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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.

Why Facebook stops us having kids (ha-ha)

FACEBOOK post of the day:

“I’ve decided I’m not going to have kids. I love babies, but I’m just not ready for the commitment of uploading that many photos to Facebook.”

Spotter: Lierin Casey via Leandro Toledo

Posted: 29th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Limerick man pleads guilty is dog buggery death case

TO Limerick city, where Sean McDonnell, 58, of Churchill Meadows, is stood in the dock at Limerick Circuit Court. He is charged with an offence relating to section 61 of the Offences Against The Person Act 1861. In short: buggery with an Alsatian dog.

The incident occurred in Patrickswell on October 7, 2008. That was the same day a 43-year-old woman who suddenly died at the same address. It is believed the mother of four suffered an allergic reaction to the dog’s semen and died.

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Posted: 29th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Lads live on roof of Florida shoe shop when mum bans sleepovers

TRAVIS Rose and John Vaughn, both aged 20, have been living in a tent on the roof of the Shoe Carnival store in Ocala, Florida. Rose’s mum told him he was too old for sleepovers. So. He moved out. And up.

Says Rose:

“We both still have homes with our parents and everything. It was just a home away from home. A spot to chill and hang out with friends… It just kept progressing. Let’s go get beds so we’re more comfortable. And then we decided, let’s go get chairs so we can sit out outside. We just had a bunch of ideas. Hot tub idea. Putt-putt golf on the fake grass. We had a bunch of ideas.”

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Posted: 29th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2)


Lucky women finds mouse meat in Tesco sandwich

KATIE Crabtree, 31, found a free dead mouse in her Tesco bacon and chicken meal sandwich.

Says Kate of the sarnie bought in Stockton:

“I took a bite and saw this big black thing in it, but I thought it was just burned bacon and swallowed it. Then I saw there was something horrible in the sandwich. It was black and had hair – and I could see a little paw. It was horrendous. I felt so sick and now I can’t eat another packaged sandwich because I just think of that horrible thing. I chased it up a few times with the store and head office but nobody seemed to know what was happening. In the end they gave me a £10 voucher.”

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Posted: 28th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Michael Turley made ‘terror’ film to test how long it took for police to shoot his nephew

TO Phoenix, Arizona, where Michael Turley, 39, recorded his nephew dressed in a sheet while pointing a fake grenade launcher at passing cars. Turley said it was reserch, to see how long police took to arrive and  possibly shoot his relative in the face. He called the film “Dark Knight Shooting Response, Rocket Launcher Police Test.” 

Turkey has been arrested and charged with knowingly giving a false impression of a terrorist act, endangerment and contributing to the delinquency of his minor nephew, 16.

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Posted: 28th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Soldier shoots colleague in face to cure his hiccups

WAYS to cure hiccups: No. 342b – shoot the patient in the face with a hand gun.

Says Carroll Smith of the Killeen, Texas, Police Department:

“The victim had the hiccups. The suspect pulled out a gun to scare him in order to stop the hiccups.”

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Posted: 27th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Dad offers $40m prize for any man who can seduce his lesbian daughter

FANCY an easy £40million? All you need do is marry the daughter of Cecil Chao Sze-tsung, the fragrant 33-year-old Gigi Chao. She’s a University of Manchester graduate with good teeth, GSOH and a sound pair of hips.

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Posted: 27th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Wife shot husband who threatened her cat

TO Texas, where Audrey Deen Miller, 42, has shot her husband in the in the stomach after he threatened to shoot one of her cats with a pellet gun.

She drew a .40-calibre semi-automatic handgun and shot him. He’s in hospital. She’s veen charged aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Posted: 26th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Man disguised as Renault 7 passenger seat arrested at border

WHEN is an illegal immigrant not an illegal immigrant? When’s he’s a car seat.

Police in the Spanish enclave of Melilla spotted a 20-year-old man from Guinea  Melilla travelling as the front seat of a Renault 7. They stopped him at the Morocco boarder.

Your heated car seat with vibrating massage setting and blasts of warm sucked mint look a bit old hat now…

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Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Gerard P Streator: mug shot of man who had sex with an abandoned sofa

GERARD P. Streator, the 46-year-old Waukesha, Wisconsin, man allegedly caught having sex with an abandoned yellow sofa, has has had his mug shot taken. Mr Streator will answer the charges of lewd and lascivious behaviour at the Waukesha County Circuit Court, next Monday.

Add the sofa to the list of weird objects people have had sex with.

Previously.

Posted: 25th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Man killed wife he mistook for a monkey

TO Nepal, where a man has shot his wife dead. He reason? He thought she was a monkey.

Bed Prakash Pun shot his wife thorgh the throast as she Basanti Pun  fire as she fetched water from a tap.

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Posted: 24th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Man has eel removed from anus

TO  the A&E department at Auckland City Hospital, to see a man with an eel stuck up his anus.
“The eel was about the size of a decent sprig of asparagus and the incident is the talk of the place. Doctors and nurses have come across people with strange objects that have got stuck where they shouldn’t be before, but an eel has to be a first.”

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Posted: 24th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Two elephants massage a man

NOT for this tourist a coin-operated massage chair in a shopping mall, or asking the kids to kick harder against the back of your car seat. The traveller might have specific chiropractic issue that only an elephant can understand, but keen massage fans will note that the therapists are not wearing Birkenstocks and linen trousers, and, as a result, one must question their suitability for the job:

Posted: 24th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Photo of huge fireball spotted over Norwich

A HUGE fireball has been spotted over Norwich. Did you see it? The Norwich Evening News might have done. It might also have produced the best picture caption of the year:

Spotter

 

Posted: 23rd, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


Man caught having sex with abandoned yellow sofa

TO Waukesha, Wisconsin, where Gerard P. Streator has been arrested for having sex with a sofa in public. He has been charged with committing lewd and lascivious behaviour.

The 46-year-old was spotted by a off-duty police officer jogging through the Pebble Valley neighbourhood. The officer first noticed an abandoned yellow sofa. He then noticed Streator thrusting back and forward into the sofa’s cushions for sexual gratification.

The officer asked: “What are you doing?”

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Posted: 23rd, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


The Taiwan Birdman Competition (photos)

A WOULD-BE bird takes a flight during the Taiwan Birdman Competition in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

If he can do piggy-backs, the budget airline industry just got cheaper…

Posted: 22nd, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Man who faked brain damage tricked women to change his dirty nappy

TO Hooksett, New Hampshire, where Eric Carrier, 24,  has been charged with attempting to commit indecent exposure.

In 2011, Carrier was in the news for a similar matter. He pretended to be brain damaged and in no control of his bowel in an advert calling for carers to change his nappy. At least five nurses responded to the Craigslist advert and met Carrier and his soiled underwear.

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Posted: 22nd, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Pig saves baby goat from drowning while stupid human simply films

OUR world is filled with gloom, soot, feelings of a dreadful apocalypse and utter worthlessness. It’s an appalling situation designed to make us wearily and listlessly slump onto a collective couch and force handfuls of crisps into our teary faces.

And then, something really spiriting comes along to cheer us all up!

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Posted: 22nd, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Amish Mullets guilty of hair-cutting hate crime

BACK in October 2011, a group of  Amish men cut the hair from the members of another Amish group. Now, Samuel Mullet Sr. and fifteen of his group have been convicted of federal conspiracy and hate crimes. They each face a possible ten year sentence for waging a campaign of terror across Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana.

Mullet Sr’s group also faces allegations that he forced his followers to have sex with married women to “cleanse them of the Devil”.

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Posted: 21st, September 2012 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Piglet rescues baby goat (video)

A PIGLET rescues a drowning baby goat:

Posted: 21st, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Drunken pirate stole the Dart Princess Passenger Ferry

ALISON Whelan, 51, has been jailed for 112 days for aggravated vehicle taking. Whelan stole a passenger ferry. As she floated down the River Dart, Devon, Whelan yelled to police “I’m Jack Sparrow”, “I’m a pirate” and “I believe this is out of your jurisdiction”.

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Posted: 20th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Cross dresser who raped neighbour’s pet goat to death escapes prison

TO West Virginia, where Mark Lucas, 20, is accused of raping his neighbour’s pet goat in his bedroom. The goat died. Lucas was wearing women’s underwear. A porn mag was found close by.
Lucas says he’s not guilty because, although he was off his face on cocaine and bath salts, he’s mentally ill.

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Posted: 19th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comments (10)


Cuddly dogs shoots owner on deer hunt

THE Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time, Mark Haddon’s best-selling book, is to made into a stage play. In that book, the dog dies. In the Dordogne, south-western France, a dog has fired a gun and blown off part of his owner’s huntsman’s right hand, causing the entire thing to be amputated.

Rene (the owner) tells France Bleu radio:

“It wasn’t the dog’s fault – and he’s adorable!”

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Posted: 18th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Tommy Mattinson wins World Gurning crown for 14th year

AND the World Gurning Championship is… Tommy Mattinson. That’s 14 wins in a row now for Mattinson, at Cumbria’s Egremont Crab Fair.

How does it feel, Tommy Mattinson?

“I’m pleased to have won again. My neck’s sore, but other than that I’m OK.”

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Posted: 18th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


The First International Goldfish Championships creates an impression

A GOLDFISH is an inconvenience, something you win at a funfair and then wonder what to do with. The Chineses have found a reason to own a goldfish: to enter it into beauty pageants.

At the first International Goldfish Championships, 3,000 swimmers and their trainers have arrived in Fuzhou. One will take home the the title of World Goldfish Queen.

Ye Qichang, who sits on the judging panel, explains:

“We judge goldfish mainly by five criteria: breed, body shape, swimming gesture, colour, which is very important, and overall impression,”

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Posted: 18th, September 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment