Friday, December 19, 2008

Small Humanoids With Bulbous Heads

A second, unexpected benefit to starting this website has been googling the oddities that people send to our inbox. We have been thoroughly entertained by all the fascinating stories behind some of the license plates on this site. I usually see quite a few interesting vanity plates on the roads, but don't have the opportunity or means to look up what they stand for with my hands at 10 and 2. Ya dig? So it's nice to sit down and understand the explanations of these things.

This one came to us courtesy of Lexi. My initial reaction to this picture was why would anyone want to brag about their oddly shaped skulls? Wikipedia clarified what a Melon Head was however, so here goes:

Melon Heads is the name given to mysterious beings found in long-running urban legends in parts of Michigan, Ohio, and Connecticut. They are described as small humanoids with bulbous heads who occasionally emerge from their hiding places to attack people.

Uh, awesome. Maybe I should edit the page to say they drive SUVs too? More info on the Melon Heads can be found here and here. Creeptastic!

11 comments:

Bridgete said...

Fabulous...

PS, you're quite welcome for the link love. And thanks for following me on Twitter!

Herbee said...

GaaaaaaaaaaH! The minute I saw the letters on this plate, I KNEW it was from Ohio! The Melonheads! BWAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Cool plate!

Anonymous said...

so you're saying you've unlocked the secret of the melon heads?

PTOR said...

Where do the cone heads live?

FreedomFirst said...

At least they support Obama!! LMAO!

HorribleLicensePlates said...

Ah Freedom First! Good eye, we should add that they drive SUVs AND are democrats! Ha!

gaf85 said...

First time visitor to your blog via several others. Laughed alot. I recently posted about license plate slogans if you are interested take a look: http://confessionsofahopefiend.blogspot.com (12-5-o8)

Ream O Rama said...

I hold you completely responsible for my new driving technique of one hand on my cell phone camera button while tailgaiting. I feel like an HOV lane paparazzi!

By the way, you've been tagged!

Happy holidays!

2 wheels, no plates said...

Hey! I have seen that plate around here (Cleveland east side) very recently. Now I will be racking my brain to remember where. Damnit.

Marissa said...

The melonhead colony used to live by my friend's house. I think they are extinct though. But yeah, that's really creepy.

Carlie said...

Oh my gosh! Me and my friends have this joke about the melonheads that we always talk about! I brought in this book called Weird Michigan one day and we havent stopped talking about them since!