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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.

An Orangutan watch a magic trick (Video)

Posted: 10th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman removes 6 ribs to get a 14 inch waist (video)

Pixee Fox found a surgeon willing to remove six of her ribs so that she could look more like cartoon figures, such as Tinker Bell, Sleeping Beauty, Fred Flintstone and Jessica Rabbit.

 

pixee fox

 

Fox now boasts a 16-inch waist, which she hopes to slim down to 14 inches.

Pixee’s nose, eyelids, buttocks, lips, eyebrows, labia and cheeks are all surgery assisted.

Oh, yeah, and her massive chest, too:

 

Posted: 8th, December 2015 | In: Celebrities, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Crime: mother used Brillo pad to remove son’s ‘rock and roll’ make-up

other parents

 

Other Parent of the day is Coweta County’s Veridiana Pardo Meo Erbskorn, 47.

She’s been arrested after she allegedly scrubbed make-up from her 12-year-old son’s face with a steel-wool Brillo pad to help him pass rapidly though his “rock and roll stage.”

Erbskorn was taken to the Coweta County Jail on charges of child cruelty, reckless conduct and battery.

She wore no make-up.

Spotter

 

Posted: 6th, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man caught having sex with camper van towbar

sex towbar cornwall

 

Shaggin’ wagons were mostly meant for two. But in Cornwall  a van enthusiast has been seen  using the towbar of a campervan to pleasure himself.

 

Jackie Walker, from Newquay, tells the Plymouth Herald:

“We had an incident outside our house at 1.30am in the morning. My granddaughter was staying with us. She came in my room crying because she’d heard a noise, and said a man came running out [into the street] with something up his jumper. When we got to the upstairs window he was totally naked, trying to sit on the towbar of a campervan. It was disgusting. She’s 15.”

 

Police reportedly caught up with the tow jobbing pervert.

 

 

Posted: 5th, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Black Depression: Un-Nooh in nominative determinism break horror

un-nooh misses

Missed Un

 

At the UK Snooker Championship a case of nominative determinism. The player has only the black to pot to make a maximum 147 break and pocket £44,000 in prize money.

He misses. His name? It’s Un-Nooh – aka Un-Noooooooooooooooooooh!

 

Spotter: Mike Marshall

Posted: 3rd, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Judge allowed defendant to be accompanied by his cat in court

cat in court

 

To Chelmsford Crown Crown, Essex, where defendant Aiden Wiltshire, 72, is in the dock. To his side is his cat Taylor, perched in a wheeled shopping trolley.

ITV says Mr Wiltshire “continually stroked” his cat.

Wiltshire’s lawyer, Gavin Burrell ,says of the cat and this client:

“It’s a crutch which he relies on. It’s in a basket and not roaming free. I appreciate it sounds somewhat odd but there’s documentary evidence that the cat does provide emotional support for the defendant to cope.”

As the defendant left the court, the judge advised him “don’t let the cat out of the bag”.

The tin lid is place on this story when we tell you that Wiltshire, of Chelmsford, is accused of two offences of… stalking. He has not yet entered any pleas. His case was adjourned until the new year.

The cat is blameless, allegedly.

Posted: 2nd, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Court rules a BMW motorbike will not give you a 2-day erection

BMW - 'But Mine Works'

BMW – ‘But Mine Works’

 

Can a BMW give you a two-day erection? The Marin Independent Journal learns the truth:

Wolf claimed he suffered an acute case of priapism – a painfully prolonged erection — after riding his 1993 BMW motorcycle for two hours. He claimed the vibrations in the “ridge-like” motorcycle seat caused the condition that lasted several days, so he sued BMW North America and the seat manufacturer, Corbin-Pacific Inc.The lawsuit claimed product liability, negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress. Wolf said he was forced to seek treatment at Marin General Hospital and then with other specialists.

On Tuesday – in a 14-page decision laced with medical language about Doppler ultrasounds, tumescence and aspiration of the corposa cavernosa — a three-judge 1st District Court of Appeal panel affirmed a San Francisco Superior Court decision to dismiss the case.

The judges found that Wolf’s appeal “fails to comply with the rules of appellate procedure” by failing to cite the relevant cases or statutes, and it “contains no intelligible argument.” The panel ordered Wolf to pay the defendants’ costs on appeal, a sum?

File under: two stroke.

 

Posted: 1st, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Driver who killed teenager didn’t have a licence because he’s blind

blind driver

 

Hector Arroyo, 68, called police to tell hem he’d hit a deer while her was out driving. He had;’t. He’d hit and killed 13-year-old Helina Dirba.

Arroyo told Detective James Maltby he didn’t stop because he didn’t have a licence. Why not? Well, his licences was revoked because he’s “legally blind”.

 

Helina Dirba

 

Arroyo is charged with involuntary homicide-manslaughter with a vehicle, driving while licence suspended causing death and failure to stop at the scene of a crash causing injury or death.

Posted: 1st, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen to Manchester’s Beetham Tower groan and hum in the wind

If you listen you can hear Manchester’s Beetham Tower grown in the wind.

 

Posted: 30th, November 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Record Thief Returns Stolen Stone Roses LP After Finding God

record thief note

 

A born-again Christian regrets stealing vinyl from Out On The Floor Records in London’s Camden Town 10 years ago. The thief realised that his religion looks unkindly on stealing, so he parcelled up the goods and sent them back to the shop.

He slipped this note between the record sleeves:

“Dear – when I was a teenager, I pinched a few records from you, about 10 years ago. I became a Christian not too long ago and wanted you to have these records – I hope you can put them to good use. Sorry, with regards.”

The haul includes records by The Cure, The Smiths and The Stone Roses.

Let us pray:

 

Posted: 29th, November 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why are 27 nail-studded baseball bats tied to phone polls in San Francisco?

In San Francisco, police have found 27 baseball bats tied to poles. The bats are studded with nails. Is insurrection in the air?

 

basbeball bat nails sf

 

 

Sgt. Michael Andraychak says it’s “very strange”.

 

bat sf 1

 

Is San Francisco gearing up for a fight?

Posted: 29th, November 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dog gets stick stuck in his urethra (photos)

door uretha

 

Basil the elderly Jack Russell was out walking in Chapel Hill, Lincolnshire, when a shaft of plant got wedged up his urethra.

 

dog urethra

 

“He was walking like John Wayne when he ran back to us so I knew something was wrong,” says owner Jill Larcombe. “So I checked him and when I saw it I did a double take. I thought ‘oh my goodness, it can’t be’ – there was this stick-like shaft sticking three inches out of him. I tried to give it a little pull but he went ballistic.”

 

dog urethra 2

 

A vet, drugs and lubrication saved the day.

Posted: 28th, November 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mother hosted beer and weed party for 12 to 14-year-olds

Mandy Wells weed party texas

Mandy Wells

 

To Texas, where mother-of-three Mandy Wells, 32, tells police she “thought for minute that it was a bad idea” to provide alcohol and drugs to a party of 12-14 year olds but “did it anyway”.

Court documents allege Wells provided her “depressed” 14-year-old daughter and her pals with cans of Coors Light beer (is that alcohol?) and marijuana, which she loaded into a glass “Hello Kitty” pipe.

 

weed pipe hello kitty

 

 

Wells allegedly confessed to, yes, letting the kids booze, and, yes, letting them get stoned, but she “kept them under control.”

These are the Calpol Kids who graduated.

 

Wells is being held in the Parker County jail in lieu of $20,000 bond. Her children are away with the social services and the fairies.

Posted: 28th, November 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Yodel delivery driver leaves package on top of customer’s roof

Ever use a ladder to retrieve a package?

YodelOnline Suprised your delivery driver decided to throw the package on the roof? Any reason why?

 

YodelOnline Suprised your delivery driver decided to throw the package on the roof? Any reason why?

Posted: 23rd, November 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mr Phuc Dat Bich ‘banned from Facebook’

An exasperated Vietnamese-Australian man has shared a photo of his passport to prove his name really is Phuc Dat Bich after he was banned from Facebook several times.

 

Dats Phuced Up

Dats Phuced Up

 

Mr Phuc Dat Bich, 23, says “nobody seems to believe me when I say that my full legal name is how you see it… I’ve been accused of using a false and misleading name, which I find very offensive. Is it because I’m Asian? Is it?”

Phuc Dat Bich says his Facebook account had been “shut down multiple times” with demands that he “change my name to my ‘real’ name”.

Mr Phuc works in IT, apparently. He might be known as Mr Phuc IT.

As for the story, we’re says: it’s a hoax, right?

 

Posted: 22nd, November 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police swoop on man with ‘armed’ sandwich

armed sandwich

 

To Stevenage railway station, Hertfordshire. It’s 4.40pm on Thursday afternoon. Police are responding to an urgent call: someone has seen a man with a gun.

Armed police have located the man, who is searched and found to be in possession of a sandwich.

You kebab eaters have been warned.

Posted: 22nd, November 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arkansas judge allegedly offered sexual spankings or prison

spanking judge alleged

 

To Arkansas, where young white male offenders are offered a deal: take a sound spanking to your naked backside and get a  reduced sentence. It’s alleged that Judge Joseph Boeckmann, swapped jail time for hanky spanky times. Boeckmann is also accused of having child pornography on his computer.

Towerload writes:

Boeckmann regularly awarded “substitutionary sentences” of community service to certain defendants, typically white males between the ages of 18 and 35, according to the ethics complaint released Tuesday:

 

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And there are, as ever, the alleged dirty pictures:

 

spanking judge

 

Despite the seriousness of the allegations, the commission investigating them has no power to suspend Boeckmann or remove him from office, according to a report from ArkansasOnline.com. Instead, the commission would have to seek Boeckmann’s removal through the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Boeckmann, who isn’t commenting on the allegations, has 30 days to respond to the ethics complaint.

You wonder what kind of deal he’s try and negotiate, if found guilty.

 

Posted: 19th, November 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teenager burglary suspect caught masturbating into victim’s fridge

sex fridgeKink of the day features the 15-year-old who broke into a home in Laurel, Maryland, stole an iPad, masturbated into the fridge, ate some food from it, then left. No, wait. He ate the food before tossing off into the cold box.

The kid has standards.

|if you have been the victim of a break in, it might bean idea to toss out the mayonnaise.

Spotter

 

Posted: 18th, November 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man says he accidentally shot woman dead during ‘freaky sex’

freaky sex

 

To Florida, where a woman has been shot in the head at the Regency Inn and Suites in Tampa. Tyrone Fields, 21, says he shot her by accident. He says they were in a ‘role-play scenario’. He would hold a gun to her head as they had sex.

Fields says he removed the magazine out of the 9mm semi-automatic pistol but forgot about one bullet in the chamber. He says he lay on top of her, put the gun to her head and then it just went off.

The dead woman, Christina Meagher, 18, of Tampa, had no injuries consistent with sexual battery. Tyrone Fields can now enjoy some more freaky sex in a long prison sentence.

Posted: 16th, November 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pastafarian wins right to wear colander on her head for driving licence photo

Lee Miller Pastafarian

 

The US Registry of Motor Vehicles says Massachusetts woman Lindsay Miller can, as a Pastafarian, wear a colander on her head on her licence photo. The RMV only allows drivers to wear hats in their pictures for a medical or religious purpose.  Miller says her Pastafarianism counts.

“As a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, I feel delighted that my Pastafarianism has been respected by the Massachusetts RMV,” says Miller. “While I don’t think the government can involve itself in matters of religion, I do hope this decision encourages my fellow Pastafarian Atheists to come out and express themselves as I have.”

 

lee pasta head

 

She was represented by The American Humanist Association, which said Pastafarians believe the existence of a Flying Spaghetti Monster is “just as probable as the existence of the Christian God”.

“The First Amendment applies to every person and every religion, so I was dismayed to hear that Lindsay had been ridiculed for simply seeking the same freedoms and protections afforded to people who belong to more traditional or theistic religions,” said Patty DeJuneas, a member of the Secular Legal Society, which works with the American Humanist Association. “We appreciate that the RMV recognised the error, apologised, and issued a licence respecting her First Amendment rights, and hope that RMV staff will be trained to respect diversity.”

Good to see that Rastafarians are not touchy about someone lampooning them. No bombs. No cries of how offended they are and vows to attack Miller.

Take it away, Barrington Levy – collie weed for the colandar:

 

Posted: 15th, November 2015 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Footballer investigated for barking at police attack dog

mad

 

Oakland Raiders player Ray-Ray Armstrong is accused of barking at a police dog and pounding his chest. Police stepped in after Armstrong, 24, allegedly lifted his top and woof-woofed in the direction of a police dog before the start of Sunday’s NFL game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The dog was going crazy,” says chief deputy Kevin Kraus said. “The deputy was trying to control the dog the best she could. We were immediately notified about the incident, and we immediately initiated a criminal investigation into the matter.”

No, not to investigate why a hard-to-control police dog is so close to professional athletes, and barking at them. Police are investigating Ray-Ray and his woof-woof.

Police deputy Maria Watts, the handler of Bandit the dog, says Armstrong was shouting “Hey dog, hey dog” after leaving the locker room before the game. “Bandit was very agitated. He wanted me to let him go. I imagine with his training and experience he would have gone to his target who was taunting him. I don’t want to speculate on what he would have done.”

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Posted: 12th, November 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Welsh parents banned from London after sex at Westfield in front of their children

westfield sex

 

We join the action as pregnant Akeela Ali, 25, is carrying out a ‘sex act’ on her husband Fahad Bilal, 26. Their children aged three and five are close by, running around playing in Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd’s Bush, London.

Dads on family shopping expeditions can be trying. But the wife easing tensions with a blow job in public is not the done thing. Even in Aldi.

Now fast forward to see Ali and Bilal, both of Newport, south Wales, stood in the dock at Hammersmith magistrates’ court. They admit the charge of outraging public decency on 23 July.

The couple say they “thought about stopping” when their children interrupted, but carried on. They explained: “It just happened.”

Prosecutor Arlene De Silva narrates:

“On the 23 July this year Miss Ali was at the Westfield shopping centre along with her husband and also with their two children aged three and five. Just after 8pm they were sitting on a sofa in the lift lobby lounge area on the first floor facing three elevators. Mrs Ali sat beside her husband and was clearly engaging in oral sex. This went on for around 10 minutes. They were interrupted several times by the children. The incident was captured on CCTV. When she was interviewed on 22 October she said she had gone shopping with her children. She said she was pregnant and as a result her hormones were everywhere. She said they started kissing as their kids were running around playing. She said ‘it just happened’.

“When their children interrupted she felt what they were doing was wrong but they carried on. She was aware that one of the children was sitting beside Mr Bilal for some time during the incident. She said she regretted the incident and was ashamed. Mr Bilal said it was a human mistake. It was not that busy at the time but he knew it was a public area.”

The couple are banned from London for eight weeks.

Meanwhile, we imagine Fahad gamefully trying to recreate the seductive magic of Westfield shopping centre in the comfort of his own home.

Posted: 10th, November 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Murderer and sex offender wants his wig back

Hell To pay

Hell To pay

 

To Brazil, where New Zealander Phillip John Smith has flown whilst on day release from Springhill Prison. Having obtained a passport under his birth name, Phillip Traynor, Smith foxed the CCTV and customs wonks by wearing a toupee as part of his disguise.

He then jetted to Rio de Janeiro, where after eight days on the lam he was nabbed by Brazilian police.

Back in prison, he wants access to his hair.

 

Hellish toupees

Hellish toupees

 

Smith has now asked his lawyer, Dr Tony Ellis, to file a judicial review if Corrections continue to deny him access to the toupee.

“He is upset about it. He took some time and effort to get it in the first place. It was approved by Corrections, and now he is not allowed to wear it,” says Ellis.

Auckland Prison Director Tom Sherlock said Smith was originally granted permission to wear the toupee to assist with his reintegration while on temporary releases. Because Smith was not longer eligible for temporary release, access to the item had been revoked. “A hairpiece is not an authorised item in prison, special permission must be granted by the prison director,” he said.

“As his circumstances no longer require the use of a hairpiece, approval has not been granted.”

Ellis is outraged:

“If he is entitled to it when he is released, why is it different in the prison? It’s is a grossly unfair punishment. They need too give it back, and stop messing about.”

Sociologist Greg Newbold from Canterbury University said not allowing Smith his hairpiece was impinging on his human rights. “It seems like pure vindictiveness on the part of Corrections. He is still entitled to be treated as a human being.” Newbold said it appeared as if Smith was being punished for wearing the toupee when he escaped. “It looks like a punitive measure to me, and it’s completely inappropriate.

“I don’t see any reason why a person should not be allowed a toupee in prison.”

However, Garth McVicar from the Sensible Sentencing Trust said Smith was in prison to be punished, not pampered. “I think that it is absolutely ludicrous. It is another example of our ridiculous offender-friendly, criminal-centred justice policy coming back to bite us,” he said. McVicar said he supported the protection of human rights within prisons, but Smith’s plea was going too far. “I wonder why on earth as a nation we are bending over backwards to make sure these offenders have these rights. I am all for having the right to survive and not be threatened, but this is going too far,” he said. Smith will go on trial in January to face charges of fraudulently obtaining a passport and escaping custody.

 His hair remains innocent until proven guilty.

Posted: 7th, November 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police hunt: cycling hatchet-wielding transgender bag-snatcher

To Bloomingdales in downtown San Francisco, where a woman is stealing a handbag. Security approach. She pulls a hatchet from a bag and threatens the guard.

The six-feet tall, middled-aged transgender woman than flees on a push bike.

Do you know her? If you do tell her that women only get away with shoplifting when they are old and grey and become invisible…

 

Posted: 7th, November 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lawyers summoned after schoolgirl given detention for hugging classmate

hugging detention

 

Matt Morgan of Morgan & Morgan at law says he’s been hired to help raise awareness about the issue of hugging in schools.

Keen minds are focused on Jackson Heights Middle School in Oviedo, Florida. Ella Fishbough has been handed a detention for hugging a classmate. Morgan of Morgan & Morgan is on it. He says:

“According to these alleged policies and procedures, a simple hug given to a friend in their time of need is apparently worthy of reprimand. We believe this conduct sends the wrong message to our children. They should be encouraged to be kind, not discouraged. The family hopes to bring awareness to this issue in an attempt to make our school systems a more compassionate and loving place for children to spend their days.”

Although we would advise teacher to resist all urges to hug any pupil. See also: throttling, frotting and feeling. Throwing a board rubber at their faces from distance of more than 4 feet is allowed, if not encouraged.

Seminole County School District spokesman Michael Lawrence, counters:

“If you’re hugging your friends, you just won a big game, they’re all mobbing you and giving you a hug, or you just saw your friend over the summer and you’re greeting them briefly for the first time, that’s okay.”

Although how good a friend is if you’ve not seen them for the entire summer? Is a hug a little OTT?

But Jackson Heights orders “no hugging”. Ever.

Lawrence wonders:

“They get those planners year after year. That’s something that we will review, and if it needs clarification, we can tweak the verbiage of that particular area.”

Tweaking is allowed. But not ‘there’, ‘there’ and most certainly not ‘there’…

 

Posted: 6th, November 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0