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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.

Woman shoots husband who surprised her with breakfast

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It was 10:15am in Fayetteville, North Carolina, when Zia Segule, 28, left for work. He headed home to surprise his wife with breakfast.

Segule’s wife, 27-year-old Tiffany Segule, had set the alarm. She was in bed her husband came home. He’s arrival triggered that alarm. So. The good wife did what anyone would do: she picked up a gun and fired through her closed bedroom door.

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Posted: 11th, January 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


Rhinos mastermind zoo breakout

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Rhinos are surprisingly bright. The Austrian Times reports:

A young female rhinoceros named Rihanna led two pals on an escape bid from a safari park last Thursday after spotting a security guard had fallen asleep.

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Posted: 9th, January 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Local News Watch: Bolton hunts tiny hedge bandits

Local News watch spots goings on in Bolton. The Bolton News reports:

A COUNCILLOR has hit out after thieves stole trees from decorative flower pots in Bromley Cross. Around 20 conifers, standing no more than a foot tall, have gone missing from pots put around the village to the dismay of the volunteers who planted them.

Call special branch:

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Posted: 8th, January 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Police blotter: Man in ‘I have drugs’ T-shirt arrested had drugs

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To Florida, where John Balmer is asking “Who Needs Drugs?” The message is written on his T-shirt.

It’s less of a statement than a straight-up question. Who needs drugs? Because John Balmer has drugs. “No seriously, I have drugs.” It says that on his T-shirt, too.

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Posted: 7th, January 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Rabbit tennis: Lycra suits are designed to give racing camels the edge

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“The full body suit can help racing camels run faster, while the cream of the species entered into camel beauty contests will have the ability to stand taller after using the suit,” says Abu Dhabi’s Al Shibla Middle East.
The mission statement from the company retailing its full lycra camel suits to the camel racing community is worth repeating:
Sportswear and equipment is a booming business. Everywhere we look we can see people in tracksuits, swimwear, football kits and jogging shorts-we are told to use the proper attire or else we risk injury, inefficiency or even disqualification. The development of ever more impressive technologies to help advance this market is relentless, and the enterprise is rapidly expanding. But why should this be limited to humans?
Rabbit tennis?

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Posted: 7th, January 2015 | In: Sports, Strange But True | Comment


Just as lingerie turns on human males, tiny jackets do the same for male rats

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If you want to get your pets breeding, get them some fetching outfits:

Just as lingerie turns on human males, tiny jackets do the same for male rats, a new study finds. In an unusual study, researchers allowed virgin male rats to have sex with females wearing special rodent “jackets.” Later, when scientists gave the males a chance to mate again, the animals preferred to mate with jacket-wearing female rats rather than with unclad ones.

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Posted: 6th, January 2015 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment


Zoo owner fed his thumb to pet crocodile Macca during feeding show

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“He had a chicken in one hand, and he was trying to get the attention of Macca the crocodile with his hat, holding it in his left hand,” says RACQ Careflight spokesman Brian Russell of Ian Jenkins, owner of the Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo. Mr Jenkins had been playing with his pet crocodile to entertineing the crowds.

“Unfortunately the crocodile has come up and bitten the hat and his hand and has unfortunately amputated his left thumb. The crocodile actually dragged the handler under the water. He suffered a significant hand injury and … he also had a fairly sizeable laceration to his head.”

“It is as simple as Macca took a swipe at him and actually connected,” says Ian’s wife Barbara. “I do know his left hand is badly damaged … we had another person in the enclosure – if it wasn’t for her quick thinking getting the attention away from Ian it would have been worse.”

The quality of Mr Jenkins’ chickens is not known, but when your crocodiles prefer to eat a hat, it’s time for a new recipe…

Posted: 5th, January 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Police officer visited home to supervise father spanking daughter and determine it was legal

spanking dad florida

 

To Florida, where a man is keen to paddle his 12-year-old daughter. She’s argued with her sister. She must be punished. But dad does not want to break the law. So. He calls the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office. Would they come and watch?

Undersheriff Noel Stephen says this is not rare. He has personally supervised approximately 12 spankings. He says:

“It happens.. It’s definitely not something we advertise to do, and even though law enforcement has been willing to help out in this situation, watching a parent discipline their child is something that’s done only when a deputy has no other calls to handle.”

If you need tips on how to assault your child, call the Florida police. What they don’t know about spanking pubescent girls is not worth knowing…

Posted: 3rd, January 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Narnia revisited: stoned couple spend two days trapped in unlocked cupboard

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Amber Campbell, 25, and John Arwood, 31, broke into the Marine and Environmental Science Center in Daytona, Florida, to get goofed on crystal meth and crack cocaine. They found an unlocked cupboard. They went in. They took loadsa drugs. And then they forgot how to get out.

 

 

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Police responded to calls of a break-in. They picked up the stink of human excrement. And thet led them to the fragrant Amber and John who had been in the cupboard for two days.

Or was it much, much longer…?

 

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Posted: 2nd, January 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment


The Japanese solo wedding service for lonely princesses

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Are you a lonely princess looking for a lonley pricness to marry? Well, why not try a solo wedding in Kyoto?

You are single and you don’t know if you would be able to get married and have a wedding ceremony in the near future, but you would like to have some pictures of yourself in a wedding gown or in a gorgeous bridal kimono now, when you are young and beautiful..

..or you even believe that you don’t really have to get engaged to be able to wear a bridal outfit..

..or you are already married, but didn’t have a proper ceremony with a beautiful dress and you find this fact to be quite regretful..

..or you did wear a dress, but it was so long time ago that you would like to experience it again, or you were too busy with the wedding preparations to enjoy yourself fully during your special day and you are looking for a second chance..

Offer yourself an opportunity to experience the feeling of being a princess in a beautiful and charming city of Kyoto!

From ¥300,000 per person (one person only) you get the gown, the photos, flowers and a “Japanese man for image partner during the photo shoot… from ¥54,000 (clothing included).” No rpices are offered for lesser or greater men – say, the French or Texans – but Japanese men are ready and willing.

And realise that by 2015 33% of Japanese households will consist of a single person.  And brith-rates are so low that estimates say that by 2050 the population could be as low as 97 million – 30 million lower than now.

Posted: 2nd, January 2015 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Seal found in Liverpool field: now find the polar bear!

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Why did the seal head for a field in Merseyside?

The sea mammal was discovered in a “distressed state” by a dog walker on Monday, close to Newton Brook near Newton-le-Willows, by a startled member of the public. It is unclear how the seal got to the field but it was found about 20 miles from the nearest coastline…

Farm owner Gary Watkinson said: “It’s quite unusual.”

 

It is quite unusual. But not as unusual as the polar bear chasing it…

Posted: 23rd, December 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Call David Icke: scientists invent new lizard

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Call David Icke:

Each year, scientists publish roughly 17,000 detailed descriptions of newly discovered animals. Recently, in the journal Breviora, researchers described yet another, a new species of lizard called Aspidoscelis neavesi.

At first glance, this seems to be a run-of-the mill lizard: a small, slender creature with spots along its back and a bluish tail. In fact, Aspidoscelis neavesi is quite exceptional. The lizard was produced in the laboratory by mating two other species, and its creation defies conventional ideas about how new species evolve.

What could go wrong?

Posted: 20th, December 2014 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment


‘Fat’ Mary squashes nativity donkey to death

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To Spain, where a fat ‘Mary’ has crushed to death a natitivy scene donkey:

A donkey, part of a live Christmas crib in southern Spain, has died two days after being mounted by a 150kg (330lb) man who gatecrashed the nativity scene.  The man jumped over a fence and leapt on to the five-month-old donkey, named Platero, who was part of a nativity scene in the town of Lucena, near Córdoba. The donkey was literally squashed by the man.

We need bigger donkeys to keep up with the obesity epidemic…

Posted: 18th, December 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Woman catches husband and twin sister naked in a car – jumps into the drivers seat

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So. Ting Su, 29, used a tracking device to keep tabs on her husband Cheng. The gadget worked. Ting found Cheng have sex with her twin sister in a car.

Both were naked. The car was not moving.

The sisters are not identical. This was no case of mistaken identity.

Ting pounced. She climbed behind the wheel. The two love birds hoped out. Ting drove off, leaving the naked duo behind.

“It was so funny,” said 33-year-old witness You Meng. “Loads of people were grabbing their phones and I did as well. He was banging his fist on the window and shouting at her, and she just wasn’t playing ball.”

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Spotter: Metro

Posted: 17th, December 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Is fleeing campus sex leading to masturbation-fueled death on the roads?

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In South Dakota, those long drives make the mind wonder and cars drift. Cindy Struckman-Johnson has also been wondering:

“There are people getting killed out there because they’re having sex while driving, either with themselves or with another person… If they’re getting killed, we have an obligation to understand it.”

A paper co-authored by Struckman-Johnson, recently published in the journal “Accident Analysis and Prevention,” found that 33 percent of men and 9 percent of women at USD have engaged in some sort of sexual activity while driving.

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Posted: 17th, December 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2)


Police powerless to act over ‘creepy’ Cliff Richard’ photo in Brighton window

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Whatever you do, Sir Cliff Richard is watching you. He’s at the window looking at James Maltby.

 Mr Maltby believes his neighbour posted the image on the property to get back at him after he reported him to the council over allegations he was breaching planning rules – which his neighbour denies.

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Posted: 17th, December 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Photo of Irish tourist’s kayak on car will make you smile

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To New Zealand, where an Irish toursit is moving his kayak by car along State Highway 25A between Kopu and Hikuai.
District road policing manager Inspector Freda Grace tells us:
 “To make matters worse the officer was already on her way to a vehicle crash, and this driver’s behaviour could very easily have caused another – imagine if he had encountered a cyclist driving like this.”
Yeah, imagine. That woild be, er, terrible, just terrible…

Posted: 17th, December 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Man loses penis in racoon sexing: Is Nothing Safe?

Is Nothing Safe?

A raccoon has bitten off a pervert’s penis as he was trying to have sex with the animal. Alexander Kirilov, 44, was on a drunken weekend with pals when he leapt on the terrified animal. “When I saw the raccoon I thought I’d have some fun,” he told stunned casualty surgeons in Moscow. Now Russian plastic surgeons are trying to restore his mangled manhood. “He’s been told they can get things working again but they can’t sew back on what the raccoon bit off. That’s gone forever so there isn’t going to be much for them to work with,” said one friend.

Previously

Posted: 16th, December 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Anti-gay protester ‘marries a horse’

Are all anti-gay pastors nutjobs? To Mississippi, where a pastor has dressed a horse in a wedding dress to protest gay marriage.

Neigh, neigh and thrice neigh!

Pray silence for Edward James of the Betha Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson:

 

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You should see the mother-in-law:

As Charlotte grazed, James told the Clarion-Ledger that he hoped his protest would make Judge Reeves reconsider his ruling “and that Mississippi will stay a state that will only recognize marriage between a man and a woman.”

…One passing driver yelled, “Your horse is pretty!”

“The next unnatural law… Do you take this horse to be your unnatural wedded spouse to have and to hold?” one sign read.

“Marriage is one man and one woman… anything else is a perversion,” another sign read.

Reeves struck down Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage Nov. 25, but same-sex couples cannot legally wed until the federal court of appeals hears the case Jan. 9.

James said he arrived to the courthouse at noon and will continue protesting until 2 p.m.

Meanwhile…equal right for centaurs!

Spotter: Christian Nightmares

Posted: 14th, December 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment (1)


So. I found a secret capsule full of treasure in a Tennessee wardrobe

You ever find treasure? Real treasure? One Reddit user went to his grandpa’s home in Tenneessee and found a haul. Evilenglish writes: “I always dreamed of finding something like this.” You and use all. 

The adventure began on April 22 2013:

“Found a secret safe under the stairs while cleaning my Grandparents house!:

My dad passed away a few years ago and he inherited an old farmhouse in middle Tennessee from my Grandparents. The house was a home for my Grandparents for 20 some odd years. They bought this house in the late 70’s/early 80’s to escape the oppressive summer heat of the South.

 

 

My Grandfather was an avid sportsman and enjoyed collecting various firearms. My Grandmother was a collector of coins and other antiques and curiosities. My Grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1998, but I think the last time they had traveled to the Tennessee house was around 1997. After my Grandfather passed away, neither my Grandmother nor Father returned to the house. My Father passed in 2009 and we’ve been working to close out his estate and traveled to the farmhouse to prepare it for sale.

Lots and lots of work to do here as it is an old house. I was working in a closet below the stair case, and saw that the rug was pretty disgusting.

 

The wardrobe:

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He pulled iup the carpet:

 

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I started pulling up the rug and noticed a block of concrete. This was very out of place since all of the downstairs flooring is hardwood.

I pushed the carpet back further and saw a round cap with a circle indentation on it.

 

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“I pulled off the cap and… a secret safe!”

 

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I gave the handle a tug, but it wouldn’t budge. If you twist the handle it will still spin.

I called several locksmiths in TN, but it is impossible to get someone to come out on a Sunday up there (the whole city shuts down about noon on Saturday). Couple that with a 20 mile drive back to town to get cell service. Will try to head back up on a Friday and deliver.

The history:

I spoke with my Mom, and she said that my grandparents had a safe in Florida and the combination was my Dad’s birth date. She also recommended trying his SSN as a back up to that.

So…

I called Major Safe Co., now known as American Security and confirmed the unlock sequence. Left 4x then #, Right 3x then #, Left 2x then #, Turn back to the Right until it stops. Also trying to work it see if I can switch off days and drive back up to the farmhouse tomorrow (Tuesday, 4/23).

But no joy:

 

 

The locksmith arrives:

 

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And on April 30th, 2013…

Here is our locksmith scoping out the safe. He said about 30 mins into this that if he had known what he was getting into, he would have referred the job to someone else. It looked like a complete pain in the ass to open this up. He had to keep his weight above the drill and the workspace was very uncomfortable.

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It looks so different with the flash on. I looked down in there and it looked like there were several stacks of bricks. I also noticed a LOT of moisture inside the safe. I remember that there was a pipe leak in the house a few years back. I’m sure some of the water from that had accumulated in the safe. Very dark…. Where are my gloves again?

The door opens:

 

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This one looks like a book of coins from a particular year. There were so many like this down there. The moisture in the safe makes the covers very mushy, but the coins inside are in surprisingly good shape!

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Lots and lots of coin boxes! I knew my Grandmother collected coins, but I thought we had found all of them!

 

16 17

 

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Silver bars found…

 

In a rusty tool box in the bottom of the safe, jewellery is uncovered.

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Readers help out:

“Just so you know anything from 1964 or older is 90% silver worth about 20 time face value of the coin. $0.50 = $10, $0.25 = $5, $0.10 = $2.00. I also believe 1965-1971 coins of those denominations are 40% Silver and still worth more than face value as well. That’s a pretty good score even if half of those pre-date 1965 and not to mention those silver bars!! They’re worth about $22.10 per ounce. 16 ounces in a pound = $353 and those are most likely Kilos which are 2.2 pounds and worth $778″.

Evilengish adds:

I should also say that early last year my brother in law and I was moving some of the furniture. He went to move one of the coffee tables and when he went to pick it up, the table top came off of the base. Underneath the table top of the coffee table was a hidden, standalone safe. It was pretty heavy, but we were able to load it in the truck. He took it to work and was able to cut it open. Inside of it were several pistols (.22s, a 357, and a few others) there were also about 300 single one dollar bills. We found out that there were “Barr Notes” and supposedly rare because that particular Secretary of the Treasury died like 29 days in office.

Get digging. Anf never fall out with older relatives…

The Reddit user promises to post more pictures once he cleans the items up. Stay tuned!

 

Posted: 14th, December 2014 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment (1)


Modern romance: Heidi Creamer punched sister in face over sex toy

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To Florida, where 48-year-old Heidi Creamer allegedly punched her twin sister in the face  during an argument over “Heidi’s boyfriend and a sexual toy (vibrator),” according to a police report.

Heidi was “screaming and her body was shaking,” noted an officer, who added that Creamer “attempted to break free from my grasp several times.” After being placed in a squad car, Heidi “began screaming that she was fighting with her sister Holly over a vibrator and her boyfriend.”

Such is life with the Creamer Sisters…

Posted: 9th, December 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


For sale: the anti-Christ sword

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To Austin, Texas, where a Cragslist advert tells of a cursed, double-handed 18th century broadsword.

They say “they could feel a strange energy in my sword room”.

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Posted: 7th, December 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


World’s oldest two-raced cat is dead

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Frank and Louie, the world’s oldest living two-faced cat, is no longer the world’s oldest living cat. Both Frankie and Louie are dead.
They were 15.
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In happier times:

Spotter

Posted: 7th, December 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Man has sex with Christmas turkey: Is Nothing Safe?

Is Nothign Safe? Today we read that a man has been having sex with a turkey, one destined for the Christmas tabl:

 

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The story up close is, of course, like your turkey stuffing: balls.

 

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The disppointing thing in this story is that the Sport found no space for the word “bellend”.

 

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Heads will roll…

 

 

Posted: 7th, December 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Thief hypnotized London shopkeeper before robbing store

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To the Hops ‘N’ Pops wine merchants, Highgate, north London. It’s September 11 and owner Aftab Haider, 56, is being spoken to by a customer.

The man says his wife needs water. She’s pregnant.

CCTV footage shows the thief tapping Mr Haider on the arm as he passes him and then waiting a few seconds before making a stabbing gesture that leave his victim transfixed. The thief then reaches into Mr Haider’s pocket, stealing his wallet while his mesmerised victim “”remained motionless and unable to resist the robbery taking place”, Scotland Yard said.

The man goes on to touch his “spellbound” victim in a bizarre sequence of moves on his side, back and shoulders, talking all the time as another customer enters the small store.
Unperturbed by the intrusion, the thief makes the shape of a pregnant belly with his hands and continues touching Mr Haider before reaching into his other pocket and taking a bundle of cash from that day’s takings.

It is not until the robber leaves, pushing past the customer, that Mr Haider springs back to life, shouting “Oi! Oi! Excuse me!” and setting off on a futile chase.

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Posted: 5th, December 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment