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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.

Man Sues Close Up Toothpaste After He Failed To Seduce Women

 

“WHERE is the Close Up effect? I’ve been waiting for it for over seven years,” says Anthony Olatunfe. He’s using Unilever Nigeria Limited for failing to live up to the promise that brushing with Close Up toothpaste makes you irresistible to women.

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Posted: 14th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeweller Frances Wadsworth-Jones Makes ‘Lucky’ Bird Poo-Themed Broaches

Frances Wadsworth Jones poo 11 Jeweller Frances Wadsworth Jones Makes Lucky Bird Poo Themed Broaches

FRANCES Wadsworth-Jones’ jewellery is inspired  by bird poo. The artist, who studied silversmithing and jewellery at Glasgow School of Art says her work is based on the idea that being shat on by a bird is lucky.

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Posted: 14th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Possyum, A Dog Food Made From New Zealand’s Marsupial Menace

AngryPossyum Possyum, A Dog Food Made From New Zealands Marsupial Menace

“Dogs love Possum”

 

In New Zealand, there is a big problem with an ever-growing population of small, cat-sized critters, the non-native possum. Now considered the island country’s public enemy #1, the beady-eyed brushtail possum was introduced in 1837 to New Zealand from Australia as a way to establish a fur trade. Prior to this, New Zealand had evolved without such mammals for many millions of years. Not only are these marsupials dangerous predators to the South Pacific nation’s defensiveless indigenous species, they have also dramatically impacted its delicate ecosystem by multiplying into the millions and eating literally tons of the country’s vegetation each night. On top of all that, they are often carriers of the contagious disease, bovine tuberculosis.

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Posted: 14th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pervert Cheese Feta-shist At Large In Philadelphia: Chris Pagano Is Smeared

swiss cheese pervert Pervert Cheese Feta shist At Large In Philadelphia: Chris Pagano Is Smeared

 

UPDATE: Mr Pagnano has been arrested.

WHO is the Swiss Cheese Pervert? Philadelphia magazine report on the man who takes his own cheese to the drive thru. The Swiss Cheese Pervert is a man. Philly.com reports on the man abnormally interested in blue-veined cheese and biscuits:

According to the group, the suspect, a heavyset white man estimated to be in his late 40s or early 50s, approaches women while driving a silver or black sedan with his genitals exposed. He then displays a piece of sliced Swiss cheese and offers to pay the women to put the cheese on his penis and perform sexual acts on him using it.

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Posted: 13th, January 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sidcup Kent McDonald’s Bans ‘Youths’ From Being ‘Serverd’

NO youths are “serverd” inside Sidcup’s McDonald’s after 7pm.

mcdonalds Sidcup Kent McDonalds Bans Youths From Being Serverd

 

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Posted: 11th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Potato Ambassador Digs Up Bits Of Local Woman In Market Harborough, Leicestershire

TO the Farndon Fields Farm Shop, in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, where staff have found a potato of interest. Marketing manager Nicola Stokes tells us: “Kevin the managing director brought it into the office and everyone fell around laughing. He’d been sorting the potatoes which had been harvested and found this. It was hilarious.”
potato breasts Potato Ambassador Digs Up Bits Of Local Woman In Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Kevin Stokes is a “potato ambassador”, sitting on the Potato Council in the east of England.Nichola adds: “We’ve put it in a dark drawer. Mainly because we don’t really know what to do with it. But we might use it to promote a Breast Cancer campaign or something. It would be nice to do something productive with it.”

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Posted: 11th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


For Sale: Teddington House With Two Dead Bodies

FOR sale:

home bodies garden teddington For Sale: Teddington House With Two Dead Bodies

 

Believed to date from 1875 and one of only three buildings of Townscape Merit in Schoolhouse Lane, this building, along with no 23, was probably built as a Pub since it has an imposing pedimented top and pediments over the windows. At the front it has an extension at ground floor level to the pavement and two entrances, one of them with a double door.

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Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


South Africa Government Wants OAPs To Stop Using Condoms For ‘Rubbing Knees’

PA 6428741 South Africa Government Wants OAPs To Stop Using Condoms For Rubbing Knees

“MEC (Member of the Executive Council) Candith Mashego-Dlamini was discouraging the elderly when she heard about them rubbing their knees with condoms. She called on those who were practising to stop as condoms are meant for something other than rubbing knees,” says her spokesman Ronnie Masilela.

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Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


South African Pastor Walks On Congregation And Makes Them Eat Grass As He Commands Demons

AT the Rabboni Center Ministries Pretoria South Africa, Pastor Lesego Daniel is encouraging his congregation to eat grass as he walks on them. He keeps his shoes on.

The grass, says Daniel, is a sign that if humans believe they can eat anything.

Indeed. If they really believe they will swallow any old crap.

 

pastor walking shoes South African Pastor Walks On Congregation And Makes Them Eat Grass As He Commands Demons

 

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Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is Nothing Safe? Angus Man Admits ‘Sex’ With Train’s Drinks And Snacks Trolley

IS Nothing Safe? Andrew Davidson, 25, shouted “I want to kiss you” and attempted to have sex with a drinks and snacks trolley onboard the train travelling from Aberdeen to Glasgow.

 

 Is Nothing Safe? Angus Man Admits Sex With Trains Drinks And Snacks Trolley

 

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Posted: 8th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Four Live Cows Found Inside Car

I SAY, I say, I say, how many live cows can you get inside a Proton Wira car? Four.
Two in the back.
 car cows 1 Four Live Cows Found Inside Car

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Posted: 8th, January 2014 | In: Cars, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chicago Zoo Moves Polar Bears Indoors To Escape The Cold

PA 18618822 Chicago Zoo Moves Polar Bears Indoors To Escape The Cold

The Chicago skyline is seen behind a large chunk of ice near North Avenue Beach as cold temperatures remain with wind chills nearing minus 30 Fahrenheit on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Chicago. Dangerously cold polar air snapped decades-old records as it spread Tuesday from the Midwest to southern and eastern parts of the U.S. and eastern Canada, making it hazardous to venture outside and keeping many schools and businesses closed. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

HOW cold is it? At Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, public relations director Sharon Dewar etlls us that its so cold that the polar bears have been taken inside:

“In Chicago we’re accustomed to weather extremes, with very cold winters and very hot summers, so the animals that are part of our zoo are chosen for their hardiness for winter or summer. But this is obviously an excessive extreme. So even animals that are pretty hardy, and would be able to stay outside for normal winters — like the Mongolian camels and polar bear — even those animals we’re keeping indoors.”

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Posted: 7th, January 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Idiot Watch: Smoking Men Huffing Lighter Fluid And Heating Frozen Pipes With Kerosene Go Kaboom

MEN and flammable things presents a double-header of stupidity.
fire home hairdryer Idiot Watch: Smoking Men Huffing Lighter Fluid And Heating Frozen Pipes With Kerosene Go Kaboom
One of the two men huffing lighter gas in a car parked in Ajman in the United Arab Emirates should not have lit that cigarette.

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Posted: 7th, January 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Olive Oil Rescues Nude Man From Washing Machine

“HE was very well wedged in there and we were concerned for his health and wellbeing,” says Sergeant Michelle De Araugo of the man wedged inside a washing machine at his home in Victoria, Australia . ”It was just a game gone wrong. I would be fair to say the gentleman was very embarrassed.” 

First Constable Ingram Luke adds: “It was lucky the man was naked. I guess if he’s going to get into a washing machine it’s best if he has no clothes on to be about to get him out like that. I guess the clothes can provide a bit of resistance to try to get him out. My advice would be for people not to climb into appliances.”

The man was freed by being rubbed down in olive oil. A decade or more ago, it would have been Vegemite…

Spotter: The Australian 

Posted: 6th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Big Foot Is Neither Jew Nor Muslim: Texas Monster Lured To Death By Pork Ribs

BIG Foot is…dead. He’s curled up his big toes and croaked. Big Foot was shot dead, some say murdered, by Rick Dyer. It turns out that Big Foot was partial to WalMart pork ribs – all the non-kosher monsters love ‘em. Dyer tells us: “Every test that you can possibly imagine was performed on this body — from DNA tests to 3D optical scans to body scans. It is the real deal. It’s Bigfoot and Bigfoot’s here, and I shot it and now I’m proving it to the world.”

 

big foot dead Big Foot Is Neither Jew Nor Muslim: Texas Monster Lured To Death By Pork Ribs

 

In 2008, Dyer nabbed Bigfoot in a caper that took in a rubber suit.

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Posted: 6th, January 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Baker Sends Customer ‘Eat Sh*t’ Wedding Cake

“I HAVE no regrets at all about what I did. I feel she got what she deserved,” says Emma McDonald, of New Zealand’s Oh Cakes. “I don’t make cakes as a business. It is just a hobby and I’m taking it all with good humour.”

McDonald had created a cake for the engagement party of 24-year-old Micaela Harris. The bride-to-be’s relative had won a $50 voucher. McDonald said the winner owed her $20 from a previous deal and reduced the free token to a value of $30.

eat shit cake Baker Sends Customer Eat Sh*t Wedding Cake

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Posted: 6th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Balliol Balls: Three Englishmen Saved from Boiling Pot By Cannibal Chief, Who Was Friend at Oxford University

EPIC headlines harks back to December 16, 1922:

Three Englishmen Saved from Boiling Pot By Cannibal Chief, Who Was Friend at Oxford

Screen shot 2014 01 05 at 17.50.47 Balliol Balls: Three Englishmen Saved from Boiling Pot By Cannibal Chief, Who Was Friend at Oxford University

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Posted: 5th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Life Imitates The Day Today: Man Blows Up Pet Dog

TO Stevenson, Washington, to see Christopher Wayne Dillingham, 45, jailed for blowing up Cabella, the family’s dog he thought possessed by the devil. Dillingham claimed his ex-girlfriend, who had given him Cabella, had “put the devil” in the pet.

bombed dog Life Imitates The Day Today: Man Blows Up Pet Dog

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Posted: 5th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Christmas Row Watch: Husband Abused Wife With Turkey Neck

CHRISTMAS Row Watch – Volume 3:  Michael Mullady, 49, of Spring Hill in Hernando County allegedly

 assaulted his wife with a turkey neck.

turkey neck fight Christmas Row Watch: Husband Abused Wife With Turkey Neck
During the row over a cheque book, Mrs Mullady was hit by the turkey neck.  Mullady admits to having tossed the neck but is denying it struck her.

Posted: 3rd, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Waiter: There’s A Fox In My Chinese Ass

PA 8067692 Waiter: Theres A Fox In My Chinese Ass

NEWS is that your packet of Wal-Mart donkey meat contains other meats.  The Five Spice donkey meat sold in Wal-Mart’s China stores has been found by the Shandong Food and Drug Administration to contain fox.

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Posted: 2nd, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0