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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.

Man dies shaking crumbs from tablecloth

Accidental death of the day takes us Saint-Marcel, Italy, where a man is doing the housework.

The 47-year-old man has eaten breakfast with his wife and two children. He starts to tidy up, taking the tablecloth to the balcony to shake off any crumbs. The tablecloth slips over the railings – and he tumbles after it.

Conclusion: men are too tall to do housework.

Posted: 23rd, January 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Car thief sat on police officers lap in ‘stolen’ patrol car

car thiefTo Tacoma, Washington, where police say David Boulet tried to steal a police patrol car and ended up sitting on an officer’s lap.

Police first spotted Boulet driving by a motel. They thought him suspicious and stopped the vehicle he was driving to check his credential. When Boulet’s vehicle was flagged as stolen, Boulet ran.

Having run through bush and across a Highway, tiring Boulet was looking for a getaway car. He spotted a parked up police patrol car. Thinking it empty, he ran towards it, pulled the door open, got in and sat down on the officer’s lap behind the wheel.

The officer quickly recognised Boulet as a known suspect.

File under: Life in a Pink Panther movie.

Posted: 23rd, January 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Alien Hybridization: ‘I had sex with aliens and I liked it’

bridget hybridIncredible news in the Daily Mail. Aliens have been breeding with women in Arizona.

A group of women in the US claim to have children fathered by aliens – and describe their sexual encounters with extra-terrestrials as the ‘best they’ve ever had’.

You should see the other guy…

Bridget Nielson, from Sedona, Arizona, and Aluna Verse, from Los Angeles, California, are among members of the ‘Hybrid Baby Community’ who believe their children live on giant alien spaceships…Recalling a sexual encounter with an alien on board a spaceship, Nielson said: ‘It was great. It was an incredible super primal, super raw, super primal sexual experience. There was a really freedom and we were really going for it. It was the best sex I ever had.’

Believe? And worry not humanoid man – Zorg has 15 hands, both male and female genitalia and never forgets a name. What he can’t find, just isn’t there. 

The pair claim that between them, they have 13 children with aliens – and that the conceptions happen either through artificial insemination or real sexual encounters. Members of the group believe aliens have been harvesting their DNA to create children that combine the best of both human and alien characteristics over a period several years.

What are the best of human characteristics, then? We’d say circumspection, empathy, free will and the ability to spot a “marketing executive” at a hundred paces. The best alien characteristics are tricker to spot but are believed to include: huge eyes, very long fingers, GSOH, taking the bins out and always being ready for a cuddle.

The story continues:

The former marketing executive refutes claims pointing to a lack of evidence of such encounters with aliens, saying the extra-terrestrials only take women who, on some level, ‘want to be taken’.

Bridget is part of the HybridChildrenCommunity. Bring a wallet:


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Posted: 21st, January 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Fuel thieves drink poo after mistaking bus toilet outlet outlet for petrol tank

fuel thieves drink poo


To Western Australia where fuel bandits are licking koalas and doing anything they can to get that taste of raw sewage out of their mouths. The thieves had tried to suck fuel from a parked bus. But they opened the waste tank instead of the one containing fuel.

Ooops! Or rather, Poops!




Posted: 19th, January 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Football coach sent off for calling black footballer called Black by his surname

racistThat’s racist! No. It isn’t. The Portuguese football coach red-carded for racism was only using a player’s name.

The referee was swift to issue FC Lordelo manager Juvenal Brandao with his marching orders against Valadares after overhearing the 30-year-old coach bellow “get closer to black”, seemingly in the direction of the opposition’s black striker. However, what the official didn’t know is that one of Lordelo’s central defenders goes by the name of Preto – which is the Portuguese word for black.

So, whereas Brandao was actually instructing his two central defenders to close the gap between themselves, the referee mistook the shout for a racial slur and sent him packing.

Jornal de Noticias has more:

In the beginning I didn’t realise what had happened, but the linesman returned to tell me. Then the penny dropped because the Valadares striker, Rene, is of black race. I tried to explain that ‘Black’ was the name of my player, but I suddenly see the ref running towards me and giving me the red card.

It was all a huge misunderstanding.

Posted: 19th, January 2016 | In: Sports, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Arsenal fan gets married in full kit (photos)

Arenal fan married in full kit


Arsenal fan Barry Jenkins got married wearing his full Arsenal kit, including shin pads and, mostly likely, box. He tells us: “My wife is from Woking, and she is awesome. She let me get married in my full Arsenal kit! Maybe I just got lucky.”


arsenal fan kit wedding


Adding: “It’s like I won the FA Cup and found the best woman in the world ever.”

She’s like the FA Cup? Is that as good as it gets for Arsenal fans?

Posted: 18th, January 2016 | In: Arsenal, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Icleand is putting ‘Coloured Cheddar’ cheese’ in security boxes to deter bandits

cheese iceland security


Do you love cheese? How much? Iceland have taken to securing cheese inside plastic boxes. This is not done to keep the cheese fresh, rather to prevent shoplifting.

In other news: is ‘Coloured cheddar” racist?

Spotter: @PLinotype

Posted: 18th, January 2016 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Council leader dressed man as elderly woman for bogus news conference

news conference man dressed as a woman


It is a widely held belief that to render yourself completely invisible, you need only look ‘old’. Mindful of that, we look at events in Branston, Rhode Island, where director of senior services department Sue Stenhouse is stood by an elderly woman at a press conference.

She’s there to salute a new city programme “connecting high school students with seniors who need help shovelling snow this winter”.  The OAP has a sign identifying her as “Cranston senior home resident”.


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But all is not as it seems. The snow has been scraped up from a city ice rink. The old woman is a man, a local van driver, who was, reportedly, invited by Stenhouse to dress like an old lady. Rumbled, Stenhouse has resigned. We don’t know about the man, but look out for him being voted Brantson Woman of The Year 2016, or dying alone and unheralded.


YouTube link.


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

Washing machines with a brick inside bounce on trampoline

Hours of fun with a washing machine, a brick and a small trampoline:

Posted: 17th, January 2016 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Remeber when Ryanair staff drew a massive snow penis around aircraft at Dublin airport

In February 2015 Ryan Air staff marked the arrival of snow by drawing a giant snow penis by a company plane parked at Dublin airport.


ryan air penis


The owner is away.


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

Stuffed and mounted: hunting for prostitutes business attacked by animal rights protestors

sex antlersTo Austria, where hunters are guaranteed a “happy ending”on return to camp. A business has been offering hunters in the Neustift-Innermanzing municipality lots of killing in Lower Austria’s Alpine foothills followed by an evening of human skin. The advert trills:

“After an exciting day’s hunting what could be better than a cosy night for two, or even three, in a remote mountain cabin. Everything is possible. The hunter’s return will be welcomed back by a lovely companion, and of course absolute discretion and confidentiality are guaranteed.”

The country’s Association Against Animal Factories (VGT) is aghast:

“It is hunting with prostitutes. It seems that with money anything is possible,” says VGT boss Martin Balluch.

The hunting company has now removed the offer. Although hunters are free to go and **** themselves.

Posted: 15th, January 2016 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Daily Mail publishes ‘loving’ picture of dying kangaroo being raped

kanagaroo dying


Jane Fryer sees the picture of the kangaroos “in the shade of a Australian mango tree”. She sees the “last loving embrace for a dying kangaroo”. Fryer says the male kangaroo “tired to revive his mate” as his little joey looked on.

The loving male’s revival technique, says Australian Museum Principal Research Scientist Dr Mark Eldridge, involves attempting to insert his penis into her dying body.


kanga dead sex


Says the expert:

There is a story behind the images, but not the anthropomorphised version of true love that has accompanied the images in publications. The male, which appears to be lovingly “cradling the head” of the female as she dies, is actually in a state of sexual arousal.

“The male is clearly highly stressed and agitated, his forearms are very wet from him licking himself to cool down. He is also sexually aroused: the evidence is here sticking out from behind the scrotum (yes, in marsupials the penis is located behind the scrotum).”

Kangaroos are extremely sensitive to heat, says Dr Eldridge. Furthermore, the kangaroo is not, unfortunately, “propp[ing] up her head so she could see her joey before she died”. Instead, says Dr Eldridge, “this is a male trying to get a female to stand up so he can mate with her.”

Cancel the Disney movie.


Posted: 14th, January 2016 | In: News, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

A giant emerges from the demolition of Cockenzie Power Station, Scotland

The demolition of Cockenzie Power Station, Scotland, conjured this incredible image:


Demolition of Cockenzie Power Station, Scotland, 2015.


It lives!


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

Police hunt diarrhoea medicine bandit

'Getting clean away'In a case of hit and runs, a man has made off with stolen diarrhoea medicine from a chemist in Wheelgate in Malton, North Yorkshire.

Do you know the man who forgot to pay for a dose of Imodium tablets?

That’s him stood by the Cadbury’s chocolate display, eyeing the Buttons Tube but yearning for a Crunchie.



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

Poachers caught after shooting robotic decoy deer

To Maryland, where two keen-eyed poachers are hunting deer.

David James Few, 21 of Taneytown, Maryland, and Brian Kelley Stitely, 24, of Fairfield, Pennsylvania, are nabbed. The uniforms from Maryland Natural Resources police have been on a stakeout. They’ve spotted the pair’s spotlighted – and that the hunters have shot the agency’s robotic decoy deer.

Police swoop. They search the hunters’ vehicle, wherein they discover two crossbows, two flashlights, 4.2 grams of marijuana and a glass pipe.

“Robo-Deer” suffered minor injuries.

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

Wanted man upset with police department’s image of him sends better photo

To Ohio, where the Lima Police Department looking for 45-year-old Donald “Chip” Pugh have a new photo to aid enquiries.

Pugh saw the police’s Facebook post about himself. He didn’t like the picture police chose:




He wrote to them, saying, “Here is a better photo that one is terrible.”


police photo


Lt. Andy Green is appreciative. “He’s drawing more attention to himself, which is going to make it easier for us to locate him, because the more attention that this post garners, the more people are going to see it, the more tips are going to come in about this guy,” Green said.

Everyone likes to be noticed…

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

X-ray of foot-long metal tongs man ate for a bet

tongs 1Meet Bhanvra Meghwal, 28. He’s ben sliced open at a hospital in Deesa town, India. Medics are removing a pair of foot-long tongs Meghwal says he swalloed ‘for a bet’.

“When we did his X-ray, we were shocked to see the tool inside his chest,” says Dr Thakkar. “We have to cut open his chest and esophagus (feeding tube) to remove the tool, which was around one-foot-long. We have also repaired the damage it caused to some of his body parts during operation. The patient is now conscious and doing fine without a ventilator.”




Big tongs. But you should see the size of the slice of lemon he chucked down first.


Posted: 11th, January 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Man fights law to use penis drawing as his official signature

penis signature hyams



To Melbourne, Australia, where Jared Hyams has spent five years fighting the federal government for the right to use a drawing of his cock and balls as his signature, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Jared Hyams didn’t think anyone at Australian Electoral Commission would study an application to change his address, so for a laugh he drew a caricature of a penis in the box that asked for his signature.

The AEC rejected his forms. Buoyed by failure, Hyams used the knob as his signature on applications for a passport, drivers’ licence and proof of age card.


 His penis signature has been accepted on his cards for health care, bank accounts, library and students cards

“It’s been an interesting journey,” says Mr Hyams. “But none of it is resolved. Everything is just left hanging.”


Posted: 8th, January 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Cougar with massive teeth growing from its skull discovered in Idaho (Photo)

Cougar with teeth growing form its head discovered in Idaho (Photo)


This cougar was spotted in Weston, Idaho. A hunter saw it and shot it dead. The animal has teeth growing from its head.

The cougar is facing to the left.

Spotter: Idaho State Journal

Posted: 8th, January 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

New Yorker turns toenail clippings into sellable art

finger nails collectorYou like your toenails? One 45-year-old Queens, NY, resident Mike Drake collects his fingernail and toenail clippings. He then turns them into acrylic paperweights. You can buy one for $300 – $500. You can buy two and be like a Mike, a collector.

“I used to bite my nails, and I wondered how long they could grow. And then I wondered how much I might be able to accumulate.”

So he collected his nail clippings in a Ziploc baggie for about a year, and was about to throw them out when inspiration struck. He decided to do something ‘artistic’ with them.

“I realised I went to all that effort, and I figured, in for a penny, in for a pound. I already worked with acrylics as a hobby so I decided to make paperweights.”

Want to see one?

paperweight nails


If you stare at it long enough you can see all the things Mike’s touched.

Spotter: WOW


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

Wotsits: the tabloids’ favourite fat snack



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


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.”


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.


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.”


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.


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



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