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Miss Belgium Cindy Stabbe Says World War One Began In 2004

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CINDY Stabbe, Miss Belgium 2014, says the First World War began 10 years ago.

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Posted: 20th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Falling Porcupine Injects 200 Spines Into Woman’s Head

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SANDRA Nabucco was out walking her Gávea close to her home in the Rio de Janeiro suburbs when, as Globo reports, a porcupine fell on her head. She says:

“It was a huge shock. I felt a thud on my head and then felt spines with my hands. The pain was enormous. I’m a strong woman; an old person or a child would have died. I also care about the animals.”

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Posted: 18th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2)


Muslim Clerics Will No Longer Pray For Dead Drunks

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“IT is a historic decision not to offer funeral prayers of the drunkards who die,” says Hafiz Maulana Mahtab Alam Makhdumi, of the Anjuman Faizane Mustafa Committee, Nalanda. “We hope that it will send a strong massage among Muslims not to consume liquor.”

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Posted: 17th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Funny Names Watch: Professor Chew Shit Fun

THE National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NIE/NTU), Singapore, introduces Associate Professor Chew Shit Fun.

 

chew shit fun

Posted: 16th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Man Sues Close Up Toothpaste After He Failed To Seduce Women

 

“WHERE is the Close Up effect? I’ve been waiting for it for over seven years,” says Anthony Olatunfe. He’s using Unilever Nigeria Limited for failing to live up to the promise that brushing with Close Up toothpaste makes you irresistible to women.

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Posted: 14th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Jeweller Frances Wadsworth-Jones Makes ‘Lucky’ Bird Poo-Themed Broaches

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FRANCES Wadsworth-Jones’ jewellery is inspired  by bird poo. The artist, who studied silversmithing and jewellery at Glasgow School of Art says her work is based on the idea that being shat on by a bird is lucky.

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Posted: 14th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Possyum, A Dog Food Made From New Zealand’s Marsupial Menace

Angry Possyum

“Dogs love Possum”

 

In New Zealand, there is a big problem with an ever-growing population of small, cat-sized critters, the non-native possum. Now considered the island country’s public enemy #1, the beady-eyed brushtail possum was introduced in 1837 to New Zealand from Australia as a way to establish a fur trade. Prior to this, New Zealand had evolved without such mammals for many millions of years. Not only are these marsupials dangerous predators to the South Pacific nation’s defensiveless indigenous species, they have also dramatically impacted its delicate ecosystem by multiplying into the millions and eating literally tons of the country’s vegetation each night. On top of all that, they are often carriers of the contagious disease, bovine tuberculosis.

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Posted: 14th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Pervert Cheese Feta-shist At Large In Philadelphia: Chris Pagano Is Smeared

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UPDATE: Mr Pagnano has been arrested.

WHO is the Swiss Cheese Pervert? Philadelphia magazine report on the man who takes his own cheese to the drive thru. The Swiss Cheese Pervert is a man. Philly.com reports on the man abnormally interested in blue-veined cheese and biscuits:

According to the group, the suspect, a heavyset white man estimated to be in his late 40s or early 50s, approaches women while driving a silver or black sedan with his genitals exposed. He then displays a piece of sliced Swiss cheese and offers to pay the women to put the cheese on his penis and perform sexual acts on him using it.

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Posted: 13th, January 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Sidcup Kent McDonald’s Bans ‘Youths’ From Being ‘Serverd’

NO youths are “serverd” inside Sidcup’s McDonald’s after 7pm.

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Posted: 11th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Potato Ambassador Digs Up Bits Of Local Woman In Market Harborough, Leicestershire

TO the Farndon Fields Farm Shop, in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, where staff have found a potato of interest. Marketing manager Nicola Stokes tells us: “Kevin the managing director brought it into the office and everyone fell around laughing. He’d been sorting the potatoes which had been harvested and found this. It was hilarious.”
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Kevin Stokes is a “potato ambassador”, sitting on the Potato Council in the east of England.Nichola adds: “We’ve put it in a dark drawer. Mainly because we don’t really know what to do with it. But we might use it to promote a Breast Cancer campaign or something. It would be nice to do something productive with it.”

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Posted: 11th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


For Sale: Teddington House With Two Dead Bodies

FOR sale:

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Believed to date from 1875 and one of only three buildings of Townscape Merit in Schoolhouse Lane, this building, along with no 23, was probably built as a Pub since it has an imposing pedimented top and pediments over the windows. At the front it has an extension at ground floor level to the pavement and two entrances, one of them with a double door.

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Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


South Africa Government Wants OAPs To Stop Using Condoms For ‘Rubbing Knees’

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“MEC (Member of the Executive Council) Candith Mashego-Dlamini was discouraging the elderly when she heard about them rubbing their knees with condoms. She called on those who were practising to stop as condoms are meant for something other than rubbing knees,” says her spokesman Ronnie Masilela.

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Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


South African Pastor Walks On Congregation And Makes Them Eat Grass As He Commands Demons

AT the Rabboni Center Ministries Pretoria South Africa, Pastor Lesego Daniel is encouraging his congregation to eat grass as he walks on them. He keeps his shoes on.

The grass, says Daniel, is a sign that if humans believe they can eat anything.

Indeed. If they really believe they will swallow any old crap.

 

pastor walking shoes

 

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Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Is Nothing Safe? Angus Man Admits ‘Sex’ With Train’s Drinks And Snacks Trolley

IS Nothing Safe? Andrew Davidson, 25, shouted “I want to kiss you” and attempted to have sex with a drinks and snacks trolley onboard the train travelling from Aberdeen to Glasgow.

 

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Posted: 8th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Four Live Cows Found Inside Car

I SAY, I say, I say, how many live cows can you get inside a Proton Wira car? Four.
Two in the back.
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Posted: 8th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Chicago Zoo Moves Polar Bears Indoors To Escape The Cold

The Chicago skyline is seen behind a large chunk of ice near North Avenue Beach as cold temperatures remain with wind chills nearing minus 30 Fahrenheit on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Chicago. Dangerously cold polar air snapped decades-old records as it spread Tuesday from the Midwest to southern and eastern parts of the U.S. and eastern Canada, making it hazardous to venture outside and keeping many schools and businesses closed. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

The Chicago skyline is seen behind a large chunk of ice near North Avenue Beach as cold temperatures remain with wind chills nearing minus 30 Fahrenheit on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Chicago. Dangerously cold polar air snapped decades-old records as it spread Tuesday from the Midwest to southern and eastern parts of the U.S. and eastern Canada, making it hazardous to venture outside and keeping many schools and businesses closed. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

HOW cold is it? At Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, public relations director Sharon Dewar etlls us that its so cold that the polar bears have been taken inside:

“In Chicago we’re accustomed to weather extremes, with very cold winters and very hot summers, so the animals that are part of our zoo are chosen for their hardiness for winter or summer. But this is obviously an excessive extreme. So even animals that are pretty hardy, and would be able to stay outside for normal winters — like the Mongolian camels and polar bear — even those animals we’re keeping indoors.”

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Posted: 7th, January 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Idiot Watch: Smoking Men Huffing Lighter Fluid And Heating Frozen Pipes With Kerosene Go Kaboom

MEN and flammable things presents a double-header of stupidity.
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One of the two men huffing lighter gas in a car parked in Ajman in the United Arab Emirates should not have lit that cigarette.

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Posted: 7th, January 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Olive Oil Rescues Nude Man From Washing Machine

“HE was very well wedged in there and we were concerned for his health and wellbeing,” says Sergeant Michelle De Araugo of the man wedged inside a washing machine at his home in Victoria, Australia . “It was just a game gone wrong. I would be fair to say the gentleman was very embarrassed.” 

First Constable Ingram Luke adds: “It was lucky the man was naked. I guess if he’s going to get into a washing machine it’s best if he has no clothes on to be about to get him out like that. I guess the clothes can provide a bit of resistance to try to get him out. My advice would be for people not to climb into appliances.”

The man was freed by being rubbed down in olive oil. A decade or more ago, it would have been Vegemite…

Spotter: The Australian 

Posted: 6th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Big Foot Is Neither Jew Nor Muslim: Texas Monster Lured To Death By Pork Ribs

BIG Foot is…dead. He’s curled up his big toes and croaked. Big Foot was shot dead, some say murdered, by Rick Dyer. It turns out that Big Foot was partial to WalMart pork ribs – all the non-kosher monsters love ’em. Dyer tells us: “Every test that you can possibly imagine was performed on this body — from DNA tests to 3D optical scans to body scans. It is the real deal. It’s Bigfoot and Bigfoot’s here, and I shot it and now I’m proving it to the world.”

 

big foot dead

 

In 2008, Dyer nabbed Bigfoot in a caper that took in a rubber suit.

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Posted: 6th, January 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Baker Sends Customer ‘Eat Sh*t’ Wedding Cake

“I HAVE no regrets at all about what I did. I feel she got what she deserved,” says Emma McDonald, of New Zealand’s Oh Cakes. “I don’t make cakes as a business. It is just a hobby and I’m taking it all with good humour.”

McDonald had created a cake for the engagement party of 24-year-old Micaela Harris. The bride-to-be’s relative had won a $50 voucher. McDonald said the winner owed her $20 from a previous deal and reduced the free token to a value of $30.

eat shit cake

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Posted: 6th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment