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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.

Australian Dogs Get Caned Licking Toad Skins

IN Australia, the dogs are getting hire on skin licks:

Queensland dogs are getting high by licking the poison off cane toads. Vets are warning some pooches may become addicted to the hallucinogenic and are risking their lives trying to get their next toad fix. It’s being reported the dogs have worked out how to lick the toad just enough to get high. “This phenomenon of animals deliberately getting intoxicated by cane toads, it’s fascinating,” says veterinarian Megan Pickering. “It just seems unbelievable that an animal will go back for a second try.”

Getting caned on Cane Toads.

Posted: 1st, May 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Police Release Two Efits Of Suspects Who Both Looks Like David Cameron

WHEN you see one efit that looks like David Cameron, you laugh.

This one was issued by police in Stockbridge, Hampshire, seeking a man who had conned an elderly woman of £60.A police spokesperson says




And now we see another efit of ‘Dave’ and it’s get us thinking…



Spotter: UsvThem


Posted: 1st, May 2014 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment (1)

Don’t Swallow The Worms And Diatoms: A Single Drop of Seawater, Magnified 25 Times

EVER swallowed sea water? David Littschwager took a single drop of seawater and magnified 25 times. Want to see what’s in one drop of the salty soup?


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Posted: 1st, May 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Nominative Determinism: Sergeant Pidcock Nabs A Flasher Called Popdick

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IT’S a Nominative Determinism knob-off in Canada, where and Ottawa man has been arrested for for indecent exposure.

Donald Popadick, 62, has been  Charged with Indecent Act and Mischief.

News of the arrests was broken on twitter by Ottawa Police Sgt. Iain Pidcock.


Such are the facts…

Spotter: National Post

Posted: 30th, April 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Is This The Most Epic Photograph Ever Taken At A Dog Show?

IS this the most epic photograph ever taken a dog show:


Posted: 28th, April 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

How The Banana Proves God Exists And Is ‘The Atheist’s Nightmare’

HOW do we know God exists? In a word: bananas. They are a sign of God’s love for humanity, and chimpanzees who can peel.


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What does an athist think of that?

Christopher Hitchensonce recalled a class with his teacher, Mrs. Jean Watts:

“Seeking ambitiously to fuse her two roles as nature instructor and Bible teacher, she said, ‘So you see, children, how powerful and generous God is. He has made all the tress and the grass to be green, which is exactly the color that is most restful to our eyes. Imagine if instead, the vegetation was all purple or orange, how awful that would be.’

“I was frankly appalled by what she said. My little ankle-strap sandals curled with embarrassment for her. At the age of nine I had not even a conception of the argument from design, or of Darwinian evolution as its rival, or of the relationship between photosynthesis and chlorophyll. The secrets of the genome were as hidden from me as they were, at the time, to everyone else. I had not then visited scenes of nature where almost everything was hideously indifferent or hostile to human life, if not life itself. I simply knew [his emphasis], almost as if I had privileged access to a higher authority, that my teacher had managed to get everything wrong in just two sentences. The eyes were adjusted to nature, and not the other way round.”

Spotter: Reddit, Death & Taxes

Posted: 27th, April 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comments (5)

Idiot Bank Robber Writes Home Address On Hold Up Note

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WE introduce Felipe Cruz of Pompano Beach, Florida.

Mr Cruz is an idiot.

On April 10, Mr Cruz attempted to rob from the Chase bank. He handed a note to the clerk. It commanded:

“Give me the 100s 50s 20s now. Do not set the alarm. Hurry!!!”

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Posted: 26th, April 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Man Records His LSD Trip In India’s Thar Desert: ‘It Was The Most Beautiful And Frightening Experience Of My Life’

LSD Trip in Thar Desert



IN India’s  Thar Desert, a man is “enjoying his LSD trip”. He records his experience on as a long selfie video. The YouTube description tells us:

it was the most beautiful and yet frightening experience of my life, i spend whole day from Noon 12 & whole night in Thar Desert, i was alone in whole Thar Desert accept lots of Scorpion ,insects lolz, snakes come in Desert not in this month but in may ,june haaaa heeee but i will advice Tripping in Desert is not for everyone ,it can be tough job,as body need proper nourishment water etc also, during tripping, and my water got finished lolz very earlier , i bear hotness of desert as well as coldness in night, .The Dose was very Strong & Visions were like anything spectular i had seen ever seen…..knowledge , beauty , & Universal Love, as well as Death & Destruction. lolz it was all Paradoxical, and i was wrong earlier, we can learn a lot , a lot, can improve a lot , from a Bad Trip, bad trip is not really bad trip, it is Good Trip :)))) & finally when i was going to Jaisalmer city from Sam Desert in morning,as i came out of Desert, everyone was laughing at me , Haaaaa Heeee, some also scare off as my face was full of sand dust, & eyes were Red like red light.when i see my face in mirror in hotel , i got scared lolz, .but i can see the magic, of being polite, magic of softening my ego, things which could have effected earlier in the city, did,t touched me, i was smiling, was lost into Trace, i was feeling kind of affection who so ever i obseve in the city from animals to Humans, all living beings.

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Posted: 26th, April 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)

Watch Artist Milo Moiré Use Her Vagina To Give Birth To A Picture

Milo Moire creates Plop Egg painting Art Cologne 2014


WANT to see Swiss artist Milo Moiré give birth to a painting? No. She’s not got one rolled up inside her vagina. And it’s not certainly not framed. Nothing so conventional for Milo.

Milo uses ink and acrylic filled eggs to create the “compressed birth of a piece of art.” She stuffs the ink balls up her vagina and squirts them out. There are women in Bangkok who use brushes to produce passable forgeries of the Haywain. They might think Milo’s work no big deal. But Milo is white, naked and likes the big portrait, much as Rolf Harris used to. Her work matters.

Lest you think this simple exhibitionism – remember, she’s naked (ink stains clothes, dude) – Milo is here to tell us that it is all deeply layered in meaning. It is deeply serious.

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Posted: 25th, April 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

Legal Highs: Kids Smear Burt’s Bees On Their Eyes To Get A Buzz



FASTER than the officials can ban ways of getting high, the kids are finding news ways to get goofed.

They’ve tried smoking bed bugs, and those still able to move and use their hands have moved on to “Beezin”.

‘What’s that?’ you ask.

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Posted: 25th, April 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Things That Exist: The Mobile Toilet That Runs To You

TO Lehi, Utah, and Dan Pearce has spotted a portable toilet with the runs.

This is the toilet that come to you. Never be caught short again:


Posted: 25th, April 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment

1973: Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ Played At 33 RPM Reveals An Unexpected Secret

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IN 1973, Dolly Parton released the song Jolene. It would become a smash hit.

Mark Wigmore gives some background to the great song:

There are several myths and legends about Dolly Parton’s song “Jolene.” It’s been said that the song is about a bank teller who had been flirting with her husband. There’s another story about a ten-year-old girl named Jolene who asked Parton for her autograph after a concert. But the real story is that of Parton striking out on her own after parting ways with her long-time mentor, Porter Wagoner...


Country music singer Porter Wagoner is shown in West Plains, Mo., Sept. 25, 1971.

Country music singer Porter Wagoner is shown in West Plains, Mo., Sept. 25, 1971.


Jolene was her first single after Dolly made the decision to embark on her solo career. It was released in October of 1973 and reached the number one position on the country charts in the U.S. and Canada in February of ’74. It was also her first song to cross over to the pop charts. “I Will Always Love You” followed suit a few months later. By the middle of 1975, Dolly had five number one hits in a row and a bona fide superstar was born.


American singer Dolly Parton arrived at Heathrow airport to take part in the eighth International Festival of Country Music at Wembley. Date: 16/04/1976

American singer Dolly Parton arrived at Heathrow airport to take part in the eighth International Festival of Country Music at Wembley. Date: 16/04/1976


But did you know that when played at 33 RPM, it sounds like this:



Spotter: Fraser Nelson

Posted: 24th, April 2014 | In: Flashback, Music, Strange But True | Comment (1)

Botfly Removed From Boy’s Eyeball (Photos)

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FLIES. Why? Let’s take the dermatobia hominis, a large, hairy species of botfly which lives off humans. The botfly traps a mosquito, lays sticky eggs onto it and let’s it go.

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Posted: 23rd, April 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Suspected Killer Wants Tattoo Spelling ‘MURDER’ Removed Before His Court Date

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TO Kansas, where suspected killer Jeffrey Chapman says the tattoo spelling a mirror image of the word “MURDER” on his throat might prejudice a jury.

Mr Chapman, accused of first degree murder, wants a a professional tattoo artist to remove the message.

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Posted: 23rd, April 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment

The Problem With Whistling: Teen Sets World Record For The Highest Note Ever Whistled


THE more specious the world record, the more Anorak appreciates it. So, to Walker Harnden, 19, from Pittsboro, North Carolina, who has whistled the highest note ever.

Harnden, a student of the oboe at The UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, has had his whistle certified and posted by The Guinness Book of World Records, which reports:

The highest note whistled is a B7 (3951 Hz), which was achieved by Walker Harnden (USA) at the Hoad Recital Hall, University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA, on 7 November 2013. The “B7” note is the B just below the high C on a piano.

Anyone keen to best Harnden should know that he whistles “all the time,” up to four or five hours a day. A third of his waking day is spent whistling.

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Posted: 21st, April 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment (1)

Selfie Train Idiot Jared Michael Cashes In With His Idiot Abroad Video

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WHEN Jared Michael stood by the rumbling train track for a selfie, he took a kick in the chops from the conductor.

Frank filmed his idiot abroad selfie in Peru. He posted it on internet. Many wondered why?

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Posted: 19th, April 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Nominative Determinism: Edward Cocaine Arrested On A Drugs Charge

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NOMINATIVE Determinism: An occasional look at names that describe the named. The Florida court calls drug possession suspect Edward Cocaine.
“What?” asks County Judge John “Jay” Hurley.

“My last name is Cocaine,” says Edward Cocaine.

“You know, I’d thought I’d seen it all,” says Hurley. “How many times have the police told you to step out of the car during your life?” 
“Just about every time I get pulled over,” replies a jovial Mr Cocaine. “My great-grandparents came over here from Greece and they changed it. That was like in the 1920s.”
The aded irony is that Mr Cocaine may not be able to afford Cocaine, he having been arrested on Tuesday for possessing Xanax.

YouTube link.

Posted: 19th, April 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Epic Obituaries: So, Farewell David W. Cummings, aka ‘Pervert’ Dave

OBITUARY of the day is from the Tampa Bay Times. Let’s all take a moment to remember the life of David W. Cummings, aka “Pervert” Dave:

Dave loved motorcycles, and riding with all of this brothers and sisters. He was an avid wood worker, loved animals and working with Paso…


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Posted: 19th, April 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Indian Man Found With 400g of Gold In His Stomach

“THIS is the first time I have recovered gold from the stomach of a patient,” said C S Ramachandran, a senior surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi. He has just treated man who had been experiencing stomach aches. The man said he had rowed with his wife, and swallowed a bottle cap. Which is an easy thing to happen, a common occurrence that would raise no suspicions.

Says the surgeon of the 400g of gold he found inside the man: “I remember having taken out a bladder stone weighing 1kg from a patient. But finding gold in a patient’s stomach was something unbelievable.”

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Posted: 18th, April 2014 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment

Man Claims He’s Allergic To Kim Kardashian: Makes His Palms Sweat


THE headline of this piece could’ve been ‘Stupid Man Invents Thing To Get In The Papers’, but alas, we’ll deal with the hand we’ve been given.

Mike Amess has claimed that he’s allergic to Kim Kardashian. Of course, Kim Kardashian is the prime target in the world for people who want to knock someone without having to actually think of someone worthy of being a target.

Yes. Kim Kardashian is actually alright and hugely misunderstood, but that’s another article.

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Posted: 18th, April 2014 | In: Celebrities, Strange But True | Comment

Watch These Epic Videos To Ensure You Are Ready For The Rapture

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THIS Easter, take care not to be left behind at the Rapture. It can, of course, happen at any time. It happened in 2011. Well, it could have done. And when it does, boy will they be right and you be wrong.

The Rapture is believed true. It is an end-times event when all believers in Christianity will be taken from the earth by God into heaven. The rest will be left behind (including the pets).

In preparation, we’ve compiled a library of Rapture Guide Videos. Study them hard. Questions later:



In 1952, Rapture film The Missing Christians hit the movie theatres. YouTuber Robert Smith tells us:

THE MISSING CHRISTIANS is set in the home of a devoted Christian widow and her three children. The story opens with the mother and two younger children leaving a tent revival meeting where a large number have responded to the invitation. At home, they discuss the meeting until after Norma, the elder daughter has returned from a night of pleasure. Norma ridicules the thought of revivals. Being tired and emotionally disturbed, she gets to her room, falls across her bed and is soon asleep and dreaming.

An angel appears and talks to her. In the dream the Rapture of the Church takes place. Her mother, sister and brother change, rise and join others who disappear in the clouds.
Her dream continues as she and Mrs. Store, a wealthy socialite, confer in the church office of Rev. Wise, pastor of a liberal church. Norma denounces him for his deceptive preaching.
The scene of the ten virgins with the pleading and remorse of the five foolish should sober any careless heart and mind. Norma awakens from her dream—recognizes her lost condition— confesses her sins—prays and receives Christ as her Saviour. The climax is thrilling as she realizes she is saved and thanks God for her new found joy. The film closes as she and her mother embrace while the choir sings “Softly and Tenderly”.



In The Blink Of Eye…. YouTuber WordNews has the details:

This is a trailer …the Movie was released 2009 about a vacationing detective begins to suspect that the Biblical apocalypse is at hand after being forced to relive the day of the Rapture time and again. Detective David Ramsey (David A.R. White, his wife, and their friends are cruising the Sea of Cortez in a luxury yacht when nearly everyone aboard vanishes without a trace. Confused, Detective Ramsey contacts his captain (Eric Roberts) and learns that the boat captain and his boss may have ties to the underworld. Suddenly, Detective Ramsay wakes up in a cold sweat. Initially determining that it was all just a dream, his relief turns to anxiety when the day begins playing out exactly as he had just envisioned it. What forces are dictating this strange occurrence, and what will happen if Detective Ramsay manages to solve the perplexing mystery before the cycle starts all over again….the moral of the movie is to be ready for the rapture …Jesus makes it clear in John chapter 3 how to go to heaven and to be ready for the rapture – you must be born again…To be born again is to admit to Jesus who is God and savior that you fall short of being perfect and need to be forgiven…right now let Jesus know you are sorry for anything you have done wrong meaning any sin and to come into your life as God and savior…..AMEN



Apocalypse: Caught in the Eye of the Storm. ChurchCinema has the blurb:

Army after army descends into the Valley of Armageddon in central Israel. Millions of people suddenly vanish. It’s the media event of the century and the entire world is glued to their television sets. At that very moment, a great charismatic leader arises and performs a miracle of astounding dimensions. Is he the long-awaited Messiah? The whole world is convinced that he is.It’s a time of great tribulation and only Bronson Pearl (Richard Nester)and Helen Hannah (Leigh Lewis), the two co-anchors of the World News Network, are in a position to uncover the truth. But as Helen discovers the true identity of this great leader, she is torn between her deep love for Bronson and her new-found knowledge about Christ and the antichrist.




Final: The Rapture



End Times laughs on Rapture-Palooza:

When the Apocalypse actually happens and a billion people are raptured up to heaven, Lindsey (Kendrick) and her boyfriend Ben (Daley) are left behind in suburban Seattle. The young couple try their best to lead a normal life surrounded by talking locusts, blood rain showers, and pot-smoking wraiths. But when the Anti-Christ (Robinson) makes his home base in their neighborhood, Lindsey finds herself the object of his affection. With the help of her family, friends, and a lawn-mowing zombie neighbor, the young couple set off to stop the Anti-Christ from taking her as his bride… and just maybe, saving the world in the process.



We survived the 1970s:



Sunday Morning Rapture




And Lights, Camera, Rapture!




If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? (1971)

Based on the preachings of Reverend Estus W. Pirkle, this film warns what will happen to America if the citizens do not give up their depraved ways and turn to God and Jesus for salvation. Communist infiltrators, the “footmen”, will pave the way for an all out invasion by weakening our will through TV, dance, rock music and alcohol. Once the invasion begins, the new Communist government will proceed to round up all Christians, and either execute them or force them to undergo re-education. Only by putting their faith in the bible where it belongs, says Rev. Pirkle, can America resist the coming Red Menace.


A Distant Thunder. It’s 1978….



And finally….



The En…

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Posted: 17th, April 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Belfast’s Hottest New Comedy Act Is A Dead Man In An Urn

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WHEN Kevin Dorothy, 53, died in December 2013, he was unable to fulfil his desire to preform at the city’s Pavilion Bar comedy showcase.

But he became a double-act. Because Kevin’s friend Stephen Mullan wasn’t alone when he appeared at the show. Next to him was Kevin, in ash form and urned (see photo).

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Posted: 17th, April 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Bored Panda: Lonely Scarlett Is Given A TV To Watch




THIS might well be the most depressing story of the year. Having removed two pandas, Macy and Qianqian, from the Yunnan Wild Animal Park, China, Scarlett was alone.

The experts were amazed when Scarlett became listless. They played with her. They talked to her. But nothing worked for the only panda in the cage.

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Posted: 17th, April 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment