Weird / Interesting

30 March 2010 [16:28]

South African woman spends two weeks with white lions

A South African woman was so moved by the plight of the local white lion population that she has decided to live with two of them for a fortnight.
30 March 2010 [16:12]

Britain's oldest father has child at 74

A 74 year-old has become Britain's oldest father.
30 March 2010 [15:40]

Child prodigy, 13, threatens to sue his university for banning him from field trip to South Africa

A 13 year-old prodigy studying at an American university is threatening to sue his school after being told he is too young to take part in a field trip to South Africa.
30 March 2010 [14:55]

Bats could inspire new radar systems

Bats which have evolved to avoid having their echo signals blocked by interference could help scientists develop more efficient sonar and radar systems.
30 March 2010 [13:40]

Russia abolishes two time zones

Russia has abolished two of its time zones in a bid to boost waking hours, communications and industrial productivity.
30 March 2010 [12:43]

Naked boat-dragging men cause controversy

A row has been sparked in China over plans to revive an ancient custom for naked men to drag boats through a local beauty spot.
30 March 2010 [12:19]

67 sheep dead in Germany train collision

Police say 67 sheep died when a pair of dogs attacked them and sent them fleeing into the path of a freight train in southwestern Germany.
29 March 2010 [16:43]

'Biggest man boobs ever' puzzle doctors

Doctors in China have reportedly said that they will not act to reduce a male patient's chest size until they know the cause of his enlarged breasts.
29 March 2010 [14:10]

'Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes' wins oddest book title prize

A book exploring the relationship between yarn-based crafts and complex mathematics has won the strangest literary award in Britain - the Diagram Prize for oddest book title of the year.
29 March 2010 [13:12]

Mysterious spheres discovered on Mars

According to Sci Fi Wire, the Mars-rover Opportunity has discovered berry-like clusters growing around a crater on the red planet.
25 March 2010 [12:55]

Pieces of history: weird facts - THE LIST

Okay, so below is an interesting list of weird facts, some of which may not be true, but it's still a fun read.
25 March 2010 [12:23]

The first ever invented pedal-powered bicycle - PHOTO

A Chinese historian has recreated what he claims was the first pedal-powered cycle ever invented - which he says was in use over 2,000 years before the first western bicycle.
24 March 2010 [14:19]

Smiley Riley, the dog with a human grin - PHOTO

Just like a happy youngster, birthday boy Riley wolfs down his cake and pulls a satisfied ‘doggy-smile’ for the camera.
24 March 2010 [13:20]

Cosmetic surgeon creates 'boob job' without implants

A cosmetic surgeon has developed a 'boob job' operation without the need for implants.
24 March 2010 [12:28]

Boy with record 31 fingers and toes to have surgery - PHOTOS

A boy in China who has 31 fingers and toes - a world record - is to undergo surgery to remove the extras digits.
24 March 2010 [11:43]

Teenager survives 10-inch knife through skull after computer row

A teenager gave medics a surprise when he walked into casualty with a 10-inch knife stuck right through in his skull - after a row over computer games.
24 March 2010 [10:36]

US vice-president Biden drops 'f-bomb'

Joe Biden has reportedly used the f-word to describe the US's new healthcare reform law.
23 March 2010 [10:44]

Creepy newborn baby dolls on sale for mothers to remember birth - PHOTOS

It looks so realistic that you would almost expect it to start crying. But it won’t, of course, because it is in fact a hyper-realistic doll based on a newborn baby.
22 March 2010 [12:27]

Hindu couple ties the knot 70 Ft. above land - PHOTO

What’s the most unusual place to get married? At the bottom of Grand Canyon, perhaps?
22 March 2010 [10:38]

Research: Married people 'twice as likely to be fat'

Married people are twice as likely to become obese than their single counterparts, scientists claim.
20 March 2010 [15:30]

The 4-legged woman, Josephine Myrtle Corbin - PHOTO

This woman Josephine Myrtle corbin has 4 leg. and she was known as the four legged woman. Josephene Myrtle Corbin, the Four-Legged Woman, was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1868.
20 March 2010 [13:31]

Washington man tries to sell son online

Police investigate after a Washington man put his 4-year-old son up for sale on Craigslist, with an asking price of $5000.
19 March 2010 [18:44]

Man with 26 fingers hits the records book - PHOTOS

Indian man Ashok Kumthekar entered Guinness Book of Records as an Indian equivalent of - Limca Book of Records, whose number of fingers is 26.
19 March 2010 [17:12]

Robot teachers are a hit in South Korea

Robot teachers have been given the thumbs up in South Korea, with a government report saying they have been a hit with pupils during a pilot project - and they could be teaching in up to 8,000 schools across the nation in a few years time.
19 March 2010 [16:45]

Skateboarding owl is a hit - PHOTOS

A barn owl that rides a skateboard has become a hit at its local shopping centre.
19 March 2010 [15:08]

Playboy appears on children's TV

The Playboy channel has accidentally been aired on children's TV for two hours.
19 March 2010 [13:45]

Scientists have created the first three-dimensional invisible coat

Employees of the Technological Institute of Karlsruhe in Germany have created a material that makes things invisible in three dimensions.
19 March 2010 [12:23]

Missing dog returned home after five years

A 12-year-old girl has been reunited with her pet Labrador which went missing five years ago.
19 March 2010 [11:00]

Amazing: Chinese woman dazzles crowd with Impressive Hula Hoop skills - VIDEO

At the 2010 New Year World Peace Gala in Chicago, which was held on January 9th, 2010, Jin Linlin amazed the crowd with her impressive hula hoop abilities. And impressive they are.
18 March 2010 [16:15]

How far they can go: Swiss company makes watch of dinosaur poop

Coprolite Dinosaur Poop Watch If you're going to pay more than $11,000 for a watch, you'd probably want it to be made of gold and encrusted in precious gems... not poop.
18 March 2010 [12:28]

Probably the world's first surfing alpaca - PHOTOS

If you've been waiting all this time to see an alpaca riding on a surfboard, then rejoice - your wait is over.
18 March 2010 [11:09]

Revolutionary new device: Blind man sees with his tongue

A British soldier who lost his sight in Iraq is being taught to 'see' with his tongue, using a revolutionary new device.
17 March 2010 [15:20]

Fattest Woman in the world wants to get even fatter - PHOTOS

Donna Simpson might be listed as the fattest woman in the world since she has the ultra big body size. Believe it or not, there are women out there who would love to gain weight, instead of losing it.
17 March 2010 [13:27]

Famous micro pig has a day out in London - PHOTOS

Tiny tourist Manuka is as happy as a pig in... well, the city, as she enjoys her first trip to London.
17 March 2010 [12:24]

World Longest Lunch in Melbourne - PHOTOS

The event hosted in Melbourne Australia was gathered around 900 people to lunch together and it could be the world longest lunch event in Melbourne during 2010 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
17 March 2010 [11:43]

Helicopter rescues stranded horse

17 March 2010 [10:20]

After Pingping: Who is the new world's shortest man?

It looks like 1.83ft-high Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal will grab the crown of world's shortest man, but according to Wikipedia, a man from Manila called Ronjay Eduvas also measures the same height.
16 March 2010 [18:00]

Six-legged cow born in China - PHOTO

A farmer in China was surprised by a newborn calf - when it turned out to have an extra two legs and a second tail growing out of its back.
16 March 2010 [17:24]

British couple faces jail time in Dubai over kiss

A British pair caught kissing in public in Dubai face up to a month in jail in the Gulf Arab emirate for indecency after an Emirati mother complained her child had seen their indiscretion.
16 March 2010 [16:08]

Humans could regrow body parts like amphibians

Regrowing amputated limbs, broken backs and even damaged brains could one day be a reality after scientists discovered a gene that is key to the almost magical ability.
16 March 2010 [14:57]

Award-winning porn director selected as a liberal democrat candidate

An award-winning porn director has been selected as a Liberal Democrat candidate.
16 March 2010 [13:55]

Baby dinosaurs fell prey to giant snake

An incredible window into the prehistoric past has been opened by the scientific, life-like, reconstruction of the nearly complete remains of an 11-foot long, 67 million year old serpent that was found near a village in Gujarat in western India.
16 March 2010 [12:55]

First ever genderless human lives in Australia

A Scot is said to have made history after winning the right not to specify gender and to instead have "Sex Not Specified" on his birth certificate.
16 March 2010 [12:23]

Research: Babies are born to dance to the beat

Babies are born to dance and find the rhythm and tempo of music more engaging than speech, research has shown.
16 March 2010 [10:34]

World's shortest man Pingping dies aged 21

The world's shortest man - who was just over 2ft 5in tall - has died aged 21, the Guinness World Records has said.
15 March 2010 [19:50]

Hunky homeless man wins hearts with high fashion - PHOTOS

A homeless man in eastern central China has caused a stir with his movie star good looks and dress sense from the catwalks of international high fashion.
15 March 2010 [18:23]

Jesus Christ appears in student's frying pan - PHOTO

A student from Lancashire is convinced that a kitchen nightmare brought him face to face with Jesus Christ in his frying pan.
15 March 2010 [15:00]

Bottled fresh air offered to city workers to relieve stress

Bottled fresh air from some of Britain’s favourite beauty spots is being offered to stressed city workers.
15 March 2010 [12:40]

Rebuilding New York: one Lego at a time

Dispatchworks New YorkNew York may be crumbling, but a German artist is doing his part to put it all back together.
15 March 2010 [11:12]

Singapore maintains ban on gum

In an effort to sustain the image of an island that is squeaky clean, Singapore has maintained its ban on chewing gum sales, which was first imposed in 1992. Known for its Esplanade and beautiful skyline, Singapore is a city in transition.
15 March 2010 [10:27]

Antique China vase turns up In Ireland, sells for $150k

A vase thought to have belonged to an 18th Century Chinese emperor turned up an auction in rural Ireland earlier this month and sold for more than 70 times its asking price.
12 March 2010 [15:13]

Sex.com up for sale in New York

The sex.com web address will be auctioned off next week.
12 March 2010 [11:25]

University students break the world's longest hugging record

A pair of students have broken the world record for the longest hug, after Salford University students Faisal Mohyud-Din and Mohammed Azeem stayed together for over 24 hours.
12 March 2010 [10:05]

A zero star hotel in Switzerland - PHOTOS

Forget five-star luxury... because a new hotel in Switzerland promises nothing.