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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.

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)


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


A Penguin Ate My Camera

Posted: 5th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment


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


Newport Man Gets Toilet Roll Holder Stuck Up His Bum

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TO Newport, South Wales, where a man has got a toilet roll holder stuck up his bottom.

He calls the fire brigade.

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Posted: 3rd, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Man Stabs Fellow Diner In Row Over Table Settings

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IN a scene that could be from Downton Abbey After Dark, Edward William Bright of the Richland County, South Carolina Bright, and another man are debating the crockery.

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Posted: 3rd, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Animals Stuck In Patio Furniture: The Cow In The Chair

ANIMALS In Patio Furniture Watch: The Australian cow with its head stuck in a plastic chair. It’s apparent that patio furniture is not well designed for cattle.
Birds get entire houses made for them. But cows are ignored. It might be racist. At best it’s thoughtless. 
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More animals here and here. And humans with their heads stuck in things are here and here.

Posted: 2nd, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Man Arrested For Giving Away $1000

TO Minnesota, where the rain is made of currency. Serge Vorobyov has emptied $1,000 over the Mall of America in Bloomington. Vorobyov just wants to do something nice for people. And then the mall security staff arrested him.

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Posted: 2nd, December 2013 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment


Chap Does To Banks What They Do To You

NICELY done:

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Posted: 30th, November 2013 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment (1)


Norway’s Vertical Cemetery Offers A Cracking View Of The Dead

 

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WHEN you die , you will ascend. You will rise up in Martin McSherry’s vertical cemetery. The Royal Danish School of Architecture students has showcased his design at the Oslo conference for Nordic cemeteries. His work has been  commended as “a highly original contribution”.

He says: “Existing cemeteries will slowly be removed to provide land to the city’s living souls. The vertical cemetery, with its open front, will become a significant part of the city and a daily reminder of death’s existence. In time, the city’s tallest and largest building will become a grave for all its citizens – the city’s ever-changing monument.”

 

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There will be distinct floors for all believers and non-believers. Muslims, Jews, Christians and more will be slotted in. Who gets to see out eternity above whom is a moot point. But, then, the cemetery will grow because it’s modular. It can be like a religious game of jenga. You just have to lean to slot in together.

If Ikea did cemeteries, it would look a lot like this.

And it will grow and grow, the tower of decay casting a shadow over the city, creeping up on you. Death is not something that happens to other people. It’s creeping up on you.

Still, some things don’t change even with McSherry’s design: the dead love to be buried with a good view.

 

Posted: 30th, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Dandelion Grows In Child’s Ear (Photo)

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THE above photograph is of a dandelion growing in the ear of a 16-month-old Chinese girl . The roots were embedded in her ear canal.

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Posted: 30th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Oxfordshire British Gas Protestors Unfurl Banner Demanding ”Justice For JUPMERS’

OUTSIDE the British Gas headquarters in Cowley, Oxfordshire, campaigners for lower energy price protestors have unfurled a banner: “JUSTICE FOR JUPMERS.”

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Posted: 29th, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment (1)


Christian Pastor David Benoit Impersonates A Rock ‘n’ Roll Burns Victim

CHRISTIAN David Benoit Exposes Occultic Tendencies in Rock Music. He tells us that rock ‘n’ rolls is about ‘Buttons’. He tells us that he once met a burns victim. And  – hallelujah – his nauseating flesh was the best thing that could have happened to that hellraiser:

Posted: 28th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


Woman Hid In Car Boot To Escape Drink Driving Charge

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THE car crashed into a wall in Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, attracted police attention. What they failed to noticed that the car’s owner was in the boot – the 30-year-old had curled up to sleep off the demon drink and drugs.

She had placed within reach water and food.

Posted: 28th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Meteorite Hits Boy On Head

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STEVEN Lippard, 7, from Loxahatchee, Florida, is nursing a sore head caused by…a falling meteorite. Dad Wayne says he initially thought the injury had been caused by a golf ball or maybe a bird swooping down. Then he found the small stones. So. Meteorite. Must be.

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Posted: 28th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


iPhone Thief Sends Victim Huge Handwritten List Of Contacts

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WHEN Zou Bin’s phone was stolen by a man with whom he’d shared a taxi ride in China’s Hunan province, he sent a text to the  “I can assure you that I will find you. Send me back the phone to the address below if you are sensible.”

Mr Bin wanted his phone and, more importantly, the contacts on it. He sent another message: “Look through the contact numbers in my mobile and you will know what trade I am in.”

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Posted: 27th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comments (2)


Santa Claus Arrested For Molesting Elf

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HEY, kids, worrying news. Herbert Jones, better known as Santa Claus,  has been arraigned in a Massachusetts court on an indecent assault and battery charge. Free on $1000 bail, Jones is next due in court on Christmas Eve. Should things go badly for Santa, presents this year will be available on his release. And then he might not be allowed to travel out of State.

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Posted: 27th, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Man Swaps His Testicle For A Nissan 370

download (7)HOW much do your balls mean to you? Or indeed, do you sleep with a ball-having partner and have grown rather fond of them? Well, thank the stars you’re not seeing the car lover who is selling one of his testicles for £22,000 so he can buy a Nissan 370.

That’s right. A Nissan.

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Posted: 26th, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment (1)


Woman Finds Snake’s Head In Bag Of Green Beans

MISTY Misty Moser from Gladstone, Oregon, says she fond a snake’s head in her bag of green beans. Free protein! Moser says she thought it was ball of beans: “But it started to unfold. It was in a little ball. I noticed it had a mouth, nostrils, and little tiny eyes. Not what I thought I was buying.”

Indeed. Consider it a free bonus gift.

Posted: 26th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment