WNWDW: December 2011 Archives

275x250.jpg We're taking a festive break at Newslite Towers, so rather than our usual stream of posts, we're bringing back 'Weird News We Didn't Write' -- our round-up of the best odd news stories of the day. Here we go…

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

275x250.jpg We're taking a festive break at Newslite Towers, so rather than our usual stream of posts, we're bringing back 'Weird News We Didn't Write' -- our round-up of the best odd news stories of the day. Here we go…

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)


275x250.jpg We're taking a festive break at Newslite Towers, so rather than our usual stream of posts, we're bringing back 'Weird News We Didn't Write' -- our round-up of the best odd news stories of the day. Here we go…

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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