This is 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
Stranger Than Fiction
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
Can elements of a person’s character – or even their soul – be transplanted along with a heart? The Freaky investigates the bizarre cases of people having heart transplants and then taking on the personalities of their donors. In 2008 Sonny Graham, a seemingly happily married 69-year-old man living in the U.S. state of
There is a place in the Dominican Republic where girls, at the age of 12 suddenly start growing a penis. We know it sounds like some weird sci-fi tale but this is a strange but true story. Ever since the 1970s there had been strange rumours of girls turning into boys in Salinas, an isolated
We are literally made up of dead stars. Prepare to get your mind blown. NASA astronomer Dr. Michelle Thaller explains how every single atom in our bodies comes from ancient stars. This video is a collaboration between magazine The Atlantic and SoundVision Productions’ The Really Big Questions.
A British man tried to hold up a supermarket with a photo of a gun. Cops were called to the Bar Hill Tesco superstore in Cambridge, England on November 12 after staff reported a man had threatened to kill staff while brandishing not a weapon, but a photograph of a gun. Cambridgeshire police sent
Imagine going on a blind date and meeting your own daughter-in-law! That’s what happened in China when a man started chatting to women online using a fake name and profile. Wang Pai, 57, was unhappy at home and was looking for some extra-marital action. So he began to develop a friendship with a
A Cambodian boy has worked out the quickest way to get fresh milk is to suck it straight from a cow’s teats. 20-month-old Tha Sophat started suckling the cow in July after the boy’s parents left their rural village in search of work says his grandfather UM Oeung. Um Oeung said the boy learnt by
An eel was found inside a man’s penis after he bathed with live eels during an unorthodox spa treatment in China. Thinking that the eels would make him look ten years younger, Zhang Nan dived into the water and let them feast upon layers of dead skin. But after laying in the spa bath, Nan
True love comes in many shapes and sizes including in the form of a white fluffy pillow. Korean man Lee Jin-gyu fell in love with his ‘dakimakura’ – a kind of large, huggable pillow from Japan, often with a picture of a popular anime character printed on the side. Now the 28-year-old otaku (a Japanese
This was prime time entertainment in Russia in the mid seventies. Really! Edward Kill performing on soviet state television in 1975.
A woman in western Kansas sat on her boyfriend’s toilet for two years, according to US police. Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said a man called his office last month to report that something was wrong with his girlfriend. Whipple said it appeared the 35-year-old Ness City woman’s skin had grown around the seat. She initially
A British man with a strange fetish for cow manure has been jailed for two-years after he was caught sexually pleasuring himself while covered in dung on a farm in southwestern England. David Truscott, 41, was found naked apart from a single sock by farmer Clive Roth’s 16-year-old son in Frebruary, on Woodbury House Farm
Thousands of birds fell from the sky in Beebe, Arkansas just before midnight on New Year’s Eve. Arkansas game officials are testing the birds to try and determine what happened.
A suicidal man was saved when he fell asleep as he prepared to hurl himself from the top of a 150ft high bridge. Yang Jun, 30, decided to commit suicide after his marriage ended. So he swallowed over 50 sleeping pills and then clambered up the Haiyin bridge in Guangzhou, eastern China, to throw himself off.