Strange But True Category

Weird, offbeat and bizarre news from around the world. Funny, strange & odd news stories that make you wince, laugh and fear for humanity.

RNLI ends dog’s Humber swim record attempt

THERE is no escape. Blyth RNLI claim to have rescued a dog swimming out to sea. Anorak has long suspected that theses rescues are unwanted. The animal could have been on a charity swim.

Says Lifeboat Deputy Launching Authority (DLA) Paul Raine:

“It’s good to see that someone knew what to do and called the coastguard on 999 for help instead of attempting to go after the animal themselves. I would advise any animal owners who find themselves in a similar situation to do the same.”

And the same goes for pets. If your dogs and cats see  human beings swimming out to sea or rowing a boat into the Atlantic, call the emergency services.

Posted: 3rd, September 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Police seek female thief who wore fake moustache to steal perfume in Salisbury

moustache woman
TO Salisbury, where police are seeking a woman in connection with the theft of a bottle of perfume from a branch of Boots. Police say the woman wears a fake nose and moustache.
Police can be so judgemental.

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Posted: 3rd, September 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Is this the worst wedding proposal ever?

PROPOSING is a tricky business.

And so, to a man who decides to go into a shopping centre (glamorous!) with his girlfriend, before grabbing the mic like he’s Ghostface Killah, hooting sweet nothings at her as onlookers gawp and, presumably, a pal films.

So far, so typical.

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

Man drinks corpse toe and gets $500 fine to boot

toe drink

PEOPLE complain when they find a fly in their soup. Imagine for a minute, if you ordered a drink at a bar and there was a cadaver’s toe in it.

Well, one customer at a hotel was fined $500 after he swallowed a human toe at the bar.

The severed bit of corpse had been dropped into a shot of whisky as part of a tradition in Dawson City, Canada, where everyone is clearly mental.

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Posted: 1st, September 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

Sex in the study rooms closes public library

sex library
THE campaign to keep our libraries open moves to Windhoek Public Library in Namibia. Ruth Shikongo, a librarian, tells us:

“They (users) watch pornography and at times indulge in sex. The used condoms are a proof that people are involved in sexual activities in those rooms.”

She says an “elderly man alerted the library staff in May after he had witnessed a youth watching pornography while he was doing his assignments..The four students (two males and two females) were locked inside the study rooms and ignored the bell signalling that we were closing the study rooms. Where were they when a worker was looking inside each study room at closing time?” 

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Posted: 24th, August 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Bigfoot is real! Maybe! Watch this Sasquatch video and decide for yourself

Rant Mullens, 86, shows off one of several pair of wooden feet he has whittled since 1928, April 12, 1982, Vancouver, Wa. Mullens says the feet have figured in Bigfoot foot print sightings in the Northwest. (AP Photo)

NUTTERS will be going Sasquatch mad again as a video has appeared online which appears to show Bigfoot mooching around on top of a massive hill in the Canadian wilderness.

The short clip shows a large hairy ape-like creature, tootling across a forest hilltop before disappearing out of sight.

So it must be Bigfoot, right? There’s no other explanation.

Funnily enough, this clip saw the light of day after being released by the developers of augmented reality adventure app, Legend Tracker.

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Posted: 19th, August 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Lion starts barking in Chinese zoo

THE Chinese are known for their duplicates. Even the nation’s zoos are trying the same tactic:

A Chinese zoo’s supposed “African lion” was exposed as a fraud when the dog used as a substitute started barking.

Come see the barking cat!

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

Pet cats eat Hampshire woman called Mrs Veal

veal chicken

NOMINATIVE determinism watch: the woman eaten by her own cats was called…Janet Veal.

Mrs Veal died at her home in Ringwood, Hampshire. No-one noticed until the post began to build up. A policeman found the 56-year-old’s body on the kitchen floor, her body “gnawed and eaten” by her pet cats still alive. The one dog in the home was also dead.

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

A bear walks into a bar… (video)

WE’VE all the joke that starts with ‘a horse walks into a bar…’, but what about a bear? Well, this is no joke as, over in Colorado, CCTV cameras caught a bloody great beast wandering into a pub!

The bear tootled in through the back door of Lonigans bar in Estes Park and was, bizarrely, largely unnoticed by customers before leaving minutes later.

“I tried to holler, ‘Bear!’ so people could hear me. They were oblivious. He kept wandering up to the middle bar where all the patrons were,” area man Daniel Lyell told CBS Denver.

Owner David Callahan added:

“Nobody even knew it was there, I just missed seeing it. I was cleaning up and had just taken out the trash.We are in the Rocky Mountains, it’s their territory, not ours.”

Have a look here:

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

Man comes up with fabulous excuse for being with a prostitute

tom sex

IMAGINE, for a minute, you’re caught with a prostitute. You suddenly need an excuse and your brain kicks into gear. What would you say? ‘Actually, I’m conducting a questionnaire about sex-workers for a national newspaper and there’s nothing funny going on here.’ Or maybe ‘I hear a female voice in distress and came to see what the noise was about… and there’s nothing funny going on here’.

Or even: ‘I thought it was Russell Howard, so obviously, there’s absolutely nothing bordering on funny going on here’.

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

Chinese man ‘beaten to death’ by council workers wakes up in the heat

dead man wakes

TO China’s Hubei Province. It’s 4pm. More than 10 men are holding Han’s “corpse” on a gurney near the Jianghan Road subway station in the provincial capital Wuhan. The story goes that urban management workers had murdered the man, a street vendor. The men are demanding thousands of yuan in compensation. Eighty police are controlling hundreds of protestors.

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

Prophet steals women’s panties and changes into funny creature and a child

prophet grinder

I USED to attend Prophet Grinder’s church and after realising that he was not a true prophet because of his actions, I decided to move to another church. It seems he was not pleased and since that time, my panties started disappearing at home. As if that was not enough, whenever I try to go to another church, I will be seeing the goblins which will be ordering me to return to Prophet Grinder’s church,” says Lynette Ziweya in the Bulawayo Metro.

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

Massive bus-sized lump of fat blocks London sewer

London sewer  fatberg

THAMES WATER has found and removed a huge limp of fat from the London sewers. The lump was as big as a bus. It was a blend of food fat mixed with wet wipes. It was located beneath London Road in Kingston, Surrey.

The water company wants its customers to know how valiant it is, reporting that had it not been removed it “could have led to sewage flooding many homes, streets and businesses”.

Others may well wonder how Thames Water let such a revolting mountain of gunk grow?

Gordon Hailwood, waste contracts supervisor for Thames Water, is not listening. He says:

“While we’ve removed greater volumes of fat from under central London in the past, we’ve never seen a single, congealed lump of lard this big clogging our sewers before. Given we’ve got the biggest sewers and this is the biggest fatberg we’ve encountered, we reckon it has to be the biggest such berg in British history. The sewer was almost completely clogged with over 15 tonnes of fat. If we hadn’t discovered it in time, raw sewage could have started spurting out of manholes across the whole of Kingston. It was so big it damaged the sewer and repairs will take up to six weeks. Homes and businesses need to change their ways, when it comes to fat and wipes, please remember: ‘Bin it – don’t block it.’” 

Or why not just check the bloody sewers more regularly and not wait until residents in nearby flats complain that they couldn’t flush their toilets?

File under: PR stupidity.

Posted: 6th, August 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comments (3)

Massive walking prawn found in jungles of Marang

massive prawn

CHUCK it on the barbie, Ismail Jusoh, 49, who found a huge prawn-like creature among the flora in Kampung Alor Tuman, Marang.

Says the would-be chef:

“It has eight legs and the front portion looks like crab while the back like prawn. It also looks like a scorpion.”

The crustacean is known as a ngoang.

That’s not too catchy, is it? Big prawns are where the action is at. The best move would be for Mr Jusoh to rebrand these rare creatures as Massive Prawns, breed them in excrement and the bins and make a killing flogging them to the ex-pat market:


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

Is nothing safe? Man accused of having sex with a cat

cat sex

IS nothing safe? Ryan Havens Tannenholz, 28, is accused of having sex with a cat at a home in Boise, Idaho.

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Posted: 5th, August 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3)

Police draw guns on film crew filming robbery scene

IN gung-ho America, a few students are shooing a film scene in Glendora:

A student film crew shooting a robbery scene at a Glendora coffee shop were almost fired on by police who believed an actual crime was taking place. . . .

“They had masks on, and the one had a gun in his hand, and it was clear they were ready to enter the building,” she said.

Eight officers responded to the scene.

A sergeant and two officers stormed into the coffee shop and saw what appeared to be two armed men. Police said one suspect froze and didn’t drop his weapon.

One officer got ready to shoot when another intervened.

“When he didn’t drop the gun, one of the officers reached out and pulled the gun out of his hand,” said Capt. Tim Staab of the Glendora Police Department.

Seconds later, the sergeant saw a camera, and the actors explained they were shooting a short film.

The actors might well be idiots…

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

News anchor wears tampons for earrings

tampon earrigns

REMEMBER when Texas became the most stupid place on Earth after they decided they wanted to make women’s minds up for them concerning their wombs, and then, as further idiocy, confiscated tampons and the like at further hearings?

Well, Americans weren’t standing for it and told them to stop being dicks.

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Posted: 2nd, August 2013 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment

Fire service announce weirdest things they’ve have to free idiots from

fire brigade penis

IT is hard enough, being a fireman/woman/person. You’ve got to breathe in loads of acrid smoke while your scalp melts, pulling humans out of infernos while fire cooks your marrow.

Add idiots to the equation and a firefighter’s life becomes infinitely more jarring.

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

Girl asks 100 guys for sex… what do you think happens?

sex asking

THERE’S a common line of thinking that suggests that men catcall women because they’d be totally up for a request for sex from a nice lady.

Well, there’s a video of a girl asking random guys for sex in a social experiment which addresses that very thing!

You’re sat there, thinking that an attractive woman asked loads of men and they all simply shrugged, said ‘sure!’, whipped their trousers off and said ‘here? Now? I’m game!’

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Posted: 30th, July 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3)

Nike Jordan arrested for barging into a woman’s home and claiming to be Jesus

Nike Jordan Abila

NAME of the day belongs to man suspected of barging into a female stranger’s home, shaking her and telling her she was a sinner who needed to be saved. The man was chased away by the woman’s four Huskies, Great Dane and Chihuahua.

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

Twitter troll apologises when someone threatens to tell his mum

MIGHT it be that all internet rolls are not being all that serious when they make threats? You just need to tell their mum:




Spotter: PopBitch


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

Indian Army thinks planets Venus and Jupiter are Chinese war drones

venus indian army

THE INDIAN Army believes Jupiter and Venus are not planets; but Chinese drones. The BBC says the Indian Army has keen keeping a close watch on massive drones over its air space.

Tensions are running high on the border known as the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

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Posted: 27th, July 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Granny batters burglars with Guitar Hero controller

guitar hero crimeA GRANDMOTHER fended off three armed- ARMED – intruders using the best weapon money can buy –  a Guitar Hero controller!

Melinda Walker – whose home had been broken into numerous times before – hit the burglars repeatedly with the guitar-shaped controller after becoming fed up at their constant attempts to snatch her belongings by robbing her house.

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Posted: 26th, July 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment

Man who isn’t Keef Richards thinks human ashes are cocaine

SOME bright spark has nearly ended up tooting a whole dead human up their nose after they stole human ashes, thinking they were cocaine.

William Cantrell (no relation to Blu) took an Xbox belonging to his neighbour, as well as the box containing the remains of the victim’s mother. The 28-year-old’s grandmother Wanda said: “William thought it was drugs. He thought he’d found him a box of cocaine is what he thought.”

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Posted: 26th, July 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

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