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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.

Idiots lock up innocent woman for possessing small amount of marijuana 22 years ago

To Chicago, where Latasha Eatman has been jailed for 49 days for something she didn’t do. CBS News reports that Eatman was arrested in 1993 on minor marijuana possession charges. Her punishment was to complete a period of community service. … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, December 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Aussie kangaroo puncher and Newcastle horse basher slug it out

As the internet watches footage of a man punching a kangaroo in the face (see below), we’ve been looking at the story of the Glasgow Celtic fan who throw a burger at a police horse before the Champions’ League match … READ ON

Posted: 7th, December 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kids find something funny about Miss Butt in London school

We are at a loss. Cultural imperialism is rife. The Sun reports on “mum” Priscilla Terumalai, who was “hauled” into Mayville Primary School in Leytonstone, East London, to  explain why her 5-year-old daughter and her classmates had been giggling at … READ ON

Posted: 1st, December 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cardiff’s plastic Christmas tree is cheaper than a white elephant

Cardiff council has invested £30,000 renting the biggest Christmas tree in the country.

At 40 metres the fake tree made of metal, plastic and more plastic would have been the envy of every municipal council in the land. But something … READ ON

Posted: 28th, November 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


WANTED: The ‘Spelling Bee Bandit’ who can’t spell ‘robbery’

To Boston, where the FBI will pay a $1,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the “Spelling Bee Bandit”, so called because he can’t spell robbery. Police say the felon has robbed four different banks in Massachusetts over … READ ON

Posted: 20th, November 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Loaded gun located between biker’s buttocks

To Brisbane, Australia, where police have located a loaded gun wedged between a biker’s buttocks. Police located not one but two handguns. The second handgun was in his…car.

 

 

Officer Mick Niland is delighted: “It was great work by … READ ON

Posted: 12th, November 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man finds freshly dug carrot wearing his lost wedding ring

To Germany, where a man looking for a lost wedding ring has found – wrapped around a carrot he dug from the ground.

The 82-year-old man lost the ring three years ago. He found it while the ring while gardening … READ ON

Posted: 7th, November 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Massive snowballs mass on Russian beach

To the Gulf of Ob, northwest Siberia, where thousands of massive snowballs pebbledash the beach. The snowballs – ranging from the size of a tennis ball to almost 1m (3ft) across – are formed by ice rolled by wind and … READ ON

Posted: 7th, November 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lord Heseltine: the time a Tory grandee strangled a dog with his bare hands

Lord Heseltine tells the story of the time he strangled a dog.

 

Lord Heseltine dog killer

 

Anyone seen that coat? And can is pass for human hair?… READ ON

Posted: 1st, November 2016 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Drink! Feck! Girls! Kids dressed as Father Ted characters win Halloween

“These must be the best costumes of Halloween 2016 by my sisters friends in Wicklow,” tweets @ChrisJudge.

 

father ted halloween kidsREAD ON

Posted: 31st, October 2016 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Naked woman in clown make-up terrifies drivers

More Halloween oneupmanship as we read of 37-year-old Candice Kreidel. She’s been arrested for partially dressing up as a clown – she was mostly naked – and chasing cars.

Wearing clown make-up, a stocking cap and “either partially or completely … READ ON

Posted: 30th, October 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Larry David Was right: driving gives women orgasms, says Islamic cleric

Tweet of the Week was supplied by @S_alqsimi , via, Deanne DuKhan ‏(@DukhanD), who responds to news as to why women driving is forbidden. “Lorraine in the UK asks, which makes and models please?”

women driving haram

 

Hey, ladies, Curb Your Enthusiasm … READ ON

Posted: 28th, October 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Malaysian religious government says hot dogs are un-Islamic

Hot dogs are un-Islamic, says the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (MIDD). To receive halal certification,the MIDD, a religious government body, says hot dogs must be renamed.

MIDD’s Sirajuddin Suhaimee explains says: “In Islam, dogs are considered unclean and the name … READ ON

Posted: 20th, October 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bank-robber daughter tricked dad into being her getaway driver

Other Parents spots this story from Florida. When Chelsea Wilson, 24, was arrested in connection with a bank robbery in Fort Lauderdale, she told the teller: “You have exactly one minute to give me all your $50 & $100 bills … READ ON

Posted: 17th, October 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Quick thinking hotel manger saves dog with lead caught in a moving lift

Here of the day is Ben Duke, who saved a dog’s life when its leads got trapped in an elevator. “I happened to walk out at the right time and save the dogs life,” says Ben, general manager at The … READ ON

Posted: 13th, October 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


St Dunstan’s school, Glastonbury, sends parents typo C-bvomb

The message to parents with children at St Dunstan’s school, Glastonbury, Somerset, is clear: state your ‘cunt’ of birth:

 

school cunty

 

The school says the word ‘cunty’ is a typo and not a comment on nationality. The letters ‘O’ and READ ON

Posted: 13th, October 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teenager has nine-inch tail removed (photos)

teenager tail removed human tail

 

“It became a problem when the tail grew outside the body,” said the 14-year-old boy’s mother, who doesn’t want to be named.

“He would just lift the [8-inch] tail every time he needed to change his clothes. I couldREAD ON

Posted: 9th, October 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Other parents: dad arrested for throwing away hairy 19-year-old son’s Lego

To Florida, where Nicholas Melice, Sr., 46, is rowing with his son, Nicholas Jr., 19.

 

Lego parents

 

 

Mr. Melice Sr. (above) wants to throw away Mr. Melice Jr.’s Lego.

It gets heated. Police are called.

Both Mr. Melice … READ ON

Posted: 8th, October 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mother gets ‘keepsake’ vibrator stuck up her anus

Emma Phillips, Wallasey, Wirral, is the trainee teacher who got a large dildo stuck in her anus (?). This is no secret. Emma has not been exposed or outed in some way. She wants to tell us all about her … READ ON

Posted: 7th, October 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Clowns arrested for crouching in woodland

To Kentucky, where Jonathan Martin, 20, has been arrested and charged with wearing a mask in a public place and disorderly conduct. Martin’s crime was to dress up as a clown. Police found him at 1:00am dressed in “full clown READ ON

Posted: 25th, September 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shoplifting family raid sweet shop

In today’s Other Parents news we go Linzi Marie Cake Supplies and Confectionary in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, where a family are robbing the place.  The man is putting chocolate bars in his pockets. the woman is stuffing confectionary down her … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, September 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bacteria of the New York City subway: artist captures tiny life forms

Artist Craig Ward took sterilized sponges onto the New York sUbway system. He was looking for life invisible to the naked eye. He pressed the swabs into agar plates  and incubated them in his Brooklyn studio.

“Over the summer of … READ ON

Posted: 21st, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Iguanas on a plane: flights delayed by lizards that might not be there

The WestJet flight from Toronto to Vancouver was evacuated when someone said there were lizards loose on board.

Four iguanas were found in the bags of a passenger on a flight from Cuba to Toronto*. But by the time customs … READ ON

Posted: 19th, September 2016 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ethiopian shepherd transports two sheep on his bicycle (video)

In this video, an Ethiopian shepherd transports two sheep. Notes below the video tell us the “shepherd moves a couple of his animals across Bahir Dar in Amahara State”.

 

So much for Olympic cyclists going round and round and … READ ON

Posted: 16th, September 2016 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0