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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 arrested for saving dogs in house fire

man arrested fire dogsTo Florida, where the Brevard County Fire Rescue crew are responding to calls of a fire at Wendell Joyner’s home. They arrive to find 58-year-old racing inside the burning home to save his three dogs.

“I got out of the …

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


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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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?…

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 …

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:

 

 

better

He wrote to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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