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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.

Rabbi takes a ‘kill pill’ to become MMA fighter

Mazel tov, Rabbi Yossi Eilfort on winning your first MMA fight.

UFC fighter Thierry Sokoudjou tells us: “I never thought that a rabbi would be interested in fighting. But I was stoked. He never quits.”… READ ON

Posted: 16th, June 2017 | In: Sports, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kansas inmate freed after dead ringer found 17 years later

 

It wasn’t me. I was someone who looks just like me. It wasn’t Richard Jones, who in 1999 was found guilty of aggravated robbery and sentenced to 19 years in choky. At his trial, Jones’s lawyer argued that his … READ ON

Posted: 14th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Free your mind with 12 hours of ambient New York traffic noise

For you New Yorkers away from home, missing the noise and the visible air, help is at hand. Thanks to YouTuber “Cheesy Nirvosa” you can chill out with the sound of “ambient geek sleep aids.” These looped pulsing sounds continue … READ ON

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Express leads with scoopiest scoop of all time

What news from the Daily Express? Well, the investigative team has been in full cry:

 

theresa may daily express weather scoop

 

It’s going to be hotter in the summer! Get me an ice-cream – and make it double, no, a treble scoop!… READ ON

Posted: 13th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Regret the error: the Hampshire Chronicle spots a UKIP ‘c*nty councillor’

The Hampshire Chronicle regrets referring to UKIP’s Martin Lyton as something like a “county councillor” that “looked like a crude remark”:

 

fail typo

 

Spotter: @dderbyshire

PS – Is the TimesCaitlin Moran moonlighting on a local rag?… READ ON

Posted: 8th, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Tube-style diagram of major Roman roads, ca. 125 AD

This map of Ancient Roman roads (ca. 125 AD) in the Tube / Metro / Subway style is the work of Alexandr Sasha Trubetskoy, an undergraduate economics student at the University of Chicago. Using Stanford’s ORBIS model, the … READ ON

Posted: 7th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Saudi censors turn woman a in swimming pool advert into a ball

Saudi censors have been busy adapting an advert selling a swimming pool. The man is dressed. The children are ready for school. And the woman’s been turned into a Winnie the Pooh ball:

 

saudi swimming pool censor woman ball

 

saudi swimming pool censor woman ball

 

Spotter: @omar_quraishiREAD ON

Posted: 6th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dominoes falling show us how changes happen

Something about butterflies and things getting bigger:

 

 

No, me neither. But I like the video… READ ON

Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn ‘looks forward to an asteroid wiping out humanity’

In 2004,Jeremy Corbyn was one of three signatories on an anti-human motion.

 

Jeremy Corbyn pigeons

 

 

Early day motion 1255

Session: 2003-04
Date tabled: 21.05.2004
Primary sponsor: Banks, Tony

Sponsors:
That this House is appalled, but barely surprised, at the

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Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After London Bridge: the geezer who ran with his pint didn’t spill a drop

After the London attack: Geezer Watch:

 

At £6 a pint, who can blame him?… READ ON

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC admits to ‘election rigging’

Finally! The BBC has admitted what so many suspected: they’ve been ‘rigging” the election:

READ ON

Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Idiot throws glove at Tower of London guard: Beefeater responds in style

Idiot throws glove at Tower of London guard

 

To the Tower of London, where a woman has dropped her glove close to one of the serving soldiers who guard the place. Did she toss the glove to see what the soldier would do? A Beefeater approaches:

 … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Royal Family, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Parent’s Kiss: How to retrieve small things stuck up a child’s nose

parent kiss small toy

 

How do you get small items from inside a child’s nose, where they’ve become stuck? Beth Skwarecki,  You perfore the Parent’s Kiss:

Step 1: Use your finger to close the nostril that doesn’t have the object stuck in

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Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mansplaining: Do not put wasps nests in your vagina, doctor warns

If you’re keen on vaginal rejuvenation, Canadian gynaecologist Jen Gunter says it’s best not to stuff a dried wasp’s nest up there.

Oak galls, created when wasps lay eggs, can, as it is claimed, be good for your vagina when … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Job advert typo fail: 8 hour what?

job advert fail

 

Spotter: RedditREAD ON

Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rare black lion spotted in Leicestershire: panthers warned to be vigilant

A Black Panther is loose in British woods. The “beast” was spotted by a “terrified mum”. She was left “paralysed with fear”. Emma Adam, 29, is quoted in the Star: “Now I’m scared to even leave the house.”

 … READ ON

Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Burqa Babes: Daily Telegraph identifies jihadi bride of the month

Working on the Telegraph’s picture desk is a skilled task. To illustrate the story that “British jihadi brides are returning home after being widowed, or being sent away by husbands preparing to make a final stand with the Islamic State … READ ON

Posted: 31st, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool has the friendliest hackers in the world

To the Liverpool One Shopping Centre, England, where hackers have issued a directive: ‘we suggest you improve your security – sincerely –  your friendly neighbourhood hackers – #JFt96’.

 

hackers liverpool

 

Spotter: RedditREAD ON

Posted: 30th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mic Drop: winner declared in New York City’s Post It Wars

mic drop post it notes

 

When someone wrote the word “Hi” on a New York window using Post-its, two office blocks engaged in a contest. The @Postit war between @havasnyc and @harrisonandstar was on.

And the winner was clear:

 

post it notes war

post it notes war post it notes war post it notes war

 … READ ON

Posted: 30th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Thanks to Bic even women can light a candle

 quips about this Bic fire lighter for women: “Finally my fragile female hand will be able to light a candle too!”

 

Bic sexism

 

Things to note about the pink one:

1. Miss Bic – but neither Mr … READ ON

Posted: 29th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Here is a whale creating a rainbow. Enjoy.

Here is a whale creating a rainbow. Enjoy.

Here is a whale creating a rainbow. Enjoy.

 

Spotter: @ShakesTweetzREAD ON

Posted: 28th, May 2017 | In: Gifs, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Didgeridoo sex act is ‘racist’

Is it culturally insensitive to use a cross as a sex aide. How about making the West making MILF – a clear reference to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front based in Mindanao, Philippines – into a comment on fancying mothers? … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, May 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0