WTF: January 2008 Archives
(Weird News) NASA have released a photo from mars which appears to show a little green man walking down a hill on the red planet - though sceptics think it could be a rock.
The image was sent back to Earth by Spirit, Nasa's Mars explorer vehicle which landed there four years ago.
While initial inspections didn't highlight anything out of the ordinary, users of astronomy websites spotted the figure which seems to be a woman with an outstretched arm.
(Funny News) A RAF marshall has become an internet hit after a video of him directing fighter jets while break-dancing was posted online.
Senior Aircraftman Dean Tabreham can be seen doing 'the caterpillar' and moonwalking to Michael Jackson all while controlling planes worth tens of millions of pounds.
The video was made by RAF staff and has raised £1,000 for Cancer Research UK.
* The dancing start 90 seconds into the clip (it's worth waiting for)
A team of internet scammers have themselves been conned into wasting hours of their time - hand writing the entire 293 pages of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
When he received an e-mail offering him a slice of a $27 million fortune from the Federal Republic of Nigeria our 'scammer scammer' didn't just hit the junk button.
Instead he told them he could not reply because his company were conducting research into hand-writing adding that they could earn $100 per page if they wanted to help.
Police officers in the UK have been blasted by bosses after posting sick images of their crashed police cars on Facebook.
The group 'Yes I Have Had A Polcol' has over 300 members and features dozens of images - some with officers posing up next to the accidents.
Met Commissioner Sir Ian Blair said it was “totally unacceptable” for officers to post pictures bragging about hitting pedestrians and damaging police cars and vans.
A protester brought Rome to a standstill in a bizarre fashion, by releasing 500,000 multi-coloured plastic balls down the Spanish Steps.
Graziano Cecchini, who has previously poured red dye into the Trevi Fountain has he pulled the stunt to raise the profile of Burma and the Karen people.
The balls which bounced down the steps like the recent Sony HD adverts and while some were collected by passers-by it took officials hours to clean up the rest.
A new intelligent shopping trolley which tells you what you should be buying and navigates you around the supermarket so that you can find it, has been launched.
The MediaCart, which was designed with Microsoft, monitors your shopping habits before suggesting items, recipes and providing you with money off vouchers.
It will even act like a Sat-Nav telling you where to go in the store to find the items you are trying to buy.
A wall covered in graffiti by elusive artist Banksy has sold online for £208,100 - now the winning bidder needs to take it home.
The work, which features a stenciled design of a painter putting the finishing touches to the name Banksy, is spray-painted onto the wall of a post-production company in London.
When Luti Fagbenle, who runs the company which owns the wall, saw it he decided to cash in on the work knowing original Banksy's can sell for over £250,000.
An alcoholic who gave himself a sherry enema has been awarded the Darwin award for 2007.
The annual award is given to the person who improves the human gene pool by accidentally removing themselves from it.
Michael a 58-year-old from Texas, USA, was described by his wife as being addicted to enemas and she said often used alcohol in this way. On one fateful occasion he used two 1.5 litre bottles of sherry and passed out - the following morning he was found dead.