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Holy Spinal Tap, Batman!

Posted on | October 22, 2011 | 8 Comments

by Smitty

Enough to stopper even Biden

Tom Boddingham ordered a pair of custom novelty slippers off website Monster Slippers. Tom, who’s 6’7″ and possibly the son of a Yeti, ordered a size 14.50 for his left foot and 13 for his right because DAMN BRO YOUR FEET ARE A SIZE-AND-A-HALF APART?! Mine are only 1/2, freak!

When the 27-year-old ordered a special monster-design slipper to fit his oversized left foot, he was sent this size 1,450 one – because manufacturers failed to spot a decimal point.

He had requested a 14.5, as well as a smaller size 13 for his right foot. The pair cost £15.50.

However, manufacturers in China misread the measurement and accidentally made the whopping seven foot-long slipper, which was shipped to him along with the correct smaller size.

Apparently workers in the slipper factory assumed his giant order was for a shop window display.

Cheap PR stunt aside (now verified),

Shades of Spinal Tap’s notorious 11″ mini-lith, brought on by errant napkin work:


8 Responses to “Holy Spinal Tap, Batman!”

  1. richard mcenroe
    October 22nd, 2011 @ 10:08 pm

    Howcum they never make that mistake when I order gold bouillion?

  2. Anonymous
    October 22nd, 2011 @ 11:19 pm

    I’m throwing in the hooey card.

  3. Finrod Felagund
    October 23rd, 2011 @ 2:13 am

    If they only charged him slipper price for what ends up being a sleeping bag, I think he scored the big win on this.

  4. Joe
    October 23rd, 2011 @ 3:12 am

    Rumor has it he faked the giant slipper.  But you guys have been missing in action for a few days. 

  5. Adjoran
    October 23rd, 2011 @ 5:54 am

    If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.  But just because you DO stand for something doesn’t guarantee you won’t fall for anything anyway.

    If it were not so, there would be no traveling carnivals or psychologists.

  6. Anonymous
    October 23rd, 2011 @ 5:55 am

    Now that’s a Odd News find

    How many toes does this mutant have lol

  7. Zilla of the Resistance
    October 23rd, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    Thank you, Smitty! My mom is up visiting and I showed her this story, she laughed so hard! Now she is convinced that she needs a computer. 🙂
    BTW, I have a foot that’s a half size bigger than the other one too. 

  8. Bob Belvedere
    October 23rd, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    …or people living in Obamavilles.