Strange But True Category
Weird, offbeat and bizarre news from around the world. Funny, strange & odd news stories that make you wince, laugh and fear for humanity.
“THE chicken was like a puppy dog to my son,” said Ashley Turnbull of Atwater, Minnesota of her son Phoenix and his pet hen. “You wouldn’t do that to a puppy.”
The chicken is now dead. The bird’s head was found by its pen. The body was gone.
THIS is one of those newspaper headlines that really cannot be believed. They’ve printed it, this much is true, but it’s near impossible for the rest of us to believe it:
Half of young women can’t ‘locate their vaginas’
PSST! want to buy a detached fmaily home on Britannia Road, Ipswich?
It’s had one careful owner, as the advert posted at Rightmove by estate agent Connells, shows:
TO a trailer outside the Countryside Baptist Church, Georgia, USA, where Christopher Buckner, 20, and her brother Timothy Savoy, 25, are having sex. Pinched for aggravated sodomy and prowling,
THE Mystery of Death Valley’s sliding rocks has been solved. Walkers in Death Valley stumble upon rocks lying at the end of trails. How did they move?
THE police have charged Michael Jones, 55, with the murder of his Kentucky state cellmate Corey McQueary, 33, who died from eating the older man’s underpants.
Jones has soaked a pair of his gunties in liquid methadone while he was out on leave.
SHAWN Thornton has cancer of the pineal gland. As his condition worsened, his art changed.
I suffered from a slow growing cancer in my pineal gland while I attended art school and during subsequent years while my paintings developed with an underlined mythology that alluded directly to the pineal years before I even know of its existence.
I think I’d work myself into a frenzy for a while and yes, when I would fall lie down in bed I’d have something like a manic episode that was very lucid and visionary. That still applies to this day, but I try to control it better so I don’t get sick again.
I’ve had a lot of truly mystical and otherworldly experiences as a result of my history and battle with brain cancer and I’m really drawn to things that resonate with a certain powerful energy, and I’m always honing in on that more and more. whether consciously or subconsciously.
I treat depression with mushrooms. Haven’t done DMT ‘intentionally’. Man made chemicals are a thing of the past for me, as I’m really sensitive.
Shawn talks to Green Line Cafe:
Painting, for me, is largely an attempt to decrypt the mechanisms of illness through a disciplined medium. I feel, on some deep internal level, that through my painting practice I’m engaged in a psychic process to illuminate the intricate vessels and cogs of an insidious physic current that stems, in part, from having had a serious illness, and all the subtle and profound ways I was altered by this experience.
All throughout my early adulthood, I struggled from the mental and physical effects of a slow growing tumor in my brain, the symptoms of which were repeatedly misdiagnosed by my doctors as purely psychological in origin, and it ultimately took over half a decade to get a proper diagnosis and treatment to shrink the tumor. I suffered immeasurably during this period from having repeatedly undergone a host of treatments meant to treat the symptoms of mental illness, and paradoxically, from a mental illness that ultimately could not be contained. The tumor was in the very center of my brain, in a small, mysterious organ at the top of the spinal column, the pineal gland. I didn’t have any prior reason to consider the actual material existence of the pineal before this.
TO the South Carolina in the US of A, where 16-year-old Alex Stone has been arrested after his cretive writing assignment failed the censors:
“I could understand if they made him re-write it because he did have “gun” in it. But a pet dinosaur?” said Alex’s mother Karen Gray.”I mean first of all, we don’t have dinosaurs anymore. Second of all, he’s not even old enough to buy a gun.”
Investigators say the teacher contacted school officials after seeing the message containing the words “gun” and “take care of business,” and police were then notified on Tuesday.
TO Maine, where 19-year-old Robert Burt has been arrested in June for operating under the influence and driving without a licence. Police took his mug shot.
His crime warranted a custodial sentence. It would begin on August 8.
THIS must be a rather sad way to go, death by anally inserted vibrator. Sad though the death itself is it does provide a rather wonderful story about living conditions in some parts of this Dear Country of ours.
The Mail gives us the news:
A jobless man died after a vibrator became lodged in his body and was too embarrassed to see a doctor, an inquest has heard.
Now OK sex games can go wrong and clearly this is one of those cases. There’s stories that at least one Pope (and we’re certain of this about several Cardinals) died getting jiggy with his mistress and there are repeated stories from A&E departments about people turning up with odd things, root vegetables perhaps, stuck in odd orifices. The usual preferred explanation seems to be that they were just peeling potatoes while nude and fell over…..
THE 18th Century Mexican statue of Jesus Christ is kitted out with human teeth. Did they grow? Is the statue posssed? It is real human being dipped in a plastic resin? CNet reports:
It used to be common for western churches to hold onto human remains: bits of teeth and bone and hair and skin purported to be saintly relics, sometimes holy treasures kept and revered — and sometimes the objects of the fraudulent relic trade.
A new discovery in Mexico, however, is a first for human remains in a church: a statue of Christ has been discovered to have teeth — not teeth carved from animal bone or horn — but actual human teeth.
The 18th century Lord of Patience statue in the parish of San Bartolo Cuautlalpan — known for its gruesome blood and open wounds — was about to undergo restoration at the National School of Restoration, Conservation and Museology. In preparation for the restoration, the team X-rayed the statue, to find eight adult human teeth adorning its mouth.
“It is common that the sculptures have teeth, but they are usually made of wood or bone carved individually or as a plate, but in this case has eight teeth of an adult,” said team leader and school director Fanny Unikel in a museum video. “The teeth were probably donated as a token of gratitude. It’s the first time human teeth have been found in a sculpture.”
Sure. Donating your teeth to Jesus is what he would have wanted. Pick up a donor card at your local statue-orium.
- See more at: http://disinfo.com/2014/08/18th-century-mexican-statue-christ-found-human-teeth/#sthash.DNYx2L6I.dpuf
YOU put your right leg in…
A FLIGHT between Tunisia and Scotland had to be diverted after a drunk passenger attacked cabin crew with her prosthetic leg.
The woman demanded “cigarettes and a parachute” and became aggressive when staff asked her to calm down.
Holidaymaker John Smith, from Falkirk, said the woman slapped a young girl in a neighbouring seat before unfastening her leg and swinging it at flight attendants.
The crew managed to put her in handcuffs while the pilot of Thomson flight 297 from Enfidha to Edinburgh made an emergency landing at Gatwick.
The woman was escorted from the plane by police, as passengers broke into a rendition of the hokey cokey.
You put your whole self out…
LUCKY Charleigh Matice found a Swastika in her McDonald’s chicken sandwich, bought at a brand in Morehead City, North Carolina.
Eat yer heart out, Hamburglar. This is the surprise gift that will get the kids flocking to the store.
But Charleigh was upset by the free extra. She says her grandfather fought for the Allies World War II. It’s not what he would have wanted.
McDonald’s is swift to punish:
“We are very sorry for the service that our customers received, and to be clear we have terminated the employee who was involved. We do not tolerate that kind of behavior at McDonald’s, and it’s not what we stand for personally as owners. It is about providing the best level of service and care to our customers, and anything less than that is unacceptable to us.”
E-fit of the day: A 19-year-old man has been arrested after a 56-year-old man suffered “potentially life-changing” injuries when a noxious chemical was thrown over him on Bramble Road in Witham, Essex, on Friday.
Essex Police said the e-fit demonstrated a “strong likeness” to one of the two attackers
IS Nothing Safe?
A man in Texas has been arrested and accused of humping a woman’s driveway. David Micheal Gray, 41, has been charged with public lewdness. Court documents state that on Tuesday evening a woman pulled into the driveway of her Harris County home when Gray walked up to her and asked her for a lighter.
She told him she didn’t have one and he walked away. After she went in her house, she told police she saw Gray “thrusting and humping” her driveway.
HAVE you seen The “Cupcake, Vicar?” scarecrow, or “Sister Mary”, winner of the second prize in the Caythorpe, , screcrow contest?
Julia Cons’ creation is missing, presumed stolen. Says Julia:
“I couldn’t believe somebody has stolen her but I’m trying to keep some perspective on it. She’s been a bit of entertainment in the village and they [the culprits] have spoilt that and ruined it for other people.”
ON the bright side, Ashik Gavai, 17, from Buldhana, India, has no ambition to be a reality TV star or song-contest judge? Had he wanted those showbiz dreams, cosmetic dentists at LA’s Nip ‘n’ Tuck surgeries would have been bleaching each of his 232 extra teeth, not pulling them out.
To Brazil,where 35-year-old André Silva de Jesus has been found in possession of contraband. Following a search at a prison in Ribeirao das Neves, Greater Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Silva was found with a variety of household goods stashed up his bum:
2 mobile phones, two batteries, pliers, two drills, eight pieces of a hacksaw, five nails and three Sim cards.
THE bride explains why she tied her young baby to her wedding dress:
“Our 1 month old was awake and well secured on my train. Most important while yall got ya feelings in us we had our hearts in Christ which covers all!! So keep ya mouths running for it was just that Exclusive and Epic enough we made top blog way from small town Ripley, TN and the social media doing what they do, TALK!!!!”
What with the cost of child minding, it’s what Jesus wanted…
…AND she’s not even got to the practical part yet, where what she’s been told is 6 inches causes problems. This is really quite amazing, this lady has managed to fail the driving theory test 110 times:
KRISTIN Kissee, a cancer survivor, saw ‘God’ in hair. Says the Missouri woman who saw the word ‘GOD’ in her forelocks:
“I was feeling overwhelmed having to adjust to life with a newborn and a 3-year-old with autism, along with the anticipation of my latest scan results…so I prayed for strength and peace. I was overcome with feelings of joy and serenity. I cried. God answered my prayers.”
Flippers and faps: the dark side of dolphins
THINK of dolphins and you might think of Fred Neil’s beautiful, poignant song of that name, performed here, in one of his many versions, by the late Tim Buckley…
Or – if you are of a certain age – you might be transported with warm fuzzy memories of Porter Ricks and his marine mammalian mate Flipper: ‘No-one you see is smarter than he…’
THE World’s fluffiest rabbit is owned by Betty Chu:
EVER wonder what snake’s venom does to human blood?
It’s estimated that snakes bite around 5.5 million people every year, leading to 400,000 amputations, and up to 125,000 deaths.
India suffers more than any other nation. The country is home to the wold’s largest venemous snake, the terrifying King Cobra. Gowing up to 18-feet, this snake contsins enough venoms to kill 20 people. But it rarely does. It lives in dense jungle and forest, where people rarely visit.
More prolific are the Indian cobra (Naja naja), saw scaled viper (Echis carinatus) and common krait (Bungarus caeruleus) and Daboia russeliiviper (Russell’s Viper). They live around humans, eating the rats that feast on waste.
Most people are bitten when they step on a snake. Poor lighting and a lack of shoes make for a dangerous environment in snake territory.
So. Want to see what a drop of Russell’s Viper vemon does to human blood:
Photo – revenge: U.S. Marine Sgt. Joseph Riley of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, bites a snake’s tale after sucking snake blood during a jungle survival training at the 2009 Cobra Gold military exercise in Chonburi province, southeastern Thailand Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009. The two-week annual joint exercise involving nearly 12,000 soldiers from Thailand, the United States, Singapore, Japan, and Indonesia, taking part in land, sea and air drill, is considered the largest military operations in the Southeast Asia region. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)