Weird / Interesting

13 February 2010 [01:56]

'Watering Can Man' leaves 3,000 watering cans to niece - PHOTO

Hilary Taylor was left a rather unusual part of her uncle’s estate when he died – 3,000 watering cans.
13 February 2010 [01:50]

Chile in epic wrong country name on coin fail

Several employees of the Chilean mint, including its general manager, have been sacked, after it was revealed that the country had spelled its own name wrong on thousands of coins.
12 February 2010 [17:08]

Murder hunt after 'Five Body Skeleton' found - PHOTO

Murder squad detectives have appealed for help following the discovery of a perfect skeleton made up of five different bodies.The bones were found in a wasteland.
12 February 2010 [15:00]

'Ambassador for Dubai' has 'bearded lady' marriage annulled

An Arab ambassador called off his imminent wedding celebrations and had his marriage contract annulled after he discovered that, underneath her niqab, his fiancée was a cross-eyed bearded lady.
12 February 2010 [13:40]

Jesus helps shopkeeper defeat an armed robber - PHOTO

A shopkeeper in America faced down an armed robber and sent him running from her store - by invoking the name of Jesus.
11 February 2010 [16:47]

Drunk man steals ambulance with patient still inside it

A drunk man allegedly got a bit more than he bargained for when he went on a drunken joyride - because he stole an ambulance with a patient and paramedics still inside it.
11 February 2010 [15:03]

California Man allegedly tried to buy boys' urine

California Man Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Buy Boys' Urine At Elementary School.
11 February 2010 [14:25]

The dog who is allergic to cats and only eats potatoes - PHOTO

Joey, an Alsatian-Collie crossbreed, gets a nasty rash if he eats meat or chases a cat. His allergy is also brought out by activities as diverse as running through grass or jumping into water.
11 February 2010 [12:53]

Cocaine found hidden among Valentine roses

A week before Valentine's Day, a consignment of cocaine was found hidden among 20,000 roses from Latin America at Amsterdam airport, Dutch authorities said Wednesday.
10 February 2010 [19:23]

Mass brawl in Tunbridge Wells over the last bag of nuts

Nothing much usually happens in workings men’s clubs. The odd raised voice over a game of dominoes, perhaps. Maybe a shout of glee at a bull check-out at darts.
10 February 2010 [17:25]

Stray dog in Nepal lands cushy job

10 February 2010 [14:15]

Bride, 12, fights to divorce husband, 80

A girl of 12 is fighting to divorce her 80-year-old husband in a landmark test case in Saudi Arabia.
10 February 2010 [13:25]

Thief commits robbery armed with... a cup of coffee

A thief in Germany robbed an amusement arcade by threatening the attendant with a cup of coffee, authorities said on Tuesday.
09 February 2010 [16:08]

Facebook revellers trash £1m gated home

A wealthy couple have been left with a hefty bill after their £1m home was trashed in a party that was advertised on Facebook.
09 February 2010 [15:09]

2 year-old chained to pole in Beijing for safety - PHOTOS

These photos, taken by photographer Han Meng, give us a startling look at what those who live well under the poverty line must do to ensure the safety of their children.
08 February 2010 [15:36]

Smallest origami in the world - PHOTOS

Nimble-fingered artist Mui-Ling Teh makes her small, but perfectly formed, creations so tiny they can be appreciated only in close-up photographs.
08 February 2010 [12:58]

New Nasa pics show changing face of Pluto - PHOTO

The most detailed pictures ever taken of Pluto have shown the former planet has a mottled white, orange and charcoal black surface.
08 February 2010 [09:50]

No wives for 24 million chinese men

06 February 2010 [14:05]

Shanghai wonder: bridge made of trash collapses - PHOTOS

In an absurd twist of fate and a rather distinct and unusual statement on the need to recycle, residents of Shanghai got the surprise of their life when earlier this month a major new bridge collapsed, revealing its components to be mostly rubbish and not concrete!
06 February 2010 [12:38]

World's longest doormat offers 330 feet of feet-wiping - PHOTO

Annoyed by people making your carpets all muddy? Really want to emphasise the importance of people wiping their feet? An Indian doormat may have the solution you're looking for - after creating the world's longest doormat, measuring more than 330 feet.
06 February 2010 [09:40]

Miranda Kerr saves porn banker's job

Supermodel Miranda Kerr has come to the rescue of the Australian stock broker who was caught looking at racy pictures of her on his computer at work.
05 February 2010 [16:10]

Indonesian president bans buffalo protests

Sensitive Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has banned buffaloes from being used in widespread street protests against his leadership - because he thinks they're an insult directed at him.
05 February 2010 [15:25]

Call to ban Chinese lanterns to protect cows

Peers are calling on the Government to ban Chinese paper lanterns, because of a risk to cows, sheep and other livestock.
05 February 2010 [14:49]

2-inch toy gun in school means trouble for NYC boy

A New York City fourth-grader was sent to the principal's office and nearly suspended for bringing a 2-inch toy gun to school.
05 February 2010 [13:13]

Arab-Israeli block to appear in Jerusalem for the first time in 40 years

For the first time after reunion of Jerusalem after six-day war was suggested the plan of construction united Jewish-Arab block.
05 February 2010 [11:24]

Book remembers Oolong, the stuff-balancing rabbit web celebrity - PHOTOS

Tricks with rabbits usually involve them being pulled out of hats – but Oolong used his head and became an internet phenomenon.
04 February 2010 [19:25]

Scientists create super long-life tomatoes

Scientist in India claim to have created a super tomato that will stay fresh a month after normal ones would have rotted away.
04 February 2010 [14:23]

Banker red-faced over racy photo - VIDEO

A red-faced banker has been caught looking at racy near-nude photographs on his computer, with his actions broadcast live on Australian television.
04 February 2010 [12:15]

Childless Indian man sacrifices tongue to Lord Shiva

Nobody wants to die, but it’s a natural part of life. And it’s also the reason we reproduce—so that our humanity lives on through our children, grandchildren, and great-great-great-great grandchildren.
04 February 2010 [11:08]

Leopard has a prickly moment with a porcupine - PHOTOS

There's not many animals that give a fully-grown leopard a run for his money.
03 February 2010 [20:44]

Last professional fat man, Bruce Snowdon, remembered

Bruce Snowdon, the last of the professional circus sideshow fat men, was honored in a memorial service this weekend.
03 February 2010 [19:15]

Man with 21 knives arrested after calling police

Man Who Called Police to complain arrested after being found with machete, 20 other knives.
03 February 2010 [16:48]

The snake who's hooked on cigarettes - PHOTO

You don't want to deny Po the pit viper his regular morning cigarette - he's guaranteed to throw a hissy fit.
03 February 2010 [14:47]

2 Picasso works, 1 Matisse sell at auction

Two paintings by Pablo Picasso and a third by Henri Matisse were among works auctioned off Tuesday at Christie's, including "Jacqueline," a Picasso not seen publicly since 1967.
03 February 2010 [12:34]

Smoke detector for the deaf that smells of sushi

Japanese boffins, always hungry for a new invention, have invented a smoke alarm for deaf people that smells of wasabi.
03 February 2010 [11:22]

Oscar the cat is able to predict deaths - PHOTOS

A cat called Oscar is an omen of impending doom who has predicted the deaths of dozens of patients at a nursing home, according to a doctor who works there.
03 February 2010 [10:34]

Man loses teeth after cigarette explodes in his mouth

An Indonesian tobacco company has agreed to pay the medical expenses of a man who lost six teeth when a cigarette he was smoking exploded.
02 February 2010 [17:25]

Cheryl Cole, Dita Von Teese, Barack Obama turned into cheese sculptures - PHOTOS

Cheryl Cole, Dita Von Teese and President Barack Obama have all been churned into amazing cheese sculptures.
02 February 2010 [16:00]

Tribe brings back dead with "clothing" ritual

Members of the Hanunuo Mangyan tribe in the Philippines do not leave their dead in the grave for long, digging up the remains of loved ones in an unusual revival ritual that itself is slowly dying out.
02 February 2010 [14:55]

Head-shagging parrot appointed as 'spokesbird' for New Zealand - PHOTO

A fat, flightless parrot who shot to fame after attempting to have sex with a TV presenter's head has been appointed a 'spokesbird' by the New Zealand government.
02 February 2010 [14:35]

Strangest ever child toy - PHOTO

02 February 2010 [13:24]

Lamb with a bird’s beak born in Turkey - PHOTO

Another unusual case has happened in Turkey.
02 February 2010 [11:37]

9 year-old girl gives birth in China

Peru may well hold the world record for “youngest mother,” but China is definitely in the running as a nine-year old in northeast China has given birth to a healthy child.
01 February 2010 [13:20]

Man takes IV while driving

As a man in the Wuxi province of China learned, if you’re going to hang an IV bag from your rear view mirror, it might be a good idea to disguise it as an air freshener.
01 February 2010 [11:26]

Drunk Hollywood star captured by police

Police found him wielding a loaded revolver in a ‘highly intoxicated’ state wandering around inside the Litchfield Bancorp in Salisbury, Connecticut.
30 January 2010 [13:51]

Groundhog Phil under threat of robot takeover

If Phil the groundhog's shadow does not appear on February 2nd then winter will cease and joy will spread throughout a small corner of America. But now his standing is under threat from a robot...
30 January 2010 [13:07]

UK car park machine thinks it's German

Confused drivers could be forgiven for thinking they were in Berlin rather than Birmingham after a car park machine started issuing instructions in German.
30 January 2010 [11:53]

Dog eats 13 golf balls, owner teed off

‘He finds golf balls like truffles,’ says owner of black Labrador Oscar.
29 January 2010 [18:05]

French fight AIDS with 120-foot flying condom

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a giant flying condom!
29 January 2010 [16:53]

Scientists determine color of dinosaur for the first time - PHOTO

An artist's rendering shows two Sinosauropteryx, sporting their orange and white striped tails.
29 January 2010 [15:08]

Loyal blow-up doll saves owner's life

28 January 2010 [17:00]

Rule of thumbs: Koreans reign in texting world

Ha Mok-min is feeling like a gunslinger these days. At the English-language cram school she attends during the winter break, students jealous of her international bragging rights line up to duel with her.
28 January 2010 [11:26]

World's biggest bottle of wine created - PHOTO

Anybody want to share a bottle of red? A group of Chinese winemakers have claimed the new world record for the world's biggest ever bottle of wine.
27 January 2010 [18:42]

Young people wave goodbye to handshakes

From world leaders on the White House lawn to chaps at the bus stop, the common handshake is the universal greeting of peace and goodwill.
26 January 2010 [20:10]

The longest sculpture trail in the world - complete with cow bum incident - PHOTO

It's not every day you see a sculpture of a man with his head stuck up a cow's bottom along the roadside - but that's just what you'll get in Cumnock, Australia, thanks to the longest sculpture installation in the world.