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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

Dentist Plans To Clone John Lennon From A Tooth And Raise Him As A Son


A CLEARLY bonkers Canadian dentist called Dr Michael Zuk has spoken of his not weird and distressing at all plans to clone dead Beatle John Lennon and raise him as a son.

See, he’s got DNA from the singer’s tooth and doesn’t see any weird moral implications of owning his own little Beatle, like he’s the evil empire in Star Wars, making a load of Jango Fetts.

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Posted: 16th, April 2014 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment

10 Terrible Easter Treats From Your Christian Childhood

EASTER is upon us. How will you celebrate? Chocolate and sweet treats are traditional methods. Let’s take a look at some of the worst Easter sweets for Jesus, which all taste of regret and guilt:


Scripture Candy


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Spotter: Reddit


Easter Sunday Munchies





Hey kids…




Jesus with the flip top head


crucified pez



An 8Bit Easter

Celebrate Easter and your childhood gaming memories at the same time. You used to search for a princess. On the first Easter, Mary searched for someone much more important. Please spread the word! Share on Facebook and Pinterest. Let others in your church know about this 8bit Easter shirt and help us raise funds for our church!!





The Real Easter Egg (from the UK!)


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Inside is a 24 page Easter story book, a Belgian milk chocolate egg and pack of Swiss Chocolate organic Chunky Buttons. A charity donation is made from each sale. There are three crosses on the front and under the lid there is a quote from the bible – the resurrection text from Mark chapter 16. £3.99 each delivered in boxes of 6.


A special edition Real Easter Egg. Inside is an olive wood holding cross from Bethlehem, an Easter message an extra thick Belgian Chocolate gold foiled egg (180g) and Meaningful milk Chocolate bar with a hint of natural orange (100g). The box has gold foil highlights and Celtic crosses. £9.99 each delivered in single boxes.


Inside are 20 Midi eggs and 20 copies of the Easter story 8 page booklet. Midi-egg foil reads ‘The Real Easter Egg. Christ is Risen.’ Ideal for church services, assemblies or events where you have a budget of £1 per person. £19.99 each delivered in single boxes.


Lamb-shaped butter





Bat s***!


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Spotter: The American Jesus


Sticky fingers


chocolate hands


Spotter: Christian Nightmares






Posted: 15th, April 2014 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

Saudi Arabians Go Loopy For The Penguin Dance

TO Saudi Arabia, where the locals are going nuts for the “penguin dance,” or “raqsat al-batriq” in Arabic.



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

Who is Ann Arbor’s Mystery Slide Pooper?

WHO is the ‘Mystery Pooper of Ann Arbor defecating on slides?

Will police get to the bottom of it before the poo does?

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Spotter: Boing Boing

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

Meet Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene of Australia

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MEET Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ’s girlfriend. You may know her as Mary Luck. Mary lives in Australia. She is “somewhat known historically but largely unknown”. She hangs out with Jesus, known locally as AJ Miller.

G’day, AJ.

It took a week for AJ to realise that he was Jesus.

It might have taken others longer. But he’s the real deal, as he says:

“There’s probably a million people who say they’re Jesus and most of them are in asylums. But one of us has to be. How do I know I am? Because I remember everything about my life.”

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

Thieves Make Off With $15,000 Of Nads Hair Removal Cream

WHEN thieves breaking into a store in Barrie, Ontario, failed to crack the safe, they settled on fleeing with $15,000 worth of hair-removal products.
But what really stands out is the name of the product they took:
nads hair


Posted: 14th, April 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Mug Shot Tattoo Tips: Hunt For Gun Theft Suspect

MUG SHOT of the day: Police in Maryland are looking for 30-year-old Antoine Petty, who is wanted in connection with the theft of a gun – but not the felt tips; he already had those:
mug shot


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

Son Sues Nursing Home For Allowing 85-Year-Old Mother To Hire A Stripper

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WHEN Franklin Youngblood saw the picture of his 85-year-old mother Bernice stuffing cash in the knickers of a young male stripper at Long Island’s East Neck Nursing home he was upset.

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Posted: 9th, April 2014 | In: Money, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Langton’s Ant: Creating Endless Order From Chaos

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LANGTON’S Ant is a story of habit. Scientist Chris Langton discovered the phenomenon in 1986.

Chris Langton

Chris Langton


If you were to put an ant down on a grid of squares and ask the ant to follow two rules something odd would happen.

The rules:

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

Irish Bomber Blows Himself Up: Forgot About Putting His Clock Forward

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THE Telegraph has the headline that we can all take a minute to appreciate:

Irish bomber blew himself up after device went off too soon ‘because he forgot to put his watch forward’

Our hero had placed a bomb beneath a Volvo SUV. Kaboom!

The suspected bomber was seen fleeing the area in Dublin with “blood dripping down his face” .

A police source told the Mirror:

“This certainly was a high-grade explosive used in this bomb. It wasn’t garbage stuff. It would appear the bomber got his timings wrong. It could be a case where he didn’t put his watch forward on Sunday and the timer went off too soon. If anyone had been in the car or walking near it at the time then they would have been killed.”

Supt Dave Taylor ads, lest the most simple fact escape us, as it seems to have escaped the cretinous villain:

“It is quite obvious that the car was the object of this attack.”

The owner of the vehicle, a local businessman, has offered no comment.

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

Circa 1780: Francis Gerber’s Vampiryc Research Case

CIRCA 1780: Francis Gerber Vampiryc Research Case:



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Posted: 7th, April 2014 | In: Flashback, Strange But True | Comment

Manchester Professor Films Real Fairies In Lancashire

UNIVERSITY lecturer John Hyatt claims to have photographed fairies flitting about Rossendale Valley, Lancashire. Mr Hyatt, who works at Manchester Metropolitan University, has showcased his discovery and said: “A lot of people who have seen them say they have brought a little bit of magic into their lives and there’s not enough of that around.”


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Is magic a doily cut into wings shapes and suspended on dental floss Is that what fairies are, offcuts from Blue Peter?

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Posted: 7th, April 2014 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Man Gets Rich When Hyena Eats His Dick

CHAMANGENI Zulu is now surely on his way to riches. Currently in residence at Zambia’s Chipata General Hospital in Zambia, near the Malawi border, Mr Zulu followed doctor’s orders: he went into the bush and allowed / encouraged a hyena to eat his penis. Mr Zulu tells the Times of Zambia:

“I met some business persons who told me the best way to become rich was to sacrifice parts of my body. I was instructed to be naked and a hyena came to me and started eating my toes and eventually my manhood was eaten. Even if I have lost some important parts of my body, I still want to get rich.”

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Posted: 7th, April 2014 | In: Money, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment