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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.

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


Pigeons to be tinkered with so they defecate soap

THERE’S an experiment afoot in London which will attempt to turn pigeon poo into soap, which is obviously not weird or cruel at all.

In a video explaining the project, it is explained:

“Like other birds pigeons can be fun company but they are also messy,” adding: “The bird will be fed a specially-designed diet. The individuals behind the idea claim they are using synthetic biology to create the bacteria that will modify the metabolism of the birds.”

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


Texas police officer wraps a $100 bill inside a traffic ticket

IN America, a police officer in Plano, Texas, wraps a $100 bill inside a traffic ticket. No, he did not fit the perp up with fake bribe rap. He was good copper:

Posted: 21st, January 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Petter Kverneng gets 1million likes to earn Facebook sex with Cathrine

MODERN love: If pimply teenager Petter Kverneng gets 1million likes on Facebook, Cathrine will shag him.

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


Salford bandit driven to getaway car by grandma

IDIOT of the day is Declan Lloyd. He’s the 21-year-old villain who got his grandmother to drive him to the getaway car. Lloyd has left the stolen Peugeot 207 in Radcliffe. He’d used the car to flee the scene in after he’d stolen a cashbox from a Barclay’s Bank security guard in Salford.

Police had found the car. They’d noted the cashbox was still inside. They waited. And then Lloyd arrived with his unsuspecting nan. He began to unload the cash. He was nicked.

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


Behold/Kill the dubstep singing parrot!

WE’VE written extensively about the animal kingdom try to kill humans, and now we’re faced with a beast so irritating that it must be killed. Or praised. Whatever takes your fancy really.

What we have on our hands is a bird (it’s a parrot or something, no-one really cares apart from those wax-jacket having bozos who listened in Biology lessons and cry and WWF pamphlets that fall out of their Chimpanzee Weekly magazines) that can perform dubstep (the worst genre, ever) with it’s horrible little parrot voice.

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


Woman fails to find Belgium with GPS – ends up in Croatia

IT can be hard to find the ends of Belgium. This woman’s adventures  might even lead to discussion about what Belgium is?

A 67-year-old Belgian woman set out to drive 38 miles to Brussels under the guidance of her GPS navigation system but arrived in Zagreb two days and 901 miles later.

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


School worker makes huge frozen cow dung cobra for the kids to play on

PUT the iPad down, kids, Mikhail Bopposov has something for you to play with in the great outdoors. It’s a huge cobra fashioned from frozen cow dung.

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Posted: 13th, January 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


Video of mother and child stealing kitten from Cardiff pet shop

“THEY both usually sleep out in the kitchen during the day and are on mouse patrol at night. The thought of him being with them is just horrifying. He’s a very nice quiet little kitten who doesn’t stand up for himself. What are they going to do to him if he makes a mess on the carpet out of fright?”

So says Carol Ivory, owner of Albany Pets in Roath, Cardiff. Her kitten Little Boy has been stolen by a gang of women:


YouTube link.

Posted: 10th, January 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


Lion spotted in Norfolk is a dog

CALL 911! A baby lion has been seen walking the streets of Norfolk, Virginia. A call to Virginia Zoo reveals that all local lions are accounted for.
This lion is called Charles the Monarch. He’s not a lion. He’s the cross between a Labrador retriever and poodle. CTM has been shaved to look like a lion, the mascot of Old Dominion University.
Owner Daniel Painter explains:
“I tell people he’s a Lab-a-lion, and half the people believe that.”

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


Brilliant man gets solid-gold shirt

THROWING your money around, no matter how large or small the amount is, is one of the greatest pleasures a human can have. Wasting money on crisps instead of supposedly useful items like mops, or buying shoes instead of paying the water bill is the things that dreams are made of.

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Posted: 9th, January 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3)


Brazilian cat gets arrested with a saw and phone strapped to it

BRAZIL is, quite frankly, the most brilliantly ludicrous country on Earth. Away from the obviously mental Amazon rainforest, there’s the most corrupt football league on Earth, a fanatical belief in Jesus, appalling crime and poverty and the kind of folklore legends that makes English mythology look like a dank pond.

And to underline this, Brazilian police have arrested a cat.

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


The Flogsta screamers

IT’S 10pm, and students living in the Flogsta neighborhood of Uppsala, Sweden scream. Why? A quick look at the TV schedules offers one clue: “10pm: Noel Edmonds presents…”

Spotter: reddit

Posted: 6th, January 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


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)