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.
TO Harare, Zimbabwe, where prophet Honest Mafa, 24, of Budiriro high-density suburb has been pulled over by police.
A search of Mafa’s satchel revealed an item “suspected to be a goblin. According to eyewitnesses, the creature had a human like physical appearance wearing a small red dress with artificial hair.”
TO Newport, South Wales, where a man has got a toilet roll holder stuck up his bottom.
He calls the fire brigade.
IN a scene that could be from Downton Abbey After Dark, Edward William Bright of the Richland County, South Carolina Bright, and another man are debating the crockery.
TO Minnesota, where the rain is made of currency. Serge Vorobyov has emptied $1,000 over the Mall of America in Bloomington. Vorobyov just wants to do something nice for people. And then the mall security staff arrested him. Read the rest of this entry »
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WHEN you die , you will ascend. You will rise up in Martin McSherry’s vertical cemetery. The Royal Danish School of Architecture students has showcased his design at the Oslo conference for Nordic cemeteries. His work has been commended as “a highly original contribution”.
He says: ”Existing cemeteries will slowly be removed to provide land to the city’s living souls. The vertical cemetery, with its open front, will become a significant part of the city and a daily reminder of death’s existence. In time, the city’s tallest and largest building will become a grave for all its citizens – the city’s ever-changing monument.”
There will be distinct floors for all believers and non-believers. Muslims, Jews, Christians and more will be slotted in. Who gets to see out eternity above whom is a moot point. But, then, the cemetery will grow because it’s modular. It can be like a religious game of jenga. You just have to lean to slot in together.
If Ikea did cemeteries, it would look a lot like this.
And it will grow and grow, the tower of decay casting a shadow over the city, creeping up on you. Death is not something that happens to other people. It’s creeping up on you.
Still, some things don’t change even with McSherry’s design: the dead love to be buried with a good view.
OUTSIDE the British Gas headquarters in Cowley, Oxfordshire, campaigners for lower energy price protestors have unfurled a banner: “JUSTICE FOR JUPMERS.”
CHRISTIAN David Benoit Exposes Occultic Tendencies in Rock Music. He tells us that rock ‘n’ rolls is about ‘Buttons’. He tells us that he once met a burns victim. And - hallelujah – his nauseating flesh was the best thing that could have happened to that hellraiser:
THE car crashed into a wall in Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, attracted police attention. What they failed to noticed that the car’s owner was in the boot – the 30-year-old had curled up to sleep off the demon drink and drugs.
STEVEN Lippard, 7, from Loxahatchee, Florida, is nursing a sore head caused by…a falling meteorite. Dad Wayne says he initially thought the injury had been caused by a golf ball or maybe a bird swooping down. Then he found the small stones. So. Meteorite. Must be.
Mr Bin wanted his phone and, more importantly, the contacts on it. He sent another message: ”Look through the contact numbers in my mobile and you will know what trade I am in.”
HEY, kids, worrying news. Herbert Jones, better known as Santa Claus, has been arraigned in a Massachusetts court on an indecent assault and battery charge. Free on $1000 bail, Jones is next due in court on Christmas Eve. Should things go badly for Santa, presents this year will be available on his release. And then he might not be allowed to travel out of State.
HOW much do your balls mean to you? Or indeed, do you sleep with a ball-having partner and have grown rather fond of them? Well, thank the stars you’re not seeing the car lover who is selling one of his testicles for £22,000 so he can buy a Nissan 370.
That’s right. A Nissan.
MISTY Misty Moser from Gladstone, Oregon, says she fond a snake’s head in her bag of green beans. Free protein! Moser says she thought it was ball of beans: ”But it started to unfold. It was in a little ball. I noticed it had a mouth, nostrils, and little tiny eyes. Not what I thought I was buying.”
Indeed. Consider it a free bonus gift.
IN readiness for a spot of Olympic torch carrying for the Sochi Winter Games, Alexander Kaptarenko, 101, has been carrying around a frozen humpback salmon.
WHEN Liu Junjiang spotted rats loose around in his his company’s newly refurbished office in the Chinese city of Chengdu, he and colleagues captured them. The rats had been eating lunches and biting cables. Liu and his part-time pest controllers thought it a good idea to tie the live rats to a tree. They wrote a shame message by their bodies declaring, “I was wrong. I repent.”