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Rat-eating Bogeyman

The strange and haunting tale of a rat-eating real-life bogeyman called Catman. In the back alleys of Greenock Scotland, a legendary creature lurks, ready to scare local children, or give you the fright of your life on the way home from a night on the town. Blackened face and glowing eyes, the Catman of Greenock

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Singing Caterpillars

There are many animals that sing but did you know that a certain species of caterpillar can sing? And what’s more they sing their song to attract ants.     The singing caterpillars of the Riodinidae and Lycaenidae species rub one of their lips on their own abdomen to make a sound that is not

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Weird Phones

The Freaky loves these photos of people’s heads merging into their phones.   Created by French photographer Antoine Geiger, as part of his Sur Project, the photos apparently examine our relationship with technology “placing the screen as an object of ‘mass subculture,’ alienating the relation to our own body, and more generally to the physical

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Penis Illusion

A restaurant critic tweeted a photo of herself not realising that the picture contained an incredible penis optical illusion.   The photo, posted by the UK food guide Solita Restaurants, shows a woman meeting two British children’s entertainers known as The Chuckle Brothers with what looks like a large penis in her glass. But on

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Zombie Seastars

Something strange is happening in the seas. All across the Atlantic Ocean seastars are ripping off their own arms and watching them crawl away like zombies.It sounds like something out of a horror movie but it’s a weird but true natural event.   Seastars (also known as starfish) are pretty weird creatures – they have

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The Split-Up

A German man has cut all his possessions in half after breaking up with his girlfriend of 12 years. He sent his ex her half of the objects including an Opel Corsa car, and has put his share on e-bay.     The love rejected man, who goes by the name of der.juli on e

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Scarlett Trawls Streets for Men

Scarlett Johanssen picked up random men in real life for her starring role in the alien movie Under The Skin.   Directed by Jonathan Glazer the stunning film, a The Freaky favourite, features an alien in human form, played by Scarlett Johanssen, who travels around Scotland picking up men, having sex with them and then

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Virgin Birth Sawfish

Sawfish are using virgin births as a survival strategy to try and prevent extinction, scientists have discovered.   Sawfish off the coast of Florida have been found to be giving birth without mating with males. This virgin-birth phenomenon goes by the name of parthenogenesis. It has been recorded in many invertebrates and even in birds

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Vortex Lake

Lake Peigneur in Louisiana is the strangest most bizarre lake in the world. Nowadays it looks perfectly ordinary. But just over 30 years ago this lake did the impossible – the lake, which was just 3 and a half meters deep, turned into a bizarre vortex that was big enough to swallow boats, land and

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Weird Birds Nests

Urban birds are incredibly resourceful and will find a large range of strange and weird places to build their nests. Here are some of the best.   For 6 years the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in America have been documenting the diverse places birds build their nests with their Celebrate Urban Birds project. Cornell’s Marta

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Medieval Reactions

The latest craze to hit the internet is #medievalreactions the meme of posting medieval paintings with modern day descriptions. Here are 7 of the best medieval reactions.   1. When all the drugs hit you at once. 2.  When your parents won’t let you out because your outfit is too revealing 3. When someone takes the

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Cut Price Six Pack

These two men have worked out a cheap and easy way to get the perfect six pack stomach.

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Crude Oil Spa

Crude Oil has many uses but not many people would think of it as a spa product. The Freaky visits Azerbaijan where people bathe in dark slimy crude oil for fun. Azerbaijan is country rich in oil, but the crude oil found around Naftalan is too heavy to be usable in industrial applications or to

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Crab Bleeders

The blood of the horseshoe crab is worth more per weight than gold. The Freaky meets the people who bleed crabs for a living. Beaufort Beach, South Carolina. Fisherman Jerry Galt is a man on a time-critical mission. He has just 2 hours to find something that’s been lurking beneath these waters for hundreds of

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5 Orchids That Look Like Animals

We love these amazing orchids that look like animals. 1. Monkey Orchid (Dracula Simia) 2. Flying Duck Orchid  (Caleana Major) 3. Dove Orchid (Peristeria Elata) 4. Tiger Face Orchid  5. White Egret Orchid (Habeneria Radiata)

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Panda fakes pregnancy to receive treats

A captive giant panda bear has been accused of faking a pregnancy in order to gain extra food treats. Ai Hin, who lives at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Centre, had shown evidence of being pregnant but a planned live broadcast of her was cancelled after her keepers suspected she was faking it. Pregnant

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