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Stag Shagged

‘JUSTIN Scheidt had a stag night that he can never forget.

Following incidents at the Showgirl III nightclub in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Scheidt clams he has been left unable to consummate his marriage.

The story goes that pole dancers took …

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


Fangs A Lot

‘DENTISTS are just about the least popular members of any society. But news from Italy casts them in a new light.

The country’s Order of Dentists estimates that there are over 45,000 unqualified people working as dentists in Italy.

A …

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


The Pits

‘MARKETING types who talk of breast men, leg men and, in this post-Bridget Jones world, bottom women now have another group: armpit lovers.

In response to being called the armpit of America, the town of Battle Mountain, Nevada, is staging …

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


Looking A Million

‘AS Les continues to languish in jail, Emma and Curly are serving their own marital prison sentence – one where you don’t even get time off for good behaviour. Emma has been promoted to Inspector (which means she’ll be able …

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


Almost A Stiff

‘A ROMANIAN man has been saved from almost certain death – by a prolonged erection.

Mihai Tancau suffered concussion and several fractures after a road crash and was taken to hospital for treatment.

But doctors failed to notice that his …

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


Arrest At Last

‘IN 36 years on the force, Bombay’s assistant police sub-inspector Gangaram Rane had not made a single arrest. And, needless to say, his dismal arrest rate was the butt of his colleagues’ jokes.

Not anymore – Rane was patrolling Mumbai …

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


Going Dutch

‘THE best way to beat the breathalyser is by not drinking before you drive. Another way is to drink so much that you break the machine.

That’s what a 44-year-old Dutch man did when he was pulled over by police …

Posted: 27th, May 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Les Goes Down

‘LES Battersby, the Rodney King of Weatherfield, went to court this week. After telling Curly that she was going to tell the truth, Emma changed her mind at the last minute and ensured that Les was given six months at …

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


Idiot Wanted – Position Vacant

‘ANGELIKA Wedberg was desperate for a better job. Being a 30-year-old care worker in Sweden was no fun. So she considered her options and placed an advert in a Stockholm newspaper.

”I want a well-paid job,” it said. ”I have …

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


Thick As Thieves

‘HOLE-in-the-wall cash machines are an attractive target for thieves. But they are hard to get into.

For this reason, thieves in Calcot, Berkshire, obtained an oxyacetylene torch to aid their crime.

Having punctured the outer surface of the safe, the …

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


Shaggy Dog Story

‘DOSHA the dog is made of tough stuff. Having been hit by a car in California, the stricken hound was spotted by a local cop, who, in an attempt to alleviate unnecessary suffering, shot Dosha.

The pooch was then taken …

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


It Takes Allsorts

‘FOLLOWING the story about the boy with his finger in the dyke, comes a tale of policeman Simon McEvoy.

Upon smelling gas leaking from a pipe in Oldham, McEvoy plugged the fissure with a Liquorice Allsort sweet.

”I tried a …

Posted: 20th, May 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


All’s Wells That Ends Well

‘RESIDENTS of Tunbridge Wells have been asking themselves who the masked man is who’s been protecting the citizens of that fair town.

A man in a mask and brown cape first came to the rescue a few weeks ago, when …

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


Detached Retina

‘A FILM company in San Francisco is looking to brighten up its reception area by recruiting a person who can not only answer the phones and do a bit of filing but can play the piano as well.

Retina has …

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


Welsh Auction

‘The Welsh town of Aberystwyth has gone under the hammer – and fetched only £22.

That was the top bid from visitors to online auction site, eBay, who were invited to bid for a seaside town that’s ”in a good …

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


Jumbo Diet

‘EVEN celebrity dieters like Geri Halliwell and Kate Winslet would be hard-pressed to compete with a 39-year-old elephant called Koala who has lost a staggering half a tonne after being put on a diet.

Staff at Rio de Janeiro zoo …

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


It’s Life, Jim

‘WANTED: US mental health group seeks interpreter who can speak Klingon.’

It’s true – officials at a facility that treats mentally ill patients in Multnomah County, Oregon, are looking for someone who is familiar with the Star Trek language to …

Posted: 13th, May 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Australia – Where Men Are Women

”EVEN the quietest, shyest person really comes to life,’ says make-up artist and Swinburne University of Technology lecturer Michael Schifferle. And so he does – especially if he is one of the many drag queens who have enrolled on the …

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


Australia – Where Men Are Women

”EVEN the quietest, shyest person really comes to life,’ says make-up artist and Swinburne University of Technology lecturer Michael Schifferle. And so he does – especially if he is one of the many drag queens who have enrolled on the …

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


The Eyes Have It

‘DAVID Platt, the boychild who shares a name with an England footballer of yesteryear and a face with Robbie Williams, is making peace with Vera.

Kirk has another thought

He did this in the manner of George Bush – and …

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


Geena Gees Up The Boys

‘THE handbags at dawn feud between Joe and Dev finally spilled over into violence this week, with Dev suffering terrible injuries – his hair got messed up. Joe is out of prison on probation and Dev knows that any trouble …

Posted: 20th, September 2002 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


More Pants Plots

‘THE all-pervasive influence of ‘Changing Rooms’ has even reached as far as Weatherfield. Fizz and her reluctant flatmate Toyah, have decided to redecorate their flat. ”Don’t worry, Audrah,” Fizz reassured her, ”it’ll be tasteful, like everything I do.”

The pair …

Posted: 13th, September 2002 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Knickers!

‘RICHARD, being a financial advisor, always has plenty of money-making ideas up his sleeve. From stealing money off corpses to bludgeoning ex-wives over the head, he’s now moved on to stealing his own car. With creditors snapping at his heels, …

Posted: 6th, September 2002 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ave It All Maria

‘Tricky Dicky’s money worries are spiralling out of control. The bank is threatening to close in on his loan, his swanky flats are now worth slightly less than a caravan in the Ukraine and the wedding bills are piling in. …

Posted: 2nd, September 2002 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Doreen Goes Doo-Lally

‘THE Hillmans are back from honeymoon and they walk right into a Dame Shirley Porter style housing scandal. Richard is devastated to discover that a prisoners’ charity has bought the house next door to the flats he refurbished and now …

Posted: 19th, August 2002 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0