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Weird, offbeat and bizarre news from around the world. Funny, strange & odd news stories that make you wince, laugh and fear for humanity.

Watch the poisonous squirting cucumber explode its seeds

plant explodes

 

Smithsonian Channel has this great video of how plants disperse seends. Look out for violets, touch me nots, and poisonous squirting cucumbers. Really, look out:

 

Spotter: Boing Boing, The Kid Should See This

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Posted: 13th, June 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rachel Dolezal: Godfrey Elfwick strikes again as fake tan dupes whites into thinking you’re black

rachel dolezal

 

She was black on the outside and white on the inside. Black community leader Rachel Dolezal has been exposed as a white woman with a stick on Afro and a spray tan:

Rachel Dolezal, who heads Spokane’s National Association

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Posted: 12th, June 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mother guilty of leaving children in hot car leaves children in hot car outside court

hot car berk

 

To Henrico, Virginia, where Laquanda Newby, 25, is at the Henrico County Courthouse. She admits to having left a child in a hot car.

When Newby turned herself in, police said she again left children in her car. Deputies

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Posted: 12th, June 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Upset mother dresses cat in daughter’s nipple-revealing crop top

nipple top cat

 

Anyone buying a $3 knit crop top from Amzaon whousl know that it shows your nipples and, as one mother says, “Do not buy this, even for your cat.”

 

nipple top cat

 

 

Psychoanalyse that.… READ ON

Posted: 10th, June 2015 | In: Fashion, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Psychic conned $713,975 from man who bought invisible gold bridges and a time machine to win dead woman’s heart

 

We saw it coming, of course. But the Brooklyn man who hired a a psychic to win a lady says the medium duped him out of $713,975

The psychic, 26-year-old Priscilla Kelly Delmaro, allegedly advised the man that to … READ ON

Posted: 8th, June 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Other parents: Dad chewed through police car seat belt to reach son’s birthday party  

Man chewed through police car seat belt as he didn't want to miss his son's birthday party   
Other Parents Watch spots Chicago’s Lashon Stuckey, 33, who having been was arrested for carrying several bags of heroin, is chewing through a squad car seat belt.
Between chomps he tells police that he’s deperate to get free and make … READ ON

Posted: 7th, June 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch a man play the guitar as surgeons operate on his brain

 

To Brazil, where Anthony Kulkamp Dias is playing the guitar as surgeons operate on his brain. Doctors wanted to monitor Mr Dias’ cognitive functions during the surgery. Playing a guitar was his idea.

The 20-year-old strummed Yesterday by The … READ ON

Posted: 5th, June 2015 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Store apologises for ‘unfortunate’ ‘Krispie cocunt’ typo

 

New Zealand supermarket chain Countdown regrets the “unfortunate case of human error” that led to a sign advertising Griffins Krispie Toasted Coconut Biscuits referring to “Crispie Toasted Cocunt”.

The ‘body milk’ is on aisle 4.

SpotterREAD ON

Posted: 4th, June 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman called Wale imprisoned for having too-loud sex

Loud sex court
Gemma Wale, of Small Heath, Birmingham, has been sent to prison of being too noisy during sex. Wale – and how’s that for nominative determinism? – was handed a two-week prison sentence for breaching an earlier court order banning her … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, June 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chocobana-na: you can inject your cream into a banana (video)

 

Stuck for a way to inject chocolate sauce or cream into a ripe banana? Well, worry no more. The Chocobana-na is here to turn the phallic fruit into a loaded missile.

 

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Posted: 1st, June 2015 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Look at his face! Grinning pigs takes a poo in a police car (photos)

pig police car

 

To Michigan, where a pig has shat in a police car. The Shelby Township Police Department provides the photos. And just cop a load of that pig’s expression.

 

 

The story goes that the pig was not on … READ ON

Posted: 30th, May 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dundee woman upset after visitor snorted ashes of her dead mother she’d been saving for a necklace

“I was shocked and disgusted. We had all been drinking and she just seemed to think it was fun and was showing off about it. This is the lowest of the low.” So says a visitor to Jacqui Tierney’s house … READ ON

Posted: 29th, May 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boulder artists told stacking rocks is illegal complains

gravity glue

 

Michael Grab, aka Gravity Glue, says he’s been forbidden from building gravity sculptures – or sticking one rock on top of the other. Grab says Boulder police officer have isued an ultimatum:

“For the past 7 years i have

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Posted: 28th, May 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Women arrested for offering to lick police officer’s anus

Diane Thomas

 

To Louisiana, where Diane Thomas, 52, has been arrested for beating her live-in lover “multiple times”. As she was handcuffed, Thomas told Corporal Chris Ballard that jail would cost her “a good job.”

She then, allegedly, offered him another … READ ON

Posted: 28th, May 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Muslim cleric says masturbating makes your hands pregnant in the afterlife

muslim fingers masturbating

 

Masturbation, says Muslim “televangelist” Mucahid Cihad Han, will make your hands pregnant after you die. Your baby finger puppets will most likely be blind.

Responding to a viewer who admitted to onanism in marriage, Han told him to stop … READ ON

Posted: 27th, May 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Danish DJ beat baby rabbit beaten to death with bicycle pump during live radio show

Controversy after baby rabbit beaten to death with bicycle pump during live radio show

 

To Denmark, where Radio24syv is live broadcasting the death of Alan.

Alan is a nine-week-old rabbit being clubbed over the head with a bicycle pump by DJ Asger Juhl.

Asger wants to illustrate the hypocrisy of people who eat … READ ON

Posted: 27th, May 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch a bear scale a power transmission tower and raid a ravens’ nest

ber ravens

 

To the  Wood Buffalo National Park in north eastern Alberta, Canada, where a bear is climbing a power transmission tower to raid a ravens’ nest.

 

bear 3

Linda Powell of Greensboro, North Carolina, explains:

“We were in a clearcut, where

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Posted: 27th, May 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Women knocked herself out with bowling ball in faked robbery

Jamie L. Gordon

 

To the Pla-Mor Lanes bowling alley in Decatur, Illinois, where employee Jamie L. Gordon, 30, is spark out on the floor. When she comes to, Jamie says she was hit on the back of her head by an unknown … READ ON

Posted: 26th, May 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1947: Dectorate your children’s room with Disney-themed DDT-impregnated wallpaper

ddt

 

In 1947, Trimz made ready-pasted wallpaper for children. “Actual tests have proved that one fly can carry as many as 6,600,000 bacteria!” But with DDT the fly is dead. The bacteria are dead. And you child is being slowly … READ ON

Posted: 24th, May 2015 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Robo-ass: Patrick gets his prostate examined hundreds of times a year

Patrick the prostate ass

 

Meet Patrick, the “simulated patient that talks to medical students while offering real-time feedback about the virtual prostate exam he’s receiving.” Patrick is the voice of a robotic backside:

Medical Daily reports:

Patrick serves a dual purpose: personal

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Posted: 22nd, May 2015 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


You never see a grown man naked at the airport? You have now

airport stripper 1

 

The naked man stood inside Charlotte Douglas International Airport, North Carolina, didn’t arrive that way. He removed his clothes in reaction to being told his US Airways flight to Jamaica was overbooked.

 

airport stripper

 

Sherry Ketchie was there:

“I

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Posted: 22nd, May 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dubai tourist imprisoned for tapping policewoman’s shoulder to ask for directions

dubai police

 

To the fascistic hellhole that is Dubai, where a Kazakh tourist has been arrested for tapping a policewoman on the shoulder and asking her for directions to Dubai Mall. The 21-year-old policewoman tells the Dubai Court of First Instance … READ ON

Posted: 21st, May 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0