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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.

Chicago Zoo Moves Polar Bears Indoors To Escape The Cold

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The Chicago skyline is seen behind a large chunk of ice near North Avenue Beach as cold temperatures remain with wind chills nearing minus 30 Fahrenheit on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Chicago. Dangerously cold polar air snapped decades-old records as it spread Tuesday from the Midwest to southern and eastern parts of the U.S. and eastern Canada, making it hazardous to venture outside and keeping many schools and businesses closed. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

HOW cold is it? At Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, public relations director Sharon Dewar etlls us that its so cold that the polar bears have been taken inside:

“In Chicago we’re accustomed to weather extremes, with very cold winters and very hot summers, so the animals that are part of our zoo are chosen for their hardiness for winter or summer. But this is obviously an excessive extreme. So even animals that are pretty hardy, and would be able to stay outside for normal winters — like the Mongolian camels and polar bear — even those animals we’re keeping indoors.”

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


Idiot Watch: Smoking Men Huffing Lighter Fluid And Heating Frozen Pipes With Kerosene Go Kaboom

MEN and flammable things presents a double-header of stupidity.
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One of the two men huffing lighter gas in a car parked in Ajman in the United Arab Emirates should not have lit that cigarette.

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


Olive Oil Rescues Nude Man From Washing Machine

“HE was very well wedged in there and we were concerned for his health and wellbeing,” says Sergeant Michelle De Araugo of the man wedged inside a washing machine at his home in Victoria, Australia . ”It was just a game gone wrong. I would be fair to say the gentleman was very embarrassed.” 

First Constable Ingram Luke adds: “It was lucky the man was naked. I guess if he’s going to get into a washing machine it’s best if he has no clothes on to be about to get him out like that. I guess the clothes can provide a bit of resistance to try to get him out. My advice would be for people not to climb into appliances.”

The man was freed by being rubbed down in olive oil. A decade or more ago, it would have been Vegemite…

Spotter: The Australian 

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


Big Foot Is Neither Jew Nor Muslim: Texas Monster Lured To Death By Pork Ribs

BIG Foot is…dead. He’s curled up his big toes and croaked. Big Foot was shot dead, some say murdered, by Rick Dyer. It turns out that Big Foot was partial to WalMart pork ribs – all the non-kosher monsters love ‘em. Dyer tells us: “Every test that you can possibly imagine was performed on this body — from DNA tests to 3D optical scans to body scans. It is the real deal. It’s Bigfoot and Bigfoot’s here, and I shot it and now I’m proving it to the world.”

 

big foot dead Big Foot Is Neither Jew Nor Muslim: Texas Monster Lured To Death By Pork Ribs

 

In 2008, Dyer nabbed Bigfoot in a caper that took in a rubber suit.

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


Baker Sends Customer ‘Eat Sh*t’ Wedding Cake

“I HAVE no regrets at all about what I did. I feel she got what she deserved,” says Emma McDonald, of New Zealand’s Oh Cakes. “I don’t make cakes as a business. It is just a hobby and I’m taking it all with good humour.”

McDonald had created a cake for the engagement party of 24-year-old Micaela Harris. The bride-to-be’s relative had won a $50 voucher. McDonald said the winner owed her $20 from a previous deal and reduced the free token to a value of $30.

eat shit cake Baker Sends Customer Eat Sh*t Wedding Cake

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


Balliol Balls: Three Englishmen Saved from Boiling Pot By Cannibal Chief, Who Was Friend at Oxford University

EPIC headlines harks back to December 16, 1922:

Three Englishmen Saved from Boiling Pot By Cannibal Chief, Who Was Friend at Oxford

Screen shot 2014 01 05 at 17.50.47 Balliol Balls: Three Englishmen Saved from Boiling Pot By Cannibal Chief, Who Was Friend at Oxford University

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


Life Imitates The Day Today: Man Blows Up Pet Dog

TO Stevenson, Washington, to see Christopher Wayne Dillingham, 45, jailed for blowing up Cabella, the family’s dog he thought possessed by the devil. Dillingham claimed his ex-girlfriend, who had given him Cabella, had “put the devil” in the pet.

bombed dog Life Imitates The Day Today: Man Blows Up Pet Dog

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


Christmas Row Watch: Husband Abused Wife With Turkey Neck

CHRISTMAS Row Watch – Volume 3:  Michael Mullady, 49, of Spring Hill in Hernando County allegedly

 assaulted his wife with a turkey neck.

turkey neck fight Christmas Row Watch: Husband Abused Wife With Turkey Neck
During the row over a cheque book, Mrs Mullady was hit by the turkey neck.  Mullady admits to having tossed the neck but is denying it struck her.

Posted: 3rd, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Waiter: There’s A Fox In My Chinese Ass

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NEWS is that your packet of Wal-Mart donkey meat contains other meats.  The Five Spice donkey meat sold in Wal-Mart’s China stores has been found by the Shandong Food and Drug Administration to contain fox.

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Posted: 2nd, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Michigan Woman Shocked To Find Snake Living In Couch She Found On Street

“WE smelled it and everything – it looked okay.We peeled off the cushions, cleaned it up, never saw anything,” says Holly wright of the sofa she found in the street in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

snake in couch Michigan Woman Shocked To Find Snake Living In Couch She Found On Street

 

 

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Posted: 2nd, January 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Drop The Dead Possum: Things Dropped on New Year’s Eve

HOW did you know when 2014 had arrived? What singled the change? Was it a text from your mum? A kiss from a waiter? Or were you stood in Kennett Square in Chester County, Pennsylvania, waiting for the eight feet wide and 7½ feet tall illuminated mushroom to drop from a crane at the stroke of midnight?

Kennett Square mushroom lights Drop The Dead Possum: Things Dropped on New Years Eve

 

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Posted: 2nd, January 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Tell Good People From Bad People According To The International Order of The Golden Rule

THE International Order of The Golden Rule is a funeral homes organisation based in Austin, Texas. On their website filed under “history”, they tell us:

To a group of funeral directors in 1928, the “Golden Rule” – a fundamental principle that is universally admired and upheld – became the cornerstone upon which to built a professional association.

The founders embarked on a mission to seek out a dependable, ethical funeral directors in every community by means of a carefully tested screening process. They wanted to establish a quality-minded identity in the minds of families everywhere. The Golden Rule credo – “Service measured not by gold, but by the Golden Rule” – speaks to that identity.

And:

Each Golden Rule® Funeral Home must show a commitment to provide to their client families: “Service measured not by gold but by the Golden Rule.”

So. What is the Golden Rule? We never do get to nail it down. Under “STandards of Ethical Conduct”, we get not one rule but 10 rules.  We also see their name printed on this booklet called “How To Tell Good People From Bad People”.

good people How To Tell Good People From Bad People According To The International Order of The Golden Rule

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Posted: 1st, January 2014 | In: Books, Flashback, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why Is This 6-Second Movie Scary As Hell?

WHAT makes this six-second movie so utterly horrific?

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


Derby Mystery: Why Has So Much Cutlery Been Flushed Down The Toilet?

cutlery  Derby Mystery: Why Has So Much Cutlery Been Flushed Down The Toilet?

IT’S been a big week for cutlery. First, we saw Etibar Elchyev, 41, seize the world record for having metal objects stuck by magnetic force to his body. His record stands at 53 spoons. Now we learn of goings on in Derby.

Severn Trent Water has broadcast this picture of hundreds of spoons, knives and forks found in the local sewers around Chaddesden.

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Posted: 31st, December 2013 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Snoopy Island Rises Off The Coast Of Japan

snoopy island Snoopy Island Rises Off The Coast Of Japan

 

THINGS that look like Cartoon characters: Japan’s Nishinoshima island looks a lot like Snoopy. The volcanic island has risen from the Pacific Ocean.

 

snoopy island Snoopy Island Rises Off The Coast Of Japan

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Posted: 31st, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Human Magnet Etibar Elchyev Attracts 53 Spoons To His Body

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ETIBAR Elchyev, 41, now holds the world record for having metal objects stuck by magnetic force to his body. His record stands at 53 spoons. Says Elchyev:”When the time comes I am going (to move) an airplane, then an empty train carriage, something like this, I won’t reveal all my cards at once.”

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Posted: 30th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Muggers Refuse To Steal New York Man’s Old Mobile

“ONCE he saw my phone, he looked at it like, ‘What the f–k is this?’ and gave it back to me,” recalled Kevin Cook, 25, of Brooklyn, New York. Cook was in Central Park when two armed men held him up. Cook handed over his phone.  “It’s like a 3-year-old generation Windows phone,” says Cook. “I guess he didn’t think he could get anything for it. It’s kind of humorous.”
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Photo: ROSE COUTTS SMITH AT A PHOTOCALL TO LAUNCH CELLNET CELLULAR RADIO SYSTEM BRITISH TELECOM MOBILE PHONE SERVICE IN LONDON. Date: 31/01/1985

Posted: 30th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Hanging Dolls Of Mexico’s Dead Girl Island

DOLLS die in Xochimilco, Mexico.

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Vocativ:

They’re in the trees and on the ground, bunched together on wooden fence posts and hanging from clotheslines like laundry left to dry. Their dead eyes stare at you from half empty sockets, their dirty hair hangs like cobwebs. Their skin is scabbed and peeling away, and their plump limbs are scattered everywhere—arms and legs strewn about haphazardly, decapitated heads impaled on stakes.

This is not a nightmare. It’s La Isla de las Muñecas, a real place located in a southern borough of Mexico City, on a man-made island, which for decades has been home to hundreds of dilapidated dolls.

The island was once the property of Don Julián Santana, a local farmer. Legend has it that in 1950, he saw a little girl drown in the canal and her spirit began haunting the place.

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Posted: 30th, December 2013 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Amazon Is Banning Sales Of Virginia Wade’s Monster Smut e-Books

MY Little Pony filth has nothing on this kind of cryptozoological smut. E’ve shown you dinoraur erotica before. Now Business Insider says Amazon is looking to ban “monster p*rn” e-books. Anyone read Cum for Bigfoot? Some of you have because author and mum-of-two Virginia Wade* says that 12,000-word tome earns her $30,000 a month.

monster smut Amazon Is Banning Sales Of Virginia Wades Monster Smut e Books

For those of you versed in Wade’s works:

An idea to write a campy, teen horror-fest, with a Sasquatch protagonist, led to the creation of Cum For Bigfoot, which is essentially a series of stories spanning several years in the lives of a tribe of Bigfoots and their human lovers. The silliness, the romance, and the sex struck a chord with readers, who enjoyed the adventures of Porsche, Shelly, and Leslie, while the kidnapped teens came to love their hairy abductors. The series is now on its fourteenth installment, with more to follow.

How can Porsche leave all of this behind and return to civilization? When she’s in the arms of her Sasquatch, warm and snuggly in his matted fur, the only thoughts going through her mind are of utter bliss. But challenges abound for the star-crossed lovers, including Leonard’s head injury, a devastating wildfire, and a sexy forest ranger named Mike. Will these obstacles shatter the growing love between an ape and its mate or will true love triumph?

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Posted: 29th, December 2013 | In: Books, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Princeton Student Kiki Lin Screws Her Eponymous Cat Into A Jar

cat jar Princeton Student Kiki Lin Screws Her Eponymous Cat Into A Jar

 

THE Mary Bale Fan Club welcomes Taiwanese-born Princeton student Kiki Lin who stuffed her cat – also called Kiki Lin – into a jar before closing the lid. This was not a magic trick. This was not an existential experiment, nor one in the eye for Erwin Schrödinger. This was punishment for the cat’s alleged naughtiness.

Lin then took photos of her cat in the jar and posted them on the web.

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Posted: 28th, December 2013 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Christmas Row Watch: Stabbed By A Squirrel And Other Seasonal Family Fights

HOW was your Christmas? Did the family come over for turkey and all the trimmings? Did you play Monopoly?Incredibly, not all families get along at Christmas:

 

Nuts In December
beer squirrel Christmas Row Watch: Stabbed By A Squirrel And Other Seasonal Family Fights

North Charleston police arrested Helen Ann Williams, 44, early on Christmas morning. Her victim says he’d walked to a store earlier in the night to buy beer, but the store was closed.

Williams grew angry that the man returned without the beer. She grabbed a ceramic squirrel and hit the man over the head… Williams then stabbed him in the shoulder and chest with the item.

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Posted: 28th, December 2013 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Walmart Sells Nintendo 3DS With Free Dirty Photos – Hurry Whilst Stocks Last!

“HE went to play his games, not knowing anything was on it,” says Tom Mayhew of his eight-year-old son and his ‘new’ Nintendo 3DS, the one he’d been given for Christmas. “After a while, [the kids] took pictures of themselves and when the picture was taken it went to a file. When that file was opened, there were already pictures on it.”

Not any pictures – but a dozen pornographic pictures.

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Posted: 27th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Security Guard Killed By Arrested Snake He Placed About His Shoulders

TIP of the day: when arresting a python do not wear it as a scarf.

Ambar Arianto Mulyo was the 59-year-old security guard who spotted a python slithering close to a hotel in Bali’s Sanur zone. He placed the dangerous snake about his shoulders. And – yep – it strangled him. And then it escaped.

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Posted: 27th, December 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In 2013 British Parents Named Their Children Ream, Lohan, Puppy And Tea

17321346 In 2013 British Parents Named Their Children Ream, Lohan, Puppy And Tea

DID the parents of three children named Ream pick the moniker in honour of The Only Way Is Essex’s Joey Essex, who uses the word to men “good” or “well good”?

One reason we like Essex is that his name fits his job. He lives and works in Essex. He is called Essex. It’s hard to think that Joey Dorset would have faired to well. And Joey Kent would have been viewed as an interloper.

The Sun says Essex has inspired: “A Ream come true for fans of Towie - Babies named after Joey’s catchphrase.”

Dippy TV star Joey, 23, usually spells it “Reem” and together with “Creepysick” uses it to describe something as “amazing”.

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Posted: 27th, December 2013 | In: Celebrities, Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0