Strange But True | Anorak - Part 60

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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.

Indian men must own a toilet to marry

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THE matrimony bar is set high in Sehore, India. The local rules are that men seeking licence to wed fblushing brides in mass marriage ceremonies and gain benefits under the Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana (MKY) should have a toilet. To prove that they have, grooms should submit photos of themselves by their bogs.

Will there be cheating, grooms doubling up on toilets or posing in local eateries and DIY shops? District collector Kavindra Kiyawat says not: 

“With new modification, we have tried to ensure that there is no chance of fraud and wrong information from the grooms. It is precisely for this reason that we didn’t only ask for providing pictures of toilets, but pictures of grooms with their toilets.”

Another local bigwig adds:

“On Monday, marriages of 184 couples were solemnized in Budhni block in the presence of the chief minister. In every case it was ensured that the groom had a toilet facility in his house.”

No prizes for guessing which of the happy couple will be cleaning band buffing the pride and joy…

Posted: 22nd, May 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Eagle snatches fisherman’s haul

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FISHING! Such a tranquil, noble past time eh? Languidly staring at the water, tactically working out fishy movements. That’s not blood quickening is it?

Not until an eagle appears from nowhere and snatches the fish you’ve caught with its horrible killer talons!

And mercifully for us, the whole incident was caught on camera so we don’t have to sit in near silence, smoking roll-ups for hours while sat on a bucket of maggots for hours on end.

Fisherman Norman Dreger, so shocked by the whole thing, wobbles and loses his balance.

Dreger explained: “This eagle stole a beautiful Dolly Varden char right off of my hook, then took all my backing and stole my fly too!”

Posted: 20th, May 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Nominative Determinism: Dr Unk arrested for drunk arriving

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NOMINATIVE Determinism presents Dr Unk, the Delaware doctor accused of driving while drunk. Dr Unk, 38, was more than twice the legal limit.

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

Poultry farm rears a four-legged, two-bottomed chicken you can weigh in cats

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IN what country do you think a woman reared a four-legged, two-bottomed chicken? How big is it? Well, the owner of describes it, ominously, as weighing “more than half a cat“. Cats are now the unit of weight for all poultry. Just as length, height, volume and breadth are measured in football pitches, double-decker buses and Olympic swimming pools, meat will be weighed in cats.

Anyhow, the answer to our question. The creature was born at the Sun Jun private incubator plant and in… Shangzhou, China.

The cattery is next door.


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

Robber making escape hit by bus (video)

ROBBER making escape hit by bus. File under: wheels of justice:

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

Police chase stopped by ducks on the road (video)

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WHILST in pursuit of a speeding car, Portland Police Traffic Officer Mark James was forced to stop by ducks on the road:

Posted: 16th, May 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Behold! The Irishman stuck in a baby seat in McDonald’s!

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THE Irish are an unfairly maligned people, often jibed at for being a country of dimwits. However, like all national stereotypes, there’s always one berk on-hand to live up to it.

And so, we go to a McDonald’s in Cork (bring back the Oriental McRib, please) where a man managed to get himself stuck in a baby seat like a big buffoon.

Of course, the Gardai had to be called out and here’s the picture evidence.

“McDonald’s is aware of the incident involving a customer who decided to sit in one of our children’s high-chairs in Winthrop Street,” said a representative from McDonald’s.

“And as you can see, we recommend that children don’t use the high-chair without adult supervision!”

The man fulfilled another Irish stereotype while he was at it: He was reportedly drunk at the time.


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Posted: 16th, May 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment (1)

Disco the talking parakeet can bang on a bit (video)

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DISCO the budgie:

Disco seems to be repeating things he’s overheard. He’s make a terrific spy but an astonishingly poor confidant.

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

Woman walking with Jesus attack another woman with Bible

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BIBLE basher of the day is Evelyn Mills Moore, 57, of Saddlebrook Court in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, who hit a woman “numerous times about her body with a closed fist and striking her with a Bible about her left arm”.

Only Mills has been charged. Jesus, whom she most likely believes to be with her at all times, evaded justice…

Posted: 16th, May 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Honeymooner arrested for soliciting prostitute

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LOVE is… Not expecting your honeymooning bride to have sex with you. If that is love then Mohammed Ahmed, 21, might be a great lover. The Illinois local was  on his honeymoon in Florida when he spotted an ad for a prostitute. He got in touch and hired the woman.

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

Drunk son passed out on mother breaking her hip and pinning her to floor for hours

Robert Golba

TO Riverside, Illinois, where Robert Golba, 55, passed out drunk on his 81-year-old mother. She is pinned to the kitchen floor for hours. Eventually a relative happened by and called the emergency services.

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

Swaziland bans witches from flying above 150m

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THE Star Early Edition has news for flying witches:

Witches flying broomsticks in Swaziland above 150m will be subject to arrest and a hefty fine of R500 000, civil aviation authorities said yesterday. Witches’ broomsticks are considered similar to any heavier-than-air transportation device that is airborne. The statute also forbids toy helicopters and children’s kites from ascending too high into the country’s airspace.

Civil Aviation Authority marketing and corporate affairs director Sabelo Dlamini advises:

“A witch on a broomstick should not fly above the (150m) limit.”

Witches flying below 150m are exempt but are advised to watch out for gun fire.

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

Is nothing safe? Man arrested for having sex with a dead peacock


IS nothing safe? To DuPage County, Illinois, where David Beckmann, 64, is accused of having sex with a peacock named Phyl. The peacock was found dead in his garage. It’s not known if the alleged sex occurred before or after the peacock died.

It almost makes you hanker for the days when men just shagged pavements.



Posted: 13th, May 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comments (4)

One of the best spot squeezing videos ever is utterly disgusting

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YOU’VE seen one of the world’s best blackhead videos ever. You’ve seen one of the best bogie removal videos ever. You’ve seen one of the best cyst removal videos ever. Now see one of the best spot squeezing videos ever.

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

London’s Muriel Street become Leirum Street in Islington Council’s back-to-front thinking

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NO-ONE lives inMuriel Street in Barnsbury, north London. Muriel Street has been wiped from the map. In its place is Leirum Street. That’s Muriel spelt backwards.

An Islington spokesman assures us that this is not a cock up in the Letraset section:

“The name change for a small section of Muriel Street – which is cut in two by the estate – was requested by the tenants/residents association. This was to make it less confusing for emergency vehicles and other visitors. Some residents thought it was a cock-up, but it was a quite deliberate decision. I don’t know exactly who chose the name.”

Once upon a time, street names would reflect the the place’s history or aspirations. Lerium Street is a place best viewed from a passing car’s rear view mirror.


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

Smoker assaulted cop to kick her habit

Etta Lopez

ETTA Lopez, 31, assaulted a Sacramento police officer as part of her steps to stop smoking.

Deputy Matt Campoy tells us:

“It was totally unprovoked. All of a sudden she stepped into me and slapped me in the face.”

An expert in the form of Kimberly Bankston-Lee, of the anti-smoking group Breathe California adds:

“If it led somebody to doing something like that to quit, that lets us know in the community that we have a real problem.”

Indeed. Time to ease up on the anti-smoking routine. It’s driving people nuts…

YouTube link.


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

X-ray of woman’s face after husband harpooned her mouth


THIS is an X-Ray of Elisangela Borborema Rosa’s head after her husband shot her in the face with a harpoon. He says he was cleaning the fishing spear when it went off in his hand. The spear hit Elisangela in the mouth and passed though the back of her neck.

And that’s the truth, yer honour.

More unusual X-rays.

Posted: 10th, May 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3)

Bear eats monkey at end of bear v monkey bicycle race (video)

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IN China a bear and  a monkey have been in a bicycle race. The finale sees the bear eat the monkey. Wow. In China, even  the bears eat anything.

PS – what odds a monkey stole the bike?

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

Car hit by flying toilet

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DRIVERS will testify that driving itself, is pretty cool. The freedom of the open road, listening to tunes in your car and being free to go anywhere is one of life’s best pleasures. However, it is constantly spoiled by everything else.

You have to feel for the poor sod who was driving around, only to find that their wheels were hit by a flying toilet.

The driver was on her way to school in Thorndike, Maine, when out of nowhere, he motor was thronked by a portable toilet that didn’t have any business travelling through the sky.

Local chief deputy Jeff Trafton said she tried to swerve away from the large object, which flew out of a delivery truck. Ronnie Furrow may have a brilliant name, but he’s also responsible for the flying latrine, and has been issued a summon for not properly securing his load.

Mercifully, the toilet in question was confirmed as being clean, reports BDN Maine.

Imagine if it wasn’t. The teenagers turning up at school looking like a silage equivalent of Carrie would’ve ensured a bullying that would’ve lasted the rest of her waking days.

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

Police catch escaped prisoner who got breast surgery and dressed as a woman

Giovanni Rebolledo copyRONNIE Biggs never did make it to Colombia. Had he have done, the Great Train Robber might have evaded capture by posing as Ronata Smalls, a busty woman with a keen interest in train spotting. Anoraks might well tremble at such a vision of dream womanhood. Giovanni Rebolledo did make it to Colombia.

After escaping from prison, Mr Rebolledo pulled on a dress and invested in breast augmentation surgery. He became Rosalinda.

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

‘Ralph is a Dick’: man receives abusive dildo from tractor company

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THE message on the dildo is clear:  “Ralph Is A Dick!!” and “Tractor Supply. Don’t come back!!”
Who posted the hate dildo to Ralph Polnicky? He points the finger at the  Tractor Supply in Shawnee, Oklahoma, with whom he had argued. Says Mr Polnicky:

“We were aghast, I mean, we were absolutely shocked by what’s in this box. My wife was, just, ‘Oh my God! What, who is this? What do they want? What are they going to do next?’”

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Posted: 9th, May 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

Man who drank beer from river develops massive ‘pregnant’ hernia

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ON March 20, 2012, John Macdonald, 59, went on a fishing trip on the Brisbane River. He took his rod, bait and beer. When he dropped the booze into the river he soon retrieved it. But after drinking it, he fell ill. And he got worse. After a week he was booked into Caboolture Hospital for urgent surgery.

He then fell into an coma.

After three operations, he work up. And he saw the massive hernia on his stomach. He says he needs a further six operations.

What was on the beer? Any ideas? And what does this say about the five-second rule?



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

Woman offers virginity to Burt Reynolds in video

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ARE you a virgin? Ever thought of selling your virginity? Well, one young lady is offering hers to Burt Reynolds, not that she actually knows him.

And the 24-year-old doesn’t really have her virginity in tact, but rather, she has a ‘born-again virginity’, whatever that means. And Burt Reynolds can have it, free of charge.

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

Car park demolished around a car


OVER in Shanxi, China, a demolition crew performed something of a bizarre, wrecking crew miracle. The demolished tonnes of concrete AROUND a car, leaving it without a scratch.

The demolition team had been waiting for the driver of the car to return to the area so they could crack on with work. However, after 10 days, they were so impatient that they couldn’t put it off any longer.

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