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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.

Spotted Dick

‘SOPHIE Matlala liked eating meat, but the 60-year-old South African woman understandably went off it after discovering a penis in her canteen dinner.

Sophia, a cleaner at Medforum Hospital, says how the incident forced her to seek psychiatric help.

Tucking …

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


Warm Fronts

‘ROMANIAN agriculture minister and head of the Romanian Meteorological and Hydrological Institute Ilie Sarbu has had enough of weather girls who are hired on looks alone.

”I want girls with miniskirts and big cleavages out of TV weather shows,” says …

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


Never Too Young

‘THEY believe in starting them young Down Under – as the case of the Aussie dad who brought his eight-month-old baby son with him on an armed robbery proves.

The masked man held up a fast-food restaurant in Perth before …

Posted: 7th, August 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Driven Woman

‘SOME people refuse to get the message that they are not born to drive – people like Sue McIlwraith, who has finally got her licence at the 20th attempt…after splashing out £7,000 on more than 300 lessons since 1996. …

Posted: 6th, August 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Sins Of The Father

‘THE old saying that the punishment should fit the crime certainly holds true for Miss Tracy Barlow.

Even Tracy looked aghast at the idea of a threesome with Bev

Having slept with Roy to win a penny bet, she’s now …

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


Bad Dog

‘A FLASHER in Croatia was both sore and in trouble with the police after being bitten on the testicles by a dog while exposing himself to a woman.

The 36-year-old from Zagreb dropped his trousers after spotting the woman in …

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


Hot Stuff

‘THREE-TIME champion Leo Pusa has lost his title at the Sauna World Championship to fellow Finn Timo Kaukonen, who managed to endure temeperatures of 100 degrees C for 16 minutes, 15 seconds – seven seconds longer than Pusa.

Sauna Queen …

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


Trailer Trash

‘HARALD H from Berlin has been found living on a rubbish dump – a place he’s called home for 10 years. Harald H was aged 41 when he dug out a 3ft high cave in the grime and installed a …

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


Sleepy Seconds

‘A WOMAN has asked to be divorced from her husband because he keeps calling out the name of his first wife in his sleep.

The woman, from Focsani, Romania, told the country’s National Newspaper: ‘It was like that woman, with …

Posted: 31st, July 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ladies’ Night

‘THURSDAY nights in Torredonjimeno, a town in Andalusia, southern Spain, are reserved for ladies only.

The mayor has declared Thursday ladies’ night and says he will fine any man seen out of doors in the evening.

Mayor Javier Checa’s intention …

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


Chicken Lickin’

‘HAVE you ever seen George Bush’s legs? Julia Rose, a singer and sometime fitness advocate, has.

Playing before an audience at a Borders Books & Music store ,Rose said: ‘George Bush has chicken legs. He needs to pump some iron.’ …

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


Catfish Eat Dog

‘KUNO is dead. The carcass of a huge five-foot-long catfish weighing 77 pounds has washed up on the shore of the Volksgarten park lake, close to the German city of Moenchengladbach.

Kuno sprang to fame in 2001 when he rose …

Posted: 28th, July 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Die another day

‘IT looks like few of us will be able to afford to retire before we’re 70, but at least we’ll get the choice. Dayananda Dissanayake, a 61-year-old election official in Sri Lanka, has been told he cannot step down despite …

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


Mother’s Milk

‘A NEW Zealand prostitute is offering customers an extra service at the brothel where she works – fresh breast milk.

The 25-year-old, who gave birth six weeks ago, said the idea was suggested by a client and claimed business was …

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


Ray Feels Peculiar

‘PETER Barlow has a larger capacity for self-deception than Jeffery Archer himself – and, like Archer, it’s only a matter of time before his incredible arrogance causes his downfall.

‘Eeny, meany, miny, mo…’

Peter and Shelly were due to get …

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


Silence Is Golden

‘MANY couples have different ways of making their marriages work, but most tend to agree that communication is the key.

Except one Chinese man and wife, whose recipe for wedded bliss has involved not talking to each other for five …

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


Jumbo Dictionary

‘TWO Swedish zoo keepers are off to Thailand to learn the language so they can issue commands to a pair of elephants given as a present to the King and Queen of Sweden on a visit to the country earlier …

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


French Letters

‘LIKE Canute trying to stop the tide, the French government is desperately fighting the spread of English words in the language. Its latest step is to ban the word ‘e-mail’ in all its ministries, documents, publications and websites and replace …

Posted: 21st, July 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bare Cheek

‘WHO says the Germans have no sense of humour? Okay, hands down – all of you.

The fact is, as any Austrian will tell you, Germans are all about fun. And no group is more fun than local councillors in …

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


Bloomin’ Marvellous

‘SEA View Terrace, Burry Port, Wales is bloomin’ lovely.

The council-maintained borders and flowers pots are full of large red flowers.

These blooms are a big hit with visitors who have been seen picking the flowers to take home.

But …

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


Lessons In Love

‘ENGLISH teachers who want a job abroad are hereby directed towards an advert in a Romanian newspaper.

In looking for an English tutor for his child, a Romanian man has placed an advertisement in his local rag that reads: ‘Married …

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


A Real Ball-Breaker

‘WHEN most burglars break into a house they don’t believe their escapade will leave their testicles impaled on a broken window in the victim’s bathroom.

It’s what happened to a man in Crowthorne, Berkshire. When the man screamed he was …

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


Shelly’s Heroes

‘SHELLY had her hen night this week, in the newly discovered/ built Weatherfield Arms. ‘I just want a quiet night,’ she told Tracy before being whisked off onto the dance floor and force-fed double gins.

And the bride wore vomit

Posted: 14th, July 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pedigree Chums

‘GIVEN the recent stories about German cannibals, it is not such big news to say that our Teutonic friends have interesting tastes.

Now Uwe Dressler, 45, and Alexander Neumeister, 31, from Dresden have produced a recipe book for cooking with …

Posted: 14th, July 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Between A Rock And A Hard Face

‘POOR Peter Barlow: stuck between a rock (Shelly) and a hard face (Lucy). With his wedding only a couple of weeks away, he’s dithering like an out-of-contract West Ham player.

‘Come into my kennel…’

Shelly’s mum Bev is getting suspicious …

Posted: 14th, July 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0