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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.

Police Log: Man Loses It With Tail Gating Fox

POLICE Log: Anorak’s Look At Crime In The News…

Man Tail Gates Fox

A Tennessee man named Tommy Fox crashed his car while contending with an attack from a real fox whose tail he intended to cut off, authorities say.

Horse power. Tally ho!

After the Dover man struck a red fox that had dashed in front of his sports utility vehicle last week, he allegedly retrieved the seemingly dead animal from the roadway with plans to cut off its tail for a souvenir, a state wildlife official told Gannett Tennessee.

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Posted: 7th, October 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (13)


Church Warns On The Perils Of Inhaling Gay Men

THE Rev Peter Mullen is chaplain to the London Stock Exchange and environs. He smells a gay man.

Mullen says:

“Let us make it obligatory for homosexuals to have their backsides tattooed with the slogan SODOMY CAN SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR HEALTH and their chins with FELLATIO KILLS.”

Hurrah! A free tattoo for every gay man! Well, the church needs the support, and a free wafer, sip of wine and one up the arse from the priest may not be enough. Go on:

“In addition, the obscene ‘gay pride’ parades and carnivals should be banned for they give rise to passive corruption, comparable to passive smoking. Young people forced to witness these excrescences are corrupted by them.”

Have you inhaled a gay man?

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Posted: 7th, October 2008 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids | Comments (17)


Chinese Vegetarians Are A Danger To Public Health

THE best opening line of the day: a health warning at the Chinese Vegetarian Festival:

Doctors in Phuket, Thailand, are warning vegetarians at the annual Chinese Vegetarian Festival that piercing their faces with knives, axes, spades and beach umbrellas could expose them to health risks – Fox News

Chinese vegetarians are a menace:

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Posted: 6th, October 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (6)


Grandmother, 77, Gets 13 Years For Cocaine Smuggling

A 77 year old grandmother and her 49 year old daughter were today jailed for a total of 27 years.

They were sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court for smuggling 16 kilos of cocaine, with an estimated street value of £800,000 into the UK. Customs Officers intercepted them arriving at the Port of Dover in March this year.

Ambrozine Heron (77), Paulette Chambers (49), both from Smethwick, Birmingham, were jailed for 13 and 14 years respectively.

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Posted: 6th, October 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3)


An Orgy And Other Fun Things To Do With Mom

FUN things to do with mum: orgy…

Spotter: Tim King

Posted: 6th, October 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Strange But True | Comments (5)


Dog Poo Is Not A Cash Crop

POLICE Log: Anorak’s Look At Crime In The News…

CAN dog poo be a source of fuel? Can you turn over your garden to crops with the aid of poodle fertiliser?

In Lincolnshire, Patricia Hazelwood has been fiend for refusing to clean up her dog’s poo – dog poo that her dog unloaded in her garden.

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Posted: 6th, October 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (20)


Melbourne Hospital Admits Cat And Dog Cancer Patients

IN Australia, the people and the animals are as one:

A MAJOR Melbourne hospital has been treating pet animals as private cancer patients in secret after-hours appointments. The Alfred struck a deal with at least one vet to treat cats and dogs with its multi-million-dollar radiation therapy machines in 2001.

So reports the Herald Sun. The paw loves…

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Posted: 5th, October 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (10)


Show And Tell: Bill Henson In The Playground

“PREMIER John Brumby has demanded an investigation into how controversial artist Bill Henson was allowed to visit a Victorian primary school to find young models.”

To Australia…

Mr Brumby has ordered an urgent inquiry into how Henson was allowed to tour the Melbourne school to look for boys and girls for his artwork, which often features children in various states of undress and nudity.

To the changing rooms…

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Posted: 5th, October 2008 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids | Comments (5)


Police Log: Malaysian Man Beaten To Death To Stop Him Smoking

POLICE Log: Anorak’s Look At Crime In The News…

TO Malaysia, where Mohamed Ibrahim Kader Mydin, 47, and his wife, Rosina Mydin Pillay, 41, are visiting the family to mark the end of Ramadan.

As the BBC puts it, in one of the best opening lines of the year:

A Malaysian couple have been beaten to death by four close family members in a ritual apparently intended to help one of them stop smoking, police have said.

To the family get together.

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Posted: 4th, October 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (6)


Pakistan’s Marijuana And Narcotics Detection Unit

TO Pakistan’s, where the police’s Marijuana Detection Unit is hard at it…

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Posted: 4th, October 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Strange But True | Comments (3)


Ejaculating To Prevent Nasal Congestion In Males

GROWING news from the Journal of Medical Hypotheses – ejaculating could be “a potential treatment of nasal congestion in mature males”.

With the cold and flu season upon us, males are now well-equipped to go forth with no fear of embarrassment caused by nasal decongestion. No longer will you be misunderstood when ordering train tickets and calling for Malcolm.

Just wipe, or blow, and go. And, no, you don’t have to snort the stuff, unless you want to.

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Posted: 4th, October 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (10)


Australian Youth Feed Zoo Animals To Terry The Crocodile

KIDS, eh. They really do do the funniest things.

To the Alice Springs Reptile Centre in the Northern Territory, where the lovable rascal, age 7, has broken in.

He is feeding animals to a crocodile called Terry, while smashing the heads of other to bits with a rock.

This is, of course, what happens when Dannii Minogue is not on the local telly and your shorts are too tight.

Says the zoo’s director, Rex Neindorf.

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Posted: 3rd, October 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3)


Police Log: Dog Eats Watermelon

POLICE Log: Anorak’s Look At Crime In The News…

Twisting My Melon

A dog eating a watermelon helped cause a Boston man to repeatedly stab himself to prove to his brother he wasn’t afraid of pain, police say.

A police report said the two unidentified brothers got into an argument this week after a dog belonging to one of the men consumed a watermelon owned by his brother, the Boston Herald said Thursday.

A dog ate a watermelon?

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Posted: 3rd, October 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Ode To Pay: Germans Say Friedrich Schiller Must Pay

DEAR Friedrich Schiller, though you have been dead for more than 200 years, and never watched television, we remind you that you should pay your TV and radio licence fee.

Das ist alles.

Schiller is, of course, the writer of Ode To Joy (An die Freude), on which the anthem of the European Union is based. He is also a non-payer of the German licence fee, and the German fee collection agency, GEZ, says he must pay.

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Posted: 2nd, October 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (7)


Man Arrested For Fishing For Women’s Underwear

POLICE LOG: Crime in the news…

Fishing. Knickers. Make up your own headline…

Tokyo police said Tuesday they had arrested a man with a passion for women’s underwear who used a fishing rod to reel them in.

Akira Hino, 51, was arrested last week for stealing a pair of knickers from a laundry pole on a second-floor balcony, a police spokesman said.

He stretched out a three-metre (10-foot) rod and caught the underwear on a hook, the Mainichi Shimbun reported.

Called to his house, police found more than 500 pairs of women’s underwear inside. He reportedly told investigators he had got into the habit of stealing undergarments when he was 18.

Pass the wasabi…

Source

Posted: 2nd, October 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (9)


Unattended Children Will Be Sold As Slaves

Unattended Children Will Be Sold As Slaves – or swapped…

Finding Little Miss Perfect And Master Right On Child Trader

Posted: 2nd, October 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Strange But True | Comments (8)


India’s Monkey Man Scares Off the Monkeys

TO India’s Lucklow station where a man is dressed as a monkey to scare away the monkeys that – get this – are also men dressed as monkeys. All the real monkeys have been eaten by the crocodiles. Ho-ho.

Roll VT:

Posted: 1st, October 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (6)


Please To Be Closing Toilet Door Omnivorously

Please clsoe the tolet door omnivorously…

Spotter

Posted: 1st, October 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Strange But True | Comments (25)


Twinkle Dwivedi Is The Girl Who Sweats Blood

TWINKLE Dwivedi, age 13, sweats blood – literally.

Says her mother Nandani Diwedi:

“I am desperate to help my daughter. We are not superstitious people but we became so desperate. We’ve been to temples, mosques, churches and sufi saints, but nothing has cured her.”

Twinkle bleeds between five and 20 times a day. Says she:

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Posted: 1st, October 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (5)


Head Master: School Bans Hair To The Perpendicular

HEADMASTER Mark Perry, of noble brow, says all pupils who gel their hair to “more than a 90-degree angle” will be rusticated.

Says one 15-year-old at St Peter’s Church of England Aided School in Exeter, Devon: “How does our hairstyle affect our learning. We are very upset.”

On the contrary.

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Posted: 1st, October 2008 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids | Comments (5)


Crocodile Shoe: British Tourists Eaten In Australia

ARTHUR Booker – “Tragic Arthur Booker” – is in the Australian outback on holiday. His wife Doris is sleeping.

He wakes early to check his crab pots on the bank of the Endeavour River.

He does not return. Doris awakens and finds the crab pot rope snapped, large crocodile slidemarks and the couple’s new video camera, Arthur’s watch and a single shoe.

Is this a John Stonehouse moment, we wonder?

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Posted: 1st, October 2008 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids | Comments (19)


What Not To Do When You Win The Lottery

Ianthe Fullagar, of Ravenglass, w2ins £7million on the Lottery.

The 18-year-old, who hid her winning ticket in her bra, is organising an Egyptian holiday and wants a Ford Ka.

The saddest story of the day…

Thanks June

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Posted: 30th, September 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Man Punches Shark To Save Pet Dog

SHARKS are pets too:

Jake was on his daily swim in Islamorada, Florida when a shark tried to gobble him up. Jake’s owner, Greg LeNoir, watched in horror as the 5 ft shark wrapped it’s jaws around the 14 lb pooch. LeNoir dove in after jake, punching the shark. The shark let go of Jake, and the dog resurfaced and hightailed it back to shore.

Hightailed? What tail..?

Posted: 30th, September 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (7)


Finding Little Miss Perfect And Master Right On Child Trader

BOY for sale. Girl for sale:

AS you may have heard on the news or read in one of our press releases, Child Trader is now the nations 4th largest child exchange network and as such, has brought happiness to more than 1623 American households who otherwise had very few options in creating a more loving family and home life when realizing their child wasn’t the right fit for them.

We’re Number 4!

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Posted: 30th, September 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (15)


P-AAAAARRRRRR: Even Pirates Have A Spokesman

CLARENCE Mitchell should have no problem getting work – even pirates have a spokesman:

Somali pirates who hijacked a Ukrainian freighter carrying supposed Kenyan military weapons have defiantly demanded $US20 million ($24 million) in ransom despite being surrounded by three foreign warships.

The spokesman for the pirates, contacted by AFP via satellite telephone, confirmed that they were surrounded by three foreign war vessels off Somalia’s central coast and said the ship’s crew was “safe and not harmed.”

P-AAAAARRRRRRRRRRR

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Posted: 29th, September 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (11)