Anorak

Strange But True | Anorak - Part 7

Strange But True Category

Weird, offbeat and bizarre news from around the world. Funny, strange & odd news stories that make you wince, laugh and fear for humanity.

Eagle tries to carry off boy

To Australia, where a wedge-tailed eagle is wowing the crowds at the Alice Springs Desert Park. Witnesses says the bird swopped for a young onlooker and tried to make off with him “like a small animal”.

 

 

The boy, …

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


Volley-bull: rodeo bulls toss men inside Zorbs into the air

Move with the times, Spain. In Minnesota men inside Zorbs – inflatable bubbles – are getting tossed into the air by bulls. It’s all good, clean harmless fun at the Waconia Minnesota Professional Rodeo.

 

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


Monks release 600lbs of restaurant lobster back into the ocean

“If your loved ones were in this situation, what would they like you to do? ” asks Venerable Dan of the Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society. As you look at Aunt Maud and wonder how chewy she might be …

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


Ronald McDonald shot outside restaurant

ronald mcdonald shot gunRonald McDonald has been shot at a fast-food restaurant on the USA. Police need not round-up the usual suspect – Hamburglar, Jamie Oliver, France – because Telvin Drummond, 24, from Lumberton, North Carolina, is helping them with their enquiries.

Mr …

Posted: 27th, June 2016 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man named Mr Gambles has won lottery for the second time using the same numbers

Mr Gambles lotteryTo Chicago in search of nominative determinism. We find Larry Gambles. Mr Gambles just won a $1,050,000 Lucky Day Lotto jackpot prize. He says: “Nine years ago, I won $50,000 playing the numbers from the jerseys of my high school …

Posted: 25th, June 2016 | In: Money, News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


World Nose Championships: world’s biggest human nose winners announced

big nose

 

To the World Nose Championship took place in Langenbruck, Bavaria, Germany, where the search to find the world’s biggest human nose is on. Hosted by the Langenbruck Nose Club, founded by hop-growers in 1961, the rules are clear: noses …

Posted: 22nd, June 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman allegedly robbed man while performing oral sex in car

sex actTo Nashville, Tennessee, to see Multi-tasker of the Day, Jonisia Morris, 25, answer charges that she robbed a man on whom she was performing a sex act.

The police report alleges Morris, 25, was “performing oral sex on the victim …

Posted: 20th, June 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This is what happens when you vape world’s hottest chilli pepper

vaping hot chilli peppers

 

Russell Hawkins cultivates the Carolina Reaper chilli pepper – the world’s hottest vegetable. Hawkins thought it a worthwhile experiment to see what happens if he vaped the red-hot chilli pepper and rubbed the stuff in his eyes.

The action …

Posted: 19th, June 2016 | In: News, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Other parents: mums smile for mugshot photo after ‘assaulting’ McDonald’s server

mothers mcdonalds

 

To Bellevue, Ohio, where the local Police Department bring news of Ashley England (right above), Mary Jordan (left above), and Sammie Whaley. The trip were arrested on June 8 for allegedly assaulting a female McDonald’s worker “because she was …

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


Prisoner sue over removal of marbles from his tattoed penis

marblesTo West Virginia where a prisoner is upset medics removed marbles he had implanted in his tattooed penis.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says Adrian King can pursue claims that officials at Huttonsville Correctional Center illegally threatened him …

Posted: 9th, June 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man finds ‘something from the Bible’ in his Costo salad

costco locust“We put the bag in the fridge straight away and had our first serving on Saturday night,” says Ian Lovejoy to the Henley Standard.

“It’s horrible to think about that now because it pooed everywhere and we were left …

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


Signs: Baltimore gets benched

Sign, funny, Baltimore gets benched

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


Welsh girl uses Unicorn toy passports to pass through Turkish customs

unicorn passport turkeyIn Wales there are dragons. There are also unicorns.Turks know this, which is why Turkey’s customs officers allowed Emily Harris, 98, to pass though customs with a passport identifying her as a unicorn.

The passport belongs to Emily’s toy unicorn, …

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


Grandpa picks up wrong child from school who picked out wrong grandpa

Joseph Fuller, 65, picked up the wrong child went he meant to collect his grandson from Edisto Primary School in South Carolina on May 19.

 

edistro school

 

He was not alone in this case of mistaken identity:

The report said

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


Woman has no idea how baby opossum ended up in her toilet

opossum toilet

 

How did the baby opossum get into a San Diego, California, woman’s toilet? She says she has no idea how the creature got there. San Diego County Animal Services don’t believe the opossum crawled through the plumbing.

Which makes …

Posted: 18th, May 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rangers kill rescued Yellowstone bison saved by fifth graders

Heard the one about the baby bison looking for love in Yellowstone National Park?

Karen Richardson of Victor, Idaho, was one of several parents chaperoning a group of fifth-graders on a field trip to Yellowstone this week.

Richardson says on

Posted: 17th, May 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


SatNav directions send woman into a deep harbour (photos)

harbour driver sat nav 2

 

Do you trust machines? Would you buy a driverless car? To Tobermory, Ontario, Canada, where a 23-year-old woman who followed her car’s SatNav instructions ended up in a harbour.

Ontario Provincial Police say the driver “took a wrong turn …

Posted: 16th, May 2016 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dog walker finds ear in Warwickshire park: David Lynch is innocent

warwickshire ear severed police

 

To a park in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, where a dog walker has found an ear lying on the grass. He calls Warwickshire Police. They explain:

“Police were called to reports of a human ear being found in parkland near Frensham

Posted: 16th, May 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Naked Cuban arrested trying to flee US

naked Cuban MiamiTo Miami International Airport, Florida, where a naked Ricardo Nogales, 47, is being arrested on a breach of security charge after he jumped the perimeter fence and entered the restricted airfield area.

Miami-Dade Police says Nogales is a Cuban national. …

Posted: 16th, May 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man hit on head by brick he’d thrown at Prevention of Suicide office windows

To north Belfast, Northern Ireland, where it’s alleged a man smashed windows at the offices of the Public Initiative for Prevention of Suicide (PIPS). The man is now in hospital because reportedly one brick he threw bounced back and …

Posted: 16th, April 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Giant rats found in Tooting – send for the toffs!

rats daily star

 

Big rat news in the unofficial big rat news newspaper, the Daily Star, which leads with “New Plague of Giant Rats – Nest of 2ft beasts found on housing estate.” We meet “shocked rat-catcher” – get this – …

Posted: 15th, April 2016 | In: News, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Highgate toilet for rent at £3000 A Year

Up the tofu mountain we trudge to Highgate, where James Atherton is looking to rent out his toilet. James owns a standalone bog inside a block of flats at the bottom of Highgate West Hill. He tells the Camden New

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


Pranked Burger King staff break windows to stop restaurant exploding

burger king windows prank

 

“It’s nothing I ever came across so I didn’t know what to do,” says Burger King employee Ethan Grewe, who works at the eatery in Coon Rapids, Minnesota,. “The caller told my manager the fire department were detecting dangerous …

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


Airport Authority of India orders: ‘No Eating Carpet’

eating carpet

 

The Airport Authority of India is an equal opportunities employer.…

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