Weird & Interesting

Man finds $45,000 in newly-bought home, returns cash to former owners

He hit the mother lode, but not once did Josh Ferrin even think of laying claim on the more than $45,000 cash that he found in his garage. In fact, he gave it all back. "You can't make plans for money like this that's found in a situation like thi...

CDC Warns Public to Prepare for 'Zombie Apocalypse'

Joshua Rhett Miller FOX News 19.05.2011
CDC Warns Public to Prepare for 'Zombie Apocalypse'

Are you prepared for the impending zombie invasion? That's the question posed by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention in a Monday blog posting gruesomely titled, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse." And while it's no joke, CDC officia...

Facebook-Loving Couple Names Baby "Like"

Sajid Farooq NBC Bay Area 17.05.2011
Facebook-Loving Couple Names Baby "Like"

Think you like Facebook? Think again. An Israeli couple likes Facebook so much that they named their newborn daughter "Like." You know as in the like icon on the popular Palo Alto-based social-networking site.

Bizarre internet craze 'planking' claims its first victim after man plunges from balcony to his death

An Australian man has plunged to his death after taking part in a new internet craze known as 'planking'.Acton Beale, 20, fell from the balcony of a block of flats in Brisbane, Queensland, after he tried to 'plank' on some railing.

Two middle schoolers suspended for 'obscene gesture' - breaking wind

Two Canal Winchester Middle School students were booted off the school bus last week for, well, passing gas. James Nichols and Kristine Kuzora are upset that their son's flatulence was designated as an obscene gesture by school officials.

Cannibal arrested after his 'dinner' called cops

A CANNIBAL has been arrested after his "dinner guest" changed his mind and called the cops. The would-be victim from Switzerland answered an internet advert from the 43-year-old man seeking someone who would agree to be killed, cooked and eaten.

Homeless Chicago Man Donates Thousands to Down-On-Her-Luck Banker

A year ago, everything was going right for a woman we'll call Sandy. She had a good job at a bank in the suburbs. She and her 10-year-old son had a safe home. But then the world came crashing down around the 39-year-old. She lost her job. She lost...

Fun City: Crazed Naked Guy Terrorizes New York City Subway Passengers

A crazed naked man seen menacing New York City subway passengers on a scary new viral video was handcuffed and transported to a Bronx hospital last week, but not charged in connection with the bizarre incident, according to police.

82-Year-Old Dies In Attempt To Be Oldest To Climb Everest

An 82-year-old former Nepalese foreign minister has died in his attempt to become the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, a government official said Monday.

Man breaks into house to use toilet, flees with pants down, falls down stairs, dies

A homeless man was dead after a woman discovered him inside her Fayetteville apartment, which was in a house that had been broken up into several apartments. Fayetteville police said John Standridge entered the woman's apartment to use the bathroom.

Man airlifted after fight with cat

VANESA BRASHIER Your Cleveland News 10.05.2011
Man airlifted after fight with cat

A Cleveland man was attacked by a housecat Friday afternoon and the man's injuries are so severe that he had to be taken by air ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

California Town To Keep Street Lights On 24/7 To Deter Copper Thieves

There is now a shocking new strategy to fight copper crime. Street lights are now staying on 24-hours a day in one Sacramento neighborhood and the city is banking on live wires to keep criminals away. But during the day, it just seems like a waste.

Bin Laden T-shirt seller, 23, makes $120k in two days

The rush for merchandise celebrating the killing of Osama Bin Laden has seen one young entrepreneur make $120,000 in less than two days.

Albinos in Tanzania murdered or raped as AIDS "cure"

Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala Yahoo! News 06.05.2011
Albinos in Tanzania murdered or raped as AIDS "cure"

Hundreds of albinos are thought to have been killed for black magic purposes in Tanzania and albino girls are being raped because of a belief they offer a cure for AIDS, a Canadian rights group said on Thursday.

Man calls 911 after being shortchanged in crack deal

Ray Rivera, Cameron Easley Live5news 05.05.2011
Man calls 911 after being shortchanged in crack deal

Police arrested a 41-year-old man last week after he called 911 and told officers that he was not given the correct change after buying crack cocaine from a drug dealer.

Drunk Man At JFK Airport Tells Ticket Agent 'I Am Bin Laden And I Have A Bomb'

Dawdling JFK Airport security waited 40 minutes before calling cops after a man told a ticket agent that he was Usama bin Laden and was carrying a bomb, furious law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

Hong Kong man, 81, fights off gang of eight teenage muggers

An 81-year-old man fought off a gang of eight teenage muggers who tried to rob him in a Hong Kong underpass, a news report said Monday.

Man Celebrates News of Bin Laden's Death by Shaving 10 Years' Worth of Beard Growth

EPHRATA, Wash. – Ephrata Middle School teacher Gary Weddle vowed on September 11, 2001 to stop shaving until Osama bin Laden was caught.

Miracle: RJ, far left, survived after being sucked into the Tornado

He is the boy who got sucked up into a tornado – and lived to tell the tale. Eight-year-old Reginald Epps Jr was picked up off his feet and pulled into the swirling darkness when one of the Alabama twisters tore through his home. As his family cow...

Turkey: 138 Words Banned from the Internet (so we added some pictures here...)

The Turkish Telecommunication Communication Presidency banned 138 words and terms from the internet. Several words on the list of "banned words" are part of everyday life, e.g. the words Adrianne, Animal, Hayvan ('Animal'), Baldiz (sister-in-law')...

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