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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.

Roberto Esquivel Cabrera has a gigantic 19-inch penis (photos)

huge penis man


To Saltillo, Mexico, where 52-year-old Roberto Esquivel Cabrera tells Vanguardia he can’t get work or a lover because his penis 19 inches in length and nine inches in girth.

He says:

“I cannot go to church because I can not kneel. Wherever I go, [they] all stare.”


massive penis man



Vanguardia says Cabrera cannot get a girlfriend because he has “an elephant walk” and the ladies dodge his booty trunk call.


Spotter: Vanguardia

Posted: 1st, September 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment (1)

Tiffany White-Wine saw red: woman arrested for alleged drunken attack

white wine


Nominative Determinism Watch spots 29-year-old Michigan woman Tiffany B. White-Wine. She’s been charged with assaulting her roommate.

White-Wine had been drinking before she saw red.


Posted: 1st, September 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Other Parents: Cherish Peterson left her child in a shopping trolley

Cherish the word

Other Parents focuses on Cherish Peterson who left her baby at the grocery store. Cherish, 27, forgot her two-month-old son Huxton was still sat in the trolley at Fry’s shop in Gilbert, Arizona.

Gilbert, who was with three of her four children when Huxton was left behind, has been charged with child endangerment.

This being the USA of A, Cherish go on the telly. She tell the nation:

“I consider it a fair trade – the Diet Coke for Huxton. They weigh roughly the same, so, d’uh.”

No. What she really said was:

“I’m a good mom who made a horrible mistake. I got into my car, and normally I put my cart away. But I didn’t need to because I parked at the front of the store and I never park there. And I drove away… As I was pulling into the garage, my three-year-old goes, ‘Where’s baby Huxton?’ His car seat is right behind me. I turned around and realised it was gone…

“There is nothing I love more in this world than being a mum. And there is no one in this world who could love my kids more than me.”

In other news, Macaulay Culkin just turned 35.

PS:  In 2012, British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, left their eight-year-old daughter, Nancy, in a pub after having Sunday drink, Downing Street has confirmed. They were not arrested.
How easy is it to forget your children?

Posted: 31st, August 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Mayor wants flamethrowers banned: ‘only the police should have them’

'He wasn't black when we shot him'

‘He wasn’t black when we shot him’


The Mayor of Warren in Michigan, Jim Fouts, is upset that youths are spending their pocket money on flamethrowers, which retail at a bargain $1,000 a go.

“This is something that is so potentially dangerous that it’s just unacceptable,” he says.

Fouts says he has no argument with the right to carry arms, it’s just that he only wants police to have flamethrowers. This way, after they’ve shot you in the face they can purify the crime scene and bar-b-cue your remains.


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Posted: 26th, August 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Devon graffiti watch: who wrote ‘Gingers smel of piss’? on the B3227?

devon graffiti


Is all graffiti wrong? The Plymouth Herald says “RUDE graffiti” has been scrawled on a Devon road.


The message went:

‘Gingers smel of piss”


The misspelled statement was daubed on the B3227 between the village of Chittlehampton and Holsworthy.

Who did it? And why didn’t they alter the sign to Chittlehampton to say Shittlehampton?

It’s a mystery.

Posted: 21st, August 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Other parents: police hunt family who left their baby inside a hotel room safe

baby locked in safeYou want to look after your kids, prevent harm befalling them and keep them safe. But keeping them in an actual safe might be a tad over-protective.

Police in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, are looking for the parents of a baby found locked inside a safe at the Howard Johnson Hotel.

The family had approached the hotel’s cleaning staff in a panicked state at approximately 10am, saying their child was trapped in a safe in one of the three rooms. It took maintenance workers approximately 20 minutes to free the baby. Police say the baby was alert and crying at the time. It’s believed the family had difficulty communicating with hotel staff. “They did have a language barrier,” Det. Const. Amanda Sanders said. “And there was an incident that happened inside with one of the safes…  the incident may have been nothing more than a preventable accident.”

Sources say they were from Brooklyn, New York. So much for the language barrier. That’s understandable, eh. But the mind reels as to how a baby accidentally gets locked inside a hotel room safe.

We might never know – the family left before the police arrived.



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Posted: 21st, August 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Man trapped in IKEA hell leaves trail of small pencil-drawn penises

IKEA penisIKEA is a low circle of Hell. You do what you can to survive it. A 31-year old man from Aalborg, Denmark, used one of the store’s wooden pencils to draw small penises on the walls and pieces of furniture on display as he marked life’s ebb. “He drew up to 30 penises on walls and shelves around the warehouse,” says Rikke Poulsen from the North Jutland police.

“The man has admitted to being behind these drawings, but not as many as 30. He has no prior convictions and he has explained that he did it because he had seen similar drawings in IKEA. He has regretted his actions, but that doesn’t change the fact that he has still committed vandalism.”

The man received a suspended sentence of 20 days.

IKEA has yet to license his range of patterned homeware.

Posted: 21st, August 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

British man was right to build a patio from children’s gravestones

Now twinned with 'Bob'

Now twinned with ‘Bob’

In a story grim enough to satisfy our lust to find a daily hate figure we read of “millionaire” Kim Davies, who created a patio from headstones stolen from children’s graves at a neglected chapel in Llechryd, South Wales.

The Daily Mail:

Kim Davies, 60, took tombstones from a derelict chapel and cemented them to the walls of Llanwenarth House in Abergavenny, South Wales, where Cecil Frances Alexander penned the famous hymn.

Newport Crown Court heard how planners were horrified when they saw the ‘decorative stone plaques’ had been used as part of a gaudy £1m makeover to the Grade II-listed home, turning it into a ‘palace for an Iron Curtain dictator’.

One of the 150-year-old gravestones was even engraved with the names of three brothers and a sister who all died while under the age of four.

The wealthy businessman also used some of the graves as flagstones for a patio which he built at the £2.2m country mansion. It means children are now lying in unmarked graves at the disused Soar-y-Graig Non Conformist chapel in the village of Llechryd.

All pretty disgusting. But, you could argue – but we won’t – that he at least put the dead’s post-life chattles to some use. In London, property prices are so dear that even the dead can’t afford the rent.

The Spectator reported in 2015:

Two marble graves are side by side. One is grey and encrusted, with moss growing over the top. The other is smooth and shiny white. It looks new but, in fact, like the grave next to it, it’s more than 100 years old. It’s not just been cleaned — its top layer has been shaved off completely. On its front are potted plants, hydrangeas and a can of Guinness. These are tributes to its new resident.

Its old resident, Robert John, died in 1894. His inscription is still there, on the back of the headstone. His remains are there, too, if they haven’t disappeared into the soil.

John’s grave is among 700 or so that have been re-used, or ‘shared’, in the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in east London. They are all at least 75 years old. Any remains that are found are put in a hessian sack and reburied. A chatty porter admits it’s ‘a bit controversial’. ‘Not everyone is happy with it,’ he says.

The City of London explains how studio flats graves work:

If you have visited the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium recently, you may have seen that we have some beautiful older and more traditional grave areas. These graves are often located in primary areas and have stunning memorials, and many of the graves within them have leases that are now extinguished.

The City of London Cemetery and Crematorium have a Heritage Programme that conserves the traditional heritage of these grave areas, but allows new families to lease existing graves and re-use the monuments already on them.

This gives you the option of perhaps obtaining a more substantial grave whilst preserving the history of our site.

​As you can see from the pictures, the memorials are completely renovated and brought back to their former beauty. If a family decides to lease a grave in one of these areas, the memorial will be turned around leaving the original inscription on the reverse. This reveals a blank surface for the new lease holders to have there own inscription engraved on the headstone.

Some of the graves in this area have no memorial in place, allowing the new lease holders to purchase one of their own choice. 

Now that you’re dead and you hurry up and decompose a little faster?

Spotter: BoingBoing, Disinfo

Posted: 20th, August 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Blue whale interrupts man talking about the difficulty of spotting a blue whale

Zoologist Mark Carwardine was keen to show us how hard it is to spot a whale. A few second after highlighting the issue, a massive whales arrived. It’s easier to spot a whale in the sea than it is in, say, a shopping precint or a jar of Marmite:


Posted: 19th, August 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Woman put stolen clams down her shorts and a pizza in her ‘purse’

clam thief


Debra Marceau, 52, was charged with retail theft follwing an incident in Florida where she put clams down her shorts. Whilst in the Publix store in Palm Bay, Marceau opened a box of frozen clams and put them down the front of her shorts.

Marceau tried to place a frozen pizza inside her “purse“, which, we’re assured, is not a euphermism.


Posted: 19th, August 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Call David Icke: woman finds lizard man in her Starbucks latte

latte lizard starbucks


Lizards. They are everywhere. David Icke taught us that. Unsurprising, then, to find one of the powerful elite drinking a Starbucks latte in Phoenix, Arizona. But Kim and Brian Dillon don’t believe – or want to believe-  the lizard was a customer. They think it was there by accident:

“It was just so gross knowing it was in my mouth,” says Kim. “It was a lizard,” adds Brian. “A little lizard! That she drank. That went into her mouth.”

“I was like, ‘Oh my God,'” says Kim. “I was almost going to swallow it.”

Starbucks say they’re disturbed by the situation and are looking into it. In future all Starbucks management are banned fom the shop floor.


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Fry’s said they did extra cleaning and checked with a pest control company, but they believe it’s an isolated incident. “We understand that we live in the desert and there’s a bunch of bugs,” said Brian. “But something like that is just nerve wrecking.” Kim says she won’t be returning to Starbucks.

Posted: 19th, August 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Professor will live as David Bowie for a year (Mick Jagger not in on the plan)

3rd July 1973:  Adoring fans reaching out to touch the hand of the English pop star, David Bowie, during the concert at the Hammersmith Odeon where Bowie announced that he was retiring his alter-ego 'Ziggy Stardust'.  (Photo by Steve Wood/Express/Getty Images)

3rd July 1973: Adoring fans reaching out to touch the hand of the English pop star, David Bowie, during the concert at the Hammersmith Odeon where Bowie announced that he was retiring his alter-ego ‘Ziggy Stardust’. (Photo by Steve Wood/Express/Getty Images)


Will Brooker, a professor at Kingston University in London, has a new experiment: he will live as David Bowie for a year. He will do some “method acting” as Ziggy Stardust, dress up in the garb of Bowie’s various other incarnations (Bowie, of course is the alter ego of the private David Jones), immerse himself in mid-1970s culture to enter Bowie’s mindset, do his best not to confuse and worry Iman, Bowie’s wife, not use her persona to attract groupies, and partake of the singer’s milk and red peppers diet, omitting the cocaine.

Says Brooker:

“His mansion in Beckenham has been demolished, for instance, and I’m unlikely to have a fling with Mick Jagger.”

Although a few Jagger tribute acts might be up for it.

“However it is possible to engage with and get a feel for his experiences without immersing oneself to a dangerous extent.”

Mr Brooker, we salute you, but not like Bowie’s alleged 1976 Nazi salute.

Posted: 19th, August 2015 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Man draws gun: British man holds up Polish bank with artwork

gun crime

To Warsaw, Poland,where a 33-year-old British man is holding up a bank. He draws a gun. He hands the cashier a piece of paper. The bank worker sees the drawing. He hands her a second piece of paper, on which he’s written in imperfect Polish: “This is a robbery I have a gun give me all the money.” 

The cashier tells him to wait whilst she goes to vaults to collect the money. He waits. She does not return stagging beneath the weight of a large piece of paper on which she has drawn a massive gold ingot. He, more the pity, does not accept the drawing of gold bullion and escape.

What she does do it call the police, who arrive and arrest the desperate cartoonist. He faces up to 12 years prison for attempting an armed robbery.

But so long as he’s got a pencil and paper, our artistic villain should be ok, what his yacht, escape tunnel and harem.



Posted: 17th, August 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Shoplifter hid stolen meat in his colostomy bag (with mug shot)

colostomy thief


To South Carolina, where “an older white male” has stolen $75 worth of ribeye steaks by secreting the meat inside his colostomy bag.

David Samuel Hoyt, 55, admitted the theft.

The steaks remain missing.



Posted: 14th, August 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Sex: woman has 6 spontaneous orgasms every day in her foot

feet sex orgasm


Do you suffer from Foot Orgasm Syndrome (FOS)?Dr. Justin Lehmiller reports on on those who endure /enjoy orgasms via their feet:

“Mrs. A” (as she is identified in the case report) was having 5-6 orgasms per day in her left foot that were very similar in nature to orgasms she had experienced through genital stimulation; however, they were typically a bit shorter than a vaginal/clitoral orgasm, lasting 5-6 seconds before cutting off abruptly. These foot orgasms occurred suddenly and spontaneously—no sexual desire or arousal necessary. In addition, while they originated in the left foot, the orgasmic sensations traveled to other areas of the body, including up the left leg and to the vagina, and she sometimes experienced vaginal lubrication along with these orgasms.

Read on: Foot Orgasm Syndrome: She Experienced 5-6 Orgasms A Day Originating In Her Left Foot


Posted: 11th, August 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Nike horror: man flashes women before attempting sex with one of their dogs

Police hunt man who exposed himself to women and tried to have sex with one of their dog'

Just did it


All that money on marketing Nike to the cool kids only for one of your brand’s fans pulls on the big tick logo and attempt to have sex with a dog in Sydney, Australia, after exposing himself to two women.

Police are hunting the pervert. They have yet to search Adidas HQ.


Posted: 11th, August 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Thief escaped on foot after his car was repossessed as he robbed store

Che Hearn

Che Hearn, 25, was shoplifting inside an Illinois Wal-Mart store when his car was repossessed.At around 3pm police responded to a call of retail theft at the Wal-Mart. They spotted Hearn, who ran off. He told police that his car had been repossessed while he was at the Wal-Mart.

It turned out that the repossession company had followed Hearn. When he parked up and entered the store, they towed the car away, forcing Hearn to make his escape on foot.


Posted: 10th, August 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Patient finds live ring neck snake in his underpants

underpants snake


“(It was) in his underwear,” says certified nursing assistant Veronica Mitchner of the Titusville Rehab and Nursing Center in Florida. “I was like, a snake? A real snake. And I wanted to see the snake and when I seen the snake in a cup, I was like, ‘Dang, that’s a real snake.'”

Mitchner said the snakes aren’t new. “I’ve been here for two years, and I’ve seen them for two years,” she said.


The snake is was a ring neck. Of course it was.

Posted: 10th, August 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

In Tokyo you can walk through a grinning child’s massive anus (for research purposes)

japan butt

To Japan, where telly network TV Tokyo is furthing mankinds understanding or nature’s wonders why with Karada no Fushigi Daibouken 2015, or “The Mysterious Great Adventure of the Body 2015.

Kids, parents, the man who carries that BA flight bag around Brent X car park, BBC radio DJs from the 1970s and huge anus enthusiasts can become ambulatory turds:

Japan anus expo

Spotter: Kyodo News

Posted: 8th, August 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Splorch: enlarge your sex life with a rubber ovipositor (Video)

An ovipositor is an “organ used by some animals for the laying of eggs”. And you can buy one made from a veiny rubber.




It’s called the ‘Splorch’:



Spotter: JWZ

Posted: 7th, August 2015 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

Newport customer dumped caravan in skip after checking first if it was ok

skip 2


Driver Tyrone Covell, 43, found a caravan in a skip in Newport, south Wales.

The skip was booked by a male customer who checked if the carvan was a prohibited item before ditching it.


carvan skip


“They asked about what they could and couldn’t put in the skip and I sent them over the list but of course we didn’t say you can’t put a caravan in there as it’s blatantly obvious you can’t put a caravan in a skip,” says Melissa Hodges, marketing manager at hire fire GD Environmental.


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“I had to call the customer and tell them we couldn’t pick it up. I think they were just trying to push their luck. We told them to demolish the caravan and we’d come back and pick it up so that’s what they did. It wasn’t a really heavy caravan but I still have no idea how they got it up there.”

Rraders are invited the spot the difference between the skip blocking the road and a carvan.

Posted: 7th, August 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Bush trimmer spots Virgin Mary’s genitals in his log

virgin mary log


Mike Iacovetta, 51, says of the slice of tree he keeps in his Denver, Colorado, garage:

 “She is the key to my whole life.”

‘She’ is the Virgin Mary Mr Iacovetta says he can see in the log’s rings.

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Posted: 27th, July 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Man finds caterpillar that looks like Lord Kitchener

caterpillar with human faceRobert Palmer found a caterpillar with a human face in Toutle, Washington.

“My first thought was to crush it with my cane, then I thought, no, it looks so strange, I’m going to take a picture of it, ” says Palmer. “I’m going to be 70 in November. And I’ve never seen a bug with a human face staring back at me. I’ve sent the picture to OMSI, the Portland Zoo, Fish & Wildlife, the Extension Service, The Master Gardeners. People either don’t respond or don’t know what kind it is. Some people aren’t taking this very seriously.”

Sadly, the creature died.

But he still has the photo.

“I sent a picture to my grandson, he said ‘nice Photoshop grandpa’. I said I can’t even use my smart phone half the time, much less do some special computer effects. I had to have the girls at the Shell station send the picture to the local TV station. He knows I wouldn’t lie about this.”

download (2)Do we believe in the bug that looks like Lord Kitchener?

“It’s Bob, he wouldn’t lie about anything. He’s just really intrigued by what kind of caterpillar it is, and getting somebody to figure it out, that’s why he’s always talking about it,” said Kay Hank.

“One woman told it looks like the devil,” says Palmer, “I decided to stay away from her, if she’s actually seen the devil. Haha.”

Satan is a caterpillar. Fact.


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Posted: 27th, July 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Idiot robber mistook fish and chip shop for Corals bookmakers

fish and chip robbery Derek Carr can’t read or write.So he asked his friend Greg Tod to write a robbery demand on the back of a Ladbrokes betting slip. He’d walk into a branch of rival bookies Corals, hand the cashier the note and walk away rich.

It was a great plan with a few flaws.

Darryl Lovie, defending Carr at Livingstone Crown Court, says that his client went to the wrong shop, specifically one selling fish and chips in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland:

“The chip shop attendant noticed he had a betting slip in his hand and inquired if he could help him. He then realised Mr Carr was in the wrong shop and told him he was in a chip shop not the bookies next door.”



Lewis Crosby, prosecuting, takes up the tale:

“Carr entered Coral just before 6pm, walked up to the counter where manager Karen Jamieson was standing and handed her the note. It stated: ‘Put the money in the bag or someone will die’. This was read by the complainer who handed the note back to the accused and asked him: ‘Are you telling me you’re holding me up?’ The accused didn’t respond at this time however, he opened the carrier bag and said: ‘Put the money in the bag’. This was overheard by another member of staff who had been on the shop floor.

“Both members of staff pressed the silent panic alarm. The complainer thereafter informed the accused that she was not giving him any money. The accused smirked and said: ‘I was only joking’. He then calmly walked out of the door taking with him his note and the carrier bag.”

Sheriff Peter Hammond called for social work reports to assess Carr’s suitability for post release supervision. The case will call again on July 30.

Posted: 23rd, July 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Watch a man knock himself out after headbutting a bus

To Florida, where a man annoyed by the $2 fare headbutted the bus.


Posted: 23rd, July 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment