Wildlife photographers spend hours waiting for that perfect shot but when American amateur photographer Sam Davis took a photo of a heron plucking a snake eel from the water he had no idea how strange the photo would be.  When 59 year old Davis, from Maryland, photographed the heron with the eel he thought perhaps […]

Meet Kaleem an Indian boy who, due to a strange medical condition, has the world’s largest hands. Some people choose to make themselves different through surgery such as the Ukrainian lady with the world’s biggest cheekbones, but Haseem didn’t choose to look like this he was born this way. Even as a baby his hands […]

A Dutch runaway train and its driver were saved from disaster when they were luckily caught by a large whale sculpture. It was just before midnight when the driver of the Metro train in Spijkenisse, near the city of Rotterdam, Holland, lost control of his train 10metere above the ground and crashed through a barrier at […]

Ukrainian model Anastasia Pokreshchuk, was determined to stand out from the crowd, so for the past 4 years she has been injecting her cheeks with cosmetic filler so that now she claims to have the world’s biggest cheeks.  Anastasia says: “You may think that they are too big but I think that they’re a little […]

Watch this stunning video of a boy’s transformation to man over 12 years made for selfies he took every day. Hugh Cornelier took a photo every day from age 12 until he got married. Hugh, who was born in London but has spent most of his life living in Canada, started taking daily selfies in […]

It was Easter 1991 when Preacher Daniel’ Abodunrin’s visited the Zoological Gardens at the University of Ibadan. One of the largest zoos in Nigeria. Preacher Abodunrin dressed in flowing red robes and clutching a Holy Bible made his way to the lion’s enclosure.  In Chapter 6 of the Bible there is a story of a Jewish man in Jerusalem […]

Bees make honey from nectar right? Well not all bees. There is one type of bee – the Vulture bee – that makes its honey from rotting flesh. The Freaky has always considered the real world as strange and freaky as any sci-fi world and vulture bees are further proof of this.   Vulture bees (or Trigona […]

Most people use a pressure washer to just clean dirt away but an American man uses it to create art.  Ron Burkett, from Alabama used his pressure washer to create a beautiful landscape mural on his driveway featuring wolves, a moose and an owl.  Ron hit upon the idea during the coronavirus lockdown when he […]

If you fish in Australian waters you will be well aware of the dangers of killer sharks but you probably wouldn’t expect to be killed by a mackerel. Unfortunately that is exactly what happened to one fisherman.  The unnamed 56 year old man was fishing off the Northern Territory of Australia in Cullen Bay in […]

If you’ve ever been caught in a dust storm you’ll know how scary it can be and how it can feel like you are going to choke to death. So you might be surprised to learn that we wouldn’t have enough oxygen on the planet to breathe if it wasn’t for Saharan dust storms. Every […]

Watch shocking footage of a live, wriggling, 15cm worm being removed by surgeons from a woman’s brain.  The freaky video was recorded by surgeons at Gulou Hospital of Nanjing University, China.  The woman, Xia YI was admitted to the hospital after complaining of severe headaches. When a test for parasitic worms proved positive doctors decided to […]

Shocking video from a kite festival in Taiwan shows a three-year old girl getting tangled in a kite and lifted high above the ground.  The video shot last Sunday (August 30th 2020) shows kite enthusiasts struggling to get a large orange kite airborne. They cheer when it takes off but their cheers soon turned to horror […]

A hungry seagull has been filmed eating a rat whole in Rome. The bird swallows the rodent whole in a matter of seconds. Watch the freaky video below. Most people think seagulls exist be eating fish. But they have colonised many cities where they exist by ripping open discared rubbish bags to eat food discarded […]

Yes you read that headline right – there are some fish that have evolved to eat birds! If you don’t believe us watch the video below. In the town of Albi in the south west region of France, catfish have taught themselves to catch pigeons that come down to the River Tarn to drink and […]

This stunning video of a bird of prey carrying a baby shark is one of the strangest videos we have ever seen here at The Freaky. We had no idea a bird could do this, would even considering doing this, let alone have the balls to do it. The video was shot at Myrtle Beach, […]

Insects are some of the strangest animals that exist on our planet and this caterpillar has a particularly odd way of scaring off other animals that might want to eat it – it wears a hat made off its old moulted heads.  The caterpillar of the moth Uraba lugens, which is found in Australia and New […]

Many musicians cover another artist’s song, but not many, if any, have reinterpreted a song using calculators. The Freaky are in awe of this version of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” created purely using mathematics machines. This stunning cover version known as “Shape of You (Calculator Cover) has been made by the artist known as […]

There are many paths that lead to spiritual enlightenment but the Aghori sect travel one of the strangest… The Aghoris are a secretive Indian religious group that live near or in cemeteries, embrace nudity, routinely use human skulls and bones in their worship, and eat human flesh and human faeces. A religious off shoot of […]

Strangeness is all around, you just need to know where to look… This is a coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the retracting foot of a bdelloid rotifer (class Bdelloidea). Rotifers (phylum Rotifera) are microscopic aquatic animals that are related to roundworms.  It is not really smiling it’s just the way its skin folds.

Nature is not cute animals and flowers, it’s brutal, as this incredible series of photos shows. The photos capture the moment a zebra is caught and ripped apart by a crocodile while trying to cross the Mara river in Kenya. The photos were taken by Nimit Virdi, from Wellington, India, while on a game drive in […]

Wild boars dug up and destroyed $22k worth of cocaine that a drug gang had hidden in an Italian forest.  The bizarre incident came to light when Italian police wire tapped the Albanian drug gang’s phones and they heard them complaining about the loss of their drugs stash.  The cocaine was hidden in a forest […]

Kevin Schmidt has one of the freakiest jobs in the world. He changes lightbulbs on 1500 feet towers. Schmidt who hails from Rapid City USA, is a project manager at Sioux Falls Tower and Communications and when the bulbs at the top of an almost mile high TV mast need changing, it is Schmidt who […]

One of the most prevalent music rumours is that blind Stevie Wonder can actually see.  Some rumors say Stevie Wonder was never blind, others claim he was blind but had an operation that cured his sight many years ago. Although his vision is still burry so he is “legally blind”. There is some compelling evidence […]

These freaky ice eggs were found on a beach in Finland. The spectacular frozen balls range in size from as small as an egg to as large as a basketball.  They were discovered by Finnish amateur photographer Risto Mattila who took the photo at the Marjaniemi beach on Hailuoto Island, Finland. According to scientists a […]

Gary Lenius from Arizona, USA accidentally killed himself when he confused choloroquine phosphate, which he used to clean his fish tank, for the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine. Lenius and his wife Wanda, both in the 60s, mixed a teaspoon of it with soda and drank it. He was dead within hours. Lenius and his wife Wanda were […]

The Freaky can’t stop watching this crazy costumed dancer. We love to celebrate the odd, different and talented and this man has it in spades. Little is known about this crazy individual other than he appears to go by the name of R Mallick and he lives in India. If anyone knows anything about this […]

The strange but true tale of the 130 year old tortoise that adopted a baby hippo. In December 2004 unseasonably heavy rains on the East Coast of Kenya washed a family of hippopotamuses down the Sabaki River and out to sea. Locals from the town of Malindi, near Mombassa spotted the hippos and tried to […]

Can you recreate a Dali painting using ham? Or recreate a painting of a horse using your laundry?  With millions of us stuck at home under corona virus lockdown the Getty Museum in Los Angeles has challenged us to get arty and creative and recreate a famous piece of art with household objects. Below are some […]

The corona virus now means much of the world is in lockdown. Bad news for humans but good news for wildlife. Across the globe nature is starting to reclaim town and cities.  In the town of Llandudno in Wales, United Kingdom, goats have come off the hills and occupied the town.  Local journalist Andrew Stuart […]

Joy Milne has a unique gift – she can smell when someone is sick. She says Parkinson’s disease is a musky smell, Cancer is earthy and Alzheimer’s smells like vanilla. Joy believes her super smelling talent is down to the fact that she has the neurological condition syantheasia. This means she can see and taste smells.   […]