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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.

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.

This unnamed entrepreneur charges 50 yuan (about £4) for a … READ ON

Posted: 18th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 17th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 16th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 15th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 12th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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. … READ ON

Posted: 12th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 11th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 10th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 9th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 8th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 8th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 5th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 4th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

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


Going Bananas

‘WE are used to finding a whole assortment of things on the beach – sand, seaweed, shells, Dale Winton… But rarely bananas.

So, imagine the surprise of residents of Morskoy, a Russian town on the edge of the Baltic Sea … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, September 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Capri Pants

‘THE Capri Hotel in Kansas City is not one of America’s foremost hotels but it does have a certain individuality. A unique style.

Local police sergeant Darin Snapp is one of its fans. Especially after the hotel’s cleaners failed to … READ ON

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


Carrier Pigeon

‘YOU can get some great things in France: cheap wine, discount tobacco, rabies. But George and Irene Cowie were in for a surprise.

After a weekend away in France, the couple arrived back at their Warwickshire home. Two days later … READ ON

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


Coming A Cropper

‘TRACY the terrible returned to the Street this week, still appalling, still pregnant. “I’ve given Roy the one thing you never could,” spat Tracy at Hayley. What’s that? A sexually transmitted disease?

Hayley remembers The Duffle Coat Motto: Better red
READ ON

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


Cold Calling

‘TOM Mabe, 36, from Kentucky, USA, is a hero. We should thank him.

Sick of being woken and disturbed by cold calling marketers offering him all manner of useless products Mabe plotted revenge.

He travelled to a telephone marketing conference … READ ON

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


Sex Deductible

‘THE Dutch are renowned the world over for their liberal attitudes to the baser needs of man. But they are a pragmatic, essentially conservative bunch.

So when a disabled Dutchman clamed he used less medicine after visits to prostitutes he … READ ON

Posted: 26th, August 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Leg Work

‘IT’S not quite the search for the Loch Ness Monster, the lost continent of Atlantis or the wreck of the Titanic, but divers at Universal Studios theme park in Florida have a quest of their own – a false leg. … READ ON

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


What A Bore!

‘RESCUERS had to break into a bank to free a toddler who got locked inside the vault of the Washington Mutual Bank in Redwood, California, and would have been stuck there until morning.

No-one realised that Daniella Sanchez, aged two, … READ ON

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


Pork On Your Fork

‘SOME people will do anything to get on TV and programmes like Fear Factor are designed to show just how far people will go.

For instance, in the second series of the US reality TV show contestants are forced to … READ ON

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


Man Bites Dog

‘A KENYAN farmer charged over a dog bite injury has refused to have his fingerprints taken – telling police they should take the animal’s paw prints instead.

Tea farmer Karuga Koinange, from Kiambu, insisted his German Shepherd be charged instead … READ ON

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


Call Bra-ed

‘A TAIWANESE woman was caught trying to steal a mobile phone when her bosom started ringing and vibrating in the middle of a store in Taipei.

A security video showed that the 52-year-old woman had picked up a phone that … READ ON

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