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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.

We have a new Jesus and he’s Australian

Alan John Miller

RELIGION isn’t too good at providing answers, but has excellent architecture. Alas, it also attracts a fair few people who are mental, making them a laughing stock.

And so, to Alan John Miller who claims he’s Jesus Christ, and he announced himself to everyone in Britain by getting all holy on ITV ‘s This Morning.

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Posted: 16th, July 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


This hairless guinea pig looks like a baby hippo

DID you know that hairless guinea pig looks like a baby hippo? Well, it does. This might be how the little pets are treated before they hit the pot in darkest Peru:

In the United States, most guinea pigs intended for human consumption come from Peru as whole, frozen, hairless rodents in plastic bags.

Hippos are killed in a less refined manner:

In his poaching days in the Congo forests, Guillaume Kasereka used a rusty Russian-made rocket launcher to kill hippos for meat…

“I know killing a hippo is illegal, but I don’t know why,” said Kiyana Zirimagawabo, 55, wearing green flip-flops and a cowboy hat over his graying hair. “Animals are for us to eat.”

guinea pig hippo

 

Spotter: TIL

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


Jehovah the moon: this religious cartoon about obedience to God is batshit crazy

jehovah magic

“DO you really want to play with things Jehovah hates?”

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Posted: 15th, July 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


Indonesia bans sexy female secretaries – men must hire only old unattractive women

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“I RECEIVED inputs that many government office heads here are involved in extra-marital affairs with their female secretaries,” Rusli Habibie, the governor of Gorontalo province on northern Sulawesi island, Indonesia.

“They treat them much better than their own wives. They bring them presents from official trips like perfumes or branded bags while their poor wives get nothing.

“For these reasons, I ordered them to replace their female secretaries with male assistants or with old women who are no longer attractive.

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Posted: 15th, July 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


Walmart shopper arrested for tossing ‘nose’ sperm on woman’s leg

frank short sperm

FRANK Short is the 22-year-old accused of tossing sperm at a woman he fancied. She was shopping in a Walmart  supermarket at the time.

The woman told police she “felt something wet on her buttocks, thigh and legs”after Short walked past her.

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


Man killed in bed by falling cow

cow falling bed killed

JOAO Maria de Souza, 45, was killed when a cow squashed him in his bed.

Mr de Souza was in bed with his wife Leni in their Caratinga, Brazil, home when the cow  fell through the ceiling.

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


KY Arousal jelly spill shuts Post Office

k-y gel scare

PANIC over. Story on! The substance loose at the Guntersville, Alabama post office – the goo that saw two post office workers hospitalised as a precaution – has been identified. It’s KY Intense Arousal gel. Spokesman Tony Robinson says it is the gel designed “to intensify sensation”.

On it’s own that’s not much of a boast. Chilli pepper, thrush, various STDs and Cliff Richard on the record player are all sexual intensifiers.

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


Burglars steal grenade launcher, high explosives and change from Maine home

POLICE at Mexico Police Department ,Maine, are hunting burglars who broke into a home and stole a big television, an Xbox, a revolver, a grenade launcher, explosives and $50 in change.

What chance theses villains get let off? (Geddit?!)

guns stolen

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


Man arested for sex with an inflatable pumpkin shags rubber pool flat

 Edwin Charles Tobergta

IS  nothing safe? Hamilton, Ohio, man Edwin Charles Tobergta, 34, has been found guilty of public indecency for having sex with a rubber pool float.

In 2011, Tobergta was accused of having sex with a neighbour’s pool float. In 2002, claims were filed that he shagged an inflatable pumpkin.

It’s not known if he has a fetish for inflatables or just fancies Katie Price, the cast of The Only Way is Essex and rubber-insulated sex (see Archer, Jeffrey)…

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


Hideous creature found on South African beach

 Plettenberg Bay alien creature

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Posted: 11th, July 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comments (4)


Flat blown apart by rhubarb chutney

rhubabrIMAGINE your house had just blown up. You’d instantly appear exciting and brave to all your pals. However, what happens if your flat was blown up by a boring jar of rhubarb chutney?

That’s exactly what happened to Margaret Goodwin who was asleep in her bedroom when the jar exploded one morning.

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


All hail the Wife Carrying Championships!

wife carrying

IN Finland, they’ve clearly got the same bizarre approach to boredom that us Brits have. While we nearly kill ourselves chasing cheese down a hill or trying to throw boots over viaducts, the people of Sonkajärvi partake in the annual Wife Carrying Championships, which we just happen to have the highlights of.

Last weekend, hundreds of people entered the with each competitor tackling a track that is 253.5 metres in length, with their wives strewn across their shoulders, her legs wrapped around the neck for support.

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


Flight attendant accused of smuggling live rats in her knickers

rats on a plane

THE allegation is that American Airlines stewardess Louann Giambattista, 55, smuggled rats inside her underwear. Three of her colleagues say Giambattista hid the rodents in her tights and knickers.

She says that’s “absurd” and “false”. But one of her accusers says he saw a bulge in her crotch that “he thought was a live pet”.

Papers at the Brooklyn federal court also claim that on a flight from St. Martin to Miami, a flight attendant “believed [Giambattista] fed her pet rats”.

Giambattista’s lawyer says it’s all “preposterous“:

“Everybody has pets – she has her pets at home, not at work. She’s not a nut. They’re making her out to be a nut.”

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


92-year-old who married 22-year-old wants someone younger

old man marries young woman

TO Gubban, Iraq, where 92-year-old Iraqi farmer Musali Mohammed al-Mujamaie has married 22-year-old Muna Mukhlif al-Juburi.

The groom had been alone for three years ever since his wife of 58 years died.

The ceremony took place on the same day his two of his grandchildren also tied the knot.

Mr al-Mujamaie tells us:

“I am so happy to get married with my grandsons. I feel like a 20-year-old!”

But 22 will have to do….

Posted: 8th, July 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comments (2)


Police issue warning after burglar cooks eggs in the nude

THE problem with most criminals is that they’re boring. Mere smash ‘n’ grabs aren’t good enough in 2013. Our current crims won’t ever match the glamour of Hollywood diamond thieves and the like, so they need to get creative.

So thank the stars for the burglar in Vancouver who decided to break into someone’s house and, instead of making off with a flatscreen TV or PS3, they made their way to the kitchen and made themselves some supper.

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Posted: 5th, July 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


Family lock dad’s head in helmet cage to stop him smoking

smoking cage

 

ONCE they put the smokers in a room, it would not be long before the put them in cages. You’re looking at pictures of 42-year-old İbrahim Yücel.

İbrahim lives with his family in Kütahya, Turkey.  He want sto live with them for as long as possible. He’s worried what smoking two packs a day is doing to his health. He wants to quit. So. He’s taken to wearing a metal cage on his head. It’s held in place by two locks.

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


Face of the day: Antonio Lopez Chaj

Antonio Lopez Chaj, a 43-year-old house painter, appears with his attorneys at a news conference in Los Angeles Monday, July 1, 2013. Lopez Chaj is so badly brain damaged for a beating in a bar that left him with half his skull permanently bashed in that he cannot speak. His lawyers announced he has been awarded a $58 million by a jury in Torrance Superior Court. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

FACE of the day: Antonio Lopez Chaj, a 43-year-old house painter, appears with his attorneys at a news conference in Los Angeles Monday, July 1, 2013. Face of the day: Antonio Lopez Chaj  His lawyers announced he has been awarded a $58 million by a jury in Torrance Superior Court.

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


Man sells coffin. One problem – it has a skeleton in it

coffin  odd craigslist

SELLING a coffin is problematic at the best of times. Imagine your glee when someone finally takes you up on the offer, but you’re a dumbass and crucially, you forget to take the skeleton out of it.

Dave Burgstrum, from Iowa, put the creepy item on Craigslist for $12,000 in a bid to raise money for property tax money for the Order of Odd Fellows (more on those guys, here).

Police were alerted to the advertisement and seized the coffin and body, deeming the sale illegal.

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Posted: 3rd, July 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Postmen frightened of pensioners ‘aggressive’ raspberries

raspberry fight

IN the age of the internet, the Royal Mail seem like a delightfully antiquated company, who must only deliver spam leaflets and postcards from elderly relatives these days.

However, they might be losing the oldsters now after one old coot got refused by the post office for his “aggressive” raspberry bush.

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


Massive babies spotted on the London Underground (photos)

IF you were on the London Underground yesterday, you might have seen these gigantic babies. It was all part of a promotional event for a bookmakers, perhaps to show that forced to mingle with the great unwashed the rich are as helpless as babies.

Or maybe the foursome are real babies escaped from the Buckingham Palace breeding compound?

The minf boggles…

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


Australian ‘The Italian Job’ Mini Cooper doesn’t quite evade the police

IF you are going to set up a road block, it might be an idea to block the road. fail, police, police log, crime, Brisbane, police trap, police chase, crime, The Italian JobAlso, suspect that the wanted driver will try to evade the barricades by, erm driving around them.

To Brisbane, Australia, then, where a Mini Cooper driver is confronted by a police trap. What to do? The two young men inside the vehicle have stolen the green Mini,  robbed a booze shop, punching the clerk in the process.

In this video, the police look pretty dumb. But they remain just that bit shaper than the idiot criminals, who evade the stinger only to drive into a fence.

They are soon captured.

The Italian Job it’ ain’t:

Spotter: Nighthawkwill7, Jaliopnik

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


Hunt is on for foreign Centaur pooing in a Somerset car park

 poo somerset
TO Misterton, Somerset, where the hunt is on for the ‘person’ who has taken to leaving a pile of poo in the middle of the village hall car park.
Booking clerk Lorraine Clarke has a hunch:
“Obviously we get dog walkers and different things like that up here but to be honest, by the size of it – unless it was a huge dog the size of a horse – it’s not a dog. It has got to be human because it is a fair pile and it’s got toilet paper – and I don’t see many dogs going around with a loo roll. It’s been going on long enough now. We want to know who is responsible.”

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


Woman who mistook superglue for lip salve gives muffled call to emergency services

glue woman medicine
TO Dunedin, New Zealand, where a 64-year-old is calling the police.
Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken tells us.

Basically, she could only grunt. Ambulance received a call, but due to the muffled speech … they were unsure whether it was a medical event or whether someone had been gagged.”

What had happened to her?

“She got up in the middle of the night, in the dark, and grabbed what she thought was the tube of medication. It was an extremely frightening event for her because her breathing was impeded. I’ve heard of a few other things super-glued, but never lips. You wouldn’t have wanted to have had a blocked nose.” 

 Anorak wishes to cast no aspersions, but we remember the 1980s when glue-sniffing was  destroying society and blocked noses were common.

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


Toddler wishes for ‘big boobies’ – blame mother and video games

baby boobs

KIDS say the darnedest things don’t they? Well, one girl will make you coo/vomit when you see her at her birthday party (which doesn’t look great if we’re being honest here) making a wish!

After the birthday girl blows out the candles on her cake, she wishes for “big boobies”.

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