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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.

Liverpool has the friendliest hackers in the world

To the Liverpool One Shopping Centre, England, where hackers have issued a directive: ‘we suggest you improve your security – sincerely –  your friendly neighbourhood hackers – #JFt96’.

 

hackers liverpool

 

Spotter: RedditREAD ON

Posted: 30th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mic Drop: winner declared in New York City’s Post It Wars

mic drop post it notes

 

When someone wrote the word “Hi” on a New York window using Post-its, two office blocks engaged in a contest. The @Postit war between @havasnyc and @harrisonandstar was on.

And the winner was clear:

 

post it notes war

post it notes war post it notes war post it notes war

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Posted: 30th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Thanks to Bic even women can light a candle

 quips about this Bic fire lighter for women: “Finally my fragile female hand will be able to light a candle too!”

 

Bic sexism

 

Things to note about the pink one:

1. Miss Bic – but neither Mr … READ ON

Posted: 29th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Here is a whale creating a rainbow. Enjoy.

Here is a whale creating a rainbow. Enjoy.

Here is a whale creating a rainbow. Enjoy.

 

Spotter: @ShakesTweetzREAD ON

Posted: 28th, May 2017 | In: Gifs, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Didgeridoo sex act is ‘racist’

Is it culturally insensitive to use a cross as a sex aide. How about making the West making MILF – a clear reference to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front based in Mindanao, Philippines – into a comment on fancying mothers? … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, May 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


King Willem-Alexander relaxes by flying passenger jets for KLM

Should Prince William seeks another leisure pursuit or hobby he can present as a working job – an actual job – he can always work as a commercial pilot. We read in the Washington Post:

King Willem-Alexander of the

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Posted: 18th, May 2017 | In: Royal Family, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


King of Thailand threatens to sue Facebook over a video of him in a small yellow crop top

Not long before he became King of Thailand, Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn was on a trip to Munich, Germany. He mooched about a shopping centre with a woman. That’s him in the natty yellow crop top, showing off the tattoos on … READ ON

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Royal Family, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Sunday Sport: ‘teenage Jeremy Corbyn squashed girl’s pet rabbit with his pogo stick’

The Sunday Sport has news on Jeremy Corbyn. It might not be the current Labour Party leader. It might be a “sex dwarf”  look-alike. But someone thinks Jeremy Corbyn “squashed my sister’s bay rabbit with his … READ ON

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Crocodiles eat pastor trying to walk on water at Crocodile River

To Crocodile River, Zimbabwe, where a pastor is trying to walk on water. Pastor Jonathan Mthethwa of the Saint of the last days church was unsuccessful. And is devoured by crocodiles.

“We still don’t understand how this happened because he … READ ON

Posted: 15th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Warning: ‘You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks’

To Capistrano Beach, California, where the police are issuing a warning:

“You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks. They are advising you exit the water in a calm manner. The sharks are as close as the surfline.”

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Posted: 13th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Paleobiology Database Navigator show you where to find fossils

The Paleobiology Database Navigator

 

The Paleobiology Database Navigator is a map that shows where the most fossils have been found.

Last week, an approximately 110-million-year-old fossil revealed a new species of nodosaur.

 

fossil found skin

 

 

The best-preserved dinosaur fossil ever to be found

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Posted: 13th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘A sasquatch tried to rape me’: Colorado hunter tells all

hunterinterview sex sasquatch

 

Darrel Whitaker, 57, of Glenwood Springs in Colorado, says he was sexually assaulted by a sasquatch. He says it was attempted rape.

Darrel was at his hunting cabin when a “gorilla-like” creature dropped from a tree and punched him … READ ON

Posted: 12th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Computers fines drivers for ‘parking’ in a traffic jam

Computers can be wrong. Yes, we know what the system says but it is wrong. This bit of computer knowing resulted in human beings fined £100 per carload:

Parking cameras went live at the Ashford Retail Park in Kent in

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Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eating more salt makes you less thirsty and burns fat

Eating salt is bad for you. So goes the message that has been hammered into us for an age. Salt improves the taste of things but a cost to your health. Eating too much salt means dying younger. But more … READ ON

Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Costa Coffee Salford offers its toilet as a birthday party venue

Anyone looking for a compact and bijou venue for a birthday party, a UKIP conference, an intimate wedding or just a place to mingle with fellow urban badger enthusiasts after work can head long to Costa Coffee in Salford. The … READ ON

Posted: 9th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to recognise the artists of classic paintings

 

how to recognise the artists of painting

 

Spotter: antique-royalsREAD ON

Posted: 7th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Masturbation breaks on the NHS?

Good news for you in wanky jobs seeking a healthy and more socially alternative to a cigarette break. Wanking is the way ahead. And unlike smoking, you don’t need to freeze your knackers off outdoors.

Known as a ‘masturbation break’,

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Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Press: ‘200 year old wolves return to Denmark’

Wolves are back in Denmark. The Telegraph has the scoop:

At least five wolves, including one female, have returned to Denmark for the first time in two centuries, a zoologist who has obtained DNA evidence said on Thursday.

 

wolves denmark

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Posted: 5th, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0