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.
OTHER Parents presents those parents who give their ordinary kids extraordinary names:
Biggles and Posie JACKSON-KEW
On 29th March 2013, to Emily (née Kew) and Christian, a son, Biggles George Fittleworth, and a daughter, Posie Betsy Winifred, a brother and sister for Tuppence.
Published in The Times on April 13, 2013
Take them up, Ginger. Higher. Higher. Higher…
MEET 18-year-old Stian Ytterdahl of Lørenskog, Sweden. He’s got a tattoo on his arm of the entire McDonald’s menu.
FACE of the week belongs to Mario, a mentally handicapped man dying of cancer, whose job was to muck out the giraffe enclosure at Rotterdam’s Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo. Dying, he asked to bale to save farewell to his friends.
Is that kiss? Or is it a failed attempt at revenge for Copenhagen...
Drunk Yorkshire Woman Drove To McDonald’s Drive Thru When Staff Refused To Seve Her Unless She Was In A Car
Man Arrested For Locking Wife In Shed For Singing ‘Ding-Dong The Witch Is Dead’ When His Mother Died
TO Cornwall, where Andrew Salmon reportedly locked his wife in a garden shed when she began singing “Ding dong, the witch is dead” following death of his mother.
Questioned later, Salmon explained his actions by saying that his wife never liked his mother and was very unsympathetic when she died.
He told magistrates she kept saying “ding dong, the witch is dead”.
“I was provoked but I am sorry for what I have done to my wife and regret everything I did.” he said. “I was pushed towards it although I should not have done it.”
Margaret Thatcher’s son Mark Thatcher was unavailable for comment. And stories that after his mother death he hired a huge silo are unfounded…
Spotter: The Independent
Photo: Anti-Thatcher protesters react to the death of former British Prime Minister as they gather at Trafalgar Square in London, Monday, April 8, 2013. Opponents of the late Margaret Thatcher are taking a kind of musical revenge on the former prime minister, pushing the song “Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead” up the British charts in a posthumous protest over her polarizing policies. By Friday, April 12, 2013, the online campaign had propelled the “Wizard of Oz” song to No. 1 on British iTunes and into the top five of the music chart used by the BBC to compile its weekly radio countdown.
WHEN a cat at a pet peacock on the lawn at Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Jaati Umra official residence in Raiwind, three policemen were suspended.
One officer tells The Express Tribune, “21 police officers were questioned about not doing their duty and failing to spot the cat eating the peacock. But the constables said they were on duty but did not anticipate a cat eating the peacock at night.”
It being known that cats eat peacocks in the day.
SAUDI Arabia has banned the name Linda.The country’s interior ministry says Linda contradicts the religion or the culture of the Kingdom.
It’s also banned Elaine and – get this – Sandy. You’d expect the Ministry is tired of fielding cll for people looking for a Sandy King. It’s a wonder that June remains ok. But give it time and a few calls asked for ‘June Buggy’ and her sort will also be banned.
The full list of banned name is below. If your name’s on the list, chances are that one day Saudi Arabia will not let you enter its wonderland. It’s a ban akin to being forbidden from being stuck in a lift with Noel Edmonds. You might never know you’ve been banned until it’s too late and you crave sweet death.
“IT is a weird story, I must admit, ” says Kevin Walters. “About 21 years ago, my parents were at a Phil Collins concert here in Chicago, and one thing led to another. They ended up at the oasis … and I was conceived there. They were like, ‘Oh yeah, hey, we never really told you how you were born, or your conception,’ and my parents are weird people, so it’s not that surprising.”
PRANKSTER pranked. No, it’s not fake blood pouring from the nose of the fool who pretended to rob someone using an ATM machine.
The ‘Reckless Youth’ merry pranksters are Sydney’s Daniel Maran, 19, Robert Milazzo and little George Proestos, both 16.
Daniel was playing the victim. He says:
“The reason we made the video was it was a social experiment and what we wanted to try prove was that there are people out there that are going to help in a robbery. Literally in every clip someone came and pulled George off me except in the last clip where it went a bit far. We don’t blame anyone for that, we expected that.’’
Did George expect that?
COMBATTING racism in America by showcasing racism in America:
An event meant to celebrate diversity and combat racism at a Washington state community college has been cancelled after a flier emailed to guests said white people weren’t invited.
WHEN Valeria Lukyanova, 23, from Ukraine met American Justin Jedlica, 32, for a TV show, it gave us a vision of the future. When all human life is extinct, the planet dead and alien lifeforms from millions of miles away are searching for signs of what might have gone before on the rocky ball once called Earth, they will find Val and Just exactly as they look now. They would have reproduced but, you know, as anyone who has performed the Ken and Barbie Karma Sutra knows, breeding without a match and a packet of candles is impossible.
Anyhow, cue the Dynasty reunion:
WITH 405 convicts on death row, Sri Lanka’s Prisons Department is looking for an executioner. The preferred method is not stress-induced heart attacks but hanging. The last three hangmen employed to off the felons quit when they saw what they had to do.
“We gave him one week’s training, but he resigned after seeing the gallows, saying that he didn’t want the job,” Chandrarathna Pallegama, commissioner general of prisons said. “He told me that after seeing the gallows he got upset. Next time, we will show the gallows to the new recruits before giving them basic training.”
Isn’t there a serial killer they could make some use of?
MARIJUANA is legal in Colorado. But one barber isn’t keen on its smell. Hugo Corral, owner of Hugo’s Barber Shop in Greeley, has issued a policy:
“I feel that it’s my right to make the statement. It’s the same thing as no shoes no service.”
“WE don’t know where these oatcakes could have come from,” says Jane Gavin, owner of High Lane Oatcakes, selling the delicacies to locals and the likes of enter-tayyyyyn-er Robbie Williams and darts champions Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor. A local reseller is repackaging the biscuits and selling them door-to-door. But people who paid £2 for 12 Oatcakes are horrified to find only six in the packet.
YOU’RE looking at an illustration from a 1530s manual on warfare. The advice is to “set fire to a castle or city which you can’t get at otherwise”.
One way of achieving this is with a flaming rocket cat. You can also surprise the enemy by using doves as instruments of death.
OR alternatively, don’t try ordering in an escort until you’re sure that your son’s girlfriend isn’t one:
An elderly Italian man got a rather unwelcome surprise when he ordered an escort – and his son’s girlfriend turned up.
The 70-year-old from Treviso, a city in the northern region of Veneto, hired the escort from the neighbouring town of Vicenza.
But to his shock, it was his 40-year-old son’s South American girlfriend who arrived at his house, The Local reported, citing Italian newspaper Il Gazzettino.
Red-faced, the pair declined to take the encounter further and swiftly parted ways.
THESE children in ‘Country Interiors’ magazine are called: Perpetua, Clarendon and Helvetica:
Vik and Perry are away.
Spotter: Harry Wallop