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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.

Epic photo: man on jet ski rescues woman from her Texas home

Floods in Texas. No worries. As Brendan O’Neill writes: “For real, a man on a jet ski rescued a grandmother from her flooded home in Texas.”

 

jetski Texas

Posted: 2nd, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


TV new anchor didn’t change her shirt before broadcast

On the Bangalore local TV, news anchor  Kannada is wearing a terrific T-shirt.

shut the fuck up t-shirt

 

 

Spotter: Petty86

Posted: 27th, August 2017 | In: Fashion, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Trucker has tattoo of himself driving his own body

trucker tattoo

 

Trucker Kenny Ollerenshaw got a tattoo of himself driving his own body. You can get one from Richard Batey of Immortal Art Studio.

Spotter: Design Taxi

Posted: 26th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


For sale: jar of soil touched by the eclipse

eclipse soil

 

Did the eclipse touch your home and garden? If it did, you could be rich. Your patch of ground touched by the celestial wonder is worth a load of money:

This is a Jar of soil from the area of greatest duration of the eclipse in Carbondale Illinois. This dirt seen total darkness as the moon traveled in front of the sun (2 minutes and 40 seconds). Plant your special seeds in this dirt and let the magic begin. Ok seriously, it’s just dirt, but it is everything I said it is. Hey, if nothing else help a guy out I need new tires for my wife’s car 😉 Seriously, I mean it!!!

Tyres cost $1,029. Dig deep!

Posted: 25th, August 2017 | In: Money, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Seized: 5,000 bright orange MDMA tabs modelled on Donald Trump’s head

trump orange mdma

 

How many have looked at Donald Trump and thought, ‘What’s he on?’ and ‘Was it fully tested?’ In Germany, police have seized 5,000 Ecstasy tablets modelled on President Donald Trump’s head and skin tones.

Police in Osnabrueck, northwest Germany, say they found the drugs while checking an Austrian-registered car on the A30 highway Saturday.

They say the people in the car, a 51-year-old man and his 17-year-old son, told officers they had been in the Netherlands to buy a vehicle but hadn’t succeeded so were returning home.

The Dutch love orange.

Officers said they found about 5,000 of the orange, Trump-shaped Ecstasy tablets along with a large, but unspecified quantity of cash.

A judge on Sunday ordered the father and son kept in custody. The car was seized.

You kind of wonder who wants to eat Donald Trump’s head. Maybe someone that orange counts as one of your five a day?

Posted: 23rd, August 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Australian tourists boil their underwear in hotel room kettles

If an Australian tourist offers you a cup of tea, take care to eye the brown brew and pay special attention to any small lumps of dark matter floating on the surface. Are those undissolved instant coffee granules? Maybe. Or are the left overs from a spot of tummy trouble?

Gizmodo tells us that Australians are boiling their underwear in hotel room kettles. Hey, it saves on tea bags:

 

australia pants boiling kettle

 

I reached out to some experts on the matter to find out if the simple fact the underwear is literally boiling means this actually a safe thing to do, or nah.

Dr Heather Hendrickson is a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biosciences at the Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Massey University in Aukland…

“It is super super super super gross,” Dr Hendrickson says. “Please tell your friend to knock it off! Boil the water and pour it into the sink for washing items. Don’t put your dirty underwear into the kettle!”

Now, Who fancies milk?

Posted: 23rd, August 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Whoops Apocalypse! Guam radio broadcasts nuclear missile warning in error

North Korea has missiles trained on Guam, an American territory. Will mad Kim Jong-un shoot? KTWG and KSTO radio stations say he already has shot, broadcasting an emergency alert to listeners. But there was no incoming missile. It was an error.

Whoops!

Guam locals have been issued with leaflets telling them “What to do in case of nuclear attack”. One  tip: “Do not look at the flash or fireball – It can blind you.” Tip 2: “Take cover behind anything that might offer protection.” Adhere to tips one and two and then: “When possible, take a shower with lots of soap and water to help remove radioactive contamination.”

After armageddon, good to know en-suite bathrooms survive. Oh, and best to take just one bottle into the show: “Do not use conditioner in your hair because it will bind radioactive material to your hair.” Should you have any left.

Don’t panic!

Posted: 15th, August 2017 | In: News, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Donald Trump vows to hit North Korea with ‘Fire and Furry’

Last Wednesday’s Kennebec Journal featured a terrible threat to North Korea: “Trump warns of ‘fire and furry'”. Furry what?

 

 

Wednesday’s front page. —Kennebec Journal via Twitter

 

Journal city editor Susan Cover regret the error: “Our normally rigorous headline-proofing protocols broke down. We’re reviewing them now to prevent this from happening in the future.”

As they say in North Korea: fire at will!

PS: it was error, right?

 

donald trump jill harth

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


BBC News at Ten broadcasts topless sex scene

Sophie Raworth topelss porn bbc news

 

As Sophie Raworth read BBC1’s News at Ten, viewers were distracted by the monitor over her shoulder. Was that a live feed from Windsor Castle or was someone at the Beeb’s studios watching ITV’s Love Island?

 

 

PS:  it was an episode of True Blood.

Posted: 10th, August 2017 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Children’s book confuses readers with 5 bananas graphic

fail 5 bananas book

 

“I imagine a child learning to count from this book and then just being incredibly confused for the rest of their life,” writes GooseHerder on Reddit.

 

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


Man jailed for shooting woman up vagina during sex game

vagina gun crime manchesterDavid Jeffers, 47, inserted a loaded shotgun into his lover’s vagina. And fired. He’s starting a 10-year prison sentence for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The 46 year-old victim was a willing participant in the sex game. In readiness for the insertion, she had texted Jeffers: “I can’t sleep, so excited.” The victim, who works in Stockport, Greater Manchester, had arranged and paid for Jeffers to travel from his home in Leeds to stay with her at the Britannia Hotel on the evening of January 30. Booze and dugs were consumed by both parties.

At some point in the evening, Jeffers, who claimed to have found a gun in the toilet of the Wetherspoon’s pub at Leeds train station, inserted the firearm into his lover’s vagina. His hand was on the trigger it accidentally went off. With the woman in agony and suffering “catastrophic injuries”, he dressed and before fleeing called reception to request an ambulance, telling them a woman had been shot.

It was, said the judge at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court “a sexual fantasy with dreadful consequences”.

The gun has never been found.

 

Posted: 8th, August 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Meet Kan-chan the enema mascot that goes where the sun doesn’t shine

The Japanese terms for people who like dressing up as toys is kigurumi. The Premier League is full of such people. But in Japan mascots are pretty much everywhere. This week another mascot waddled into life. Representing the Ichijiku Pharmaceutical Company, Kan-chan posed for media in front of Tokyo’s Skytree Building.

Kan-chan is the super-sized soft face of the company’s range of enemas. Oddly, Ichijikusays Kan-chan is a… penguin. The pointy head is not for easy access, rather a “hair accessory”.

 

Kan-chan Kan-chan

 

And here’s the inevitable plush toy.

 

mascot plush

 

 

Spotter: SoraNews24Kakeibo Mama

 

Posted: 5th, August 2017 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Straight White Male redux: feminist gets schooled in headphone technology

If you’re going to better yourself by ignoring straight white males because they are lesser beings – less compassionate; less knowing; less human – it might be an idea not to use the tools these Untermensch invented to amplify your superiority over them:

 

straight white male headphones feminism

 

Yep, you read that on the Internet. You know who invented that?

Posted: 1st, August 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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”, it being known well that “all pigs are brainworkers”.

Heck claimed the pig was trying to force him to kill other pigs.

He then stabbed the pig.

Heck’s father grabbed Heck. Heck turned the knife on his father, knifing him in buttocks. Police were called. Heck fled. The cops found Heck holding his breath at the bottom of a neighbor’s swimming pool.

“It must be some kind of record for how long he held his breath underwater,” says an arresting officer. “I don’t think it was as long as ten minutes, but, heck, it had to have been at least six minutes, maybe seven. We were all amazed.”

Heck was pulled from the pool and roasted with a stun gun. His hairline (see above) remained undisturbed throughout.

The mind-controlling pig is recovering well and moving into the hairdressing business. Be afraid.

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

 

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 challenged at gunpoint, Tilbott told police the eyeballs were not human, rather cow eyeballs he’d stolen from Johnson Meats (a slaughterhouse) where he worked as a butcher.

“Company won’t let us take animal scraps home and instead toss them in the landfill,” said Tilbott according to the police report. “They’re a very wasteful company. We should be allowed to take scrap meat and other parts home. The company should start a green initiative. They don’t even have recycling at the plant. I enjoy eating bovine eyeballs and smuggling them out in my colon was the only way I knew how to get them out without potentially getting caught and fired. I put them in soups. They’re beneficial for erectile dysfunction, which I currently battle, but I also just like the texture and taste.”

Tilbott was breathalyzed and arrested for driving under the influence. He was also in possession of a number of large carving knives. Police don’t know what else to charge Tilbott with because no theft has been reported.

File under: no kebabs in Wyoming?

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.

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, floaty bird aside.”

hanging bird gif

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 two tribal priests to perform a special pooja so that he gets a ministerial berth. However, when the duo failed to give him the promised political fortune, the MLA sent them to police custody.

A Lakh Rupee is one hundred thousand rupees. The politician paid around £60,000 for prayers! You trust this man’s judgement?

Spotter: India.com

 

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 large mass. All the 17 contact lenses were stuck together. We were really surprised that the patient didn’t notice it because it would cause quite a lot of irritation while it was sitting there.”

They then found 10 more.

“She was quite shocked.,” adds Morjaria. “When she was seen two weeks after I removed the lenses she said her eyes felt a lot more comfortable.’

Spotter: Optometry TodayBritish Medical Journal.

 

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 lot of media images of the G20 in Hamburg. In reality he is a long time observer documenting police brutality. In Hamburg he chose to cultivate the most non-activist ‘white bystander in a suit with a bike’. As police slow down or intermittent attacks and waited for the ‘bystander’ to get out of the way (is caught on the camera), activists had time to regroup or retreat.

 

G20 photobomb

 

You don’t need a protective cloak to doge the police and fight for justice. You just need to be ordinary middle-aged, white bloke with a push bike. The magic doesn’t end there. If you want to be truly invisible, you need to be old.

 

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?

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: Flashbak

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 RMs to greet her. It was perfection,” said the traveller.

 

Aussie beer check in can

 

Spotter: Reddit

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