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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.

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) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Olympic Torchbearer Rehearsed With Frozen Humpback Salmon

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IN readiness for a spot of Olympic torch carrying for the Sochi Winter Games, Alexander Kaptarenko, 101, has been carrying around a frozen humpback salmon.

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Posted: 25th, November 2013 | In: Sports, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police Use Crucified Rats As Anti-Theft Warning

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WHEN Liu Junjiang spotted rats loose around in his his company’s newly refurbished office in the Chinese city of Chengdu, he and colleagues captured them. The rats had been eating lunches and biting cables. Liu and his part-time pest controllers thought it a good idea to tie the live rats to a tree. They wrote a shame message by their bodies declaring, “I was wrong. I repent.”

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Posted: 25th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Reno Man’s Hillside Apology To Lover Runs Out Of Steam

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“WHAT does NA mean?” The letters are written on Peavine Mountain near the University of Nevada, Reno. The “N” has been there for a century. Fashioned from white rock, the “N” stands for the N in UNR.  But the “A” is new?

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Posted: 24th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sad Cambridge Fish In Toilet Row

LOCAL News headline of the week: The Cambridge News:

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Posted: 23rd, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Postman Saw Your Chicken – Notes Of Note

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Posted: 22nd, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tragic Tattoo: The Anti-Gay Leviticus Tattoo Fail

TATTOO of the week: the Bible bashing anti-gay and anti-God arm of righteousness:

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It’s a quote from Leviticus 18:22: “Thou shall not be with a male as one does with a woman. It is an abomination.”

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Posted: 22nd, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Face Of The Day: Kelvin Mercado Is Pegman

FACE of the day: Kelvin Mercado, also known as Peg Man, breaks the record of how many pegs one person can put on their face at the launch of Ripley’s Believe or Not 2014 annual. It’s the kind of specious rubbish you can see at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Watching This Crap Costs Money?

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Posted: 21st, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


People Of Walmart: The Tulsa Tosser

TO Tulsa’s Walmart. Beth Davis walks into toilets. It is 8:30 a.m. A naked man is already there. He’s masturbating with his pants at his ankles.

“There’s a naked man in the bathroom masturbating,” she reportedly shouted for several minutes.

The man emerges. He says he didn’t realise it was the ladies. Davis decides to film him. She yells (and we’re thinking Marathon Man (several minutes, readers): “Someone stop him!” Do not let him go out that door. Stop this man!”

He’s 37-year-old Brian Hounslow. Police arrest him. Davis is on the record:

“Who gets up at 8:30 in the morning and decides they’re going to go to Walmart, take off all their clothes and masturbate in the women’s bathroom? It’s pretty sick … How could you think you weren’t going to get caught?”

More Walmart Wonders here.

 

Posted: 21st, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Helsinki Airport: ‘Feel Yourself At Home’

TO Helsinki Airport, where passengers are advised ‘Feel Yourself At Home’. Task, those Northern Europeans and their utility smut:

 

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Posted: 21st, November 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arrested Man With No Teeth Laughs At Question ‘Do you have dental problems?’

SO. DO you have any dental problems? No. Not any more. Not since I lost all my teeth.

The fun is only added to by the straight-laced tones of the narrator.

Spotter: Reddit

Posted: 21st, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0