Anorak

Strange But True | Anorak - Part 228

Strange But True Category

Weird, offbeat and bizarre news from around the world. Funny, strange & odd news stories that make you wince, laugh and fear for humanity.

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 … READ ON

Posted: 19th, May 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

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

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

Posted: 14th, May 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 13th, May 2003 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

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

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

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

Posted: 20th, September 2002 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

Posted: 13th, September 2002 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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, … READ ON

Posted: 6th, September 2002 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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. … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, September 2002 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 … READ ON

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


Sofa So Good

‘IT comes to something when the biggest storyline in a soap is based around a large, inanimate object that everyone hates. No, Bet Gilroy’s not back, it’s Karen’s sofa. It’s difficult to follow (or care) about this tedious storyline but … READ ON

Posted: 14th, August 2002 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Marriage Made In Hell

‘RICHARD and Gail’s smugness levels, in the run up to their wedding, threaten to engulf Weatherfield like an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease.

Gail’s hen night took place in the Rovers (surprise!) where she proceeded to torture everyone by … READ ON

Posted: 30th, July 2002 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Serious Undertaking

‘IF Norris wants to live long enough attend the next Shirley Bassey tour, he’s going to have to stop annoying Richard.

Richard finally lost his temper with Norris after he successfully persuaded Rita not to hand over her life savings. … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, July 2002 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Les Not be Having You

‘If Norris wants to live long enough attend the next Shirley Bassey tour, he’s going to have to stop annoying Richard. Richard finally lost his temper with Norris after he successfully persuaded Rita not to hand over her life savings. … READ ON

Posted: 19th, July 2002 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0