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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 who spotted The Beast of Dartmoor sketched it because he had no camera

“I memorised what it looked like and as soon as I got home I started drawing it.,” says Steve Swatton, 60, who saw the Beast of Dartmoor in a Plymouth field. “I used to be quite good at sketching …

Posted: 1st, September 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


University of Iowa’s Athletics mascot Herky the Hawk lacks motional depth

Is the University of Iowa’s Athletics mascot, Herky the Hawk, a little lacking in emotional depth?

 

 

“I believe incoming students should be met with welcoming, nurturing, calm, accepting and happy messages,” Resmiye Oral, a clinical professor of …

Posted: 30th, August 2016 | In: News, Sports, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Somerset police seek man who urinated in River

The search goes on for who urinated into the River Cale at Wincanton, Somerset. PCSO Janet Sparkes addressed a meeting of Wincanton Town Council: “Members of public have made us aware of adult drinkers in the skate park. “Also a …

Posted: 26th, August 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


God tells man to carry a huge cross up Mount Snowdon

The Rio Olympics legacy has not inspired a man from Llandysul in Ceredigion, Wales, to recreate his own version of the Brazilian looming statue of Christ the Redeemer. God has.

 

 

Emyr Mathias stys God told him to carry …

Posted: 26th, August 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man who unlawfully cut down neighbour’s tree caused it to destroy his own home

To Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, where Raymond Mazzarella is upset that sap from a neighbour’s tree is damaging his car. He picks up a chainsaw, cuts down the tree and sees it come down… right on top of his own home.…

Posted: 26th, August 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man accused of groping women goes free because women’s breasts were ‘gigantic’

He did not touch the breasts. The breasts touched him.

Swedish police investigator reportedly dropped a sexual assault charge because the two alleged victims had “gigantic breasts”. Two women reported a professional ice hockey player to police after he allegedly

Posted: 25th, August 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Forgers walks free from court after fake lawyer presented bogus documents

New from India’s Mumbai Mirror. The language is as lovely as the story. The duplicitous talents of these guys who made false passports and government documents makes the news.

Two men, who worked in tandem faking government documents and

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Beer made from yeast swabbed from Roald Dahl’s chair

What did Roald Dahl taste of? We can soon find out becsaue the 40FT Brewery, in Dalston, north east London, and Bompas and Parr are creating Mr Twit’s Odious Ale. You don’t have to be Twit to buy the …

Posted: 22nd, August 2016 | In: Celebrities, News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dog passes the fermented herring test (video NSFL)

This is a Not Safe For Lunch video of a dog being treated to its first encounter with fermented herring:

 

Malin Jonsson from Umeå in northern Sweden spotted her French bulldog, six-year-old Ella, begging for food during a recent

Posted: 20th, August 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man passes out after having sex with a van

Police say Michael Henson was trying to have sex with a van in Dayton, Ohio at around 8:00pm.

 

 

A woman who called police claims to have seen Henson pull his shorts down and place his genitals in the …

Posted: 19th, August 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to make puppets from cats

You make your own entertainment in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Gerda Osteneck makes puppets from old cat hair. “Boo was a rescue cat we got shortly after I took a felting class,” says Gerda, “and I took one look at her …

Posted: 17th, August 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pokémon hunters scare human sex pigs

To Insjön, Sweden , where two young Pokémon Go hunters failed toe find their quarry. they did however find two strange creatures. one of the hunter’s parents tells Dalarnas Tidningar:

“They wore rubber masks depicting pigs’ heads and they

Posted: 17th, August 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man mourned by wife and girlfriend in competing newspaper obituaries

To New Jersey, where thoughts are with Leroy Black, mourned by his “loving wife” and his “long-tome girlfriend”, according to his two obituaries placed in the Press of Atlantic City newspaper.

 

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Mr Black, 55, died at home on

Posted: 7th, August 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


City refuses to issue permits for dumpster pool parties

To Philadelphia, where locals are hiring skips (dumpsters) filling them with water supplied via a fire hydrants water and creating urban swimming holes. It’s the Olympic legacy in action.

Of course, health and safety matters. The pool fans say they …

Posted: 6th, August 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Unemployed cheese expert arrested for heated row over cheese sandwich

Time to ban heated cheese, which leads to heated rows and heated violence. The unemployed should be first to feel the full force of the cheese police

A Georgia man is facing criminal charges after raging at his spouse for

Posted: 4th, August 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Armed men and a baby prepare for Doomsday in Kentucky with Walmart goods and marijuana

walmart doomsdayFirst the good news: there will be plenty of supplies to eat when the world ends. Now the less good news: only Walmart produce can survive armageddon. We know this because police spotted “a car full of men in body …

Posted: 2nd, August 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police arrest tambourine playing man who wrote ‘The Matrix Has U’ in sand

Hey, Mr Tambourine Man, take your instrument and **** off, or else. That’s the message British police gave a man they arrested after he was seen playing a tambourine to watching crowds on the sandbanks of the River Mersey in …

Posted: 1st, August 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Drugs baron’s life in a luxurious suite of prison cells

Londoners in search of affordable housing can head to Paraguay – just remember to take a huge stash of cocaine in your suitcase on departure. With any luck you too will be housed in one of the country’s well-appointed prison …

Posted: 1st, August 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police find seven grams of cocaine in naked man’s foreskin

Joshua Hare, 24, was by the Homebase DIY megastore in Salisbury, Wiltshire, when he was arrested.

In the course of a search a white substance “emerged” from Hare’s penis. Police tests revealed it to be neither public dandruff nor frosting

Posted: 29th, July 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Workers tarmac road around protesting woman sat in mobility chair

To Solihull, where Wesley Woolery is observing a protest. “I just couldn’t believe this lady remained there, considering the heat coming off that tarmac, I saw was what happening and thought it was so bizarre, I had to film …

Posted: 20th, July 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eagle tries to carry off boy

To Australia, where a wedge-tailed eagle is wowing the crowds at the Alice Springs Desert Park. Witnesses says the bird swopped for a young onlooker and tried to make off with him “like a small animal”.

 

 

The boy, …

Posted: 13th, July 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Volley-bull: rodeo bulls toss men inside Zorbs into the air

Move with the times, Spain. In Minnesota men inside Zorbs – inflatable bubbles – are getting tossed into the air by bulls. It’s all good, clean harmless fun at the Waconia Minnesota Professional Rodeo.

 

Posted: 11th, July 2016 | In: Sports, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Monks release 600lbs of restaurant lobster back into the ocean

“If your loved ones were in this situation, what would they like you to do? ” asks Venerable Dan of the Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society. As you look at Aunt Maud and wonder how chewy she might be …

Posted: 11th, July 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ronald McDonald shot outside restaurant

ronald mcdonald shot gunRonald McDonald has been shot at a fast-food restaurant on the USA. Police need not round-up the usual suspect – Hamburglar, Jamie Oliver, France – because Telvin Drummond, 24, from Lumberton, North Carolina, is helping them with their enquiries.

Mr …

Posted: 27th, June 2016 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0