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Saudi Arabia Bans The Names Linda And Sandy But June Is OK

 Saudi Arabia Bans The Names Linda And Sandy But June Is OK

 

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.

 

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Posted: 17th, March 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Conceived After Phil Collins Concert Protests At Destruction Of His Heritage

oases Man Conceived After Phil Collins Concert Protests At Destruction Of His Heritage

“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.”

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


Reckless Youth Prankster Who Pretended To Rob ATM Machine User Gets Punched (Video)

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?

Posted: 15th, March 2014 | In: Anorak TV, Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anti-Racism Event Cancelled For Banning White People

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.

Perfect.

Posted: 15th, March 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Real Barbie And Real Ken Meet In New York – Pictures Of The Plastic Fantastic Couple

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:

 

ken and barbie Real Barbie And Real Ken Meet In New York   Pictures Of The Plastic Fantastic Couple

 

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


Sri Lanka’s Executioner Quits After Seeing Gallows For First Time

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?

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


Colorado Barber Shop Bans Anyone Smelling Of Marijuana

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:

 

smell like marijuana Colorado Barber Shop Bans Anyone Smelling Of Marijuana

He says:

“I feel that it’s my right to make the statement. It’s the same thing as no shoes no service.”

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


Hampshire Sturgeon Found Living At A Carwash

steve sturgeon Hampshire Sturgeon Found Living At A Carwash
IN today’s ‘You’ll Believe A Fish Can Cycle’, we learn of a sturgeon named Steve, who left the World of Water in Romsey, Hampshire, in early February. One month later, staff at a car wash a mile from the attraction found Steve living in a puddle.

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


Stoke Highland Oatcake Scammer Sought

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“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.

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


16th Century German War Guide Teaches How To Make Flying Cats Bombs (Photos)

PA 19217337 16th Century German War Guide Teaches How To Make Flying Cats Bombs (Photos)

 

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.

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


Lack Of Working Pens Triggers Crime Spree At Irish Police Station

irish police pen Lack Of Working Pens Triggers Crime Spree At Irish Police Station
FEW below middle-age cannot understand the irritation of not being able to find a working pen. The youth have iPads and creepy Google goggles to record the everyday, but for many nothing beats the pen when you need to sign a name of jot something down quickly.
Not finding a working pen can lead to a rage.
Mindful of that, we hear of goings on at Henry Street police station in Limerick, Ireland. Members at Limerick Court have heard stories of pen-related incidents at the station. One not isolated incident featured a defendant attending the garda station to sign on as a condition of his bail relating to a separate matter. At the police desk, the man was told that there was no available pen for him to use. He should go home, and return with his own pen.

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


Man Who Swallowed Whistle 15 Years Ago Finally Stops Playing That Tune

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GOD fear the whistleblower, China’s Liu Yougang, 23, who swallowed a plastic whistle when he was 9-years-old. For 14 years, whenever he slept, his breathing would create a whistling sound.
On the upside, Mr Yougang could whistle along to Les Misérables without having to purse his lips; be able to alert footballers to an incident of foul play without missing a beat; and lighten the mood in time of trauma and fear by nonchalantly belting out a easy listening version of I’m Gonna Leave Old Durham Town.
But now the whistle is out. Medics at he West China Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan Province on Monday have finally located the whistle and removed it.
Good news, then. And it might have been worse.
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Spotter 

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


Old Man Who Hired Escort Surprised To See Son’s Girlfriend Arrive

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.

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Posted: 7th, March 2014 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


These Children in ‘Country Interiors’ Magazine Are Called Perpetua, Clarendon and Helvetica

THESE children in ‘Country Interiors’ magazine are called: Perpetua, Clarendon and Helvetica:

 

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Vik and Perry are away.

 

Spotter: Harry Wallop

 

Posted: 7th, March 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Carrying Adult Nappy And Can Of Skol Attempting Coitus With Cow And Sheep By Tottenham Hotspur Training Ground Evades Jail

“THIS is a case which as far as I am concerned is unique,” Judge Patrick James Patrick told Paul Lovell at Wood Green Crown Court. He tells the jurors to stop giggling.

Mr Lovell, 61, is accused of attempting coitus with a sheep, having earlier failed to seduce a cow in a field next to Tottenham Hotspur’s new training ground.

Lawrence Stephen, 23, was picnicking with his girlfriend. He witnessed the scene: 

“The way he was walking around the field, I could tell that he felt like he was the only person in the field. He seemed like he was very comfortable with what he was doing – as if it was normal. He was trying to thrust his waist towards the cows and using his hands to get the cow’s mouth towards his crotch. I can’t remember him forcing the cow – he wasn’t actually grabbing the cow, but he was trying what he could.”

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Posted: 7th, March 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Delhi Police Unable To Investigate Cases Because They Forget Password To Files

POLICE in Delhi did not reply to any of the 667 complaints sent their way because they forgot the password to their computer.  One officer said the oversight was “a technical problem”.

So, nothing to do with human stupidity , then?

Posted: 6th, March 2014 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man In Homemade Armoured Underpants Arrested For Bank Robbery

TO Portland, Oregon, where Mark Fischer has been arrested for attempting to break into an ATM machine.

 

Armoured underpants man Man In Homemade Armoured Underpants Arrested For Bank Robbery

 

 

When police arrested him, Fischer tossed pepper spray at them. In his backpack they found an acetylene torch, large knife and stun gun. The 32-year-old was wearing not one, but two ballistic vests. But the most notable part of this caper is that Fishers was wearing bullet-proof underpants.

These were not off-the-shelf armoured knickers, but normal pants into which Fischer (or his mum, perhaps) had sewn metal plates. 

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


Dorset Police Issue Great CCTV Image Of Wanted West Moors Robber

DORSET police need your help. They want you to identity this man, last seen robbing a the Ladbrokes betting shop in West Moors.

 

dorset robber Dorset Police Issue Great CCTV Image Of Wanted West Moors Robber

Spotter

Posted: 5th, March 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bad Souvenirs: 15 Truly Terrible Momentos To Collect And Regret

THE decision by eBay to discontinue its trade in Holocaust memorabilia brought to an end a particularly offensive and peculiar episode in the annals of collections and souvenir-hunting.

 

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And while it is undoubtedly one of the most despicable examples, there is no shortage of tasteless, gauche and tacky souvenirs out there, if you know here to look…

(Warning: one picture below portrays a lynching. It is shocking.)

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Posted: 1st, March 2014 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Thick Bible Stops Bullets From Killing Man (Kindle Too Thin)

TO Dayton, Ohio, where bus driver Ricky Wagoner, 49, has been shot once in the leg and twice in the Bible he keeps in his breast pocket.
Saved by the Good Book. Wagoner went for his three assailants, stabbing one with his pen. When one dropped the weapon, Waggoner picked it up and fired at the trio.
(The pen is indeed mightier than the gun.)

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Posted: 26th, February 2014 | In: Books, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police Hunt Lancashire Teens Who Slapped An Asda Worker With A Wet Bream

fish slappers Police Hunt Lancashire Teens Who Slapped An Asda Worker With A Wet Bream

 

IS the birth of a new craze? Police in Lancashire are seeking a m an and a women who accosted a shop worker at the Accrington Asda supermarket with a wet bream.

The victim, 52, was working the fish section when a younger women approached. She asked about the fish. The would-be shopper then picked up the bream and used it to slap the fish seller about the face.

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Posted: 26th, February 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Other Parents: Gallia And Hugo Welcome Twin Sons Lorcan And Hector, Brothers For Merlin

GRIMSTON- to Gallia and Hugo, twin sons, Lorcan Sebastian and Hector Sylvester, brothers for Merlin…

telegraph readers Other Parents: Gallia And Hugo Welcome Twin Sons Lorcan And Hector, Brothers For Merlin

Mum and dad are investment bankers.

Posted: 25th, February 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0