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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.

Dog Walker Finds Dead Bear On A Bicycle

Tom Arnolds Circus Edith Crocker's Teddy Bears in Harringay. Date: 18/12/1950

Tom Arnolds Circus
Edith Crocker’s Teddy Bears in Harringay.
Date: 18/12/1950

 

TO New York’s Central Park. A dog walker named Florencace Slatkin has found a bear cub in the bushes. It’s dead. Beneath it is a bicycle.

“The bicycle was under the bushes and part of the bicycle was sticking out, and that’s what we saw,” says Florence Slatkin. “We went over and looked and there was something laying on the back wheel. I thought it was a raccoon, but when I went closer it looked like a dead dog,”

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Posted: 8th, October 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Kangaroos Fight In A Suburban Australian Street

THE last time we saw a kangaroo boxing, it was taking on Wooddy Allen in a 1966 episode of Hippodrome, a British variety TV show based on funny animals and circus acts:

 

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Posted: 6th, October 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Faith Healers Cure Pet Hamster’s Diarrhea

ROBERT Popper is on the line:

Posted: 6th, October 2014 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Woman Grows Potato Contraceptive Inside Her Vagina

Screen shot 2014-10-03 at 19.10.44TO Colombias where a woman has successfully grown a potato in her vagina.

 Jezebel says the 22-year-old was advised to insert a potato inside her vagina to stave off pregnancy. 

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Posted: 3rd, October 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


You’ll Never Guess What They Call The Lamb With Two Faces

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SO. What did the owners of a New Zealand lamb born with four eyes, two noses, two mouths and two faces all the thing?

Wilson’s six-year-old daughter Kate said they have taken to calling him Two Face.

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Posted: 30th, September 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Man Turns His Amputated Leg Into A Floor Lamp

leg lamp

 

THERE’S no arm on Leo Bonten’s lamp. But there is a leg. His leg.

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Posted: 26th, September 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


The Larva Of The Rhodinia Fugax Silkmoth Is A Real-Life Chew Toy

DID you know that the larva of the Rhodinia fugax silkmoth have the capacity to squeak when disturbed? Well, it’s true.

Posted: 26th, September 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Florida Woman Gets Third Breast Implanted To Deter Men (Photos)

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THE British Association of Bra Makers salutes the work of Tampa massage therapist, Jasmine Tridevil, who underwent surgery to get just a third breast – and give the bra business a new lease of life.

Tridevil (real name?) tells Orlando’s Real Radio 104.1 that the trio of breasts  (or Tridevil Dumplings as they must be called) cost her $20,000.

She says:

“It was really hard finding someone that would do it too because they’re breaking the code of ethic.”

The medics used silicone and skin tissue from her stomach to create the breast and a tattoo to make a nipple.

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Posted: 22nd, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Miracle Worker Healer Arrested For Killing Follower He Promised To Bring Back To Life

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“WHY should I mourn when I know that my brother is in heaven?” said Samina, whose brother 40-year-old Muhammad Niaz volunteered for a miracle.

He’d be killed by Muhammad Sabir, a pir in the village of Mubarakabad in Bahawalnagar, Pakistan, who would then restore him to life.

“He will be rewarded for his services for the spiritual leader in afterlife,” Samina added.

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Posted: 22nd, September 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


Great Excuses: Nesting Pigeon Evaded Bath Travelodge Cleaners

GREAT excuses: Rosie shares her Bath Travelodge room with a super-sneaky nesting pigeon:

 

 

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Spotter: @_youhadonejob

 

Posted: 21st, September 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Man ‘Cooked’ Ex-Girlfriend’s Dog And Fed It To Her

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TO California, where  Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh, 34, of Palo Cedro, is accused of killing this girlfriend’s Pomeranian dog, Bear, and feeding it to her.

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Posted: 14th, September 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Woman Aimed Loaded Gun At 11-year-old Boy Practising Clarinet

Cheryl Ann Pifer

 

TO Colorado, where an 11-year-old boy is practising playing the clarinet. Neighbour Cheryl Ann Pifer, 60, allegedly took up her loaded rifle,  took aim at the child and screamed, “Fire in the hole!”

Cheryl Ann Pifer, 60, has been arrested and charged with menacing, child abuse, and prohibited use of a weapon.

The boy remains at large…

 

 

Posted: 14th, September 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


How To Fix An Ugly Tribal Tattoo

So. You got an ugly tribal tattoo:

ugly tribal tattoo

Posted: 9th, September 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Why Do Stars In The Sky Look Like Stars On A Christmas Tree?

WHY do stars have pointy ends? Because they’re easier to drawer? Colin Schulz knows:

Stars twinkle for a fairly intuitive reason: The movement of the air in Earth’s atmosphere can momentarily dim a star’s light. This is why, says NASA, stars on the horizon seem most twinkly—“because there is a lot more atmosphere between you and a star near the horizon than between you and a star higher in the sky.”

But what about stars’ characteristic pointy star shape? The science behind that is surprising and has less to do with the stars or the Earth or with space than it does with us. Stars are shaped like stars, says Henry Seeing StarsReich in the Minute Physics video above, because of imperfections in the back of our eyeballs. Most intriguingly, says Reich, this biological explanation means that every one of us sees stars slightly differently.

Does anyone really see the star shape other than in drawings, flags or on the top of a Chtimas tree? Don’t we just see a bright dot of light?

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Posted: 9th, September 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Mug Shot Of the Day: Arie Jr Patterson Is Hot Stuff

Arie Jr Patterson
MUG SHOT of the day features the mug of 36-year-old, arrested in Hallandale, Florida, on a misdemeanor theft charge.
Pass the ketchup…

Posted: 8th, September 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Cherries Waffles Tennis Arrested In Florida

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TO a Juno Beach surf shop in Florida, USA, where police have arrested three people for a suspected fraud. They are  Vincent Mitchell, 19, and Paul Miller, 22, and Cherries Waffles Tennis, 19.

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Posted: 8th, September 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


This Dinosaur Poo Is 40 Inches Long

dino poo

 

YOU are looking at a very long turd:

ENORMOUS AND RARE COPROLITE

Miocene-Oligocene

Wilkes Formation, Toledo, Lewis Co., Washington

This truly spectacular specimen is possibly the longest example of coprolite – fossilized dinosaur feces – ever to be offered at auction. It boasts a wonderfully even, pale brown-yellow coloring and terrifically detailed texture to the heavily botryoidal surface across the whole of its immense length. The passer of this remarkable object is unknown, but it is nonetheless a highly evocative specimen of unprecedented size, presented in four sections, each with a heavy black marble custom base, an eye-watering 40 inches in length overall.

You can do better. You just need to try… The Dinopoo sold for $10,000.

Spotter: Unnaturalist

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Posted: 4th, September 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Mug Shot: Eye Shadow Thief Glam Up For The Camera

eye shadow thief

TO Arkansas, where Brandy Allen, 31, is under arrest on a charge of theft. It’s alleged she stole “handfuls” of eye shadow from the Ulta Beauty Store in Fayetteville.

Was all the eyeshadow accounted for?

Previously:

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Posted: 4th, September 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


A Look Inside And Outside The All-Black Chicken

THE all-black Ayam Cemani Chicken of Indonesia is all black. Every bit of them – apart from the blood – is black:

Everything about it is black: plumage, beak, tongue, legs, toe nails, even its meat, bones, and organs! The only thing that is black is its blood – though it comes in a very dark shade. They get their black coloring from a generic trait known as ‘fibromelanosis’. I don’t know why you’d want to eat something that’s as black as a black hole, but don’t ever make the mistake of slaughtering it for a quick snack, because one chicken costs around $2,500!

 

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Posted: 3rd, September 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Texas Woman Finds Face Of Jesus, Satan And Arthur Brown In A Moth

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TO Texas, where Yvonne Esquilin has seen the face of Jesus Christ in the wings of an Imperial Moth that visited her home.

“At first it looked like Jesus,” she said, “and I still think it looks like Jesus.”

Esquilin had been praying for a way to continue her daughter’s education, and believes that the timing of the moth’s appearance is significant. The family also discovered that the color yellow symbolises hope, and brown represents important news.

“I believe this was a sign,” she explained. “God is letting me know good news is coming and to keep the hope.”

 

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And…

“People also saw an image of the Devil which is kind of creepy but after staring at it for so long it almost looks like it,” Ms. Esquilin said.

So we looked. And we saw it. It’s hime! It’s Arthur Brown:

Spotters: Christian Nightmares and Christian Today

Posted: 3rd, September 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


The Funniest Russian Dash-cam Video Ever (Really)

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RUSSIAN dash-cam videos are a steady source of entertainement on the web. But this one is extra special.

As one readers on reddit notes, “He’ll never tell a soul what happened that day…”

(Hope it’s real.)

Spotter: reddit

Posted: 3rd, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Police Chief Decapitated Boy’s Noisy Pet Chicken

chicken head

 

“THE chicken was like a puppy dog to my son,” said Ashley Turnbull of Atwater, Minnesota of her son Phoenix and his pet hen. “You wouldn’t do that to a puppy.”

The chicken is now dead. The bird’s head was found by its pen. The body was gone.

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Posted: 3rd, September 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Half Of Young Women Cannot Locate Their Vaginas

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THIS is one of those newspaper headlines that really cannot be believed. They’ve printed it, this much is true, but it’s near impossible for the rest of us to believe it:

Half of young women can’t ‘locate their vaginas’

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Posted: 2nd, September 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Estate Agent Advertises Ipswich Home Fit For A Pig

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PSST! want to buy a detached fmaily home on Britannia Road, Ipswich?

 

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It’s had one careful owner, as the  advert posted at Rightmove by estate agent Connells, shows:

pig house

Posted: 1st, September 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Brother And Sister Having Sex By Church Plea The Notebook Defence

Lovebirds Comp

 

TO a trailer outside the Countryside Baptist Church, Georgia, USA, where Christopher Buckner, 20, and her brother Timothy Savoy, 25, are having sex. Pinched for aggravated sodomy and prowling,

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Posted: 29th, August 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment