Shocked shoppers discovered a boa constrictor snake eating a pigeon on an East London high street this week. The snake was seen coiled around the bird on the pavement outside a shop on Leytonstone High Road on Saturday morning. A bemused passer-by recorded the bizarre event on his phone before the snake was taken away […]

Canadian model Rick Genest, more well known as “Zombie Boy”, has committed suicide. The model who tattooed himself to look like a zombie, was a friend of pop star Lady gaga and appeared in her music video “Born This Way.” Genest wasn’t born that way but had spent thousands on bone and organ tattoos to transform […]

Optical illusions are designed to deliberately mess with our minds. Optical illusions are defined as visual images that differ from reality – the eyes & brain ‘see’ something that doesn’t match the physical measurement of the image. Here are 5 of the best examples of optical illusions.   Illusion 1# A Bend in the Road […]

This cake is too good to eat or perhaps too scary to eat. The hypereralistic cake of two decapitated human heads is the work of  Natalie Sideserf. Natalie baked this freaky cake for her own wedding. The heads are modelled on herself and her husband. The edible caption reads: “Till death do us part” Natalie […]

Hazel Jones is special – she has two vaginas. 27 year old Hazel, from High Wycombe in England didn’t know this until she was 18 and visited a doctor after a boyfriend said she was “different” down there. Hazel has a bizarre condition called uterus didelphys which means she has two vaginas, two uteruses and two […]

An 8 foot pet rock python called Tiny has strangled its owner. Dan Brandon, the British owner of the snake, was found dead in the bedroom of his house in Cookham, Hampshire, England by his mother. The snake was lying close by. A coroner ruled that Brandon, a lover of exotic pets who kept 10 snakes […]

In the mountains of the Indonesia island of Sulawesi lives a tribe who have a totally different approach to death than most people on this planet. In the ritual of Man’ene relatives dig up their dead relatives, clean them, take selfies with them and then return them to their coffins. It is a hot sticky sunny […]

This is likely to blow your mind – but colour doesn’t really exist. Glenn Barden, one of the “brains”, excuse the pun, behind the PBS/BBC series The Brain with David Eagleman, explains.   We all think we know what reality is – it’s the rich textured world that’s all around us.  But what if I […]

An Italian family are reported to have such a high threshold to feeling pain that they barely notice when they burn thnselevs or break their bones. Six members of the Marsili family have the strange medical condition, that is so rare and unique, that doctors have named the condition after them – Marsili Syndrome. Letizia […]

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 […]

It’s the little things on Planet Earth that are often the most bizarre. These colourful caterpillars remind us how wonderfully strange nature is. What is even more remarkable is that this collection of odd caterpillars weren’t found in the depths of some isolated jungle but were collected from the parks, gardens and woodlands of the […]

Scientists on a deep-sea expedition have discovered a fish that has no face. Well not exactly discovered, more rediscovered, as the fish had previously been discovered over a 100 years ago but was a presumed to be extinct. The strange fish has no eyes or nose just a mouth, that isn’t where fish mouths normally are […]

It is commonly believed that the Amazon rainforest is essential for providing the oxygen we breathe. But this is a myth.  One single tree can produce enough oxygen to support two people. And the Amazon Rainforest is ten times the size of Texas, producing 20 times more oxygen than all the people on the surface […]

A cockfighting rooster is reported to have attacked its owner Singrai Soren and slit his throat with razor blades the chicken had attached to its legs. Villagers in Mohanpur, West Bengal, were warned not to approach what police described as ‘an unknown rooster with black and red feathers’. Cockfighting roosters have razor blades attached to […]

Sometimes fires can start in the strangest of ways. Take this case in Redding, Northern California, USA where a house fire was started by a spider. On Sunday Jan 7th 2018, fireman were called to tackle a fire at an apartment block. The fireman battled with flames for 20 minutes before successfully extinguishing them. But […]

Remarkable new evidence has come to light to suggest that some birds of prey deliberately set fire to scrubland to flush out prey. Ornithologist Bob Gosford claims that arsonist birds are picking up burning twigs from existing fires and dropping them elsewhere to start new blazes. This sends small animals running to escape and the […]

When an unnamed 49 year old British woman visited Singleton hospital in Swansea suffering from a swollen eyelid and painfully sore red-eye an ophthalmologist investigated and discovered she had a nasty lesion on her right eye. The doctor suspected that the injury was a result of an infection by the herpes simplex virus. Herpes is […]

Photos are emerging of Japanese schoolchildren with seemingly superhuman powers that can hurl their fellow students into the air. These girls don’t have superpowers its just a photo craze. Known as  Hadokening or Makankosappo,  the photo craze involves two or more children staging a superpower knockout sequence  as seen in the popular Japanese fighting arcade game Street Fighter […]

Most people think that electro-convulsive therapy is barbaric, brutal – and banned. But on an average day in Britain, 10 people undergo ECT.  Despite its horrific past and the dramatic images of Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest having his brain fried, the current medical consensus is that ECT is still the […]

From the ground it just looks like rice shoots …but climb the specially built viewing platforms and the rice paddy fields of Inakate, Japan are transformed into art masterpieces. This rice is too beautiful to eat. Every March, Inakate, in the Amori Province holds its annual Rice Festival. An ingenious art meets nature solution to […]

Tina Gibson, from Tennessee, USA, recently became a mother to a baby conceived just 18 months after she herself was born.   Emma Wren Gibson was born on November 25, 2017 in Tennessee, but she first came to being in 1992, when her embryo was created in a fertility lab from anonymous donors. Soon after […]

Burlesque is now known as a form of striptease, but originally it didn’t have any stripping at all. The Freaky delves into the deep and saucy history of burlesque. The Beginnings: Britain Burlesque has its origins in 19th century British music halls, where the term referred to a theatrical entertainment of a satirical comic bent. […]

This freaky dancing from the 1987 South Indian film Pasivadi Pranam is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The song is “Chakkani Chukka” it stars Chiranjeevi and Vijashanthi and is thought to e the first instance of break dancing in a Telugu movie/   More freaky dancing videos to make you smile.

Icebergs are normally white but occasionally they can be blue. These spectacular photos of a blue iceberg were taken by filmmaker Alex Cornell in Antarctica. The iceberg had recently flipped over to reveal its vivid coloured underbelly. To find a blue iceberg is extremely rare. And Cornell felt lucky to be in the right place to capture […]

Water fountains have been a feature of cities for hundreds of years but by combining water with modern technology Japan has taken them to a whole new level with a water feature that acts as a clock, telling the time in water droplets. Be amazed by this incredible water fountain at Osaka Station that seems to […]

After over 4 years of trying, scientists recently created a human-pig hybrid. And not just one but over 100 of them. An international team of scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California recently announced their breakthrough in the Science journal Cell. Their human-pig chimera (the scientific name for a creature […]

Police in London are investigating a mysterious case of spontaneous human combustion, after a man burst into flames in the middle of a London street.   John Nolan, a 70 year old Irish man, was walking down a street in Haringey in North London on September 17 2017 when, according to reports, he spontaneously caught […]

A team of Canadian students have managed to recycle human waste into bioplastics that can be 3D printed, in a major breakthrough which, if the technology can be scaled up, will be massively beneficial to any long term space travel. The team from University of Calgary used genetically engineered E. coli bacteria to transform human […]

A 7 year old boy missing the part of the brain used for sight has baffled doctors by being able to have almost perfect sight. The boy, from Australia, known only as “Bl” is reported to have lost the primary visual cortex part of his brain due to a rare medical disorder soon after being […]