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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.

Man knifes mind-controlling pig before hiding at bottom of swimming pool

pig killer

 

Bobby Andreas Heck, 41, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and animal cruelty. Before his arrest, Heck was standing in his family’s home, accusing Mr. Oinkers, a pet pig, of “trying to control his mind”, … READ ON

Posted: 27th, July 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cobble: watch a rope of molten steel just miss a mill worker

 

A cobble is steel snagged on a roller during manufacturing. The cobble blocks the flow and causes the freshly milled steel o rear up.

 

steel cobble

 

Spotter: BoingBoing, Azhar Hussain, Digg

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Posted: 27th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police find 30 eyeballs in man’s anus

anal eyeballs

 

Having stopped a car being driven by Roy Tilbott, 51, Wyoming police spotted a few eyeballs on the road close to where the suspect was standing. They seemed to have have slid down from somewhere inside Tilbott’s shorts.

When … READ ON

Posted: 27th, July 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


They really did call a shopping mall Cum Park Plaza

How do you put a shopping centre in North Church St Burlington, NC, on the map? You call it Cum Park Plaza.

 

cum park plaza

 

Gang bangers, voyeurs, chronic masturbators and other perverts welcome.… READ ON

Posted: 19th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Floating bird captured on camera (video)

 

Thanks to YouTuber Ginger beard you’ll believe a bird can float.  “This is the HIKVISION’s DS-2CD2342WD-I,” says Ginger Beard. “I have it set to max resolution at 2688×1520 and the video was captured at 20fps. Pretty happy with it, … READ ON

Posted: 19th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Politician sues god for failed promotion

india money sue god

 

Life imitates Billy Connolly movies in India. If you hire the priest to perform the service then the service must be done. Or else:

An MLA, who belongs to the ruling party in Telangana, paid Rs 50 lakh to

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Posted: 17th, July 2017 | In: Money, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Medics pull 27 contact lenses from patient’s eye

contact lenses

 

Contact lenses can be hard to see. One aged patient had trouble locating theirs. None of us have ever seen this before,” says eye surgeon Rupal Morjaria, a trainee ophthalmologist at Solihull Hospital near Birmingham. “It was such a … READ ON

Posted: 16th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The G20-riots bicycle guy

So who was the bloke with the bicycle at the G20-Riots?

Queer Anarchism has the low down:

60 year old historian Martin Buehler (who is a member of the press , I do not identify activists without consent) ‘photobombed’ a

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Posted: 16th, July 2017 | In: Politicians, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dash Cam: biker jumps onto bonnet of car in compensation attempt (video)

Idiot of the day is the biker who leapt on the bonnet of car in an attmept to win compensation cash. Dash cam – you got on?

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Posted: 15th, July 2017 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A brilliant tree of languages infographic

tree of languages infographic

Minna Sundberg has taken the idea that all languages are linked and turned it into this Tree of Languages.

Spotter: FlashbakREAD ON

Posted: 14th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Australian checks in can of beer on flight from Melbourne to Perth

To Australia where an Australian travelling from Melbourne to Perth checked in a can of beer..

 

Aussie beer check in can

 

“Sure enough there she was, alone on the carousel proudly making her way around. And there I was in my flanno and … READ ON

Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Emery Blagdon and His Healing Machine

 

In an unheated shed near Stapleton, Nebraska in the late 1950s, visionary artist Emery Blagdon began twisting pieces of old wire into patterns with pliers, attaching aluminum foil, beads, ribbons and an infinite array of everyday cast-off items. His

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Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Drummer Needed’ flyer is very specific

This flyer for a drummer is very specific:

 

drummer wanted funnyREAD ON

Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vet finds turtle still wearing shell he repaired years ago

“Several years ago, a client brought me a box turtle that had been hit by a car,” writes a vet working at Ohio’s Hocking Hills Animal Clinic. “I used fiberglass to repair his broken shell and then released him in … READ ON

Posted: 10th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


RSPCA moves to become an unaccountable police force

Your home can be invaded at any tine if you own a pet and a charity suspects all it not well.

The RSPCA wants to be allowed to enter private property to seize pets in England and Wales.

The charity

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Posted: 9th, July 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ms Sheila Michaels RIP

ms sheila michaels

 

Sheila Michaels has died. It’s largely thanks to her that people use the term “Ms.” for women. The term was adopted for women without a husband by the New York Times in 1971. The BBC:

“I didn’t belong to

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Posted: 9th, July 2017 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jacob Rees-Mogg hails new son Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher

To man -of-the-people – the man with the commonest of common touches – Jacob Rees-Mogg a child: Sixtus Dominic Bonifcace Christopher:

 

Rees Mogg SixtusREAD ON

Posted: 5th, July 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to open a wheel of Parmesan cheese (Video)

 

You can crack open a wheel of Parmesan-style Trentingrana cheese inside 7 minutes. Carlo Guffanti stars in this how-to do it video guide  us through the process. It’s not easy.

Questions later.

Spotter: The Cheese ChannelREAD ON

Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How not to handle a tank slapper motorbike crash – but survive (with added Peppa Pig)

 

 

Youtuber Erica Hoff shares this video of a motorcyclist having a very bad day.

This guy merged onto the I-80E (Sacramento, CA) on his motorcycle as we were driving in the fast lane. As he merged, his bike

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Posted: 3rd, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stasi Training Video: how to search and apartment in the GDR (1984)

In 1984, East Germany’s Stasi (Ministerium für Staatssicherheit, MfS) produced this video used to train operatives in how to conduct a secret flat search without being detected.

Parents looking for adolescent contraband, this is how you do it:

 

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Posted: 3rd, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Czech nuclear power plant auditions bikini-clad students for internship

power plant models

 

The search for Miss Nuclear Power Plant has reached the swimwear section at the Czech Republic’s nuclear facility in Temelin. The winner will secure a two-week internship at the site. All 10 contestants are given a hard hat – … READ ON

Posted: 30th, June 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The NRA vows to fight a coming US civil war with a ‘clenched fist’

The NRA will fight the domestic US enemy with a “clenched fist” . And a gun. Lots of guns:

 

 

If you want to know the Right Way With Guns, read this.… READ ON

Posted: 30th, June 2017 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dog steals the show at outdoor orchestra performance in Turkey

To Ephesus, Turkey, where the orchestra is playing among the ancient Greek ruins when a dog gatecrashes the show. And steals it:

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Posted: 30th, June 2017 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0