Weird / Interesting

08 May 2010 [12:36]

Britain's rarest flower given high profile police protection? - PHOTO

Britain's rarest flower is to be protected by extra police patrols and thousands of pounds worth of CCTV cameras to prevent it from being stolen when it flowers this month.
08 May 2010 [12:18]

Woman who passed driving test on 960th try, attempts to buy car

A South Korean woman who took 960 attempts to earn her driver's license is now planning to buy a car and get behind the wheel.
07 May 2010 [12:29]

BMW tombstone with parking ticket marks grave of car fan Steve Marsh - PHOTO

The grave of a car fanatic has been turned into a tomb in the shape of a BMW – complete with personalised registration number.
07 May 2010 [11:30]

President of the Republic of Kalmykia claims he met aliens in Moscow

A senior Russian politician claims to have met aliens on the balcony of his Moscow apartment, prompting critics to question his suitability to head up the World Chess Federation and run an internal Russian republic.
07 May 2010 [10:35]

"Worst Face" celebrity announced

Iggy Pop, the punk rock star, is the celebrity with the 'worst face', according to a poll.
06 May 2010 [11:31]

Boy saved from his own ears - PHOTOS

This is the horrifying moment a six-year-old boy was left dangling millimeters from death outside a high rise apartment block - saved only by his ears.
05 May 2010 [16:26]

Star Wars Day: Fans pay their tribute to the cult films - PHOTO

Star Wars fans on Tuesday said “may the fourth be with you” in tribute to the Hollywood films, on the unofficial day honouring the cult movies.
05 May 2010 [13:28]

Largest ever gathering of pirates sets new record

More than 1,700 people in fancy dress have set a new world record for the largest ever gathering of pirates.
05 May 2010 [12:52]

A painter whale surprises the art world - PHOTO

Can whales paint pictures? Think before you respond, as at the Qingdao Polar Ocean World oceanarium in China the answer might surprise you.
05 May 2010 [11:49]

Blackberry was 'predicted a century ago' by pioneering physicist

The BlackBerry was first predicted more than a century ago, by Nikola Tesla, the electrical engineer, it has been claimed.
05 May 2010 [11:40]

Meeting beautiful women can raise stress levels

Meeting beautiful women can be bad for your health and increase levels of the body's stress hormone cortisol, according to a survey by the University of Valencia.
05 May 2010 [10:30]

Australian Prime Minister enjoys watching porn online

The Australian prime minister has been following porn sites online - all because of an inadvertent setting on his Twitter account.
04 May 2010 [14:42]

Real-life Spider-Man prevents comic robbery

Comic book shoppers in Australia could only marvel as Spider-Man swooped to prevent an in-store robbery.
03 May 2010 [13:23]

Meet chinese man, who eats...light bulbs

A Chinese man has eaten more than 1,500 light bulbs since he was aged 12.
03 May 2010 [11:09]

Hundreds of people strip naked "in the name of art"

Hundreds of people shed their clothes and their inhibitions, baring all in the name of art.
01 May 2010 [12:42]

Blind boy learns how to 'see' using "dolphin technique"

A blind boy has learnt how to "see" again after being taught a technique used by dolphins to detect where objects are.
01 May 2010 [10:17]

Hugo Chavez invites Fidel Castro to join Twitter?

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has asked Cuba's Fidel Castro and Bolivian leader Evo Morales to join him in using the social networking site Twitter.
30 April 2010 [17:16]

Meet Big Jake - the world's tallest horse - PHOTO

He's officially the Guinness World Record holder for world's tallest living horse - but his owner says that Big Jake is really just a gentle giant.
30 April 2010 [15:04]

Schwarzenegger for president? He would if he could

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger would love to run for president — if he could.
30 April 2010 [11:16]


A 10-year-old girl stung by the world's most venomous creature - the deadly box jellyfish - may have rewritten medical history, an expert has said.
29 April 2010 [21:00]

Russian hunter claims to have saved a giant sasquach

Hunter Afanasiy Kiskorov from the Senzansky Kichi village (South of Kemerov district, Russia) claims to have not only seen a living sasquach (aka big foot), but also saved him from death.
29 April 2010 [13:15]

Man claims to have had no food or drink for 70 years

Indian military scientists are studying an 82-year-old who claims he has not had any food or drink for 70 years.
29 April 2010 [11:33]

Bomb discovered outside George Clooney's house

An unexploded Second World War bomb has been discovered outside George Clooney's Lake Como villa.
29 April 2010 [10:30]

Jesus appears on Google Maps - PHOTO

Not content with merely appearing on dogs, in frying pans and a Marmite lid, Jesus has moved into the 21st century and found himself a spot on Google Maps.
27 April 2010 [15:03]

Two-time world champion insured his thumbs for $13 million

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso gave a 10 million euro ($13.33 million) thumbs-up to future Formula One success with Ferrari Monday.
27 April 2010 [14:25]

World's smallest foal 'gallops' Into the Record Books

A tiny stallion just 14 inches high is thought to be a record breaker as the world's smallest foal.
27 April 2010 [14:04]

Brazilians to have more sexual intercourse to avoid illness?

Brazilians can fight off chronic illness by engaging regularly in physical exercise, and particularly in sexual intercourse, the country's health minister said.
27 April 2010 [13:08]

Police officer claimed that existence of Loch Ness Monster was 'beyond doubt'

A senior police officer claimed that the existence of Loch Ness Monster was "beyond doubt", in letter to a Government minister that has come to light after 70 years.
26 April 2010 [11:25]

Hero dog saves owner's house from fire - VIDEO

A German Shepherd named Buddy saved his owner's home by guiding emergency services to the blazing building.
24 April 2010 [12:56]

Indonesian police barred from penis enlargement?

An applicant "will be asked whether or not his vital organ has been enlarged," said Papua police chief Bekto Suprapto.
23 April 2010 [18:16]

Son saves his burning father with cola bottle - PHOTO

A man who accidentally set himself on fire while using petrol to light a bonfire was saved when his teenage son sprayed him with a bottle of Coca Cola.
23 April 2010 [17:47]

Thousands of women to strip for one Iranian cleric?

An Iranian cleric bizarrely claimed that women in sexy clothes cause earthquakes, so thousands of ladies in Facebook's 'Boobquake' campaign will show off their assets this Monday to prove him wrong.
23 April 2010 [17:05]

Lenin exhibit returns to Ukraine after 2 decades - PHOTOS

Vladimir Lenin's moth-eaten socks have gone on display in Ukraine's capital.
23 April 2010 [16:12]

Bolivian president Evo Morales blames sex problems on chickens

Bolivian President Evo Morales has drawn controversy after he said that men should avoid eating chicken if they want to maintain their virility and stop going bald.
23 April 2010 [15:30]

A man "returns the stolen cakes" 50 years later

A 65-year-old man who has spent 50 years feeling guilty after he stole a packet of Jaffa Cakes from work has now tracked down his former boss to reimburse him.
23 April 2010 [13:46]

Frozen bodies to be retrieved from Everest

A team of mountaineers are planning to retrieve the bodies of climbers who have lost their lives on Mount Everest.
23 April 2010 [12:55]

Two-headed bobtail lizard found in Australia - PHOTOS

It's been a while since we've had a decent two-headed animal on these pages. So, without further ado, we proudly present… the two-headed lizard.
21 April 2010 [16:30]

Crazy goat invades Australian nursing home

Three people have been hospitalised after an angry goat invaded a nursing home in Melbourne, Australia, and went on a rampage that ended only when it was caught by police.
20 April 2010 [16:44]

Sheep & Pig hybrid caused confusion among the zoo visitors - PHOTOS

The arrival of three curly coated creatures has caused confusion among visitors to a zoo.
20 April 2010 [16:15]

Funeral urns with human ashes found at bottom of Swiss lake

Divers searching for a boat sun-shield that had fallen in Lake Zurich on Sunday instead discovered thirteen funeral urns containing human ashes, Swiss police said.
20 April 2010 [14:56]

John Lennon's lost LSD stash found?

Builders digging up the garden at John Lennon's old house have stumbled upon what is believed to be his long-lost LSD stash.
20 April 2010 [12:51]

Accused China official aimed to have sex with 800 women

A government official in east China has been detained after allegedly accepting bribes in order to fund a personal target of sleeping with 800 women.
20 April 2010 [11:56]

Thousands sterilized In China population crackdown

Thousands of people in one county of southern China have been sterilized in just days as part of a crackdown on violations of the country’s controversial one-child policy.
20 April 2010 [10:27]

U.S. President "owes $300 000" to New York Society Library

George Washington reportedly owes an inflation-adjusted library fine of $300,000 (£197,000) for failing to return two books.
19 April 2010 [15:16]

Intimate letter from the legendary "Titanic" fetches new record - PHOTOS

A letter from a first-class passenger on board the Titanic has fetched £55,000 at auction - a record price for a piece of written correspondence from the ship.
19 April 2010 [12:25]

A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer prevents a bank robbery

A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Kim Komenich can add a new talent to his resume - crime fighting.
19 April 2010 [10:42]

Sleeping polar bears caught on camera

Photographed just ten feet from the world's largest land predator, these images of sleeping polar bears catch the powerful animals at their cutest.
18 April 2010 [14:25]

Unbelievable: Octopus steals diver's video camera - VIDEO

A New Zealand diver was forced to give chase after an octopus wrestled his brand new digital camera from his hands and swam away, with the camera still recording.
17 April 2010 [12:12]

World's most expensive carpet sold at auction

The carpet woven by Persian masters in the 17 century became the most expensive carpet in the world.
17 April 2010 [11:17]

New species of leech discovered in a little girl's nose

Scientists have discovered a new species of leech sporting large teeth after it was plucked from a girl's nose.
17 April 2010 [10:51]

Another World Record attempt: Man in a room full of most venomous snakes

A Sussex carpenter is hoping to break a world record by spending nearly four months in a room with some of the world's most venomous snakes.
16 April 2010 [18:09]

Little marmot makes a new home in Montana motorway pothole - PHOTO

This brave little critter loves life on the road – or at least in the road.