WNWDW: September 2010 Archives

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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