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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.

Life apes Fawlty Towers: man arrested for assaulting car

basil fawlty carThe Ford Taurus took the brunt of Mikhail Igrevich Belenky’s assault. The student 19, of Howard Lake, Minnesota, was seen screaming and hitting the vehicle on the Winona State University campus.

Police were called. Belenky told officers the car was

Posted: 10th, April 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The New Day front page looks a lot like last month’s That’s Life magazine

In today’s The New Day newspaper, read the story of a mum who wants to have her son’s baby:

 

new day magazine

 

You might have read the same story in the March 31 issues of That’s Life magazine:

 

that's life magazine

 

Spotter: …

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


Wife ‘shoots husband in testicles’ over affair

bullet testiclesTo Florida, where 60-year-old Victoria Reid has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon domestic violence and aggravated assault domestic violence.
She is said to have challenged her husband of 16 years over his affair.

Reid

Posted: 4th, April 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


RIP Charlie the parrot, who died holding a pork scratching

pork parrot

 

Vale, Charlie, the African Grey parrot, who breathed his last at The Rising Sun in Kemsing, Kent, his home for 40 years. Says Charlie’s landlady Michele Hunter:

“He did all the things which were bad for him. His favourite

Posted: 4th, April 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Chris is Risen’: Jesus is rebranded in York

chris is risen

 

Let us pray for Acomb Parish Church, in York, where “Chris is Risen”.

Says Assistant Curate Ned Lunn: “The pastor at the Baptist Church is actually called Chris. He’s got to get up for a sunrise service at 6.30am …

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


Police find drugs after suspect whispers ‘I don’t think they found all the stuff in the car’

drugs whisperLoud Whisper of the Day is the story of State troopers in Massachusetts who pulled over a car and searched it. Jordan Johnson, Ethan Richards and Carrie Tutsock were caught travelling at 11 mph above the speed limit.

The cops …

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


Police hunting drive-by rap battlers in open-toe sandles

 

 

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To Massachusetts, where police are searching for two men challenging passers-by to rap battles.

Charlton police said a black SUV with two or three men in their late teens or early 20s inside, pulled up to three

Posted: 17th, March 2016 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman busted for marijuana after police respond to lost keys down toilet

toilet keysWhen Anna Reed of Spirit Lake, Iowa, dropped keys to her rented car down a public toilet she did as any rational human being would have done: she called the plumber locksmith rental office police.

When police arrived they asked …

Posted: 14th, March 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hackney meets Father Ted in a story of rat as big as your kids

Hackney massive rat

 

The story of a rat a big – or as small – as a toddler has been all over the news. The Star, naturally, made it its own. But was the rat really that big? Did …

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


Find your personality in your poo with this handy chart

Poo chart

 

Expanded Bristol Stool Chart with Personality Typing.…

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


OK: here’s a picture of 4-foot rat found in London

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Story here.…

Posted: 12th, March 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Huge rats take over Daily Star

The Daily Star is Number 1 for rat news:

 

DAily Star rat toddlers

 

The story goes that “A MONSTER rat as big as a child has sparked fears that Britain will be overrun with giant rodents.”

Although living in a land overrun …

Posted: 12th, March 2016 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man who exposed his penis to woo ex-partner flashed wrong woman

“A man exposed himself to a young mother on her way to watch her child in a school play,” reports the Stoke Sentinel.  Tony Cartlidge is 24. He flashed his penis at a woman on the street. When she 

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


Woman driving Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine chased by police

 

 

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A woman from Shasta County, California, led law enforcement officers on a high-speed pursuit in a van painted to look like the ‘Mystery Machine’ from the Scooby Doo cartoon. On Sunday at 12:50pm, a probation officer with …

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


Gunman escapes on hoverboard in glide-by shooting

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In what Dallas police are calling a glide-by shooting, a man has been shot by a felon riding a hoverboard:

Police were called to a RaceTrac gas station shortly after 4am. A man was found with a gunshot wound

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


Prostitute calls police when client’s dog joins in

dog sex

 

To Cannes, France, where a 45-year-old mechanic is offering a woman €20 to sit and watch him masturbate. She declines.

The next day he makes her a new offer: some more cash and a ménage à trois.

The prostitute …

Posted: 4th, March 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sex toy thief to police: ‘I would rather do this than be unfaithful’

 

To Florida, where mum-of-four Ashton Barton is under arrest for allegedly stealing a vibrating Durex Ring of Bliss sex toy.

She told police: “I would rather do this than be unfaithful. My husband doesn’t want to touch me anymore. …

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


Other parents: boyfriend duct-taped children to chairs and made them watch ‘Mommie Dearest’

 

To Nebraska City, where two boys are watching the movie Mommie Dearest. The film’s bio runs:

Mommie Dearest, best selling memoir, turned motion picture, depicts the abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her

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


Paying crime: man arrested after breaking into shop and paying for cigarettes

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To Las Cruces, New Mexico, where a man is under arrest. His crime? Paying $6 for the pack of cigarettes he took.

Ellis C. Battista, 24, is charged with one count of breaking and entering, a fourth-degree felony.

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


Nigerian government pays 23,846 workers who don’t exist

Looking to save money, the Nigerian government culled 23,846 workers from its payroll. The Finance Ministry says the mass sacking saved 2.29 billion naira (£8m, $11.53m). But don’t worry – the sacked workers never existed:

The audit is part of

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


Shoplifter stole because only stupid people wait in line

shoplifter

 

To Florida, where Hope Hanak, 56, woman was allegedly tried to steal $500 worth of groceries from the Publix on Citrus Tower Boulevard.

Police said Hanak loaded groceries into reusable bags and went to the customer service desk to

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


Mr Cherry arrested for public indecency at airport (photos)

eric cherry naked

 

To Nashville International Airport, Tennessee, where Eric Cherry is stood before the American Airlines desk. He wants to buy a ticket. But he can’t because police say he can’t buy a ticket whilst naked. They arrest him.

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Posted: 24th, February 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cross-Fit with Buff Jesus

buff jesus

 

Jesus is buff.

But where is he?

Spotter: Imgur

 …

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