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Rainbow Oneupmanship: A Fallstreak Hole Forms In The Sky Over Wonthaggi, Australia

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In this Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 photo taken with smartphone camera, a fallstreak hole forms in the sky over Wonthaggi, Australia. A fallstreak hole is a circular gap that appears in high clouds, when a section of the cloud freezes. The ice crystals are heavy, so they fall out of the cloud, leaving a hole. It is a relatively rare phenomenon. (AP Photo/Leesa Willmott)

Posted: 18th, November 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Seals Filmed Raping And Killing Penguins

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IS Nothing Safe? Seals having sex with penguins.

Things are heating up in the cold climes of the sub-Antarctic. On a remote, and mostly desolate island, seals have been caught engaging in an extreme form of sexual behaviour.Specifically, they have been trying to have sex with penguins. More than one fur seal has been caught in the act, on more than one occasion. And it’s all been captured on film, with details being published in the journal Polar Biology.

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Posted: 18th, November 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Devon Man Guilty Of Possessing 9 Pence Worth Of Cannabis

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TO North Devon Magistrates’s court, where Christopher Saunders, is answering the charge of being in with possession of nine pence worth of cannabis, roughly 0.09 grams of prohibited drugs.

Tim Hook for the defence, argues:

“If I close one’s eyes and try to imagine nine hundredths of a gram it is a very difficult thing to fasten your mind on. I think it is a quantity that is barely capable of measurement… I am staggeringly surprised it couldn’t have been dealt with by way of a caution at the police station, when so many things are.”

Mr Saunders pleads guilty. He is awarded a conditional discharge.

The war on drugs goes on…

Posted: 18th, November 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Groom’s 15-Year-Old Bride Turns Out To Be A Boy

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WELL, that his story and he’s sticking to it:

Balak Ram of Biharipur village, Uttar Pradesh, was a bachelor aged 37 and frequently taunted for it. His family had long been hunting for a bride for him. He was renowned for being a little ‘off his rocker’ and no woman agreed to marry him. In their search for a bride, his family sought the help of a man who led a ‘natak mandali’ (dance troupe), Hukkam Singh. Singh agreed to get Balak Ram a bride, at a fee of Rs 50,000 (£520, $810). He said he had found a “beautiful and homely young girl,” in Mathura. Balak Ram’s family travelled 160 km from Badaun to Mathura on November 2, and were pleased to be introduced to 29-year-old Raj Kumari, their daughter-in-law to be. Raj Kumari hailed from Japarpur village in Mathura.

The wedding was solemnized 48 hours after Ram’s family first met Raj Kumari…

Last Saturday night, though, a few village women saw, through a window in Balak Ram’s house, a young boy donning a saree. They realised that the new bride was not a woman. He was, in reality, 15-year-old Rajkumar…

Young bride too shy could turn out a boy!

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


Smarties Are A Drug: School Expels Students For Snorting Candy

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Smarties are not the answer

 

SMARTIES are a drug:

At least three middle school children in Clovis, New Mexico, are accused of snorting Smarties on campus. The Clovis Municipal School District suspended the boys for 10 days. In a letter the district classifies Smarties as drugs and explains students can be suspended or even expelled by possessing them.

Spotter: Students suspended, accused of snorting Smarties

Posted: 15th, November 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Sounds Like Inuit Throat Singing: Listen To Rosetta

A model of Rosetta lander Philae stands on a model of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, at the European Space Agency ESA in Darmstadt, Germany, Wednesday, Nov.12, 2014. Europe's Rosetta space probe was launched in 2004 with the aim of studying the comet and learning more about one of the biggest questions about the origin of the universe. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

A model of Rosetta lander Philae stands on a model of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, at the European Space Agency ESA in Darmstadt, Germany, Wednesday, Nov.12, 2014. Europe’s Rosetta space probe was launched in 2004 with the aim of studying the comet and learning more about one of the biggest questions about the origin of the universe. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

THE Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae lander has picked up sound on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, upon which it now sits.

The ESA released tbgis audio clip of 67P/C-G singing. MNany sya it sounds a lot like Predator, the bearded Hollywood alien that tried to kill Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Posted: 14th, November 2014 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Life Imitates Seinfeld: Ne-Yo And Mary Hart’s Voices Can Give You Seizures

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“I’LL be walking around the supermarket doing my food shopping and I have to put my earphones in to listen to my own music just in case it comes on,” says Zoe Fennessy, 26, of Nottinghamshire. Every time she hears singer Ne-Yo’s voice she suffers an epileptic seizure.

 “It’s the same with most shops. I have to walk in with my ear phones in at first just to make sure they don’t have Ne-Yo on. If he ever releases a greatest hits album it’s going to be a nightmare. Whenever I hear the first few beats of the song I have to drop whatever I am doing and run. People might think it is funny – and I can laugh at it myself – but it has taken over my life. It’s ruined my life.”

Zoe…had her first seizure on New Year’s Day in 2006 after a long period of sickness and doctors put it down to tiredness and stress. But when her seizures increased to six a DAY her GP booked her in for a brain test and doctors diagnosed her with epilepsy in 2008. But it wasn’t until she heard Ne-Yo’s ‘Give Me Everything’ featuring Pitbull – which topped the charts in May 2011 – that she had her first music-induced seizure.

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Posted: 14th, November 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Starbucks Exorcism: Watch Coffee Drinkers Purge A Demon

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Supping the Devil’s latte

 

THE demon of tax avoiders stands no chance as the Stabuck on W. Parmer Lane in Austin, Texas.  Umgar writes:

“I stuck around for a while and I can tell you that these guys really believed they were exorcising a demon… Not a student film project, prank, or social experiment. Just the bible belt.”

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Posted: 13th, November 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Aims Loaded Gun At Teenage Relative In Battleships Game Row

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CHRISTIMAS is coming. Fetch the boardgames. And hide the weapons.  The Utah County Sheriff’s Office can hear yelling and screaming from inside a trailer. Inside, John Valenzuela, 68, and a 17-year-old female relative are playing a game of Battleship. She’s accused him of cheating.

Police break in.

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Posted: 13th, November 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Photos Of Unusual Brains Left Behind In A Mental Hospital

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WHEN patients at the University of Texas Mental Hospital died, their brains were removed.

In the 960s, they were stuffed into jars and stored. And forgotten.

Photographer Adam Voorhes and journalist Alex Hannaford recorded the organs drenched in formaldehyde for his book Malformed: Forgotten Brains of the Texas State Mental Hospital

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


Hospital Employees Get Stuck In An MRI Scanner After Oxygen Cylinder Mishap

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“THIS is really an unfortunate incident,” says Plastic surgeon Dr Vinay Jacob. “Thankfully, we were able to successfully rescue both our staff members and provide them timely treatment. We have already launched an internal inquiry to ascertain what went wrong.”
The two staff members Sunil Jadhav, 28, and Swami Ramaiah, 35, employees at Tata Memorial Hospital’s cancer treatment and research centre in Khargar in Navi Mumbai, India.

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


Teen Takes ‘MDMA And Cocaine, Nicks Ambulance And Masturbates’ In Police Station

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MEET Colorado State University student Stefan Sortland, the 18-year-old who allegedly spent Halloween in the approved manner.

Police claim Sortland took MDMA and MDMA, stole an ambulance and after arrest (which featured a tasering)masturbated in the police station.

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


Shocks At The Shelby Leisure Centre Naming Contest

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AND the winner of the new gym in Selby, North Yorkshire – he wins a year’s free membership – is… Steve Wadsworth, who chose the name ‘Selby Leisure Centre’ for the facility which is set to open in Spring 2015.

Take a bow, Steve:

“I was really surprised and excited to win the membership prize. I’m looking forward to seeing the centre open and being able to use the swimming pool and checking out this fantastic facility for the residents of the Selby area.”

Says Paul Hirst, general manager of the centre:

 “Well done to Steve on winning the competition. It’s great that the residents of Selby have had the chance to play a part in the development of this modern facility, which is set to bring huge benefits back to the community in terms of encouraging people to be active and healthy.”

Selby District Council says that the Selby Leisure Centre exercises your arms as well as your mind…

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


Donald Duck Pedestrian Decoy Scares Drivers Into A Police Fine

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WHEN confronted with a 7ft-tall duck in the road do you:

a) slow down

b) speed up

c) shoot

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


Proof: Monster Energy Drinks ARE The Work of Satan

MONSTER Energy drinks are the work of SATAN!

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


Woman Wearing ‘I ♥ crystal meth’ T-shirt Arrested For Possesing Crystal Meth

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TO Kentucky, where Deborah Asher is modelling an “I ‘heart’ crystal meth” t-shirt for her mug shot – she was arrested for possession of crystal meth.
She is, is she not, refreshingly honest.
Asher, 37, ana man were charged with felony narcotics possession and trafficking.

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


Medics Film And Mock Man In Hospital With Girlfriend’s Strap-On Stuck Inside His Bottom

IS Nothing Safe? In Greece a man has become impaled on his girlfriend’s strap-on phallus.

The caring medics retrieved the large rubber knob, but not before they filmed the operation and laughed loud and heartily at the poor sod.

 

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If this was a woman, whose boyfriend had turned her into a kebab, would it be as funny?

 

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


Woman Stole Blind Man’s Car – But Not His Gun

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AMERICA is a great place. In the land of the free a blind man can hold a gun licence.
A blind man can hold a driving licence. And own a car.
Police in Vernon, Connecticut, have arrested 33-year-old Laura Michaud for stealing a car from a blind man.

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Posted: 4th, November 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Squeeze A Spot Without Damaging Your Skin

EVER wondered how to best pop a spot? No. You don’t just shave them off as former Anorak writer used to.

 

 

The corect technique is now demonstrated by Dr Mehmet Oz, on the Oprah Winfrey show.

You should not pinch the zit. You should fetch a pin, clean it with booze and skewer the thing.

 

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“Never squeeze a pimple because you will macerate it. You’re destroying all the healthy tissue with the pressure you are putting on there by squeezing. Place the needle parallel to the skin – rather like you would skewer something – and pierce the skin from one side to another. Then rip up!”

Acne sufferers swear by it:

"Thank you, Doctor! Everyone used to stare at my zits but now they're too scared to look."

“Thank you, Doctor! Everyone used to stare at my zits but now they’re too scared to look.”

 

And if you want to know about black heads, brace yourself…

 

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


Woman Arrested For Having Sex With A Pitbull Dog

JENNA Louise Driscoll, 25, was under suspicion of selling drugs when officers searched her phone. On it, they allegedly found three videos of her having sex with a dog.

RSPCA Queensland says:

‘This isn’t something you’d normally expect, it’s quite unusual. Under the Animal Care Protection Act bestiality isn’t included. To take action and remove the dog we would have to prove actions there were cruel or that it was tormented. We’d try to do everything we can to help the dog if that is the case.”

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Posted: 31st, October 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fetch The Generator: A Huge Spot On The Sun Is Acting Weird

The bright light in the lower right region of the sun shows an X-class solar flare on Oct. 26, 2014, as captured by NASA’s SDO. This was the third X-class flare in 48 hour. Image by NASA/SDO

The bright light in the lower right region of the sun shows an X-class solar flare on Oct. 26, 2014, as captured by NASA’s SDO. This was the third X-class flare in 48 hour. Image by NASA/SDO

 

AS I write, it’s 23 degrees Centigrade in London. On Halloween.

PBS has news:

By the time the giant spot on the sun rotated into view on October 18, it was already 80,000 miles wide, big enough to fit all of Jupiter, big enough to lay 10 Earths, side by side, across. It is the largest spot the sun has harbored in 24 years.

But while most erupting sunspots lob chunks of plasma outward in events called coronal mass ejections, this one’s keeping its plasma close to the surface.

To rewind, a sunspot is a darker, cooler area on the sun’s visible surface that stores intense magnetic energy. (Note: Cooler, in this case, means roughly 7,500 degrees Fahrenheit, down from about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit.)

The sun is not a solid body. It’s a ball of hot, hot ionized gas called plasma that’s threaded with magnetic field, created by charged particles moving around. The sun spins faster at its equator, and the result is that some of that magnetic field drags, getting twisted and knotted up in the process. As this happens, these knots of magnetic field gain energy, pressure and buoyancy, and some of them float to the surface, and penetrate it, popping out…

Releasing this pent-up energy typically takes two forms: a solar flare or a coronal mass ejection, and this is key to what makes the behavior here unusual. A coronal mass ejection is made up of balls of gas ejected from the sun’s outer atmosphere, consisting of charged particles and magnetic field. The fastest CME’s travel up to 93 million miles a day, or millions of miles per hour. A solar flare is a burst of x-rays and energy, typically smaller and shorter-lasting than a CME, and rather than being launched out into space, it is caused by material accelerated back into the sun…

When a solar flare erupts, it lights up the side of the Earth that’s facing the flare, and heats up the Earth’s upper atmosphere, or ionosphere, which can temporarily change its properties. Solar flares pose less danger than CME’s, but they can affect short-wave radio communication used by pilots and ships, since the radio waves are bounced off the upper atmosphere.

Sunspots, first seen through a telescope by Galileo, are classified by how complex they are. Similar to a mole, a clean, round sunspot is of less interest to sun watchers.

“Imagine the doctor says you’ve got a nice little round mole,” Young said. “But when it starts to break up into pieces and change color and get jagged and complicated, that’s when you start to become concerned.”

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Posted: 31st, October 2014 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Banned From Lying On The Ground In Buckinghamshire

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“DAVIES came to police attention initially by making time wasting calls to the emergency services,” says PC Chris Allman outside Wycombe Magistrates’ Court, where Andrew Davies, 51, of Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, has been haded an ASBO for feigning injuries.
“On most occasions he would be intoxicated. When dealt with by a police and council joint team he gave away his telephone to stop the temptation. However he then took to pretending to fall in the street near his home as a way of attracting attention to himself. He would lay there feigning an injury until an ambulance attended.
“On a number of occasions he was taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital where he was more thoroughly checked over but he was always discharged as having no injuries. He has been offered support from numerous agencies and given many opportunities to change his behaviour. Davies’ continual lack of engagement has ultimately resulted in this town wide ASBO.”

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Posted: 31st, October 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is Nothing Safe? 3ft Long Lungfish Removed From Man’s Anus

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IS Nothing Safe? A 3-feet long lungfish has become stuck up a man’s anus.

The Metro reports:

Graphic footage has emerged of the procedure which shows medical professionals pulling the Lungfish from a Brazilian man’s backside. The eel-like fish had venture so far up that it had become lodged in the patient’s bowels. People can be heard laughing and gasping in amazement as the operation nears an end.A number of people have phone cameras out at the ready to capture the moment the creature is pulled free.

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Posted: 30th, October 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman Robs Chemist By Squirting Breast Milk At Victim

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GET Richard Desmond on the phone: a German woman has invented a new late-night TV sport.
The woman arrived at a chemist in Darmstadt, Hesse.  She asked to buy a breast pump. She handed over a €200-note to pay for her €20 purchase. When the till opened, she whipped out  a breast and squirted milk at the pharmacist.
She continued to spray milk before fleeing with her cash, €100 from the cash register and no pump. The store worker only realised he’d been robbed when much later he totted up the day’s takings.

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Posted: 30th, October 2014 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0