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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.

Man Locked Inside Vegas Airport Driven Mad By Celine Dion

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RICHARD Dunn responded to being locked inside a Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport by filming his version of Celine Dion’s 1996 hit All By Myself - a song best played and sung well away from any other sane human being.

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Posted: 11th, June 2014 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Car Threesome Ends In Disaster When Woman Breaks Both Legs When Vehicle Hits Tree

TWO women and a man were engaged in an in-car threesome when when one of them disengaged the handbrake. The rolled into crash into a tree, causing one of the women to break both her legs.

At least she thinks the are hers. We’ll know more as soon as they’re untangled:

 

Spotter: RocketNews

Posted: 11th, June 2014 | In: Cars, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


North Carolina Water Company Challenges Customer To Walk Like Jesus

TO North Carolina, where the Chinquapin Water Association, aka the Chinquapin Wine Society, adds a little message on its water bills.

 

carolina North Carolina Water Company Challenges Customer To Walk Like Jesus

 

Just add water…

 

Spotter: Reddit

 

Posted: 10th, June 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


No Education: Blackpool Kids Missed School Because There Was Cat Poo On The Landing

cat poo  No Education: Blackpool Kids Missed School Because There Was Cat Poo On The Landing

 

TO Blackpool magistrates court, Lancashire, where Gareth Beresford, 32, is explaining that his two daughter, aged 6 and 9, were unable to attend school because there a cat poo outside their bedroom door. The girls saw the turd and were unable to pass it by.

So. School was out for as long as it took for the poo to vanish or the girls to fashion a ladder from bedsheets and exit via the window.

The council heard the lament. Suzanne Holroyd, prosecuting for Blackpool Council, said the girls has attended ‘only’ 85 and 86 precent of their classes at Thames Primary School. She told the court:

“Mr Beresford said that when the girls visited their mother in Preston she would bring them back late. Then he said that the family cat had defecated outside the girls’ bedroom door and they could not get past it. Then he said they did not attend school because the roof of their flat had been raining in.”

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Posted: 8th, June 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


D-Day’s First Reporter: Gustav The Pigeon And The Message He Brought Home

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Gustav the Pigeon’s report from the beaches of Normandy, 6 June, 1944.

 

THE first war-correspondent dispatch from the D-Day landings came from Gustav, an RAF Coastal Command homing-pigeon, released by the Reuters news agency reporter Mr Montague Taylor. The pigeons were taken across the channel in wicker baskets on servicemen’s backs and set free to fly home with vital information.

The message connected to Gustav’s leg read:

We are just 20 miles or so off the beaches.

First assault troops landed 0750. Signal says no interference from enemy gunfire on beach… Steaming steadily in formation.

Lightnings, Typhoons, Fortresses crossing since 0545. No enemy aircraft seen.

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Posted: 6th, June 2014 | In: Flashback, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vet Shot Zoo Worker Pretending To Be An Escaped Gorilla

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IN preparation for the event of a gorilla escaping from Tenerife’s Loro Parque Zoo, a man pretended to be an escaped primate. He was spotted by a vet who shot the man in the furry suit with a tranquilliser dart containing enough medicine to down a 450lb gorilla.

The shot man, a 35-year-old zoo worker, was taken to the University Hospital of the Canary Islands.

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Posted: 5th, June 2014 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teenager Jailed For Having Big Gonads And Teeth

gonads Teenager Jailed For Having Big Gonads And TeethTOMAS has large genitals and decent teeth. Tomas is 13. And those two physical attributes are enough for Russian courts to judge him old enough to be held legally accountable for his actions.

Tomas is a Hungarian national born in Ukraine. On a spring trip to Moscow he allegedly stole a mobile phone. Tomas says he didn’t. He also says he’s 13, and thus below the 16- year limit on criminal responsibility in Russia.

But he’s got those big gonads and teeth. The prison doctors’ examined then and say he’s actually 16 to 17 years old. And as an adult, the courts can jail him.Tomas’ family says that’s not so. He’s 12 . They’ve presented Ukrainian documentation to support the position.

The case is now being looked at again.

As are Tomas’ nuts.

Posted: 5th, June 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police Find 40 Bags Of Heroin In Man’s Belly Button

navel drugs Police Find 40 Bags Of Heroin In Mans Belly Button

 

DRUGS. You can hide contraband pretty much anywhere. But eyebrows have been raised by police in Greenville, North Carolina, who found drugs hidden inside Randall Streeter belly button. How much drugs. A pill or two? No. His navel contained 40 bags of heroin, crack cocaine and Percocet pills.

Mr Streeter is 5’5″ tall and tips the scales at 315 pounds. How much of that weight is drugs, remains to be seen…

 

Posted: 5th, June 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


LIFE Imitates Jackass: Woman Assaulted Sister-in-Law WIth A Catfish

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LIFE Imitates Jackass in Lancashire:
To Lufkin, Texas, where police are investigating a family dispute. Says the officer:

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Posted: 4th, June 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jesus Spotted In Rusting Air Conditioning Unit

jesus rust Jesus Spotted In Rusting Air Conditioning Unit

 

TO Jackson County, Mississippi, where Christopher Goldsberry’s second-=hand air conditioning unit is a sign of God’s love. It features the face of Jesus. In rust.

Says Goldsberry:

“When I saw that, I was taken aback. I knew who that was immediately. The gentleman I purchased it from didn’t see any of it. Think about it. They don’t recognize what it is. Some people see it, some people don’t. Think about that.”

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Posted: 2nd, June 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Local News Watch: Bexleyheath Man Stops Wrong Bus

bexleyheath bus Local News Watch: Bexleyheath Man Stops Wrong Bus

 

TO Bexleyheath, south east London, where a man has missed the bus. He ran into the road and stood in front of it. The drive called the police.  They arrived and gave our hero 20 seconds to move. Or else.

As they counted down, the man thought. And he said:

I’ve just realised it’s not my bus.”

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Posted: 26th, May 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stripper Wants ‘Booty And Boobs Back’ From Man Who Says She Stole His Laptop And Harry Potter DVDs

stripper sues Stripper Wants Booty And Boobs Back From Man Who Says She Stole His Laptop And Harry Potter DVDs

 

ARE YOU READY TOP MEET THE WORLD’S SADDEST MAN and his hard-nosed former lover, who just happens to be a stripper named…Moaner?

Robert Wallace, 32, says he broke up with exotic dancer Nomi Mims on May 3, and then waited a week for her to give him back the things he lent her—$2,000, a laptop, and the aforementioned DVDs—before taking legal action.

Those were Harry Potter DVDs.

Mims says she “really likes him as a friend,” and the items and cash were gifts, not loans.

“I don’t believe in loans because I don’t want to pay anybody back,” she told FOX 26.

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Posted: 21st, May 2014 | In: Money, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Katharina Detzel’s Incredible Dummy And Other Prinzhorn Collection Insanities

katharina detzel Katharina Detzels Incredible Dummy And Other Prinzhorn Collection Insanities

 

AS early as the 1920s, art historian and junior doctor Hans Prinzhorn recognized the talent in his patients at the Heidelberg Psychiatric Clinic, and began collecting their works. The world-renowned Prinzhorn Collection at Heidelberg’s University Hospital now contains over 5,000 drawings, oil paintings, wood carvings and textile works.

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Posted: 18th, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nominative Determinism: Nick Childs Reports For BBC On The Nigerian Schoolgirl Kidnappings

NOMINATIVE determinism: the BBC’s reporter on the kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian girls by Islamist nutjobs is called… NICK CHILDS.

 

nick childs Nominative Determinism: Nick Childs Reports For BBC On The Nigerian Schoolgirl Kidnappings

 

How did you get the job, Nick?

 

 

Posted: 15th, May 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch Tara The Pet Cat Rescue A Boy From A Dog’s Jaws

REASONS for not totally trusting cats are many. But in Bakersfield, California, a pet cat appears to have saved a young boy from being savaged by a dog.

The action was caught on security camerasWe see the dog take hold of the lad. He’s dragging the boy away. Then Tara pounces. Tara is the boy’s cat. She flies at the dog. The dog scarpers.

The boy needed some stitches on his leg. The dog was captured. It’s helping police with their enquiries. Don’t be surprised if there is other footage of the cat buying the dog a hot meal and explaining a cunning plan to win the lad over for later purposes.

But, for now, all we have is this:

Posted: 14th, May 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Which A Cruise Ship Plays Seven Nation Army On Her Horn

HERE’S cruise ship playing Seven Nation Army on her horn:

 

Posted: 14th, May 2014 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Priest Exorcising Lesbians: ‘Once you hear a Satanic growl … it’s like smelling a Margherita pizza for the first time’

GREAT Quote of 2014 from an exorcist priest :

“Once you hear a Satanic growl … it’s like smelling a Margherita pizza for the first time”

 

satanic growl Priest Exorcising Lesbians: Once you hear a Satanic growl … it’s like smelling a Margherita pizza for the first time

 

It’s even weirder in the context of the Vatican-sanctioned convention on exorcism:

The Rev. Cesar Truqui, an exorcist based in Switzerland, recounted one experience he had aboard a Swissair flight. “Two lesbians,” he said, had sat behind him on the plane. Soon afterward, he said, he felt Satan’s presence. As he silently sought to repel the evil spirit through prayer, one of the women, he said, began growling demonically and threw chocolates at his head.

Asked how he knew the woman was possessed, he said that “once you hear a Satanic growl, you never forget it. It’s like smelling Margherita pizza for the first time. It’s something you never forget.”

More.

 

 

Posted: 12th, May 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Turkish TV Dating Show Contestant Murdered First Wife And Lover Before Appearing

dating show murder Turkish TV Dating Show Contestant Murdered First Wife And Lover Before Appearing

 

ON Turkish TV dating show “Ne Çıkarsa Bahtına” (The Luck of the Draw),  Sefer Çalınak, 62, is looking for love.

He is an “honest person looking for a new wife.” Sure he murdered his first wife Fadime in a fit of jealousy and later murdered a lover (“She was accidently killed when I swung the axe”) but that was then. This time things will be different.

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Posted: 10th, May 2014 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Look Inside Alaska’s Abandoned Igloo Hotel

IN the 1970s, someone thought it a good idea of build an igloo-shaped hotel 20 miles from the town of Cantwell, Alaska Cantwell.

No-one came to stay. The place had no planning permission. It was used for business, though, as a gift shop and garage.

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You can buy it.

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Posted: 8th, May 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0