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Wotsits: the tabloids’ favourite fat snack

wotsits

 

The Sun newspaper loves Wotsits and those people who eat the cheesy puffs.

WOTSIT?

I’ve lived on Wotsits and chocs for 12yrs – 2008

Back then we met Rachel Scowcroft, 12, who had eaten one hot meal in her life: “her nightly dinner of Rice Krispies covered in melted chocolate.”

Rachel said:

“It’s not that I’m trying to be awkward. But whenever I try new food I get scared. I don’t like anything that’s not crunchy – or anything that’s too crunchy.”

WOTSAT?

You silly bunch of wotsits! – 2006

MUM Hilary Buckland has blasted a council which fined her £75 for dropping a Wotsit snack out of her car window.

WOTSON?

Wotsit all about? James Corden has not let U.S. success stop the snacking – 2015

Says TV’s James:

“There’s a British shop two minutes away from my house. I go in and they’re holding a bag of Wotsits for me.”

YOUWOT?

Bigfoot ate my Wotsit! – 2015

The Sun cheated a little. This was no Wotsit:

Twice divorced Adam Davies – a former call-centre worker turned monster detective [!!!!] –  has spent almost 20 years and £60,000 tracking the hairy knuckle-dragger across the globe without ever once catching sight of him. If only he hadn’t gone to his tent when the monster dropped by for a Cheeto – a US snack similar to a Wotsit.

WOTZAT?

I hit 20st scoffing 10,000 bags of Wotsits and giant choc bar every day for 5 years – 2016

Meet Jo HUMPAGE (our capital letters.) Says Jo Humpage:

“When I nipped to the shop in the morning to get milk, I’d buy a super-sized Dairy Milk bar and six bags of Wotsits. I’d eat the chocolate on the way home then munch the crisps throughout the day.”

Mysteriously, she put on weight.

Every few months, Jo — who is married to HGV driver Ros, 43 — expanded by another dress size.

Non-British readers may wonder what all the fuss is about. A Wotsit is a decent enough snack. But what it lacks in nutrients it more than compensates for in its name. Saying ‘Wotsits’ is enjoyable. It’s pretty much the entire point of the Sun’s Food Beat: find a Wotsit story.

 

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


Babypod lets a foetus know its parents are idiots

babypod

 

In the race to get their children ahead, those Other Parents will stop at nothing. They will buy Baby Einstein books, move to the best school catchment zones and transport their loved ones in get-out-of-my-way-4x4s, the bumpers of which are the ideal height by which to brain other people’s less lofty brood. Now they can buy “Babypod“.

Slither a Babypod speaker up a vaginal tract and blast the foetus with sweet music. If you’re having twins, use two speakers, so fostering the kids’ individuality.

Oh, and, mum and dad can listen in, too, via split headphones which hang out of the vagina. What can possibly go wrong?

What more can any pregnant woman want than having more stuff crammed up her private Clown Car?

And take care when cutting the umbilical cord, guys. Those phones are pricey!

Spotter: The Guardian

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


Watch Australian policeman’s delight at seeing Mckinlay river flow for first time

Mckinlay River

Surf’s up (for crocs)

 

Just before Christmas, the lone police officer in Mckinlay, Queensland, Australia, (population 20), watched a river flow for the first time in his lifetime.

Language is NSFW:

 

Posted: 7th, January 2016 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Getting high on God: Watch televangelists explain their use of private jets

Kenneth Copeland, Jesse Duplantis, defending their private jets

 

They say it’s hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. But US TV evangelists Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis are making ready their appeal. Why do you have private jets?

Well, Amos had one…

 

Posted: 6th, January 2016 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


British man arrested in Krygyzstan for sausage horse penis gag

Michael McFeat, 39, of Abernethy, is in Krygyzstan, where he works at the Kumtor gold mine.

As part of the Hogmanay celebrations, McFeat is served a sausage horse meat dish called the chuchuk. He considers the hideous lump of meat and thinks it looks like a horse’s penis, opining:

 “The Kyrgyz people queuing out the door for their special delicacy the horse penis!!!”

 

horse penis

 

Colleagues are outraged.

McFeat is contrite, posting on Facebook:

“I would like to take the opportunity to sincerely apologise for the comment I made on here about the kygyz people and horses penis. I truly never meant to offened anyone and im truly sorry as it was never my intension. I would also like to say the people in the picture had absolutely nothing to do with it. again im very very sorry.”

Too late!

Mr McFeat is under arrest. And you just know what’s for breakfast, lunch, Tiffin and din-dins in the local choky, don’t you. Pass the horse penis, Jock. Easy on the mayo…

 

Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teen brandished machete gift at mother during Christmas board game despute

other parentsHow was your Christmas?  Did you and the family play games? One 15-year-old did. During play he threatened his mother with a machete he received as a Christmas present.

To West Jordan, Utah, then, where Sgt. Keith Bronson of the West Jordan Police Department says the the fight ensued after a board game was turned over and the boy couldn’t find all the pieces.

“We find that people have a wide range of coping skills,” Sgt. Bronson said. “Some of them are good and positive and some of them are not. Of course, this was a good example of what not to do – when you become angry and decide to take on the adults in your house.

“Specifically with a gift that they’ve given you just a few days earlier. I’m glad we were able to get there and bring stability to this situation as quickly as possible. We would encourage parents or people who are in charge of young people to call police as soon as they feel their own anger is getting out of hand. Police officers can often get in there quickly and and help diffuse a situation if we can be contacted early enough.”

Bad losers, you have been warned.

Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch a cat in a monkey suit licking a banana

cat-banana monkey suit

 

As you know, it’s the Year of the Monkey.To celebrate  10 Cats has filmed a cat dressed a monkey licking a banana.

 

cat-banana monkey suit

Posted: 3rd, January 2016 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jew-faced Kum & Go bandit arrested for looking himself in the toilet

To the Kum & Go convenience store in Oklahoma, where Michael Carter, 26, has Kum and not gone. Kum & Go employees say Carter refused to leave the business. Kum and Go employees have much to deal with.

What Carter did do was to lock himself in a store bathroom.

 

Kum and Go

 

Oddly, especially for man with such interesting face ink, Carter was dressed in a mask.

A toy gun was tucked inside his waistband. Before entering the Kum & Go, Carter was seen at a nearby Whataburger restaurant, where a diner took photos of him.

 

kum and go costume

 

Carter is locked up in lieu of $500 bond.

He has  toilet in his room.

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


Dead Russian man wakes in morgue – reaches for the vodka

dead russian viodkaTo Russia, where a man who ‘died’ after drinking many shots of vodka is at the morgue.  According to reports, medics in Khasanky, Russia,received a call from the man’s friends. The doctors arrived. They declared the man dead. They took him to the morgue and placed him in the freezer.

He was lucky to find a room. Speaking to Khasanskiye Vesti, police spokesman Aleksey Stoyev says:

That night the local morgue was filled to its capacity, the bodies were not only on the shelves, but also on the floor of the freezer room.

A few hours later, the man awake from death.  “It was very dark and cold and his brain was foggy due to the influence of alcohol,” adds Mr Stoyev. “In the darkness, he felt someone’s completely cold limbs and in fear rushed to the door.”

It as the lock-in to end them all.

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


Man killed by exploding condom machine

condom machine A man has been killed by the condom machine he was trying to rob in Germany. The victim and two accomplices had rigged the vending machine up with explosives. One stroke of the trigger and the thing would blow.  But the 29-year-old hadn’t taken enough precautions. A piece of the detonated machine hit him in the head.

It just went off too soon.

 

Posted: 28th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police seek disappointed penis pump gunman

penis pump crimePolice in Saint Paul, Minnesota, are seeking a man who pulled a gun on store workers in a local sex shop. He was upset that the penis pump he’d purchased had failed to satisfy his dreams.

The store workers told the man the pump’s flat results were down to “operator error”. The man disagreed. He pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the clerk’s head. He demanded a new pump, which he received before fleeing.

Police say the penis pump bandit “remains at large” – but whether or not he’s now large enough remains to be seen.

Posted: 27th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man trying to travel through time crashed Dodge Challenger into two coffin shop

time travel florida

Yesterday

To Pensacola, Florida, where a man is attempting to travel through time in a Dodge Challenger.

He loses control of the vehicle and careers into the offices of the Advanced Tax Services and Pensacola Caskets.

The would-be time time traveller is currently in hospital wondering if he can undo the damage by putting the car in reverse.

 

 

Posted: 26th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Robbery suspect identified by ‘Fuck Cops’ tattoo

fuck cops tattoo

 

To Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Paul Wayne Terry, 27, and Sonja Marie Moro, 30, are accused of robbery with a dangerous weapon (namely, a knife).

The victim said he heard a knock at his front door. He opened it. Terry and Morro, his ex-girlfriend, rushed him. They pulled a knife and demanded his wallet, which he handed over.

It was a bit of a blur. But he recalls that the man sported horns tattooed on his forehead, Nazi runes and a kissy mouth on his cheeks and the message “FUCK POLICE” on his head.

Round up the usual suspects.

Posted: 23rd, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman screams ‘ISIS is good, ISIS is great’ as she orgasms police called

ISIS sexDoes ISIS turn you on? One 82-year-old has heard enough. She calls Brown Deer, Wisconsin police.

The woman tells them she can hear a woman yelling “ISIS is good, ISIS is great”.

Police attend. They find a woman in the throes of passion. She’s having sex and ready to blow.

No terrorists are in the area.

Spotter: Police: Woman Chants “ISIS is good, ISIS is great” During Sex , Reddit

Posted: 23rd, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Find the panda: play an infuriating easy game of spot the bear

Can you find the panda in Hungarian artist Dudolf’s cartoon?

 

find the panda

Posted: 23rd, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Zoo builds chairlift over tiger enclosure: man jumps in (video)

To central China’s Henan Province to see the tigers at the zoo. To make things more exciting, the zoo thought it a good idea to sail punters over the tigers in a chairlift.

One man wanted more. He jumped in.

 

 

Posted: 22nd, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Great Obits: RIP William ‘Bill’ Fink < END OF LINE >

RIP William 'Bill' FinkAvid technophile, program developer, and educator, William Ralph “Bill” Fink, whose master functions were harnessed by Microsoft Corp. as a technical evangelist has sadly passed away at the age of 46.

Mr Fink, from Belleville, Illinois, encountered an unhandled exception in his core operating system, which prematurely triggered a critical STOP condition on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.

He is survived in legacy by his wife, Rhonda Michele, nee Gardiner, Fink, his children, Cassidy Gardiner and William John Fink, his parents, William and Nancy, nee Kaiser, Fink, and his brothers, Michael and Matthew (Kelly) Fink.

Diagnostics indicated multiple cascading hardware failures as the root problem. Though his hardware has been decommissioned, Bill’s application has been migrated to the Cloud and has been repurposed to run in a virtual machine on an infinite loop. < END OF LINE >

Posted: 22nd, December 2015 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stoner calls cops for rolling papers – gets arrested for possessing marijuana in his ear

bong weed arrestTo Virginia, where Kyle Dustin Head, 24 – and, yep, more nominative determinism – is under arrest. Head “was apparently under the influence of marijuana when he called 911 and asked the telecommunicator for rolling papers,” according to a statement from Waynesboro Police Department Sgt. Brian Edwards.

Head called 911 “in a disoriented state requesting drug paraphernalia.”

Head was found “sitting in a parked 2005 Chevrolet pick-up truck which had the strong odour of marijuana emanating from it. It was not explained how the plant matter came to be in his ear.

The moral of this story: get a pipe, dude.

 

Posted: 22nd, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mom makes epic etching fail: ‘friends are the rapists you can drink with’

A mom got a little crafty and decided to make her own wine glasses, complete with the pithy phrase, “friends are therapists you can drink with” written on them. What started as a fun experiment quickly turned unintentionally creepy. “My mom made wine glasses to give to her friends for the holiday,” explained redditor Shagen34. “Her spacing was a little off on the first one.” With the correct spacing, they look a little more innocent. The handwritten font is still pretty creepy, though. But hey, it’s a fairly common mistake, at least according to various buffoons on TV. [h/t Tech Insider | Reddit]

 

Mom wanted to make a glass with the phrase “friends are therapists you can drink with” written on the side.

“My mom made wine glasses to give to her friends for the holiday,” explains redditor Shagen34. “Her spacing was a little off on the first one.”

 

A mom got a little crafty and decided to make her own wine glasses, complete with the pithy phrase, “friends are therapists you can drink with” written on them. What started as a fun experiment quickly turned unintentionally creepy. “My mom made wine glasses to give to her friends for the holiday,” explained redditor Shagen34. “Her spacing was a little off on the first one.” With the correct spacing, they look a little more innocent. The handwritten font is still pretty creepy, though. But hey, it’s a fairly common mistake, at least according to various buffoons on TV. [h/t Tech Insider | Reddit] A mom got a little crafty and decided to make her own wine glasses, complete with the pithy phrase, “friends are therapists you can drink with” written on them. What started as a fun experiment quickly turned unintentionally creepy. “My mom made wine glasses to give to her friends for the holiday,” explained redditor Shagen34. “Her spacing was a little off on the first one.” With the correct spacing, they look a little more innocent. The handwritten font is still pretty creepy, though. But hey, it’s a fairly common mistake, at least according to various buffoons on TV. [h/t Tech Insider | Reddit]

 

Therapist. The rapist. There’s a B-movie in this.

Spotter: Tech Insider |

Posted: 19th, December 2015 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teenagers jailed for two days over ‘indecent’ trousers

jailed saggy pants

 

Two students at a Tennessee high school have ben jailed for wearing saggy trousers. Found guilty of indecent exposure, the pair were caged for a total of 48 hours.

One student, Antonio Ammons, is upset that he was jailed and ordered to pay $250 in fines and court fees.

All sad and upsetting. Students should be dressed in shorts and smart blazer at all times, unless ‘shirts sleeve order’ is called, in which instance pressed shirts should be tucked into the top of plain white Y-fronts. Anything less is anarchy.

Spotter: WTAE

Posted: 19th, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prisoner caught when second and third wives visit at same time

bigamist jailedTo Virginia, where Frank E. Blake Jr. is in trouble. His second and third wives have arrived at the same time to visit him in Henrico County Jail. And he’s married to both of them.

When police investigated, they found out that he also had married wife No. 2 before his divorce from wife No. 1 was finalised. Blake pleaded no contest on Tuesday to a charge of bigamy, stemming from the overlap between the end of his first marriage and the start of his second, which began in September 2012. Henrico County Circuit Judge L.A. Harris Jr. sentenced Blake to 1½ years of incarceration. The judge gave Blake a total sentence of five years, with 3½ years suspended…

. Before being sentenced, Blake spoke briefly. “I want to apologise to all y’all in the courtroom,” he said. He said he didn’t realise he was committing a felony when he committed to marriage. “I didn’t know I was breaking the law at all,” he said. “You can put me on a lie detector.”

Time, perhaps, for lie detectors in Church. Place your fingers on the pad and repeat after me, “I promise to love and obey…”

 

Posted: 19th, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Grandma wearing fake beard sneaked into school to see estranged grandson  

grandma disguiseTo Iowa City, where Gloria Laniece Bryan, 66, of Council Bluffs, has been charged with third-degree harassment and trespass after an incident on Oct. 20 at City High.

Keen to see her estranged grandson, Bryan strapped on a false beard and sneaked into the boy’s school. Disguised as an aged white male, Bryan made her way to the school’s cafeteria, where she found her grandson having lunch. She is said to have handed the boy toys and sweets.

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Posted: 18th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Amazon ‘thieves’ found with list of tasks: ‘shop lift’ and ‘kiss mom’

amazon thieves

 

San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies allegedly found a few items on Kristina Green, 19, and Gary Withers, 38 – most of which had been dropped off by the Amazon delivery truck driver they were following in Encinitas, Southern California.

Police arrested the two men. They found:

Amazon packages the driven they were tailing had dropped off on his rounds.
One loaded firearm
13 pieces of stolen mail
Methamphetamine and heroin
A notebook in which thy had compiled a to-do list. One do “Kiss mom n tell her she’s loved.” Another said: “Shoplift.”

The pair are facing charges of mail theft, possession of meth, possession of heroin, felon in possession of a handgun and possession of stolen property.

The only thing not stolen, allegedly, was that kiss.

Posted: 18th, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chinese restaurant charges diners for breathing

canned air china

 

Anyone eating at a restaurant in smoggy Zhangjiagang city, Jiangsu Province, was charged one yuan (10p, $0.15) to cover the cost of breathing air fit for human consumption.

Diners complained to the local council. Why should they pay extra to breathe filtered air? A city official ruled that with no alternative offered, the eatery could not charge for its air.
Of course, anyone not keen on paying the tax can bring their own oxygen supply, or grab a takeaway and hope they made it back home alive to eat it.

Posted: 15th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0