Weird / Interesting

12 March 2010 [08:29]

Baby elephant 'comes back to life'

11 March 2010 [16:44]

World's largest house of cards record broken - PHOTOS

Bryan Berg gave a (very gentle) sigh of relief when he finally completed the world’s largest ‘house of cards’.
11 March 2010 [13:05]

Eggstinct - but scientists hope for DNA clues

Scientists are hopeful of finding out more about ancient birds and why they died out after extracting DNA from a huge fossilised elephant bird egg.
11 March 2010 [12:35]

Man attacked for trying to buy drugs with Monopoly money

A Kansas man told police officers that he had been beaten and left with a head wound after he tried to buy drugs using Monopoly money.
10 March 2010 [17:30]

Man in Korea marries a pillow - PHOTO

True love can take many forms. In this case, it has taken the form of a Korean man falling in love with, and eventually marrying, a large pillow with a picture of a woman on it.
10 March 2010 [16:49]

Cyprus' former president's body stolen for ransom

Cyprus said Tuesday ransom was the motive of thieves who stole the body of former President Tassos Papadopoulos, found in a shallow grave Monday three months after it disappeared from its tomb.
10 March 2010 [16:15]

Forget the Boogyman, meet The Namahage - PHOTOS

Loud, obnoxious, and naughty children are the bane of many parents’ existence. Thankfully for the parents in Japan’s Oga Peninsula, Akita Prefecture in northern Honshu, Japan, there is a solution: the infamous Namahage.
10 March 2010 [14:48]

Woman rurvives 3,000 ft horror parachute fall

A skydiver has survived plunging 3,000ft to the ground after a parachute jump went disastrously wrong.
10 March 2010 [09:42]

Horned Up Elephant stampedes through Hindu wedding

Weddings are an occasion never to be forgotten, especially when the bride and groom both come from noble origins.
09 March 2010 [19:10]

Debutant wins Ugly Dog Contest - PHOTO

An African sand dog named Rascal has won the Del Mar Fairgrounds Ugly Dog Contest at its first attempt.
09 March 2010 [17:50]

Australian company to "make pants from bananas"

A company in Australia has launched pants made from bananas.
09 March 2010 [14:37]

Seal meat to be on menu at Canadian Parliament

Canada's parliamentary restaurant will be serving seal meat on Wednesday in a gesture of defiance aimed at a European Union ban on imports of seal products.
09 March 2010 [11:36]

Crash caused by driver 'shaving bikini line'

A car crash in Florida is being blamed on the fact that the driver was attempting to shave her pubic hair while at the wheel.
09 March 2010 [10:23]

Thirsty boy gets trapped in Coke machine

A thirsty four-year-old boy had to be rescued by firefighters after getting his hand stuck in a vending machine for more than an hour in New Zealand.
07 March 2010 [11:12]

Britain's 'big cat X files' revealed

There have been more than 100 sightings of exotic and unidentified animals in England since 2005, according to a dossier compiled by Natural England.
07 March 2010 [10:20]

40,000 prostitutes bound for South Africa for the 2010 World Cup

Officials are warning that tens of thousands of sex workers could enter South Africa during this year’s World Cup, and that children are at risk of being targeted by the sex trade.
07 March 2010 [09:25]

Skyaking - the extreme sport of skydiving in a canoe - PHOTOS

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a bloke jumping out of a plane at 13,000 feet in a kayak.
05 March 2010 [16:47]

Washington police okay with naked woman tied to a tree

Police rushed to a park in Tacoma, Washington, after they received reports of a naked woman tied to a tree.
05 March 2010 [13:52]

Pregnant wife rescues husband from crocodile's jaws

A pregnant woman save her husband from the jaws of a crocodile after he almost became the South African reptile's lunch.
05 March 2010 [12:25]

America's most wanted monkey escapes authorities again

A rogue monkey that has eluded capture for more than a year and appears to be immune to tranquiliser darts has once again escaped from Florida wildlife officials.
05 March 2010 [09:00]

Does this picture show a gorilla on Mars? - PHOTO

This amazing picture of the Martian landscape has got alien hunters excited about the possibility that it shows a silverback gorilla striking a pose on the Martian surface.
04 March 2010 [14:27]

U.S. bomb expert says "Hurt Locker" stole his story

A U.S. Army sergeant who is suing the makers of Oscar-nominated film "The Hurt Locker" said on Wednesday he felt betrayed because they stole his story.
04 March 2010 [13:45]

"Human touchscreen on your arm" is now a reality - PHOTO

Touchscreens seem to be everywhere these days - and soon they could be on your body too, thanks to a new gadget that turns a user’s arm into a human touchscreen.
04 March 2010 [12:17]

China Farmer Lives Up A Tree - PHOTOS

A 65-year-old farmer in southeast China has been living in a treehouse for the last decade.
04 March 2010 [11:40]

Top 5 weird inventions: From sex dolls to gas mask bras

A touchscreen you can control from your arm might be strange, but here's five of the weirdest ever inventions, including sex dolls with personality, breakfast machines and gas mask bras.
03 March 2010 [19:13]

Zombies to overthrow gnomes and claim our gardens? - PHOTOS

Gnomes are the garden ornaments of choice for most Britons but a US company is trying to change all that.
03 March 2010 [18:30]

Racing Green: Ferrari Prances To Different Tune - PHOTOS

Ferrari, the Italian manufacturer whose prancing horse logo usually adorns a flame-red veneer, has shifted to a more environmental gear.
03 March 2010 [16:44]

Man will attempt to sail in a giant pumpkin to the Isle of Man

Giant pumpkins are best associated with Halloween but Medwyn Williams reckons he can set sail in one.
03 March 2010 [15:00]

Police led on a 30-minute wild goat chase

Texas police were led on a wild chase around Odessa for 30 minutes while trying to catch a lone goat.
03 March 2010 [12:08]

Deadly Chile Quake 'Shifted Earth's Axis'

The powerful earthquake that killed hundreds of people in Chile on Saturday probably shifted the Earth's axis and made days slightly shorter, a Nasa scientist has said.
03 March 2010 [11:34]

Ants & earthworms more healthy than burgers & fries?

Times are tough and personal health is on many people’s minds. Despite the overwhelming concern, it still comes as an utter shock that some people prefer the crunchy remains of ants and earthworms as a more healthy alternative to burgers and fries.
02 March 2010 [18:09]

Quadruplet sisters all work at the same job - PHOTO

In what is surely one of the oddest twists of fate, the Hwang sisters, identical quads, have all gotten nursing jobs and are working at the very same South Korean hospital where they were born twenty-one years ago!
02 March 2010 [17:33]

Nepalese children celebrate insult fest

Children in two Nepalese villages have reportedly celebrated the end of an annual ten-day "cursing festival".
02 March 2010 [15:43]

Nuclear bunker up for eBay auction

A Royal Observer Corps nuclear bunker has attracted a bid of £19,500 on eBay.
02 March 2010 [13:12]

"Rubber man" could be the world's bendiest man - PHOTO

He can wrap his ankles behind his head, wind his arms behind his back and wiggle his way through a tennis racket.
02 March 2010 [10:57]

Wedding elephant destroys 20 limos in 15-hour rampage

An elephant hired for a Hindu wedding in India caused more than £200,000 damage after trying to reach an in-heat female.
01 March 2010 [14:32]

Wonder Twins, aged 9, head for high school

Two nine-year-olds known as the Wonder Twins for their precocious minds and record-beating exam results will become the youngest pupils admitted to a British secondary school.
01 March 2010 [12:39]

5,200 Australians bare all for photo shoot

About 5,200 naked people have embraced each other on the steps of Sydney's iconic Opera House for a photo shoot by Spencer Tunick.
01 March 2010 [09:35]

Vancouver Winter Olympics ended

28 February 2010 [15:50]

Britain's most embarrassing names revealed in new survey

If you ever disliked your own name, this is sure to make you feel better. Britain's worst names have been revealed in a new survey which has disclosed both the embarrassing and plain weird names.
28 February 2010 [13:55]

It’s a Plane… It’s a Bird… It’s a Levitating Senior Citizen! - PHOTO

According to historical records, the wheelchair first made an appearance during the 6th century. Fast forward 15 centuries and behold the next step in wheelchair evolution: LEVITATION!
28 February 2010 [13:24]

Terrifying animals made from car tyres - PHOTOS

Seeing a Jaguar with tyres is nothing special – but a jaguar made out of tyres is a little different.
27 February 2010 [15:23]

Baby born in traffic jam

A Pakistani woman gave birth to a baby girl in an auto-rickshaw stuck in a traffic jam when police closed roads to let President Asif Ali Zardari's motorcade drive by.
27 February 2010 [15:15]

Boy survives rod ripping through 10 vital organs - PHOTOS

Skewered by a one-metre-long iron rod - boy of 12, Kalim Ali, miraculously survives.
27 February 2010 [11:26]

Flooded town appears from the deep after 25 years later

A Venezuelan town that disappeared 25 years ago after it was deliberately flooded has re-emerged following a long drought.
27 February 2010 [10:51]

Breast implants save woman from point blank gunshot

If there was ever a question over the safety of breast implants then this will prove critics wrong, as a woman's silicone D cup's saved her life from gunshot.
26 February 2010 [15:43]

Skulls reveal secrets of giant plant eater - PHOTOS

Abydosaurus was a type of sauropod, a group of huge plant-eating dinosaurs which had light skulls because their head was at the end of a long neck.
26 February 2010 [10:22]

Giant egg laid by Ipswich hen - PHOTO

That must have been painful - a hen has laid an egg four times the size of a normal egg, its owner said yesterday.
26 February 2010 [09:05]

Man with 'world's longest hair', dies in Vietnam - PHOTO

A man who may have had the longest hair in the world has died at his home in Vietnam, it has been reported.
25 February 2010 [18:43]

Woman guilty of selling children in exchange for cockatoo

A woman in America has admitted selling two children in her care in exchange for $175 and a pet cockatoo.
25 February 2010 [15:00]

Snow Place like home for Wisconsin man

A US man is attempting to get into the Guinness Book of World Records with a giant ice igloo.
25 February 2010 [14:06]

World's strongest boy breaks world record for air press-ups - PHOTOS

He's a five-year-old boy with a six-pack that would be the envy of a twenty-something body builder.
24 February 2010 [14:43]

Watch a movie and win 10 000 $ ?

A Bollywood filmmaker has issued a lucrative challenge to horror movie fans: a $10,000 reward for anyone who can watch his latest supernatural thriller, alone, in a cinema until the closing credits.
24 February 2010 [13:58]

New world's shortest man contender bids for record - PHOTO

The contest to be the official shortest man in the world is hotting up, as a man who is less than two feet tall heads to Europe hoping to claim the Guinness World Record.
24 February 2010 [12:13]

Man charged with drunk driving horse and lorry simultaneously - PHOTO

A Polish farmer could be facing jail after he caused a road accident by being drunk in charge of a horse and a lorry at the same time.
24 February 2010 [10:58]

Ever heard of squirrel fishing...? - PHOTOS

Most people prefer fishing for bass, catfish, and trout—but not the Japanese! Ever since 1997, Japanese men, women, and children have been fishing for squirrels as a fun and harmless pastime.
23 February 2010 [14:54]

Thousands give last rites to dead whale in Vietnam - PHOTO

Thousands of Vietnamese fishermen are giving a royal send-off to a 15-ton dead whale, gathering at a southern Vietnamese village to pay homage at a funeral for the creature they call "Your Excellency."