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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.

Grassed Up

‘DESPERATE times call for desperate measures, and so it was that an Austrian man decided to hold up a bank and thereby pay off his debts.

So the criminal disguised himself as a woman and walked into the Attnang-Puchheim branch

Posted: 2nd, October 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Fatted Calf

”THE chance to wear lederhosen is the right of every German man, and in Scotland the right to wear the kilt is the right of every Scot.’

It’s a noble ideal, as stated by Herbert Lipah, a German lederhosen trader

Posted: 1st, October 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Living In A Pig Sty

‘THE local authority in Kiev has passed a ruling that bans the city’s residents from keeping farm animals in council flats.

A survey found residents were keeping more than 3,000 pigs, 500 cows, 1,000 goats, chickens and rabbits on balconies,

Posted: 30th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sex Mad

‘SINCE James Perry had been arrested on four occasions for drunken driving, it was not without grounds that he believed it’d be difficult for him to get a driving licence in Connecticut. So he stole an identity, posing as Robert

Posted: 29th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Drunken Fuel!

‘WE’VE all woken up in the morning wondering why we had that last drink, but probably with not as much cause as an unidentified Ethiopian man who was taken to hospital after drinking petrol.

Staff at the petrol station in

Posted: 26th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What’s That, Skip?

‘EAT your heart out, Skippy. A farmer who was lying unconscious in a field after being hit by a falling branch has a partially blind kangaroo to thank for saving his life after it managed to raise the alarm.

Lulu,

Posted: 25th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Red Card

‘WHEN amateur soccer referee Wayne Millin booked one of the teams’ managers for swearing on the touchline, he couldn’t have guessed that it would cost him his job.

But the manager in question was Robert Smith, his boss at Gloucestershire

Posted: 24th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


She-avens Above!

‘MORE than 50 translators are hard at work in Germany, their job to translate the Bible in politically correct language.

It is part of a project by the German Evangelical Church to rewrite the Holy Book in ‘unbiased and just’

Posted: 23rd, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What’s His Angle?

”I’M taking a risk, but I don’t mind,’ says Angle-Grinder man, Britain’s newest superhero. ‘It’s a public service. And I like wearing the costume.’ And what a costume it is blue bodysuit, cape, gold pants and a mask.

Is

Posted: 22nd, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


For Pete’s Sake

‘PETER Barlow is discovering that having two women at once is the stuff of nightmares rather than of fantasies.

It’s got Roy’s cardigan

The trouble started when Lucy (number one wife) came looking for Peter, determined to give their marriage

Posted: 22nd, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bouncing Czechs

‘WHEN Jitka Bouchalova asked her then boyfriend Tomas Kaspar’s for sperm he was all too willing to oblige. She had told him that doctors at a local clinic needed a sample of his sperm to determine what contraception was best

Posted: 19th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Punching Drunks

‘Frustration can be relieved in many ways. And thanks to a 28-year-old Chinese man from Chengdu there is new one. The chap is offering himself up as a human punch-bag.

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Posted: 18th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Great Balls Of Fire

‘NOT all men are uncontrollable sexual beats. Not all. Some, like Svetin Gulisija, a 26-year-old from Seget in Croatia, get tired from time to time. But his wife knows her rights and came, as usual, to demand satisfaction from her

Posted: 17th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Space Nazis

‘BE afraid. Where once forces unknown to us made simple crop circles, things have taken a turn to the right, and for the worse. Alien Nazis are among us. A huge 65-feet wide swastika-shaped crop circle has been found in

Posted: 16th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gathering Nuts

”THE streets were dirty. There was hair and spit and bird poo. There were unmentionable things.’ The words of Mark McGowan, who has just completed his journey to the doors of Number 10 Downing Street – pushing a monkey nut

Posted: 15th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eileen Goes Down

‘LIFE hasn’t been very fair to poor Eileen. Not only does she have the worst perm in the history of the world and two idiot sons, but she’s now ended up in prison for a crime she did not commit.

Posted: 12th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Doesn’t Wash

‘A 15-YEAR-OLD Norwegian boy from Baerum near Oslo claims that he became stuck in his washing machine when he went in after his keys.

This story is made less plausible when we learn that the lad from Stein Guriby is

Posted: 12th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lazy Birds

‘BIRDS have notoriously small brains. In their defence, they can only know what they have been taught and a flock of Northern Bald Ibis had no idea where south was.

Having been born and reared at the Konrad Lorenz

Posted: 11th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Wrong Joint

‘MARIJUANA allegedly plays havoc with your short-term memory. Marijuana allegedly plays havoc with your short-term memory.

This is, of course, only relevant if you have actually inhaled it in some way.

For two teenage girls from Minnesota, USA, the drug

Posted: 10th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


My Little Pony

‘PALLE Brinch loves ponies. He also loves his nine-year-old daughter.

So Brinch, a Dane, conspired to unite his two passions and invited a Shetland pony to come and live with him and his kin. Trouble is that he lived in

Posted: 9th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Curly Up And Die

‘CURLY left Weatherfield this week after 20 years of playing the amiable loser in love, shoved out by producers to the wilds of Newcastle. He left clutching his telescope, and his P45.

Bins and gone

“Make sure you visit!” shouted

Posted: 8th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dil-do As You’d Be Dil-done By

‘IRIS P, 30, a housewife from Merseburg in Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, is disgusted. She was made this way disgusted – when she was given a present by her 52-year-old neighbour Winfried B -a large purple dildo.

‘I was disgusted,” says

Posted: 8th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Plane Crazy

‘PASSENGERS on an internal flight in Brazil are planning to sue the airline after the pilot deliberately tried to scare them on the flight from Rio de Janeiro to Vitoria.

Passenger Ari Vieira Augusto said: ‘When he announced we couldn’t

Posted: 5th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Worm Cast

‘THE early bird may catch the worm, but only in Thailand if gets up before firefighter Paisit Chanta.

The 39-year-old has stuck to a regime of eating one live worm a day for the past three decades in the belief

Posted: 4th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Heading South

‘FORGET Brazilians. The latest trend could be towards South Koreans.

We’re taking of course about pubic hair and the news that in South Korea the trend is not towards depilation but reforestation.

Pubic hair is apparently a sign of fertility

Posted: 3rd, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0