Weird & Interesting

Burglars snort man's ashes, thought it was cocaine

Burglars snorted the cremated remains of a man and two dogs in the mistaken belief that they had stolen illegal drugs, Florida sheriff's deputies said on Wednesday.

Scientists fight bugs with poo

Kate Kelland Reuters 19.01.2011
Scientists fight bugs with poo

Once a year, every year, Professor Thomas Borody receives a single-stem rose from one of his most grateful patients. She is, he says, thanking him for restoring her bowel flora.

Woman's candy egg seized at border

Yahoo! News Canada 11.01.2011
Woman's candy egg seized at border

A cross-border kerfuffle over a popular chocolate treat nearly cost a Winnipeg woman a $300 fine and saddled her with a bureaucratic headache.

Italian man shot in head sneezes out bullet and lives

An Italian man has astonished doctors by sneezing a bullet out through his nose after being shot in the head.

84-year-old Yuanfan got the horn two years ago and it hasn't gone down since

When you think about horned creatures, a few come to mind instantly: rhinos, bulls, unicorns, the devil. Amazingly, humans are part of that group more often than you might think.

Elderly Swedes bloodied in snow shovel brawl

Two elderly men beat each other bloody with snow shovels during a fight in a residential neighbourhood in Jönköping in southern central Sweden.

Teen in a Coma After Accident, Cited for Jaywalking

LAS VEGAS -- A 13-year-old girl is recovering after being hit by a car. The accident happened Tuesday afternoon and the girl's mother says she is in a medically induced coma. But while at the hospital, her mother was given a ticket because her dau...

Vulture tagged by Israeli scientists flies into Saudi Arabia ... and is arrested for being a spy

A vulture tagged by scientists at Tel Aviv University has strayed into Saudi Arabian territory, where it was promptly arrested on suspicion of being a Mossad spy, Israeli and Saudi media reported yesterday.

Stealing the Dead: Mortuary Van Jacked With Corpse Inside

A South Florida woman is being considered a theft deterrent from the grave. A would-be robber apparently ditched plans to steal a van after discovering a dead body was inside, reports

First picture: World's heaviest man is mobile again after losing an incredible 20 stone through gastric bypass surgery

This is the first picture of Paul Mason after he lost an incredible 20 STONE in just a year.Mr Mason, 49, weighed about 60st before undergoing life-saving gastric bypass surgery.Now he has celebrated his success by making a rare trip from his home...

Man is 'world's oldest dad at 94'

RHODRI PHILLIPS The Sun 29.12.2010
Man is 'world's oldest dad at 94'

A 94-YEAR-OLD Indian farmer is claiming to be the world's oldest dad. Ramajit Raghav claims his wife Shakuntala, 59, gave birth to their son Karamjit just last month.

Wim Hof of the Netherlands

A 51-year-old Dutchman took a dip in some ice water in Hong Kong Wednesday to raise awareness for climate change and promote his plans to break a world record.

Stuffed! The 30,000-calorie Christmas feast eaten by the world's fattest mum in ONE two-hour sitting

A New Jersey woman who hopes to become the fattest woman in the world got 30,000 calories closer to her 1,000lb goal with a festive feast that could have fed dozens of revellers.

Boy, 13, Busted For Illegal Marker Possession; Oklahoma City math teacher in citizen's arrest of student

A 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday for using a permanent marker while in class at his Oklahoma City middle school, a violation of an obscure city ordinance.

Dog in Germany gives birth to 17 puppies

A dog in Germany has given birth to 17 puppies, leaving their owner thrilled but fatigued after having to feed them with a bottle for several weeks because their mother couldn't cope with the demand.

UAE hotel erects 11-million-dollar Christmas tree

Christmas came in extravagant fashion to the Muslim desert emirate of Abu Dhabi as a glitzy hotel unveiled a bejewelled Christmas tree valued at more than 11 million dollars on Wednesday.

Mailman arrested for delivering mail nude

A Wisconsin postal carrier says he simply wanted to cheer up a woman on his mail rounds who seemed “stressed out.” But, upon further review, the postal worker says delivering the mail in the nude probably wasn’t such a good idea.

Dead Squirrel Tossed In Drive-Thru Window

While all sorts of stuff has been thrown by enraged motorists through the drive-thru window, it wasn’t until last week that someone got arrested for heaving a dead squirrel at a fast food worker.

Woman Who Gave Birth At 66 Wants Second Child

A 72-year-old woman who had a daughter when she was 66 is planning to have a second child, Spanish media reported Sunday.

Man set up bomb making factory after the film '2012' convinced him the world was about to end

A man who watched the Hollywood disaster movie ‘2012’ was so afraid the world was about to end he set up a bomb making factory to protect his family.

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