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.
NEWS is that your packet of Wal-Mart donkey meat contains other meats. The Five Spice donkey meat sold in Wal-Mart’s China stores has been found by the Shandong Food and Drug Administration to contain fox.
“WE smelled it and everything – it looked okay.We peeled off the cushions, cleaned it up, never saw anything,” says Holly wright of the sofa she found in the street in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
THE International Order of The Golden Rule is a funeral homes organisation based in Austin, Texas. On their website filed under “history”, they tell us:
To a group of funeral directors in 1928, the “Golden Rule” – a fundamental principle that is universally admired and upheld – became the cornerstone upon which to built a professional association.
The founders embarked on a mission to seek out a dependable, ethical funeral directors in every community by means of a carefully tested screening process. They wanted to establish a quality-minded identity in the minds of families everywhere. The Golden Rule credo – “Service measured not by gold, but by the Golden Rule” – speaks to that identity.
Each Golden Rule® Funeral Home must show a commitment to provide to their client families: “Service measured not by gold but by the Golden Rule.”
So. What is the Golden Rule? We never do get to nail it down. Under “STandards of Ethical Conduct”, we get not one rule but 10 rules. We also see their name printed on this booklet called “How To Tell Good People From Bad People”.
WHAT makes this six-second movie so utterly horrific?
IT’S been a big week for cutlery. First, we saw Etibar Elchyev, 41, seize the world record for having metal objects stuck by magnetic force to his body. His record stands at 53 spoons. Now we learn of goings on in Derby.
Severn Trent Water has broadcast this picture of hundreds of spoons, knives and forks found in the local sewers around Chaddesden.
THINGS that look like Cartoon characters: Japan’s Nishinoshima island looks a lot like Snoopy. The volcanic island has risen from the Pacific Ocean.
ETIBAR Elchyev, 41, now holds the world record for having metal objects stuck by magnetic force to his body. His record stands at 53 spoons. Says Elchyev:”When the time comes I am going (to move) an airplane, then an empty train carriage, something like this, I won’t reveal all my cards at once.”
Photo: ROSE COUTTS SMITH AT A PHOTOCALL TO LAUNCH CELLNET CELLULAR RADIO SYSTEM BRITISH TELECOM MOBILE PHONE SERVICE IN LONDON. Date: 31/01/1985
DOLLS die in Xochimilco, Mexico.
They’re in the trees and on the ground, bunched together on wooden fence posts and hanging from clotheslines like laundry left to dry. Their dead eyes stare at you from half empty sockets, their dirty hair hangs like cobwebs. Their skin is scabbed and peeling away, and their plump limbs are scattered everywhere—arms and legs strewn about haphazardly, decapitated heads impaled on stakes.
This is not a nightmare. It’s La Isla de las Muñecas, a real place located in a southern borough of Mexico City, on a man-made island, which for decades has been home to hundreds of dilapidated dolls.
The island was once the property of Don Julián Santana, a local farmer. Legend has it that in 1950, he saw a little girl drown in the canal and her spirit began haunting the place.
MY Little Pony filth has nothing on this kind of cryptozoological smut. E’ve shown you dinoraur erotica before. Now Business Insider says Amazon is looking to ban “monster p*rn” e-books. Anyone read Cum for Bigfoot? Some of you have because author and mum-of-two Virginia Wade* says that 12,000-word tome earns her $30,000 a month.
For those of you versed in Wade’s works:
An idea to write a campy, teen horror-fest, with a Sasquatch protagonist, led to the creation of Cum For Bigfoot, which is essentially a series of stories spanning several years in the lives of a tribe of Bigfoots and their human lovers. The silliness, the romance, and the sex struck a chord with readers, who enjoyed the adventures of Porsche, Shelly, and Leslie, while the kidnapped teens came to love their hairy abductors. The series is now on its fourteenth installment, with more to follow.
How can Porsche leave all of this behind and return to civilization? When she’s in the arms of her Sasquatch, warm and snuggly in his matted fur, the only thoughts going through her mind are of utter bliss. But challenges abound for the star-crossed lovers, including Leonard’s head injury, a devastating wildfire, and a sexy forest ranger named Mike. Will these obstacles shatter the growing love between an ape and its mate or will true love triumph?
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THE Mary Bale Fan Club welcomes Taiwanese-born Princeton student Kiki Lin who stuffed her cat – also called Kiki Lin – into a jar before closing the lid. This was not a magic trick. This was not an existential experiment, nor one in the eye for Erwin Schrödinger. This was punishment for the cat’s alleged naughtiness.
Lin then took photos of her cat in the jar and posted them on the web.
HOW was your Christmas? Did the family come over for turkey and all the trimmings? Did you play Monopoly?Incredibly, not all families get along at Christmas:
North Charleston police arrested Helen Ann Williams, 44, early on Christmas morning. Her victim says he’d walked to a store earlier in the night to buy beer, but the store was closed.
Williams grew angry that the man returned without the beer. She grabbed a ceramic squirrel and hit the man over the head… Williams then stabbed him in the shoulder and chest with the item.
“HE went to play his games, not knowing anything was on it,” says Tom Mayhew of his eight-year-old son and his ‘new’ Nintendo 3DS, the one he’d been given for Christmas. “After a while, [the kids] took pictures of themselves and when the picture was taken it went to a file. When that file was opened, there were already pictures on it.”
Not any pictures – but a dozen pornographic pictures.
TIP of the day: when arresting a python do not wear it as a scarf.
Ambar Arianto Mulyo was the 59-year-old security guard who spotted a python slithering close to a hotel in Bali’s Sanur zone. He placed the dangerous snake about his shoulders. And – yep – it strangled him. And then it escaped.
DID the parents of three children named Ream pick the moniker in honour of The Only Way Is Essex’s Joey Essex, who uses the word to men “good” or “well good”?
One reason we like Essex is that his name fits his job. He lives and works in Essex. He is called Essex. It’s hard to think that Joey Dorset would have faired to well. And Joey Kent would have been viewed as an interloper.
The Sun says Essex has inspired: “A Ream come true for fans of Towie - Babies named after Joey’s catchphrase.”
Dippy TV star Joey, 23, usually spells it “Reem” and together with “Creepysick” uses it to describe something as “amazing”.
IS nothing safe? To Seattle where it is alleged that King County that Lydell Coleman approached the Sub Shop at Westwood Village Shopping Center, dropped his pants and humped the “presumably cold” window.
The court papers say: “Colman arrived at the shop at 9:30pm and started tugging on the locked door.”
CHRISTMAS or Xmas?
“THE bouncers came to his aid after he was calling out for some attention,” says Rob Eastham, manger of The Fiddlers pub in Northampton of the man impaled on the pub’s metal fence.
NEWS of the 49-year-old man naked in his car and engaging in a “sex act” an he drove his Ford Escort on the M56 in Chester is unusual. But what’s really odd is that Neal Marshall, of Whitby, Ellesmere Port, was reported to police by a lorry driver.
OTTO the Pig says ‘Christmas’… (How he hates Ludwig the turkey)…
Don’t panic. Otto. The family aren’t coming:
“I HAD completely forgotten about Halloween. We heard a group of children in the road and we turned the lights off,” says Tina Thompson, 69, a former Mayor of Wandworth living in Stoneleigh, Surrey.
“Just to make sure I had not gone completely mad I took this saucer next door to show my neighbour. They were still glowing the next morning when I went down to Waitrose. I took them down in a box and said ‘if you go into a dark room you will see they are glowing’.”
Waitrose says the glow could be the result of Pseudomonas fluorescens, a harmless bacteria. She wondered if the glow was from radiation leaked into the sea by the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
“I FEEL sorry for them (the thieves),” says Jennifer. Thieves have broken into her Sunshine, Australia, home and stolen a velvet box containing the ashes of her dead husband and other items, such as a stuffed cat, a watch and an engagement ring.
“They obviously have no life. They even took my bathroom scales, for god’s sake. They steal your memories.”
IDIOT of the day is Daniel Ciamara, 24, of Blackburn, who offered his haul of a Blu-ray player and Blu-ray discs to Park Computers – where David Harrison works.
Harrison recognised the player and the discs as his own.
To court , then, where Philppa White, prosecuting, says: “As he went through the discs Mr Harrison’s suspicions grew.Mr Harrison went home and discovered his back door had been kicked in and his house had been burgled. The police were informed and when the defendant came to collect his money they were waiting.”
Ciamara pleaded guilty to burglary of a house. He was committed on bail to Preston Crown Court to be sentenced.