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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.

A Sinkhole Swallowing Your Car In High Wycombe Is Another Thing To Worry About

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PHIL Conran looked out of a window from his home, in Main Road, Walter’s Ash, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, after a 30ft-deep sinkhole opened up in the driveway yesterday and swallowed his car.…

Posted: 3rd, February 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Attempts Coitus With Shop Mannequin: Jordan Washing Hair

IS Nothing Safe – issue 439c: a thief has been caught attempting coitus with a shop mannequin at a retail park in Brazil. The doll fancier was arrested when he returned to the mall, perhaps to see if he could …

Posted: 3rd, February 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who Is The Cleethorpes And Grimsby Kebab Bandit?

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TO Grimsby and Cleethorpes in north east Lincolnshire, where the hunt is on for the Pizza Bandit, who lurks in takeaways listening to phone orders before delivering empty boxes and pocketing the cash.

Hollie Belton, 27, of Grimsby, had ordered …

Posted: 3rd, February 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eiffel Tower Nose Jobs Help Chinese Score Jobs In Paris

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“WE are influenced by the beauty of Eiffel Tower, we are not content to just add something to the nose, we reconstruct it,” says surgeon Wang Xuming.…

Posted: 3rd, February 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Buried Riding His Harley-Davidson Motorcycle – Photos

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BILL Standley of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, has died. He was 84. He’s been laid to rest in a plexiglass / wood coffin while “riding” his 1967 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He is , for safety’s sake, wearing a leather jacket, boots and helmet.…

Posted: 1st, February 2014 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shopper Uses Death Threat Card To Rob Hallmark Shop

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WHAT does it say in the card you received? Something about roses being red, honey sweet, or is there a teddy holding a simple heart on a red balloon?  

At a Hallmark card shop in Philadelphia, a man is showing …

Posted: 1st, February 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Arrested For Eating 15 Adopted Cats

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To Brianza, a province in northern Italy, where a man has been arrested for adopting cats from a refuge centre and eating them. The man is no heathen: he first skinned and cooked the cats. …

Posted: 29th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comments (9) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman Changes Name To Sexy Crabtree

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RANEA Crabtree of Pataskala, Ohio, is a keen follower of nominative determinism, the idea that your surname can shape your destiny.

Ranea is not her actual first name. It’s not the one her parents gave her. They called her …

Posted: 29th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Give Back My Kidney: Devon Woman Wants Estranged Husband To Return Her Donated Organ

THE People report on “Caring Samantha Lamb”, 41, of Ivybridge, Devon, who gave one of her kidney’s to ailing husband Andy, 45. The People says it saved his life. She says after the transplant he had an affair. He says …

Posted: 26th, January 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


James Herbert New Watch: Cannibal Rat Ship Heads To Scotland

IS James Herbert writing the news? After the mutant rats beware of the Cannibal Rats. The vermin are aboard the Lyubov Orlova, an old cruise liner adrift in the North Atlantic.

The boat, constructed in the former Yugoslavia in …

Posted: 24th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Murmuration Marvels: Photographer Islolates The Paths Of Starlings In The Mob

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ANORAK loves a good murmuration.  Dennis Hlynsky, a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, wondered what flight paths each bird takes.…

Posted: 22nd, January 2014 | In: Photojournalism, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Horrifying figurines of foetuses, now available to buy

EVER looked at the world and become suddenly depressed? You realise that everything ugly you see, is man-made. So, your attentions turn to nature, where everything is beautiful. And vicious. And cruel. And bloody.

In a bid to couple the …

Posted: 21st, January 2014 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nominative Determinism: The World’s 8th Richest Man Is Called Ka-Shing

TRUE fact: The 8th richest man in the world is called Ka-Shing. Excellent nominative determinism:

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Posted: 20th, January 2014 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 12 Months Of March: Germany Orders ‘Homes Of The Nazis’ Calendar To Be Pulped

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BRANDENBURG Germany is enticing tourists with a calendar featuring a photo of an expansive cottage. It turns out that this holiday home once belonged to Hermann Goering, the German politician. The German federal Government is aghast, ordering the calendar to …

Posted: 20th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Epic Adverts: The 1981 Mitsubishi Mirage

HERE at Anorak, we love looking at old adverts. Take this one for the 1981 Mitsubishi Mirage. Filmed at the Colorado Air Force Academy, the advert begins in grand fashion. Jets soar an swoop.  The sir throbs with energy. Letters …

Posted: 20th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


RIP Bob The Opossum – We Shall Soon See Your Like Again

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RIP Opossum Bob, or Bob The Opossum, to give you your title. It was back in 2011 that Bob was found suffering from spinal injuries. He was taken to Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Too hurt to be released back into the …

Posted: 20th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Miss Belgium Cindy Stabbe Says World War One Began In 2004

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CINDY Stabbe, Miss Belgium 2014, says the First World War began 10 years ago.…

Posted: 20th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Falling Porcupine Injects 200 Spines Into Woman’s Head

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SANDRA Nabucco was out walking her Gávea close to her home in the Rio de Janeiro suburbs when, as Globo reports, a porcupine fell on her head. She says:

“It was a huge shock. I felt a thud on my

Posted: 18th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Muslim Clerics Will No Longer Pray For Dead Drunks

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“IT is a historic decision not to offer funeral prayers of the drunkards who die,” says Hafiz Maulana Mahtab Alam Makhdumi, of the Anjuman Faizane Mustafa Committee, Nalanda. “We hope that it will send a strong massage among Muslims not …

Posted: 17th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Funny Names Watch: Professor Chew Shit Fun

THE National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NIE/NTU), Singapore, introduces Associate Professor Chew Shit Fun.

 

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Posted: 16th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Sues Close Up Toothpaste After He Failed To Seduce Women

 

“WHERE is the Close Up effect? I’ve been waiting for it for over seven years,” says Anthony Olatunfe. He’s using Unilever Nigeria Limited for failing to live up to the promise that brushing with Close Up toothpaste makes you …

Posted: 14th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0