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Santa Wars: Santa Claus Fights Santa Claus At New York Santacon

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SANTACON participants wait outside a lower eastside bar filled to capacity on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 in New York.

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Posted: 16th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kent School Kids Evacuated From Swimming Pool Amid Disabled Man Panic

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PANIC at Aylesford, Kent’s Larkfield Leisure Centre. Teachers from Kings Hill Primary, near West Malling, fear there is a pervert in the changing rooms. By pervert we mean ‘man’.

An eagle-eyed staffer has spotted a foot sticking out from under a cubicle. The eight and nine-year-olds are making ready for their swimming lessons. The kids were evacuated. Were they dressed? Were they in their swimmers? Look away now, men, lest you be labelled a nonce.

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Posted: 16th, December 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Panther (Not Leopard) Spotted In Epping Forest

TO Epping Forest, where the big cat is on the loose. A panther has been spotted in a tree near Fairmead Road by stunned forest keeper Phil Murfin on Monday.

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Posted: 14th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Banned From Every Supermarket In Britain

 

EUGENIO Freitas, 49, has been banned from every supermarket in Britain unless supervised by an adult. Even Asda. The Sun says he earned this award by “performing a solo sex act” in the meat aisle of Sainsbury’s, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.

Mr Freitas was taken to court. He was found guilty of outraging public decency. He was handed a six month suspended prison sentence.

Prosecutor Marcus Harry told the court: “At first a member of staff gave him the benefit of the doubt and assumed he was adjusting himself. But she was then called to the CCTV area after a shopper complained to a security officer. The staff member and security officer viewed CCTV of the defendant. He was seen for about 10 minutes with his hands down his trousers and in his pocket with his hands moving around.”

What an odd thing to be aroused by a Sainsbury’s, an anaemic, soulless, white-lit world of packaged goods. Unless it’s an elaborate plot to get of doing the shopping? If it is, we have news for Mr Freitas: his wife wants to go to the dress shops. As you were…

Posted: 12th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bitter Coffee: French Cafe Charges Less For Being Polite

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NICE’S Petite Syrah café is offering customers the chance to get a discount on their coffee.  Asking for a “a coffee” will set you back €7. But “a coffee please” is €4.25.  “Hello, a coffee please” is a bargain €1.40.

Of course, this being France, anyone speaking in an English accent will be ignored. But why does the Petite Syrah stop there? Why not extend the offers to all manner of manners?

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Posted: 12th, December 2013 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


At Last! Lie Detectors In Santa’s Grotto

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FOR years, lying little swine have got away with lying to Santa, saying they’ve been good all year when in fact, their school reports say something very different.

At long last, children in shopping centres in the UK are being asked to take a lie detector test before being granted an audience with His Holiness, Father Christmas.

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Posted: 11th, December 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman Glued To Seat Freed By WD40

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WE join the action at the Banks County Home Depot in north Georgia. Illyanna De La Keur has sat on a chair. she can’t get up. the chair has been smeared in glue. Strong glue.

“I’m a grown woman who can’t even sit up,” says Ms De La Keur said “I was stuck probably over an hour. I’m still so sore that I can’t leave my couch.”

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Posted: 11th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Waitress Invites Sword-Wielding Tacon Thief To Meet Her Boss

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IN Bexar County, San Antonio, Adam Benjamin Kramer has wandered into the Alondras De Jalisco restaurant. He orders six tacos.

The waitress asks him for money. He refusea to pay. He, as the police reports states, pulls a large sword from a black sheath on his waist.

And what does the waitress do? She invites him to talk to the owner.

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Posted: 11th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Sick Of Shopping With Girlfriend Kills Himself at Mall

TAO Hsiao, 38, was with his girlfriend at a shopping mall in Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China. Five hours into the shop he wanted to leave. An eyewitness says: “He told her she already had enough shoes, more shoes that she could wear in a lifetime and it was pointless buying any more. She started shouting at him accusing him of being a skinflint and of spoiling Christmas, it was a really heated argument.”

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Posted: 10th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wife Bites Off Husband’s Testicles

TO Córdoba, Spain, where the local lovely has been arrested for beating up her soon-to-be ex-husband and biting off bis testicles.
At Córdoba’s Criminal Court, the prosecutor says: “She tried to stick her fingers in his eyes and kicked him in the head, chest and back. She then smashed him over head with an ashtray. Then she put a rope round his neck, tightened it sharply and bit his ears and testicles. She then ripped out several prosthetic teeth from the man’s mouth.”

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Posted: 9th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Asked For Directions Discovers Shot Glass Up His Anus

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HOW did a shot glass come to be embedded inside Mr Liu’s bum?

He says he was walking in the city of Deyang, China. Three people in a van stopped and asked him for directions. He then lost consciousness. When he awoke he was kneeling behind the van.

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Posted: 9th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dog Took Human Along To Burglary

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THE story from Melbourne, Florida, is that the thief took a little black dog with her during a burglary last week. Brevard County police says the woman took a dog with her during the break-in:

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Posted: 9th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Buttocks Are The New Shoulders

SITTING on shoulders is soooo yesterday:

 

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This is how they used to do it on the olden days…

 

Posted: 9th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kenyan Man Faces Goat In Court

 

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HATS off to the Kenyans for forcing Katana Kitsao Gona, 28, to face the victim of his sex crime in court. He was caught assaulting the victim he’d tied up.  Across the court, the goat looked at Gona. And Gona knew he had wronged it.

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Posted: 8th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Finds Jesus In Block Of Wood

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WHEN Robert Hamilton spotted this mark in the wood at at home in Evergreen, Colorado, he recognised the image at once. It was…
a) Lemmy
B) A Hairy Biker
C) King Charles II

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Posted: 8th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Freddy Is The World’s Greatest Grape Tosser Into A Belgian’s Open Mouth

ANORAK loves a world record, the more specious the better. So, we like Joris (George) Goens, 53, the town-crier of Furnes, breaking the world record for ‘grape catching with the mouth in three minutes’. He caught 223 grapes. That he chose to make his record attempt on Belgium’s Got Talent is all the better.

 

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Posted: 8th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


East Sussex Breeding Sloths Are Both Males

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THE sloths at Drusillas Park , Alfriston, East Sussex, have yet to breed. Sofia and male Tupee were introduced in 2011. And still nothing. What could be wrong? Well, it turns out that Sophia is male.

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Posted: 7th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Waved Exposed Chopper Like A Helicopter

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TO Indianapolis , where Shawn Harvell, 34, who is said to have menaced two women  by exposing his ‘chopper’ and “swinging it about in a rotary helicopter motion”.  He also held a gun.

Harvell told police he and the women were discussing a”financial dispute”. They said they’d never seen him before.

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Posted: 7th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nigerian Prostitute Kills With Her ‘Poisoned Minge’

TO Nigeria, where ‘Victim Six has been Killed by Hooker’s Poisoned Minge”:

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Posted: 6th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nottingham Man Buys Photo Of XBox One For £450

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WHEN Peter Clatworthy saw a photo of anXBox One console on eBay, he wanted it. He handed over £450 plug £8 packaging.  The 19-year-old student, of Bilborough, Nottingham, wanted the device for his four-year-old son, McKenzie. But he got exactly what he clicked on: a picture of an XBox One.

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Posted: 6th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Council Snatched Pet Dogs As Owner Sat On The Toilet

 

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“I WAS running and thought `oh my goodness’ I really need the toilet’,”said Patricia Abel, a 28-year-old out for a job on the Darwin foreshore. “I’ve been unwell and had a funny tummy, probably because of changing water, so I was quite desperate to get to a toilet and it could not wait until I got home. I’d jogged past the last public park toilet and it was a few hundred metres back, so rather than take Pepper all the way back with me I tied her to a bollard thinking she would be fine for a few minutes. I just thought I wouldn’t be able to make it in time if I had to drag Pepper all the way back to the toilet with me. By the time I got back she was gone.’

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Posted: 6th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Penguin Ate My Camera

Posted: 5th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Goblin Found In Prophet’s Satchel

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TO  Harare, Zimbabwe, where prophet Honest Mafa, 24, of Budiriro high-density suburb has been pulled over by police.

A search of Mafa’s satchel revealed an item “suspected to be a goblin. According to eyewitnesses, the creature had a human like physical appearance wearing a small red dress with artificial hair.”

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Posted: 4th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0