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£75,000 raised to build Star Wars Death Star

WITH the news of Disney making a film about a young Han Solo (good move really as Han Solo is a cocky arse, which can only make for thrills and spills), some Star Wars fans will be weeping into their laps because they don’t like the idea of Mickey Mouse having anything to do with George Lucas’ brainchild (yeah, and he really looked after the franchise didn’t he?).

And so, in a bid to stop any of these new Star Wars films from taking off, an unlikely project has arisen: Star Wars fans have raised £75,000 to build an actual Death Star.

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

Who is wiping animal sperm on women in Bury?

IS he back, the phantom animal-sperm tosser? In 2010, a man was going about Bury chucking and smearing animal sperm on women in the street. What sperm? We were never told. Cat sperm seemed unlikely, so too unicorn and ant.

Now more women are being targetted.

The Manchester Evening News reports:

Tests are currently underway to identify the substance – believed to be semen. Officers have said the attacks may be linked to a series of similar incidents in the town three years ago where girls were found to have been sprayed or smeared with animal ejaculate.

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

Japanese want to put undercrackers on naked statues

ARTISTS are all absolute filth aren’t they? Go into any gallery and chances are, you’ll see some boobs or, worse still, a little naked, flying child.

Children themselves are encouraged to go into galleries, surrounded by sexual images of bored looking women, naked-from-the-waist-down hobo-looking blokes and infant arses, which means that art is going to corrupt them, no question. No wonder we’re all dirty minded buggers.

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Posted: 7th, February 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3)

Croydon flower stall thief caught when getaway horse conks out on speed bump

CRIMINAL of the day is George Smith, 36, of Croydon, south London. At Croydon Magistrates Court, Mr Smith was ordered to pay £85 in costs and perform 150 hours of unpaid work. His crime:

In June last year, Smith was caught on CCTV attaching an unmanned flower stall to his chestnut mare in Rosehill, Sutton, before cracking the one-year-old pony’s hide repeatedly after the stolen haul got stuck on a speed bump. 

File under: lack of horse power.

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

Holden driver posts footage of himself breaking the law

TO Canberra, Australia, now twinned with Darwin. A joy rider is on the police radar:

On Monday January 21, police received a complaint of a red Holden Commodore performing burnouts in the Gungahlin area. Later that day, police viewed footage of a vehicle matching the description performing a burnout in Baillieu Court, Mitchell.

The footage had been posted by the registered owner of the vehicle to his Facebook account.

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

Human tooth found in Tesco meat sausages

WITH horse meat no longer on the menu, Tesco is looking elsewhere to bulk up its budget meat meals. But Tony Hinds is not keen on the latest animal product in his Finest herb and chive sausages: a human tooth.

Tesco has rewarded Mr Hinds with £25-worth of vouchers. He remains unhappy, however, perhaps hoping that, what this being the Finest range, the tooth should have been made from gold.

Says the unhappy shopper, who bought his tooth sausages at a Tesco in Sheerness, Kent:

“She [his lover was making sausage rolls] thought it might be a bit of hard skin or a gristle. It’s only when she picked it up she realised what it was.”

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Posted: 7th, February 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comments (5)

Man arrested for selling half-eaten chicken sandwich to cop looking to buy marijuana

TO North Carolina, where Dustin Rockwell Davis, 23, of Ivey Road, Graham, has been charged with selling an undercover police officer a bag containing a half-eaten chicken sandwich.

Graham, was charged with the sell and delivery of a counterfeit controlled substance and sell and delivery of marijuana. 

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Posted: 7th, February 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)

Carlise man banned from speaking to any lone woman for ten years

DAVID David Delahunty has been banned from speaking to “any lone female not known to him in a public place” except in an emergency.

Carlisle Crown was unimpressed that the 56-year-old had approached a woman at a bus stop, falsely told her he had been released from prison where he’d been held for rape, called her a “bonnie lass”,  made sexual suggestions and then kissed her on the cheek as she boarded the bus.

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

John Lennon arrested for murder in Brazil and other letters of note

TO Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where police have arrested three suspected criminals named John Lennon. It’s testament of Lennon’s enduring popularity that John Lennon Ribeiro Siqueira, arrested for plotting to rob a lottery agency, is just 19.
Suspected burglar John Lennon Fonseca Ferreira is 22. Suspected five-time killer John Lenon Camargos Gomes is also 22.

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

Hitchhiker Kai gives the greatest TV interview of 2013

THIS might be the greatest TV news interview of 2013:

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Posted: 5th, February 2013 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment

One day after meeting Lesya Toumaniantz let Ruslan Toumaniantz tattoo his name on her face (photos)

ONE day after meeting in the flesh for the first time, Lesya Toumaniantz from Saransk, Russia, let her online pen-pal,  Belgian Ruslan Toumaniantz, tattoo his name over her face. Says Lesya:

“It’s a symbol of our eternal devotion. I’d like him to tattoo every inch of my body.”

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Posted: 5th, February 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2)

Sheikh Abdullah Daoud introduces burkas for babies: parents of ugly kids rejoice

SLOW news day? No worries. Just point a camera at some Islamist loon and wait. Today’s willing pillock is Sheikh Abdullah Daoud, a Saudi cleric. He says that to prevent themselves from being molested, toddlers and babies should wear burkas. (Well, it worked for Michael Jackson’s nippers.)
To parents of less attractive children, this may be manna from Heaven.

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

Dog face: Tonik the Poodle/Shih Tzu mix has a ‘human’ face

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Posted: 5th, February 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment

Burlgar is not caught in bear trap

TO New Castle, western Pennsylvania, in search of the non-news event of the week. The New Castle News reports thatburglar has not been caught in a bear trap. The burglar made off with two cordless drills and a bag of tools.

The victim told police she keeps a large bear trap set at the bottom of her basement stairs but had not set it.

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

Want moobs? Visit Leeds where 59% of men have them

WHEN men get fat, it is perfectly on limits to mock them. Not women. Just men. If you do it to a woman, you’re spiteful and pressuring women to be a certain shape. If a man puts weight on, you can all cheerily singing “who ate all the pies?!” at them and chuckle away while they go home and cry themselves to sleep.

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Posted: 31st, January 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Man unearths £100,000’s worth of whale puke

VOMIT. You might think it is absolutely worthless, but not everyone does. Specifically, we’re talking about whale puke here and no, it isn’t some kind of Norwegian delicacy, but something more surprising.

Before you start going on the hunt for whale’s vomit, first be aware of what it is. Basically, it looks like a rock and smells like faeces. Still interested? Well, one chap found a great clump of it and it could well be worth in advance of £100,000.

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Posted: 31st, January 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2)

Chris P. Bacon leans to walk on two legs

CHRIS P. Bacon is a piglet with only two legs. This is worrying. But, thankfuklly, Chris P. Pig’s owners knows how to keep a two-legged pig down. First, give him a name that reminds him whose boss, and what his purpose in life is. Second, keep that back horizontal to the ground by tying two wheel to his chops. Resistance is futile:

Posted: 31st, January 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3)

This game of tag has lasted 23 years

TWENTY-three years ago, ten friends began playing game of tag at Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane, Wash. The game never ended.

The game they play is fundamentally the same as the schoolyard version: One player is “It” until he tags someone else. But men in their 40s can’t easily chase each other around the playground, at least not without making people nervous, so this tag has a twist. There are no geographic restrictions and the game is live for the entire month of February. The last guy tagged stays “It” for the year.

That means players get tagged at work and in bed. They form alliances and fly around the country. Wives are enlisted as spies and assistants are ordered to bar players from the office…

“You’re like a deer or elk in hunting season,” says Joe Tombari, a high-school teacher in Spokane, who sometimes locks the door of his classroom during off-periods and checks under his car before he gets near it.

One February day in the mid-1990s, Mr. Tombari and his wife, then living in California, got a knock on the door from a friend. “Hey, Joe, you’ve got to check this out. You wouldn’t believe what I just bought,” he said, as he led the two out to his car.

What they didn’t know was Sean Raftis, who was “It,” had flown in from Seattle and was folded in the trunk of the Honda Accord. When the trunk was opened he leapt out and tagged Mr. Tombari, whose wife was so startled she fell backward off the curb and tore a ligament in her knee.

“I still feel bad about it,” says Father Raftis, who is now a priest in Montana. “But I got Joe.”

Spotter: Yammy;  Russell Adams


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

101-year-old woman returns to life at her own funeral

TO Shenshuidong Village, Lianjiang City, Guangdong Province, China, for the funeral of Peng Xiuhua, who died aged 101.

Only, Peng is not dead. As she is lowered into the coffin, she sits up, opens her yes and declares “Hello there“.

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

Chicago Dominatrix attacked submissive in trailer

TO Chicago, where Kimberly J. Williams, 45, of Crete Township, is  accused of hitting her alleged victim at least 20 times with a wooden softball bat. The pair had met on an S&M website.

Conversation turned to Williams “taking sexually explicit photographs to send to her ‘master’, who is overseas.”

The women met in an eatery before heading to Williams’ trailer. There, Williams talked about which one of them would be the dominatrix. She then allegedly became angry, punching the woman and beating her with the bat.

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Posted: 28th, January 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

Man disguised as burglar robs Essex Waitrose

WHO is the man dressed as children’s cartoon character Burglar Bill breaking into a Waitrose store in Southend, Essex? The man in the stripy top stole two cameras and Xbox controllers:

Posted: 25th, January 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment

German army to defeat the enemy with man-boobs

THE German army could be known as ‘simply the breast’ after they found they had a surprise development with their male soldiers – weapons of mass seduction.

Apparently, thanks to a new, hard-going rifle drill, the German army has started growing breasts, which could be just the thing to win battles against confused foes.

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

Mali Army use gun shot sounds in training (video)

GUNS don’t kill people. Bullets fired from them might. But in Mali, it’s the rat-a-tat sound of fire that does the damage. No poor is Mali, that there is no ammunition for training. Soldiers are encouraged to make their own sounds. Faced with this option, the smart soldiers will opt for “K-BOOM!”, Noel Edmonds welcoming the enemy to the “dream factory” or play a decent scary film score loud, something from The Exorcist or Rosemary’s Baby.

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Posted: 23rd, January 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comments (2)

How to repair and mourn your ‘Dutch wife’ sex doll

“UNTIL about 30 years ago, the typical ‘Dutch Wife’ (love doll) sold at sex shops in Japan was of the inflatable type, and of shoddy quality that was easily subject to deflation at the slightest, er, prick.”

Sex dolls in Japan were called “Dutch wives”? Dutch husbands might blow out their cheeks:

“When customers brought the dolls in for repairs, vendors would stick on hot patches, like on tire inner tubes,” [said Hideo Tsuchiya, president of Orient Kogyo K.K., a manufacturer of state-of-the-art love dolls].

Some of these buyers, however, had their own reasons for preferring rubber joy mates to real women. Some weren’t satisfied with going to brothels. Others, jilted by their mates, had become eternally suspicious of females….

Orient Kogyo also provides after-service. When and if the time comes for the dolls to part with their owner, the company will conduct a kuyo (Buddhist memorial service) for the doll, complete with floral offerings..

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Posted: 22nd, January 2013 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment