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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.

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


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


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


Incredible Hulk

‘ACTION Man famously doesn’t have one, but the Incredible Hulk does. Ask six-year-old Leah Lowland, who won the Hulk doll at a fair on Brighton Pier and noticed that it had a mystery bulge under its ripped purple shorts.

When

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


Bare Necessity

‘MARIA Ilieva, a Bulgarian ballerina who was sacked after appearing in a porn magazine, is now considering a naked protest in the country’s parliament.

She was sacked as dance director of ballet productions at the Sofia Opera House, after appearing

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


Bum Deal

‘ITALIAN men are known the world over for their wandering eyes (and occasionally wandering hands).

But they will have to clean up their act quickly after the country’s High Court overturned a controversial ruling that decreed that pinching a woman’s

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


Love At First Site

‘A 22-YEAR-OLD single mother in Norway has received 5,000 offers of a date after she advertised for love over the Internet.

The woman, known only as Vikki, has even got eight marriage proposals after setting up a website, featuring pictures

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


What A Carry-On!

‘ESTONIAN couple Margo Uusorg and Egle Soll have underlined their dominance in the Wife-Carrying World Championships by beating 22 other pairs to win the title for the third year in a row.

To emphasise the Estonian hold on the trophy,

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


Magical Mystery Tour

‘WHAT happens after your child has boarded the school bus? An insight into this burning question has been provided by a school bus driver from Bury, Greater Manchester.

What was supposed to be a simple 10-minute trip to school became

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


It Could Be You

‘FRANE Selak is a lucky man. Or is he unlucky? To date, the Croatian has had seven accidents.

He survived when the train on which he was travelling left the track and dived into a river in 1962. In 1963,

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


Stupid Burglar

‘STUPIDITY knows few bounds, especially where crime and America is concerned.

So when a man in Stillwater, Oklahoma, saw an advert for a job at a building company, he went for it.

And he knew the firm well better

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


Fair Call

‘WHAT is your wife worth to you? Could a price be placed upon her head? Such a thought entered the mind of a businessman in China, who went to buy a new mobile phone.

He wanted to try out the

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


Stick To Tghts

‘DESPERATE times call for desperate measures, and so it was for the robber who tried to steal from a supermarket in Blackwood, south Wales.

His perfect crime began to go awry when the pair of underpants he had pulled onto

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


Tracy Luv You Long Time

‘THE Street’s very own Bonnie and Clyde rode off into the sunset last week, not with the proceeds of Mike’s factory but with their tails between their legs.

”Tracy! Did you order a spring roll?”

Karen had confessed all to

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


Johnny Foreigner

‘A NORWEGIAN condom manufacturer has sparked a row in the country after urging people to have sex in public places, such as the royal palace and parliament.

RFSU has launched a campaign, called Discover Oslo’s Pearls, which displays prominent tourist

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


Well, I Never

‘POLICE in Switzerland surely don’t have the most demanding job in the world, so they must have been pretty excited when they were called out to tackle a deadly snake.

The cops turned out in force after residents of Allschwil

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