover from Malaysian to Vietnamese channels.

Radar and satellite data shows how the jet suddenly changed course and flew back across Malaysia before turning south of Penang and then towards the southern Indian Ocean. 

Some investigators, including Christine Negroni, believe this change in direction by the jet proves an emergency broke out on board, such as a fire.

This is supported by a discovery made by an investigation team appointed by the Malaysian government in 2015 to probe the missing plane.

They found the emergency oxygen system on the flight deck of MH370 had to be repaired shortly before takeoff.

MH370

MH370 went missing in 2014 (Image: WIKI)

Captain Zaharie Shah was in charge

Captain Zaharie Shah was in charge (Image: YOUTUBE)

He knew there was a problem but didn’t have the brain processing power to act appropriately

Christine Negroni

A pressurisation fault was one of eight defects reported to maintenance staff the morning before the doomed flight took off, according to the team.

The report also disclosed that batteries on the flight data recorder had gone flat 15 months before the aircraft vanished – meaning that searchers would have had less chance of finding it even if they were in the right area.

It also stated that the 12-year-old Boeing 777 had been involved in an accident on the ground at Shanghai airport 19 months earlier that required “major repairs”.

The right wing tip was damaged when it collided with an Airbus A340-600 and the aircraft was grounded for almost two months.

The 600-page report offers no elaboration on that theory but does support the idea of some kind of fire on board.

This led the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, who headed up the search for MH370, to suggest that a catastrophic event on the aircraft such as oxygen starvation might have caused those aboard to become incapacitated. 

It would then have continued flying on autopilot until the fuel finally ran out.

Ms Negroni has been a long-term supporter of this idea, citing the flight path as clear evidence.

She wrote on her blog in 2018: “To me, that insensible action [the turn] is a bright and shining clue that the pilots’ actions were illogical because they were incapable of logical thought. 

“My scenario is that the plane depressurised at 35,000 feet.

Oxygen tanks have caused havoc on planes before

Oxygen tanks have caused havoc on planes before (Image: NC)

The relatives of those on board MH370 hope to learn the truth soon

The relatives of those on board MH370 hope to learn the truth soon (Image: GETTY)

“The first officer, alone in the cockpit, put on his emergency oxygen mask but failed to get 100 percent oxygen under pressure which would be required to restore his intellectual acuity.

“Instead, with the insidious feeling of wellbeing that characterises hypoxia – or oxygen starvation – the pilot turned the plane back towards Kuala Lumpur.”

Ms Negroni went on to detail what she believed happened next.

She added: “He knew there was a problem but didn’t have the brain processing power to act appropriately. 

“This explains why he turned in one direction then another before passing out as the plane headed into the world’s most remote sea.”

This theory is centred around the idea that the First Officer was in control of the plane when the disaster struck. 

However, others – using the same hypoxia idea – have centred their beliefs around Mr Shah being in control.

Former pilot Christopher Goodfellow claims the change in route was carried out on purpose as the veteran captain attempted to land at Langkawi International Airport in Malaysia.

He wrote in a blog post in 2014: “The turn is the key here. 

“Zaharie Shah was a very experienced senior captain with 18,000 hours of flight time. 

We old pilots were drilled to know what is the closest airport of safe harbour while in cruise. 

“Airports behind us, airports abeam us, and airports ahead of us – they’re always in our head, always. 

“If something happens, you don’t want to be thinking about what are you going to do, you already know what you are going to do.”

However, hypoxia is just one theory among a mountain of others.

Some have put forward the idea that the plane was hijacked, either by terrorists on board, or through remote cyber hacking

While more outrageous theories claim the plane was a “flying bomb” due to the cargo of five tonnes of mangosteens and 221kg of lithium-ion batteries.

Bigfoot: How FBI made SURPRISE discovery after analysing hair samples of mysterious beast

Over the years, numerous Bigfoot sightings have been recorded in the Pacific Northwest and countless first-hand accounts from further afield too. The majority of mainstream scientists have discounted the existence and any testimonies given, considering it to be a combination of misidentification and hoaxes. However, conspiracy theorists were handed a glimmer of hope this week when 22 pages of declassified documents showed the FBI had investigated samples said to have come from a mystery creature.

The papers, from the Seventies, revealed the correspondence between the US federal agency and the Bigfoot Information Centre and Exhibition in Oregon. 

They also discuss samples supplied to the FBI by Oregon Bigfoot-enthusiast Peter Byrne.

Mr Byrne sent government scientists 15 hairs attached to a piece of skin, that he said came from Bigfoot and begged for them to take a closer look.

In one letter, assistant FBI director Jay Cochran agreed to test the sample in the “interest of research and scientific enquiry”.

Mr Cochran wrote: “We do not often come across hair which we are unable to identify and the hair that we now have, about 15 hairs attached to a tiny piece of skin, is the first that we have obtained in six years which we feel may be of importance.”

The sample was not from Bigfoot though, but a much more surprising animal instead.

According to the documents, the hairs instead were “determined to be from a member of the deer family”.

The samples were returned to Byrne and the FBI’s brief investigation was closed in 1977. 

However, according to Mr Byme, who is now 93 years old, the surprising results did not crush his mission to prove the existence of the mythical creature. 

He told CNBC it was “a great challenge,” but he is still actively looking for the creature even now. 

Various explanations have been suggested for the sightings of Bigfoot over the years.

Some scientists typically attribute them to be misidentifications of large animals such as black bears.

In 2007, the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organisation shocked the world when they put forward some photos which they claimed showed a juvenile Bigfoot. 

The images caused a storm online, but the Pennsylvania Game Commission were quick to claim that the photos were of a bear with as skin disease.

The photo caused arguments among scientists, with some claiming the limb proportion of the creature was not bear-like.

However, both Bigfoot believers and sceptics agree that many of the reported sightings are hoaxes.

MH370 SHOCK claim: Key documents MISSING – cyberattack on plane possible

MH370 vanished on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. Some experts have concerns about who had access to the plane in the hours before takeoff but have so far been unable to find documentation about this. There is a theory that if someone managed to sneak onto the plane, they could have launched a cyberattack that was behind the whole disappearance.

Risk management consultant Dr Sally Leivesley told Channel 5 documentary ‘Flight MH370’ about the importance of the missing documents.

She said: “We know from the Malaysian government reports there was maintenance activity in it in February, but in the immediate period before the plane took off we don’t have that history.

“We need to know who had access to the plane.

“Was there an opportunity for someone to get on with a USB stick or in other ways to initiate a cyberattack on the plane so it would never reach its destination?”

Aviation experts on the documentary emphasised the importance of getting to the bottom of the MH370 mystery.

Aviation journalist David Learmount said: “Learning what the fate of MH370 was is very important, because those of us in the aviation industry don’t like not knowing what happened to an aeroplane.

“It might have been a human thing, it might have been a technical thing.

“But especially if it was a technical thing we went to know what it was.”

This is because if it was a technical error at fault, other aeroplanes could have the same fault and therefore be unsafe.

In this way, the main reason working out what happened to MH370 is so important is to stop it ever happening again.

However, it is also vitally important to the loved ones of the passengers and flight crew on board MH370 that they get some answers.

Grieving families have protested for more information as well as gathered together to commemorate the tragedy.

One family member told Channel 5: “I am just imagining their last moments, what they are thinking of.

“And I am sure they are all thinking of their family, their home, who love them.

“It is about finding the truth of what happened and no secrecy, no hiding of information.”

There are dozens of theories about what could have happened to MH370.

 To this day, the plane’s fate remains a mystery.

Alien city found on dark side of the Moon in NASA images – shock claim

images of the dark side of the moon appear to show odd “reflective structures” which apparently once belonged to an ancient intelligent race. The images show square rocks which almost appear if they were man-made by intelligent beings. Alien-hunters have claimed the buildings were abandoned “millions” of years ago, leading to theories a “tragic” event took place.

Prominent conspiracy-theorist Scott C Waring made the bizarre claims, stating the city even included a port.

Mr Waring wrote on ET Database: “The objects seem to be very reflective, but have dark black areas that have a lot of right angles and appear to be structures.

“Some of the objects were white reflective roofs or buildings that had openings that allow ships to come and go. Some of the ships in those structures are hanging half way out which makes me think some tragic event happened that stopped them from exiting fully.

“Everything is old, broken and abandoned. The structures all look millions of years old, not thousands, not hundreds.

“These were around far before human life on Earth began.”

This is not the first time a mysterious structure has been spotted on the lunar surface.

Some conspiracy theorists claims the Moon could still be occupied by and that is the reason NASA has not returned since the Apollo missions ended in the 1970s.

They suspect findings such as this pyramid and other anomalies could be monuments built by an ancient alien civilisation similar to the pyramids and other structures on Earth.

However, sceptics and even NASA itself said the ‘buildings’ and other similar findings are just the effects of pareidolia – a psychological phenomenon when the brain tricks the eyes into seeing familiar objects or shapes in patterns or textures such as a rock surface.

Life after death: Man TELEPORTED to desert after near death experience

A fall from his motorbike resulted in a man, who only gives his name as John, slamming his head onto the ground. John says that as his head crashed onto the floor, he believes he was instantly teleported to another dimension which was desert like with pulsating skies. John wrote for the Near Death Experience Research Foundation: “I was instantly ‘teleported’ to a desert.

“The ground was sandy but solid, and I could smell the desert air. I’ve done military service in Kuwait, Qatar and Afghanistan so I know what it smells like.

“It was hot, but I felt a cool breeze. In front of me was a rocky outcrop or cliff face that extended from the ground to about 20 feet high.

“On the top, there was a desert tree with no foliage and it looked dry as you would expect.

“The sky pulsed quickly from a sky blue to a deep purple and then back again. It was as if the days were speedily passing by.

“The bright daylight on the cliff face stayed exactly the same. I was aware of something observing me, but didn’t see anything.

“I was in awe at the sky, but was slightly fearful at the fact that I was in a desert. I had a sense of dullness and indifference as well.”

Suddenly, John “snapped back to reality” and ended up in a hospital.

However, some researchers say these visions are normal phenomenon and not necessarily a sign of an afterlife.

Dr Sam Parnia, director of critical care and resuscitation research at NYU Langone School of Medicine in New York City, told a recent Oz Talk debate: “People describe a sensation of a bright, warm, welcoming light that draws people towards it.

“They describe a sensation of experiencing their deceased relatives, almost as if they have come to welcome them. They often say that they didn’t want to come back in many cases, it is so comfortable and it is like a magnet that draws them that they don’t want to come back.

“A lot of people describe a sensation of separating from themselves and watching doctors and nurses working on them.”

Dr Parnia says there are scientific explanations for the reaction, and says seeing people is not evidence of the afterlife, but more likely the brain just scanning itself as a survival technique.

He said thanks to modern technology and science “death does not have to be limited to philosophy and religion, but it can be explored through science”.

Dr Parnia added: “They can hear things and record all conversations that are going on around them.”

Fugitive Refuses To Surrender Unless 15,000 People ‘Like’ His Wanted Photo

A fugitive has put a very modern price on his freedom.

Jose Simms cut a deal with Connecticut’s City of Torrington Police Department to turn himself in if his “Wanted” poster on the department’s official Facebook account went viral and garnered 15,000 “likes.”

Simms, 29, is wanted on four warrants for first-degree failure to appear in court and three warrants second-degree failure to appear. The underlying charges involve drugs, DUI, protective order violation, breach of the peace and false reporting cases, Torrington Lt. Brett Johnson told HuffPost on Thursday.

Simms initially made contact with Johnson over Facebook Messenger after the department began posting “Wanted” posters for various fugitives on its page.

He asked Johnson when his image would appear and suggested 20,000 “likes” in exchange for his surrender, but the officer negotiated him down.

Johnson said police had “exhausted other avenues” looking for Simms, and believed he was in New York. “So, when he reached out to us to post his ‘Wanted Poster’ we really had nothing to lose,” the lieutenant said.

Check out the Facebook post here:

“If he turns himself in we accomplish our goal, if the post got 10,000 views and someone provides us with information that leads to his arrest we accomplish our goal,” Johnson explained. “The ‘likes’ aspect was just a way to get it out there, we never thought it would become what it has.”

The post, above, passed the negotiated “likes” threshold Wednesday morning, and by early Thursday had secured more than 19,000.

Simms, however, had yet to submit himself for arrest.

“Some people think this is a game to us, or a publicity grab, it’s neither,” said Johnson. “We would have loved to have had someone provide us with an address within the first 15 minutes of the post, so we could have gone and placed him in custody, but that didn’t happen (as we all know now).”

Simms told police and “numerous news agencies” that he was “a man of his word” and would turn himself in, Johnson said.

“We hope that he will do the right thing and takes responsibility,” he added. “But as more time passes it doesn’t look like Mr. Simms will honor his agreement of turning himself in for 15,000 likes.”

This article has been updated to include Lt. Brett Johnson’s comments.

Loch Ness monster could be REAL say New Zealand scientists in SHOCK claim

Professor Neil Gemmell, leading a team from the University of Otago in New Zealand that took DNA from the 23-mile lake, told the BBC: “We’ve tested each one of the main monster hypotheses and three of them we can probably say aren’t right and one might be.” ‘Nessie’, as the mythical beast is often endearingly dubbed, is commonly regarded as being large in shape with a long neck and possessing humps that protrude out of the Loch in the Scottish Highlands. Scholars have found a handful of reports of Nessie since 500AD but the creature had not gained worldwide fame until 1933.

A couple told a paper in Inverness that they had seen “an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface”, prompting Nessie to become an overnight sensation.

Loch Ness became a tourist destination but despite reports of sightings and footprints being found, the scientific community has so far refused to accept its existence.

Reports have been attributed to hoaxes and wishful thinking.

Professor Gemmell’s team sent the DNA, which AOL reported as containing skin, scales, feathers, fur and faecal matter to labs in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and France for testing.

READ MORE: Loch Ness Monster PROOF? Mysterious beast with ‘4ft neck’ SPOTTED 

The geneticist described the results as “significant” and announced they will be released in September 2019.

Theories as to Nessie include one that she is a plesiosaur that survived the extinction of dinosaurs or is a giant sturgeon or catfish.

Other theories include Nessie being a bird wake, a large eel or an elephant from a travelling circus allowed to relax in the water.

As part of an investigation for television series River Monsters, zoologist Jeremy Wade concluded he believed Nessie was a Greenland shark, which can grow to 20 feet in length.

Professor Gemmell said: “We’re delighted with the amount of interest the project has generated in the science and, monster or not, we are going to understand Loch Ness, and the life in it, in a new way.”

Tourism bosses have said they are “eagerly anticipating” the results with Nessie raking in millions for the Scottish economy every year.

Nessie has been a popular item in books, music, film and television having captivated audiences around the world for over 80 years.