WNWDW: February 2011 Archives

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.




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