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A Chirstmas-minded chocolatier has hit upon an unusual festive hit… chocolate-coated Brussels sprouts. (The Sun)

Sea creatures including worm larva, plankton and a paddle worm helgolandica have been used by boffins at Plymouth University to create a bizarre Christmas card. (Daily Mail)

A TV weatherman stormed off the set after being asked to do an interview and give the forecast. (Daily Mail)

News reports in North Korea are claiming that nature is "mourning" the death of Kim Jong Il through  "strange natural phenomena" such as cracking ice, glowing mountains and glorious sunsets. (HuffPost)

Siku is an orphaned polar bear cub which has become an online hit after being ridiculously adorable in a YouTube video. (Mirror) (YouTube)

The Filipino air hostesses who perform safety demos to music for YouTube hi-jinx are at it again, this time to a festive Mariah Carey number. (Daily Mail)

A Dutch football game came to an abrupt end when a manager ordered his team off the pitch after a goalie was shown a red card for defending himself against a thug who ran on the pitch. (Daily Mail)

WNWDW: Santa pulled man from burning car

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A man dressed as Santa has save a driver's life after coming across a burning car while wearing his full festive costume. (ABC News)

Hancock became HanC**k and Arsenal became A***nal on a TV guide when an overzealous worker censored non-offensive TV titles. (The Sun)

Police in France are on the hunt for a man who has made a series of raids on bakeries in Paris suburbs to steal croissants. (Telegraph)

We're fans of the news blooper, and KTLA 5 they seem happy enough to embrace the gaffe -- like when an audio error meant viewer heard a host ordering a coffee. (YouTube)

A pair of crooks in Wisconsin accidentally called 911 during their getaway… by butt-dialling the cops as they sat down. (ABC News)

It's probably not the sort of birth she was hoping for, but a US woman has had a baby in a truck, during a snow storm. (HuffPost)

Frankincense could become a thing of the past after ecologists warned that trees producing the festive incense could soon be wiped out. (Telegraph)

vatican.xxx has been snapped up by an unknown buyer, meaning that the Pope could soon be left red-faced by pornographic content which looks like it could come from The Vatican. (Reuters)

Ever wondered why something you bought online doesn't work? YouTube might have the answer if this video of a FedEx guy throwing a computer monitor is anything to go by. (YouTube)


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Worried boy writes to builder about concerns his chimney isn't big enough to fit Father Christmas. A new one gets built adhering to results of Santa calculations. It's a Christmas PR miracle. (Telegraph)

A woman who swallowed a pen 25 years ago has just had an operation to have it removed… and it still works! Can anyone write 'Yuck' (Daily Mail)

YouTube have revealed a list of of most watched videos in the UK in 2011 --  all hail the talking and hungry dog. (BBC)

Apparently attempting to prove that all the useful inventions have already been invented, a Japanese boffin has created a nose-mounted LED which lights up when you breathe. (HuffPost)

A video of a cat stroking crying baby and sending him to sleep has become a web hit… and made us wonder whether our cat is a suitable babysitter. (Daily Mail)

Dutch TV presenters with cannibalistic tendencies have caused a stir by eating part of each others cooked flesh on TV. (Mirror)

If you are going to score an own goal, it may as well be a corker. That seems to have been the logic adopted by the Hong Kong footballer who scored this spectacular own goal. (Telegraph)

They say the bigger they are the harder they fall, and that certainly seem to be the case with Britain’s biggest dog who broke his toe while out on a walk. (Daily Mail)

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Rebels who took control of Colonel Gaddafi's compound say they have found an odd photo album the Libyan leader kept with pictures of Condoleezza Rice. (Daily Mail)
 
Free-running has always looked dangerous enough to us, and that's when you're just leaping around on stationary objects. Combine it with speeding trains and that just stupid. We can't believe this guy is still alive. (ABC News) (YouTube)
 
A strange phenomena which is being described as a 'bubble cloud' has been reported over the skies of Beijing. (CBS) (YouTube)

A dash cam on a police car in Oklahoma City has recorded the moment an alleged drunk driver drove onto the wrong side of the road and ploughed straight into the deputy's squad car head-on. (ABC Local) (YouTube)

A loyal dog who refused to leave the side of his fallen Navy SEAL master in an emotional funeral will now go to a good home. Hawkeye, a Labrador retriever -- who sat by the coffin of his master Petty Officer Jon Tumilson last week -- will be staying with Scott Nichols, who had previously looked after him. (Daily Mail)

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She was covering a story about staff getting paid extra for being able to speak multiple languages, so it's a same NBC 5 news journalist Susy Solis wasn't even able to get through her report in English. (YouTube)

In the past we've seen the lengths people will go to to snag themselves a foul ball - whether that means dropping your child, or fighting someone else's - but this baby was less bothered at a recent Giants game, he threw it back. (NBC Sports)

NASA has activated a humanoid robot which was recently launched into orbit. Robonaut will initially be operated inside a laboratory on the on International Space Station. (Asylum)

Something tells us Philippe Senderos is going to get a bit of stick for this. The Fulham defender was discussing the tackling skills of Joey Barton when he uttered the line: "He's going to come strong in the tackle and come in your face." (SportsGrid) (YouTube)

A Dutch football fan was not happy when the referee gave his team six yellow card and they lost a recent game - so he tried to run over the official with his mobility scooter. (NBC Sports) (YouTube)

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First of all we want to assure you the TV sports presenter in question is not Gary Lineker. A Costa Rican TV soccer reporter surprised a footballer she was interviewing by lowering her jeans and asking him to autograph her arse. (NBC) (YouTube)

A 12-year-old girl has left police in the US red-faced - by using the knowledge she gained during a forensics class to solve the burglary of her great-grandmother before they were able to. (WSBTV)

We've seen plenty of swear words sneak their way into the media, normally it's tongue-tied news presenters who make the error… but something tell us this one - shouted at a news reporter live on TV - was very much intended. (YouTube)

Everyone is familiar with how monster truck shows work, the big-wheels trucks drive over normal-sized vehicle as petrol-heads cheer. Or that's what's meant to happen, this monster truck got stuck trying to take on a fire engine. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

A bungling crook who tried to steal a TV from the garden of a US bar left empty-handed after falling over as he climbed up to a shelf to swipe it and dropped it on himself. (All Voices) (YouTube)

It's meant to be the referee and officials who dole out the punishment during a football match, but this game in Uruguay saw a player slap a referee's assistant across the face. (The Sun) (YouTube)

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An ABC News presenter suffered a green screen fail when the colour of her short meant that she appeared as a floating head. (Examiner)

A US trucker who had his penis amputated during a circumcision when doctors found life-threatening cancer says it was done without his consent. (BBC)

A German golfer who was so determined to repay a debt of a drink - which he lost in a wager - he spent five years and thousands of pounds tracking down the man he owed the pint. (Telegraph)

At Newslite we have a strange relationship with baseball, while we couldn't really care less about the sport, it does throw up a surprising amount of off-beat occurrences and for that reason we are fascinated… what other sport give you things like this off-the-head catch? (CBS) (YouTube)

After watching this clip we guarantee you will want to deal with telemarketers like this guy who answered as though he was from 911. (Thedailywh.at)

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Players and fans at a Mexican first division football match were forced to run for cover when a gun battle started just outside the stadium in Torreon. (Telegraph) (YouTube)

With a lot of practice and some beige knitwear this little kid could become the American Paul Yarrow - just look at how he trolls the CNN coverage of Kim Kardashian's wedding. (YouTube)

It was meant to be an event to promote international relations but a recent match between a US and Chinese basketball team recently erupted in a brawl. (Mirror)  (YouTube)

Tightrope daredevil Freddy Nock has scaled a two inch thick cable to the top of the 10,000ft high Zugspitze mountain in Germany, with neither a balancing pole or a security harness. (Telegraph) (YouTube)

Police in China have recruited a team of monkey statues to help them stop drivers from speeding. The monkeys have been issued high-vis vests and situated at the side of the road. (Metro)

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We're not going to lie to you, there isn't too much to this other than a cute photo of a cat and baby deer snuggling up and having a snooze together. (Metro)

We thought the story about French actor Gerard Depardieu peeing on a plane was pretty amusing, but apparently not as much as CNN presenter Anderson Cooper, who couldn't stop laughing as he worked his way through a pun-filled report. (VVV) (YouTube)

A man is apparently causing a stir in Mexico after claiming he discovered a fairy, which he's now charging people to look at. 3,000 people are said to have visited wanting to see the creature… which looks suspiciously like a plastic model to us. (LAHT) (YouTube)

TV viewers claim to have seen a UFO flying behind MP Tom Watson as he was interviewed on Channel 4. But is this an alien invasion… or a bird. (Asylum)

It was an odd broadcast from Fox 5 News, not only were TV news presenters were left in the dark when there was a power failure during a live sow - but they were reporting on an odd story about a couple getting married on a bridge. (YouTube)

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Sir Bobby Charlton is a footballing legend, he won the World Cup and is a hero to Manchester United fans around the world… but did you know he's also a rather impressive public dancer. (The Sun) (YouTube)

News reporter Shepard Smith was left red-faced after making a rude blunder on live TV -- rather than say 'top cop' the Fox News anchor said "top cock". (Asylum)

A Chinese TV news reporter has become a bit of a online sensation after covering his microphone with a condom to keep it dry as he reported on a typhoon. (Metro) (YouTube)

When we were younger and imagining the sort of flying car we'd be driving/flying by the year 2011, we didn't think it would look anything like this… then again we didn't think we'd still be relying on DIY Russian vehicles. (Daily Mail)

A two-legged robot called MABEL which was created by boffins at the University of Michigan has become the world's fastest… after reaching 6.8mph. (Daily Mail)



WNWDW: Street named after Justin Bieber

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When 11-year-old Caroline Gonzalez became "mayor for a day" in Forney, Texas, she knew exactly what she wanted to use her new-found powers to do… name a street after Justin Bieber. (E! Online)

What's a suitable birthday present for your ex-wife? Well, if you are anything like Canadian mayor Dany Lariviere - and you've had a bitter public divorce - how about a 20-tonne spray-painted boulder? (Asylum)

After hearing about Otis the skydiving pug, we're beginning to think the average dog is braver and lives a more exciting life than us. (Metro)

A US woman called 911 to tell police that a burglar had stolen the remote control to her TV and nothing else. She said it wasn't possible she'd misplaced it and that someone had taken it. Officers found it. (WLFI)

A raver at the Big Chill festival has become an online sensation after throwing more shapes than salsa-dancing dog or a young boy in a Mircosoft store. Oh how we love public dancing. (The Sun)

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Workers at a US technology firm were devastated when they heard they were losing their jobs as part of lay-offs, but it was short-lived… because they won $7 million on the lottery the next day. (Todays THV)

As any parent will tell you, babies and young children will copy anything they see… which is why we think there should be more videos like this one of a baby copying Freddie Mercury, thank you very much internet. (Asylum)

An 11-year-old German boy alarmed police by calling to tell them he was being made to do 'forced labour' - but when officers arrived at the address he gave, they discovered his mom had just told him to tidy up his toys. (Yahoo)

A young boy who made an almost impossible $50,000 prize ice hockey shot may not get the money, because his identical twin brother had meant to be hitting the puck (The Star) (YouTube)

Parts of New Zealand have seen snow for the first time in 80 years. Meteorologists say the last time snow fell in Auckland city centre was in the 1930s. (China Daily)

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Sometimes it can be hard to find what you're looking for in the supermarket -- like if you're looking for real-life invisible man Liu Bolin who photographs himself camouflaged against different backgrounds. (Yahoo)

A language student who was struggling to get her tongue around Korean words and phrases has had it surgically lengthened to help her pronounce certain crucial sounds in the Korean alphabet. (Daily Mail)

Rupert Primelmoser was giving his daughter a driving lesson when she accidentally drove off the road and into a river which promptly swept them 150 yards downstream. Oops. (9 News)

A baseball fan and father has made an impressive one-handed foul ball catch while holding his baby in the other. All the more impressive is that he apparentlty attempted this while sitting next to his wife. (Yahoo) (YouTube)

Have you ever wondered whether a video of a cute kitten watching a video of another cute kitten could somehow cause the internet to break? We have… turns out we were wrong, you just get another cute cate video. (CBS News) (YouTube)

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NBC17 weatherman Wes Hohenstein was trying to look professional, he didn't want to be seen swatting away a bug as he delivered his report on live TV so he didn't… but he probably didn't want to be seen swallowing a bug either. (NBC17)

A Chinese tightrope walker lost he footing as he tried to walk along a high-wire 100m above the ground and suspended between two hot air balloons -- luckily he was able to cling onto the 15m-long steel wire (Sky News) (YouTube)

The seven-year-old son of TV adventurer Bear Grylls has saved a girl from drowning after she fell into a river. (Daily Mail)

How's your driving, or more specifically your parking? Personally we look for a space the size of a small country before attempting a parallel parking manoeuvre, but Ronny Wechselberger doesn't he's set the world record for squeezing into a space just 26cm bigger than his Volkswagen Polo. (Asylum)

Thirty quick-footed babies in the US have competed  in New York's third annual 'diaper derby' to find the fastest baby. (YouTube)

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The force is strong with this sushi chef… he's recreated characters from Star Wars as food, carving Yoda, R2D2 and Han Solo out of carrots, sweet potato and radish. (Metro)

A video of a cat rearing up on its hind legs and walking off camera has become an online hit after web users noticed it was reminiscent of Michael Jackson's dance routine to Thriller. (Asylum)

Always fancied going water-sking but can't be bothered to drag yourself off the sofa? Well this could be just what you need - a water-going retro 70s sofa. (Geekosystem) (YouTube)

Serbian tennis ace Bojana Jovanovski had an important game lined up in Carlsbad, California as part of the WTA San Diego Open… shame she flew to Carlsbad, New Mexico instead. (Yahoo)

This video looks kind of old to us, but it's currently doing the rounds online and given our penchant for on-air TV news bloopers, who are we to argue. (The Daily What)  (YouTube)

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A video of a woman whose head has been "replaced" by four Apple iPads wandering around New York has become a hit online. (The Sun) (YouTube)

We can understand the urge to reach for a camera when you find yourself in the middle of a storm - we love freak weather too -- but you have to be careful not to get a little too close to the action. (YouTube)

When a Russian reporter asked Justin Timberlake “why movies?” at a press junket for Friends With Benefits, co-star Mila Kunis (who moved to California from Ukraine) jumped in and verbally slapped the reporter down. (Daily What) (YouTube)

While there's probably no-one in the UK who doesn't know about Pippa 'the arse' Middleton it appears she's not as well known in the US, a recent poll found two-thirds don't know who she is, but 2% think she's an adult-film star. (Guardian)

Manchester City footballer Mario Balotelli is said to have been on the end of a 'training ground prank' which has ruined his £150,000 Maserati sports car - pals hid kippers in the car for two weeks, meaning it now stinks of fish. (Asylum)

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Climber and BASE jumper Toby Benham prefers to go by the name Lucky Chance, and we can see why -- he recently suffered a parachute fail as he jumped off a 590ft ‘Death Swing', but survived without a scratch. (Climber) (Vimeo)

We know a thing or two about sporting brawls, but this one which broke out at a junior basketball game between Bahrain and Kuwait had it all, fists, kicks… basketball shoes being brandished as weapons. (Washington Post) (YouTube)

A pilot had a lucky escape when his F-16 fighter plunged nose-first into the ground after running off the runway at an air-show. (Fox 11) (YouTube)

We have absolutely no interest in news surrounding the sacking of the Melbourne Demons' AFL coach Dean Bailey -- but that didn't stop us enjoying this link from Channel Seven News… "Amy Parks now joins us from AAMI Park." (Nine MSN) (YouTube)

A group of British troops in Afghanistan have recorded a video of themselves performing a mime of Glee's "Don't Stop Believin". (Asylum)

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A video of a bizarre meal called 'dancing squid' being served in Japan has (unsurprisingly) become an online hit and officially freaks us out. (The Sun) (YouTube)

Leanne Suter is not a war reporter, but the ABC7 journalist was recently shot during a live TV report. Admittedly only by a BB gun shot at her hand, and most viewers wouldn't have noticed, but that's still getting shot, right? (ABC Local) (YouTube) (YouTube)

A group of women who are hoping to see Vladimir Putin win a 2012 presidential vote in Russia have held a bikini carwash to support him… which wouldn't really be worth mentioning if it wasn't for this awkward TV moment it prompted. (Nerve) (YouTube)

The baseball foul ball is possibly the best thing about the sport… especially when things like this happen and it hits a fan in the face. (NBC Sport) (YouTube)

Wu Zhilong wants to be entered into the Guinness World Records after pulling a car weighted down by 12 people by sticking a metal bowl-like object to his belly. (Telegraph) (YouTube)

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A pair of women from Bulgaria claim they've found a series of hidden cameras in the apartment they are renting in Florida. (CFNews 13)(YouTube)

Drivers in Australia got a shock recently, when a 1.5m crocodile was seen slithering out of a drain and onto the main street of a town. (Yahoo)(YouTube)

Professional sportsmen are generally macho types who don't like to show any weakness -- shame then that Logan Morrison of the Florida Marlins responded like this when he saw a Praying Mantis. (YouTube)

A plumber has built the world's longest motorbike which measures 72ft long and can seat 25 people… as long as they don't mind not going around corners. (Daily Mail)

By day, Roger Hayhurst is a 19-year-old gardener, but by night he's a real-life superhero known as the Knight Warrior… at least to himself. (The Sun)

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Princess, an eight-week-old kitten has survived after being stuck in a washing machine cycle for almosts an hour. (BBC)

343 hot air balloons have takes off at the Lorraine Mondial international hot air balloon festival in France making an amazing sight, and setting a new world record in the process. (Telegraph)

This mascot got what he deserved after cheating two little kids out of winning a game of musical chairs - the lads kicked him in the groin. Making the story even better, it was "Blue Balls" night. (Business Insider) (YouTube)

A TV reporter was attacked live air while covering animal cruelty case involving a naked man and an Iguana. (MyFox) (YouTube)

A Chinese teenager has somehow survived having a sword impaled in his skull. We barely survived looking at the photos and X-ray. (Asylum)

It's never good to prang your car. But it must be even worse when you do so into a Mercedes, a Porsche, a Ferrari and an Aston Martin all at the same time. (Daily Mail)

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We've seen what happens when a kitten takes on a tennis ball and now it's time see a puppy tackle a pine cone… now will someone hurry up and add an appropriately dramatic soundtrack. (YouTube)

Given the speed at which the man in the background of this live news broadcast disappears, we think it's safe to say he didn't mean to be there. Either that or someone had tied a bungee rope to him. (YouTube)

A 19-year-old female worker at a  US convenience store has fought off a would-be robber despite the man using a stun gun on her. (ABC) (YouTube)

A 56-year-old woman was forced to spend a night stuck in her car as it teetered on the face of a Cornish cliff after she lost control of her car. She was spotted by a jogger the following morning. (Guardian) (YouTube)

A video of two culture shocked Brits wandering around a Wal-Mart store in LA while being horrified and impressed by products in equal measure has become an online hit. (Asylum)


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A reporter who knocked on the door of woman who was said to have locked her baby in a car on a hot day was shown the family do know how to cool down… when she had water thrown on her. (Guyism) (YouTube)

A man riding a mobility scooter has had a lucky escape after surviving being hit by a train doing 100mph as he drove over a level crossing. (Asylum)

Swiss daredevil Ueli Steck has set a new record by climbing the north face of the Grandes Jorasses - part of Mont Blanc - in just 2hr 21 min… with just an ice axe. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

A magician/prankster has filmed himself being served spontaneously burning burgers at fast-food joints in the US. And while the burning burger prank impresses us… we bet it scares McDonald's lawyers (YouTube)

So this video is from way back in 2009, but if there's something you are considering quitting, this message is as valid as this video is cute. (YouTube)

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It's happened before and it will happen again, but we still can't imagine how much of a shock it must be to see a 'corpse' wake up and start screaming. (Telegraph)

Strong winds in Australia have became so extreme recently that a waterfall has been recorded flowing upwards. (Asylum)

We kind of feel sorry for England's 12th man Tom Hampton. You don't expect to find an open bucket of paint in the middle of the field at Lords, but he did… quite emphatically. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

For many men, the idea of getting married is a scary one and they are not sure they are ready for the commitment… in the case of this seven-year-old boy we think he's right. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

If like us you've ever thought getting into yoga poses looked a bit too much like hard work, imagine how difficult it would be while balancing on a paddleboard in the middle of a lake. (Fox 11) (YouTube)

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When people in a Chinese village discovered a weird-looking creature with a bald head, bug-eyes and a scrawny body, some thought it was an alien… turns out it was a malnourished monkey. (The Sun)

What makes men pull these faces? No not that. Diving. A sports photographer has focused on the gurning faces of divers at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai. (Telegraph)

A "Keep off the grass" sign has been installed on a tiny patch of turf in London, despite the fact it's almost too small to do anything on it. (ThisIsLondon)

We don't care if Whale Sharks are ilter feeders which eat plankton, we'd still have been bricking it if we'd been as close as this diver to being swallowed by one. (Daily Mail)

A grizzly bear which had his head stuck in a jar for up to three weeks has finally been rescued after it was tranquillised and the plastic jar removed. (Daily Mail)

What's under your bed? Actually don't answer that, instead just marvel at what was discovered under the bed of a pensioner in Guatemala… a 40ft deep sinkhole. (Metro)

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It may not have the same appeal as Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster, but the chupacabra 'goat sucker' has for years been the thing of legend - now a Texas teenager says he's shot and killed one. (Fox News) (YouTube)

We're beginning to think that animals spend more time in swimming pools than humans do. This time a horse had to be rescued from a pool in Florida. (MyFox)

Police in Texas say they are on the look for someone who stole what they probably thought was a normal camera, but actually took a radioactive camera device which is used to detect leaks in pipes and has Iridium 192, a radioactive material. His glow should make him easy to find. (WIVD)

Some people of good drivers who are bad at parking. But this person is bad driver who's inadvertently good at parking… they crashed on a busy road and ended up in a parking spot. (Asylum)

A bus stop in Honolulu has been relocated because of complaints from drivers about the stench from an adjacent bus shelter where a homeless woman has been living. (WeInterrupt)


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That Loch Ness monster gets about a bit doesn't she. A fisherman claims to have caught a 20 to 30ft long creature with humps on its back on camera swimming in an Alaskan bay. (MSNBC)

A storm in Montreal saw so much rain come down in a short period of time that it caused a sewer geyser powerful enough to lift a car off the ground. (CTV) (YouTube)

Three ostriches are said to have caused chaos when they escaped from a van in the Estonian city of Tartu and proceeded to run around roads. (DPF) (YouTube

It's just a couple of weeks since we brought you an amazing time-lapse video of a haboob hitting Phoenix, but another one has struck. This time it was 3,000 feet high and cut visibility to about a quarter of a mile. (NY Daily News) (YouTube)

A US man who decided to try removing his son's cast with a 10-inch circular saw ended up cutting off the top of the 15-year-old's right thumb in the process. (NBC Miami)

Hundreds of people fled from a high-rise building in South Korea thinking there was an earthquake… but experts now believe it was caused by a vigorous gym exercise session. (Yahoo)

You know what it's like, one minute you are having a nice relaxing bike ride through a park, the next you've got a moose charging at you. (YouTube)


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Japanese researchers have created a radio-controlled sphere which can fly at speeds of 37mph and dart in and out of buildings. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

She is one the most powerful women on the planet, but US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was recently upstaged by two cats during a live appearance on CNN Turk. (Todays THV)

In the past we've said how much we like mixed sports sports, you know like chess boxing, skyaking and snowboard basketball. So it was pretty obvious we were going to be fans of Kung Fu Volleyball wasn't it? (Buzzfeed) (YouTube)

Given how often sporting events get interrupted, pitch invaders have to do something special to get noticed.. which is why we presume this guy donned a wedding dress before running onto the field at an  Atlanta Braves game. (Yahoo)

A skydiver who saw his iPhone 4 fall from his pocket at 13,500ft says he couldn't believe it when he found it and discovered it was still workings. (Daily Mail)

Many people get strangely anxious about going to the beach and want to make a good first impression whether that means having a perfect beach-body, the right pair of sunglasses or making an impressive entrance like this… did you notice the word 'fail' in the title. (YouTube)

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A US man accidentally set fire to his own house while trying to cremate his pet dog and caused $70,000 worth of damage. (Arcamax)

Well there's something you don't see everyday. A man dressed as a Stormtrooper is currently walking the 3,106 miles across Australia from Perth to Sydney. (Metro)

When Harald Mikkelsen was told by a neighbour someone was trying to rob his store in Alta, Norway, he jumped in his tractor to do something about it. An oh boy did he… he caught them by lifting their car off the ground. (NRK) (YouTube)

Large parts of the Netherlands have been left without radio reception after the collapse of a broadcast tower. But that's not the impressive bit, that's the video of it happening. (BBC) (YouTube)

They say it's not news when a dog bites a man. But we're going to go out on a limb and guess that a dog biting a shark is. A video of a dog rounding up sharks in shallow water and then giving one of them a bit has become an online hit. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

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When her cat died, Luciana Matalon wanted to commemorate the departed kitty and a burying a box in the back garden wasn't going to cut it… so the 77-year-old took out a full-page newspaper advert to mourn Sky. (UPI)

Have you ever had a burning desire to learn how to fit a new tap or un-shrink clothes? No, neither had we, but all that could be about to change thanks to these sexy instruction videos. (The Sun)

Michael Wolff is a well known and respected journalist who is an expert on Rupert Murdoch. He doesn't know much about baseball, which is a shame, because that's what BBC News tried to quiz him about after mixing him up with another guest. (Yahoo) (YouTube)

When we reach our twilight years, we hope we're still having as much fun as these lip-syncing OAPs. Heck, we wish we were having that much fun now. (Telegraph) (YouTube)

If, like us, you get queasy at the mere thought of a dislocation or broken bone, do not click play on this, because the headline does not lie. (YouTube)

A video of a raccoon running around with a can stuck on it's head before eventually being freed has become an online hit. (YouTube)

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Dave Grohl has kicked a fan out of a London gig after he saw them fighting. And as he puts it: "You don't come to my show and fight, you come to my show and f**king dance." (Laughing Squid) (YouTube)

It's not exactly normally news when West Bromwich Albion lose a football game, especially when it's a friendly out of season match. But that said, the goals they concede aren't usually this bizarre. (Fox News) (YouTube)

A group of artists in Germany have turned a mundane traffic junction into an impressive artwork by dumping 500l of paint on the roads. (Architizer) (YouTube)

A two-headed snake has become a hit after going on display at a zoo in southern Ukraine - despite the two heads not getting on with each other. (SMH)

Oh how time on the internet flies, it was only a couple of weeks ago but we'd almost completely forgotten about eHarmony Debbie and her cat-loving ways… but then this musical remix of her video cropped up and she went viral again. (The Sun) (YouTube)

A pair of self-described 'hard-core kayak anglers' had a lucky escape when a caught an 8ft thresher shark which they fought with for 30 minutes. (ABC)

A German teenager sparked a major police operation after being unable to resist the temptation to take his dad's new £175,000 black Ferrari out for a drive. (Yahoo)


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A man who broke into a hair salon in Russia was overpowered by the karate expert owner, force-fed Viagra and kept as a sex slave for three days. (Daily Mail)

When police in China noticed a truck being driven erratically, they pulled alongside to take a look at the driver... who turned out to be an 11-year-old boy. (ITN)

Staff in this betting-shop would be forgive for being all shook up after a man dressed as Elvis robbed them wearing faux sideburns and carrying a handgun. (Asylum)

Gay marriage is a strangely divisive topic for many people, but not this young lad who upon meeting a gay couple for the first time tells them he finds it funny… then offers them a game of ping pong. (MetaTube)

Just because Leonard Webb had crashed into the wall of a restaurant and smashed their deep fryers, didn't mean he wasn't still hungry… so he got out of his truck and ordered a hot dog.(KVIA)

Fish and chip shops in Bridlington have started warning customers that they may be mugged of their dinner by hungry swooping seagulls. (BBC)

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A pilot had a close shave at a recent air-show when he was forced to bail out of his Second World War plane after a mid-air collision. (Daily Mail)

Bristol City Council have produced a guide of how they will deal with a zombie outbreak using a four-stage alert process. (STV)

A dog which fell 150ft down a cliff after chasing a mountain goat has been rescued by mountain rescue after surviving three days on an icy ledge with a broken leg. (KOMO News)

What's the weirdest excuse you have ever given for being late to work? We bet it's not as good a John Hearn who told bosses a 300-pound bear had knocked him off his bicycle… and believe it or not he was telling the truth. (WOTV)

A giant 4.2-metre crocodile which is believed to have killed a fisherman has been caught in the Philippines. (Toronto Sun)

A US woman has given birth to a freakishly large baby which weighed in at a massive 7.2kg - that's 16 pounds. (Stuff)


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Going one better than the runaway horse from last week, here's a runaway horse in Germany… getting caught by a speed camera. (Metro)

Gymnast Adam Starr lost his right leg to cancer in 2009. But he's not the sort of person to let that stop him. Watch his inspirational first day back at the gym which has become a YouTube hit. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

The iPhone may not be the most terrifying weapon to be propelled from a slingshot - but we still wouldn't fancy being hit by one. (YouTube)

This Argentinian football fan knows his team cant't hear him shouting at his TV, right? (NBC) (YouTube)

Kobe Bryant has performed an impressive 360 dunk at a basketball camp at the University of Califorinia-Santa Barbara. (CBS Sports)

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A baseball fan has died after falling from the stands while trying to catch a ball which was tossed into the crowds. (ESPN) (YouTube)

Researchers say the maternal ancestors of modern polar bears were from Ireland, after a DNA study of ancient brown bear bones. (BBC)

An Australian rugby fan has shot to internet fame after a video of her peeing of her seat in the stadium was uploaded to the internet. (Courier Mail) (YouTube)

The world of competitive eating is an odd one. Earlier this week not only did eaters battle it out on stage in New York to see who could munch the most hotdogs, but a rival eater staged his own event in which he set a new world record. Or did he? (NY Daily News)

An idiot crook who tried to disable a security camera to cover his crime gave police a clear image of his face by looking straight into the CCTV camera in the process. (Daily Mail)

A video of a kitten cuddling and apparently taking care of a sick puppy which has just got home from the vet has become the latest must-see moment of cuteness. (YouTube)

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Everyone's favourite cross-eyed opossum has been given a new home at Leipzig Zoo to stagger around googley-eyed in. (The Local)

Jack Moule is one lucky (and talented) teenager, as most of his friends are off to college, his backflips and barrel rolls have landed him a job as professional jet skier. (Metro)

We bet the idea of spending a couple of weeks in Spain sound pretty good, right? Well that's probably what tourist Mary-Anne Goznes thought… until she spent 18 days trapped in a Spanish ravine. (AFP)

There were huge traffic jams on a 10-lane Moscow highway when drivers scurried out of their cars to grab money which had been scattered on the road -- unfortunately it wasn't really cash but bookmarks designed to look like notes. (Elpaso Times)

A man who tackled an armed robber in Manchester has been given a bravery award after the gunman was sentenced to nine years in prison. Why yes, there is CCTV footage. (YouTube)

It's always impressive enough when a baseball player blasts a ball over the wall for a home-run… so to see a human follow the same trajectory has got to be good, right? (My Fox DC) (YouTube)

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When police officer Tiffany Daw was called out to take a look at an alligator which had been found in New Orleans he thought the 6-foot beast might have stopped breathing… luckily he decided to exercise caution when checking. (UPI) (YouTube)

A skull which was discovered in David Attenborough's garden during excavations last year belongs to a murder victim who was killed 132 years ago, it's been found. (Telegraph)

A Mexican woman has been arrested after she was caught trying to sneak her husband out of prison in a suitcase. Why yes, there are photos. (Yahoo) (YouTube)

Watching the news on TV can often leave you with questions about what is happening in the world… or why there's a kitchen in the studio. (YouTube)

Until the inevitable robot uprising, we're happy to celebrate and make the most of technological advancements, like this paralysed man who was given a piggyback up the Mont Saint-Michel in France by a friend wearing robot aided legs. (AFP) (YouTube)

A group of people in China who had to be saved when a bridge partly collapsed under the force of surging floodwaters were rescued in a dramatic operation involving zip-wires and a large digger. (Telegraph) (YouTube)

Remember when your mom told you to be careful around fireworks? This guy doesn't, he's happy to let them burn on his head. (YouTube)

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Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won his fifth hot dog eating contest title in a row after munching his way through 64 hot dogs. (ESPN) (YouTube)

President Obama doesn't seem to have a lot of luck with his official presidential seal, after having it fall off his speech podium it's now done the same from his limo. (USA Today)

A monkey in Indonesia  has stole a camera from a wildlife photographer and proceeded to take a series of photos of himself in a variety of poses. (Telegraph)

A team of would-be thieves hoped they would get away with loads of cash after tying a chain around an ATM and pulling it from the ground with a truck. It didn't go to plan, as this CCTV footage show. (CBS 19) (YouTube)

We're not sure whether to just be pleased this kitten was rescued after falling into a small pipe, concerned by the manner in which it was saved… or just impressed by how high the pussy flew after being blown by a leaf blower. (Asylum)

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A confused cycling fan has caused a mass pile-up during the Tour de France after colliding with a racer. The crash happened because the woman was looking the wrong way and defending champion Contador was among the casualties. (Yahoo) (YouTube)

Being typical blokes, we love pyrotechnics. But we can honestly say we've never wondered what they view would be like from one -- luckily some people are more inquisitive than us and attached a camera to one. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

We've seen enough animal vs animal videos to know you can never be certain  which animal will come out on top -- like this tiger which is terrified of a bird attack. (YouTube)

The female mayor of a city in the Philippines has been filmed attacking a sheriff after he refused to follow her orders to delay the demolition of a slum area. (Asylum)

It's become clear we will never come to a consensus about whether dogs or cats make better pets. So let's come at it from another direction… do dogs or cats make the better sports field invaders? (NBC Sports)

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A commuter in China recently had the misfortune to somehow get her head trapped in the doors of a bus. Not only that but there was a photographer on hand to record the embarrassing moment. (Daily Mail)

It's up there with 'leaves on the track' - flights at New York's JFK Airport were recently delayed because of turtles crossing the runway to reach seasonal breeding grounds. (Guardian)

A 42-year-old homemaker from has wowed judges of America’s Got Talent by pulling a Susan Boyle. (Asylum)

A four-legged chicken in Jerusalem could be spared the 'chopping block' as Rabbi's are currently debating its kosher status. (Examiner)

17-year-old Lewis Tavernier is lucky to be alive after accidentally being shot in the face with an eight-inch crossbow bolt. (Daily Mail)

Like big bridges? Well you will love this, China has opened the world's longest bridge which measures a monstrous 26-miles. (NPR)

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By day Digit is your typical zoo gorilla, spending her time in an enclosure at an attraction in France. But come evening she goes home with the zoo manager and his wife after being 'adopted' by them. (Yahoo) (YouTube)

Politicians are often desperate make a good impression on a crowd, but not like this. Russian president Dmitry Medvedev almost ploughed into a crowd after forgetting the handbrake. (NineMSN)

A snake breeder from Nottingham who once had his photo taken kissing a King Cobra has died after being bitten by one of his venomous reptiles. Luke Yeomans died of a heart attack. (Telegraph)

A Canadian couple who held their wedding reception in an 18th century wine vault say they were shocked when a guest told them a ghost had crashed their wedding photos. Hmmm, can anyone say reflection. (Asylum)

One minute US tourist Ian Cole was having the holiday of a lifetime, snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef. But when he returned to the surface he realised he'd been accidentally left behind by his tour boat. (USA Today)

Heidi Withers has been left in no doubt about what her future mother-in-law thinks about her -- she's said to have received a ranting email accusing her of a lack of manners. (Telegraph)

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A US man has been warned he faces charges for not attending jury duty… apparently being dead for the last five years isn't a good enough excuse for not turning up. (KTBS)

This teenager appears to be stupid and luck in equal measure. After getting drunk he though it would be a good idea to climb the handrail of the escalator -- and promptly fell 20ft. (Boston Channel) (YouTube)

Blundering police in Seattle have accidentally left an AR-15 assault weapon sitting on the boot of an unmanned squad car. Luckily the person who found it just uploaded a pic to the internet. (The Stranger)

Maths geeks have celebrated "Tau Day" and reiterated their belief that the constant called tau should take the place of pi in a bid to make calculations easier. (BBC)

A TV journalist who was reporting on a fire in Texas has been left red-faced after being caught taking a quick fag break when cameras cut to him. (Asylum)


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You'd be forgiven for thinking Wimbledon was the only sporting event taking place at the moment -- but that would be doing a massive disservice to the world toe wrestling championship. (Telegraph)

The guys at NASA have some pretty amazing tech to play with -- like this Robotic lander prototype which recently completed an autonomous test flight. (Daily Mail)  (YouTube)

An artist has won acclaim after stripping off and having her photo taken in a range of situations which she says is a way of conquering her fears. (Daily Mail)

Scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences' Applied Astronomy Institute say they expect us to encounter alien civilisations within the next two decades. (Asylum)

Hitting a speedily hurled baseball has always looked hard enough to us, but this player managed to hit a ball twice -- in what we are assured is a rather rare occurrence. (Blippitt) (YouTube)

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Footage of fire fighters rescuing a four-week-old kitten from a pipe in California has prompted the internet to sigh with a collective "Awww!" (Nine MSN) (YouTube)

A suicidal boy who was threatening to jump from a bridge in China has been saved after a passing waitress offered him a kiss and as he locked lips rescuers grabbed him. (Aya Shii) (YouTube)

A Japanese pop star who was revealed as a singer with one of the country's most popular bands has been been outed as be a computer-generated creation. Aimi Eguchi was created using the eyebrows, nose, lips and mouth of other girls. (ABC) (YouTube)

Okay so she's no Rachel Riley, but we have to admire the way Lily Serna keeps a straight face after pulling out the letters PENISDUMP on the Australian version of Countdown 'Letters and Numbers'. (YouTube)

A video of an Elk saving a drowning marmot which fell into a water tank at a US zoo has become an online hit. (CBS) (YouTube)

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A man who was selling fireworks from under a tent decided to set fire to the explosives and direct them at his girlfriend after getting into an argument about a set of keys. But the best bit about the story… his name is Guy Fowlkes. (ABC News) (YouTube)

Scientists say that some women really do have a 'gaydar' and can tell a man's sexuality simply by looking at him (Daily Mail)

A driver smashed into the front of a US convenience store, knocking an employee through the window... then a passenger of the car got out and nonchalantly walked away like nothing had happened. (NBC) (YouTube)

Video footage of a Siamese cat not wanting to be sniffed by an inquisitive Anatolian Shepherd and sitting back on its hind legs before repeatedly punching the pooch in the face, has become an online hit. (Asylum)

A woman who stopped breathing for 25 minutes has 'come back from the dead'… only to discover family members had given her a haircut. (Telegraph)

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A porky pooch which weighs-in at a tubby 13.3 stone - and is said to be Australia's fattest dog - has finally been put on a diet. (Telegraph)

A first edition Charles Darwin book returned has been returned to a library some 122 years after it was originally taken out. Bosses have waved the $37,000 late fine for the copy of 'Insectivorous Plants' (Yahoo)

Tom Hanks decided to try his hand at interpreting a weather forecast with the medium of dance during a recent TV appearance. As you do. (Mirror) (YouTube)

A US shopper was so angered when she saw a group of men trying to steal few cases of beer from a Walmart, she chased them out of the store and jumped on the bonnet of their car, as this CCTV footage shows. (Fox) (YouTube)

There have been some odd baseball foul ball catches recently… and this beer-based catch is no exception. (Asylum)

WNWDW: Store duo tackle armed robber

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A customer and a member of staff in a US mobile phone store tackled an armed robber despite him wielding an assault rifle -- because they thought the gun was fake. Unfortunately, despite their bravery/stupidity the man was able to get away. (9 News)

Jiu-Jitsu experts are not normally known for their sense of humour, but all that could change thanks to this video of one dressing as a training doll and surprising other martial arts fans. (YouTube)

President Obama is probably the most powerful man on the planet… when it comes to calming crying babies. At least that's what we're taking from this video of him doing his stuff at a recent White House meet-and-greet. (Asylum)

It's funny because the cat thinks it's a dog. A video of a cat leaning out of a window and barking like a dog has become an online hit. (The Sun) (YouTube)

Tennis fans at Wimbledon were forced to flee from their spot in front of the big screen TV at Henman Hill when a huge swarm of bees descended. (Asylum)


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Last time we promised you a salsa dancing dog we 'may' have given you a hungry dog pawing at a window. But not this this time, this is a real salsa dancing dog… maybe. Either way it's become an online hit. (The Sun) (YouTube)

It's worth noting that when the inevitable happens and the robot uprising begins, hiding in a tree will not help you… meet Treebot, the robot that can climb trees by itself. (Metro)

A US man says he can make $500 per week by crawling around on his hands and knees in New York and finding gold or gems which have been dropped on the pavement. (Telegraph) (YouTube)

When they got married, this couple were not going to be happy with a 'normal' wedding -- so they created this stunning Inception-inspired film to mark the start of their reception. (TheNextWeb)

Despite his distinctive red and white outfit, it can sometimes be hard to spot Wally (or Waldo if you are American) not so during a recent record bid. (Daily Mail)

WNWDW: Racegoers brawl at Royal Ascot

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For years Royal Ascot, has been the prestigious highlight of the summer racing season, a chance for racegoers to schmooze with others exuding the same level of sophistication as themselves… now it's more likely to be brawling chavs in hats. (Daily Mail)

In the past we've seen that a hardware store isn't exactly the safest place to be during a tornado. Now - thanks to this footage from Christchurch - we know the same applies to earthquakes. (YouTube)

A massive lake in Argentina has been filled with ash from the Puyehue volcano in Chile transforming the normally clear water into a bizarre gunk. (Telegraph)

Rioters destroying their own city after a sporting loss is weird enough, but there were some strange things happening during the Vancouver riots, just take a look at this. (Daily Mail) (Guardian)

A Russian boffin has stripped off gone naked swimming with white whales in the Arctic because marine biologists believe the beluga whales do not like to be touched by artificial materials. At least that's what they told her. (Aol Weird News)

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A theme park in Japan is building the world's steepest roller-coaster. Called Takabisha it includes a 43m drop. (Daily Mail)

A pair of men have been discovered transporting a car from Germany to Kazakhstan, by wedging it on its side inside a van. The duo were hoping to save on the cost of a trailer. (The Sun) (YouTube)

If he was trying to deliberately outrage the entire internet, it appears this Filipino teenager as succeeded after pegging a puppy up on washing and posting the images to Facebook. (News.com.au)

A group of skydivers in Prague have been showing off their skills without needed to jump from a plane - by performing an incredible synchronised routine in a wind tunnel. (Asylum)

A pair of climbers have tie the knot on top of 3,352ft mountain. Jo Mellor and Rob Tearle wed on Buachaille Etive Mor at Glencoe in the Highlands. (Mirror)

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It's not often you could describe someone who fell from the window of a tenth floor apartment as lucky, but this man is -- his leg caught in the window grille of an eighth floor apartment and he was rescued. (Nine MSN)

Is a truck in a swimming pool any more bizarre than a cow? We don't rightly know, but it's certainly more dangerous when it crashes into a pool being used by 12 swimmers. Luckily none were injured. (Fox)

Oracle Racing were showing off a new class of catamaran by unveiling it in San Francisco. And it was all going well until the boat flipped over. Ooops. (CNN) (YouTube)

The most controversial aspect to this video of a kitten rolling around in a  hamster ball appeared to be debate as to whether it's trapped or having fun. But who cares, it's cute. (Daily Mail)

A businessman has been left fuming after flushing £20 notes down the toilet having been wrongly told they were fake. (STV)

WNWDW: Woman gets blown away by storm

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A 19-year-old woman who was caught in a storm in Wisconsin was quite literally blown away by the force of the winds as she pulled into a petrol station. Luckily she was uninjured. (CBS News) (YouTube)

The children of the late, great Steve Irwin have followed in his dangerous footsteps by wrestle crocodiles at Australia Zoo which were being moved into a new home. (MSN) (YouTube)

Critics have blasted an Iraqi playboy who has been filmed racing his turquoise Ferrari 599 supercar around London's busy streets at speeds of 'up to 120mph'. (Daily Mail)

A concept plane which features transparent cabins, seats that mould around your body and holographic gaming areas has been revealed as a possible vision of the future of flight. (Metro)

A New York state court has ruled that unlike enjoying a ballet performance, getting a lap dance isn't tax exempt. Who would have guessed. (Aol Weird News)

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It's a case of life imitating iPhone game. A group of angry birds in the US have started hurling themselves at pigs. Okay, not quite, but a group of crows have started dive-bombing police in Washington. (Metro) (YouTube)

They were meant to be getting a hot tub fitted in their back yard, but a US family were instead left with a damaged house when the crane lifting the tub toppled and fell into the home. (My Fox) (YouTube

A woman has been caught on TV stealing a foul ball from the fingers of a little girl at a recent baseball game. (NowPublic) (YouTube)


Gary Neville is a Manchester United legend, one of the football's best defenders his throwing however… just check out this baseball pitch. (Yahoo)

Who thinks the best way of finding yourself a date is to go online and declare your undying love for cats? Anyone? Just Debbie then. (Asylum)


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We've seen more than a few news-based TV gaffes. But until today we'd never seen a journalist flash a look of horror quite like that of WDBJ anchor Holly Pietrzak when she realised she'd just accidentally dropped the F-Bomb on live TV. (YouTube)

We normally has a policy of only covering bullfighting stories if the bull come out on top. However today we are going to make an exception to look at the dwarf bullfighters of Mexico. But it's okay, the calves they 'fight' are not injured. (Daily Mail)

In the hope of grabbing a foul ball, some baseball fans take a catcher's mitt with them to a game -- others find holding their child helps, even if they drop them -- but this guy was happy to use his popcorn bucket. (Total Pro Sports)

When we were young, we had to entertain ourselves with a stick, but toddlers at a chain of nurseries in Bath and Wiltshire will soon be playing with their own Apple iPads. (T3)

Forget planking, the new viral internet trend for the summer is going to be cone-ing -- the art of ordering an ice cream and then grabbing it by the ice cream not the cone. (YouTube)

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Okay so the bear wasn't flying of its own accord, but a Canadian couple have died in a freak accident after a 200kg beast was thrown through the windscreen of their car after being hit by another. (Reuters)

A Turkish policeman was forced to cling onto the bonnet of a speeding car for more than 3km when a motorist he'd stopped on suspicion o drink driving ploughed into him. (Telegraph)

A teenage girl showed professional baseball players how it's done when she made an amazing catch at a recent MLB game. Savannah Galati leaned over the barrier to snatch this foul ball. (ABC)

Something tell us the identity of this unnamed man whose drunken staggering and falling down has become an online hit won't stay that way for long. (Asylum)

Not every job firefighters get sent on is potentially life threatening, some are just cute -- like when they were called to free a toddler trapped in toy vending machine in Australia. (whereilive.com)

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Traffic wardens in Brighton have issued a toy bus with a £50 penaltyparking ticket after it was left on the street outside a hairdressers. (Metro)

Police who conducted a search of a Texas home after receiving a tip-off from a psychic about a mass grave, say they're now investigating whether it was a hoax after no bodies were found. (Guardian)

Cricketer Matt Prior has apologised after smashing a dressing room window at Lord's and injuring the leg of a female spectator. (Daily Mail)

Since we showed you this low pass flyby earlier this week, we've been asking ourselves: "If it looks like that for spectators, what did it look like for the pilot?" -- and now we have the answer. (YouTube)

Coffee-lovers who drink too much java are three times more likely to see or hear imaginary things than everyone else, it has been found. (My Fox DC)

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A video of a clever canine climbing between a post and a fence to get into a garden had become an online hit. (Nine MSN) (YouTube)

A group of skydivers had to jump from their plane earlier than expected when it suffered engine failure and the pilot called mayday. (HuffPo)

The robot uprising, and subsequent age of our mechanical overlords looks like it's going to begin in an unlikely setting… around a pool table. (Daily Mail)
 
A team of geeek pranksters have plastered an under construction Apple store with a giant Windows logo. As you do. (The Star) (YouTube)

Thousands of people have gathered to watch the annual shin kicking contest which takes place in the Cotswolds. It's amazing what counts as entertainment in the Cotswolds. (The Sun)

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News blunders come in many guises, but this has to be one of our favourites. Fox News have accidentally used an image of Tiny Fey doing an impersonation of Sarah Palin to illustrate a story about the presidentual wannabe. (Crooks And Liars)

1,500 people turned up at the birthday party of a 16-year-old girl in Germany after she accidentally marked it as a public even on Facebook. (AP) (YouTube)

In the Venn diagram of school life, there tends to be quite an overlap between 'members of the school band' and 'pupils who get bullied' -- which could go some way to explaining the creation of this flame-throwing trombone. (YouTube)

A stage hypnotist left three people in a trance when he tripped over the leg of an audience member and knocked himself out while bringing them out of a hypnotic state. Or did he? (Asylum)

A semi-professional football match in Brazil had to be suspended after a swarm of bees invaded the pitch and attacked players. (Nine MSN)

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A Chinese teenager was so desperate to get his hands on a new Apple iPad 2 that he's said to have sold a kidney to be able to buy one - unsurprisingly hi mother was not impressed. (Telegraph)

This young lad has just learnt how to ride a bike, now he's got a message for anyone else struggling to master two wheels -- believe in yourself and you can too. (Break)

A Twitter user from Malaysia who was involved in a defamation case with a magazine publisher has been given the odd punishment of being forced to Tweet an apology 100 times. (Aol Weird News)

Like YouTube doesn't already house enough quite frankly bizarre videos, an artist has created a range of over-sized babies' head masks which are fast becoming a hit on the video sharing site. (Asylum)

Okay it's not quite a war reporter keeping their composure as missiles explode around them - but we're still  quite impressed by how Steve Kuzj didn't let a little thing like getting soaked by sprinklers stop him doing his job. (Guyism) (Youtube)

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You'd have thought combining the words 'buried-alive' and 'test' was enough to highlight the potential peril of a situation. But that didn't stop a Russian man burying himself overnight to see if he could survive… he couldn't. (News.com.au)

As this CCTV footages shows, customers at a bank in Virginia were left shocked when a deer ran into their branch getting through two sliding doors before charging around the building. (YouTube)

At least it didn't break out into a cat fight, but an Australian politician has found himself at the centre of a sexism row after meowing at a female senior minister. (Telegraph) (YouTube)

It probably wasn't the first impression she was hoping to leave him with. But when Emma Carmichael fell at the feet of her idol Roger Federer at the French Open, she at least got a hug from the ace. (Asylum)

A humble patio umbrella has been blamed for knocking out the power to an entire Canadian city. The brolly blew up into high voltage lines and tripped a breaker. (CNews)

Officials in Italy claim to have foiled an attempt by North Korea to import tap-dancing shoes. (Yahoo)

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It's dangerous to use your phone while driving, and sending a text message at the wheel is particularly stupid. But some people refuse to heed the warning… maybe they will after seeing this video. (The Sun) (YouTube)

A couple of high school students in the US have been suspended and told they cannot walk in their graduation next week after holding a mock lightsaber fight during their lunch break. They are fighting the suspension… may the force be with them. (Neatorama) (YouTube)

Inspired by Lady Gaga and her meat dress, a team of fashion students in the UK have created a collection of dresses… made out of cheese. (Daily Mail)

A man has seen the person using his stolen Macbook arrested after using a secret bit of software to track the user and even take photos of him using it. (Boing Boing)

We have no idea why this man is being interviewed by several TV channels, nor what he is saying. But it doesn't matter, because it's the bearded gent in the background who steals the show. (YouTube)

A woman has suffered a broken leg after a fish jumped onto the boat she was travelling on and smashed into her. Local wildlife officials in Florida say Tina Fletcher is the fifth person this year to be injured by jumping sturgeon. (MSNBC)

Hackers have broken into the PBS website and planted a phony story which stated that the dead rapper Tupac Shakur was actually still alive and living in New Zealand. (Emirates 247)

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Does this video prove the existence of Bigfoot? No, it doesn't. But that hasn't stopped it going viral since it was uploaded to YouTube by a hiker in Washington. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

If you were making a list of things needed for a successful rodeo, we bet 'horses' would be fairly high up there. Not so at a recent event in the US - because of an equine virus outbreak cowgirls competed on stick horses. (AP) (YouTube)

Something tells us this father is going to have some explaining to do when he gets home. A dad who was attending a baseball game in Los Angeles which his family dropped his daughter in a bid to catch a foul-ball… which he also dropped. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

A woman in Bangladesh has cut off a man's penis during an alleged rape and then took it to a police station as evidence. (BBC)

It's that time of year again. Hundreds of blonde women have paraded through the Latvian capital Riga in a bid to help the country out of recession. We're not sure what that says about their economic know-how. (AFP) (YouTube)

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Yesterday we saw a storm chasing weatherman have a near-death experience with a tornado in Oklahoma. In comparison with this lorry driver - who had his vehicle destroyed by the freak weather - it looks like he had nothing to worry about. (Fox 19) (YouTube)

We'd like to know at what point during the nine years it took Dan Reeves to build a plane in his basement the asked himself "How am I going to get this out?" --  In the end he and friends dug a trench and dismantled the basement wall. (UPI)

An irate teenage girl was so angry at her father for taking away her mobile phone that she's said to have shot him with a bow and arrow. (MSNBC)

A family in Florida got the shock of their lives when their 10-year-old son returned home from fishing with friends having wrestled with and caught a 6ft alligator. (WTSP)

A former dentist who was chased around a lake by an irate goose, tried to escape on a quad bike, but he broke his leg when he crashed into a tree after the bird tried to land on his head. (Telegraph)

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When Jesse Taylor heard a noise coming from his garage in California, he assumed a raccoon or other equally small critter had gotten inside and went to deal with it… that's when he found himself face-to-face with a fully grown mountain lion. (MSNBC)

A young Chinese boy had to be dug out by firefighters after somehow finding himself sandwiched in a 18cm gap between two houses in China's Guizhou Province. Bizarrely the rescue is not quite as cute as this fawn-filled one. (MSN)

We've never given too much thought to the diabolo before, thinking it was the poor relation to juggling, but that was before we saw this kid displaying some quite frankly Diabolo skills. (YouTube)

Think shell-dwelling turtles are slow? Think again, because this could be the world's fastest… and he looks like he could give Usain Bolt a run for his money. (Aol Weird News)

A man who accidentally dropped his high school ring down a toilet in 1938 has been reunited with it… after 73 years. (Telegraph)

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We like a good time-lapse video almost as much as we like a cute animal video - so it should come as no surprise that we're fans of this clip showing a puppy grow into a dog in just 40 seconds. (Daily Mail)

An unfortunate truck driver is said to have inflated "like a balloon" when he slipped while working on his vehicle and fell bottom first onto a compressed air nozzle. (Courier Mail)

Police in Mexico have seized a home-made tank which was used by a drug gang. The tank was capable of resisting explosives and had a small revolving turret which can fire shots from any angle. (9 News)

A woman who is said to have been doing the completely normal thing of firing an AR-15 rifle at a target in her husband's bedroom closet, flooded the home when she missed and shot the washing machine. (WPTV)

A video of a young boy playing with an otter at Sea World, San Diego which chased him as he ran around the tank has become an online hit… and made one or two adults wish they could join in. (CBS News)

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A Chinese farmer has started getting his chickens to wear little plastic glasses in an odd bid to prevent them from fighting. (Metro)

Okay he doesn't have a slick radio voice, and to our knowledge he's not an amazingly skilled puppeteer -- but this homeless guy has the most impressive begging sign we've ever seen. (Miami New Times)

A duo who prompted a rescue mission after rafting on a flood-swollen river without life preservers have been given an unusual punishment - standing in a paddling pool and handing out water safety leaflets. (Stuff)

A US student has scored an online hit (and a top grade) after a science presentation he gave looking at the physical impossibilities of My Little Pony was uploaded to YouTube. (YouTube)

A bizarre choking brawl broke out in the Ukrainian parliament after the vice speaker refused to let a politician make a speech. (Asylum)

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You may have noticed Saturday wasn't Judgment Day and that the rapture didn't take place - well apparently it's left many believers confused. (Aol Weird News)

When a US pensioner saw a 6ft long alligator chomping down on his pet pooch, he didn't think it was time to visit the pet store and find a new dog, he jumped on the back of the alligator and punched it until it released his West Highland terrier. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

When we told you about the man who drove around with a parrot clinging to his windscreen wipers, many of you asked why the police weren't doing anything… well they've now raided his home and quizzed him about several traffic offences. (Courier Mail)

Judy Pugh was being interviewed on TV about the damage a tornado had done to her house and the fact one of her cats had been missing since the freak weather -- when the missing cat wandered home and greeted her. (todaysthv.com)

It's never good to crash your car, and it's even worse to have the moment caught on camera. Unless that is, if you have an impressive escape like this, which just makes you look cool. (Jalopnik)

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The pony which tried to board a train in Wales has cropped up at a selection of other odd locations, this time including a hospital A&E department and a pub. (BBC)

A woman in the US has been taken of a train by a team of cops… for chatting on her mobile phone for 16-hour phone. (Stuff)

It turns out the middle of a police station, while being booked for a domestic dispute, isn't the best time to try attacking a police officer... as Anthony Thomas found out. (Asylum)

We've seen that bored baseball players can turn to human jousting in the event of a rain delay -- well it turns out that's not the only move they've got. These teams were probably worn out by the time the game began. (YouTube)

Oh how the mighty have fallen. One minute he was leading an Imperial starfleet -- now Darth Vader's playing trombone to a group of unimpressed looking OAPs. (Huffington Post)

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In our experience, a woman turning down the offer of a free drink isn't exactly a newsworthy event -- but apparently if the woman in question is the Queen and the brew she's refusing is a Guinness in Dublin, thats a different matter. (Irish Central) (YouTube)

A family of 15 ducklings have been rescued from a drain in Kent after the quacking mother raised the alarm and firefighters were called. (BBC)

Suffering a pesky accident which half-destroyed his bus wasn't going to stop this driver - he kept the vehicle going for hundreds of miles despite it being missing a windscreen and held together with sticky tape and wood. (Sky News)

A jilted bride in China tried to commit suicide by jumping from a building, but was saved with seconds to spare. (Daily Mail)

The world's 'new' oldest living person has been recognised by Guinness World Records. Maria Gomes Valentim is a whopping  114 years and 313 days young. (Aol Weird News)

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A poodle has somehow survived a massive drop from the sky after it was released from the talons of a bird of prey which had picked it up. (Metro)

Until someone finally comes up with the jet-pack we were promised all those years ago, we're still on the lookout for new and interesting ways of getting to NewsLite Towers. (Daily Mail)

Sheng Xianhui had gone to hospital for a routine operation to have gall stones removed -- but he claims that while he was under, someone also branded him with a buttock tattoo. (Metro)

Last year we stopped watching Mentos/Coke videos guessing that with this world record we'd seen it all. But it turns out there could be a whole sub-genre of explosive soft drink-based entertainment we are missing… as this Mentos + Coke = Fail video shows. (YouTube)

Scientists say they might have found the first habitable planet beyond our own. Unfortunately Gliese 581d is 3,000 lifetimes away. (Aol Weird News)

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We've always thought the idea of being a pro basketball player is pretty cool -- and that was before we knew it involved training with robots like this French team. (Deadspin)

A few seconds after you click play you're going to think 'why am I watching a video of a cat hunting an owl?' -- but let it play for a while and you will see that's not what is really happening, this pair are best friends. (Daily Mail)

The latest must-have fashion accessory in Mexico is apparently pointy dancing boots. Yes pointy dancing boots… here's the video. (MyFox DC)

A video of a dog leaning to catch a ball with his paws has become an online hit -- and how could it not. (CBS News)

A bag which had been accidentally soaked with Chihuahua urine prompted a bomb scare in New York when the owner hid it behind a bush rather than take it into court with him. (Aol Weird News)

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A 20-year-old man has died in Australia after taking part in the internet craze of planking. Acton Beale fell from the balcony of a high-rise building while trying to lie on the 5cm wide railings. (CNN)

We know this is fake as much as you know it's fake. But's let's pretend for a moment it's real. A baseball player has saved the life of a reporter by catching a ball which was speeding towards her head during an interview. (Nine MSN) (YouTube)

A bull which escaped when the truck transporting it in Brazil crashed, ran for about a mile and headed straight into a dress shop. (Nine MSN) (YouTube)

There was us thinking it was US Navy Seals who killed Osama Bin Laden… turns out it was actually the Klingons from Star Trek. (Stuff)

A bus driver in Rome has been caught on camera driving while using two mobile phone and steering with his elbows. Well it makes a change from reading a book or killing snowmen. (Asylum) 

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A woman who claims to have the world's biggest breasts says that despite already having a 164XXX cup, her boobs are still growing at a rate of one inch a month. (Metro)

Police in the US had arrested a tubby would-be Batman who they found hanging off the side of a building in a small Michigan town carrying the baton, a chemical irritant spray and wearing a pair of lead-lined gloves. (MSNBC)

A champion pole dancer was left red-faced when she fell from her pole during an appearance on live daytime TV. Natasha Wang recently won the 2011 US Pole Dancing Championship‎. (My Fox) (YouTube)

We cover so many weird news stories, that it's pretty hard to surprise us, but not all journalists are so well versed in oddities. Take TV newsreader Tatiana Subbotina for example, she couldn't help but laugh her way through a story about animals guarding cannabis. (Metro) (YouTube)

Police in the US say a man dressed as Batman recently got into a fight on a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk and was body slammed into the floor. (Asylum)

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When the Stoiljkovic family in Croatia lose the remote control to their TV, they probably don't even bother checking down the side of the sofa, it's more likely to turn up on the chest of six-year-old Ivan -- he's said to have a magnetic body. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

A scantily clad woman stole a tow truck, led police on a chase and then jumped out of the moving vehicle and sprinted along the road in her underwear. As you do. (NBC LA) (YouTube)

If you're of an at all squeamish disposition, we suggest you give this story a miss, it's really not for you. A man has survived a horrific accident which saw him impaled through the head with a 2-inch thick pole -- as this x-ray shows. (WAOW)

Do you remember your first kiss? These kids will -- their first smackeroo was not only recorded on camera, but has gone viral online where it has been viewed more than seven million times in a week. (My Fox NY) (YouTube)

Given our penchant for alligator stories, it will come as no surprise that we've got another for you. This time it's police in Florida trying to corner a snappy critter until the trapper arrived, and making a hard job of it. (WTSP) (YouTube)

WNWDW: Two-headed baby born in China

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A baby in China has been born with two heads. For those keeping count, that's one more than usual. The conjoined twins share a single body and born by caesarean to migrant farmer parents. (Telegraph)

You know what it's like, you're desperate for your mid-morning yogurt, but can't be bothered with all that parking outside the yogurt shop and walking inside. Yes this is the latest of our 'Driver ploughs into [blank]" story. (10 News)

If you ever find yourself playing a game of cards against Bai Dengchun, we suggest you don't do anything to upset him. Otherwise you could lose a finger to the kung fu card thrower. (Orange) (YouTube)

Pupils at a school in Scotland were shocked when their teachers performed a flash-mob style dance routine in the school canteen. (Daily Mail)

Did you know that May is Zombie Awareness Month? No, neither did we, but now we can't help thinking about a zombie apocalypse. (Aol Weird News)

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Tourists in London were surprised when 100 dancers emerged from crowds outside Buckingham Palace to take part in a "royal flashmob" where they performed to songs including Queen's We Will Rock You. (Telegraph)

A daredevil snowmobile rider has had a lucky escape after coming off his machine and proceeding to fall down a mountain for around 45 seconds - promptly followed by his tumbling snowmobile. (The Sun)

So you're moving house and have spent hours carefully boxing up your belongings ready to be transported by dedicated professionals… and then you discover they've apparently trained at the ACME school of removals. (YouTube)

Now this is a story all about how… a soldier became an online hit after dancing Carlton from Fresh Prince of Bel Air on top of a M1068 tank. (Metro)

What do you get if you've got six million empty beer bottles? Other than a reputation for being 'a bit of a drinker' that is? Well if you're anything like Tito Ingenieri you get a rather unique castle to live in. (9 News)

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Ever since a certain Monty Python sketch, we've had a pathological fear of old women and thought they were up to no good. And it turn's out we might have been right, this group of women are believed to have stolen $500,000. (My Fox) (YouTube)

A pair of sandwich shop workers from the US are being hailed as heroes after interrupting a robbery of one of their customers and chased the robbers off. (ABC Local) (YouTube)

We don't know why this car was being loaded onto the back of a tow-truck, but we are guessing it's now got more problems than it did before the recovery vehicle was called in. (Nine MSN)

Bullfighters in Ecuador are protesting a ballot referendum which could see, a ban on the killing of bulls at the end of bullfights. (Aol Weird News)

It's easy to be jealous of sports cameramen with their 'work' being to attendf some of the world's best sporting events. But that's only because you don't see the perils they face… much like this cameraman didn't see this player coming. (Asylum)

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A Canadian man who'd arranged to go out on a date with a woman he met online, was probably suitably shocked when the mystery woman turned out to be his girlfriend... who proceeded to throw coffee in his face and slap him. (Metro)

When we told you about Smokey, the cat with a purr as loud as an airplane, it's fair to say we were slightly dubious about the claims made by his owners. But now the purr-tastic cat has officially become the world's loudest cat. (The Sun)

A riderless horse which mistakenly jumped over a safety fence at a race in Australia and into the crowd has injured several spectators. (Asylum)

A pet cat tried to come to the rescue of his owner, who suffered from sleep apnea… by repeatedly urinating into his mouth as he snored. (Aol Weird News)

A daredevil base-jumper has driven his motorcycle off a 4,000 cliff in the Chilean Andes in a bid to help promote the country. Julio Munoz said the stunt had taken three years planning. (Telegraph)




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A pair of traffic officers in the US have been suspended after allegedly making a porn film while on duty. In the movie the officers were seen spanking and fondling an actress. (MSN) (YouTube)

Air hostesses who have been taught Kung fu skills as a way of dealing with problem passengers have been showing of their skills. (Metro) (YouTube)

We'll admit we're not connoisseurs of baseball, but who doesn't like seeing a fan catch a speeding foul ball in one hand while holding his daughter in the other. (Asylum)

We really wish this wasn't a publicity stunt, but it almost doesn't matter when it means we get to see a team of pickup trucks demolish 140-tonne industrial chimney. (Telegraph)

Who would have guessed it? Apparently Osama Bin Laden's Pakistan compound wouldn't make a good holiday destination. Well that's according to a spate of bad reviews which have been added to Google Maps. (Aol Weird News)

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It appears this man wasn't too keen on being caught when police raided the brothel he was using in eastern China - he climbed down a drainpipe while naked and disappeared into the backstreets. (Daily Mail)

We don't watch enough ping pong to know exactly how this compares to other achievements in the sport… but that's not going to stop us questioning whether this could be the world's best ping pong shot? (NBC Sports)

A police helicopter team have been accused of wasting public resources after using a  £2,000 an hour chopper to play “guess the location” with photos on Twitter. (Mirror)

Golf clubs can sometimes be strict about what players wear on the course, and La Jenny Naturist Course in France is no different… except they insist you are naked. (Aol Weird News)

In our eyes he will never be as good as Paul the octopus, but a two-headed psychic tortoise in Slovakia is causing a stir after predicting the winner in a series of ice hockey games. (Metro)

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When Niklas Larsson discovered a moose just yards from his family plot near Stockholm, he tried to scare it away. Instead, the beast charged at him… until he put on this manly display. (Metro) (YouTube)

Some people get incredibly self-conscious about their bodies when working out at the gym. If you are one of them we suggest you never visit the Easy Gym in Spain, because gym-goers there can be seen working out in the buff. (The Sun)

The good folks over at Aol Weird News have taken a look at a museum dedicated to odd swallowed items, maybe so you don't have to. (Aol Weird News)

Baz Franks is really getting his teeth stuck into the whole royal wedding thing… he's had images of Prince William and Kate Middleton tattooed on his two front teeth. (WeInterrupt)

We can't say we've ever peeled a banana and thought "that would make a great sculpture of Elvis" -- Japanese artist Keisuke Yamada on the other hand… (Metro)

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It's not normally advisable to jab a crocodile in the eyes, but we guess if it's already got hold of your arm, it's got to be worth a try… as did this Australian man. (Telegraph)

When the automatic timer at a New Zealand supermarket accidentally opens the door and booted up the self check-out kiosks, it didn't have a problem finding customers, some didn't even notice the lack of employees. (Pocket Lint)

Annoyed at getting turned away from a pharmacy for not having the right paperwork this man was so pissed off he urinated on the cough drops. (Asylum)

When we told you about a machete flinging slingshot, we thought that was about as terrifying as catapults could get… that was until we saw this gatling gun slingshot. (YouTube)

We like videos of fail almost as much as we like beer, which means we don't know quite how to feel about this video of hundreds of bottles of beer falling over at a brewery ware house in Russia. (Live Leak)

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Diamonds, jewellery and cash are just some of the things we know crooks love to get their hands on. But a criminal duo in Chicago recently executed a well-planned heist for a more surprising item… buckets of human hair. (AP) (GuVid)

A group of teenage thieves who were targeting vans on a council estate got the shock of their lives when they broke in only to discover a four man SAS team inside on a counter-terrorism training exercise. (Sun)

This baseball fan thought it would be a good idea to ask her favourite player to marry her by waving a banner displaying her phone number. 200 calls and 600 text messages later we're guessing it doesn't seem so smart. (NBC Sports) (GuVid)

A human cannonball has plunged to his death when safety net failed and collapsed as the dare-devil shot through the air at a event in Kent. (Metro)

Tunbridge Wells is an unlikely setting for a story about a vigilante ninja patrolling the streets… but that's just what you'll get if you click this link. (Daily Mail)

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This CCTV footage shows the moment a US airport was battered by a powerful tornado which blew windows out at the main terminal and ripped the roof off a concourse. (M&C) (YouTube)

Termites are said to have munched their way through a chest of 10 million rupees (£130,000) at a bank in India. (Wane.com)

A pair of scooter and skateboard riding dogs have been doing their stuff at Huffington Post Media Group's new headquarters. (Aol Weird News)

LA gang member Anthony Garcia has been convicted of murder and faces a lifetime in prison after police realised the tattoo on his chest was actually 'a map' of an unsolved murder. (Asylum)

We can't help but think the news desk knew exactly what they were doing when they dispatched TV reporter Marissa Mike to put together a piece on strong winds which were hitting Palm Springs. (KPS Local 2) (YouTube)

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Remember that dead alien which was found in Russia? Well it turns out it was a fake and made out of bread and chicken skin. (Asylum)

When doctors gave Wang Tianqing a routine CT scan in the hope of identifying what was causing his epilepsy, they were on the look out for anything unusual.. like the bullet lodged in his head. (DigTriad) (YouTube)

A disabled granny has fought off three muggers by head-butting one of them after she was tipped out of her mobility scooter. (SWNS)

A bar which ran a series of goldfish races has cancelled the events after protests from PETA. The goldfish have already forgotten all about it. (Aol Weird News)

Ouch! A footballer has been hospitalised after an end of season party got out of hand and he had a pool cue shoved up his backside. (Mirror)




WNWDW: Dangling burglar needed rescuing

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Burglars do not normally look forward to emergency services turning up while they are still at the scene - but this suspected robber seemed happy to see firefighters when he became stuck on the side of a building in China. (The Sun)

Alleviating our concerns that the inevitable mechanical uprising is imminent, a robot has thrown the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game‚ badly. That's got to give us a couple of years before we're enslaved by the machines, right? (Engadget)

After falling ill and suffering internal bleeding while on a cruise ship off the coast of Norway, 73-year-old Janet Richardson probably didn't think it could get much worse… until paramedics dropped her into the icy sea. (Daily Mail)

A spoof vampire video has been released by the NHS in a bid to get more men to visit the dentist. In the tongue-in-cheek video a woman is seen rejecting a vampire because of the state of his gnashers. (Daily Mail)

We don't know how burglars pick which houses they raid, but if we saw this sign warning that our heads would be blown off if we picked this one, we think we'd give it a miss. (KTRE)

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An umbrella which is designed to look like a Samurai sword when worn on the back, has sparked a massive police response at a US shopping mall… when five people reported it looked like a rifle. (AZ Central)

A brave sheriff’s deputy in Dallas has conducted a daring rescue in which he smashed his way into a burning car to save the driver. (My Fox)

Sometimes we warn you an article might contain bad language or gruesome images. This one doesn't, though it should come with a cuteness overload warning. Meet Cookie the tiny penguin who loves being tickled. (Daily Mail)

TV newsreader Natalie Barr had the rest of her team in hysterics when she mixed up the words version and virgin in a recent report about a life-sized Barbie. (Asylum)

Studies have found that oral sex puts men at increased risks of cancer. (Aol Weird News

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When tornados recently hit Jackson in Michigan, it trashed homes and destroyed cars. But as local news reporters discovered, Eric Hubbard has a more pressing issue... it stole his hamburger. (YouTube)

Police in South Africa say a man who'd had an argument with his girlfriend may have committed suicide by walking into a crocodile-infested river where he's understood to have been eaten alive. (Emirates247)

People often complain that the service they get from the mail man is crap… well this US postal worker seems to have taken it literally. (Aol Weird News)

A stowaway cat has been found after making a 2,200 mile journey in sealed shipping container. It's thought Douglas the cat survived by drinking condensation on the inside of the container. (Asylum)

Okay it didn't know what it was doing, but a polar bear cub at a zoo in Denmark has done a rather impressive Winnie the Pooh impression after getting his head stuck in a bucket. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

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A cyclist in China had a very lucky escape when he jumped off his bike just seconds before it was crushed by an overturning container lorry. Other road users watched on in horror as the speeding lorry crashed in front of them. (ITN)

Even when they're talking about teams you've never heard of, competing in sports you don't really care about, there's something infectious about over-excited sports commentators. (Yahoo)

A mortuary in California has launched drive-by grieving by putting an open casket behind a display window. (Asylum)

It was a big sporting weekend, but at Newslite we were not bothered by the FA Cup semi-finals, the London marathon or the Chinese Grand Prix… for us this weekend was all about the annual office chair race in Germany. (Local) (YouTube)

An American Mensa member says he never gets bored, that's because John Hornberger has a collection of 1,140 board games. (Aol Weird News)

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Stop whatever you are doing! Surgeons, put down that scalpel, Firefighers turn off that hose… Kate Middleton's face has been found on jelly bean. Now you can carry on. (Metro)

Walter Breuning, the world's oldest man, has died in the US at the age of 114. He said the secret to his long life was a strict regime of two meals a day and keeping fit. (BBC)

No-one likes going to see the doctor. But that could be different if more medical professionals spent as much time practicing as Dr Trick Shot. Trick shot videos will never be the same, nor will seeing your GP. (NBC Sport)

An artist has created a subway car that looks like a giant fish. Seriously, what are you still doing here? Click the lick to check out a photo. (Aol Weird News)

A man who was watching videos in a private booth at a porn shop when he  burst into flames is said to be fighting for his life. (Asylum

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Police in Russia are hunting for a hypnotist robber who has been caught on CCTV putting elderly bank customers into trances before stealing their cash. (Metro)

It's not looking good for the Mexican language of Ayapaneco. Not only are there just two people left who can speak it fluently… but they're no longer on speaking terms. (Guardian)

Given the strict regulations about what items you're allowed to take onto a plane, we find it hard to believe anyone thought this would be okay -- but  a couple are said to have tried checking a dead cow onto a transatlantic flight. (Metro)

Thousands of people in Thailand have drenched each other to help set a new Guinness World Record for world's largest water pistol fight. (Telegraph)

In case you ever needed proof that you picked the wrong degree course, it's just been revealed that a professor at La Salle University in Philadelphia took strippers and lap dancers to seminars. (Aol Weird News)

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A statue of a naked Apollo, which was banned from being on display in Nice for 22 years because it was thought to be too well-endowed, is set to re-erected. Yes we went there. (Aol Weird News)

A drug addict who jumped from a 70ft crane as rescuers tried to bring him to safety, somehow survived with hardly any injuries after landing on a three foot deep pile of snow. (Austrian Times) (LiveLeak)

Would-be jewellery thieves were caught out by tough display cases which they were unable to break into despite having a hammer and a shotgun. (Asylum)

This video shows the chilling moment a commuter plane at New York's JFK airport was spun around as it was clipped by an Air France Airbus A380. (Telegraph)

A farmer says he has been forced to dye his flock bright orange in a bizarre bid to stop crooks from stealing them. (Daily Mail)

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New Yorkers have been given UFO hotline to call if they have seen something unusual and unexplainable in the sky. 68-year-old retiree Joseph Capp set up the phone-line because he says it can be a shock to people. (Aol Weird News)

An Indonesian lawmaker has resigned after he was caught on camera watching porn on a tablet computer while in parliament. Arifinto had previously helped pass a tough anti-pornography law. (Asylum)

A blind water-skier has set a new world record by travelling 23.85 miles around Anglesey in an hour, while wearing a blindfold to comply with the rules. (Metro)

Actors often say it is an emotional moment when one of their characters is killed off. Well spare a thought for Law Lok-lam, the Hong Kong actor died on five different soap operas in a 24-hour period last week. (ABC)

A boxer who was not happy about being disqualified in the tenth round after an intentional headbutt decided to throw a series of punches at the referee. (Asylum)


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Police in Texas have been accused of using excessive force after reaching for the pepper-spray when dealing with a baby squirrel. Cops have defended the actions saying the animal was suspected of having rabies. (Canoe) (Youtube)

The FBI has released a memo from 1950 which states that 'three so-called flying saucers' had been recovered in New Mexico. Does this prove aliens landed at Roswell? (Asylum)

This student was probably hoping to make a name for himself when he stood up in the middle of a lecture, stripped off to a Superman outfit and ran out, and in a way he did… just not how he would have liked. (Nine MSN)

Ever wondered what would happen if a tractor went rogue in a supermarket car park? No, neither have we. But if we had, this video would be compulsory viewing. (Autoblog) (YouTube)

And our odd animal friendship of the day goes to a deer and a nesting goose who appear to have become best buddies inside a Buffalo cemetery. (Aol Weird News)

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Police in the US have released a video of a naked man shooting an AK-47 at a $65,000 SWAT team robot. Yes you read that correctly. (WFTV) (YouTube)

A dog begging at the side of a dining table is nothing new, but they normally do it  for scraps of food, not a bucket full of cash. A homeless man in the US has trained his dog to beg for him. (Telegraph)

A man in Ohio is claiming woof justice after he was charged with allegedly barking at a police dog. (Aol Weird News)

As any football fan knows, there are good penalties, bad penalties… and ones you just have to watch over and over again. (Asylum)

We all know there are some pretty stupid drivers our there. But just in case you need the proof, here's a video of someone doing 50mph on a highway… backwards. (Jalopnik)

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A man in New Mexico was a bit late in trying to get help for a woman he took to hospital -- doctors say the body was decomposing and had been dead for a day and a half. (WTNH)

A £5 million stealth super-boat dubbed 'the Batmobile of the sea' (or M80 Stiletto Stealth if you are getting all technical) is being used to hunt down drug runners by the US Dept of Defence. (Metro)

All parents will know how hard it can be to calm down a hyperactive child, well police in the US have a possible solution… they recently used pepper spray on an eight-year-old. (Aol Weird News)

It's every dad's nightmare. Seeing their son grow up to be… a supporter of a rival team. However, we're not sure threatening to evict your child is the best way of dealing with the situation. (SportsGrid)

A woman in Ohio had to call 911 recently after somehow accidentally locking herself into the boot of her car. (WeInterrupt)

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Not long ago we saw what can happen if school bullying is not tackled -- well no-one can accuse this teacher of not tackling it head on. (Times Union) (ebaumsworld)

A 19-year-old convicted murderer who is serving a life sentence has been named 'Miss Jail' after winning a prison beauty pageant in Brazil. (Aol Weird News)

A student who got bored in a government and politics lecture at college, yawned so hard that she dislocated her jaw and had to visit hospital because she couldn't close her mouth. (Asylum)

Maria Hose Cristerna is not your normal mother. The 35-year-old from Mexico has become known as vampire woman after taking her body art to the extreme. Yes those are horns. (Daily Mail)

Marathon runner Noel Bresland has run 26.2 miles in the London Eye as part of his bid to complete 223 marathons in 10 years. (Telegraph)

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When this German teenager told her parents she wanted a horse so that she could take up show jumping, they said no. But Regina wasn't going to let that stop her, she spent two years training a cow. (BBC)

An Australian woman has had a lucky escape after somehow surviving an accident in which she drove her car off the sixth floor of car park and crashed onto the street below. (The Sun)

The face of Jesus has appeared in a three-cheese pizza. Not a meat feast, not a pepperoni, a three-cheese pizza. (Aol Weird News)

Just three months out of office Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to star in a crime-fighting superhero cartoon called The Governator which is being produced by Stan Lee. (CNet)

Footballers sometimes scores a goal which looks more like a cross which accidentally ended up in the back of the net. And along those lines, we think it's safe to assume this goal was equally unintentional. (Asylum)


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In a rare bit of good news coming out of Japan, a dog which is believed to have survived the tsunami and been carried out to sea three weeks ago, has rescued by coastguards. (GuVid) (Telegraph)

A pair of children have been left injured after a strong wind lifted a bouncy castle from the ground and across three lanes of traffic. (Aol Weird News)

Mohammed al Fayed has told Fulham fans they can "go to hell" if they don't like the new Michael Jackson statue which has bizarrely been erected at Craven Cottage. (GuVid) (Yahoo)

A man has used his prosthetic leg to tackle an armed robber who he saw holding up a convenience store in Massachusetts. (Aslyum)

Remember when you used to play football at school, there was always one kid who was far better than anyone else… well we bet even they couldn't compete this nine-year-old who has been dubbed the "Japanese Messi". (GuVid)

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When Joanie Ranahan noticed her "engine warning" light was flashing she took her car to mechanics. But she would probably have been just as goo driving to the vets… a family of squirrels were found nesting under the hood. (CBS)

Police in California say they've charged a man who visited a massage parlour, claimed to massage parlour inspector and then demanded a rubdown and $200. (Aol Weird News)

A US convenience store assistant who'd told his boss that if the shop was ever robbed, he would put up a fight, has lived up to his word after wrestling a weapon from a gunman. (9 News)

A drunk OAP who got his groove on to a bit of Led Zeppelin has become an online hit after his inebriated dancing was uploaded to YouTube. (Metro) (YouTube)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.2 on the Richter scale shook homes in Blackpool this morning. (Telegraph)

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Police and firefighters in Russia have been given the runaround by a raccoon which escaped from a zoo and then evaded their capture for several hours. (Asylum)

This labradoodle would be forgiven for having something of an identity crisis. Not only is his part labrador retriever and part poodle, he's also been dyed with orange with black stripes to look like a tiger. (The Sun)

There's something strangely satisfying about seeing a sales gimmick go wrong, like it did for store bosses in China who had a car gold-plated to attract shoppers. Police noticed the car didn't have road tax and towed it away. Owners must now pay a fine or the gold car could be crushed. (Orange)

A student from the University of Southern California who was photographed allegedly having sex on the roof of a campus building has been suspended from his Kappa Sigma fraternity. (Daily Mail)

Air Force experts claim that the upcoming royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton will see a surge in UFO sighting. (Aol Weird News)

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Shark fishing just became a lot easier. An 8-foot 375-pound shark has leapt from the sea in the Gulf of Mexico and straight onto a boat. (MSNBC)

The Australian RSPCA have blasted a man who filmed himself as he drove around at high speeds with his pet parrot dangerously grasping his windscreen wiper. (Asylum)

A high school student in Canada has been suspended after confronting a school secretary about her extracurricular work as a porn star. (Aol Weird News)

If the loud barking of a dog has ever annoyed you, you'll no-doubt be impressed by this pup who appears to have come with a volume control. (Buzzfeed)

The famous Shaolin Temple martial arts centre seems to be branching out into football skills after these monks were photographed showing off their ball skills. (The Sun)

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Friends of a teenage football fan who was shot and killed in Columbia, swiped his coffin from the funeral and took him to  one more match. (NBC Sports)

TV reporters are often nervous about doing live broadcasts when surrounded by animals. Charlotte Bellis found out why when two alpacas at an event she was covering started shagging the moment she went live Breakfast on TV New Zealand. (College Humour)

While animals getting their heads stuck in jars while on the hunt for food are nothing new, but it doesn't often end up with the trapped animal on the top of a utility pole and becoming the neighbourhood entertainment. (Aol Weird News)

We've all seen animal pitch invasions before, but it usually ends quickly with the critter being led from the sports-field. That wasn't the case during a women's football game when this dog got a good belly rub from players. (NBS Sports)

Okay let's get this straight, these are fake pets, no-one is skateboarding or rollerskating on their real pets and no animals were hurt during the making of this video. (YouTube)

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Video of someone dancing manically in a giant Google Android costume at a Taiwan shopping centre has become an online hit. (The Sun) (YouTube)

A learner driver is said to have assaulted her examiner after he refused to accept the cash-filled red envelope she tried to bribe him with. Jin Su has failed her driving test five times. (Metro)

Surfer Gary Saavedra has set a new world record by successfully riding a 41.3 mile wave created by a boat moving through the Panama Canal for 3 hours, 55 minutes. (Asylum)

A reptile house at Bronx Zoo has been closed after a poisonous cobra vanished from an enclosure and is missing. The highly venomous 20-inch-long Egyptian cobra disappeared on Friday. (Aol Weird News)

Air New Zealand know most passengers don't watch air safety videos, which is why they make theirs a little different - just like this one featuring retro fitness guru Richard Simmons. Previously they have used ones with staff in body-paint and the All Blacks. (SMH) (YouTube)

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By taking a naked shower in public a pair of models hoped to get attention for animal rights group Peta. They got a little more attention from this driver than they would have liked, he crashed his car. (Daily Mail)

Latasha Williams did not want to be taken into custody during a court case in Nevada - in fact she put up such a protest it took three officers to restrain her. (MyFox)

A baby boy who was born with one eye in the center of his forehead - and promptly dubbed "Cyclops Baby" has sadly survived only one day. (Aol Weird News)

A local TV news presenter has been left red-faced after accidentally saying the word 'c*nts' when he meant to say 'cuts' during a report on the business impact of the budget. (SWNS) (YouTube)

A cat had to be rescued by firefighters and vets after chasing a bunny into a pipe and getting stuck. It was only when they cut the pipe they discovered why it was there. A bunny it had been chasing ran out. (Metro)

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When an animal rescue centre arranged for a miniature horse with a missing leg, to be fitted with a prosthetic limb, they hoped he'd be able to walk on it. They were shocked when, within minutes, he was running around. (GuVid) (Yahoo)

Think you have got a good aquarium at home? Think again, Jack Heathcote has a better one which is home to several stingrays, two turtles, a catfish and a 4ft (1.2m) alligator gar fish. (BBC)

Let's hope the groom stuck the knife into the right one for the photos when his wife arranged her wedding cake to be a 5ft replica of herself. (Aol Weird News)

A news reporter who suffered what is being described as a ‘minor medical issue’ was left speaking jibberish on live TV. (GuVid) (Mediaite)


A Chinese physics professor says he has become addicted to doing push-ups on the blades of chopping knives. 57-year-old Xie Guanghai says his secret it knowing how to balance -- and the thick calluses on his palms. (Telegraph)

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A policeman in India who hoped protecting a former politician from six unidentified armed men would win him a bravery award, is recovering in hospital… after admitting he make the story up and shot himself. (Yahoo)

Pole dancing for Jesus… has become a real thing in Texas where Christians are encouraged to writhe around on a pole to show their love for the big J. (YouTube) (LA Times)

We never get tired of seeing electronic road signs getting hacked to warn of Zombie attacks, and neither shout you. (Aol Weird News)

A man who makes a living by dressing as a real-life transformer and performing for tourists in California says he's stumbled on an unexpected benefit, in his own worlds he says: "I can confirm chicks find Transformers sexy." (Asylum)

A 92-year-old woman has been arrested after using a handgun to shoot her neighbor's house when he refused to give her a kiss. Randy Helen Staudinger is said to have had a crush on the man who is 40 years her junior. (NBC)

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We think it's safe to say this Spanish commentator enjoyed this basketball game, as the game came towards the end his shouting became more and more frenzied until he lost his voice… and possibly mind. (GuVid)

A Romanian ostrich which was stolen from a farm managed to escape her captors and run home at speeds of 40mph. (Metro)

Police say an intimate examination of a woman they were arresting found she had more than 100 items - including 54 bags of heroin and loose change - in her vagina. (Aol Weird News)

A US man was so outraged that the price of burritos had gone up at his local Taco Bell, that he held an armed standoff and shot at staff and police. (MSNBC)

As all public transport users know, there are some 'interesting' people out there, you see them but don't know their name, normally. Bloody Loco wanted to make sure this guy knew who he was sharing his subway carriage with. (GuVid) (Now Public)


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We've always been reassured by those big thick glass walls at ice hockey games which keep fans safe from flying pucks and angry-looking players. After seeing this video, not so much. (Asylum)

A police car which was parked to block traffic on a US highway as cops investigate a road accident was damaged… when another car ploughed into it. (KSDK) (YouTube)

We already know the importance of TV presenters not getting caught drinking beer or with their trousers down- sports analyst Doug Gottlieb would like to add 'having a ringing phone in your pocket' to the list. (ABC) (YouTube)

A squirrel has 'gone nuts' and started terrorising a neighbourhood in Vermont where it is jumping on residents and assaulting them. (Aol Weird News)

There's a reason behind alcohol age limits, and it's to stop toddlers being treated for alcoholism. Unfortunately it doesn't always work - like with this 3-year-old who is addicted to booze. (We Interrupt)

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A disgruntled Lamborghini owner in China wasn't happy with the service he'd received from a garage - so he hired a group of men to destroy the car with sledgehammers. (GuVid) (The Sun)

An Amish man in Ohio has been accused of drag racing in his horse-draw buggy after being involved in an accident in which it clipped an oncoming car. There's no news on whether he won. (Aol Weird News)

When this woman returned to her home in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami she found the all too familiar scene of destruction -- and then she discovered her pet cat had survived. (GuVid)

A entrepreneurial 13-year-old from the US has scored himself a hit by producing and selling a range of manly candles which smell of things like bacon, fresh cut grass and buttered popcorn. (The Star)

An overweight bullying victim has become an internet sensation by fighting back and slamming his tormentor onto a concrete floor. Both students have since been suspended from the Australian school after the incident. (Daily Mail)

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At NewsLite we like Simon Pegg and Nick Frost almost as much as we like Star Wars, so it's no surprise we enjoyed seeing the duo recreate the movie on the cheap, well one scene, almost. (College Humor)

We're in no way trying to take away from the human tragedy which is the Japanese earthquake - but this video of dogs dealing with the aftermath and in particular one refusing to leave his injured pal, really tugs at our heartstrings. (YouTube)

A less than bright bank robber has been arrested in the US after showing the cashier two forms of identification which she said she needed to see to authorise his robbery. (Aol Weird News)

It appears that Fox New have problems distinguishing between a Japanese nightclub and nuclear power plant. Oops. (We Interrupt)

Zheng Guigui may have been born with no fingers on her right hand - but that hasn't stopped her wowing viewers of a Chinese TV show with her amazing piano playing. (Asylum)

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JoAnn Lorak enjoys dolphin watching… just not normally as up close as this. She recently suffered a sprained ankle when a dolphin in florida jumped into her boat and landed on her foot. (Naples News)

So you've been given a burnt meat pie, do you: a.) Throw it away (well it is burnt), b.) Eat it anyway (well it is a meat pie) or c.) Spend 40 years taking around the world and declare it a family heirloom? (Metro)

More than one inch of rain on the morning of April 8th could win you a free car in an odd promotion launched by a US car dealership. (Aol Weird News)

Jeremy Clarkson has been involved in an alleged altercation with a fan who tried to take his photo with an iPhone in an Australian restaurant. Clarkson is said to have confiscated the phone. (Telegraph)

For many people, lent means giving up chocolate and alcohol. But we prefer the way J. Wilson is approaching it -- he's planning to consume only beer for the 46 days. (The Star)

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You would be forgiven for not noticing, but boffins at NASA say the giant earthquake off the coast of Japan increased the speed of the Earth's rotation and made Friday shorter. 1.6 microseconds shorter. (Aol Weird News)

Sure you are a fan of Julia Roberts, but we bet Miljenko Parserisas Bukovic is a much bigger one -- he's got 82 portraits of the actress tattooed on his body. (Asylum)

In the past we've owned up to being made to feel physically insecure by children a fraction of our age… now it's the turn of 69-year-old Frits Mansvelt Beck to make us think about joining a gym. (YouTube)

A curious fox made its way onto the pitch at Twickenham shortly before kickoff in the Six Nations match between England and Scotland, much to the amusement of 82,000 fans. Stewards managed to catch it before the game. (Canadian Press) (YouTube)

The Queen Mother is said to have had a surprising taste in music. Details revealed about her record collection at the Castle of Mey has revealed she was a ska music aficionado. (Telegraph)

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We've seen enough criminals getting their comeuppance at the most unlikely of hands, to think that almost anything is possible -- but even we find it hard to believe that this puppet foiled a robbery. (YouTube)

We kind of feel sorry for this kid, he's only young and he's already achieved the best sporting moment he is likely to. Sorry kid, it's all downhill from now. (Shortlist)

This is serious. The US is this weekend holding its first-ever laughing championship. And that's no joke. (Aol Weird News)

When a 52-year-old woman from Pennsylvania stubbed her toe, she probably shouted a profanity… then she definitely called 911 to report the accident and ask for an ambulance ride to the hospital. (UPI)

A crash involving a lorry carrying commercial ink cartridges has created what has to be one of the most colourful road accidents ever. The trailer carrying ink to a newspaper company rolled over spilling the ink on the road. (Boston.com)

When his trusty guide dog lost his sight, Graham Waspe knew what he needed to do -- he got a new guide dog to lead the pair of them around. (Asylum)

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A video of a dog riding a scooter has become an online hit, obviously. Norman the briard is said to have taken up riding the scooter after seeing children playing on them. (GuVid) (Metro)

French cops say they've recovered £15m worth of gems which were stolen from a Harry Winston store - after they were discovered in a rain sewer under a house where they had been stashed by the crooks. (Independent)

Police raiding a pot farm in California say they found a 4-foot alligator guarding the crop. (Aol Weird News)

A dog trainer has been filmed in a dramatic video resuscitating a seemingly dead dog which is not breathing by using CPR. (Asylum)

It looks like the world will soon have yet another world's shortest man… unless 56cm tall Junrey Balawing has a sudden growth spurt before his 18th birthday later this year. (Metro)

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A daredevil water-skier has set a new speed record after being towed by a helicopter in Acapulco at 153mph. As you do if normal water-skiing isn't dangerous enough for you. (ABC Local)

Police are on the hunt for a would-be armed robber whose face was revealed on CCTV footage when he repeatedly struggled to put his mask on as he tried to raid a US convenience store. (Asylum)

The winner of a German radio contest will receive an all expenses paid, once in a lifetime… funeral. (WeInterrupt)

A man who made himself at home inside somebody else's house and took a shower, was so surprised when the actual homeowner returned… he called 911 himself. He was worried the homeowner may have a gun. (MSNBC)

Captain James T Kirk has made a wake up call to the crew of the space shuttle Discovery. Well William Shatner has. (Aol Weird News)

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An Oscar awarded to The King’s Speech has been damaged after the 15-month-old daughter of co-producer Simon Egan dropped it onto a concrete floor. (Telegraph)

A gutsy/stupid Barcelona fan took his life into his own hands when he played trumpet version of Barcelona's club song on the steps of Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium while wearing a Barca shirt! (The Sun)

ARRRRR! Could this be the best horse racing commentary of all time? In the interest of full disclosure this clip is not new, it was filmed in 2008, and it hasn't only just made it to the internet, it was uploaded in 2010. (YouTube)

A professor in Denmark has commissioned a lookalike robot which will be used  to study human interactions with robots in different cultural contexts. (Fox News)

George Lucas is striking back against a prop designer who is selling iconic Star Wars Stormtrooper helmets. Lucasfilm has launched a court case to see whether U.S. copyrights on "three-dimensional works" can be enforced in England. (Aol Weird News)

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When we saw a report on Fox News that staring at breasts was good for men's health, we thought it was too good to be true… and it looks like it was. The reported study is said to be a 10-year-old hoax. (My Fox) (Snopes)

Sometimes the main content of a news report isn't the most interesting aspect. Take this Sky Sports News for example… and pay particular attention to the way this police officer types. (Shortlist)

An elderly woman who is believed to have mixed up the accelerator and break pedals in her car, accidentally sped across six lanes of traffic and crashed into a house. (Daily Mail)

After the recent spate of trick shot videos you have got to do something special to stand out -- long snapper Zach Enyeart hopes throwing throwing the ball between his legs is his something special. (YouTube)

The Virgin Mary has made an impromptu appearance on a cliff on Newquay's Western Beach in Cornwall. (Aol Weird News)

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Wedding dresses can be expensive, but designers are proving that they don't have to be… by producing ones made out of toilet paper. The ' Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest' is now in its seventh year. (Aol Weird News)

A driver in China who was parking his car accidentally hit the wrong pedal and sped forwards crashing through the second floor wall of a car park. (Metro)

We thought people only slipped over on banana peels in cartoons. Apparently not, a women in the US is suing a store where she slipped on a banana peel and suffered a herniated disk and tissue damage. (Yahoo)

Footage of a what is said to be a UFO hovering over the city of Sao Paulo before disappearing in a flash of light has been shown on Brazilian TV. (Telegraph)

A couple claim they have found the likeness of E.T. in the rings of a tree. We're not convinced, but they seem happy with their log. (WeInterrupt)

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A puppy which was euthanised, declared dead and disposed of, has shocked animal control officers by rising from the dead. A veterinary clinic which took it in is now looking for new home for the zombie puppy. (News 9)

Out of all the Charlie Sheen headlines we've seen recently, this is the one which grabbed our attention most 'Charlie Sheen offends armless person' (Aol Weird News)

A motorist who swerved his truck to miss a deer and ended up driving into a river, is lucky to be alive after bailing out of the vehicle before it went over a waterfall. (Asylum)

A Russian art group have revealed their latest stunt in which young women approached hundreds of random police woman in Moscow and tried to kiss them on the lips. (AFP) (YouTube)

A young boy accidentally shot his mother in the neck after his father accidentally shot himself in the leg and called for help. (Asylum)


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Supatra Sasuphan could easily be self conscious about her condition - but the 11-year-old is said to be celebrating being named the "World's Hairiest Girl" by the Guinness World Records. (Aol Weird News)

A pair of drunk men in Sweden decided to test the effectiveness of a knife-proof vest and one of them unsurprisingly ended up in hospital with stab wounds. (The Local)

Footballers in Colombia are at the centre of an animal cruelty outrage after kicking an owl from pitch during a recent game. The bird had already been hit by the ball during the game. (EuroSport)

A robber was so determined to smash his way into a Chinese bank with a hatchet that he hit a toughened glass window 198 times to get behind the counter… and was then arrested. (Asylum)

A 14-month-old girl spent four hours locked inside a time-locked bank vault after wandering off from her mother. A locksmith was called when she was spotted on security cameras inside the vault. (Ripleys)

WNWDW: Police dog invades football pitch

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We don't know too much about this video other than there is probably one very embarrassed police dog handler in Brazil -- after his pooch ran onto the pitch and grabbed the ball during a football match. (YouTube)

Shomari Stone was preparing to record a piece to camera when he noticed a fight breaking out between a group of nearby men. Seconds later they were brawling and Stone ran over to pull them apart. (NECN)

The latest energy drink to appear on the market might just give you enough of a kick to run away from whoever came up with the recipe… in includes stallion semen. (Aol Weird News)

We've all seen cheating and diving footballers, but Napoli fans got in on the diving action during a recent game when they tumbled over a broken stadium barrier while celebrating a goal. (Asylum)

A primary school near where England ace Steven Gerrard grew up has banned children from playing with footballs and given them sponge balls instead. (Telegraph) Cheers David… No ball games.

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Dolphins have being credited with saving a dog's life after it became stranded in a canal. The group of dolphins are said to have stayed with the dog and alerted passers-by by persistently splashing. (GuVid) (WCSH6)

A man who was shot in the face by his brother survived the incident because the bounced off his gold tooth, it's been claimed. (ArcaMax)

A basketball fan has been left with a bloody nose after being knocked in the face by a mascot after a crowd-surfing stunt. (GuVid) (NewsNet 5)

Saturday is World Sword Swallower's Day (like you'd forget) and Lady Aye is here to tell you how to start relax three layers of your esophageal muscles. (Aol Weird News)

So we know robots will at some point soon be our mechanical overlords, but if this video is anything to go by we should be okay at the moment, well all but the slowest of us. (ABC)

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When a Brazilian mother saw her 3-year-old son petting something behind the sofa, she probably thought he was displaying his imagination. Wrong! It was a 5-foot-long which had found its way in during a flood. (AZCentral)

A time-traveller from 33AD has arrived in Ohio on a mission from God to visit a dance club… at least that's what man told police when they asked why he'd stopped his car in the middle of the road. (Aol Weird News)

Video of a car speeding over a pedestrian bridge in an Italian city, it's got to be another remake of the Italian Job, right? Nope, it was a pair of young couples looking for a shortcut to their night out. (Daily Mail)

Chris Hopper wasn't going to stand there and take it when a pair of armed robbers tried to raid his jewellery store. He wrestled with the thugs before throwing one of them over the counter and chasing them out onto the street. (Asylum)

If there's one neighbour you don't want to have a fight with, you'd think it was the military enthusiast with the tank parked outside his home. But that hasn't stopped residents in Wolvercote from complaining about the eye-sore. (Telegraph)

Police in Essex are on the hunt for a boy-racer who filmed a video of himself driving at 167mph in a 50mph area and then posted it to YouTube. (Daily Mail)

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A Chinese man who spent three days straight playing an online game at an internet cafe - forgoing little things like food and sleep - has died after collapsing and slipping into a coma. (Fox Atlanta)

A steady-handed Russian artist has created the world's smallest working aquarium. Despite measuring just 30x24x14mm it features a working water purification filter. (GuVid)

Ordering a pizza every day isn't exactly the most healthy of things - but for one US woman, her regular large pepperoni has saved her life. When staff didn't get their normal order they checked Jean Wilson was okay - she'd fallen over and couldn't get to the phone. (GuVid) (WMCTV)

Dave Cummings will turn 71 in a few weeks, and how will he celebrate… by becoming the oldest actor to be entered into the porn hall of fame. (Aol Weird News)

A US teenager is being forced to wear a sign on the corner of a street declaring he got bad grades in school and asking motorists to honk if they think he needs an education. (CBS 19)

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Ksyusha the cat has become an internet star after her fondness for squeezing into jars, bowls and washing machines was revealed by her Russian owner. (Asylum)

People from around the world will tomorrow gather in Arizona to participate in a UFO conference to discuss topics including alien technology, government cover-ups, black projects and crop circles. (Aol Weird News)

CCTV footage has been revealed showing the moment a car fell from the third floor of a car park in Brazil. No major injuries were reported. (Zoom In)

We don't know who Uncle Gerald was. We do know however that he like fireworks - because it was his final wish to the sent off with a 320,000 exploding firecracker memorial. (Reddit) (YouTube)

A Saudi woman is seeking a divorce after her husband broke her hand for changing the TV channel from one of young girls performing sexy dances. (Asia One) Cheers Ali... don't go changing.

Police are on the lookout for Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble after statues of the pair disappeared in the US. (NaplesNews)  Cheers Tim… who asks: 'Yabba-dabba-do you know who took them?'

WNWDW: Robbers hold-up gun store - lose $40

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A pair of crooks have been left $40 out of pocket after trying to rob a gun store in the US. Unsurprisingly staff at the gun store were armed and had a beter understanding of their weapons. (My Fox)

An English Loch Ness Monster has been photographed emerging from Lake Windermere near Bowness… and promptly beed dubbed Bownessie. (Aol Weird News)

Judges are not normally known for their sense of humour, but Julian Lambert is said to have had a court room in fits of laughter after congratulating a police dog for biting a thief on the bottom. (Mirror)

A cyclist who crashed during a world title race and ended up with a 25cm wooden splinter through his leg, still (somehow)  managed to finish third. (Asylum)

An inquisitive Jack Russell which fell into a irrigation distribution box has been rescued after spending 19 hours underground. (Daily Mail)

WNWDW: Super-sized supermodel has big plans

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Amazon Eve, a 6ft 8inch tall model, says she is due to be declared "the world's tallest model" (Aol Weird News)

A group of Japanese robots have begun training for a mechanical marathon which will take place next week. The androids will complete a 100 metre course 422 times during the full 42.195-km race. (The Sun)

A clown who won a seat in the Brazilian national congress has messed up his first vote by pressing the wrong button. Well he is a clown, it was either that or spray colleagues with water from a flower. (Yahoo)

Fan Zengxu is a man who means business. The Chinese traffic cop recently clung to the hood of a speeding taxi for 1km after being hit by a driver he'd caught parking illegally. (Asylum)

A bizarre video of an apparently drunk man eating a napkin in a Los Angeles diner has become a YouTube hit. (Metro)


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A man who suffered years of stabbing headaches says he was shocked to discover he'd had a 4in knife blade stuck in his brain for more than four years. (Daily Mail)

A poster which was said to have been graffitied by Banksy in a bid to promote his Oscar nomination has been ripped down in Hollywood. The poster had a inebriated Mickey Mouse added with his hand placed on a model's body. (Yahoo) (YouTube)

Ancient human bones have been discovered in an English cave which not only show signs of cannibalism but that skulls were used as cups. (Aol Weird News)

Australian fisherman Andrew Wilson, who was knocked overboard by a rogue wave, has survived a eight-hour and 4.7 mile swim back to shore… in shark-infested waters. (Huffington Post)

A group of Russian customs officers have annoyed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin after uploading a video celebrating the lavish lifestyle they say comes with government jobs, to YouTube. (Stuff)


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A US man was arrested after allegedly starting a bar fight when he discovered the group of women he'd just bought a round of drinks for were actually men in drag. (Aol Weird News)

We like to think we're as committed to our journalistic endeavours as the next man. Unless the next man is reporter Aaron Baskerville, that is, he asked to be tasered on TV just to show how painful it can be. (MLive) Thanks Oliver... it's quite simply shocking.

It's never good to have your goalkeeper sent off. But it's especially bad when  you don't have a substitute keeper and it happens just 10 seconds into a match. (SWNS) Cheers Tom… no red card for you.

Sure it's not up there with sporting occasions like the Superbowl or FA Cup final but the US has just crowned its top grocery bagger. (YouTube)

A teacher has been suspended from her school for spraying an air fresher on her Asian pupils because she said they smelt like curry. (Telegraph) Cheers Sharon… who obviously smells of roses.

When a TV newsreader commented on the Ashes urn by asking: "How can something so small be so impressive?" he probably wasn't expecting his co-presenter to come back with a "Well Mark you would know about that". Awkward. (Aslyum)


WNWDW: 'Alien' tumour found inside US man

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A US man who visited the doctor with persistent back pain was shocked when an X-ray revealed a football-sized "alien" tumour with growing tentacles. (Aol Weird News)

It may not look the most romantic of smooches but a Thai couple have set a new world record the the longest kiss after locking lips for 46 hours, 24 minutes and nine seconds. (Yahoo)

Making the best of recent snowfall, a Pennsylvania family have created a DIY luge course in their back-garden which can can propel riders up to 30 mph. (NBC)

Going where basketball and American Football have gone before, football is the latest sport to get a trick shot video, this time courtesy a goalkeeper. (NBC Sport)
 
A naked drunk protester had to be shot down from electricity pylon after climbing it in protest about a police crackdown on beggars. (Metro)

WNWDW: Dog taking on Dalek is an online hit

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A video of a confused boxer dog taking on a radio controlled toy Dalek has become an online hit after being uploaded to YouTube. (GuVid) (The Sun)

There's no looking back. A photography professor who had a camera surgically implanted in the back of his head has had it removed. (Aol Weird News)

Inspired by the soothsaying power of Paul the psychic octopus, cross-eyed opossum Heidi is set to appear on US TV and predict the winners of the Academy Awards. (Yahoo)

Super-prankster Remi Gaillard is at it again. He's dusted off his Mario Kart kart and is once more surprising people at traffic lights, speeding along roads and around car parks… and supermarkets. (GuVid) (Joystiq)

Every time we see a parliamentary punch-up, we wish it was happening in the UK - if only because we can't help wondering what sort of fighter George Osborne would be? - alas, this one comes from Venezuela. (GuVid) (MSN)

WNWDW: Faulty fire alarm was noisy parrot

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A woman who was plagued for a week by the recurring sounds of a faulty fire alarm and spent ages trying to find it, has discovered the noise actually originated from a parrot in her garden. (Telegraph)

Boxer Usman Ahmed has become an online hit after a video him prancing his way into the the ring for a fight was uploaded to YouTube. At least he can become a dancer if the career as a boxer doesn't work out. (GuVid) (The Sun)

Rail bosses say the number of people involved in near-misses with trains at level crossings increased in 2010 - and they've released the videos to prove it. (Asylum)

April 13, 2036. Mark that date in your diary and don't make any plans after it. Russian scientists say that's the date the estimate the Earth will be hit by an asteroid. (Aol Weird News)

Officials who asked people to vote and select the name of a new government building in Fort Wayne, have rejected the winning option, because they think naming it after former mayor Harry Baals could lead to it being mocked. We can't imagine what they mean. (GuVid)

WNWDW: Man owes his life to a doner kebab

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A man who had his throat slit by a knife-wielding thug owes his life to a doner kebab which he held to his neck to slow the gushing blood. (The Sun)

A truck which had several feet of snow on the top caused what is being described as a 'snow explosion' when it passed under a bridge, as this dash-cam footage shows. (GuVid)

Police are investigating the death of a British woman who died in a US hotel after after undergoing a butt-enhancement procedure there. (Aol Weird News)

Beer which was recovered from a 19th century shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea is being analysed by scientists in the hope it could be recreated. (KEPTTV)

Here's something you don't see every day -- Prime Minister David Cameron posing for a photo with David Hasselhoff (The Sun)

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We have no idea how he managed it, but a motorcyclist who was rear-ended in an accident which left his bike crushed, somehow landed on his feet. (GuVid)

Ouch! A X-ray image has been released which showed just how close a Chinese teenager came to dying when he tripped while peeling an apple and stabbed himself in the face. (Aol Weird News)

More than a thousand people have gathered in Japan to take part in a bizarre annual hole digging contest where the have 30 minutes to create the deepest hole they can. (GuVid) (Reuters)

In what can only be described as an unusual move, Iranian TV channels have been banned from showing cookery shows featuring foreign food. (Telegraph) Cheers David… at least it means no English recipes.

Anapka, the para-sailing Russian donkey which shot to fame after being strapped to a parachute as part of a stupid publicity stunt had died of heart failure. (WeInterrupt)

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Running a marathon sounds a bit like too much hard work to us -- so we can't even imagine what prompted Belgian runner Stefaan Engels to complete 365 in a single year. (Yahoo)

We don't know too much about this video other than this man in Rio de Janeiro is very drunk and very lucky to be alive after almost being hit by a train as he staggered across a track. (GuVid)

A man who fell on his driveway during a heavy blizzard and was buried under snow for several hours, has been saved after a neighbour spotted him while looking through binoculars at what she thought was a small animal. (Aol Weird News)

A holiday resort in the Maldives which planned to be entirely staffed by blonde women will now be issuing blonde wigs to any dark haired employees because of laws which state 50 percent of staff must be from the local population. (GuVid) (Metro)

A bad break-up used to be one which resulted in your clothes being cut to shreds or a rumour circulated about you having an STD - now revenge is more likely to be executed online, as  Jack Weppler found out when he did a Google Images search for himself. (ValleyWag)

WNWDW: 7-year-old bought £70k fighter jet

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A click-happy schoolboy tried to buy a £70k fighter jet on eBay by pressing the 'Buy it now' button while logged in on his farther's account. The dad was forced to phone the seller and beg to be let out of the deal. (My Fox)

A US driver didn't struggle to get the details of a recent accident to her insurance firm… she'd crashed into their office and smashed a hole in the wall. (Aol Weird News)

The competition for the best Super Bowl TV advert is almost as important in the US as the sporting event itself - and Volkswagen's Mini Darth Vader is already looking like a championship contender. (YouTube)

Unlike most children, Lyndon Baty wants to go school, but because he suffers from a kidney disease and has virtually no immune system it's too dangerous -- which is why he now sends a robot in his place. (CNN)

A video of a fox licking a window clean has become a YouTube hit and attracted more than 500,000 views. Yes, it's really come to this. (Asylum)


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A woman in the US tried to send a live 4-month-old puppy through the post as a birthday gift for a family member. Luckily the barking package was intercepted  by postal workers. (Aol Weird News)

Brazilian goalkeeper Saulo recently headed in a 90th minute winner for his team… and then injured himself trying to celebrate, ruling himself out for six months. (Asylum)

If we were the sort of people who feared an animal apocalypse (and we are) this could make more than slightly nervous. A pilot has spotted a mass of more than 100,000 sharks swimming together just 100m from beaches in Florida. (GuVid) (Daily Mail)

Grab a hot cup of cocoa. Grab a hot cup of cocoa. It's not exactly a tongue-twister, but something tells us Weather Network Canada presenter Gary Archibald won't be trying to say it on live TV again any time soon. (GuVid)

There's never a good time or way to find out your house has caught fire but walking in on a live TV report about the blaze has got to be one of the worst. (WTVR)

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Oops. Yesterday was 'Working Naked Day' and we forgot to drop trou in order to celebrate. Don't worry, you didn't miss much. (Aol Weird News)

We're pretty certain Turkish football boss Umit Ozat wasn't too happy when an intruder ran onto the pitch during a recent game. He hit the guy in the head and then tried to stamp on him. (Asylum)

No, The Daily Mail haven't finally flipped and started bringing you pictures of supermarket shelves and claiming they will cause cancer. This is actually a self portrait by Chinese camouflage artist Liu Bolin. (Daily Mail)

A French man is taking GlaxoSmithKline to court claiming a drug from the pharmaceutical giant to treat Parkinson's disease left him as a gay sex and gambling addict. (Yahoo)

IKEA stores are designed to confuse customers out of their money, claim architecture academics… who are still trying to find their way to the cheap meatballs. (WeInterrupt)

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A woman who was believed to be the world's oldest person has died at the age of 114. Or at least that's what the record books will say… Eunice Sanborn insisted she was actually 115. (Aol Weird News)

Wes Moschetto was pretty pleased with his two-week-old Ferrari 458… until someone accidentally parked a Ford pick-up truck on top of it. (Asylum)

A Russian inventor has created a propeller backpack which can be used to power the wearer along on skis at high speeds - although weighing in at 15 kilograms it may feel a tad heavy. (Telegraph)

John Wade Agan says he is the unluckiest man in the world, and we are not going to argue with him. In addition to being struck by lightning he's been stabbed with a butchers knife, robbed at gunpoint, locked in a taxi boot and bitten by two snakes. (UPI)

Manchester airport has introduced holograms of real-life customer service staff in an odd bid to speed up security queues. (Stuff) Cheers David… who will be sending a hologram of himself to work from now on.

WNWDW: Inventor creates DIY death-ray

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A young inventor claims he has used a fibreglass satellite dish and 5,800 tiny mirror tiles to created a "death-ray" which generates enough power to melt steel, vaporize aluminum and boil concrete. (Daily Mail)

The good folks at Aol Weird News look back the at the month of two-headed animals, or January 2011 as you might have called it. (Aol Weird News)

A Saudi farmer says he hopes to get a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records after selling a sheep for a record $55,000 (Emirates247) Thanks Ali... who would only ever spend $54,500 on a sheep.

A robber was caught after raiding a petrol station while wearing a mask he had bought from the same store days earlier. Police made the arrest after reviewing CCTV footage and discovering Neil Simons was the only person to have bought the Halloween mask. (Telegraph)

A gymnast has become an online star after performing an amazing dunk at a basketball game… and passing through the hoop himself. (Asylum)

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Fed-up with his wife constantly demanding sex, a Turkish man recently visited a police station in Germany and asked it there was anything they could do to help him. (Metro)

A Califorian inventor has come up with a new sport called Knokkers which is a bizarre cross between bowling and pool. (Aol Weird News)

A pair of PhD students from Sheffield University have launched their own space mission and recorded amazing footage from edge of space -- all for just £350. (GuVid) (Channel 4)

Measuring a massive 6ft 9in tall and weighing 36 stone, a Dutch prisoner has gone to court claiming that it is inhumane to keep him in a normal sized cell. (BBC)

A pair of men said to have scammed a Spanish property developer out of €200k have been cleared in court - because their hustle was so obviously fake no-one should have fallen for it. (Register)

Postmen are well aware of the dangers posed by dogs -- aggressive turkeys not so much. They will be soon. (Asylum

WNWDW: Lost penguin becomes Peruvian celeb

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Tomas the penguin has become a star in South America after getting lost from his colony and ending up wandering the beaches of the Lima, the Peruvian capital. (Sky News)

A family in Texas say they were shocked to discover and image of the Virgin Mary and the Baby Jesus in a tortilla. (Aol Weird News)

There are still a small number of skyscrapers which French Spiderman Alain Robert hasn't yet scaled… the 137 metre-high Hang Seng Bank HQ in Hong Kong, isn't one of them.  (ITN)

A plastic surgeon who has been performing cosmetic surgery for 35 years will finally go under the knife himself - because he looks like William Shatner. (Asylum)

Fed up with being upstaged by an attention-seeking rodent which appeared on several news broadcasts, Bosses in Downing Street have called in a rat catcher. (Daily Mail

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A US firm say they have scored a bizarre hit after launching a weird range of meat flavoured water including tastes like 'cheeseburger' and Italian sausage. (Aol Weird News)

Researchers say a polar bear was forced to swim continuously for nine days and cover 426 miles in a desperate bid to reach new ice floes. (CBS News)

The body of a popular Italian TV quizmaster who hosted a top show for 50 years and died is 2009 has been snatched from his grave. (STV)

We don't know too much about this video other than this is not the ideal start to a BMX race - all eight rider fell as the barrier refused to drop. (GuVid) (The Sun)

A 76-year-old pensioner say he drove his car into a church… because his sat-nav told him to. (Metro) Cheers Tom… it's better than the devil telling him to. (Metro)  

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A German man has won a new MINI Cooper after having the word 'MINI' tattooed on his manhood. The 39-year-old had entered a contest to see who would do the craziest stunt to win the car. (Austrian Times)

Indonesian rice farmers say they were shocked over the weekend, when they discovered a massive crop circle in one of their fields. (Aol Weird News)

Frank Neuhaeuser was enjoying a night in front of the TV when a police car chase ended with a man driving into the wall outside his house and ploughing through the living room wall. (NDTV) (YouTube)

Taiwan is said to be experimenting with a novel way to deal with the smell and excessive water use on pig farms… training the pigs to use a toilet. (Reuters)

A man from Canada says he has spent £16,000 taking his six sex dolls on trips around England and America. Dave Hockey says his wife "doesn't mind". (The Sun)

WNWDW: THIS is the greatest ever golf shot

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You might think the greatest golf shot of all time happened in a major tournament. But you'd be wrong. A man made an amazing off-a-wall putt when a fountain lifted his ball up up from a water hazard. (GuVid)

A bizarre range of underwear has gone on sale specifically designed for flat-bottomed man who want a bigger bum. (Aol Weird News)

When Gail Davis received a phone call from Apple telling her she'd won a a $10,000 gift card for downloading the 10 billionth app she thought it was a prank and hung up on them. (CNet)

Randy frogs have been blamed for leaving hundreds of people in New Zealand without broadband access and phone calls after getting into a roadside cabinet. (Stuff) Cheers David.

A 13-year-old Norwegian schoolboy says he used a song by the heavy metal band Creed to scare off a pack of four wolves by playing the track on the speaking in his mobile phone. (Spiegel)

This looks perfect if you can't decide whether you want to go bowling or play a game of pool. (Daily Mail)

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A crocodile at a Ukrainian zoo is set to undergo an operation after swallowing a mobile phone which was accidentally dropped into her enclosure. (GuVid)

Video gamers have set a new marathon record after playing Little Big Planet 2 on the Sony PlayStation for more then 50 hours. (Aol Weird News)

A live chicken was filmed being thrown through the window of a KFC restaurant in Warwickshire. RSPCA inspectors now want to speak to the men involved. (GuVid) (BBC)

A university student in Canada has worn the same pair of jeans for 15 months without washing them - in the name of science. (UPI)

Violence has erupted at a ride-on lawn mower race in Queensland (Stuff) Cheers David… who wants to fight whenever he's asked to mow the lawn.

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A US man says he hopes to cash in after creating a money-scented perfume and cologne which he claims will help make the people wearing them rich. (Aol Weird News)

The Ricky Gervais Golden Globes saga has been given the Taiwanese news animation experience in which he is confronted by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and attacked by a sex toy-wielding Hugh Hefner. (GuVid) (The Sun)

A group of very dumb crooks accidentally snorted the cremated remains of a man and two dogs because they thought they had stolen illegal drugs. (Asylum)

An armed robber tried to hold up a US store by indicating he had a handgun and demanding cash -- but then the cashier produced a samurai sword from under the counter and chased him out. (WTOC)

A monk was stopped at the airport when he told authorities he had the skeleton of a dead nun in his suitcase, and he had. (Mirror)

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Police in Germany have detained a paralytic owl which they say was found at the side of the road after drinking too much from two discarded Schnapps bottles. Officers say the bird will be release when it sobers up. (Spiegel)

A wheelchair user and carer were sent flying after trying to use a steeply inclined travelator ina Chinese department store. The carer clung onto the back of the wheelchair as it careered downwards. (GuVid) (NDTV)

If you can't understand a word rappers are going on about help could be on it's way, analytic hip-hop experts are offering translations and interpretations. (Aol Weird News)

Superhero fan says he spent six years learning ancient Ninja warrior skills so that he could fight crime himself. (Metro)

Boffins think we have gone long enough without a Wooly Mammouth and are now ready to start cloning them. It's said the hairy beasts could be with us within four years. (We Interrupt)

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A couple had to be rescued in Australia after getting into trouble while floating down a river on inflatable dolls. As you do. (Courier Mail)

Lacrosse fans were left shocked when the half-time entertainment at a recent game turned out to involve three scantily-clad performers giving the team mascot a lap dance. (GuVid) (Daily Mail)

An inventor has created a waterproof notepad which is designed to be used in the shower. We wonder where he was when he came up with that idea. (Aol Weird News)

A Polish tennis player was left staring at her hands during an Australian Open match, when the head of her racquet flew off. (Asylum)

A German bank clerk was left red-faced after failing to notice a fake £20 banknote, featuring the face of Elvis and issued by the 'Bank of Presley' was not legal currency. (Daily Mail)

WNWDW: Cat called up to do jury service

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A Boston cat has been called to complete jury service after his owner named him on a census in a question about pet ownership. (CBC)

The driver of a snow plough truck had a shock as he cleared snow in the US - he fell through the upper level of a two-storey car park. He escaped without injury - but the moment was captured on CCTV. (GuVid) (The Sun)

A man who had a hair transplant 19 years ago says he's only just discovered the doctor etched the word W****R into he head during the operation. (SWNS)

A refurbished vacuum cleaner which was given as a Christmas present was filled with $280k worth of crystal methamphetamine and cocaine, say police. (Aol Weird News)

Oops. A woman who was distracted by a text message as she walked through a US shopping mall took an unexpected dip when she fell into a fountain. (Asylum)


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We've all fallen asleep on the tube, luckily the worst thing which has happened to us was missing our stop. This guy wasn't so lucky, he was woken up by a rat running onto his face. (GuVid) (MSNBC)

A wounded fox fought back against a would-be hunter in Belarus and shot the man in the leg with the hunters rifle as the pair scuffled. (Asylum)

A US man who claims a rat bit his penis while in a jail has been told by a judge he can sue county officials. (BBC)

German firms now have the right to force female workers to wear bras to work after a court ruling in the case of airport security workers who challenged an employee dress code. (Metro)

A dog is not only a woman's best friend - it's also her housekeeper and personal shopper. (Aol Weird News)

WNWDW: Runaway armoured car smashes garage

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We've all seen the devastation which can be caused by cars crashing into buildings. But those are mostly normal cars, you should see the damage a runaway armoured car can do. (ITN)

They say a good engine is meant to purr, but not like this. A New Zealand man says he was shocked when he pulled over to investigate a strange noise coming from his car and found it was a kitten tucked into the wheel arch. (Stuff)

An eight-year-old boy had to be rescued by firefighters after getting his tongue stuck to a frozen signpost when his older brother dared him to lick it. (Aol Weird News)

Cheating on your partner is just plain wrong, but if a moral argument isn't enough to stop you, how about this? A jealous woman who suspected her boyfriend of cheating on her is said to have taken her revenge by setting fire to his genitals. (Daily Mail)

A flock of birds which were found dead in Romania had apparently drunk themselves to death say experts. The starlings are said to have eaten the grapes left over from the wine-making process. (Herald Sun)

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A Canadian body-builder who says he used a penis enlarger for 500 hours without seeing the desired results is seeking compensation in a small-claims court. Small-claims court, see what they did there? (Chronicle Herald)

Critics claim artist Damien Hirst has finally gone too far after revealing his latest offering, a diamond-studded baby skull.  (Aol Weird News)

We are still waiting for confirmation that the Dear Leader has a pair himself, but contraband skinny jeans are all the rage in North Korean. (We Interrupt)

Last week, his crime-fighting antics made Phoenix Jones an internet hit. But now the real-life superhero is just another man with a broken nose after trying to break up a fight. (NY Post)

A Chinese artist has spent more than a year building a life-size BMW out of hundreds of bricks. He now hopes to sell the creation, which weighs 6.5 tons, for £80,000. (Daily Mail)



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A young girl is lucky to be alive after her mother lowered her into a train track in front of an on-coming train in a bid to avoid paying their fares. (GuVid) (Sky News)

There is nothing too odd about someone cruising down the highway wearing sunglasses and feeling the wind in his hair... unless they're doing it while riding a mobility scooter. (Washington Post)

A TV news crew kept the camera rolling as they were attacked by a stick-wielding man while investigating a case of alleged animal cruelty. (GuVid) (MyFox)

Leopard attacks have prompted forestry officials in India to ask sugar mill owners to build then more secure concrete huts. (Telegraph) Cheers David… who emailed from his own concrete bunker.

A cow in Georgia has given birth to a two-headed calf which owners say eats with both heads - which could be why the cow is refusing to allow her strange offspring to suckle. (Aol Weird News)

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An turtle which was seriously injured and suffered a fractured spine when he was run over by a lawn mower has been fitted with a set of training wheels. (GuVid) (3News)

A man says he is lucky to be alive after he was hit by a stray bullet. He was saved because the mobile phone in his jacket pocket deflected the bullet. (MyFox)

Witches in Romania say they are planning a unique protest after tax rules were introduced governing their profession, they're preparing to curse the country's rulers. (Aol Weird News)

High school basketball player Austin Groff has become a YouTube hit after pulling off an impressive backwards buzzer shot. Unfortunately his team went on to lose the game. (Yahoo) (GuVid)

Driving a convertible car with the top down could damage your hearing. WE SAID DRIVING A CONVERTIBLE… (Telegraph) Cheers Tom… there's no need to shout.

When Lucy Wright wanted to help with her son's homework, she decided only the best would do… so she filed a Freedom of Information request to the Home Office. (Telegraph) Thanks David… who never needs help.

WNWDW: Chinese man grows three-inch horn

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Two years ago it was just a small bump on the top of his head, but Huang Yuanfan has seen the lump grow into a bizarre three-inch horn which has baffled doctors. (Metro)

The owner of a kleptomaniac kitty says she's embarrassed by the actions of her criminal cat which has recently returned home with items including, 60 shoes and a ski mask. (Stuff)

A real-life superhero, wearing a mask and skin-tight rubber suit, has chased off a would-be car crook in the US. Really. (Asylum)

A US man says he returned to his house after Christmas to discover his home had been accidentally demolished by contractors. (GuVid) (CBS)

Even royals are not immune to the occasional wardrobe malfunction, just ask Prince Henrik of Denmark. Must resist crown jewels joke… (Aol Weird News)

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A video of a cat putting on a rabbit hat has become an online hit -- but if the cat really putting it on or taking it off. Who cares, it's a cat in a bunny hat. (GuVid) (Metro)

A Filipino politician has managed to solve his own murder -- because while taking a photo of his family, he inadvertently took a photo of his killer as a gun was being aimed at him. (Sky)

An "unkillable" cow which withstood bullets and being rammed with a truck has attacked a rancher and put him in hospital. (NBC Miami)

A giant 342kg bluefin tuna has sold for a record £250,000 in Tokyo - where apparently the cats have too much money. (WTSP)

The man who created Jelly Belly jelly beans says he is about to release another hit sweet - a 2.5-pound anatomically correct gummy heart oozes candy blood in 11 spots. (Aol Weird News)

A week-long amateur bullfighting event in Colombia has seen some 48 would-be matadors being injured after jumping into an arena to taunt 1,000-pound bulls. No, we're not surprised either. (ITN)

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A woman says she is suing Disney, because Donald Duck groped her at a theme park in Florida. She says the nappy-wearing duck grabbed her breast. (Mirror)

A Chinese man has set a new world record for withstanding extreme cold, by immersing himself in ice for 120 minutes. (Xinhua) (YouTube)

Police in Vancouver say they are hunting thieves who drove a van into a bowling alley and knocking over a cash machine before loading it into the back of their vehicle. (KPTV)

The Queen's Christmas message has become a YouTube hit, but not the one from this Christmas… her first one from back in 1957. (Telegraph)

Researchers say our brains are shrinking… it's a good job they made the discovery now, otherwise we might all be too stupid to have worked it out. (NPR)

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A man wearing a Darth Vader mask and pink hospital scrubs has tried to hold up a bank inside the grocery store where he works. (WSBT)

Miniature panda-cows… apparently they are a real thing now. That is all. (GuVid) (Daily Telegraph)

Goldman Sachs job interviewees were asked: "If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?" (Telegraph)

Fortune-telling has been recognised as a legal profession in Romania, clairvoyants and astrologers said they saw the change in legislation coming. (Arbroath)

A pair of 'magic pythons' have been married in Cambodia in front of hundreds of well-wishers in the hope their union will bring prosperity and peace to the region. (AP)

A suicidal man who jumped from the ninth floor of a New York building failed to kill himself because he landed on a pile of rubbish bags which built up during the recent blizzard. (Aol Weird News)

James Jablon has announced an unusual New Years resolution… he plans to spend the next month living in a fenced enclosure with two African lions. (Click On Detroit)

Frogger is a fun game to play, but as a US man recently found out, it's best to stick to the computer-game version - he was hit by an SUV. (Stuff) Thanks David… please cross carefully.

WNWDW: Skiers towed down street at 60mph

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A pair of daredevil skiers have been branded idiotic after being towed through the streets of a Romanian city by a car driving at 60mph. A video shows the duo pulling stunts as they dodge parked cars an bins. (The Sun)

How will you be spending this New Year's Eve? Hopefully you will be doing something a little warmer than Wim 'Iceman' Hof -- he is planning on spending two hours sitting in a tank of ice water. (Telegraph)

An orphaned elephant calf and a sheep have formed a surprising bond in an African nature reserve. The odd couple, who became palls in 2008, are due to feature in an upcoming National Geographic TV show. (National Geographic) (YouTube)

It's that time of year where the internet is awash with top 10 lists, but this one we like it's the Aol 'Top 10 Best of the Bizarre' (Aol Weird News)

A beauty competition has been held in Saudi Arabia…  for goats. More than 170 animals competed for the 'most beautiful goat' contest. (M&C)

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A pair of twins born in Poland were conceived by different fathers, DNA test have found. This is said to be only the seventh known case of its kind in the world. (Arbroath)

A US man has been crowned one of the world's best liars after telling a fib about his psychic girlfriend. No, really, he has… why won't anyone believe us? (CBS News)

Members of a Swedish fencing school have scored an online hit after taping a small HD camera to the tip of a sword and recording the view back towards the weapon-wielder as they swing the blade with considerable skill. (YouTube)

A pair of police officers in Berlin have used pepper spray on people throwing snowballs after they refused to end their fight and then pelted the cops with snowballs. (Asylum)

Jesus is always cropping up, whether it be in an old sock or on a telephone pole, and it looks like 2010 has been a bumper year - take a look at some of the best Jesus sightings of the year. (Aol Weird News)

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Think you over did it with Christmas lunch? Chances are you gastronomic pigging-out can't come close to that of Donna Simpson - her Christmas dinner consisted of 30,000 calories. (News.com.au)
 
A Spanish woman faked her own kidnapping and sent her husband a photo of herself with bound hand and feet -- just to see if he would pay a ransom, say police. (Yahoo)

Nothing quite says Christmas like a series of public bare-knuckled fights to settle scores which have built up over the year. Welcome to the Takanakuy fighting festival in Peru. (BBC)

Daniel Balsam hates spam so much the daily offers of viagra and penis enlargements prompted him to quit his job as a marketer, train in law and pursue a career of suing spammers. (Stuff) Cheers David… Your news tips are not spam.

A 16th century book featuring diagrams of the world's first nose job has been sold for £11,000. (Daily Mail) Thanks Amy… Keep your nose out of it.

DNA tests are to be conducted on a bizarre looking creature which is claimed to be the mythical chupacabra… though some people think it's more likely a bald raccoon. (UPI) (YouTube)

Snowflakes are tiny. Unless they are being looked at under an electron microscope. That is all. (Wired)

A New Jersey man has produced a time-lapse video showing in 30 seconds the blizzard conditions which saw 32 inches of snow fall over a weekend. (Geekosystem) (Vimeo)

As Ben Muessig puts it: "On Christmas Eve, some people deck the halls -- others apparently deck their folks." A woman has been charged after attacking her parents with a Christmas tree. (Aol Weird News)

WNWDW: Dead woman comes back to life

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It's a Christmas miracle! A woman who had been declared dead and was being prepared for burial shocked funeral workers by coming back to life. (Telegraph) Cheers David… who thinks it was more likely a dodgy bit of doctoring.

More than 100 hardy swimmers joined in the annual chillathon which is the 100m race in London's Hyde Park, dodging chunks of ice as they swam. (Sky News) Cheers Tom… we understand, you were cold.

While people are happy with Santa entering their houses uninvited on Christmas Eve -- Lester Bagwell, not so much. He barged his way into a US home and vomited twice, say police. (Indy Channel)

Researchers say they could soon be able to develop even tastier chocolate after decoding its DNA and identifying the 28,798 genes in the genetic make-up. (Sky News)

Beer boffins say they've perfected a unique beer pouring device which fills glasses from the bottom upwards and gives a guaranteed perfect head on your pint even faster than usual. Who are we to argue. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

There are many ways to show off a new mobile phone and operating system. But the most excessive has got to be sending it into space. Step forward the Google Nexus S running Android Gingerbread. (Gadgets and Gizmos

A leopard has attacked villagers in Northern India injuring seven people after they tried to scare it away. Guess who is most scared now? (ITN)

WNWDW: Dog learns more than 1,000 words

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A border collie has been recognised as the dog with the world's largest vocabulary after being trained to understand more than 1,000 words. (BBC)

A man who became a web hit after making his own Tron bodysuit - but Jay Maynard says he was turned away from a screening of the new TRON: Legacy movie because cinema staff said his Lycra outfit was 'too distracting'. (Metro)

Police in Spain say a group of bungling crooks who stole a sculpture valued at more than $1 million, sold it to a scrap metal yard for just $40. (Aol Weird News)

A tight boss has had staff at his cobblers hypnotised into thinking they're warm in a bid to save money that would have been spent on heating. (The Sun)

Sure after the inevitable robot uprising we will all be slaves to our robot masters -- but at the moment it appears they are happy to serve us a wonton noodle soup. A restaurant in China has hired a team or robot waiters. (Telegraph)

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Forget the season of goodwill and all that, North Korea has threatened to go to war over a gaudy display of Christmas lights set up along their border by South Korea. (Aol Weird News)

We've always found the claim that Santa can get around the world in one night with just flying reindeer a little dubious -- and it looks like we were right… this video proves he uses a helicopter. (YouTube)

It can be bad enough trying to cope with the snow outside -- but a US family were recently confronted with a layer of the white stuff inside their house after a blizzard filled it with snow. (WBIR) (YouTube)

A Japanese aquarium has revealed a shocking Christmas display - they're one again using an electric eel to illuminate the lights on their Christmas tree. (Daily Mail)

A pair of dogs have become a hit in Montpellier after patrolling a Christmas market and collecting litter while wearing a florescent jacket and pushing a cleaning trolley. (Asylum)

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Scientists have discovered that reindeer in the wild often munch on magic mushrooms in what's thought to be deliberate act to beat the monotony of dreary long winters. (The Sun)

Life-size rubber sharks will today be anchored off beaches in Sydney to test how whether shark spotting teams in helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft can see them best. (News.com.au)

A. earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale is said to have (very slightly) rocked Cumbria last night where it rumbled for up to 20 seconds and sent residents running into the streets. (Sky News)

A holiday "flash mob" of merry Christmas carollers forced the evacuation of a California mall when shoppers reported that the floor had begun to buckle. (Aol Weird News)

Star Trek fans looking for a festive treat in Chicago need look no further, a theatre there is putting on a Klingon Christmas Carol. (Telegraph) Thanks David… who is certainly not a SQuja.


WNWDW: Dog gives birth to 17 puppy litter

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A dog in Germany has defied odds by naturally giving birth to 17 puppies - nine dogs and eight bitches - which all survived. (BBC)

BMW have launched a new cinema-based advertising campaign which 'burns' their logo onto the eyes of movie-watchers. (Daily Mail) Thanks Tom… who sees the Newslite logo when he closes his eyes.

Scientists claim it might be possible to use the sun as a long-distance telephone to reach out and talk to aliens. (Aol Weird News)

Police in New York handcuffed a man and took him to a psychiatric ward because they thought he might commit suicide. He says he was only on the window ledge to smoke a cigarette. (WeInterrupt)

A Japanese woman has announced she is to sue Google for £4,500 because of the psychological distress she suffered when her underwear appeared on Google Street View. (Metro)

WNWDW: Drunk man accidentally killed shark

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A Serbian man has been hailed as a hero after accidentally killing a shark which had terrorised tourists in Egypt. Dragan Stevic is said to have drunkenly jumped off a diving board and landed on the shark's head. (Newser)

Politicians in Ukraine have become the latest parliamentary brawlers after a fight broke out between members of the opposition and deputies from the ruling party. (UPI) (YouTube)

A man says he was kicked out of a Mississippi courtroom for having a "unique and festive" hairstyle. Bobby Todd has spiked pony tails and a holiday greeting shaved in back. (WX12)

Swedish medical students were shocked when they discovered the body they would be performing their first autopsy on belonged to their former teacher. (Asylum)

It's been claimed that an accident between a driver and a cyclist may have been caused because of the "new car smell" from the month-old Mercedes-Benz. (Aol Weird News)

WNWDW: OAP beats attacker with frying pan

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Police say a 71-year-old woman in the US hit a man with a frying pan and knocked him out when he tried to attack her. The 25-year-old was still unconscious when police arrived. (MSNBC)

A firm has been launched in eastern Ukraine which offers to hire out drinking buddies who they claim are perfectly qualified for an evening at the pub and can play guitar, sing or talk about art. (Spiegel)

Freezing temperatures and big waves have combined on Lake Erie in Cleveland the transform a lighthouse into an unbelievable ice sculpture. (Aol Weird News)

Nintendo and Mario Bros has always been at the cuter end of gaming, but what if it wasn't? Well then we guess this could be an avert for the next release of the game. (WeInterrupt)

A trio of bungling robbers were caught after a cash machine they were trying to tow out of a Manchester post office became wedged behind the front door. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

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Klaus Pubnaz has taken the prestigious title of world's best Christmas tree thrower after hurling a 1.5m tree a distance of 12m at an event in Germany. (Metro)

A high school basketball player flipped out after disagreeing with a referee who said he'd committed a foul… so he shoved him and then threw him to the floor. As you do. (CBS) (YouTube)

A man who was found naked in a Mississippi cemetery claims he was there trying to take photos of spirits' orbs of energy -- which he says show up best against the naked body. (CW Austin) Thanks Rebecca… we will resist making a comment about your orbs of energy.

After his laptop went missing when it was sent for repairs, Richard Lynch came up with a plan to catch the the people responsible. He sent another package - this time one containing a car alarm rigged to go off if the box was opened. (News 10)

Builders in Poland have created a giant snowman who stands at more than 30ft tall and is so big they had to use a traffic cone rather than a carrot as his nose. (Aol Weird News)


WNWDW: Casino robber grabs $1.5m in chips

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A robber has made off with $1.5m in casino chips after raiding a craps table at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. But bosses say he will have to return to the scene of the crime if he wants cash in the chips. (BBC)

Oops. A Siberian town was turned into a giant ice rink when builders constructing a normal sized one broke one of the barriers and flooded half of the town centre with water, which quickly froze. (RT) (YouTube)

A scene from Piranha 3D which features Kelly Brook and Riley Steele swimming underwater wearing nothing but flippers has been named as the top nude scene of 2010. (Aol Weird News)

While we have a slight fear of an impending robot uprising -- we can't help but be intrigued by an upcoming episode of TV quiz show Jeopardy which will see contestants battle against an IBM supercomputer. (BBC)

Rather than use a traditional weapon while holding up a convenience store a man in Yellowstone County opted for of hot chocolate. He filled up his cup at a machine and threw it over staff when they opened the till. (Helenair.com)

WNWDW: Man takes pet bison to pub in car

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A Canadian man says he enjoys visiting bars with his pet bison Bailey. But amazingly this isn't the strange bit… that's the fact that they get there with the bison riding in his car. (HuffPo) (YouTube)

A director at a hospital in Italy faces disciplinary action after issuing a memo to doctors and nurses asking them not to snort cocaine at work. (AFP)

A comedy sketch mocking gap year students who constantly go on about their experiences has been named by YouTube as the biggest homegrown comedy hit of the year. (The Sun)
 
A German dad castrated the boyfriend of his daughter with a bread knife and kept his testicles because he was not happy at their age difference. (Stuff) Cheers David… always be careful when you meet the parents.

An Indonesian housemaid who was caught mixing urine with food for her employers says she only did it because she thought it would make them love her (Emirates 24/7) Thanks Ali… we love you already, no need to find our lunch box.

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Something tells us there were no wise men involved in booking camel with a dodgy knee to perform in a church Nativity in the US. Lula Bell fell over while walking down the aisle. (UPI) (YouTube)

A police officer in the Polish city of Bialogard fined himself for walking on a railway line… because he says it was the only way of meeting his daily quota. (Metro)

A two-year-old girl apparently didn't think she could manipulate the crane and win a prize on a toy grabbing arcade game -- so she climbed inside and got stuck instead. (ABC News)

Space travel might still be a few years away for the majority of people -- but a new firm has launched a bizarre service offering to send photos 70 miles into the atmosphere. (Aol Weird News)

Vladimir Putin sings for Hollywood stars. That is all. (Yahoo)

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Police officers rushed to the house of a retired lecturer in the early hours of the morning when they received a silent 999 call… and then found his cat sleeping on the phone. (Mirror)

A French woman needed to be rescued by a helicopter after getting stuck when a herd of wild pigs chased her up a tree. (Telegraph) Cheers Tom… no this story isn't too boaring.

Daredevil Valery Rozov has climbed Wolf's Peak, a mountain 3,000m above sea level where the temperatures are -30C -- just to jump off. It's okay, he's a base jumper. (Asylum)

Possibly jealous of the facial hair grown by men during Movember, a group of feminists are calling for women to grow out their eyebrows for Decembrow. Se what they did there? (Aol Weird News)

An unobservant traffic warden put a parking ticket on a car in Cambridge… before noticing there was a dead man slumped on the back seat. (SWNS) Thanks Jane… who often wishes traffic wardens dead.

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A bungling arsonist was not only set on fire by his accomplice, but in a desperate bid to flee from the scene he ran straight into a lamp-post. (Telegraph) Thanks David… you're on fire today.

We're of the opinion that everyone has a nemesis, and for one unlucky motorist it's undoubtedly police officer Andy Flitton. He's stopped the driver twice for speeding, once on London and once in New Zealand. (AFP)

A teenager who stole a dump truck and led police on a 50-mile high-speed chase then proceeded to smash the truck into numerous police cars when they tried to stop him. (Ohio.com) (YouTube)

Two maids have been jailed after 'extorting money out of their employe using magic'. A Saudi court heard the pair used sorcery to drain their employer’s financial resources. (Emirates 24/7) Cheers Ali… who would have just used they credit card.

Do not try this at home! Jumping from a dilapidated tower block with what appears to be a makeshift bungee cord is never a wise thing to do. Really, even if you are Russian. (TheDailyWh.at)

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A US department store has fired a veteran Santa Claus after a couple complained that a joke he told them was inappropriate. The 68-year-old had worked as a Father Christmas at Macy's for 20 years. (Aol Weird News)

A photo of a battered F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone - taken after he was mugged - is being used to advertise the £11,000 watch he had stolen from him. (The Sun)

We know all about the best office pranks. But what if your office happens to be a science lab -- pneumatic cannon pranks, that's what. Unless this is a hoax... but it almost doesn't matter. (YouTube)

A foodie photographer has produced an amazing slow-mo cookbook which captures the moments others miss, such as a kernel of corn popping or an egg starting to fry… which could explain why it takes up six volumes and 2,400 pages. (ShortList)

Inspired by watching the spy comedy Chuck, an Oregon man has legally changed his name from Douglas Allen Smith to Captain Awesome. Mr Awesome we salute you. (We Interrupt)

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Researchers in China have taken to dressing up as panda parents in full-body black and white suits as they work with young bears at the Wolong Giant Panda Research Centre. We don't know why. (Asylum)

Police in Sweden say a hunter accidentally killed an elderly skier when the bullet he fired at an elk passed through the animal and hit the 71-year-old. (The Local)

Joy-riders normally opt for flash or speedy cars to nick, but not this teenager in Ohio -- he stole a dumper truck and proceeded to take police on a 50-mile chase. (Washington Post) (YouTube)

For Sale: One remote forest hideaway as used by the Unabomber as he planned his terrorist campaign. The hideaway is expected to sell for $69,500. (Montreal Gazette) Thanks David… who emailed from his own forest hideaway.

When a Saudi man took his sick wife to hospital, he was so surprised to see his injured son also being admitted following a car accident, that he ran over… and slapped him in the face. (Emirates 24/7) Cheers Ali… who never borrowed the car without asking.

WNWDW: Elephant herd go on drunken rampage

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A herd of elephants in India got drunk on a stockpile of booze and went on a rampage destroying dozens of homes and killing three people. Experts say the animals were later found sleeping off their hangover. (Nine MSN)

A university football mascot in the US has been arrested after starting a snowball fight with rival fans and then brawling with a police officer who told him to stop. (Cincinnati.com)

TV viewers in Germany were left horrified when a stunt in which a gymnast was trying to jump over moving cars on spring-loaded stilts went horribly wrong. The is no update on his condition. (The Sun)

The Iranian government is said to be furious after they spotted a Star of David painted on the roof of the Iran Air headquarters on Google Maps satellite images. (Stuff) Cheers David... our own star David.

A German man who is said to have put more than 500 live tarantulas in the mail to the US has been arrested in Los Angeles (Aol Weird News) Thanks Anne… who enclosed a tarantula in her tip email.


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When a man in Brighton discovered the pavement outside his home was so icy hardly anyone could walk over it without falling over, he did what anyone would. No, he didn't warn people or get the salt out -- he set up his camcorder. (MSN)

Beekeepers in New York were baffled when their bees suddenly started producing red honey -- until they found they'd raided a local maraschino cherry factory. (Telegraph) Thanks David… who buzzed us with that one.

A man who was charged with indecent assault charges after twice grabbing the bottom of a nurse in an emergency room says it was just his way of expressing appreciation. (MSNBC) Cheers Rebecca… we're on our way around to show you our appreciation.

A stand-off in the US between local police and an eight-inch tall robot has ended with the figurine being blown to pieces because it looked suspicious. (Daily Mail)

Cold chickens braving the snow in West Yorkshire are being given little knitted jumpers to keep them warm. Yes there's a photo. (Aol Weird News)

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A pair of women in the US were arrested after trying use their rolls of body fat to hide the items they were stealing. They stashed items including shoes under their belly fat and breasts. (Aol Weird News)

Compared to other possible consequences of a war breaking out between North and South Korea, this probably isn't that important -- but a Kim Jong Il lookalike says his business is being hit by the prospect of conflict. (MSNBC)

Gary Lineker has finally owned up to taking a Paula Radcliffe-esque dump on the pitch during game at the 1990 World Cup finals in Italy. With footage you can never un-see. (YouTube)

A group of four British tourists have been arrested in Latvia - after they were caught on CCTV stripping off in temperatures of -15C and riding a life-size wooden horse. (Asylum)

A Brazilian clown has been cleared to take his seat in the national congress after a judge ruled he can read and write well enough to act as a congressman. (MSNBC)

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Almost half of Brits believe that aliens do exist a survey of 2,000 people has revealed. According to the Royal Society results, men are more likely to believe. (Daily Mail)

A Brazilian drug dealer known as Bigfoot hid his luxury palace in the middle of Rio slums -- complete with a swimming pool on the roof, a professional kitchen and… a mural of Justin Bieber. (MSN)

A truck driver recently had very lucky brake… and that’s putting it mildly he somehow ended up perched precariously over the edge of a cliff. (The Sun)

An elephant which fell down a ditch and became trapped upside down had to be rescued with the help of an excavator. (Daily Mail)

A passenger on a flight from Chicago to New York stripped naked -- which is  a long way to go to get a free blanket. (Aol Weird News)

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It’s official, Elvis Presley has died… at the age or 70 in his Birmingham home. This ‘Elvis’ had changed his name by deed poll so long ago no-one knew his original name. (Mirror)

A woman who has the Twitter name @theashes has been besieged by people wanting live cricket scores - despite normally tweeting about knitting and her toddler. (Courier Mail)

Three people in Florida have now been attacked by an aggressive otter. The latest assault was caught on video -- by the man being attacked. He hadn't heard of the previous attacks and wanted to film the otter. (CBS) (YouTube)

Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Usher have vowed not to use social media sites Facebook and Twitter until acharity raises $1 million. (BBC)

A Swedish man swallowed a 3cm plastic capsule containing a battery-powered audio device and then used a stethoscope connected to an amplifier to broadcast music from his stomach. As you do. (Asylum)


WNWDW: Woman trapped in toilet for 20 days

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An elderly French woman has finally been saved after surviving being trapped in her Paris bathroom for 20 days, she was only rescued after her banging on pipes annoyed neighbours. (BBC) Thanks Trevor… who always takes his phone to the loo.

A 73-year-old man says he was tricked into trashing a motel room when a prank caller told him to smash the TV and mirrors to destroy a network of sophisticated cameras and then use a wrench to bash through a wall in a bid to free a trapped midget. (MSNBC)

In yet another confined European story, a German man became trapped in his basement after building a wall… and being on the wrong side. The 64-year-old escapes by drilling his way through to his neighbours floor. (AFP)

Merton, the piano-playing hood-wearing man who shot to fame with his improvised songs on Chatroulette has now been hired to give a musical welcome travellers returning to UK airports. (Asylum)

Warner Bros, the movie studio behind Harry Potter, have trademarked the idea of "Quidditch lingerie". (Asylum

WNWDW: Car sex couple plucked from river

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A randy couple in Germany had to be plucked out of the Rhine by rescuers after they knocked the gearstick while having sex in a car and it rolled into the river. (Metro) Cheers Amy… the hand-break is your friend.

The DNA test results to prove whether a man is really the son of a bearded lady are  set to be revealed. Yes you read that correctly. (Aol Weird News)

There are times we're glad our job consists of sitting safely behind a keyboard and surfing the internet -- like when we saw this video of a rattlesnake removal expert. (KPHO)

A Czech TV host who made a bet with viewers he'd kiss Lady Gaga during her recent stay in Prague has worn a outfit made out of meat after losing the challenge. (Telegraph) Thanks Dan… no, we don't know where you can get one.

A group of Canadian pals have created a web hit by producing some of the world's most fattening meals - including a 5,434-calorie sandwich which they boast is also the world's greasiest. (Asylum)


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A penguin which was left unable to catch his own fish after a boat propeller hit and smashed his bill has been fitted with a prosthetic acrylic beak. (3News)

A video of an armless man using his feet to fire a gun has as he lies on the bonnet of a car has become a hit on YouTube. In the clip, the man known as Michael even reloads the weapon using his toes. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

We love it when live TV news reporters are having a bad day -- like when they wait three minutes to see a live bridge implosion on camera, but cut away as the action happened. (Asylum)

A man who dressed as sheep on a night out and covered with four bags of cotton wool has suffered horrific burns after being set alight. And it would have been worse it Jesus hadn't been there to smother the flames. Really. (SWNS)

A lazy monkey which lives at a hotel in Columbia is said to have started hitching a ride to the tree tops by sitting on the back of one of the birds. (Aol Weird News)


WNWDW: Dog chased sea lion 4km out to sea

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Sea rescuers saved a dog off the coast of Adelaide after it chased a sea lion 4km out to sea. The determined dog had been walking on the beach with his owner when he ran into the water and didn't look back. (Portside Messenger)

Crime gangs in Scotland are said to have have copied the CIA-style interrogation techniques and started "waterboarding" rival gangmembers. (Daily Record)

A court in Germany has ruled that a pony cannot be give a tattoo of the Rolling Stones tongue logo because it would break animal protection laws. (The Local)

Yesterday was Guinness World Records Day when 200,000 people around the world were said to have attempted breaking crazy world records. (Asylum)

Authorities in the US are on the hunt for a radioactive mouse which is believed to be on the loose in Washington. (Courier Mail)

WNWDW: Fake doctor did 'boob exams' at bars

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A woman was arrested in Idaho after pretending to be a doctor and conducting a series of 'breast examinations' on women at bars. (Digital Journal) Cheers Kim… we can't believe that worked either.

Forget about flying saucers. Flying crisps are where it's at in Dudley. An oddly shaped UFO - dubbed the 'Dudley Dorito' - has been seen flying over the West Midlands. (Daily Mail)

A koala walks into a bar… No, this isn't the beginning of a bad Australian joke -- but rather a factually accurate description of an event in Queensland. (Sydney Morning Herald)

It's easy to get distracted while watching beach volleyball, even if you are a player. Bikini-clad  cheerleaders have been blamed by the Yemen team for their defeat at the Asian Games. (Telegraph) Thanks David… we know you were looking too.

Invite a sword swallower to a museum and it's bound to happen:... he's going to swallow an exhibit. A 100-year-old one. (Aol Weird News)

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Scientists believe the best way to colonise Mars would be to start by sending elderly astronauts on a one-way mission to the red planet. (Daily Mail)

An irate OAP who was caught on CCTV intentionally shunting a car which was blocking access to his garage into the road outside a primary school has been banned from driving. (Asylum)

The American inventor of a range of fully functioning sex robots say he is seeing increased demand from randy Brits -- including a woman who wanted one which looks like Graham Norton. (The Sun)

A miniature horse used by a blind student at Michigan State University is thought to be the first 'guide pony' to attend college in the United States. (Digital Journal)

A 70-year-old woman was robed as she sat on the toilet in her Ohio home -- by a man wearing a clown mask. (Aol Weird News)


WNWDW: Zoo turns elephant poop into profit

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Some people think this idea stinks, but a US zoo is making money out of elephant poo -- by painting it bright colours and selling it to visitors as art under the title 'My Pet Poo' (Digital Journal) Thanks Kim… please don't try making your own 'art'.

Richard Branson will slip into a stewardess uniform and a pair of high-heels when he works for an airline rival as a air hostess after loosing a Formula One bet. (Stuff)

An Australian man is attempting to spend three weeks in a shop window with hundreds of poisonous spiders including redbacks, tarantula-like huntsmen and black house spiders. Like Australia isn't dangerous enough already. (Aol Weird News)

Allan Baillie was happily swimming laps at a pool in Australia when he was sucked down a pipe and spat out on a beach. A worker had accidentally opened a valve to drain the pool for cleaning. (Stuff) Cheers David… who will never look at a plug hole in the same way.

A man who crashed his car into a bank had an rather odd excuse -- he says the CIA was trying to have him killed with radiation guns because of his YouTube rants about the nation’s banking system (Naples News) Cheers Tim… who is wearing a foil hat to protect himself.

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When we heard James Blunt had personally prevented World War III, we assumed he'd sent trigger-happy world leaders a copy of his latest album and bored them to death. But it turns out he'd refused to carry out an order while serving as a soldier in the Balkans. (Mirror)

A truck dealership in the US has started using guns to sell more vehicles. No, they're not threatening would-be shoppers with a knee-capping if they don't buy… they're giving away a free AK-47 with every purchase. (WTSP) Thanks Tom… who got his gun and then demanded a discount.

Thirty years after China imposed a one-child policy to limit population growth, authorities in Shanghai are said to be considering a one-dog policy. (Aol Weird News)

A 12-year-old boy suspected of being a sadistic hitman who works for a drug cartel in Mexico has been arrested. It's thought the lad could be El Ponchis, a feared executioner and gunman. (NDTV) Cheer Amy… and you thought kids in Solihull were rough.

One minute spectators at a rodeo in Canada were enjoying watching the action and the next they had a 600-kilogram bull jumping over the barriers and at them. (CTV) (YouTube)

Overwhelmed with requests for exorcists, Roman Catholic bishops in the US are planning on running an exorcist training course where people will be taught to battle demonic possession. (Stuff) Cheers David… who was more than a little spooked by the news.

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A cat has been caught smuggling 15 grams of heroin into a Russian prison for his incarcerated owner. Unfortunately the cat was greeted by prison guard dogs. (Moscow Times)

We enjoy a good sandwich as much as the next man, unless the next man is Miguel Soto. The 25-year-old was recently shot twice after visiting a deli -- but still went home to eat his lunch before going to the hospital. (AZCentral)

A photographer was forced to watch helplessly as £7,000 worth of camera equipment was destroyed during a crash at a drag race --luckily it was a remote camera and he wasn't standing behind it at the time. (YouTube)

A man who claims he was forced to cut off and eat his own beard after an argument with pals over a lawnmower says he is looking forward to justice being served when his former friends appear in court. (Asylum)

A US woman tried to assault a police officer with a sex toy after walking out of a restaurant without paying her bill. As you do. (Aol Weird News)

WNWDW: Sleepy cat blamed for starting fire

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A tired cat who liked to sleep on the top of a warm toaster oven -- to avoid a pet dog -- has been blamed for starting a fire in the US which caused $20,000 worth of damage. (Seattle Times)

Israeli designer Kobi Levi has created a line of outrageously funny footwear where shoes resemble odd items like a peeled banana or a dog. (Aol Weird News)

A robber who tried to hold up a New York store with a knife was foiled when the store owner picked up a trash bin and attacked him with it. (WSBT) (YouTube)

A man who robbed a takeaway driver on the streets of Glasgow and left him stranded was shocked when he returned home and found his victim in his house on the phone to police. (Asylum)

Ladybirds have invaded a village in Croatia where thousands of the yellow critters have covered all surfaces and are landing on people. (Croatian Times)

WNWDW: Deer crashes through window of bar

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A deer smashed through the window of a US bar and knocked over tables and chairs before a quick-thinking employee opened a door to let it out. Well it wasn't going to order anything was it? (ABC Local) (YouTube)

Footatge of a 'ninja' hamster launching a vicious attack on a pair of Russian youths has become an internet hit. Seriously, how could it not? (Asylum)

A shopper at an adult bookstore in the US has got lucky… by buying the winning ticket for a $128.6 million Powerball jackpot at the shop which is more commonly associated with porn movies and sex toys. (Aol Weird News)

Dutch authorities are to distribute 30,000 marijuana-scented scratch cards -- in a bizarre bid to uncover illegal cannabis plantations. (BBC) Thanks Tom… it smells a bit dodgy to us too.

A woman says she was overcharged when buying fruit and vegetables at a supermarket… because the shop assistant serving her had her breasts resting on the scales. (BBC) Cheers Ellie… who has never been overcharged for her melons.



WNWDW: Earthquake doubled number of ghosts

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Supernatural events in New Zealand have more than doubled since an earthquake in September paranormal investigators have claimed. (Stuff) Thanks David… who is more scared of ghosts since the earthquake.

There's not too much information about this video - but that's probably a good thing. It appears to show members of Japanese Coast Guard dancing on the front of a boat… while dressed as schoolgirls. (We Interrupt) (YouTube)

A pair of jockeys who were caught on TV brawling after a race have been punished by race bosses over their punch-up. Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano came to blows after a race in Kentucky on Friday. (Asylum)

An error on Google Maps is said to be the reason Nicaraguan troops accidentally invaded Costa Rica last week. Oops. (Stuff) Cheers again David… who once tried to start a war on Flickr.

A chimp who lost his hair to alopecia has become the star attraction at a zoo in India… because he looks like bronze statue of a human come to life, apparently. (Aol Weird News) Cheers Amy… who spent a bit too long looking.

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An unfortunate holidaymaker was devoured by a pride of lions as he took an outdoor shower at a safari camp in Zimbabwe. (Vancouver Sun)

Around 150 sheep, goats and cows tried to make a bid for freedom after escaping from a New York slaughterhouse. Police eventually rounded up the animals as they ran around nearby streets. (WCAX)

If a dog bites a man it's not news, but if a dog goes fishing and catches a salmon you've got a story... or you have if you work for a US TV news station. (KRQE) (YouTube)

A film-maker has raided his toy box to create a video in which he superimposes ionic London landmarks with LEGO replacements which he holds in front of the camera. (Metro) (Vimeo)

Bosses at an aquarium in Germany have revealed the replacement for Paul the psychic octopus. It's not yet know if this cephalopod has the same abilities. (Aol Weird News)

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A news website has made an apology after publishing an error of epic proportions -- they incorrectly stated the Star Trek starship USS Enterprise-E was the successor to Captain Kirk's original USS Enterprise. (News.com.au)

A firm which specialises in all things bacon -- yes such a company exists -- has now introduced a drink which is flavoured to taste like the meat. (Aol Weird News)

A contestant on the TV game-show Catch 21 was left red-faced when she tried to show off a talent and ended up revealing a lot more. As she lifted her leg to display her flexibility, her top popped open Carry-On style revealing her breasts. (YouTube)

You know those boring conversations about the weather you have with strangers at the bus-stop? Well imagine if they were about weather like this. (Asylum)

A protective plastic case has gone on sale for doughnut fans who want to ensure their sugary treats remain in perfect condition on the way to the office. (Geekosystem)

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A US university has announced it will be running a course based on Lady Gaga. 'Lady Gaga and the Sociology of the Fame' will look at the pop star "as a social event". (Aol Weird News)

An actor filming a scene where he played a masked gunman has been shot dead in the Philippines -- after he was mistaken for a real assassin. (Yahoo) Cheers Alex… who is now standing closer to the camera.

A Colombian bullfighter was forced to finish a recent fight wearing a pair of floral swimming shorts after this trousers were ripped by the bull and his bottom was revealed. (Asylum)

US teenager Dan Depaolis was suspended from school for two days after turning up for a 'medieval day' dressed as a knight and riding a horse. And there he was thinking he would get a prize for his efforts. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

A man in China has had a chopstick removed from his stomach -- 28 years after swallowing it. The 50-year-old says he thought he'd completely digested the chopstick, until he started having stomach problems. (Telegraph) Thanks David… remember to chew before you swallow.
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A weatherman who was celebrating Halloween by throwing pumpkins to polar bears on live TV was left lost for words (quite literally) when he accidentally hurled his microphone in to zoo enclosure. (Toronto Life) (YouTube)

A massive 40m wide and 20m deep hole has opened up in the middle of a German housing estate swallowing one car and leaving others precariously balanced. (BBC) Cheers Amy... who emailed us from the bottom of a hole.

We don't know which is most bizarre, the fact an 11-year-old boy has been given a detention for farting on a school bus -- or that the flatulence-detention incident made the local TV news. (Asylum)

A group of hard-up students in the Czech Republic have launched a nude cleaning agency saying "Nobody likes cleaning and everyone likes to look at a good body." (Metro)

A man who stayed awake for 40 days says he has set a new world record though Guinness World Records say they won't recognise his stunt because it's so dangerous. (Aol Weird News)

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A Romanian man who had his arm ripped off by heavy machinery stunned doctors by calmly walking into a hospital with his missing limb in a plastic bag and asking them to reattach it. (Austrian Times)

A blind cricket commentator is said to be so good at judging exactly what is happening on the field from the sounds he hears that many radio listeners do not even know he is blind. (Telegraph) Cheers David… Howzat!

Researchers claim moon photos show signs of alien life and that NASA have covered up their finding the remains of an ancient lunar civilisation. (Aol Weird News)

An elderly woman caused four accidents on her way to the dentist as she drove at 50mph on the wrong side of a busy road. (Daily Mail)

Actor Zach Galifianakis left US TV viewers of Real Time With Bill Maher shocked when he started smoking a joint on the political chat show... while talking about the upcoming vote for marijuana legalisation. (Asylum)

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A video of a pair of kittens suffering from a rare condition which causes them to faint has become a YouTube hit and been watched 700,000 times. (Stuff)

A sports reporter in San Francisco to cover the World Series seemed to get distracted during a live TV broadcast after realising nearby fans were smoking weed. (Huffington Post) Thanks Tom… that's potty.

An Australian man had a lucky escape when he got out of bed just minutes before a car crashed through his bedroom wall and landed on his bed. (Asylum)

People who work with dogs probably see being bitten and scratched in the line of duty an occupational hazzard… but we guess it's normally by the animals themselves rather than irate owners. (Naples News) Cheers Tim… that's some crazy b**ch!

Boffins say they could soon be able to use a sophisticated brain-machine interface to record and play back our dreams. Sounds like the stuff of nightmares. (Aol Weird News)

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Presumably after running out of skin to cover in ink a US man has had his eyeballs tattooed. Matt Gone already has 98% of his body covered with ink. (Aol Weird News)

A US an recently woke up to discover he'd been shot in the knee… and that he'd done it himself while sleepwalking. (Daily CameraThanks Matt… who sent us this tip in his sleep.

Signs you live in a rough neighbourhood #16. Your entire local police force have resigned after gunmen launched a 15 minute attack on their brand new headquarters. (USA Today) (YouTube)

When a US family heard a knock on their door in the early hours of the morning they wondered who it could be -- they certainly weren't expecting the 7ft alligator which was waiting for breakfast. (Asylum)

You know how annoying it can be when you're at the pub with a mate and he's downing pints faster than you and claiming it's your round? Well you should never pop for a drink with Zhang Fengzhong. (Metro)

And finally, is this a UFO hovering over a theme park in LA? One roller coaster rider seems to think so. (NBC LA) Cheers Tara… who may have been on one too many rides.

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Researchers claim to have found proof that Christopher Columbus didn't introduce Syphilis to Europe. (Aol Weird News)

When locals saw a shadowy figure crouched over a grave in Russia, they assumed it was a grieving relative paying their respect… turns out it wasn't, it was hungry bears digging up corpses. (Guardian)

Most students survive on a diet of Pot Noodle and beans on toast - but a course at Bournemouth University is teaching students how to butcher roadkill. (Metro)

It's not even Halloween yet and your already bored of carving faces into pumpkins. If only there was something more interesting to do with them… like crush cars. (Asylum)

It doesn't look like Pamela Anderson in a swimming costume, but a robot lifeguard has gone on patrol in Malibu. (CNN)

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Would you want to be buried in a shoe? How about a giant mobile phone or Coke bottle? Well in that case you might want to die in Ghana. (Aol Weird News)

A tattooist in Australia has been charged with assault after apparently inking a giant 40cm penis on the back of a 'friend' who he'd had an argument with. (Yahoo)

A driver had a lucky escape when he crashed a Lamborghini Gallardo at a race track in Texas. Richard Holt had reached 235mph when he hit the brakes, but a crosswind caused the sports-car to be launched into the air. (Asylum)

The sexuality of a celebrity isn't news. It really doesn't matter and we don't care… unless the star in question is Sesame Street's Bert, who has apparently hinted about his sexuality on Twitter. (Sky) (Twitter)

A bowling robot which is said to be able to bowl strikes on demand has taken on a professional bowler from the US -- and lost. (Huffington Post) (YouTube)

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A pet cat which stretches to a lengthy 48.5 inches from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail bone has broken the Guinness world record for world's longest domestic cat. (Aol Weird News)

When Nick Fortey received a text message telling him to 'break a leg' on his wedding day, it appears he took it a bit too literally. He crashed his hired Harley Davidson on the way to the wedding and broke his leg in three places. (Telegraph)

A group of Canadian footballers ran into the stands at a game in Ontario and started brawling with opposition fans who had been shouting insults at them and throwing bottles of water during the game. (Asylum)

Don't want to suffer the risk of staying in a hotel room with noisy neighbours? Then why not rent out an entire hotel in Tokyo for just £425,078 per night? (Weird Asia News)

A US man on holiday in Disney World says he was forced to helplessly watch thieves raiding his home after installing a high-tech video surveillance system. (Daily Mail)

WNWDW: Kayaker impaled by jumping fish

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Kayaking is an extreme sport and as such has certain inherent dangers associated with it -- it's just that being impaled through the chest by jumping fish might not be the first to spring to mind. (CBS 4)

Cooks in Mexica have set a new world record by producing the longest ever enchilada which measures a massive 230ft long. (Metro)

A woman who tried to rob a jewellery store with a black bin bag on her head and using a wheelchair as her getaway vehicle as unsurprisingly been arrested. (MSNBC)

Maybe he was jealous of the attention Rachida Dati received after her inflation/fellatio blunder, because French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux has made a similar mistake on TV, mixing genetic and genital. (Asylum)

Pterosaurs, giant, fearsome flying reptiles could fly almost 10,000 miles at a time, it has been claimed. (Aol Weird News)

WNWDW: Decomposing corpse wakes up

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Undertakers going to collect the body of an 89-year-old woman who was thought by police to have been dead and decomposing for several days received a shock... when she woke up in front of them. (HeraldSun)

The real reason journalists turn up for pre-match press conferences isn't to gain insight into an upcoming football game… it's the free sandwiches. And now, thanks to Ronaldo, the smoke bombes. (Yahoo) (YouTube)

They have a better quality of computer thief in Sweden. A university professor says days after his laptop was stolen the thief sent him back all of his important files on a USB memory stick. (Asylum)

Homer Simpson has been declared a true Catholic by the Vatican's official newspaper. Take that Ned Flanders. (Telegraph)

An Italian region is taking an odd approach to dealing with the problem of the local sex trade operating from a heavily wooded road… they are simply chopping down all the trees. (Aol Weird News)

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Spider-Goat, Spider-Goat… Goats in Italy have started climbing a near vertical dam wall in order to lick the stones for their salt and minerals. (The Sun)

Police in Florida have used a stun gun on an 18-year-old naked jogger who claimed to have 'super powers" -- and the whole incident was caught on camera. (NineMSN)

Spain launches nine day siesta contest to find the best post-luncheon sleepers. This is the sort of sport I could get into. (Stuff) Cheers David… if you're still awake.
 
Parts of New York came to a standstill yesterday as people flooded the FAA with calls claiming to have seen dozens of UFOs -- but were they just baloons. (Aol Weird News) Thanks Dan… our very own balloon boy.

A Russian man has come up with an ingenious way to get out of a traffic violation… offer the police officer who is giving you a ticket refuge from a pack of hungry looking wolves. (Asylum)

WNWDW: Euthanised dog comes back to life

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When Matt Olivarez took his ailing Rottweiler to the the vet to be put down, he was understandably upset. The following morning - when it greeted him with a wagging tail and was very much alive - he didn't know how to feel. (AP)

Edinburgh is set to honour a 6ft tall 500-pound brown bear which served in the Polish Army with a £200,000 monument. (Aol Weird News)

A pair of martial arts-mad Chinese sisters are planing on hosting a three-day fighting festival in a bid to find husbands who could beat them in a brawl. (Metro)

67cm tall Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal, the world's smallest teenager, has today be en upgraded to the world's shortest man as he celebrates his 18th birthday. (Asylum)

An 8-year-old boy was left horrified when he watched his pet turtle - which he'd donated to a local aquarium after it outgrew a tank at home - being eaten by an alligator. (USA Today)

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Thieves dressed in gorilla and chicken costumes have stolen a bike from a teenager in New York. Apparently one of two gorillas punched the boy before the chicken rode off into the distance on his bike. (Aol Weird News)

We don't know too much about this video. Just that somewhere today there's an very angry truck owner, and an equally lucky mechanic. (YouTube)

Have you ever wondered why there isn't a CSI: Kent? No, neither had we, but we think this could be the answer. (Asylum)

A kangaroo which was involved in a road accident 18 months ago now lives as a pet in South Australia where he enjoys Vegemite on toast for breakfast, drinking cider and watching TV. (Daily Mail)

A hermaphrodite dog has undergone a sex change to make it a bitch after it was abandoned by her owner when they learned of its sexuality. (Telegraph)

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A group of scientists in China say they want to launch a thorough search of a mountainous region - to see if they can find the "Yeren," or Chinese Bigfoot. (Aol Weird News)

A police car was accidentally involved in a crash with a Transformer during the filming of Transformer 3. The police SUV was responding to reports of a suspect package when it sped across the movie set and collided with Bumblebee. (MyFox)

A pair of blood-sucking 'vampires' have been arrested after attacking a homeless man. The man had previously let the duo drink his blood, but when he refused this time and mocked their 'religion' he was stabbed. (NY Daily News)

A Sesame Street spoof of the Old Spice man adverts has become an online hit and been viewed more than 2.6 million times. (Asylum)

A skydiver had to be rescued after he got caught by a gust of wind and ended up stuck 40 feet up a tree. (AZ Central)


WNWDW: Skeleton decoration was human bones

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Weird News We Didn't Write: Our daily roundup of the best odd news stories from elsewhere on the web.

When a guy in Orlando bought a skeleton decoration for $8 at a yard sale, he intended to use it as a Halloween decoration… until he realised the box of bones was a real human skeleton. (Aol Weird News)

Armies often make exaggerated claims about their military might in a bid to make themselves appear more powerful. But the Russian military really is full of hot air… they're investing in hundreds of inflatable tanks. (BBC)

A racing pigeon from the West Midlands which went missing during a six hour race has turned up five weeks later… and 5200 miles away. (Telegraph)

The winner of the annual World Conker Championships says his victory is down to a mathematical formula for "kinetic energy theory" which he calculate. This is the second time Ray Kellock has won the event. (Press Association)

Chocolate covered bacon goes on sale. That is all. (Daily Mail)

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Weird News We Didn't Write: Our daily roundup of the best odd news stories from elsewhere on the web.

A firm has started producing 'happy coffins' which are designed to take the stigma and fear out of death with messages like "Don't cry, I had a good life" printed on them. (Aol Weird News)

A college student had hoped his extra credit chemistry project could help him secure an A grade. Instead it prompted a bomb scare, caused the college to be evacuated and could now see criminal charges brought against him. (NBC)

What do you get a former KGB officer turned Russian leader for his 58th birthday? A group of female journalism students in Moscow have stripped off to find the answer. (Metro)

We like watching our teams play as much as the next man -- unless the next man is the guy who recently told doctors delay fitting him with a pacemaker until after he's watched an American football game this weekend. (KBOI2)

120 professional base jumpers from 22 countries have hurled themselves off the KLTower in Malaysia as part of the annual Kuala Lumpur Tower International Jump. (Asylum)

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Weird News We Didn't Write: Our daily roundup of the best odd news stories from elsewhere on the web.

A series of UFOs which have forced several Chinese airports to close show that 'great events' will soon take place, claim astronomers. (Aol Weird News)

A Parisian flat which was left uninhabited for more than 70 years has been hiding a €2.1 million painting under layers of dust, it's been discovered. (Telegraph)

Staff from airline Cebu Pacific Airlines say they're surprised a video of cabin crew performing a safety demonstration dance to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry went viral. (Yahoo)

A chimpanzee which became famous after developing a cigarette smoking addiction has died at a South African zoo, aged 52. It's a sad day for cigarette addicted chimps everywhere. (Asylum)

When the doors of an elevator closed before he could get in, a man on a mobility scooter was so angry he tried to smash through the doors. On his third attempt it worked… and he fell 15m to his death. (Boing Boing) (YouTube)

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Weird News We Didn't Write: Our daily roundup of the best odd news stories from elsewhere on the web.

A cancer patient in the US claims she's experienced a miracle because she can see the face of Jesus in a MRRI scan she had. Admittedly curing the cancer would have been a better miracle. (Today's THV)

Divers in Austria are currently exploring a park which has flooded. Every summer Green Lake becomes submerged and divers get to swim through trees and past park benches. (Daily Mail) (YouTube)

An Australian woman has been left in critical condition after a wallaby leaped out into a road and collided with her bike. (Aol Weird News)

A group of daredevils have abseiled into a live volcano and stood perilously close to boiling lava lake -- to perform heat suit mobility tests. (Asylum)

Amazing amounts of beer always gets consumed at Oktoberfest. But drinkers this year got through a record seven million litres, it's been claimed. (MyFox)

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Weird News We Didn't Write: Our daily roundup of the best odd news stories from elsewhere on the web.

A photographer showed ultimate professionalism at the Ryder Cup when a stray ball from Tiger Woods came flying at his £4,700 camera and lens… and he kept shooting. (Daily Mail)

Officers in New York have seized a pet alligator from a liquor store after shoppers noticed the 3ft long illegal animal. (Aol Weird News)

A stunt cyclist has travelled up 48 flights of stairs on his bike. We don't know why he did it, but it's hard not to be impressed. (Asylum)

It's normally detrimental to your health to be a smoker. But not for a US man was saved by the Zippo lighter in his pocket when a burglar shot him. (Q13 Fox)

Members of Team England winning gold at the Commonwealth Games will hear Jerusalem being played -- but the official victory anthem could have been the Birdie Song if some athletes had got their way. (Mirror)

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Weird News We Didn't Write: Our daily roundup of the best odd news stories from elsewhere on the web.

We've all had left-over pizza for breakfast. But would you order a fresh one with eggs and bacon? Domino's thinks so. (Aol Weird News)

Some people see a dune buggy and can't help but imagine themselves hurtling around a beach, pretending to be Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair… others just want to decorate them with diamonds and gold. (ITN) (YouTube)

A Russian firm has announced plans to open a four-room guest house in space by 2016. They say it will offer wealthy space tourists a more comfortable stay than the ISS. (BBC)

The annual bizarre science awards the Ig Nobel Prize have been announced including a study into fellatio in fruit bats and the discovery that symptoms of asthma can be treated with a roller-coaster ride. (Asylum)

A pig in China has become a local celebrity after learning to walk on two legs. Zhu Jianqiang was born with only his two front legs. (Telegraph)

WNWDW: Kevin Bacon statue made from bacon

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Weird News We Didn't Write: Our daily roundup of the best odd news stories from elsewhere on the web.

Artist Mike Lahue has built a larger than life-size bust of actor Kevin Bacon, made entirely out of bacon. As you do. (Aol Weird News)

You know what it's like, one minute you're paddling along on your kayak admiring the view of Sydney harbour, the next a massive humpback whale umping from the sea just metres away from you. (Metro)

A pedestrian in St. Petersburg had a lucky escape when two cars collided and swerved onto the pavement missing him by inches. (Asylum)

A butter-fingered man who dropped the ring while proposing to his girlfriend on Brooklyn Bridge watched in horror as it clinked through the walkway. (CBS)

Blokes visiting to a strip-club in Florida have got a good excuse if they're caught out by their wife -- they were just getting a free flu shot. (WALB)

WNWDW: New beer created for drinking in space

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Weird News We Didn't Write: Our daily roundup of the best odd news stories from elsewhere on the web.

Ever since early man looked up at the night sky he's dreamed of traveling into space… and opening a bar there. Now a beer has been specially produced to be enjoyed in space and other microgravity environments. (MSNBC)

We got all excited at the prospect of covering the pole dancing world championship… and then someone said: "No, not pole dancing, pole climbing." (3 News) (YouTube)

Motorists were shocked when they saw a pensioner using his mobility scooter to carry a large roll of carpet along a busy road. But that didn't stop them filming it to post online. (Asylum) (YouTube)

Bosses at the Commonwealth Games have brought in a crack team of monkeys who will be deployed to guard athletes. Yes, really. (Aol Weird News)

A team of women have set a new world record for the fastest relay race in stilettos… obviously record adjudicators have never been to the opening of the Next sale. (Metro)

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Weird News We Didn't Write: Our daily roundup of the best odd news stories from elsewhere on the web.

A brewery in Belgium has created a beer which it claims is stronger and has a longer-lasting taste because it's brewed by the light of a full autumnal moon. (Reuters)

A journalist who was mindlessly sitting at her desk during a live TV news broadcast and didn't realise she was in the background of the shot has been caught out after she was filmed picking her nose... and then eating it. (Asylum) (YouTube)

Tourists visiting Lake Tahoe have shot some amazing footage of military helicopters plunging into the water before rising back out. We're pretty sure choppers are not meant to do that. (Tahoe Daily Tribune) (YouTube)

The British tycoon who owned the Segway company has died… after accidentally riding a one of the two-wheeled machines off a cliff and into a river. (Aol Weird News)

Let's be honest, very few people manage to look good in a police mugshot -- but it's got to be even harder when you have the logo of a defunct radio station tattooed on your forehead. (Smoking Gun)

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Weird News We Didn't Write: Our daily roundup of the best odd news stories from elsewhere on the web.

A woman who was confronted by a 14 stone bear which attacked her dog has used an unlikely weapon to fend it off… a 12 inch courgette. (MSNBC)

Animators from Aardman have created the world's smallest stop-motion character, Dot - who was animated using a microscope and tweezers. (Asylum)

The origins of 13 weird superstitions revealed. Including why people say not to walk under a ladder or open an umbrella in the house. (Aol Weird News)

Going down, with something. The typical button in an elevator is said to be 40 times dirtier than a public toilet seat… which could explain the smell in many lifts. (Daily Mail)

I just hope this doesn't catch on in our local Starbucks... (About)

WNWDW: Polar bear on Cornish beach was a cow

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Weird News We Didn't Write: Our daily roundup of the best odd news stories from elsewhere on the web.

When a polar bear had washed up on a Cornish beach, it was a great exclusive for regional TV station which broke the news, or it would have been… if the 'polar bear' hadn't actually been a cow. (SWNS.com)

A man who had been adopted as a baby was shocked when he managed to track down his biological birth parents… and discovered he was the son a hermaphrodite sideshow bearded lady. (About.com)

Loved-up pirate fans have got married in a swashbuckling ceremony in Devon where guests were asked to join the bride and groom by dressing and pirates. (Metro)
 
Ever heard of 'Caffeine Intoxication Insanity'? No, nor have we, but a man in the US is claiming it as his defence in a murder trial. (Aol Weird News)



WNWDW: Man with no arms or legs swims Channel

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Welcome to our new daily roundup of the best odd news stories from elsewhere on the web. WNWDW, or 'Weird News We Didn't Write' to those of you who don't like ridiculously long and very pointless acronyms (or RLAVPA's, if you do) is exactly what the name suggests.

Despite having no arms or legs a Frenchman has managed to swim the English Channel - 10 hours faster than expected. (Daily Mail)

Inventors have come to the aid of office slackers everywhere by creating an inflatable tie which doubles as a pillow - meaning no more waking up with the imprint of keys in your forehead. (Aol Weird News)

A would-be bus driver man stole a bus in Chicago so he could spend a day picking up and dropping off passenegers, he then returned the vehicle. (AZ Central)

In that time-honoured tradition of Brits only caring about baseball when something odd happens, here's a massive brawl breaking out between two teams. (Asylum UK)



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