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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.

Jesus Spotted In Rusting Air Conditioning Unit

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TO Jackson County, Mississippi, where Christopher Goldsberry’s second-=hand air conditioning unit is a sign of God’s love. It features the face of Jesus. In rust.

Says Goldsberry:

“When I saw that, I was taken aback. I knew who that was immediately. The gentleman I purchased it from didn’t see any of it. Think about it. They don’t recognize what it is. Some people see it, some people don’t. Think about that.”

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Posted: 2nd, June 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Local News Watch: Bexleyheath Man Stops Wrong Bus

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TO Bexleyheath, south east London, where a man has missed the bus. He ran into the road and stood in front of it. The drive called the police.  They arrived and gave our hero 20 seconds to move. Or else.

As they counted down, the man thought. And he said:

I’ve just realised it’s not my bus.”

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

Stripper Wants ‘Booty And Boobs Back’ From Man Who Says She Stole His Laptop And Harry Potter DVDs

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ARE YOU READY TOP MEET THE WORLD’S SADDEST MAN and his hard-nosed former lover, who just happens to be a stripper named…Moaner?

Robert Wallace, 32, says he broke up with exotic dancer Nomi Mims on May 3, and then waited a week for her to give him back the things he lent her—$2,000, a laptop, and the aforementioned DVDs—before taking legal action.

Those were Harry Potter DVDs.

Mims says she “really likes him as a friend,” and the items and cash were gifts, not loans.

“I don’t believe in loans because I don’t want to pay anybody back,” she told FOX 26.

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Posted: 21st, May 2014 | In: Money, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Katharina Detzel’s Incredible Dummy And Other Prinzhorn Collection Insanities

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AS early as the 1920s, art historian and junior doctor Hans Prinzhorn recognized the talent in his patients at the Heidelberg Psychiatric Clinic, and began collecting their works. The world-renowned Prinzhorn Collection at Heidelberg’s University Hospital now contains over 5,000 drawings, oil paintings, wood carvings and textile works.

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Posted: 18th, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

Nominative Determinism: Nick Childs Reports For BBC On The Nigerian Schoolgirl Kidnappings

NOMINATIVE determinism: the BBC’s reporter on the kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian girls by Islamist nutjobs is called… NICK CHILDS.


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How did you get the job, Nick?



Posted: 15th, May 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Watch Tara The Pet Cat Rescue A Boy From A Dog’s Jaws

REASONS for not totally trusting cats are many. But in Bakersfield, California, a pet cat appears to have saved a young boy from being savaged by a dog.

The action was caught on security camerasWe see the dog take hold of the lad. He’s dragging the boy away. Then Tara pounces. Tara is the boy’s cat. She flies at the dog. The dog scarpers.

The boy needed some stitches on his leg. The dog was captured. It’s helping police with their enquiries. Don’t be surprised if there is other footage of the cat buying the dog a hot meal and explaining a cunning plan to win the lad over for later purposes.

But, for now, all we have is this:

Posted: 14th, May 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)

In Which A Cruise Ship Plays Seven Nation Army On Her Horn

HERE’S cruise ship playing Seven Nation Army on her horn:


Posted: 14th, May 2014 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment

Priest Exorcising Lesbians: ‘Once you hear a Satanic growl … it’s like smelling a Margherita pizza for the first time’

GREAT Quote of 2014 from an exorcist priest :

“Once you hear a Satanic growl … it’s like smelling a Margherita pizza for the first time”


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It’s even weirder in the context of the Vatican-sanctioned convention on exorcism:

The Rev. Cesar Truqui, an exorcist based in Switzerland, recounted one experience he had aboard a Swissair flight. “Two lesbians,” he said, had sat behind him on the plane. Soon afterward, he said, he felt Satan’s presence. As he silently sought to repel the evil spirit through prayer, one of the women, he said, began growling demonically and threw chocolates at his head.

Asked how he knew the woman was possessed, he said that “once you hear a Satanic growl, you never forget it. It’s like smelling Margherita pizza for the first time. It’s something you never forget.”




Posted: 12th, May 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Turkish TV Dating Show Contestant Murdered First Wife And Lover Before Appearing

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ON Turkish TV dating show “Ne Çıkarsa Bahtına” (The Luck of the Draw),  Sefer Çalınak, 62, is looking for love.

He is an “honest person looking for a new wife.” Sure he murdered his first wife Fadime in a fit of jealousy and later murdered a lover (“She was accidently killed when I swung the axe”) but that was then. This time things will be different.

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Posted: 10th, May 2014 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment

A Look Inside Alaska’s Abandoned Igloo Hotel

IN the 1970s, someone thought it a good idea of build an igloo-shaped hotel 20 miles from the town of Cantwell, Alaska Cantwell.

No-one came to stay. The place had no planning permission. It was used for business, though, as a gift shop and garage.

You can buy it.

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Posted: 8th, May 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

How To Always Win At Rock, Paper, Scissors (But Not If You’re Playing Robots)

CAN you game Rock-Paper-Scissors? Yes. There is “the strategy of real players looks random on average but actually consists of predictable patterns that a wily opponent could exploit to gain a vital edge”:

On average, the players in all the groups chose each action about a third of the time, which is exactly as expected if their choices were random. But a closer inspection of their behavior reveals something else. Zhijian [Wang] and co say that players who win tend to stick with the same action while those who lose switch to the next action in a clockwise direction (where R → P → S is clockwise). This is known in game theory as a conditional response and has never been observed before in Rock-Paper-Scissors experiments. Zhijian and co speculate that this is probably because previous experiments have all been done on a much smaller scale. … In fact, a “win-stay, lose-shift” strategy is entirely plausible from a psychological point of view: people tend to stick with a winning strategy.

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Posted: 8th, May 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Would You Join The Mile High Club If Your Parents Were On The Same Plane? She Did



BEING in the mile high club (for those who don’t know if means you’ve shagged in a plane more than a mile up in the air) isn’t all that much of a distinction these days. Hell, even middle aged hacks have sometimes managed it. But quite how you manage it does offer the possibility of distinction.

Nipping into the loo with a current lover qualifies but it doesn’t quite rise to the glory of actually picking up a stranger on the plane and managing it.

But then there’s the creepy versions of it:

A British woman in her 20s was arrested after losing her temper with cabin crew who caught her locked in an aeroplane toilet with a man she had just met.

The apparently drunk tourist is said to have been handcuffed to a chair by flight attendants – to the horror of her parents, who were travelling with her.

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Posted: 6th, May 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

Saudi Husband Hacked Government Website To Congratulate Wife For Exam Success

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WHEN his wife passed her exams, one Saudi man congratulated her by hacking into the website of the Saudi Commission of Electricity and Cogeneration and writing her a note:
“I apologize for the hacking your website, but I wanted to congratulate my wife Bashayir, my partner, after graduating. I wanted to tell her this through your website. I would like to wish everyone luck and success.”

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Posted: 6th, May 2014 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment

Liverpool: The Unluckiest Man In The City Is…

WHO is the unhappiest man in the Liverpool?

The Liverpool Post leads with the poor unfortunate.




No. Not him.


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The Royal Liverpool Hospital has “apologised unreservedly”. They are conducting an – get this – internal investigation.



Posted: 6th, May 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment

BEHOLD! The Huge Satanic Statue Made For The Oklahoma State Capitol

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A 7-FT TALL STATUE of Satan could soon be sat on the lawns before the Oklahoma State Capitol next to a monument of the ten commandments, pictured below. Note the spellings of “SABETH” and “MAIDSERAUNT”. The Divine hand was big on Creation but not too hot on spelling.




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Posted: 4th, May 2014 | In: Politicians, Strange But True | Comment

Woman’s Belly Button Explodes On Jet Airliner

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PATRICIA Jackson, from Bridlington, is no jihadi. She did not attempt to blow up a plane with a bomb hidden in her shoes. She is a cosmetic surgery survivor whose belly button shot off on a flight to Portugal.

Her navel exploded, filling the cabin with the sweet scent of her stomach juices, fluids and travel sweets. The other passengers noticed the stink.

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Posted: 4th, May 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Dead Socialite Smokes, Drinks And Dances The Lambeth Walk At Her Wake

WHEN Mickey Easterling died she left instructions for how she’d like to feature in the casket room. Chiefly, she’d like to be not in the casket. She’d like to be like this.

Note the pink feather boa, cigarette in holder, champagne flute,  the word “bitch” on a broach on her shirt and doing… is that the Lambeth Walk?



Mickey Easterling


Mickey left instructionsfor her wake and funeral.


Spotter: D&T

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

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