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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 Aims Loaded Gun At Teenage Relative In Battleships Game Row

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CHRISTIMAS is coming. Fetch the boardgames. And hide the weapons.  The Utah County Sheriff’s Office can hear yelling and screaming from inside a trailer. Inside, John Valenzuela, 68, and a 17-year-old female relative are playing a game of Battleship. She’s accused him of cheating.

Police break in.

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


Photos Of Unusual Brains Left Behind In A Mental Hospital

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WHEN patients at the University of Texas Mental Hospital died, their brains were removed.

In the 960s, they were stuffed into jars and stored. And forgotten.

Photographer Adam Voorhes and journalist Alex Hannaford recorded the organs drenched in formaldehyde for his book Malformed: Forgotten Brains of the Texas State Mental Hospital

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Posted: 12th, November 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hospital Employees Get Stuck In An MRI Scanner After Oxygen Cylinder Mishap

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“THIS is really an unfortunate incident,” says Plastic surgeon Dr Vinay Jacob. “Thankfully, we were able to successfully rescue both our staff members and provide them timely treatment. We have already launched an internal inquiry to ascertain what went wrong.”
The two staff members Sunil Jadhav, 28, and Swami Ramaiah, 35, employees at Tata Memorial Hospital’s cancer treatment and research centre in Khargar in Navi Mumbai, India.

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Posted: 12th, November 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teen Takes ‘MDMA And Cocaine, Nicks Ambulance And Masturbates’ In Police Station

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MEET Colorado State University student Stefan Sortland, the 18-year-old who allegedly spent Halloween in the approved manner.

Police claim Sortland took MDMA and MDMA, stole an ambulance and after arrest (which featured a tasering)masturbated in the police station.

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


Shocks At The Shelby Leisure Centre Naming Contest

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AND the winner of the new gym in Selby, North Yorkshire – he wins a year’s free membership – is… Steve Wadsworth, who chose the name ‘Selby Leisure Centre’ for the facility which is set to open in Spring 2015.

Take a bow, Steve:

“I was really surprised and excited to win the membership prize. I’m looking forward to seeing the centre open and being able to use the swimming pool and checking out this fantastic facility for the residents of the Selby area.”

Says Paul Hirst, general manager of the centre:

 “Well done to Steve on winning the competition. It’s great that the residents of Selby have had the chance to play a part in the development of this modern facility, which is set to bring huge benefits back to the community in terms of encouraging people to be active and healthy.”

Selby District Council says that the Selby Leisure Centre exercises your arms as well as your mind…

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


Donald Duck Pedestrian Decoy Scares Drivers Into A Police Fine

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WHEN confronted with a 7ft-tall duck in the road do you:

a) slow down

b) speed up

c) shoot

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


Proof: Monster Energy Drinks ARE The Work of Satan

MONSTER Energy drinks are the work of SATAN!

Posted: 9th, November 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman Wearing ‘I ♥ crystal meth’ T-shirt Arrested For Possesing Crystal Meth

i love crystal meth
TO Kentucky, where Deborah Asher is modelling an “I ‘heart’ crystal meth” t-shirt for her mug shot – she was arrested for possession of crystal meth.
She is, is she not, refreshingly honest.
Asher, 37, ana man were charged with felony narcotics possession and trafficking.

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


Medics Film And Mock Man In Hospital With Girlfriend’s Strap-On Stuck Inside His Bottom

IS Nothing Safe? In Greece a man has become impaled on his girlfriend’s strap-on phallus.

The caring medics retrieved the large rubber knob, but not before they filmed the operation and laughed loud and heartily at the poor sod.

 

ouch

 

 

If this was a woman, whose boyfriend had turned her into a kebab, would it be as funny?

 

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


Woman Stole Blind Man’s Car – But Not His Gun

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AMERICA is a great place. In the land of the free a blind man can hold a gun licence.
A blind man can hold a driving licence. And own a car.
Police in Vernon, Connecticut, have arrested 33-year-old Laura Michaud for stealing a car from a blind man.

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Posted: 4th, November 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Squeeze A Spot Without Damaging Your Skin

EVER wondered how to best pop a spot? No. You don’t just shave them off as former Anorak writer used to.

 

 

The corect technique is now demonstrated by Dr Mehmet Oz, on the Oprah Winfrey show.

You should not pinch the zit. You should fetch a pin, clean it with booze and skewer the thing.

 

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“Never squeeze a pimple because you will macerate it. You’re destroying all the healthy tissue with the pressure you are putting on there by squeezing. Place the needle parallel to the skin – rather like you would skewer something – and pierce the skin from one side to another. Then rip up!”

Acne sufferers swear by it:

"Thank you, Doctor! Everyone used to stare at my zits but now they're too scared to look."

“Thank you, Doctor! Everyone used to stare at my zits but now they’re too scared to look.”

 

And if you want to know about black heads, brace yourself…

 

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


Woman Arrested For Having Sex With A Pitbull Dog

JENNA Louise Driscoll, 25, was under suspicion of selling drugs when officers searched her phone. On it, they allegedly found three videos of her having sex with a dog.

RSPCA Queensland says:

‘This isn’t something you’d normally expect, it’s quite unusual. Under the Animal Care Protection Act bestiality isn’t included. To take action and remove the dog we would have to prove actions there were cruel or that it was tormented. We’d try to do everything we can to help the dog if that is the case.”

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Posted: 31st, October 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fetch The Generator: A Huge Spot On The Sun Is Acting Weird

The bright light in the lower right region of the sun shows an X-class solar flare on Oct. 26, 2014, as captured by NASA’s SDO. This was the third X-class flare in 48 hour. Image by NASA/SDO

The bright light in the lower right region of the sun shows an X-class solar flare on Oct. 26, 2014, as captured by NASA’s SDO. This was the third X-class flare in 48 hour. Image by NASA/SDO

 

AS I write, it’s 23 degrees Centigrade in London. On Halloween.

PBS has news:

By the time the giant spot on the sun rotated into view on October 18, it was already 80,000 miles wide, big enough to fit all of Jupiter, big enough to lay 10 Earths, side by side, across. It is the largest spot the sun has harbored in 24 years.

But while most erupting sunspots lob chunks of plasma outward in events called coronal mass ejections, this one’s keeping its plasma close to the surface.

To rewind, a sunspot is a darker, cooler area on the sun’s visible surface that stores intense magnetic energy. (Note: Cooler, in this case, means roughly 7,500 degrees Fahrenheit, down from about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit.)

The sun is not a solid body. It’s a ball of hot, hot ionized gas called plasma that’s threaded with magnetic field, created by charged particles moving around. The sun spins faster at its equator, and the result is that some of that magnetic field drags, getting twisted and knotted up in the process. As this happens, these knots of magnetic field gain energy, pressure and buoyancy, and some of them float to the surface, and penetrate it, popping out…

Releasing this pent-up energy typically takes two forms: a solar flare or a coronal mass ejection, and this is key to what makes the behavior here unusual. A coronal mass ejection is made up of balls of gas ejected from the sun’s outer atmosphere, consisting of charged particles and magnetic field. The fastest CME’s travel up to 93 million miles a day, or millions of miles per hour. A solar flare is a burst of x-rays and energy, typically smaller and shorter-lasting than a CME, and rather than being launched out into space, it is caused by material accelerated back into the sun…

When a solar flare erupts, it lights up the side of the Earth that’s facing the flare, and heats up the Earth’s upper atmosphere, or ionosphere, which can temporarily change its properties. Solar flares pose less danger than CME’s, but they can affect short-wave radio communication used by pilots and ships, since the radio waves are bounced off the upper atmosphere.

Sunspots, first seen through a telescope by Galileo, are classified by how complex they are. Similar to a mole, a clean, round sunspot is of less interest to sun watchers.

“Imagine the doctor says you’ve got a nice little round mole,” Young said. “But when it starts to break up into pieces and change color and get jagged and complicated, that’s when you start to become concerned.”

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Posted: 31st, October 2014 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Banned From Lying On The Ground In Buckinghamshire

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“DAVIES came to police attention initially by making time wasting calls to the emergency services,” says PC Chris Allman outside Wycombe Magistrates’ Court, where Andrew Davies, 51, of Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, has been haded an ASBO for feigning injuries.
“On most occasions he would be intoxicated. When dealt with by a police and council joint team he gave away his telephone to stop the temptation. However he then took to pretending to fall in the street near his home as a way of attracting attention to himself. He would lay there feigning an injury until an ambulance attended.
“On a number of occasions he was taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital where he was more thoroughly checked over but he was always discharged as having no injuries. He has been offered support from numerous agencies and given many opportunities to change his behaviour. Davies’ continual lack of engagement has ultimately resulted in this town wide ASBO.”

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Posted: 31st, October 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is Nothing Safe? 3ft Long Lungfish Removed From Man’s Anus

lungfish anus

 

IS Nothing Safe? A 3-feet long lungfish has become stuck up a man’s anus.

The Metro reports:

Graphic footage has emerged of the procedure which shows medical professionals pulling the Lungfish from a Brazilian man’s backside. The eel-like fish had venture so far up that it had become lodged in the patient’s bowels. People can be heard laughing and gasping in amazement as the operation nears an end.A number of people have phone cameras out at the ready to capture the moment the creature is pulled free.

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Posted: 30th, October 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman Robs Chemist By Squirting Breast Milk At Victim

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GET Richard Desmond on the phone: a German woman has invented a new late-night TV sport.
The woman arrived at a chemist in Darmstadt, Hesse.  She asked to buy a breast pump. She handed over a €200-note to pay for her €20 purchase. When the till opened, she whipped out  a breast and squirted milk at the pharmacist.
She continued to spray milk before fleeing with her cash, €100 from the cash register and no pump. The store worker only realised he’d been robbed when much later he totted up the day’s takings.

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Posted: 30th, October 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fang Falls Into A Vat Of Raw Human Poo And Presents The Funniest Joke In The World

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TO China for a prelude for the funniest joke in the world. Chi Fang was in a bar when his wife called. She wanted him home fast. So. Fang took a shortcut home over a bridge. He’d drunk a lot and felt ill. He stopped on the bridge to vomit.

He leaned over the railing. And fell head-first into what the bridge was passing over: a septic tank full of human faeces.

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Posted: 27th, October 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police Hunt Eyeless Portland Truck Driver

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MUG SHOT of the day comes via Police in Oregon.

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Posted: 24th, October 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Finds Large Rat’s Head In His Chilli And Hard Beans

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IT’S protein a-go-go at the Golden Corral in Florida, where Billy Wilson has found a large chunk of extra meat in his chilli dinner.

He tells the media:

“It’s usually pretty great. I go maybe once a week. The first bite I took out of it was a crunch, and at the time I was like, maybe you know, sometimes you get a hard bean inside of the chilli.”

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Posted: 22nd, October 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman Rescued From Chimney Of Man She Briefly Dated

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TO Thousand Oaks, California, where Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, 30, is stuck in the chimney of a man she briefly dated.
She’s screaming. It’s 3am. At 6am the Ventury County Fire Department arrives. They chip away at the bricks. But it’s not enough. so. They pour liquid dish soap over the woman. She slips free at 8:13am.

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Posted: 21st, October 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


You Will Never Believe what Happens To This Motorcyclist (Video)

WE’VE had this on loop all day:

 

Posted: 20th, October 2014 | In: Anorak TV, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dogging Paddle: Kent Rotary Club President In Swimmers Not Swingers Charity Swim

merman kent

 

“SHE burst out laughing as soon as she saw it and said ‘Dad, that’s what they call a gimp suit!’ So recalls David Cavel, 71, president of  Whitstable Rotary Club, who thought he was buying a merman costume.

He adds: “I didn’t know what it was but when she told me I thought it accounted for the odd emails I’ve been sent since I bought it.”

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Posted: 20th, October 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Girlfriend Stabs Lover Who Threatened To Stab Himself

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TO Huntsville, Alabama, where Michelle McCrae is listening to her lover tell her how he’s going to cut himself. He’s got a pocketknife.

He doesn’t.

So. McCrae grabs his knife and stabs him in the chest.

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Posted: 20th, October 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Naked Father And Daughter In The Woods Were Testing Her ‘Resistance To Cold’

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“IT was one of the most bizarre and disturbing things I have ever seen,”  cyclist Josef Hanzlik, 30, told reporters in Slovakia. “I understand he is a postman, maybe he wanted to pretend being a dog for a change but either way he was completely naked and on all fours crawling towards the girl in a bush. I could see she was shivering and they were completely oblivious to me.”

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Posted: 16th, October 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0