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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.

Husband Stabbed By Wife Run Over Twice On Way To Doctor

drunk driverTO Manitoba in Canada, to hear Lois Cook, 39, plead guilty on Friday to manslaughter for the death of her common-law husband Dave Hudson, 32 on May 31, 2010.

It was a party for  Treaty Days, when the couple began to row. Cook stabbed Hudson twice in the arm. Both had been drinking and Hudson shook off his small injuries – neither wound was longer than 3mm.  After a period he wandered up the road to a nearby relative’s home to get a lift to the doctors. And that was when it happened. Hudson collapsed. One of the knife wounds had clipped an artery. The court hears that his fall was “likely due to the loss of blood”.

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Posted: 18th, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Dave’s Killer Bread Founder Smashes A Life-Sized Cutout Of Himself And Goes Bonkers

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“HE went into the store and he smashed a life-sized cutout of himself because he’s the symbol of a brand,” says the witness to the 911 operator in Washington County.  “And he’s intimidating employees that are watching him. Basically, talking … preaching.”

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Posted: 17th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

Wanted Man Photo: Man Without Crossed Eyes For Stabbing

Preston Sweaney

WE interrupt this message to bring you a request form the Oregon State Police. Preston Sweaney, 23, is wanted in connection with a stabbing of one Nathanial Sweaney, 21, inside a motorhome. The men are brothers. Preston Sweaney is accused of slashing is his brother’s side and left arm with a samurai sword.

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Posted: 17th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Russian Tree Cutters Just Fail To Kill Passing Woman (Video)

TO Kirova Street, Satatov, Russia, where a gang of assassins are trying to kill a local femme fatale with s cunning tree chopping plot:

Posted: 17th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Manchester United: There’s A Mouse On The Pitch (Photos)



READER Ian Speight was unimpressed by our photograph of a mouse on the Old Trafford Manchester Untied pitch as the Red Devils played Arsenal earlier this month. He wrote:

Old Story Guys. Utd have a History of Mice Invasions. If you got off your Arses a bit of investigation would have shown you that…

Fair enough. We did.


A mouse runs onto the pitch during Manchester United’s Champions League group C soccer match against Valencia at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Tuesday Dec. 7, 2010. 





Manchester United v West Ham United – Old Trafford. Date: 23/02/2010







Manchester United v Middlesbrough – Old Trafford. Date: 01/05/2006





A mouse appears on the pitch as Manchester United draw with Sunderland during their Premier League match at Old Trafford Stadium 14/04/2006.





A mouse sits on the pitch as Manchester United play Burton Albion in their FA Cup 3rd round replay soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Jan. 18, 2006. 






Liverpool Fans enjoy the Mickey Mouse banner at the Manchester United v Liverpool game at Old Trafford Ground, Manchester. Date: 22/01/2002





Get the cat back.


Milk for the Manchester United squad at Old Trafford as they continue their build up for Saturday’s FA Cup final against Southampton at Wembley. With the squad is Mandy Bassham, the National Dairy Council’s ‘Cream Cat’. Date: 27/04/1976



Posted: 16th, November 2013 | In: manchester united, Sports, Strange But True | Comment (1)

Dayna Morales: Waitress Denied Tip For Being Gay – Internet Goes Crazy And Lovely

UPDATE:   A husband and wife tell NBC 4 New York they did leave a tip. They say they have a credit card statement as proof. The tip was a generous $18. The wife says: “We’ve never not left a tip when someone gave good service, and we would never leave a note like that.”

Morales adds: “I don’t know, all I know is what I’ve been saying.”

Morales had recently announced that people were sending her tips from all over the world, and was donating some of the money to the Wounded Warrior Project. “I just felt like people have a right to know that — it’s fine if people want to donate to her or to the Wounded Warriors, but they’re doing it under a false pretense,” the wife said.


This is the original story:

WE all know that idiots get weird around gay people. Presumably their brains get tied in knots because they constantly and vividly imagine all that sex they do. They get a clear image in their minds about glistening gay naked bodies all writhing around. That’s because, absolutely 100% across the board, bigots are all a bit pervy.

And so to a waitress in New Jersey who had her £10 tip withheld and was left a crappy note by a bigoted customer, allegedly. She says she was denied her tip because she is a gay woman. She told the internet and now, she’s been inundated with more than £1,000 in donations from around the world.

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Posted: 15th, November 2013 | In: Money, Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comments (2)

The Amazing Three-In-One Goniurellia Tridens Fruit Fly

fruit fly ants

THIS is the Goniurellia tridens fruit fly. Those are not drawing on its wings. It’s not that kind of manmade fly art. Nature has given the tridents markings that look a lot like ants. Dr Brigitte Howarth, of Zayed University, noted the Goniurellia tridens in the UAE.  There are 27 kinds of this creature from the tephritidae family.

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Spotter: no copyright details provided for photograph. If it’s yours let us know and we will remove it. Also.

Posted: 15th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Cooking Ravioli On Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano

WORRY no more about high heating bills. Bryan Lowry warms his dinner on the natural heat of Hawaii Kilauea Volcano.

Posted: 14th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Epic Letters: Nicholas Gets A Warning From School


Posted: 13th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Sheffield Man With Fire Extinguisher Hose Up His Bum Racially Abused Staff At London Premier Inn

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TO the Premier Inn on London’s Leicester Square, where CCTV records a man emerging from a storage cupboard with a fire extinguisher hose up his bottom. He is pleasuring himself. He then urinates on the carpets. A hotel worker arrives. He is carrying a towel. This worker is Bangladeshi. He wraps the man in the towel. Police are called.

Wind the clock forward and Joseph Small, 20, is in the dock at Westminster magistrates’ court. The court hears that he told the hotel worker: ‘This country has been taken over by al-Qaeda – go back to Pakistan.”

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Posted: 13th, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

Why Did A Thief Steal A Wheelchair Ramp From Liverpool’s Lime Street Station?

LimeStreet wheechair ramp thief
WHO stole a wheelchair ramp from platform nine of Liverpool’s Lime Street railway station? Police want to talk with the man in the picture above.
The man hailed a cab, which drove him to a pub in New Brighton, Merseyside.

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Posted: 13th, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment (1)

Cockney Of The North: Northumberland Widow Receives ‘Brown Bread’ Letter For Dead Husband

dead man slang


ARE you brown bread? That’s Cockney rhyming slang for “dead”. Sheila Delhoy spotted the phrase on a letter sent to her husband Ken who died in February 2008. In 2010, Northumberland-based building suppliers Wack wrote to “Brown Bread” Ken. Now the same firm has delivered another letter to “Brown Bread”.

Says Sheila: “When my son Tony found out he rang the company straight away. He said to them ‘are you going to make this an annual thing to remind my mum her husband is dead and make her upset?’”

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Posted: 13th, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

Chorley Shoplifter Had Massive Hoard Of Toilet Paper

TO Chorley, Lancashire, where, as ever things are afoot. Not a day goes by without  incident in Chorley:



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Posted: 13th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comments (13)

Globalisation Special: Russian Woman Offers Banana To Wild Kangaroo

YOU want a story about globalisation? Well, get a load of this one. A Russian couple out driving an imported car spotted a kangaroo and tried to feed it a banana. What odds the camera phone was made in China?

YouTube link.


Posted: 12th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Gloucester Woman Accused Of Supplying Cannabis Meditated To Shiva Nine Hours A Day


“AS a matter of law in the case of Ashley Chouings I have directed there is insufficient evidence for a properly directed jury to convict,” said Judge Alastair McGrigor  at Gloucester Crown Court: “You will be directed to find him not guilty.”

In the dock were Katarzyna Dryden-Chouen and her husband Clive, of Litteldean. He told the court:

“I cultivate cannabis, I keep cannabis, I smoke cannabis, I enjoy cannabis – but I do not sell cannabis. I am not a cannabis dealer. I have cultivated enough for me to smoke, for my wife to smoke and for my wife to use for her religious sacraments. We produce more than we smoke so there is quite a lot of it in the house. I do not sell the excess.”

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Posted: 12th, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Blackpool Man Makes Life Vest For Non-Swimming Goldfish

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Posted: 11th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Llanelli Hunts For The Bar Luna Mooners

llanelli couple

AT Bar Luna, Llanelli, a woman sat astride a male who has his genitals exposed.

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Posted: 11th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Pyotr Pavlensky Nails Testicles To Pavement In Moscow’s Red Square

tecticles man


PSST Want to see Pyotr Pavlensky nailing his testicles to the cobbles of Moscow’s Red Square?


Why did he do it? Because he wanted to highlight Russia’s descent into a “police state”. The 29-year-old Pavlensky has previously achieved fame by sowing his lips together in demonstration against the jailing of two members of Pussy Riot, and wrapping his body in barb wire outside a government building.

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Posted: 10th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Man Who Headbutted Bracknell Bus Charged With Assault

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WHEN is bus shelter not a bus shelter? When it is the victim of an alleged “assault”.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after an incident at Bracknell bus station. Courtney Buses said some services were delayed after a man allegedly headbutted a bus and a bus shelter at 1.20pm on Thursday. A Thames Valley Police spokeswoman said officers were called at 1.22pm and a man was arrested on suspicion of assault.

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Posted: 10th, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Milton Keynes Residents Told Pavement Is Not A Pavement

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THIS lamppost in Kelly Gardens, Oxley Park, Milton Keynes, is a lamppost. But the footpath on which it sits is not a pavement. It is a “service margin”.

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Posted: 10th, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment (1)

US Woman Charged Swearing Fee By Towing Company Would Have Gone Free In Britain


WHEN Mahogony Grandison , of Huntsville, Alabama had her car towed away, insults was added to injury. Instead of the $200 fee levied at her freind, wgo also had her car remove, Grandidon was $350. Her bill included a $150 charge for swearing at the towers.

She says: “I explained multiple times it was not me. I even apologized for the person who did curse them out. They were not hearing it.”

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Is wearing an offence. It’s all about the style of swearing, rather than the substance. Ever since Brendan Behan swore on Panorama in 1956, the objection to swearing in public has been eroded, although not in Alabama. In Joe Moran’s book Armchair Nation, the author recalls another magic moment on the telly:

A few years later, just after Ulster Television had begun in 1959, the man with the Sisyphean task of painting the railings on Stranmillis Embankment alongside the River Lagan in Belfast appeared live on its teatime magazine programme Roundabout. The interviewer, Ivor Mills, asked if it was ever boring painting the same railings all year round. “Of course it’s fu*king boring,” the man replied.

The channel’s managing director, Brum Henderson, waited anxiously for the inescapable tsunami of complaint to arrive at the studios. In the event, not a single viewer, even in this deeply religious region in which play swings were padlocked on Sundays, rang or wrote in.

Mrs Grandison should, of course, contest the bill, which seems hard to enforce. In 2001, Britain’s Metropolitan Police sent out a memo to staff: “The courts do not accept that police officers are caused harassment, alarm or distress by words such as ‘f**k, c***, b****cks, w****er.”

You’ll have noticed that Anorak uses little stars in place of the full words. This is because the internet is run by American companies like Google and Facebook, for whom hardcore smut and beheadings are fine but swearing is not.

‘Wood [sic] you bloody believe it?’ as Mahogony might say…



Posted: 10th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Police Arrest Woman Wearing Cheeseburger As A Sandal

cheeseburger sex

THE Loganville Patch, has news of Waffle House customers:

“A couple was arrested Sunday (Nov. 3) in connection to having sex while drunk in the Waffle House parking lot in Loganville. According to the Loganville Police report, an officer saw the woman and male engaging in the sexual act in the backseat of a Dodge truck at the 4752 Atlanta Highway establishment around 1:30 a.m. The car smelled strongly of alcohol.

The officer told the couple to get dressed and show him their licenses. While the man immediately put his pants on and complied, the woman simply sat in the passenger’s seat. The officer had to tell her numerous times to put her clothes on, the report says. But when the female finally got dressed, she attempted to put a cheeseburger on her foot as if it were a sandal.”

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Posted: 9th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)