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Dundee dog needed emergency operation after eating fake poo

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BOO – that’s BOO – a black crossbreed puppy fell ill after eating a fake dog poo.

Owner Shelly Bryson, 33, from Dundee tells us:

“My daughter Reese accidentally dropped a bag of dog biscuits and they got mixed up with the fake dog poo that had been left on the floor. For some reason Boo decided to eat it and swallowed it down in one. I got straight on the phone to PDSA as she had been sick and was refusing to eat, and they told me to bring her in immediately.

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

Man sets new world record for swimming whilst tied up in a bag

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ENCOURAGING news from Bulgaria for anyone worried about being tied up in a bag and tossed into the sea. Bulgarian Jane Petkov (crazy name, crazy guy)  was placed in an orange sack, his arms and legs tied before being thrown into Lake Ohrid in Macedonia. He then swam more than 2km (1.25 miles) in two and three-quarter hours to create a new Guinness World record.

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

Steve Cohen arrested for dancing with a chicken tied to his cock at the Eiffel Tower

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TO the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where Steve Cohen, dressed in platform heels, a garter, long, gloves and tights has a rooster tied to his penis with a long ribbon.

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Posted: 12th, September 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

Is nothing safe? Man has sex with kebab shop and Land Rover Discovery in Wales

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Is Nothing Safe? Episode 349b: the kebab shop counter:

Daniel Craig Cooper ,24, was in the dock at Flintshire Magistrates Court, Mold. Local news reports:

First of all he was seen to be urinating. He was then seen to go down the High Street with his trousers around his ankles and his T-shirt pulled up over his head.

Cooper was waving at cars and he was then seen to take his shirt off completely.  He was seen to enter a kebab shop where he was simulating the sex act against the corner of the counter.

Mr Wylde described how at one stage he “lay on the ground and simulated the sex act”. Then he did the same to a Land Rover Discovery vehicle which was parked nearby.

The guilty Mr Cooper was placed on a three-month community order and ordered to remain indoors between 7pm and 7am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights for the next three months.


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

Small balls mean you’ll be a good father. Obviously

good dadTHIS might come as a surprise to some, that having small balls and a low testosterone level will mean that you’ll be a better father. But this is an obvious result of the economics of the mating game. A blindingly obvious one in fact.

Anthropologists at Emory University found that men with smaller testes were more likely to be directly involved in the care of their toddlers. Smaller testes also correlated with more nurturing-related brain activity.

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

Manchester taxi driver says illegal passenger in his car was an inflatable doll

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TO Manchester, where Bash Ali has been taken to court for allowing too many passengers into his taxi. The official says he had nine; the maximum is eight.
Mr Ali says the council is wrong. He says the ninth passenger was an inflatable mannequin dressed as a woman.
The explanation might have worked had Ali not altered his plea to guilty. He was ordered to pay £438.12 in fines and costs.
He said after the case:

“I have no faith in the justice system. I see all sorts of sights in this job – men dressed as women, women dressed as men and yes, plenty of dolls dressed up too.”

 Send them all down…

Posted: 11th, September 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)

Drunk who accidentally stole stoned cheese-eating cat advertises for owner on Craigslist

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A MAN from Chico, California is advertising for the real owner of a cat he accidentally stole.

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

Male bank robber wore ‘pink with purple polka dot dress, a pink wig, and sunglasses’

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IS 50-year-old Arnell Edwards an idiot? The FBI says Arnell dressed in a “pink with purple polka dot dress, a pink wig, and sunglasses” to rob a bank in New Athens, Illinois,  of $1537.
Edwards allegedly passed a bank clerk a red Post-It note reading, “STICK UP ALL MONEY.” He then held a white rag over his mouth and spoke in a “high pitched squeaky voice“. The clerk had great trouble understanding what he was saying. 

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

Amnesiac Jason Mortesen wakes up from surgery and sees his wife for the first time

JASON Mortesen was in hospital to have a routine hernia operation. But the anaesthetic – that helps you forget the procedure – gave him temporary amnesia. When he regained consciousness, Jason spotted an “incredibly beautiful” sat by his bed.

That was no lady. That was his wife Candice, to whom he’d been wed for six years.

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

Whatever happened to Dzhambulat Khotokhov the world’s biggest child?

Dzhambulat Khotokhov, right, a 4-year-old Russian weighing 56 kilograms (123 pounds) with a height of 118 centimeters (3 feet 11 inches), and Georgy Bibilauri, a Georgian, who turned 5 on Wednesday, 120 centimeters (4 feet) tall and weighs 51 kilograms (112 pounds), enjoys a meal, in Tbilisi, Georgia Wednesday, July 9, 2003. After the young wrestlers tied on the mat, they went off to celebrate Bibilauri's birthday with chocolate ice cream and Coca-Cola. (AP Photo/ Shakh Aivazov )


WHATEVER happened to Dzhambulat Khotokhov (aka Jambik), the Russian wrestler who aged 4 weighed 56 kilograms (123 pounds), stood 118 centimeters (3 feet 11 inches) in bare feet? In July 2003, Jambik was paired with Georgy Bibilauri, a five-year-old standing 120 centimeters (4 feet) tall and tipping the scales at 51 kilograms (112 pounds).

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

Ramblers trapped between two bulls in Cornwall (video)

BULLFIGHTING has yet to catch on in Altarnun, Cornwall. Jennifer O’Malley and Dave Alden were rambling when a bull spotted them. It charged. They climbed a stile to escape. But on the other side stood an second bull.

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

Builders try on massive lingerie haul found on site

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“THEY must have spent a bit on underwear mate,” says Jason Irvine, 22, from Woodroffe. “I don’t know much about women’s underwear but it’s pretty flash. It looks expensive, doesn’t it? I tried some on and found it quite comfy. The 32A bra were just my size.”

“I had a look through for an address,” says another builder named Vinnie of the five draws full of lingerie found on a building site in Palmerston in Australia’s Northern Territory. “You should have a look at some of the gear. Corsets, G-strings, tiny knickers – she has got all the gear. Look at this red bodice. That’s outstanding.

“We were unsure what to do but did the right thing and called the NT News. Everyone’s been wondering what it’s been doing here. We thought it was a box of screws and bolts. We opened it up and there wasn’t screws and bolts at all.”


The NT News adds:

The impressive find was the talk of the town and can be reclaimed from the NT News who now have possession.

Curious builders should form an orderly line…

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

Superman ‘reflected’ attacker’s cowboy boot into Wonder Woman’s face – TV report of the year

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JENNIFER ‘Wonder Woman’Jennifer Wenger and Christopher  ‘Superman’ Dennis, have been attacked by a “cowboy boot wearing transient“. The super duo were were recording an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live when the woman pounced.

Highlights to look out for in the news report to follow:

Wonder Woman: “Right here’s where the heel went into my leg… of the boot. And when it hit my leg it bounced over and hit right here, where it’s bruised. and raised”

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Posted: 10th, September 2013 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment

Monkey rips off and eats baby’s testicles

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TO Guiyang Qianling Wildlife Park in Guìyáng, southwest China, where a monkey has torn off a baby’s testicles and eaten one.

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Posted: 9th, September 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Cursed coconut upsets Maldives presidential election

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“THE police brought a ‘ruqyah’ practitioner (white magician) to examine the coconut,” says a policeman on Guraidhoo Island, Maldives, where a suspicious ‘kihah’ (immature coconut)  had been spotted close to the  presidential election polling station in Kaafu Atoll.

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

Father makes family live like it’s 1986 to feed his own ego

DynastyCast-Season6-1985-1986TO Ontario, Canada, to see a family spent the year pretending it’s 1986. Why ’86? Well, the patriarch, Blair McMillan, was born in 1986. He says:

“We’re parenting our kids the same way we were parented for a year just to see what it’s like.”

The Toronto Sun reports:

GUELPH – If you ever need to know who was the prime minister in 1960 and you’re willing to wait 10 minutes for the answer, Blair McMillan is your man.

He’ll take his time carefully thumbing through a volume of his vintage encyclopaedia set, donated by a bewildered soul who probably wondered why the 26-year-old father of two couldn’t just get an Internet connection.

The thing is, Blair and his girlfriend Morgan, 27, are pretending it’s 1986.

And they’re doing it because their kids – Trey, 5, and Denton, 2 – wouldn’t look up from their parents’ iPhones and iPads long enough to kick a ball around the backyard.

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

How to dress your hamster with a cardboard box and felt tips

JENNY, of Mythillogical- Myths & Fabrications, writes:

My daughter wanted to dress up her hamster in dolly clothes, I told her that wasn’t really going to work…but if we cut holes in a box and make some of those seaside type pictures you stick your head through, only hamster sized, perhaps we could make him look like he dressed up!

-I should point out to anyone concerned about animal cruelty- David Bowie (the hamster pictured) was not forced to do this, he put his head through the holes of his own accord, and out of curiosity. It is basically a box with holes in- the kind of thing you are encouraged to offer your hamster to play in for enrichment. You wouldn’t worry about someone giving their hamster a cardboard tube to play with- this is the same idea. The paints used are all non-toxic and kid safe, to ensure they would not cause him any harm. He was only in the box for a few minutes, and we took him out as soon as he got bored. If anyone else is intending to do the same, please do so responsibly, and with the best interests of your hamster at heart. Thanks 🙂













Guinea Pigs still win.


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

We kid you not – man to marry his goat

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A BRAZILIAN bloke is going to get married to his pet goat, which isn’t sinister at all. Aparecido Castaldo, aged 74, has decided to end his days as a bachelor boy and marry his beloved Carmelita.

The happy couple will totter down the aisle next month in Igreja do Diabo (or, in English, the Devil’s Church) in the Brazilian city of Jundiai.

Aparecido has been in love with his stinking pet for two years and says a goat has advantages over a human companion.

She doesn’t speak and doesn’t want money,” says the father of eight presumably traumatised children, who have been vomiting into their laps, solidly, since their clearly troubled father broke the news.

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

All hail the My Little Pony CV!


FANS of My Little Pony are terrifying. They’re not children. They’re all adults who like watching talking ponies fly around with their day-glo skin and are more obsessive than Breaking Bad and Smiths fans put together.

And so, to a My Little Pony CV that some lunatic sent into a potential workplace.

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

Jailed man smuggled loaded gun up his rectum

Mark Gregory Valadez
MARK Gregory Valadez, 33, was arrested on a minor charge. When he arrived at  Oklahoma City jail, he was frisked for contraband.

Officers did not discover the loaded Derringer pistol inside his rectum.

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

Brother’s room turned 90 degrees in excellent prank

Tobias Mathijsen

PLAYING tricks on your siblings is one of the most noble pursuits in life. One Dutchman has taken things to a whole new level though, by turning his brother’s room on its side!

Dutch filmmaker Tobias Mathijsen previously made a viral video last year when he turned his brother’s room into a little girl’s room, complete with lovely pink walls and posters of Justin Bieber to drool over.

However, Tobias wasn’t done there.

In his latest video, Mathijsen flips his brother’s entire room 90 degrees, going to the trouble of replacing the carpet and nailing furniture to the walls.

His brother appears, after a long journey homeward, far from impressed with his new room, but admits that the prank is “pretty cool”.

Watch the video here and watch how well the poor little brother can take a preposterous joke.

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

Snail grows in toddler’s knee – we’re all going to die

Paul Franklin

HERE at Anorak, we like to tell you about the demise of the human race thanks to our cousins in the animal world. Badgers have destroyed roads, tiny horses have started riding on public transport, rabbits are invading, Bigfoot is knocking about again and bears have started causing trouble in pubs.

Now, animals are hatching out of human limbs. We really are doomed.

Four-year-old Paul Franklin from California, fell over and grazed his knee. Nothing usual there. However, his knee soon became really swollen, so his parents decided to have a look at him.

Franklin’s mother, obviously not a qualified GP, had a go at the wound by giving it a good ol’ squeeze. And then she found a snail growing inside her boy’s leg.

She said:

“His knee was the size of an orange, and hot to the touch, and he’s limping. What came out looked like a rock – it was a black thing and I put it on a paper towel. It had whirls and I turned it over and it was a sea snail, and I just, like, had to laugh.”

The family has kept and named the snail, Turbo.

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Meanwhile, little Paul Franklin is destined to a life of a waking nightmare, forever recalling the time when something was living inside him like Alien’s baby… and he’ll know that he was just a cog in a wheel, which would see animals destroying mankind once and for all.

Godspeed, young Paul.

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

This kitten with one huge eye died (photos)

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WHERE in the world do you think a kitten born with one large single eye and no nose died an hour after its birth? Yep, in China.

The Persian mix-breed white kitten was born on August 30 and was 10 centimetres long, according to its owner surnamed Wang, a resident in the city’s Shizhong district.  Wang said the kitten passed away an hour after it was born as he rushed it to a local pet hospital for treatment after noticing its odd appearance. 

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A veterinarian at the Binjiang Pet Hospital surnamed Zeng said the kitten had most likely suffocated given it had no nasal cavity.


Posted: 4th, September 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)

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