The Week In WHAT?!This Is Your Brain On Chocolate. Any Questions?Jonathan Zipper

How’s it going, world? What’s that? You’re still still reeling from the fact that “The O.C.” premiered ten years ago this week too? Yes, what a long, strange trip this past decade of pop culture turned out to be thanks to Ryan Atwood and friends. What will become of us by the tenth anniversary of the Breaking Bad premiere?

Sorry – was that too soon? Perhaps these wild and crazy non-fictional WTF moments can cheer you up! It’s time for another edition of “The Week In WHAT?!

Suckling From The Chocolate Fountain Of Youth

Score one for chocoholics! Indulging in rich and luscious nuggets of cocoa-filled goodness may be good for you. We’re talking long-term positive side effects, not just that immediate sensation of devilish delight and euphoria. This is NOT a drill! According to a study published in Neurology, the aptly titled journal for all things scientifically brainy, there’s a good chance chocolate can help keep the brain sharp in old age. Synapse, yo! It may be a baby step in terms of overall brain research, but winter is coming, so who’s to complain about having yet another reason enjoy a piping hot cup o’ cocoa.

Of Mice And Men (Who Can Shred)

While we’re on the subject of guilty pleasures, one man accepted the challenge to train mice to skateboard – not that someone else actually threw down the gauntlet. Having previously succeeded in teaching his rodent friends to surf, Shane Willmott accomplished this second unthinkable task. At this point, his mice are more parts Tony Hawk than Mickey Mouse. Although, now that they’re on their way to mastering motor skills, perhaps the mice can finally help Cinderelly.

Sir, Put The Remote Down!

In a totally non-whimsical turn of events, police forces raided an Englishman’s home after he armed himself with a remote control. So much for a casual night of Chinese take out and telly. The confusion started after Keith Abrahams’ partner, Michelle Malone, called for medical assistance as Abrahams allegedly suffered a panic attack. When the paramedic left the scene, he mistook the remote in question for a gun and contacted the cops, 18 of which showed up with such great fanfare that they potentially caused Abrahams to have another panic attack. It’s always great when things come full circle!

Another Case Of Road Rage? Aw, Nuts!

No one ever wakes up in the morning and thinks, “If I deal with anymore terrible drivers, traffic, or slow downs on the road today, I’m just going to shoot myself right in the babymaker.” Yet somehow these things happen. Residents of Norfolk, Virginia attempted to stop their neighbor as he aggressively drove past a group of children that were playing nearby. This enraged the man, who then pulled over, exited his vehicle, and took out his .45-caliber gun. The gun eventually went off, and the bullet lodged itself right in the man’s sweet spot. At least he scored 1,000 bonus points!

And there you have this week in “WHAT?!” Can’t wait to see what’s in store for humanity next!

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