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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.

Blue Moon

‘MOONING is no longer a custom peculiar to the British.

Over in Brazil, Fergal Thomas has been arrested for forgoing the obligatory Rio thong and baring his full backside to the people of that fair city.

Coming onto the stage … READ ON

Posted: 19th, November 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bride Of Frankenstein

‘THIS week saw possibly the greatest soap wedding in history as Roy Cropper made Tracy Luv a not-so-honest woman.

The happy couple

Ceiran, who they’d dragged off the street to be a witness, could hardly contain himself. “It’s the first … READ ON

Posted: 19th, November 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Top Of The Burps

‘HISTORY shows that at a time, Britons have been the world’s fastest, strongest and best.

And adding his name to the Guinness World Records holders is Paul Hunn. The solicitor’s clerk from London has entered the sacred book by way … READ ON

Posted: 18th, November 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Rock And A Hard Place

‘MOST companies like their staff to follow other pursuits outside work. As such, German engineer Thomas Milnik might feel aggrieved.

While mountaineering on the Zugspitze, one of the highest Alpine peaks, Milnik became trapped when a snowstorm struck.

Five days … READ ON

Posted: 17th, November 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Happy Dog Tail

‘GERMAN police dog Falk has been sacked after catching more rabbits than criminals. Dog handler Bianca Mauermann, 29, from Dresden said the one-year-old dog was just too nice to work for the police – instead of sniffing for criminals or … READ ON

Posted: 14th, November 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gorilla-gram

‘DONNA Air and her zoo-owner boyfriend Damian Aspinall intend to place baby daughter Freya in the care of a gorilla to introduce her to the animals.

She will be put into the gorilla enclosure at Howletts Zoo near Canterbury, Kent, … READ ON

Posted: 13th, November 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Casual Acquaintance

‘BOUNCERS at an Aberdeen pub refused to let a woman come in – because she was carrying a Burberry umbrella.

The brand has become fashionable with football hooligans and many pubs now operate such a policy.

But the unnamed woman … READ ON

Posted: 12th, November 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Biscuit Case

‘CHINA has built a factory making bamboo-shaped biscuits exclusively to cater for the nutritional needs of the country’s captive giant pandas.

Steamed bread, the staple food for most captive giant pandas after fresh bamboo, loses much of its nutritional value … READ ON

Posted: 11th, November 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kiss Off

‘COMMUNISM, or the totalitarian Soviet version of it, may be consigned to history’s dustbin, but Russian authorities still want to control their citizens’ lives, so much so that in Moscow they are considering a ban on kissing in public.

The … READ ON

Posted: 10th, November 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tread Softly

‘THE harsh ring of the school bell is painful to a child’s innocent ears.

So an Austrian school has replaced it with two minutes of soft music played before the end of each lesson.

Mattersburg High School, Burgenland, has replaced … READ ON

Posted: 7th, November 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cry Baby

‘TECHNOLOGY is a wonderful thing. It’s very nearly as wonderful as children. And a combination of the two has led to police apprehending a thief in Germany.

The robber was arrested after a mother heard him telling a friend how … READ ON

Posted: 6th, November 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Take Him Down(stairs)

‘WHEN a man from Mironeasa village in Iasi, Romania, was sentenced for trying to kill one of his neighbours, he screamed his innocence.

And then he ran. He hid for 11 years in the basement of his house. And that’s … READ ON

Posted: 5th, November 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Little Big Man

‘IT takes a big man to admit his faults. And it takes a little one to apply for a free penis enlargement in Brazil.

A group of 35 Brazilian doctors are offering free penis enlargement surgery to anyone who satisfies … READ ON

Posted: 4th, November 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


I’m On The Train

‘LEAVES on the line. The wrong kind of snow. Lazy staff who can’t be bothered to work so they’re striking instead. All excuses for trains not running on time. And now for a new one from America: hand stuck down … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, November 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Excess Baggage

‘AN aeroplane pilot in Egypt caused a three-hour delay on a flight to Dubai when he refused to take off because he said one of his passengers was too fat.

There were angry scenes on the EgyptAir flight after the … READ ON

Posted: 31st, October 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A New Craze Is Porn

‘A NEW craze is sweeping Germany – porno karaoke.

The X-rated shows, in which blue movies are loaded into a projector and contestants (normally a man and a woman) have to provide the soundtrack, are said to be sweeping the … READ ON

Posted: 30th, October 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Claret Jog

‘FOUR local breweries are doing their best to persuade more people to give blood by offering donors a free pint of beer for every pint of blood.

The promotion by the United Blood Services of Durango also involved workers at … READ ON

Posted: 29th, October 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Orgasmatron

‘FORGET foreplay – a Texas company claims to have invented a device that takes women to a pre-orgasmic state simply by stimulating sexual nerve pathways to the pelvis.

Stimulation Systems says its Slightest Touch invention is designed to be used … READ ON

Posted: 28th, October 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Whiff Of Trouble

‘A MAJOR security alert was sparked off when a novelty dog toy which breaks wind as it bends over set off an explosives detector at a US airport.

Armed security staff sprang into action after something in the dog’s ‘wind … READ ON

Posted: 27th, October 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Something To Judge By

‘JUDGE are a famously odd breed. And news from France that one of their number has been seen masturbating in court doesn’t surprise us in the least.

A magistrate, whose name is not mentioned in despatches, has been spotted pleasuring … READ ON

Posted: 24th, October 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In The Frame

‘WISHING to keep alive the memory of a great day out, many of us take pictures with a camera.

And it’s the same for idiots and villains as it is for the rest of us, a truth confirmed by reports … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, October 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Family (Mis)fortunes

‘IF there’s a soap award going for Most Dysfunctional Family, then close all bets now for you’re going to be hard pressed to beat the Barlows.

‘Mind who you call boring!’

There’s dad Ken (affairs too many to mention; fathered … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, October 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Got Wood

‘LADDA Satiya, 66, felt very ill after ingesting poisonous mushrooms – a foolish thing to do, but she did it.

Feeling dizzy and breathless, the Malaysian woman sought help.

So, as anyone would, she contacted her local abbot, Pra Boonsong, … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, October 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shoot On Sight

‘APPLEDORE FC are not an especially bad outfit. Their misfortune is that they play on a pitch that runs very close to the home of one Paul Vose.

And, as is the way with football, many balls have flown over … READ ON

Posted: 21st, October 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Batteries Not Included

‘NEWS now that Germans are not all ruthlessly efficient. Police in Bremen are hunting a thief who might just be the country’s most useless burglar of all time.

Having broken into the offices of a timber firm, the villain ripped … READ ON

Posted: 20th, October 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0