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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.

In 1981 STASH cologne for men attracted women as well as police and their dogs

DRIVING home I was stopped by the police. One copper leaned in the window and said he could smell marijuana. I told him was mistaken, which he must have been: there was never any weed in the Peugeot, officer. He …

Posted: 10th, October 2013 | In: Flashback, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Naked easyJet passenger who challenged captain to a fight tasered at Manchester airport

 

Easyjet stripper
“HE must have been drunk because when he came off the plane, he took his top off and shouted ‘come on then’ in a Manchester accent and was trying to get the captain to fight him,” Says an eyewitness …

Posted: 10th, October 2013 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shake Your Booty Club dancer stabbed boyfriend in the eye after he refused her offer of a threesome

La Crystal King-Woolfork
WHEN 28-year-old La Crystal King-Woolfork’s lover refused her request for a threesome, she, allegedly, stabbed him in the eye.
King-Woolfork, of Gifford, Florida, has been arrested on an attempted murder charge.
The boyfriend says it was 4am on on Sept. …

Posted: 10th, October 2013 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The TV adverts schoolchildren loved to quote

THE Associated Press journeys to Vernon Center Middle School Connecticut middle school. Students are screaming “HUMP DAY”. It’s distracting the teachers.

The news report is here:

It’s all a remarkable non-news story. But it got us wondering what adverts we …

Posted: 9th, October 2013 | In: Flashback, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man staged own kidnap to get away from wife for the night

 

Rogelio Andaverde

IT looked like Rogelio Andaverde, 34, was being kidnapped when masked men burst into his Monte Alto, Texas, home. Brandishing guns, the men seized Rogelio and bundled him into a vehicle. They sped off.

It was 10:30pm.

His wife …

Posted: 9th, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This map shows how big Africa truly is

HOW big is Africa. Pretty darn big.

This is how big it is:

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The full map is on this link: true-size-of-africa.

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Posted: 8th, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Groom made bomb hoax call after failing to book wedding venue

 

wedding cake bomb

WHEN Neil McArdle, 36, realised he’d made a mess of booking Liverpool Register Office, he called St George’s Hall which houses the venue. He told them a bomb had been left in the building. It would detonate in 45 …

Posted: 8th, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Who did a poo down an Aberdeen man’s chimney?

THR Sunday Sport continues to create some surprising stories. The paper’s heyday was a barrage of sensational headlines, many unforgettable. Here’s what you missed in this weekend’s edition – as ever, bodily fluids and human waste features prominently:

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Spotter: …

Posted: 8th, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fear of flying meant boy took 16 months to get from Abu Dhabi to Somerset

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JOE Thompson, 12, took 16 months to fly from the Abu Dhabi to his native Weston-super-Mare, in Somerset.  No, not a RyanAir booking gone awry. Young Joe became terrified of flying. The Times reports that he was only able to …

Posted: 7th, October 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Grandfather took girl out of Kent school and to the doctor’s without realising he had wrong child

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AT what age do all policemen look young? At what age do all children look the same? We ask because a grandfather sent to pick up his granddaughter from Napier Primary School in Gillingham, Kent, went off with the wrong …

Posted: 6th, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Edinburgh’s most wanted: Who rubbed the paint off Greyfriars Bobby’s nose?

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WHO is buffing the nose of Edinburgh statue Greyfriars Bobby, the dog who stood for 14 years by his owner’s grave? Some say he waited out of cupboard love, stood there as passers-by and a local curator fed him.  Others …

Posted: 6th, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Halloween is a ‘slap in God’s face’ says Christian cartoonist Jack Chick

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Posted: 5th, October 2013 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Burglar caught by DNA on the poo her left behind

Charles Marqull Williams

TO Oklahoma City , where burglar Charles Marqull Williams, 20, is at the Oklahoma County District Court.

On January 23 of last year, Williams broke into a home and made off with all manner of loot. And he would have …

Posted: 5th, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lover attempts to send phone by carrier pigeon to jailed boyfriend

Phone pigeon
TO Brazil, where Cristielli Mansa, 21, used a pigeon to transport a mobile phone to her lover, Wagner Machado Rodrigues, 19, who had been imprisoned for drug trafficking.…

Posted: 4th, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Local News in Somerset: pickle lorry crashed near Cheddar

LOCAL news special: Somerset edition:

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No-one ended up brown bread.

More here……

Posted: 3rd, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dinosaur erotica exists: fiction for readers aroused by bad teeth and scaly skin

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EXHAUSTED by My Little Pony fan fiction erotica, we’ve moved on to read the Velociraptor’s Nest. Yep. Dinosaur erotica is exists.

Azog stood, back to the wall, clad only in damp buckskins, waiting for the beast to slash

Posted: 3rd, October 2013 | In: Books, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Criminal record for London shopper who mistook an avocado for loose onions

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SELF-scanning dodge of the day: the man who classed all his shopping as “loose onions” at the self-service checkout in Sainsbury’s.

City recruitment consultant Nicholas Long, 25, classed his food as “loose onions” 20 times in the space of just …

Posted: 2nd, October 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Women threw unidentified roast and urine at each other

Johnesha Benford and Tamaria Sterling
JOHNESHA Benford (above left) was making a roast on Sunday morning when she heard a knock at the door of her Nashville, Tennessee, home. She told police that she grabbed her roast before answering. Opening the door she saw …

Posted: 2nd, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Baby gives birth to its own twin (video)

Xiao FengWANNA puke? Well, doctors in China discovered a two-year-old boy who was carrying an undeveloped foetus inside his stomach. Yes, really.

Xiao Feng had to undergo an operation to ‘give birth’ to his own parasitic twin.…

Posted: 1st, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


So. I found mum’s high school year book

IS this what mum kept her high-school year book in the sock drawer?

mumSpotter: Imgur

Posted: 1st, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


No Cat is Anorak’s talking cat of the day

TALKING cat of the day is No Cat:

Posted: 1st, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Step-father and adult step-daughter arrested for incest have never been to Motherwell

Kelcey Nicholas

IS is legal to have sex with your step-father? We mean consensual adult sex, not abuse.

Authorities in Nicholas County, West Virginia, say that it isn’t. They’ve charged a step-father and his step-daughter with incest. The suspects are not …

Posted: 1st, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0