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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.

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


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


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


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


The Postman Saw Your Chicken – Notes Of Note

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Posted: 22nd, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


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)


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


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


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)


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)


Brutal Take-Down of a Shoplifter: We Have A No Stealing Pow-licy

ONE way to deal with shoplifters…

Posted: 21st, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Australian MP Gary Gray Eats His Own Hair

AUSTRALIAN MP and Opposition spokesman for resources  – get this – Gary Gray (the man’s name is a master of efficiency both in government and Scrabble) has been eating his own hair. Or maybe he’s been eating something found on his hair, like grubs or jam?


YouTube link.

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Posted: 21st, November 2013 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment


Medics Remove Family Photo Stitched Inside A Live Chicken

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TO South Florida,where Miami-Dade County Animal Services have found a photograph protruding from the chest of a chicken called Trooper. Katha Sheehan, who looked after the bird at her Florida City chicken rescue centre, says. “The person who found him and I looked at him. That thing is protruding from his chest. It doesn’t look like keel bone.”

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Posted: 21st, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


London Hipperdrome Wants Dwarf Doormen For New Tiny Entrance

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ARE you an angry dwarf who enjoys to look down on people? If you answered ‘yes’ and ‘yes’, then the Hippodrome Casino in London wants you. The venue is looking for door dwarfs. An advert says:

“The Hippodrome is seeking to create a team of Britain’s smallest bouncers – Door Dwarfs – for its new entrance in Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square. Duties include door control and customer relations. We welcome applications from those under 4ft 10 inches.”

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How big is the entrance? And is it that small to allow only true celebrtities to pass through, it being a fact that everyone on the telly is tiny?

 

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Says Hippodrome Casino owner Simon Thomas: “We wanted to add some extra spectacle to Leicester Square. The Hippodrome is a building with a rich tradition of theatrical innovation with a history of dwarf acts appearing here. It fits perfectly with the way we do things here – differently, with a lot of fun involved, and we think they will be very effective on the door.”

Got to keep the wrong sort of dwarfs out some how.

 

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And if look like a cross between Gordon Ramsay and an Ewok, so much the better.

Posted: 20th, November 2013 | In: Money, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


London’s Fake Houses: The Leinster Gardens Fronts

SHOULD anyone offer you a quick deal on 23 and 24 Leinster Gardens, you’d be wise to ask them for a peek inside. Sure, it’s cheap and you must buy it now, but the house isn’t really a house. It’s just a facade. Still, with the right brass plate, Kazakh Industrial Solutions LLP will have a new London home.

 

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Posted: 19th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Dubai Officer In Court Over ‘Indecent’ Handshake

 

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“THREE years ago, a new director was appointed the branch’s director and the suspect was his deputy, ” says a 30-year-old foreman at the Dubai Misdemeanour Court. “I was on friendly terms with both men. Last year the suspect started mocking and belittling me in front of my partners. When our relations started to worsen, the new director advised the officer and tried to patch things up between us. The defendant apologised to me… but deep inside he did not seem satisfied or happy about it. Then he started shaking hands with me in an indecent way. Several times, he reverted his middle finger while shaking my hand and moved his finger while our palms were in contact.”

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Posted: 19th, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Police Seek The Skegness Dog Poo Rubber?

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OUTSIDE the Hildreds Centre in Skegness, Lincolnshire, a man has told a woman she has trodden in a dog poo. He then attempts to rub her leg and foot.I

Is the man trying to help? Is he aroused by women stepping in dog poo?

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Posted: 19th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Parents Made Child Wear ‘I Am A Liar Sign’

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Spotter: Other Parents

Posted: 18th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment