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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.

Saudi Arabian Man Shoots Dead Woman He Mistook For A Monkey

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TO Saudi Arabia, a man has accidentally killed an elderly shepherdess after mistaking her for a monkey.
The 19-year-old man saw the woman breaking tree branches. A source says:
“He aimed his gun and shot. The bullet hit the woman in the chest. When the man came near her, he was shocked to find she is a woman. He rushed her to hospital but she died later. Police arrested the man, who told them he killed her by mistake, thinking she was a monkey damaging the tree.”

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Posted: 8th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Teen Suspended For Wearing Girl’s Bag To School

TO Kansas, where 13-year-old eighth-grader Skylar Davis has been suspended from Anderson County Senior-Junior School for carrying a Vera Bradley handbag. Girls carrying the bag do not get rusticated. Just the boys do.
Says Skylar: “I don’t think everyone should be treated differently. Everyone should have the same privileges. It expresses myself and I think everyone else can wear it, so I wear it as well.”
Assistant Principal Don Hillard summoned Skylar to his office. Remove the bag or else, he said. Sklyar chose ‘else’.
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Posted: 8th, November 2013 | In: Fashion, Strange But True | Comment (1)


Nigerian Scammers Float Messages In Bottles Up River Thames

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NIGERIAN scammers have found a way to reach Lottery winners and recipients of General Goodboy’s largesse: messages in bottles.

Tom Fenton, from Caversham, Berkshire, spotted bottles bobbin in the River Thames. He fished them out. Inside each were notes:

“Dear Friend, I am pleased that this letter has reached you safely. I was given your name as an honourable and upright person to do business with.

“Let me introduce myself; I am Umsloppogas Adinga a barrister working in the Nigerian inheritance court and have been assigned to the estate of a Mr Bates who has left an unclaimed estate totalling £4,500,000. If left, the money would revert to the government and I want to get the money safely to a western bank account. If you will allow me to use your bank account for this purpose, I would be happy to render 10 per cent of the estate to you as a fee for helping me with this transaction.

“If you are happy to help me with this, please email me at neeeeeep@yahoo.com with your details so that we can progress this and once you have paid any fees necessary the money can be transferred to your account. May the lord bless our business arrangements. Yours faithfully, Barrister Adinga (aka Impro)”

Did these cries for help bob all the way to the River Thames from Nigeria, fighting against the currents to head upstream? Is this epic journey a sign of God’s will?

Much to debate, especially how anyone without email and internet connection can reach Barrister Adinga? We’d suggest cramming fistfuls of cash into the toilet and hitting the flush. With a following wind and luck. he’ll get the messages he so richly deserves…

Posted: 7th, November 2013 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment


Sleepy Driver Crashes Into Bed Shop

A SLEEPY driver crashed into Sleep Experts mattress store in Dallas, Texas. The female driver she fell asleep on the way home.

She was not hurt.

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Posted: 7th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


The Liberation Wrapper Means Japanese Women With Small Mouths Can Eat Burgers Without Shame

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USELESS Products For Women introduces the Liberation Wrapper.

With this handy device, women with small mouths, or ochobo, can eat a meaty burger without disgusting everyone else.

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Posted: 6th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Burglar Arrested After His Mother Calls The Mobile He Dropped At Crime Scene

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TO Florida, where a phone is ringing in the kitchen at the Lake Worth house where a burglary has taken place. Police on the scene pick up the phone. The word  “Mom” is flashing.
The investigator answers. He asks the woman on the other end whose phone it is. She says it belongs to her son, Derek Codd.
But young Derek, 19, did have a phone – the one he’d stolen. Codd and Kristen Rynearson were caught in possession of numerous stolen items.

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Posted: 6th, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Dear Ashley: A School Lunchbox Love Letter

THIS love letter was found in a box of primary school projects.

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Spotter: Reddit

Posted: 6th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Elephant Fishes And Eats Catch (End Of Days)

ACCORDING to Sea World, elephants “consume grasses, small plants, bushes, fruit, twigs, tree bark, and roots”. San Diego Zoo says: “Elephants eat all types of vegetation, from grass and fruit to leaves and bark.” And fish. Elephants eat live fish. They they have a taste for flesh. And blood. And bone. And skin.

Q: What does an elephant eat?

A. Whatever it wants to.

End of days, readers. End of days:

Posted: 5th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Dubai Court Debates Meaning Of ‘F*ck Off’ Over ‘F*ck You’

 

 

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“MY client is a Canadian citizen and f*ck off is not an insult in Canada… but f*ck you is a curse and an insult. F*ck off is commonly used when a person expresses themselves metaphorically and asks another person, who angered them, to walk away,” says Uday Al Kazwini of Dar Al Balagh Advocates and Legal Consultants. He’s representing a 43-year-old Canadian before the Dubai Misdemeanour Court.

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Posted: 5th, November 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


How Much Would You Buy Someone’s Virginity For? Shatuniha Is Asking £17,000 (Photos)

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VIRGINITY. A weird notion. A name given to something you haven’t done yet. Imagine if everything we hadn’t done had a special word. Is there a designated word for someone who hasn’t tried pickled onion Monster Munch yet? There should be because, when it comes down to it, someone’s virginity and pickled onion Monster Munch are about as important as each other (although the latter has more sustained and dependable pleasures).

Either way, people value virginities much more highly than things you can buy from the corner shop. While snacks cost under a quid, one Russian teenager has sold her virginity online for £17,000.

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Posted: 4th, November 2013 | In: Money, Reviews, Strange But True | Comments (4)


Man Who Pooed On Penzanze Pub Tables Placed On Restorative Justice Programme

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THE entertainment in Cornwall pubs is niche.

At The Sportsmans Arms at Heamoor, Penzanze,  the 9.30pm show features a man pooing on a table. It’s a travelling show and 30 minutes after the first performance the same man pooed on a table at Wetherspoons pub in Market Place.

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Posted: 4th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Doctor Guilty Of Placing Tongue In Patient’s Mouth Who Bit Part Of It Off

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THE Roane County Circuit Court calls former MD Kenneth Seen, 52, of Spencer, West Virginia. He is charged with placing his tongue inside the mouth of an elderly patient during an examination.

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Posted: 4th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Woman Repeatedly Ran Over Boyfriend Who Refused To Stop At McDonald’s

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FILE under Low Blood Sugar this story of the Tennessee woman who wanted her boyfriend to stop at a drive-thru McDonald’s.

Crystal Greer Brooks, 33, was in 41-year-old Santiago Hernandez truck early on Thursday morning.

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Posted: 4th, November 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment (1)


Monkey Upset By Barking Dog Throw Toolbox At Cat And Bit Man Who Offered It An Egg Sandwich

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“I OFFERED the monkey an egg sandwich, ” says Ricky Strong from his home in Currituck County, North Carolina. “He actually came to me and walked up my arm. I walked with the monkey back to the shed where the other three primates were. I was about to leave when the cat showed up.  And when it did, the one monkey threw like a toolbox at the cat.  Then a dog got on a deck and started barking and all four of the monkeys jumped on me.

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Posted: 2nd, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Cat On Mat Stares at Dragons In Boston, Lincolnshire

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TO Boston, Lincolnshire, to see Graham the cat making his daily trip to the Pets at Home store.

“When we open the doors at 9am he’s always our first customer,” says deputy manager Vicky Coker.

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Posted: 1st, November 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Knobs For Jesus: The X-Rated God’s-Eye-View Of The Christian Science Society in Dixon, Illinois

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Posted: 31st, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


Exeter Firemen Rescue Dog From Wine Rack

LOCAL News: In Exeter, Devon, the fire brigade has rescued a puppy form a wine rack:

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The Fire Service attended a incident in the above area for a 10 week old puppy stuck in a wine rack. One Fire appliance from Bovey Tracey attended this incident.

On arrival, crews confirmed one 10 week old Labrador Puppy stuck in a wine rack and got to work to release the Puppy using small tools. The Puppy was released unharmed.

These are the full and final details.

When did a fire engine become a fire appliance?

Posted: 31st, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Help! There’s A Drunk Man Asleep On My Horse

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PHOTO of the day: A 26-year-old man was found sleeping on a woman’s horse in Landsberg, Germany.

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Posted: 30th, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Pit Bull Bites Off Owner’s Testicles

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TO a flat in Milan, Italy, where a  30-year-old Italian man has has had his testicles bitten off by one of his two pet pitbull dogs.

His girlfriend found the man, a diabetic, unconscious.

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Posted: 30th, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Animals: They’re All Thieves, Especially These Ducks, Seagulls, Sealions And Dogs

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EVERYONE thinks animals are so wonderful and they’re not. They’re poo machines who think of humans as elaborate tin-openers and dung shovelers. And we’re stupid enough to believe they care for us.

When folks aren’t watching, stood atop their hind legs, animals are out making mugs of us. They crap on our rugs, bury their faeces in our gardens, sleep on our beds after rolling around in their own vomit and then die prematurely, just to make us cry.

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Posted: 29th, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Bournemouth University Students Warned About Misusing Henry Hoovers

BOURNEMOUTH University students living in Lyme Regis House are advised against using Henry Hoovers. Any evident of “misuse” will be frowned upon. And by misuse we mean picking up rubbish, ash and dust, which as any student knows, is the first stage of madness…

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Posted: 28th, October 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Dundee Bus Driver Refused To Pick Up School Children After Bad Premonition

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DUNDEE’S clairvoyant bus driver decided not to pick up children at the bus stop. He drove past. He’d had a premonition that if he picked them up bad things would happen.

But he wasn’t thanked. His employer, National Express, sacked him.

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Posted: 28th, October 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment