Weird & Interesting

'Deer with wings' causes power outage

Seattle Post-Intelligencer 18.06.2011
'Deer with wings' causes power outage

A Montana resident says an energy company has identified the cause of a brief power outage as "deer with wings."

911 Dispatcher Took Call For Son's Drowning

A 911 dispatcher handled a call for a water rescue at a state park — only to learn later that the drowning victim was her son.

Did you hear the one about the stolen front lawn?

Ryan Cormier Edmonton Journal 15.06.2011
Did you hear the one about the stolen front lawn?

Denise Thompson had a beautiful front lawn, thick and green. It was where her four children and two dogs played, and where she drank coffee on sunny mornings. Then someone stole it. They didn’t even leave a note.

Tour Bus Operator Stashes Extra Passengers In Luggage Compartment

When a tour bus operator found he had more passengers than seats, he put six people in the luggage compartment with mattresses and pillows.

School district turns lawn care over to sheep

A central Pennsylvania school has a woolly plan to keep its grass neatly trimmed.

Police: Man faked brain injury to get diaper changed

DAN O’BRIEN Union Leader 10.06.2011
Police: Man faked brain injury to get diaper changed

A 23-year-old man pretended he suffered from a brain injury so an unsuspecting in-home nurse would change his adult diaper, police said.

Man with dead weasel accused of assault

Police say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into an apartment and assaulted a man in Washington state.

Two die in bizarre crash involving bear

A young Ottawa woman and her friend were killed Monday night in a bizarre collision involving two vehicles and a bear on Highway 148 in the Pontiac.

Police: Man's ear bitten off, swallowed in fight

Not even Mike Tyson went so far. St. Petersburg Police say a fight between two men culminated with one biting - and then swallowing - the other's ear.

Oregon woman develops foreign accent after surgery

Karen Butler has a British-sounding accent, but she's never been to Europe. She woke up from dental surgery one day talking funny. A year and a half later her "foreign" accent remains, and her story has traveled around the world.

Barber is accused of biting customer's ear in half after complaint about slow haircut

A Trenton barber was arrested Thursday afternoon after allegedly biting a customer’s ear in half following a dispute over how long a haircut was taking, police said.

Chinese teen sells kidney to buy iPad2

A teenager in Huaishan, Anhui Province has sold one of his kidneys to buy an iPad2 tablet computer, as reported by SZTV on June 1.

Bangladeshi Woman Takes Attacker's Penis To Police

A 40-year-old Bangladeshi woman cut off a man's penis during an alleged attempted rape and took it to a police station as evidence, police in a remote part of the country said Monday.

Aspiring rap singer John Powell, 25

A 22-year-old woman allegedly killed an aspiring rap singer with a single punch for a $5 party bet. Tiffany Startz is accused of killing John 'Fatboy' Powell with a single blow to the face and has been told she has to stand trial. The 25-year-old ...

Compressed air turns NZ trucker into human balloon

A New Zealand truck driver said he blew up like a balloon when he fell onto the fitting of a compressed air hose that pierced his buttock and forced air into his body at 100 pounds a square inch.

Doomsday preacher sets new date for Judgment Day

Joe Kovacs WorldNetDaily 24.05.2011
Doomsday preacher sets new date for Judgment Day

All warnings of the end of the world have apparently been "raptured" off the homepage of a doomsday preacher who wrongly predicted the return of Jesus over the weekend, and made a new prediction tonight that the end would now come on Oct. 21 of th...

Prescribing Jesus Gets Doctor Censured

A Christian doctor in England has been threatened with an official warning from his professional body for discussing Jesus with a patient, The (London) Sunday Times reported.

Man in coma after 'planking' on moving car

A YOUNG man is in an induced coma with serious head injuries after being thrown from a car during a suspected planking accident in northern NSW.

German insurer Munich Re held orgy for salesmen

Stephen Evans BBC News 20.05.2011
German insurer Munich Re held orgy for salesmen

One of the biggest insurance companies in the world held a party for salesmen where they were rewarded with the services of prostitutes.

The End of the World As We Know It? Prediction of Saturday 'Rapture' is Fuel for Faithful, Doubters

For some, it's Judgment Day. For others, it's party time. A loosely organized Christian movement has spread the word around the globe that Jesus Christ will return to earth on Saturday to gather the faithful into heaven. While the Christian mainst...

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