Weird & Interesting

Toilet paper restrictions imposed on schoolchildren in Spain in latest austerity cuts

Schoolchildren in Catalonia are the latest victims of austerity cuts with authorities instructing them to limit their use of lavatory paper in a bid to save money.

Man accidentally gives away life savings hidden away in donated suit

There's a cynical old saying that "no good deed goes unpunished." That adage has proved true for an elderly Illinois man who accidentally gave away his entire life savings when making a clothing donation to his local Goodwill.


Man Sues Couple He Took Hostage; Jesse Dimmick: Couple Broke Deal Not To Tell Police

Can there be no trust between a kidnapper and his hostages? A man who held a Kansas couple hostage in their home while fleeing from authorities is suing them, claiming that they broke an oral contract made when he promised them money in exchange f...

On Santa's Naughty list! Frosty the Snowman arrested for 'brawling with police' during Christmas parade

Who says 'Frosty the Snowman' has to be jolly? A man in a 'Frosty the Snowman' costume was arrested Saturday during the annual Christmas parade in Chestertown, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He's accused of scuffling with police and kicking at a pol...


Man rescued from quicksand in Utah after 8 hours

Utah authorities say they rescued a 25-year-old man who was stuck in a pool of quicksand for eight hours.

Woman purchases turkey with '07 expiration date

A Nashville woman was surprised to find that she had purchased a turkey from a local grocery store that had expired four years ago.


Groom hurls himself into river hours after marriage

C.J. SULLIVAN, ERIN CALABRESE and JEANE MACINTOSH New York Post 23.11.2011
Groom hurls himself into river hours after marriage

A Bronx groom hurled himself into the Harlem River over the weekend — just hours after exchanging marriage vows with his longtime love.

Police: Fake doc injected cement in woman's rear

A woman who wanted to work at a nightclub started searching for someone who could perform plastic surgery at a cheap price to give her a curvier body. Police say what she found was a woman posing as a doctor who filled her buttocks with cement, mi...


Thief Uses Crane to Lift Jeep off Lot

Michael Kaplan NBC Chicago 21.10.2011
Thief Uses Crane to Lift Jeep off Lot

A thief used a crane to literally lift a Jeep Wrangler off of a northern Indiana car lot Sunday.

Halloween Decoration Removed From Home After Being Called Racist

A Halloween display at a home in Brooklyn has been taken down after some called it a symbol of racism.


Couple Married 72 Years Dies Holding Hands

An Iowa couple who was married for 72 years died one hour apart last week in the hospital as they held hands.

Mexican clown convention holds 'laugh for peace'

About 300 professional clowns in Mexico say they hope their 15-minute non-stop laugh-a-thon will make a contribution to world peace.


Mark Your Calendars: End of World Coming Oct. 21, Camping Says

The radio preacher who predicted Judgment Day on May 21 has not backed down from his claims that the end of the world is near, despite the lack of a Rapture or world-devastating earthquakes leading up to the doomsday. In an announcement on his Fam...

Day off: Schoolchildren took advantage of Columbus Day to make the trip to New York

They have branded themselves the 99 per cent, camping out in New York's financial district to protest against corporate greed and financial inequality.But on the ground at the epicentre of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration, a closer look at som...


Lean times on the Thames: Big Ben slightly askew

SYLVIA HUI and RAPHAEL G. SATTER AP 11.10.2011
Lean times on the Thames: Big Ben slightly askew

Big Ben has a little bend. Experts say the neogothic clock tower - one of the world's most recognizable landmarks - is gently leaning to one side. Documents recently published by Britain's Parliament show that the top of its gilded spire is nearly...

Floods wash sharks into golf course lake

Lawyers aren't the only sharks hanging around the Carbrook Golf Club. The Australian course's water hazard poses a danger--to more than just your game.


Connecticut Prisoners Begin Protest Over 'Unfair' Porn Ban

A group of prisoners has begun a letter-writing campaign to protest what they see as an unfair ban on pornography inside the state’s correctional institutions.

Dutch trains substitute plastic bags for bathrooms

The Dutch national railway has an unusual solution for passengers who need the bathroom on a train line designed without them: plastic bags.


Hundreds of dirty diapers dumped along city streets

People in Lake Mary, an Orlando suburb, say someone has been throwing hundreds of dirty diapers along their streets for months, possibly years.

Boss held contest on which employee would be fired next

The owner of an Iowa convenience store chain has been called "the boss from hell" by a former worker who claims he offered prize money to employees who predicted which of their colleagues would be fired next.



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