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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.

Teen brandished machete gift at mother during Christmas board game despute

other parentsHow was your Christmas?  Did you and the family play games? One 15-year-old did. During play he threatened his mother with a machete he received as a Christmas present.

To West Jordan, Utah, then, where Sgt. Keith Bronson of the West Jordan Police Department says the the fight ensued after a board game was turned over and the boy couldn’t find all the pieces.

“We find that people have a wide range of coping skills,” Sgt. Bronson said. “Some of them are good and positive and some of them are not. Of course, this was a good example of what not to do – when you become angry and decide to take on the adults in your house.

“Specifically with a gift that they’ve given you just a few days earlier. I’m glad we were able to get there and bring stability to this situation as quickly as possible. We would encourage parents or people who are in charge of young people to call police as soon as they feel their own anger is getting out of hand. Police officers can often get in there quickly and and help diffuse a situation if we can be contacted early enough.”

Bad losers, you have been warned.

Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch a cat in a monkey suit licking a banana

cat-banana monkey suit

 

As you know, it’s the Year of the Monkey.To celebrate  10 Cats has filmed a cat dressed a monkey licking a banana.

 

cat-banana monkey suit

Posted: 3rd, January 2016 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jew-faced Kum & Go bandit arrested for looking himself in the toilet

To the Kum & Go convenience store in Oklahoma, where Michael Carter, 26, has Kum and not gone. Kum & Go employees say Carter refused to leave the business. Kum and Go employees have much to deal with.

What Carter did do was to lock himself in a store bathroom.

 

Kum and Go

 

Oddly, especially for man with such interesting face ink, Carter was dressed in a mask.

A toy gun was tucked inside his waistband. Before entering the Kum & Go, Carter was seen at a nearby Whataburger restaurant, where a diner took photos of him.

 

kum and go costume

 

Carter is locked up in lieu of $500 bond.

He has  toilet in his room.

Posted: 2nd, January 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dead Russian man wakes in morgue – reaches for the vodka

dead russian viodkaTo Russia, where a man who ‘died’ after drinking many shots of vodka is at the morgue.  According to reports, medics in Khasanky, Russia,received a call from the man’s friends. The doctors arrived. They declared the man dead. They took him to the morgue and placed him in the freezer.

He was lucky to find a room. Speaking to Khasanskiye Vesti, police spokesman Aleksey Stoyev says:

That night the local morgue was filled to its capacity, the bodies were not only on the shelves, but also on the floor of the freezer room.

A few hours later, the man awake from death.  “It was very dark and cold and his brain was foggy due to the influence of alcohol,” adds Mr Stoyev. “In the darkness, he felt someone’s completely cold limbs and in fear rushed to the door.”

It as the lock-in to end them all.

Posted: 1st, January 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man killed by exploding condom machine

condom machine A man has been killed by the condom machine he was trying to rob in Germany. The victim and two accomplices had rigged the vending machine up with explosives. One stroke of the trigger and the thing would blow.  But the 29-year-old hadn’t taken enough precautions. A piece of the detonated machine hit him in the head.

It just went off too soon.

 

Posted: 28th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police seek disappointed penis pump gunman

penis pump crimePolice in Saint Paul, Minnesota, are seeking a man who pulled a gun on store workers in a local sex shop. He was upset that the penis pump he’d purchased had failed to satisfy his dreams.

The store workers told the man the pump’s flat results were down to “operator error”. The man disagreed. He pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the clerk’s head. He demanded a new pump, which he received before fleeing.

Police say the penis pump bandit “remains at large” – but whether or not he’s now large enough remains to be seen.

Posted: 27th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man trying to travel through time crashed Dodge Challenger into two coffin shop

time travel florida

Yesterday

To Pensacola, Florida, where a man is attempting to travel through time in a Dodge Challenger.

He loses control of the vehicle and careers into the offices of the Advanced Tax Services and Pensacola Caskets.

The would-be time time traveller is currently in hospital wondering if he can undo the damage by putting the car in reverse.

 

 

Posted: 26th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Robbery suspect identified by ‘Fuck Cops’ tattoo

fuck cops tattoo

 

To Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Paul Wayne Terry, 27, and Sonja Marie Moro, 30, are accused of robbery with a dangerous weapon (namely, a knife).

The victim said he heard a knock at his front door. He opened it. Terry and Morro, his ex-girlfriend, rushed him. They pulled a knife and demanded his wallet, which he handed over.

It was a bit of a blur. But he recalls that the man sported horns tattooed on his forehead, Nazi runes and a kissy mouth on his cheeks and the message “FUCK POLICE” on his head.

Round up the usual suspects.

Posted: 23rd, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman screams ‘ISIS is good, ISIS is great’ as she orgasms police called

ISIS sexDoes ISIS turn you on? One 82-year-old has heard enough. She calls Brown Deer, Wisconsin police.

The woman tells them she can hear a woman yelling “ISIS is good, ISIS is great”.

Police attend. They find a woman in the throes of passion. She’s having sex and ready to blow.

No terrorists are in the area.

Spotter: Police: Woman Chants “ISIS is good, ISIS is great” During Sex , Reddit

Posted: 23rd, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Find the panda: play an infuriating easy game of spot the bear

Can you find the panda in Hungarian artist Dudolf’s cartoon?

 

find the panda

Posted: 23rd, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Zoo builds chairlift over tiger enclosure: man jumps in (video)

To central China’s Henan Province to see the tigers at the zoo. To make things more exciting, the zoo thought it a good idea to sail punters over the tigers in a chairlift.

One man wanted more. He jumped in.

 

 

Posted: 22nd, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Great Obits: RIP William ‘Bill’ Fink < END OF LINE >

RIP William 'Bill' FinkAvid technophile, program developer, and educator, William Ralph “Bill” Fink, whose master functions were harnessed by Microsoft Corp. as a technical evangelist has sadly passed away at the age of 46.

Mr Fink, from Belleville, Illinois, encountered an unhandled exception in his core operating system, which prematurely triggered a critical STOP condition on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.

He is survived in legacy by his wife, Rhonda Michele, nee Gardiner, Fink, his children, Cassidy Gardiner and William John Fink, his parents, William and Nancy, nee Kaiser, Fink, and his brothers, Michael and Matthew (Kelly) Fink.

Diagnostics indicated multiple cascading hardware failures as the root problem. Though his hardware has been decommissioned, Bill’s application has been migrated to the Cloud and has been repurposed to run in a virtual machine on an infinite loop. < END OF LINE >

Posted: 22nd, December 2015 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stoner calls cops for rolling papers – gets arrested for possessing marijuana in his ear

bong weed arrestTo Virginia, where Kyle Dustin Head, 24 – and, yep, more nominative determinism – is under arrest. Head “was apparently under the influence of marijuana when he called 911 and asked the telecommunicator for rolling papers,” according to a statement from Waynesboro Police Department Sgt. Brian Edwards.

Head called 911 “in a disoriented state requesting drug paraphernalia.”

Head was found “sitting in a parked 2005 Chevrolet pick-up truck which had the strong odour of marijuana emanating from it. It was not explained how the plant matter came to be in his ear.

The moral of this story: get a pipe, dude.

 

Posted: 22nd, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mom makes epic etching fail: ‘friends are the rapists you can drink with’

A mom got a little crafty and decided to make her own wine glasses, complete with the pithy phrase, “friends are therapists you can drink with” written on them. What started as a fun experiment quickly turned unintentionally creepy. “My mom made wine glasses to give to her friends for the holiday,” explained redditor Shagen34. “Her spacing was a little off on the first one.” With the correct spacing, they look a little more innocent. The handwritten font is still pretty creepy, though. But hey, it’s a fairly common mistake, at least according to various buffoons on TV. [h/t Tech Insider | Reddit]

 

Mom wanted to make a glass with the phrase “friends are therapists you can drink with” written on the side.

“My mom made wine glasses to give to her friends for the holiday,” explains redditor Shagen34. “Her spacing was a little off on the first one.”

 

A mom got a little crafty and decided to make her own wine glasses, complete with the pithy phrase, “friends are therapists you can drink with” written on them. What started as a fun experiment quickly turned unintentionally creepy. “My mom made wine glasses to give to her friends for the holiday,” explained redditor Shagen34. “Her spacing was a little off on the first one.” With the correct spacing, they look a little more innocent. The handwritten font is still pretty creepy, though. But hey, it’s a fairly common mistake, at least according to various buffoons on TV. [h/t Tech Insider | Reddit] A mom got a little crafty and decided to make her own wine glasses, complete with the pithy phrase, “friends are therapists you can drink with” written on them. What started as a fun experiment quickly turned unintentionally creepy. “My mom made wine glasses to give to her friends for the holiday,” explained redditor Shagen34. “Her spacing was a little off on the first one.” With the correct spacing, they look a little more innocent. The handwritten font is still pretty creepy, though. But hey, it’s a fairly common mistake, at least according to various buffoons on TV. [h/t Tech Insider | Reddit]

 

Therapist. The rapist. There’s a B-movie in this.

Spotter: Tech Insider |

Posted: 19th, December 2015 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teenagers jailed for two days over ‘indecent’ trousers

jailed saggy pants

 

Two students at a Tennessee high school have ben jailed for wearing saggy trousers. Found guilty of indecent exposure, the pair were caged for a total of 48 hours.

One student, Antonio Ammons, is upset that he was jailed and ordered to pay $250 in fines and court fees.

All sad and upsetting. Students should be dressed in shorts and smart blazer at all times, unless ‘shirts sleeve order’ is called, in which instance pressed shirts should be tucked into the top of plain white Y-fronts. Anything less is anarchy.

Spotter: WTAE

Posted: 19th, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prisoner caught when second and third wives visit at same time

bigamist jailedTo Virginia, where Frank E. Blake Jr. is in trouble. His second and third wives have arrived at the same time to visit him in Henrico County Jail. And he’s married to both of them.

When police investigated, they found out that he also had married wife No. 2 before his divorce from wife No. 1 was finalised. Blake pleaded no contest on Tuesday to a charge of bigamy, stemming from the overlap between the end of his first marriage and the start of his second, which began in September 2012. Henrico County Circuit Judge L.A. Harris Jr. sentenced Blake to 1½ years of incarceration. The judge gave Blake a total sentence of five years, with 3½ years suspended…

. Before being sentenced, Blake spoke briefly. “I want to apologise to all y’all in the courtroom,” he said. He said he didn’t realise he was committing a felony when he committed to marriage. “I didn’t know I was breaking the law at all,” he said. “You can put me on a lie detector.”

Time, perhaps, for lie detectors in Church. Place your fingers on the pad and repeat after me, “I promise to love and obey…”

 

Posted: 19th, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Grandma wearing fake beard sneaked into school to see estranged grandson  

grandma disguiseTo Iowa City, where Gloria Laniece Bryan, 66, of Council Bluffs, has been charged with third-degree harassment and trespass after an incident on Oct. 20 at City High.

Keen to see her estranged grandson, Bryan strapped on a false beard and sneaked into the boy’s school. Disguised as an aged white male, Bryan made her way to the school’s cafeteria, where she found her grandson having lunch. She is said to have handed the boy toys and sweets.

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Posted: 18th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Amazon ‘thieves’ found with list of tasks: ‘shop lift’ and ‘kiss mom’

amazon thieves

 

San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies allegedly found a few items on Kristina Green, 19, and Gary Withers, 38 – most of which had been dropped off by the Amazon delivery truck driver they were following in Encinitas, Southern California.

Police arrested the two men. They found:

Amazon packages the driven they were tailing had dropped off on his rounds.
One loaded firearm
13 pieces of stolen mail
Methamphetamine and heroin
A notebook in which thy had compiled a to-do list. One do “Kiss mom n tell her she’s loved.” Another said: “Shoplift.”

The pair are facing charges of mail theft, possession of meth, possession of heroin, felon in possession of a handgun and possession of stolen property.

The only thing not stolen, allegedly, was that kiss.

Posted: 18th, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chinese restaurant charges diners for breathing

canned air china

 

Anyone eating at a restaurant in smoggy Zhangjiagang city, Jiangsu Province, was charged one yuan (10p, $0.15) to cover the cost of breathing air fit for human consumption.

Diners complained to the local council. Why should they pay extra to breathe filtered air? A city official ruled that with no alternative offered, the eatery could not charge for its air.
Of course, anyone not keen on paying the tax can bring their own oxygen supply, or grab a takeaway and hope they made it back home alive to eat it.

Posted: 15th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Magic mushroom grown poses for delightful mugshot

magic mushroom arrest mugshotTo western Pennsylvania, where police have arrested David Klab for allegedly growing psychedelic mushrooms in his rented apartment.

Police are unable to say if Mr Klab was under the influence at the time of his arrest and photoshoot.

Posted: 13th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hoverboard bandit steals a case of Lucozade

hoverboard bandit

 

To Mitcham, where police are seeking a man who drove into the Co-op supermarket on a hoverboard – and drove out with a case of Lucozade, which he forgot to pay for.

 

 

Anyone feel a Luozade marketing campaign coming on: Lucozade gives you wings? Or has that been done?

 

 

Posted: 11th, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Firefighters cover wrong plane in foam ignoring burning jet

Safe

Safe

The good new is that the jet next to the one on fire is now covered in protective foam. The less good news is that the Air China jet sat smouldering on the runway at Fuzhou Changle airport continues to burn.

The right-hand engine of a Boeing 737, Air China Flight CA1822 to Beijing caught fire at around 8am. Crew on the plane behind, Fuzhou Airlines FU6577, spotted the flames and notified the Air China captain. The Air China aircraft closed down the engine and then called fightfighters.

Eight fire trucks arrived. They surrounded the Fuzhou Airlines aircraft and sprayed foam all over it. They then noticed the burning Air China aircraft. 

You have nothing to worry about.

Posted: 11th, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What’s inside a cat’s advent calendar – a dead song bird for Jesus?

Christmas news now in the form of Ted the cat, who was unable to sign for his advent calendar because the Royal Mail insisted he needed ID to pick it up, and what with Ted being a cat, he doesn’t have any. Moreover, he can’t hold a pen to scribble an unintelligible blot one of those electronic keypads.

Ted’s owner, Brittany Maher-Kirk, was out when the Royal Mail called, so the cheery package was sent back to the Royal Mail depot, who said she couldn’t pick it up as it was addressed to the cat.

 

 

 

Things were all sorted in the end. But we’re left to wonder what is inside a cat’s advent calendar – and if a dead song behind a perforated cardboard door is what Jesus would have wanted?

Posted: 10th, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wallaby ‘rescued’ swimming kilometre offshore during sponsored swim

Flipper

 

To New South Wales, Australia, where a bunch of marine students from the National Marine Science Centre, have ‘rescued’ a wallaby, “lost at sea”.

Says Laura Sanchez-Peregrine: “We see this thing swimming – it’s like a hairy thing. At first I thought it was a seal, but we came closer and it was a big wallaby, maybe a 25-kilogram wallaby – a big male. He looked really, really exhausted. We decided to help him, but it was really difficult to bring him on board. It’s a really small tinny, and he had really long claws, so it was pretty scary and he wouldn’t let us grab him.”

You’ve got to love these stories. The wallaby has trained, gathered sponsorship pledges and set out on what he hopes will be record-breaking swim. A few hundred yards from home, he’s acocsted by a gang of humans in  a boat, who drag him from the water and return him to dry land.

They even give him a new name, Swampy.

Laura says Swampy, known to his pals as ‘Flipper’, was “remarkably good condition… He stayed on the beach for two minutes, super exhausted standing there, couldn’t move at all. And then yeah, he just went – hopped off and waved goodbye.”

 

Better check that wave one more time, Laura. Wallabies have more than one finger.

Posted: 10th, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0