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.
JENNA Louise Driscoll, 25, was under suspicion of selling drugs when officers searched her phone. On it, they allegedly found three videos of her having sex with a dog.
RSPCA Queensland says:
‘This isn’t something you’d normally expect, it’s quite unusual. Under the Animal Care Protection Act bestiality isn’t included. To take action and remove the dog we would have to prove actions there were cruel or that it was tormented. We’d try to do everything we can to help the dog if that is the case.”
AS I write, it’s 23 degrees Centigrade in London. On Halloween.
PBS has news:
By the time the giant spot on the sun rotated into view on October 18, it was already 80,000 miles wide, big enough to fit all of Jupiter, big enough to lay 10 Earths, side by side, across. It is the largest spot the sun has harbored in 24 years.
But while most erupting sunspots lob chunks of plasma outward in events called coronal mass ejections, this one’s keeping its plasma close to the surface.
To rewind, a sunspot is a darker, cooler area on the sun’s visible surface that stores intense magnetic energy. (Note: Cooler, in this case, means roughly 7,500 degrees Fahrenheit, down from about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit.)
The sun is not a solid body. It’s a ball of hot, hot ionized gas called plasma that’s threaded with magnetic field, created by charged particles moving around. The sun spins faster at its equator, and the result is that some of that magnetic field drags, getting twisted and knotted up in the process. As this happens, these knots of magnetic field gain energy, pressure and buoyancy, and some of them float to the surface, and penetrate it, popping out…
Releasing this pent-up energy typically takes two forms: a solar flare or a coronal mass ejection, and this is key to what makes the behavior here unusual. A coronal mass ejection is made up of balls of gas ejected from the sun’s outer atmosphere, consisting of charged particles and magnetic field. The fastest CME’s travel up to 93 million miles a day, or millions of miles per hour. A solar flare is a burst of x-rays and energy, typically smaller and shorter-lasting than a CME, and rather than being launched out into space, it is caused by material accelerated back into the sun…
When a solar flare erupts, it lights up the side of the Earth that’s facing the flare, and heats up the Earth’s upper atmosphere, or ionosphere, which can temporarily change its properties. Solar flares pose less danger than CME’s, but they can affect short-wave radio communication used by pilots and ships, since the radio waves are bounced off the upper atmosphere.
Sunspots, first seen through a telescope by Galileo, are classified by how complex they are. Similar to a mole, a clean, round sunspot is of less interest to sun watchers.
“Imagine the doctor says you’ve got a nice little round mole,” Young said. “But when it starts to break up into pieces and change color and get jagged and complicated, that’s when you start to become concerned.”
IS Nothing Safe? A 3-feet long lungfish has become stuck up a man’s anus.
The Metro reports:
Graphic footage has emerged of the procedure which shows medical professionals pulling the Lungfish from a Brazilian man’s backside. The eel-like fish had venture so far up that it had become lodged in the patient’s bowels. People can be heard laughing and gasping in amazement as the operation nears an end.A number of people have phone cameras out at the ready to capture the moment the creature is pulled free.
TO China for a prelude for the funniest joke in the world. Chi Fang was in a bar when his wife called. She wanted him home fast. So. Fang took a shortcut home over a bridge. He’d drunk a lot and felt ill. He stopped on the bridge to vomit.
He leaned over the railing. And fell head-first into what the bridge was passing over: a septic tank full of human faeces.
MUG SHOT of the day comes via Police in Oregon.
IT’S protein a-go-go at the Golden Corral in Florida, where Billy Wilson has found a large chunk of extra meat in his chilli dinner.
He tells the media:
“It’s usually pretty great. I go maybe once a week. The first bite I took out of it was a crunch, and at the time I was like, maybe you know, sometimes you get a hard bean inside of the chilli.”
WE’VE had this on loop all day:
“SHE burst out laughing as soon as she saw it and said ‘Dad, that’s what they call a gimp suit!’ So recalls David Cavel, 71, president of Whitstable Rotary Club, who thought he was buying a merman costume.
He adds: “I didn’t know what it was but when she told me I thought it accounted for the odd emails I’ve been sent since I bought it.”
TO Huntsville, Alabama, where Michelle McCrae is listening to her lover tell her how he’s going to cut himself. He’s got a pocketknife.
So. McCrae grabs his knife and stabs him in the chest.
“IT was one of the most bizarre and disturbing things I have ever seen,” cyclist Josef Hanzlik, 30, told reporters in Slovakia. “I understand he is a postman, maybe he wanted to pretend being a dog for a change but either way he was completely naked and on all fours crawling towards the girl in a bush. I could see she was shivering and they were completely oblivious to me.”
IS Nothing Safe?
To a Walmart in Brooksville, Florida, where police report on Sean Johnson, 19, who ejaculated inside a stuffed animal before returning it to the shelves.
Johnson “selected a brown, tan, and red stuffed horse from the clearance shelf in the garden department.” He then went to the comforter aisle in the housewares section, “proceeded to pull out his genitals,” and“proceeded to hump the stuffed horse utilizing short fast movements.” The lewd act was captured by surveillance cameras.
After Johnson “achieved an orgasm and ejaculated on the stuffed horse’s chest area,” he placed the “soiled stuffed horse on top of a bed in a bag (comforter set) contaminating that property also.”
Is nothing safe?
TO Southington, Connecticut, where a man has been arrested for aggressive cleaning:
Officers responded to the Double Tree Hotel at 6:27pm and learned that the man, identified as John Thornton, had grabbed a mop from an employee as she was mopping the floor. Thornton allegedly “began to mop the floor but became more aggressive and mopped over the employee’s shoes several times,” police said. The employee, a 27-year-old woman, asked Thornton to stop, but he backed her into a corner. Thornton was arrested on a charge of second-degree breach of peace.
IS Nothing Safe? A 38-year-old Blackburn man was arrested for burglarising an allotment after police matched his DNA to semen found inside a teddy bear.
ANTHRAX makes your greass greener:
A zebra in Africa might run from predators, such as lions, but it will happily run toward the deadly anthrax bacterium.
According to a study published last week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, zebras are actually more attracted to grass covered with the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, which causes anthrax poisoning. If inhaled, these bacterial spores kill 75 percent of the infected – and the bacteria can live in the dirt for years.
Researchers working at Etosha National Park in Namibia noticed that the zebras killed by anthrax left lush, vibrant grass in their wake. It’s simple: The corpses decomposed on site, turning the short, dry grass of the area into a springy oasis with the nutrients they deposited.
But how do you take a photo of a BEK or, indeed, any other kind of ghoul?
Well, thatnls to this 1979 tome from Usbourne Publishing, we know how to take snapshots of the SUPERNATURAL WORLD.
THE Mirror has news of the bride-to-be who was impregnanted by a dwarf stripper on her hen night. She had a baby with drawfism, forcing her to reveal all to the loving groom.
The Mirror says the story featured on a ” Spanish news website”. It then adds:
Neither the hospital nor the woman have been named.
TO New York’s Central Park. A dog walker named Florencace Slatkin has found a bear cub in the bushes. It’s dead. Beneath it is a bicycle.
“The bicycle was under the bushes and part of the bicycle was sticking out, and that’s what we saw,” says Florence Slatkin. “We went over and looked and there was something laying on the back wheel. I thought it was a raccoon, but when I went closer it looked like a dead dog,”
THE last time we saw a kangaroo boxing, it was taking on Wooddy Allen in a 1966 episode of Hippodrome, a British variety TV show based on funny animals and circus acts:
ROBERT Popper is on the line:
SO. What did the owners of a New Zealand lamb born with four eyes, two noses, two mouths and two faces all the thing?
Wilson’s six-year-old daughter Kate said they have taken to calling him Two Face.
THERE’S no arm on Leo Bonten’s lamp. But there is a leg. His leg.