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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.

Brigitte Bardot sings for the man buried riding his Harley Davidson

The afterlife’s better with a Harley Davidson motorbike. When 84-year old Bill Standley of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, died he was buried in a plexiglass and wooden coffin sat astride his 1967 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. To complete the look, Bill wore a helmet,

Posted: 23rd, February 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police accidentally raped a man when his trousers fells down and a truncheon went up

To France, where ‘Theo’, a 22-year-old black man, claims he was raped when police inserted a truncheon in his anus. An internal police inquiry found nothing untoward. But Theo was showing severe anal injuries.

Police now says the wounding was

Posted: 10th, February 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Buddhist Monkey arrested with 4.6 million methamphetamine pills, a grenade and ammunition in his car

In what officials are calling ‘not a normal case’, Buddhist monk has been arrested in Myanmar with 4.6 million methamphetamine pills, a grenade and ammunition were found in his car.

“This is not a normal case, and when we

Posted: 7th, February 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Snake gets stuck in woman’s stretched earlobe (photos)

To Oregon, where Ashley Glawe’s pet Ball Python snake, Bart, has got stuck in her stretched earlobe. Ashley playing with Bart when it began to side through her stretched earlobe.

 

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Posted: 5th, February 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Outrage! Muslim finds pork in non halal Whitbread pub dinner

Big news on the Sun’s cover is that teetotal Muslims who eat at Brewer’s Fayre and Whitbread Inn pubs will be “outraged” to learn their beef lasagne contains pork. How many Muslims are shocked, dismayed and angered by the presence

Posted: 10th, January 2017 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


First British man to give birth is a woman

What do we make of the news that ‘A British man who fell pregnant after he used Facebook to find a sperm donor has said he will be the “greatest dad”.’ That’s the start of the Indy ‘s article on 

Posted: 9th, January 2017 | In: News, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Local News Watch: the greatest two paragraphs of all time

Local News Watch: Adam Hart spots two paragraphs in the Western Gazette which, as he says, show us “journalism at its very best”.

 

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The story is about a car parking matters. Two cars have been spotted parked close

Posted: 8th, January 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Idiots lock up innocent woman for possessing small amount of marijuana 22 years ago

To Chicago, where Latasha Eatman has been jailed for 49 days for something she didn’t do.  CBS News  reports that Eatman was arrested in 1993 on minor marijuana possession charges. Her punishment was to complete a period of community service.

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


The Aussie kangaroo puncher and Newcastle horse basher slug it out

As the internet watches footage of a man punching a kangaroo in the face (see below), we’ve been looking at the story of the Glasgow Celtic fan who throw a burger at a police horse before the Champions’ League match

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


Kids find something funny about Miss Butt in London school

We are at a loss. Cultural imperialism is rife. The Sun  reports on “mum” Priscilla Terumalai, who was “hauled” into Mayville Primary School in Leytonstone, East London, to  explain why her 5-year-old daughter and her classmates had been giggling at

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


Cardiff’s plastic Christmas tree is cheaper than a white elephant

Cardiff council has invested £30,000 renting the biggest Christmas tree in the country.

At 40 metres the fake tree made of metal, plastic and more plastic would have been the envy of every municipal council in the land. But something

Posted: 28th, November 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


WANTED: The ‘Spelling Bee Bandit’ who can’t spell ‘robbery’

To Boston, where the FBI will pay a $1,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the “Spelling Bee Bandit”, so called because he can’t spell robbery. Police say the felon has robbed four different banks in Massachusetts over

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


Loaded gun located between biker’s buttocks

To Brisbane, Australia, where police have located a loaded gun wedged between a biker’s buttocks. Police located not one but two handguns. The second handgun was in his…car.

 

 

Officer Mick Niland is delighted: “It was great work by

Posted: 12th, November 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man finds freshly dug carrot wearing his lost wedding ring

To Germany, where a man looking for a lost wedding ring has found wrapped around a carrot he dug from the ground.

The 82-year-old man lost the ring three years ago. He found it while the ring while

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


Massive snowballs mass on Russian beach

To the Gulf of Ob, northwest Siberia, where thousands of massive snowballs pebbledash the beach. The snowballs ranging from the size of a tennis ball to almost 1m (3ft) across are formed by ice

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


Lord Heseltine: the time a Tory grandee strangled a dog with his bare hands

Lord Heseltine tells the story of the time he strangled a dog.

 

Lord Heseltine dog killer

 

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


Drink! Feck! Girls! Kids dressed as Father Ted characters win Halloween

“These must be the best costumes of Halloween 2016 by my sisters friends in Wicklow,” tweets @ChrisJudge.

 

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Posted: 31st, October 2016 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Naked woman in clown make-up terrifies drivers

More Halloween oneupmanship as we read of 37-year-old Candice Kreidel. She’s been arrested for partially dressing up as a clown she was mostly naked and chasing cars.

Wearing clown make-up, a stocking cap and “either partially or completely

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


Larry David Was right: driving gives women orgasms, says Islamic cleric

Tweet of the Week was supplied by @S_alqsimi , via, Deanne DuKhan ‏(@DukhanD), who responds to news as to why women driving is forbidden. “Lorraine in the UK asks, which makes

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Posted: 28th, October 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Malaysian religious government says hot dogs are un-Islamic

Hot dogs are un-Islamic, says the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (MIDD). To receive halal certification,the MIDD, a religious government body, says hot dogs must be renamed.

MIDD’s Sirajuddin Suhaimee explains says: “In Islam, dogs are considered unclean and the name

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


Bank-robber daughter tricked dad into being her getaway driver

Other Parents spots this story from Florida. When Chelsea Wilson, 24, was arrested in connection with a bank robbery in Fort Lauderdale, she told the teller: “You have exactly one minute to give me all your $50 & $100 bills

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


Quick thinking hotel manger saves dog with lead caught in a moving lift

Here of the day is Ben Duke, who saved a dog’s life when its leads got trapped in an elevator. “I happened to walk out at the right time and save the dogs life,” says Ben, general manager at The

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


St Dunstan’s school, Glastonbury, sends parents typo C-bvomb

The message to parents with children at St Dunstan’s school, Glastonbury, Somerset, is clear: state your ‘cunt’ of birth:

 

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The school says the word ‘cunty’ is a typo and

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


Teenager has nine-inch tail removed (photos)

teenager tail removed human tail

 

“It became a problem when the tail grew outside the body,” said the 14-year-old boy’s mother, who doesn’t want to be named.

“He would just lift the [8-inch] tail every time he needed to change his clothes. I could

Posted: 9th, October 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0