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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.

Twins arrested for fighting over whose turn it was for sex with girlfriend

SHARING is fun. The mantra was drummed into twin brothers Aric Ryan Hale and Sean Peter Hale, both 28. They had taken to sharing a lover, taking it in turn to have sex with the lovely lady. But then they rowed on New Year’s Ever over whose turn it was. With mum not around to take the plaything away, the twins resorted to fisticuffs.

They were in a hotel at the time. Police were called. Aric Hale was charged with two counts each of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct and one count of third-degree criminal mischief. Sean Hale was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of third-degree criminal mischief. The brothers each posted bail of $10,000 and both are to appear in Manchester Superior Court on Feb. 7.

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


Dolphin walks on land (video)

IN the Ukraine, a Black Sea bottlenose dolphin named Gosha has learned how to crawl on land.

Bogdan Dolgy, Gosha’s trainer, reveals:

“I gave him some fish and he liked it…Now it happens all the time, after every stunt he is swimming and splashing his tail on the surface of the water.”

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Posted: 2nd, January 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3)


Man impaled on bed headboard

TO Canberra, Australia, where fire crews are working to free a man from his bed’s headboard.
The man aged 60 is impaled in the stomach on an ornamental bed headboard.

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Posted: 31st, December 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Spiders make spider art and statues in Peru

TO Peru, to meet the spider that forms twigs and dead insects into spiders:

Afterward, Torres returned to the trails near the research center. Only within a roughly 1-square-mile area near the floodplain did Torres find more spider-building spiders — about 25 of them. “They could be quite locally restricted,” he said. “But for all I know, there’s millions of them in the forest beyond.” The spiders’ webs were crafted around face-height, near the trail, and about the width of a stretched-out hand. Some of the decoys placed in the webs looked rather realistic. Others resembled something more like a cartoon octopus.

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Posted: 30th, December 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Man has stroke and wakes up speaking Welsh

IMAGINE having a stroke. Unpleasant right? Imagine then, you wake from having had a stroke and finding out that you can’t speak your native language anymore and in fact, it has been replaced by Welsh. Great if you want to singalong with Super Furry Animals’ Mwng LP, but not so great if you want to speak to everyone you’ve ever known all your life.

Well, that’s what happened to Alun Morgan. He had a stroke and woke up Welsh.

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Posted: 30th, December 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Man overdoses on Brussel sprouts (it’s a gas, gas, gas)

IT is fair to say that the humble Brussel sprout polarises opinion. Some love them more than any other food, while others heave at the thought of shovelling them down their gob.

One man from Ayrshire loves sprouts so much that he ended up hospitalised after overdosing on them.

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Posted: 29th, December 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Penguin eats her chick

TO China, where the penguin mother is eating her chick.

Why? Well, would you want your kids growing up in captivity..?

Spotter

Posted: 22nd, December 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Afghan boy found in traveller’s suitcase

TO Venice,  where police have found a five-year-old boy secreted in a suitcase.

Ali Shaker, 35, of Afghanistan, had arrived in Italy from Greece.  He says he was on his way to see the boy’s family in Germany. Antonio De Franchis founds the child called Assim. He says Shaker “carefully put the suitcase on the table … looked at the sky and opened the suitcase… The boy obviously seemed scared and exhausted. We don’t know how many hours he spent inside the suitcase .”

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


Jesus spotted in tortilla

TO San Antonio, where Rene Cantu, 26, has spotted Jesus in his tortilla. He tells media:

“I’ve been having a lot of bad stuff happen to me. Ever since this happened it’s been good luck to me. Every time I take it to the store I get a Lotto and I win!” 

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


What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?

SO. What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining? The devil is beating his wife (6.43%). What – up there?


Spotter

Posted: 18th, December 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


Wife sprays vanilla-scented Lysol at husband whose farting almost made her puke

THIS Christmas, as you relax in post-prandial slump, watch your gas. In South Carolina, a wife says her husband passed gas “bad enough to cause her to almost puke”.

Shannon Manatis, 41, tells police she reached for a can of vanilla-scented Lysol and jetted it in the “area” of Mr Michael Manatis, 46, her husband.

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


Tiny horses would rather catch the tube than walk

HUMANS are brilliant because they’ve worked out ways of not doing things in increasingly elaborate manners. Want to get somewhere? Make a machine take you. Stupid animals do all that walking while we are flung around in metal contraptions, feet up, listening to music and reading books.

We even poo inside.

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


Woman abused Wang the dog to torment neighbour

TO China, wehre Hu Lin has been ordered to pay £500 compensation to her neighbour Wang Sun.

Lin named her dog Wang after her neighbour. Whenever she saw Mr Wang she would swear at the dog.

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


Frostbitten elephants get happy on two cases of vodka

TO Russia’s chilly Novosibirsk region, where two elephants are cold. The middle-aged elephants (aged 45 and 48) has been travelling through Siberia in a wooden trailer. It caught fire. Frostbite ate into the beats’ ears
But this is Russia. So. The handlers mixed two case of water mixed with warm water.

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


End of the World fans mass at Serbia’s Pyramid-shaped Mount Rtanj

THE End of the world is nigh! On December 21 the world ends! The Telegraph has news:

Hotel owners around the pyramid-shaped Mount Rtanj, in the east of [Serbia], say that bookings are flooding in, with believers in the [Mayan Calendar]prophecy hoping that its purported mysterious powers will save them from the apocalypse.

Adherents of the end-of-the-world scenario think the 5,100ft-high mountain, part of the Carpathian range, conceals a pyramidal building inside, left behind by alien visitors thousands of years ago. Arthur C Clarke, the British science fiction writer, reportedly identified the peak as a place of “special energy” and called it “the navel of the world”.

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Posted: 14th, December 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Other Parents: mother loses her pants but police find her naked pal, bong and shoe

OTHER Praents: Help us collate an album of great parenting here. Enjoy today’s story from Port St. Lucie, Florida:

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


Witch doctor sent children to collect toddler poo for medicine

TO Uganda, where local witchdoctor Moses Oguiti has been arrested for buying children’s poo. The going rate for turds is sh15,000 – sh20,000 (£3.50 – £4.60, $5.50 – $7.40). Moses then burns the kiddie gifts in neighbours’ charcoal stoves.

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


Mug shot of the day: Ginger Bush

MUG Shot of the day is a possible nominative determinism of the day. It’s Ginger Bush:

Posted: 11th, December 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Catfish strike knell for end of humans while eating birds out of water (video)

YOU may have heard the blues song which sings “I wish I was a catfish, swimming in the deep blue sea, I’d have all you pretty women, fishin’ after me.” A lovely, evocative image, right? Well, imagine if the song said: “I wish, I was a catfish, swimming in a grotty stream, I’d wriggle to the edge of the water and disgustingly catch pigeons with my teeth.

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


Monkey in sheepskin coat and nappy captured in Ikea

A MONKEY wearing a sheepskin coat and nappy has been apprehended in a Toronto branch of Ikea.

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Posted: 10th, December 2012 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment (1)


Murder man returns to village: his killer walks free after eight years prison

ZHAO Zhenshang is free. He did not murder Zhao Zuohai in October 1997. When the ‘victim’ vanished from his home in Zhecheng County, Shangqiu City, rumours abounded.

In October 1999, a decapitated body was found in the village. Zhao Zhenshang was arrested for murder.

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Posted: 9th, December 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


Men jailed for snorting stolen human ashes

JOSE David Diaz-Marrero, 20, did not pelad the Keith Richards’ defence. The Florida native has been jailed for eight years for burglarising homes and, in one instance, stealing human and dog ashes that he later snorted.

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Posted: 9th, December 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Man hit in head with circular saw looks like a baseball

TO Marietta, Georgia, where Henry Rodriguezn has been in an accident.  He was driving when a 14-inch circular saw blade smched into his face and arms:

“I was minding my own business, and all of a sudden it felt like someone hit me in the head with a baseball bat.”

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Posted: 7th, December 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)