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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.

Advert for man looking for a wife in 1865 sets pulses racing

In 1865 an 18-year-old man from Aroostook County, Maine, was looking for a wife. It was the “Chance for a spinster” to gain a husband. He had a “good set of teeth”. His “potatoes are bully”. He “believes in Andy

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shopper uses great keepy-uppy skills at the supermarket

To Brazil, where a local man is demonstrating how to shop with style. Forget the 5p bag and go

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Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Sports, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


80 years of New York city side by side in this neat video

The New Yorker  has created this neat video of showing how New York City has changed from 1930s until today.

 

 

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Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A camera falls from an airplane and lands in a trough for pigs

A camera falls from an airplane and lands in a trough for pigs.

 

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Posted: 18th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Artist creates brain-controlled sperm

thought-controlled sperm

 

If you sperm start swimming towards the front door and then onto Massachusetts, this is why? Ani Liu reveals her plan:

Reflecting on the cultural and scientific discourses that shape notions of the female body, and in an expression

Posted: 16th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man sues date for texting during Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

Brandon Vezmar is suing his date for $17.31, the price of the movie ticket he bought her. Vezmar claims the woman’s behaviour on their night out “is a threat to civilized society”.

Vezmar, 37, of Austin, Texas, is unhappy that

Posted: 16th, June 2017 | In: Film, Money, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rabbi takes a ‘kill pill’ to become MMA fighter

Mazel tov, Rabbi Yossi Eilfort on winning your first MMA fight.

UFC fighter Thierry Sokoudjou tells us: “I never thought

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Posted: 16th, June 2017 | In: Sports, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kansas inmate freed after dead ringer found 17 years later

 

It wasn’t me. I was someone who looks just like me. It wasn’t Richard Jones, who in 1999 was found guilty of aggravated robbery and sentenced to 19 years in choky. At his trial, Jones’s lawyer argued that his

Posted: 14th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Free your mind with 12 hours of ambient New York traffic noise

For you New Yorkers away from home, missing the noise and the visible air, help is at hand. Thanks to  YouTuber “Cheesy Nirvosa” you can chill out with the sound of “ambient geek sleep aids.” These looped pulsing sounds

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Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Express leads with scoopiest scoop of all time

What news from the Daily Express ? Well, the investigative team has been in full cry:

 

theresa may daily express weather scoop

 

It’s going to be hotter in the

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Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Regret the error: the Hampshire Chronicle spots a UKIP ‘c*nty councillor’

The H ampshire Chronicle regrets referring to UKIP’s Martin Lyton as something like a “county councillor” that “looked like a crude remark”:

 

fail typo

 

Spotter: @dderbyshire

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Posted: 8th, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Tube-style diagram of major Roman roads, ca. 125 AD

This map of Ancient Roman roads (ca. 125 AD) in the Tube / Metro / Subway style is the work of Alexandr Sasha Trubetskoy , an undergraduate economics student at the University of Chicago. Using  Stanford’s ORBIS model , the

Posted: 7th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Saudi censors turn woman a in swimming pool advert into a ball

Saudi censors have been busy adapting an advert selling a swimming pool. The man is dressed. The children are ready for school. And the woman’s been turned into a Winnie

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Posted: 6th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dominoes falling show us how changes happen

Something about butterflies and things getting bigger:

 

 

No, me neither.

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Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn ‘looks forward to an asteroid wiping out humanity’

In 2004,Jeremy Corbyn was one of three signatories on an anti-human motion.

 

Jeremy Corbyn pigeons

 

 

Early day motion 1255

Session: 2003-04
Date tabled: 21.05.2004
Primary sponsor: Banks, Tony

Sponsors :
That this House is appalled, but barely surprised, at the

Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After London Bridge: the geezer who ran with his pint didn’t spill a drop

After the London attack: Geezer Watch:

 

At £6 a pint, who can blame him?

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC admits to ‘election rigging’

Finally! The BBC has admitted what so many suspected: they’ve been ‘rigging” the election:

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Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Idiot throws glove at Tower of London guard: Beefeater responds in style

Idiot throws glove at Tower of London guard

 

To the Tower of London, where a woman has dropped her glove close to one of the serving soldiers who guard the place. Did she toss the glove to see what the soldier would do?

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Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Royal Family, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Parent’s Kiss: How to retrieve small things stuck up a child’s nose

parent kiss small toy

 

How do you get small items from inside a child’s nose, where they’ve become stuck? Beth Skwarecki ,  You perfore the Parent’s Kiss:

Step 1: Use your finger to close the nostril that doesn’t have the object stuck in

Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mansplaining: Do not put wasps nests in your vagina, doctor warns

If you’re keen on vaginal rejuvenation, Canadian gynaecologist Jen Gunter says it’s best not to stuff a dried wasp’s nest up there.

Oak galls, created when wasps lay eggs, can, as it is claimed, be good for your vagina when

Posted: 2nd, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Job advert typo fail: 8 hour what?

job advert fail

 

Spotter: Reddit

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Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rare black lion spotted in Leicestershire: panthers warned to be vigilant

A Black Panther is loose in British woods. The “beast” was spotted by a “terrified mum”. She was left “paralysed with fear”. Emma Adam, 29, is quoted in the Star :   “Now I’m scared to even leave the house.”

 

Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Burqa Babes: Daily Telegraph identifies jihadi bride of the month

Working on the Telegraph’s picture desk is a skilled task. To illustrate the story that “British jihadi brides are returning home after being widowed, or being sent away by husbands preparing to make a final stand with the Islamic State

Posted: 31st, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0