WNWDW: April 2011 Archives

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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)




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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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