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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.

Police hunt man who wiped poo on women in Ramsbottom pub

THIS is a new one on us. Police are searching for a man who has been wiping poo on middle-aged women drinking in Ramsbottom’s The Oaks pub.

The man, aged 45 to 50 and around 5ft 8in to 6ft tall, has been spotted on CCTV (see photo).

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Posted: 21st, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comments (4)


So. You got a car key stuck in your foot (photos)

HOW do you get a car key stuck into your foot during karate class? Are you fending off an attack or showboating anew way to disable the alarm? It;s unclear. The photos of the aftermath are more in focus:

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Posted: 21st, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Milwaukee police officer takes out water squiring clown (video)

AMERICAN TV news presents the clown v cop fight. American TV news is formular-driven eye gum. The telegenic faces – those aquiline noses; that presidential hair; those cleavages; just WOW! – deliver facts on anything with an absurd sense of drama. This following news segment is about a fight between a copper an a clown. In this case the polished newscaster performances (they think they’re auditioning for daytime soap, don’t they?) makes the  ridiculousness of the story and its delivery more pronounced. It’s TV gold:

Posted: 20th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Masturbator tells police squad ‘I’m nearly done’

THERE is nothing worse than someone or something interrupting a nice bout of onanism. There you are, trashing away with a very clear picture of Claire Huxtable in your mind (THE most beautiful woman who ever lived and there’ll be no argument on that) and suddenly, you find someone ringing your doorbell or someone threatening to arrest you.

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Posted: 20th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Brilliant drunk idiot tries to ride a crocodile (with unsurprising consequences)

SOMETIMES, drunks are a gift that keep giving. Most of the time, they chat nonsense and puke up on their fried chicken, but sometime, they’re worth their weight in wobbling gold.

Take the drunkard in Australia who just about survived his little escapade when he tried to ride a crocodile.

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Posted: 19th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


15 photos of the 2012 Tough Mudder event

IN photos: the Tough Mudder event 2012 –  Competitors in fancy dress make their way through mud and electric shock, during the Tough Mudder event at the Cholmondeley Estate in Cholmondeley, Cheshire. It’s a complete a 12 mile obstacle course designed by Special Forces to “test strength, stamina, determination and camaraderie”. It’s Christmas shopping with the family in mud:

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A competitor makes his way through Electroshock Therapy, fine wires which give you an electric shock, during the Tough Mudder event at the Cholmondeley Estate in Cholmondeley, Cheshire.

 

Posted: 19th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


Birmingham’s nativity Jesus replaced with Garden gnome

WHO stole the Baby Jesus from the display on Birmingham’s Chamberlain Square? They then replaced Baby Jesus with a garden gnome.

The Baby Jesus was installed by Birmingham City Council at the Frankfurt Christmas Market. The council spokesman says:

 “Someone has tampered with the nativity scene and we are trying to find out how it happened.”

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Posted: 18th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2)


Turn your car into a television studio and office

THE man driving a Ford Mondeo at 130kph in a 100kph zone in Saarbrucken, Germany, had turned his car into office.

His car featured: printer, laptop, two mobile phones and sat-nav.

Police told him to stuff all the office equipment into his boot. They fined him 120 euros for speeding.

Had they looked under the bonnet, they would have found three interns running very fast, a broken swivel chair and half a packet of Mentos.

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Posted: 18th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Walmart thieves hide booty in tolls of fat

TO Purcell, Oklahoma, where police suspect Walmart thieves of hiding expensive digital cameras in their rolls of fat.

Says Purcell detective Scott Stephen:

“Both of the gentlemen were large so they apparently concealed the cameras somewhere on their bodies but because they were so large, it was hard to see how they did it.”

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Posted: 17th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


NatWest chase dog called Noodles for overdraft payment

BANKS, as we know, are joyless, recession-causing imbeciles. Those delightful swine at NatWest are showing this off with aplomb at the minute, chasing a dog called Noodles for money.

YOU HEARD.

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Posted: 16th, November 2012 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment


Glasgow man charged with feeding sausage roll to ‘mouthy’ police horse

THE court calls Francis Kelly, 41, accused of breaching the peace by feeding sausage rolls to police horses.

It is alleged that Mr Kelly fed sausage rolls to police horses in Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, on 26 September 2012.

When told to put the food DOWN, police says Mr Kelly behaved in a “threatening or abusive manner” and “adopted an aggressive stance”.

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Posted: 15th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3)


Virgin Mary window vision moved from Malaysian hospital to Catholic church

UPDATE:  The window at Malaysia’s Sime Darby Medical Center features a stain that to some looks to some a Renaissance portrait of the Virgin Mary (born BC). News is that the Reverend Simon Labrooy, priest at nearby St. Thomas More Parish, has secured the window for his Catholic Church.

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Posted: 15th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


Scooter thief who jumped on trampoline bounces into arms of police

TO Geraldton, Western Australia, where police have captured a 17-year-old scooter thief.

The thief was being chased. He hit a kerb. He ran off, jumping a fence. On the other side was a trampoline. The thief landed on it and bounced back into the arms to the police.

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Posted: 15th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Probably the best dog video on the web ever

THIS is absolutely brilliant.

The Facebook post read:

Whenever the owners of this house with a pool came home, they found puddle of water near their pool. They believed the neighbours’ kids waited ’till they went out, to use the pool…… So they installed a camera and this is what they saw……

Posted: 14th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3)


An eyeball watches you from life’s plug hole (photo)

THE eye has it. As you circle the plug hole of life, Redditor Liammmin spots an eyeball watching for you:

“My friend said something around the lines of ‘Liam, you take too many photos.’ So I ran around the room taking photos of everything and showing him all of them, then this happened and we got spooked.” — the moral being, “If you want to double your success rate, triple your failure rate.”

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Posted: 13th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Car thief carried on delivering fast food onboard

TO Hartford, Connecticut, where 45-year-old Keith Hinds is under arrest. Hinds has been charged with stealing a car delivering Chinese food. He then continued to deliver the food, pocketing the customers’ cash.

Problem for Hinds was that the car’s owner has called the restaurant to say that the food deliveries were off. The restaurant called the customers, who said the food was being delivered. The restaurant called the police, gave them the delivery schedule and the enterprising Hinds was pinched.

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Posted: 13th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Virgin Mary and Jesus appear in Malaysian hospital window

TO the Sime Darby Medical Centre, by Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where Jesus Christ and his mother have appeared on the windows.

Odd indeed that the Holy Mother and Son of God should choose to make their presence felt in the manner of stains on two 7th floor windows.

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Posted: 13th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comments (32)


Photos: Swimming in St. Mark’s Square, Venice

FACES of the Day: High tides have flooded Venice, leading Venetians and tourists to don high boots and use wooden walkways to cross St. Mark’s Square and other areas under water. Flooding is common this time of year and Sunday’s level that reached a peak of 58.66 inches (149 centimeters) was below the 63 inches (160 centimeters) recorded four years ago in the worst flooding in decades.

File under: Open Sewer and Depth in Venice:


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Posted: 12th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Helicopter dumps raw sewage on fire and fire crews

TO Australia, where a bushfire at Kew, near Port Macquarie, is being treated with…raw sewage.

A helicopter scooped up water and dropped it on the fire and the fire crews treating it. The water had come from a sewage treatment plant.

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Posted: 12th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Nine years for bank robber who took empty cash box

IDIOT of the day is  Joseph O’Callaghan, 31, of Gleann Si, Rostrevor, County Down, Northern Ireland. He’s been sentenced at Belfast Crown Court to nine years choky.

On 8 April 2011, O’Callaghan held up a GS4 security van making a delivery to the Northern Bank on Belfast’s Lisburn Road. He “brandished” a large knife in the security guard’s face. He demanded that the guard hand over the cash box. The guard complied. O’Callaghan then got into a car and sped off.

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Posted: 10th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Dead wife is witness at husband’s marriage to her younger sister

THE Jimmy Savile Fan Club welcomes Sujit Kumar, who married his dead wife’s sister at a mortuary in Bihar, India.

The deceased wife, one Pushpa Kumari, had committed suicide, her body taken to the mortuary for a postmortem. Death would not be her last act. Pushpa acted as a witness at Sujit’s marriage to her younger sister Rashmirath.

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Posted: 10th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Ohio man arrested one hour later but at same time as first arrest

TO Urbana, Ohio, where Niles Gammons has been arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated at 1:08 a.m., and later arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated at 1:08 a.m. Thanks to daylight saving, Gammons was twice arrested for the same crime on the same day.

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Posted: 10th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Wu Conghan and Wu Sognshi celebrate 88th wedding anniversary with first photo

CONGRATS to Wu Conghan and Wu Sognshi. In 1924, they married in Nanchong in China’s Sichuan province. But they never did have a wedding photo. So. They got married again and had one taken.

Mr Wu is 101. Mrs Wu is 103. When they married, Mr Wu would have been 13 and Mrs Wu 15.

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Posted: 8th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Greek Orthodox priest plays Smack My Bitch Up

THE Greek Orthodox priest has a ring tone. It’s Smack My Bitch Up. He wanted Cop Killer by Ice T  but what with austerity and the Germans, he had to make do with whatever came in the bundle:

Posted: 7th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3)