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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.

Suspected Killer Wants Tattoo Spelling ‘MURDER’ Removed Before His Court Date

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TO Kansas, where suspected killer Jeffrey Chapman says the tattoo spelling a mirror image of the word “MURDER” on his throat might prejudice a jury.

Mr Chapman, accused of first degree murder, wants a a professional tattoo artist to …

Posted: 23rd, April 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Problem With Whistling: Teen Sets World Record For The Highest Note Ever Whistled

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THE more specious the world record, the more Anorak appreciates it. So, to Walker Harnden, 19, from Pittsboro, North Carolina, who has whistled the highest note ever.

Harnden, a student of the oboe at The UNC School of the Arts …

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


Selfie Train Idiot Jared Michael Cashes In With His Idiot Abroad Video

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WHEN Jared Michael stood by the rumbling train track for a selfie, he took a kick in the chops from the conductor.

Frank filmed his idiot abroad selfie in Peru. He posted it on internet. Many wondered why?

Posted: 19th, April 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nominative Determinism: Edward Cocaine Arrested On A Drugs Charge

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NOMINATIVE Determinism: An occasional look at names that describe the named. The Florida court calls drug possession suspect Edward Cocaine.
“What?” asks County Judge John “Jay” Hurley.

“My last name is Cocaine,” says Edward Cocaine.

“You know, I’d thought I’d

Posted: 19th, April 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Epic Obituaries: So, Farewell David W. Cummings, aka ‘Pervert’ Dave

OBITUARY of the day is from the Tampa Bay Times. Let’s all take a moment to remember the life of David W. Cummings, aka “Pervert” Dave:

Dave loved motorcycles, and riding with all of this brothers and sisters. He

Posted: 19th, April 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Indian Man Found With 400g of Gold In His Stomach

“THIS is the first time I have recovered gold from the stomach of a patient,” said C S Ramachandran, a senior surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi. He has just treated man who had been experiencing stomach aches. The …

Posted: 18th, April 2014 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Claims He’s Allergic To Kim Kardashian: Makes His Palms Sweat

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THE headline of this piece could’ve been ‘Stupid Man Invents Thing To Get In The Papers’, but alas, we’ll deal with the hand we’ve been given.

Mike Amess has claimed that he’s allergic to Kim Kardashian. Of course, Kim Kardashian …

Posted: 18th, April 2014 | In: Celebrities, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch These Epic Videos To Ensure You Are Ready For The Rapture

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THIS Easter, take care not to be left behind at the Rapture. It can, of course, happen at any time. It happened in 2011. Well, it could have done. And when it does, boy will they be right …

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


Belfast’s Hottest New Comedy Act Is A Dead Man In An Urn

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WHEN Kevin Dorothy, 53, died in December 2013, he was unable to fulfil his desire to preform at the city’s Pavilion Bar comedy showcase.

But he became a double-act. Because Kevin’s friend Stephen Mullan wasn’t alone when he appeared …

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


Bored Panda: Lonely Scarlett Is Given A TV To Watch

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THIS might well be the most depressing story of the year. Having removed two pandas, Macy and Qianqian, from the Yunnan Wild Animal Park, China, Scarlett was alone.

The experts were amazed when Scarlett became listless. They played

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


Dentist Plans To Clone John Lennon From A Tooth And Raise Him As A Son

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A CLEARLY bonkers Canadian dentist called Dr Michael Zuk has spoken of his not weird and distressing at all plans to clone dead Beatle John Lennon and raise him as a son.

See, he’s got DNA from the singer’s tooth …

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


10 Terrible Easter Treats From Your Christian Childhood

EASTER is upon us. How will you celebrate? Chocolate and sweet treats are traditional methods. Let’s take a look at some of the worst Easter sweets for Jesus, which all taste of regret and guilt:

 

Scripture Candy

 

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Spotter: …

Posted: 15th, April 2014 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Saudi Arabians Go Loopy For The Penguin Dance

TO Saudi Arabia, where the locals are going nuts for the “penguin dance,” or “raqsat al-batriq” in Arabic.

 

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Posted: 15th, April 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who is Ann Arbor’s Mystery Slide Pooper?

WHO is the ‘Mystery Pooper of Ann Arbor defecating on slides?

Will police get to the bottom of it before the poo does?

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Spotter: Boing Boing

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


Meet Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene of Australia

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MEET Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ’s girlfriend. You may know her as Mary Luck. Mary lives in Australia. She is “somewhat known historically but largely unknown”. She hangs out with Jesus, known locally as AJ Miller.

G’day, AJ.

It took a …

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


Thieves Make Off With $15,000 Of Nads Hair Removal Cream

WHEN thieves breaking into a store in Barrie, Ontario, failed to crack the safe, they settled on fleeing with $15,000 worth of hair-removal products.
But what really stands out is the name of the product they took:
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Posted: 14th, April 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mug Shot Tattoo Tips: Hunt For Gun Theft Suspect

MUG SHOT of the day: Police in Maryland are looking for 30-year-old Antoine Petty, who is wanted in connection with the theft of a gun – but not the felt tips; he already had those:
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Posted: 12th, April 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Son Sues Nursing Home For Allowing 85-Year-Old Mother To Hire A Stripper

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WHEN Franklin Youngblood saw the picture of his 85-year-old mother Bernice stuffing cash in the knickers of a young male stripper at Long Island’s East Neck Nursing home he was upset.

Posted: 9th, April 2014 | In: Money, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Langton’s Ant: Creating Endless Order From Chaos

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LANGTON’S Ant is a story of habit. Scientist Chris Langton discovered the phenomenon in 1986.

 

If you were to put an ant down on a grid of squares and ask the ant to follow two rules something odd …

Posted: 8th, April 2014 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Irish Bomber Blows Himself Up: Forgot About Putting His Clock Forward

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THE Telegraph has the headline that we can all take a minute to appreciate:

Irish bomber blew himself up after device went off too soon ‘because he forgot to put his watch forward’

Our hero had placed a bomb beneath …

Posted: 8th, April 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Circa 1780: Francis Gerber’s Vampiryc Research Case

CIRCA 1780: Francis Gerber Vampiryc Research Case:

 

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Posted: 7th, April 2014 | In: Flashback, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester Professor Films Real Fairies In Lancashire

UNIVERSITY lecturer John Hyatt claims to have photographed fairies flitting about Rossendale Valley, Lancashire. Mr Hyatt, who works at Manchester Metropolitan University, has showcased his discovery and said: “A lot of people who have seen them say they have brought …

Posted: 7th, April 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Gets Rich When Hyena Eats His Dick

CHAMANGENI Zulu is now surely on his way to riches. Currently in residence at Zambia’s Chipata General Hospital in Zambia, near the Malawi border, Mr Zulu followed doctor’s orders: he went into the bush and allowed / encouraged a hyena …

Posted: 7th, April 2014 | In: Money, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0