Strange But True Category
Weird, offbeat and bizarre news from around the world. Funny, strange & odd news stories that make you wince, laugh and fear for humanity.
Call David Icke:
Each year, scientists publish roughly 17,000 detailed descriptions of newly discovered animals. Recently, in the journal Breviora, researchers described yet another, a new species of lizard called Aspidoscelis neavesi.
At first glance, this seems to be a run-of-the mill lizard: a small, slender creature with spots along its back and a bluish tail. In fact, Aspidoscelis neavesi is quite exceptional. The lizard was produced in the laboratory by mating two other species, and its creation defies conventional ideas about how new species evolve.
What could go wrong?
To Spain, where a fat ‘Mary’ has crushed to death a natitivy scene donkey:
A donkey, part of a live Christmas crib in southern Spain, has died two days after being mounted by a 150kg (330lb) man who gatecrashed the nativity scene. The man jumped over a fence and leapt on to the five-month-old donkey, named Platero, who was part of a nativity scene in the town of Lucena, near Córdoba. The donkey was literally squashed by the man.
We need bigger donkeys to keep up with the obesity epidemic…
So. Ting Su, 29, used a tracking device to keep tabs on her husband Cheng. The gadget worked. Ting found Cheng have sex with her twin sister in a car.
Both were naked. The car was not moving.
The sisters are not identical. This was no case of mistaken identity.
Ting pounced. She climbed behind the wheel. The two love birds hoped out. Ting drove off, leaving the naked duo behind.
“It was so funny,” said 33-year-old witness You Meng. “Loads of people were grabbing their phones and I did as well. He was banging his fist on the window and shouting at her, and she just wasn’t playing ball.”
In South Dakota, those long drives make the mind wonder and cars drift. Cindy Struckman-Johnson has also been wondering:
“There are people getting killed out there because they’re having sex while driving, either with themselves or with another person… If they’re getting killed, we have an obligation to understand it.”
A paper co-authored by Struckman-Johnson, recently published in the journal “Accident Analysis and Prevention,” found that 33 percent of men and 9 percent of women at USD have engaged in some sort of sexual activity while driving.
Whatever you do, Sir Cliff Richard is watching you. He’s at the window looking at James Maltby.
Mr Maltby believes his neighbour posted the image on the property to get back at him after he reported him to the council over allegations he was breaching planning rules – which his neighbour denies.
“To make matters worse the officer was already on her way to a vehicle crash, and this driver’s behaviour could very easily have caused another – imagine if he had encountered a cyclist driving like this.”
Is Nothing Safe?
A raccoon has bitten off a pervert’s penis as he was trying to have sex with the animal. Alexander Kirilov, 44, was on a drunken weekend with pals when he leapt on the terrified animal. “When I saw the raccoon I thought I’d have some fun,” he told stunned casualty surgeons in Moscow. Now Russian plastic surgeons are trying to restore his mangled manhood. “He’s been told they can get things working again but they can’t sew back on what the raccoon bit off. That’s gone forever so there isn’t going to be much for them to work with,” said one friend.
Are all anti-gay pastors nutjobs? To Mississippi, where a pastor has dressed a horse in a wedding dress to protest gay marriage.
Neigh, neigh and thrice neigh!
Pray silence for Edward James of the Betha Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson:
You should see the mother-in-law:
As Charlotte grazed, James told the Clarion-Ledger that he hoped his protest would make Judge Reeves reconsider his ruling “and that Mississippi will stay a state that will only recognize marriage between a man and a woman.”
…One passing driver yelled, “Your horse is pretty!”
“The next unnatural law… Do you take this horse to be your unnatural wedded spouse to have and to hold?” one sign read.
“Marriage is one man and one woman… anything else is a perversion,” another sign read.
Reeves struck down Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage Nov. 25, but same-sex couples cannot legally wed until the federal court of appeals hears the case Jan. 9.
James said he arrived to the courthouse at noon and will continue protesting until 2 p.m.
Meanwhile…equal right for centaurs!
Spotter: Christian Nightmares
You ever find treasure? Real treasure? One Reddit user went to his grandpa’s home in Tenneessee and found a haul. Evilenglish writes: “I always dreamed of finding something like this.” You and use all.
The adventure began on April 22 2013:
“Found a secret safe under the stairs while cleaning my Grandparents house!:
My dad passed away a few years ago and he inherited an old farmhouse in middle Tennessee from my Grandparents. The house was a home for my Grandparents for 20 some odd years. They bought this house in the late 70’s/early 80’s to escape the oppressive summer heat of the South.
My Grandfather was an avid sportsman and enjoyed collecting various firearms. My Grandmother was a collector of coins and other antiques and curiosities. My Grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1998, but I think the last time they had traveled to the Tennessee house was around 1997. After my Grandfather passed away, neither my Grandmother nor Father returned to the house. My Father passed in 2009 and we’ve been working to close out his estate and traveled to the farmhouse to prepare it for sale.
Lots and lots of work to do here as it is an old house. I was working in a closet below the stair case, and saw that the rug was pretty disgusting.
He pulled iup the carpet:
I started pulling up the rug and noticed a block of concrete. This was very out of place since all of the downstairs flooring is hardwood.
I pushed the carpet back further and saw a round cap with a circle indentation on it.
“I pulled off the cap and… a secret safe!”
I gave the handle a tug, but it wouldn’t budge. If you twist the handle it will still spin.
I called several locksmiths in TN, but it is impossible to get someone to come out on a Sunday up there (the whole city shuts down about noon on Saturday). Couple that with a 20 mile drive back to town to get cell service. Will try to head back up on a Friday and deliver.
I spoke with my Mom, and she said that my grandparents had a safe in Florida and the combination was my Dad’s birth date. She also recommended trying his SSN as a back up to that.
I called Major Safe Co., now known as American Security and confirmed the unlock sequence. Left 4x then #, Right 3x then #, Left 2x then #, Turn back to the Right until it stops. Also trying to work it see if I can switch off days and drive back up to the farmhouse tomorrow (Tuesday, 4/23).
But no joy:
The locksmith arrives:
And on April 30th, 2013…
Here is our locksmith scoping out the safe. He said about 30 mins into this that if he had known what he was getting into, he would have referred the job to someone else. It looked like a complete pain in the ass to open this up. He had to keep his weight above the drill and the workspace was very uncomfortable.
It looks so different with the flash on. I looked down in there and it looked like there were several stacks of bricks. I also noticed a LOT of moisture inside the safe. I remember that there was a pipe leak in the house a few years back. I’m sure some of the water from that had accumulated in the safe. Very dark…. Where are my gloves again?
The door opens:
This one looks like a book of coins from a particular year. There were so many like this down there. The moisture in the safe makes the covers very mushy, but the coins inside are in surprisingly good shape!
Lots and lots of coin boxes! I knew my Grandmother collected coins, but I thought we had found all of them!
Silver bars found…
In a rusty tool box in the bottom of the safe, jewellery is uncovered.
Readers help out:
“Just so you know anything from 1964 or older is 90% silver worth about 20 time face value of the coin. $0.50 = $10, $0.25 = $5, $0.10 = $2.00. I also believe 1965-1971 coins of those denominations are 40% Silver and still worth more than face value as well. That’s a pretty good score even if half of those pre-date 1965 and not to mention those silver bars!! They’re worth about $22.10 per ounce. 16 ounces in a pound = $353 and those are most likely Kilos which are 2.2 pounds and worth $778″.
I should also say that early last year my brother in law and I was moving some of the furniture. He went to move one of the coffee tables and when he went to pick it up, the table top came off of the base. Underneath the table top of the coffee table was a hidden, standalone safe. It was pretty heavy, but we were able to load it in the truck. He took it to work and was able to cut it open. Inside of it were several pistols (.22s, a 357, and a few others) there were also about 300 single one dollar bills. We found out that there were “Barr Notes” and supposedly rare because that particular Secretary of the Treasury died like 29 days in office.
Get digging. Anf never fall out with older relatives…
The Reddit user promises to post more pictures once he cleans the items up. Stay tuned!
To Florida, where 48-year-old Heidi Creamer allegedly punched her twin sister in the face during an argument over “Heidi’s boyfriend and a sexual toy (vibrator),” according to a police report.
Heidi was “screaming and her body was shaking,” noted an officer, who added that Creamer “attempted to break free from my grasp several times.” After being placed in a squad car, Heidi “began screaming that she was fighting with her sister Holly over a vibrator and her boyfriend.”
Such is life with the Creamer Sisters…
To Austin, Texas, where a Cragslist advert tells of a cursed, double-handed 18th century broadsword.
They say “they could feel a strange energy in my sword room”.
Is Nothign Safe? Today we read that a man has been having sex with a turkey, one destined for the Christmas tabl:
The story up close is, of course, like your turkey stuffing: balls.
The disppointing thing in this story is that the Sport found no space for the word “bellend”.
Heads will roll…
To the Hops ‘N’ Pops wine merchants, Highgate, north London. It’s September 11 and owner Aftab Haider, 56, is being spoken to by a customer.
The man says his wife needs water. She’s pregnant.
CCTV footage shows the thief tapping Mr Haider on the arm as he passes him and then waiting a few seconds before making a stabbing gesture that leave his victim transfixed. The thief then reaches into Mr Haider’s pocket, stealing his wallet while his mesmerised victim “”remained motionless and unable to resist the robbery taking place”, Scotland Yard said.
The man goes on to touch his “spellbound” victim in a bizarre sequence of moves on his side, back and shoulders, talking all the time as another customer enters the small store.
Unperturbed by the intrusion, the thief makes the shape of a pregnant belly with his hands and continues touching Mr Haider before reaching into his other pocket and taking a bundle of cash from that day’s takings.
It is not until the robber leaves, pushing past the customer, that Mr Haider springs back to life, shouting “Oi! Oi! Excuse me!” and setting off on a futile chase.
My Little Pony fans are a curious bunch. If Pony fans are not at the Worst DJ Event Ever, they are proving the existence of Heaven, luring bullies, saluting Mandela, showing Greeks the way ahead, applying for jobs, starring in 50 Shades of Rainbow Dash, penning odd love letters and boiling Rainbow Dash in their sperm.
Presenting the Pony Cum Jar Project:
Spotter: Horse News
Deputies said they were called to a home in Boiling Springs at approximately 1:30am on Sunday. Austin Adams, 18, and Michael Gordon, 33, had earlier visited a Spartanburg nightclub together, where they met Douglas Tench, 21. Tench told a deputy that he had “come down from Charlotte to go to a gay club in Spartanburg.”
While at the club, deputies said Adams and Gordon invited Tench back to the home where Gordon is dog-sitting for the home’s owner. Deputies said both Adams and Tench reportedly worked as escorts. According to the incident report, Adams became violent while in the homeowner’s hot tub and began kicking and hitting Tench after an argument over who made more money as an escort.
Handimen beware: you are being observed.
A builder with Keepmoat has been captured on CCTV cameras masturbating in a client’s living room while they were at work. Before the bought of onanism, the builder works out with dumbells to get the blood pumping to his wrists.
The residents of the flat in a council-run block in Sutton installed CCTV to keep an eye on the workmen.
The tenants, called Mr A and Mrs B to protect their identity, claim workmen kept walking in and out of the house without signing in, and would leave their front door unlocked when they had finished work for the day. Mr A said: “I felt sick, physically sick. I was so angry. I felt violated to be honest. It was stomach-churning, horrifying, you name it. My wife felt the same, and couldn’t return to the flat for a long time…
“My wife went and stayed with her mum for over a week. We’ve nicknamed him Nob the Builder.”
Good to see you can laugh in the face of the horror. And showing the video the local press was surely therapeutic:
A churchwarden is fuming after his car was stolen along with 120 packets of Smarties intended to help raise money for terminally ill children. The blue Vauxhall Zafira was stolen from Chris Tyler’s driveway in Dover in the early hours of the morning last Thursday. It was later found nearby.
One tenant living the dream of London life shared their home with a tree.
Danny Cooke’s Postcards from Pripyat, shows us the wasteland inside the scar.
Spotter: Popular Mechanics
ABC has the headline of the year:
Airline: Passenger was asked to deplane after her emotional support pig became disruptive
The story runs – and do we need one?
Jonathan Skolnik, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a passenger on the flight, told ABC News today he thought the woman with the pig was carrying a duffel bag when she got on the plane and headed straight for the empty seat next to him.
“But it turns out it wasn’t a duffel bag. We could smell it and it was a pig on a leash,” he said. “She tethered it to the arm rest next to me and started to deal with her stuff, but the pig was walking back and forth.”
“I was terrified, because I was thinking I’m gonna be on the plane with the pig,” Snolnik added, saying he guesses the pig weighed between 50 and 70 pounds.
But the flight didn’t take off with the pig. The woman and the animal eventually deplaned.
American Airlines, the parent company of US Airways, confirmed to ABC News that a passenger brought the pig aboard as an emotional support animal. After the pig became disruptive, she was asked to leave, a spokesperson said.
You say ‘emotional support pig’. She says ‘husband’…
Nutmeg is the legal high occupying Deborah Blum’s mind:
In the 1965 book, “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” the activist describes purchasing it from inmates in a South Carolina prison, concealed in matchboxes, and stirring it into water. “A penny matchbox full of nutmeg had the kick of three or four reefers,” he wrote.
Toxicologists say that description is somewhat misleading, an overly romantic account of nutmeg’s generally unpleasant effects. It takes a fair amount of nutmeg — two tablespoons or more — before people start exhibiting symptoms. These can include an out-of-body sensation, but the most common are intense nausea, dizziness, extreme dry mouth, and a lingering slowdown of normal brain function. Dr. Gussow said nutmeg experimenters have compared it to a two-day hangover.
“People have told me that it feels like you are encased in mud,” said Dr. Edward Boyer, professor of emergency medicine and chief of the division of medical toxicology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. “You’re not exactly comatose, but you feel really sluggish. And your remembrance of events during this time period is incomplete at best.”
The Montana court calls Terrill Frank Stoltz, 41. His ex-lover says he’s been filming her in the shower:
He sent her a text stating that “he had installed the camera the previous day to watch chickens he was cleaning in the bathtub and forgot to remove it.”
Chickens in the shower. The dirty sod. Is nothing safe?
Megan Fox is the Christian in Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. She is there to “audit” the venue for signs of “liberal bias”.
She is not the Megan Fox who stars in the Transformers movies. This Megan Fox knows that film is a lie. A car is a car. A robot is a robot. The two just do not mix.
This Megan Fox likes to talk about Megan Fox in the third person, as she says to video:
“In November 2014, Megan Fox toured the Field Museum’s ‘Evolving Earth’ exhibit to audit it for bias. She found many examples of inconsistencies and the Field Museum’s insistence that people support opinion as fact without proof. The Field Museum pushes certain theories as if they are absolute proven law when that is not how the scientific method works.”