Strange But True Category
Weird, offbeat and bizarre news from around the world. Funny, strange & odd news stories that make you wince, laugh and fear for humanity.
There was a naked man at the Grantchester tea garden near Cambridge. He was barking like a dog and moving about on all fours. At around 1:30pm he left.
Christian Turvill, 20, of Cambridge, and some pals were nearby. He tells the Cambridge News:
“We were at Grantchester having a barbecue when we saw a naked man barking at a dog on his hands and feet. One of the women with us asked my friend to go and save the dog. The man started running around naked and went into the bushes and grabbed some stinging nettles and rubbed them on my friend.
The man asked my friend where the tea rooms were and then got angry and said my friend was lying about the directions, which he wasn’t. He then extended his foot and got angry. He must have been on drugs. He was acting like an animal and I am sure he sensed my fear. It was bizarre.
“It was funny but if you laughed he’d get more angry. Then he ran up the hill.”
“A few moments later we heard screaming and went up to see him surrounded by five policemen. There was a dog unit and a policeman with an Alsatian which was hanging off the naked man’s arm by its teeth. The man didn’t seem bothered at all. They took him away.”
The News then adds:
The incident happened near the home of best-selling author Lord Jeffrey Archer and Lady Mary Archer.
Yeah, that’s what we thought. Has Jeffrey been researching a new book? No. He says:
“I wasn’t in Cambridge on Wednesday…”
And umndaunted by that, the News names a cople more names:
Beth Beeton, assistant manager at the tea garden, which has boasted famous customers including John Cleese and Stephen Fry, described the incident.
Words from Cleese and Fry there are none.
To Florida, where Ashley Miller, 18, has been arrested for allegedly having sex with her pit bull dog.
Police says Miller kept photos of the trysts on her cell phone. Police found 17 photos of a “canine performing oral sex on an unknown white female”. Miller admited is was she and the dog was her female pit bull called 2-face.
Miller added that another dog named Scarface had also licked her vagina.
Milelr will now face the music.
Lord Jesus Christ, 55 has been at a home in Belchertown, Massachusetts, on a charge of violating a restraining order.
He was not taken away restrained to a cross.
The Handmade Burger Company restaurant in Union Square, Aberdeen, regrets that diner Gordie Wallace was damaged by the automatic hand dryer that fire up when he ws in mid-flow.
The 31-year-old Glaswegian says:
“After enjoying a meal with the misses I took a trip to the little boys room to empty my rather full bladder… Due to the poor design of your bathrooms and unfortunate placing of the automatic hand dryer, half way during my urination the hand dryer decided to go on full pelt thus blowing my pish stream all over the place, nearly all over my trousers and sadly leaving me with a soggy trainer on my left foot. I’m now going to be forced to throw out my sodden sock, walk about with a pishy foot and now believe I have developed a phobia of hand dryers.”
The Handmade Burger Company offered a year’s supply of fresh socks by way of compensation:
“We’re really sorry to hear about your experience in our Union Square restaurant. This is the first time that this has happened in the five years that we have been open. We’d like to send you a pair of trainers and a supply of socks every month for a year to compensate.”
Motto: the sink, men. Use the sink.
To Florida, where Richard Jones took this photograph of a raccoon surfing on an alligator in Ocala National Forest.
Jones tells WFTV 9:
“I snapped a lucky picture right when the gator slipped into the water and before the raccoon jumped off and scurried away. Without the context you’d think the raccoon was hitching a ride across the river. Pretty amazing,”
Aesop was right.
To the Russian town of Kumertau, where the world’s biggest helicopter model made from horsemeat is on display. The horsemeat chopper celebrates the towns’ anniversary and the local helicopter factory.
Horsemeat seller Liliya Amineva explains:
“Today’s helicopter is made of horsemeat. Our company produces horsemeat sausages. And the helicopter is made exclusively of our products made from organic meat grown in our region.”
The horsemeat helicopter is over 3.5m long, about 1.8m high and weighs over 120kg.
Meat is Red Rum, as they say in Russia.
Smithsonian Channel has this great video of how plants disperse seends. Look out for violets, touch me nots, and poisonous squirting cucumbers. Really, look out:
She was black on the outside and white on the inside. Black community leader Rachel Dolezal has been exposed as a white woman with a stick on Afro and a spray tan:
Rachel Dolezal, who heads Spokane’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter and teaches Africana studies at Eastern Washington University, refused to directly answers any questions about her alleged racial ruse after it was reported.
A KXLY reporter bluntly asked her, “Are you African-American?”
After a stunned pause, she replied: “I don’t understand the question.”
To Henrico, Virginia, where Laquanda Newby, 25, is at the Henrico County Courthouse. She admits to having left a child in a hot car.
When Newby turned herself in, police said she again left children in her car. Deputies could not say how long the two children were inside the car, but surveillance video showed it was more than an hour. The car’s windows were closed and the car keys were left on the floorboard, police said. Temperatures hit the 90s on Monday.
Henrico Sheriff’s Capt. David Kinkle said: “Their shirts were wet, sweat rolling off their brows. They seemed to be okay, but it was very hot.”
Mum was taken to a room with open windows, albeit with bars over them.
Anyone buying a $3 knit crop top from Amzaon whousl know that it shows your nipples and, as one mother says, “Do not buy this, even for your cat.”
Psychic conned $713,975 from man who bought invisible gold bridges and a time machine to win dead woman’s heart
We saw it coming, of course. But the Brooklyn man who hired a a psychic to win a lady says the medium duped him out of $713,975
The psychic, 26-year-old Priscilla Kelly Delmaro, allegedly advised the man that to woo Michelle he should buy stuff, like a $40,000 diamond ring to “protect his energy”, the same sum on his own funeral – this would make evil spirits think he was dead – and an $80,000 80-mile-long stretch of an invisble golden bridge for the spirits to cross in the spirit world.
Other Parents Watch spots Chicago’s Lashon Stuckey, 33, who having been was arrested for carrying several bags of heroin, is chewing through a squad car seat belt.
Between chomps he tells police that he’s deperate to get free and make it to his son’s birthday.
The plan fails. Stuckey is in jail.
His party bags are in storage.
To Brazil, where Anthony Kulkamp Dias is playing the guitar as surgeons operate on his brain. Doctors wanted to monitor Mr Dias’ cognitive functions during the surgery. Playing a guitar was his idea.
The 20-year-old strummed Yesterday by The Beatles and a tune he wrote for his young son.
Kulkamp Dias tells The Telegraph:
“I played six soongs at certain times. My right hand was a bit weaker because that was the side that they were operating on. So I stopped and rested. I was interspersing songs and talking with them… The doctors asked me to repeat one of the country songs, so I even had an encore.”
Spotter: NY Daily News
New Zealand supermarket chain Countdown regrets the “unfortunate case of human error” that led to a sign advertising Griffins Krispie Toasted Coconut Biscuits referring to “Crispie Toasted Cocunt”.
The ‘body milk’ is on aisle 4.
Gemma Wale, of Small Heath, Birmingham, has been sent to prison of being too noisy during sex. Wale – and how’s that for nominative determinism? – was handed a two-week prison sentence for breaching an earlier court order banning her from “screaming and shouting whilst having sex” at a “level of noise” which annoyed a neighbour.
Judge Emma Kelly revealed that Wale has a boyfriend called Wayne.
Stuck for a way to inject chocolate sauce or cream into a ripe banana? Well, worry no more. The Chocobana-na is here to turn the phallic fruit into a loaded missile.
To Michigan, where a pig has shat in a police car. The Shelby Township Police Department provides the photos. And just cop a load of that pig’s expression.
The story goes that the pig was not on assignment. The pig had escaped its corral – it had run from its yard, charged its owner and become “distracted by a decorative ball”. Police had captured it and placed it inside their car for safe keeping.
“Well, lets say the pig either out of excitement or otherwise felt the need to use the back seat of our patrol car as a bathroom,” says Deputy Chief Mark Coil to CBS Detroit.
“I was shocked and disgusted. We had all been drinking and she just seemed to think it was fun and was showing off about it. This is the lowest of the low.” So says a visitor to Jacqui Tierney’s house in Dundee. A fellow guest has snorted Jacqui’s dead mother’s ashes.
“It’s worse than jumping on somebody’s grave,” they add. “It’s so disrespectful to the memory of someone’s mum and gran and I can’t believe it happened.”
How could someone do something like this?” wonders Jacqui. “It is beyond belief that this happened in my own home. Seemingly, she just took the ashes from the top of my unit and started snorting them
Michael Grab, aka Gravity Glue, says he’s been forbidden from building gravity sculptures – or sticking one rock on top of the other. Grab says Boulder police officer have isued an ultimatum:
“For the past 7 years i have been creating this art in and around Boulder, Colorado, USA. nearly every day! [J]ust this weekend, one police officer has decided that balancing rocks in Boulder, Colorado is now illegal, obscurely referencing two city codes [5-4-8 and 5-4-2] about ‘destruction of public property’ in relation to rocks.”
Those rocks in the river are placed like that deliberately?
“So now the police have belligerently taken it upon themselves to write tickets and/or arrest ANYONE balancing rocks in Boulder, CO. and specifically threatened to ticket me and/or arrest me if they catch me in the future. I] encourage as many people as possible (especially locals) to contact the city council here in Boulder and voice your support for this long standing tradition in Boulder. [I]t is something that an overwhelming portion of the community supports.”
Rooster Magazine adds:
“Why is any of this important? Because if we ban every bizzaro Boulder character that causes a stir…,we’re left with nothing more than a college town with a Target that’s about to become Google’s new headquarters. It’s at time like this, we need less kid gloves in the form of overzealous legislation, and more attention paid to retaining the city’s core personality. And if you don’t like that, f*cking move to Westminster. Keep Boulder weird, and keep Gravity Glue making weird ass rock art.”
At which point Grab says the city’s attorney told him that rock stacking was not illegal in Boulder, opining:
“UPDATE: holy shit! maybe the support was more than i anticipated!!. [J]ust got a call from the city attorney personally here in Boulder telling me that he has ordered the police to NOT cite rock balancing under the city codes [I] mentioned below!!! THANK YOU everyone for the overwhelming support!!!! [T]hey must have gotten lots of calls!! haha :))”
Boulder balancing is now ok in Boulder. Meanwhile…in Intercourse, Pennsylvania…
To Louisiana, where Diane Thomas, 52, has been arrested for beating her live-in lover “multiple times”. As she was handcuffed, Thomas told Corporal Chris Ballard that jail would cost her “a good job.”
She then, allegedly, offered him another kind of job:
“If you won’t take me to jail I will get on my knees right now. Officer I will even lick your butt hole.”
At which point the copper with good hearing added a charge of bribery to her rap sheet.
Masturbation, says Muslim “televangelist” Mucahid Cihad Han, will make your hands pregnant after you die. Your baby finger puppets will most likely be blind.
Responding to a viewer who admitted to onanism in marriage, Han told him to stop it or else:
“Moreover, one hadith states that those who have sexual intercourse with their hands will find their hands pregnant in the afterlife, complaining against them to God over its rights. If our viewer was single, I could recommend he marry, but what can I say now?”
“Istimna,” the Arabic term for masturbation that Han also referred to, is a controversial issue in Islam, as there have been varying opinions on its permissibility throughout history. The Quran has no clear reference to masturbation and the authenticity of many hadiths is questionable.
Despite Han’s assertive religious stance, only a limited number of Islamic interpretations categorize masturbation as “haram,” while most of others call it a “makruh” (disliked) act. Many of the mainstream Islamic interpretations even allow it in certain conditions, like if the act could be used to avoid the temptation of an extramarital affair.
Han, who has more than 12,000 followers on Twitter, was mocked on Turkish social media on May 25, after newspapers published his latest television “fatwa.”
“Are there any hand-gynaecologists in the afterlife? Is abortion allowed there?” one Twitter user asked, while mentioning Han’s Twitter user name.
“So you think that being pregnant is a God-given punishment?” another user asked.
Here’s is Han’s interview:
Spotter: Hurriyet Daily News.
To Denmark, where Radio24syv is live broadcasting the death of Alan.
Alan is a nine-week-old rabbit being clubbed over the head with a bicycle pump by DJ Asger Juhl.
Asger wants to illustrate the hypocrisy of people who eat meat but take offence at a baby rabbit being beaten over the head with a bicycle pump on live radio.
After three whacks, Alan is dead.
Asger then took the dead rabbit home, where he skinned it, possibly with a javelin or some other sporting implement.
No cyclists were injured.