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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.

Police Hunt Lancashire Teens Who Slapped An Asda Worker With A Wet Bream

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IS the birth of a new craze? Police in Lancashire are seeking a m an and a women who accosted a shop worker at the Accrington Asda supermarket with a wet bream.

The victim, 52, was working the fish section when a younger women approached. She asked about the fish. The would-be shopper then picked up the bream and used it to slap the fish seller about the face.

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Posted: 26th, February 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Other Parents: Gallia And Hugo Welcome Twin Sons Lorcan And Hector, Brothers For Merlin

GRIMSTON- to Gallia and Hugo, twin sons, Lorcan Sebastian and Hector Sylvester, brothers for Merlin…

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Mum and dad are investment bankers.

Posted: 25th, February 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Photo: Maggot Sets Up Home In Woman’s Ear

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“SOMETIMES when we put fruits and vegetables on our dining table, it’s possible that after the larvae have incubated for a while that they might crawl around and then look for some new food and new environment,” writes  Taiwan Dr. Shi Cheng-pien in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Posted: 24th, February 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bank Robber Stashes Loot In Open Umbrella Before Cracking Head Open In Hapless Getaway

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THE Brains’ Trust calls 42-year-old Robert C Williams. This is him in the video below at a bank in Laurel, Maryland. Having scored his instant cash withdrawal, Williams dropped the lot. He then stuffed the $20,000 haul inside an open umbrella. Ran off. Slipped in ice and cut his head open.

When Williams did make it to his getaway car, he’d taken so long reaching it, the police had no trouble arresting him.

YouTube link.

Posted: 22nd, February 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Peek Inside Belgium’s Hotel Shaped Like An Anus

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BELGIUM has given the world chips and mayonnaise, Poirot and bakelite. Add to that is the Hotel Casanus, a hotel shaped like an anus.

“On a small island nestled between Antwerp and Ghent in Flanders, Belgium lies what could be the most remarkable hotel ever.  Shaped like a giant anus, Hotel Casanus just screams, stay inside me!”

It’s ideal for travellers you are – just passing through…

Find it at the Verbeke Foundation Art Park.

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Posted: 18th, February 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Poo-Phoria: Huge Hairy Orgasmic Pooh Found In East Kilbride Sewer

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THAT’S a huge pooh down the toilet in Scotland. It’s a massive Winnie the Pooh teddy found lurking in Scotland’s sewers last year. Other items found:

Fax machine
Bicycle
Snake

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Posted: 18th, February 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


With The Serpent Handlers Of America’s Pentecostal South: Photos of A Gruesome Death By God’s Sweet Love

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PASTOR of the day is snake handler Jamie Coots from Middlesboro, Kentucky. Last Saturday night he was bitten by a snake and died. Pastor Coots, who preached at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name church in Middlesboro, held the belief that poisonous snakebites do not harm believers as long as they are anointed by God.

Do the snake handlers trust God’s enough to dice with death?  Coots did:

“Takin’ up serpents, to me, it’s just showin’ that God has power over something that he created that does have the potential of injuring you or takin’ your life.”

Many people have died.

In 1995, a woman was bitten by a snake in his church. She refused to go to the hospital. She died on Coots’ couch while church members prayed over her.

 

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Posted: 17th, February 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman’s Buttocks Burnt By Exploding Toilet

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TO Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, where a woman has been badly burnt by an exploding toilet. The a methane gas explosion caused by the lack of ventilation and dirt of a Barcelona bar toilet. When the woman sat down and turned on the light, the spark triggered methane gas in the toilet to explode. The blast was made worse because of the pressure.

She is now suing the bar owners.

 

Posted: 16th, February 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Meet Donny Reagan, America’s Most Racist Pastor?

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SAY ‘Jesus Christ’ to Donny Reagan of the Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ in Johnson City, Tennessee. The American Jesus blog think he could be the most racist preacher in the USA.

What we learn about Brother Reagan wipes his face a lot and believes God was clever to have invented grass for the sheep to eat, it being true that sheep prefer green grass to orange grass, and that god realised the preferences or the ram, ewe and lamb and created the vegetation in their favourite hues and textures. Amen.

Before we get to Reagan, let’s learn more of the church where he channels the prophets of segregation:

Welcome to Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ. We are a Non-Denominational church but our roots run from the early Pentecostal era making our services more of a Pentecostal type of atmosphere. Our congregation numbers around 600 brothers and sisters of whom many have relocated to our area from Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Washington D.C., Georgia, North Carolina. Also included in our congregation are believers from Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Kenya and the Congo.

The diverse makeup of our congregation offers many different styles of special singing. You may hear contemporary, classical, bluegrass, and some ‘good ole’ Southern gospel singing.

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Posted: 15th, February 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jesus Called: The Hotline To Heaven Grave Tribute

JESUS called…

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Posted: 15th, February 2014 | In: Photojournalism, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 1856 Guano Islands Act Gives Americans The Right To Claim Bird Poo Covered Rocks For Their Own

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CAN the USA expand its borders and influence by means other than guns and burgers? Yes. It just needs to find the bid poo. As the 1856 Guano Islands Act tells intrepid explorers:

Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers a deposit of guano on any island, rock, or key, not within the lawful jurisdiction of any other Government, and not occupied by the citizens of any other Government, and takes peaceable possession thereof, and occupies the same, such island, rock, or key may, at the discretion of the President, be considered as appertaining to the United States.

El Dorado is covered in poo…

Posted: 14th, February 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jesus, Darth Vader And Superman Witness Hollywood Smash And Grab

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“I LOVE Jesus,” declared the man smashing in the window on an LAPD patrol car parked in Hollywood. He then steals the laptop inside. Not too far away a man dressed as Darth Vader looks on.

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Posted: 13th, February 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Devon Woman Who Hated His Fiancee Cancelled Brother’s Wedding

 

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TO Plymouth, Devon, where Ann Duffy, of Plymouth, is in the dock. The court hears that Duffy cancelled her brother’ wedding because she did not like his choice of wife. Duffy, 50, called Plymouth Register Office pretending to be her now sister-in-law Sandra and cancelled the booking.

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Posted: 13th, February 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jersey Tourists Ride Double Decker Bus To Peek Into Woman’s Garden

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SHARON Lovett, of St Brelade, Jersey, says ever since the double-decker buses were introduced in 2010 people on the top deck have been peering over her garden wall to see her relaxing in the her swimming pool. She say the problem began when double decker buses were introduced in 2010. She tells the BBC:

“You see the cameras come out and you see them run to the back of the bus, to the big window so they can get a better shot. There were no vehicles that could see over the wall when we moved in. We took it into consideration because we knew the house was on a main road. We knew nothing could look over this wall. It was also only single decker buses when we moved in. Realistically one step would be to move the bus stop so it does not invade people’s privacy. It’ s double decker buses every 20 minutes seven days a week in both ways.”

 

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Posted: 12th, February 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Banana Carrying AK47 Arrested For Soliciting In Texas

GOLF is so very popular because there is always a golf sale on. It’s a bargain too good to resist for many of us who spot men holding signs advertising “GOLF SALE’ and a large arrow pointing towards a shop. Derek Poe hoped the approach would sell his guns.

 

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Posted: 10th, February 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Turns His Back Into A Living Geopolitical Atlas

BILL Passman has a tattooed outline of the world on his back. Every time he visits a country he gets that part coloured in.  Most recently, he’s visited Russia. The whole land mass was inked a brownish red. But did he go to each of Russia’ 14 Republics? If Chechnya breaks away from the Motherland, as many of its population want, will Mr Passman get a flesh-coloured tattoo for that part of his back art or quickly book a trip there, lest his tattoo look out of date?

 

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And what to make of the colours chosen? Borders move. It might be an idea for Mr Passman to opt for a first rendering in pastels, they being easier to cover over with a deeper colour should things change. Countries least likely to be invaded would be in darker hues; less secure ones marked in a lighter colour. Ominously, Russia is a deeper hue than Canada. The United Kingdom is the same light pinky shade as Bolivia, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. That might be symbol of how far the country has slipped in the world order.

Once upon a time, much of the world was the deep red of British Empire. In his book All the Countries We’ve Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To, Stuart Laycock notes that Great Britain has invaded 90% of the world’s other nations. Only 22 countries have not been colonised or invaded by the British. He explains:

“Other countries could write similar books – but they would be much shorter. I don’t think anyone could match this, although the Americans had a later start and have been working hard on it in the twentieth century.”

 

The country most often invaded by Britain is France. On Mr Pessman’s back, France is purple, far deeper on the colour charts than GB. It bodes badly.

Of course, we might be reading too much into Mr Pressman’s tattoos. But they are conversation stater, and others will surely do likewise.

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Posted: 8th, February 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Swansea Woman Shatters World Cardigan Wearing Record

LOCAL News: Swansea’s Pam Hopkins is “still wearing the same cardigan after 54 years – and she says it’s never lost a button”.

 

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She beats the previous records:

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Pam Hopkins is still wearing the same cardigan after 54 years - and she says it's never lost a button  Read more: http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Cardigan-worn-54-years/story-20550604-detail/story.html#ixzz2sOSO8Y11

 

Spotter: @TheMediaTweets

Posted: 4th, February 2014 | In: Fashion, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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.

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


Man Attempts Coitus With Shop Mannequin: Jordan Washing Hair

An employee of the David Goldsmith factory sandpapers the curves of a mannequin before applying a coat of paint in New York, July 7, 1942. David Goldsmith operates a factory which makes realistic window models of pretty girls for the display of clothing and hats. That in itself is not unusual, but when he places the nude figures in his show window for all the world to see, he invites the wrath of reformers and the curious stares of passersby. During the Lindbergh baby kidnapping case, he was almost arrested by policemen at the George Washington Bridge. They stopped his car and in a routine search uncovered the plaster model of a blonde-haired boy. One of them mistook the model for the Lindbergh baby and with a drawn gun collared Goldsmith. (AP Photo/Bob Wands)

An employee of the David Goldsmith factory sandpapers the curves of a mannequin before applying a coat of paint in New York, July 7, 1942. David Goldsmith operates a factory which makes realistic window models of pretty girls for the display of clothing and hats. That in itself is not unusual, but when he places the nude figures in his show window for all the world to see, he invites the wrath of reformers and the curious stares of passersby. During the Lindbergh baby kidnapping case, he was almost arrested by policemen at the George Washington Bridge. They stopped his car and in a routine search uncovered the plaster model of a blonde-haired boy. One of them mistook the model for the Lindbergh baby and with a drawn gun collared Goldsmith. (AP Photo/Bob Wands)

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 arrange a second date before his big night out with Jordan.

(Of course, the latest mannequins looks more like actual women than many Page 3 versions of them.)

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Posted: 3rd, February 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 tow large chicken kebabs from Verona’s Pizzeria in Cleethorpes. A man arrived at her door. she paid him the £12. He then drove off in a yellow T-reg Ford Ka. She opened the box to find it empty. 

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Posted: 3rd, February 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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.

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Posted: 3rd, February 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments 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.

The Columbus Dispatch notes:

It was a funeral he started planning 18 years ago, well before he could have known about the lung cancer that killed him on Sunday at age 84. This was his dream,” said one of his daughters, Dorothy Brown. “He was a one-of-a-kind.”

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“If you stopped by his house, he showed you his casket,” says his son Roy Standley to the Dayton Daily News. “He was proud of it.”

Five embalmers prepared his body and secured him with a metal back brace and straps to ensure he’d never lose his seat on his beloved bike, even as it was towed by a trailer to his final resting place. The casket was assembled in the garage of Vernon’s’ funeral home in Mechanicsburg, enshrining him with his trophies and well-worn leathers.

 

Theresa Adams, Bill Standley's daughter.

Theresa Adams, Bill Standley’s daughter.

 

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David Morales Colón was embalmed on his wide.

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Posted: 1st, February 2014 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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 the cashier his card. The message inside reads:

“Give me all the money or I will kill you.”

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Posted: 1st, February 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments 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. He asked for “black cats with specific characteristics. They had to be around three years old, and quite plump.”

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