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Whoops Apocalypse! Guam radio broadcasts nuclear missile warning in error

North Korea has missiles trained on Guam, an American territory. Will mad Kim Jong-un shoot? KTWG and KSTO radio stations say he already has shot, broadcasting an emergency alert to listeners. But there was no incoming missile. It was an

Posted: 15th, August 2017 | In: Google News, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Donald Trump vows to hit North Korea with ‘Fire and Furry’

Last Wednesday’s Kennebec Journal featured a terrible threat to North Korea: “Trump warns of ‘fire and furry'”. Furry what?

 

 

Wednesday’s front page. —Kennebec Journal via Twitter

 

Journal  city editor Susan Cover regret the error: “Our normally rigorous headline-proofing protocols broke down. We’re reviewing them

Posted: 11th, August 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC News at Ten broadcasts topless sex scene

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As Sophie Raworth read BBC1’s News at Ten, viewers were distracted by the monitor over her shoulder. Was that a live feed from Windsor Castle or was someone at the Beeb’s studios watching ITV’s Love Island?

 

 

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Posted: 10th, August 2017 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Children’s book confuses readers with 5 bananas graphic

fail 5 bananas book

 

“I imagine a child learning to count from this book and then just being incredibly confused for the rest of

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Posted: 10th, August 2017 | In: Books, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man jailed for shooting woman up vagina during sex game

vagina gun crime manchester David Jeffers, 47, inserted a loaded shotgun into his lover’s vagina. And fired. He’s starting a 10-year prison sentence for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The 46 year-old victim was a willing participant in the sex

Posted: 8th, August 2017 | In: Google News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Meet Kan-chan the enema mascot that goes where the sun doesn’t shine

The Japanese terms for people who like dressing up as toys is  kigurumi. The Premier League  is full of such people . But in Japan mascots are pretty much everywhere. This week another mascot waddled into life. Representing the Ichijiku

Posted: 5th, August 2017 | In: Google News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Straight White Male redux: feminist gets schooled in headphone technology

If you’re going to better yourself by ignoring straight white males because they are lesser beings less compassionate; less knowing; less human it might be an idea not to use the tools these Untermensch

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Posted: 1st, August 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man knifes mind-controlling pig before hiding at bottom of swimming pool

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Bobby Andreas Heck, 41, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and animal cruelty. Before his arrest, Heck was standing in his family’s home, accusing Mr. Oinkers, a pet pig, of “trying to control his mind”,

Posted: 27th, July 2017 | In: Google News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cobble: watch a rope of molten steel just miss a mill worker

 

A cobble is steel snagged on a roller during manufacturing. The cobble blocks the flow and causes the freshly milled steel o rear up.

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Posted: 27th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police find 30 eyeballs in man’s anus

anal eyeballs

 

Having stopped a car being driven by Roy Tilbott, 51, Wyoming police spotted a few eyeballs on the road close to where the suspect was standing. They seemed to have have slid down from somewhere inside Tilbott’s shorts.

When

Posted: 27th, July 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


They really did call a shopping mall Cum Park Plaza

How do you put a shopping centre in North Church St Burlington, NC, on the map? You call it Cum Park Plaza.

 

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Posted: 19th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Floating bird captured on camera (video)

 

Thanks to YouTuber Ginger beard you’ll believe a bird can float.  “This is the HIKVISION’s DS-2CD2342WD-I,” says Ginger Beard. “I have it set to max

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Posted: 19th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Politician sues god for failed promotion

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Life imitates Billy Connolly movies in India. If you hire the priest to perform the service then the service must be done. Or else:

An MLA, who belongs to the ruling party in Telangana, paid Rs 50 lakh to

Posted: 17th, July 2017 | In: Money, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Medics pull 27 contact lenses from patient’s eye

contact lenses

 

Contact lenses can be hard to see. One aged patient had trouble locating theirs. None of us have ever seen this before,” says eye surgeon Rupal Morjaria, a trainee ophthalmologist at Solihull Hospital near Birmingham. “It was such a

Posted: 16th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The G20-riots bicycle guy

So who was the bloke with the bicycle at the G20-Riots?

Queer Anarchism has the low down:

60 year old historian Martin Buehler (who is a member of  the press  , I do not identify activists without consent) ‘photobombed’ a

Posted: 16th, July 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dash Cam: biker jumps onto bonnet of car in compensation attempt (video)

Idiot of the day is the biker who leapt on the bonnet of car in an attmept to win compensation

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Posted: 15th, July 2017 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A brilliant tree of languages infographic

tree of languages infographic

Minna Sundberg has taken the idea that all languages are linked and turned

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Posted: 14th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Australian checks in can of beer on flight from Melbourne to Perth

To Australia where an Australian travelling from Melbourne to Perth checked in a can of beer..

 

Aussie beer check in can

 

“Sure enough there she was, alone on the carousel proudly making her way around. And there I

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Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Emery Blagdon and His Healing Machine

 

In an unheated shed near Stapleton, Nebraska in the late 1950s, visionary artist Emery Blagdon began twisting pieces of old wire into patterns with pliers, attaching aluminum foil, beads, ribbons and an infinite array of everyday cast-off items. His

Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Drummer Needed’ flyer is very specific

This flyer for a drummer is very specific:

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Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vet finds turtle still wearing shell he repaired years ago

“Several years ago, a client brought me a box turtle that had been hit by a car,” writes a vet working at Ohio’s Hocking Hills Animal Clinic. “I used fiberglass to repair his broken shell and then released him in

Posted: 10th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


RSPCA moves to become an unaccountable police force

Your home can be invaded at any tine if you own a pet and a charity suspects all it not well.

The RSPCA wants to be allowed to enter private property to seize pets in England and Wales.

The charity

Posted: 9th, July 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ms Sheila Michaels RIP

ms sheila michaels

 

Sheila Michaels has died. It’s largely thanks to her that people use the term “Ms.” for women. The term was adopted for women without a husband by the New York Times in 1971. The BBC:

“I didn’t belong to

Posted: 9th, July 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jacob Rees-Mogg hails new son Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher

To man -of-the-people the man with the commonest of common touches Jacob Rees-Mogg a

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Posted: 5th, July 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0