WNWDW: March 2011 Archives

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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)




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