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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.

Babypod lets a foetus know its parents are idiots

babypod

 

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 …

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


Watch Australian policeman’s delight at seeing Mckinlay river flow for first time

 

Just before Christmas, the lone police officer in Mckinlay, Queensland, Australia, (population 20), watched a river flow for the first time in his lifetime.

Language is NSFW:

 

Posted: 7th, January 2016 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Getting high on God: Watch televangelists explain their use of private jets

Kenneth Copeland, Jesse Duplantis, defending their private jets

 

They say it’s hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. But US TV evangelists Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis are making ready their appeal. Why do you have private jets?

Well, Amos had one…

 …

Posted: 6th, January 2016 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


British man arrested in Krygyzstan for sausage horse penis gag

Michael McFeat, 39, of Abernethy, is in Krygyzstan, where he works at the Kumtor gold mine.

As part of the Hogmanay celebrations, McFeat is served a sausage horse meat dish called the chuchuk. He considers the hideous lump of …

Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teen brandished machete gift at mother during Christmas board game despute

other parentsHow was your Christmas?  Did you and the family play games? One 15-year-old did. During play he threatened his mother with a machete he received as a Christmas present.

To West Jordan, Utah, then, where Sgt. Keith Bronson of the …

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


Watch a cat in a monkey suit licking a banana

cat-banana monkey suit

 

As you know, it’s the Year of the Monkey.To celebrate  10 Cats has filmed a cat dressed a monkey licking a banana.

 

cat-banana monkey suit…

Posted: 3rd, January 2016 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jew-faced Kum & Go bandit arrested for looking himself in the toilet

To the Kum & Go convenience store in Oklahoma, where Michael Carter, 26, has Kum and not gone. Kum & Go employees say Carter refused to leave the business. Kum and Go employees have much to deal with.

What Carter …

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


Dead Russian man wakes in morgue – reaches for the vodka

dead russian viodkaTo Russia, where a man who ‘died’ after drinking many shots of vodka is at the morgue.  According to reports, medics in Khasanky, Russia,received a call from the man’s friends. The doctors arrived. They declared the man dead. They …

Posted: 1st, January 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man killed by exploding condom machine

condom machine A man has been killed by the condom machine he was trying to rob in Germany. The victim and two accomplices had rigged the vending machine up with explosives. One stroke of the trigger and the thing would blow.  But …

Posted: 28th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police seek disappointed penis pump gunman

penis pump crimePolice in Saint Paul, Minnesota, are seeking a man who pulled a gun on store workers in a local sex shop. He was upset that the penis pump he’d purchased had failed to satisfy his dreams.

The store workers told …

Posted: 27th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man trying to travel through time crashed Dodge Challenger into two coffin shop

To Pensacola, Florida, where a man is attempting to travel through time in a Dodge Challenger.

He loses control of the vehicle and careers into the offices of the Advanced Tax Services and Pensacola Caskets.

The would-be time time traveller…

Posted: 26th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Robbery suspect identified by ‘Fuck Cops’ tattoo

fuck cops tattoo

 

To Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Paul Wayne Terry, 27, and Sonja Marie Moro, 30, are accused of robbery with a dangerous weapon (namely, a knife).

The victim said he heard a knock at his front door. He opened it. Terry …

Posted: 23rd, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman screams ‘ISIS is good, ISIS is great’ as she orgasms police called

ISIS sexDoes ISIS turn you on? One 82-year-old has heard enough. She calls Brown Deer, Wisconsin police.

The woman tells them she can hear a woman yelling “ISIS is good, ISIS is great”.

Police attend. They find a woman in the …

Posted: 23rd, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Find the panda: play an infuriating easy game of spot the bear

Can you find the panda in Hungarian artist Dudolf’s cartoon?

 

find the panda

Posted: 23rd, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Zoo builds chairlift over tiger enclosure: man jumps in (video)

To central China’s Henan Province to see the tigers at the zoo. To make things more exciting, the zoo thought it a good idea to sail punters over the tigers in a chairlift.

One man wanted more. He jumped in.…

Posted: 22nd, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Great Obits: RIP William ‘Bill’ Fink < END OF LINE >

RIP William 'Bill' FinkAvid technophile, program developer, and educator, William Ralph “Bill” Fink, whose master functions were harnessed by Microsoft Corp. as a technical evangelist has sadly passed away at the age of 46.

Mr Fink, from Belleville, Illinois, encountered an unhandled exception …

Posted: 22nd, December 2015 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stoner calls cops for rolling papers – gets arrested for possessing marijuana in his ear

bong weed arrestTo Virginia, where Kyle Dustin Head, 24 – and, yep, more nominative determinism – is under arrest. Head “was apparently under the influence of marijuana when he called 911 and asked the telecommunicator for rolling papers,” according to a statement …

Posted: 22nd, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mom makes epic etching fail: ‘friends are the rapists you can drink with’

A mom got a little crafty and decided to make her own wine glasses, complete with the pithy phrase, “friends are therapists you can drink with” written on them. What started as a fun experiment quickly turned unintentionally creepy. “My mom made wine glasses to give to her friends for the holiday,” explained redditor Shagen34. “Her spacing was a little off on the first one.” With the correct spacing, they look a little more innocent. The handwritten font is still pretty creepy, though. But hey, it’s a fairly common mistake, at least according to various buffoons on TV. [h/t Tech Insider | Reddit]

 

Mom wanted to make a glass with the phrase “friends are therapists you can drink with” written on the side.

“My mom made wine glasses to give to her friends for the holiday,” explains redditor Shagen34. “Her spacing …

Posted: 19th, December 2015 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teenagers jailed for two days over ‘indecent’ trousers

jailed saggy pants

 

Two students at a Tennessee high school have ben jailed for wearing saggy trousers. Found guilty of indecent exposure, the pair were caged for a total of 48 hours.

One student, Antonio Ammons, is upset that he was jailed …

Posted: 19th, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prisoner caught when second and third wives visit at same time

bigamist jailedTo Virginia, where Frank E. Blake Jr. is in trouble. His second and third wives have arrived at the same time to visit him in Henrico County Jail. And he’s married to both of them.

When police investigated, they found

Posted: 19th, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Grandma wearing fake beard sneaked into school to see estranged grandson  

grandma disguiseTo Iowa City, where Gloria Laniece Bryan, 66, of Council Bluffs, has been charged with third-degree harassment and trespass after an incident on Oct. 20 at City High.

Keen to see her estranged grandson, Bryan strapped on a false beard …

Posted: 18th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Amazon ‘thieves’ found with list of tasks: ‘shop lift’ and ‘kiss mom’

amazon thieves

 

San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies allegedly found a few items on Kristina Green, 19, and Gary Withers, 38 – most of which had been dropped off by the Amazon delivery truck driver they were following in Encinitas, Southern California.…

Posted: 18th, December 2015 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chinese restaurant charges diners for breathing

canned air china

 

Anyone eating at a restaurant in smoggy Zhangjiagang city, Jiangsu Province, was charged one yuan (10p, $0.15) to cover the cost of breathing air fit for human consumption.

Diners complained to the local council. Why should they pay extra …

Posted: 15th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Magic mushroom grown poses for delightful mugshot

magic mushroom arrest mugshotTo western Pennsylvania, where police have arrested David Klab for allegedly growing psychedelic mushrooms in his rented apartment.

Police are unable to say if Mr Klab was under the influence at the time of his arrest and photoshoot.

Posted: 13th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0