The Freaky: celebrating our weird & crazy world

  • WEIRD NEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

    WEIRD NEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

    Chester market evacuated after chilli fumes affect customers [From The Guardian] https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2024/jan/27/chester-market-evacuated-after-chilli-fumes-affect-customers?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Herd of sheep eats 100kg of cannabis in Greece after Storm Daniel floods[From Sky News} ‘Oh my God’: live worm found in Australian woman’s brain in world-first discovery[From The Guardian] Lamb Found In Car Next To £10,000 Of Heroin & Cocaine And A…

  • Woman turns her pet hamster into a pole dancer

    Woman turns her pet hamster into a pole dancer

    A British woman has paid a taxidermist £175 ($200) to turn her dead pet hamster into a hustling poledancing rodent, dressed in a bright pink thong, holding onto a stripper pole, surrounded by cash.  When a pet dies there are many ways to mark their passing but there cant be many people (almost certainly only one)…

  • The Earth Sandwich Story

    The Earth Sandwich Story

    In the vast expanse of human history, there are moments that capture the imagination, not because of their grandeur or significance, but because they’re delightfully quirky and unexpected. One such moment occurred in 2019 when two men, separated by thousands of miles and an entire planet, came together to create an “Earth sandwich.” This peculiar…

  • The Man Who Landed a Plane on a New York Street For a Bet

    The Man Who Landed a Plane on a New York Street For a Bet

    The Daredevil of New York City: The Unbelievable Tale of Thomas Fitzpatrick In the dimly lit corners of New York’s bars, stories of all kinds are spun – tales of love, heartbreak, and mischief. But few stories compare to the audacious adventures of one Thomas “Tommy” Fitzpatrick. His actions not only won bets but also…

  • The History of Burlesque

    The History of Burlesque

    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.…

  • The Doctor who Fished in a Man’s Stomach

    The Doctor who Fished in a Man’s Stomach

    Dr. Beaumont’s Bizarre Experiments on Alexis St. Martin Once upon a time, in the quaint town of Mackinac Island, Michigan, there lived a curious and rather unfortunate fellow named Alexis St. Martin. Little did he know that his stomach would become the stage for one of the most peculiar scientific experiments in history, conducted by…

  • The Woman Who Lived in a Tree for 738 Days

    The Woman Who Lived in a Tree for 738 Days

    Julia “Butterfly” Hill, an American environmental activist, is best known for her incredible act of civil disobedience in which she lived in a 1000-year-old California redwood tree for 738 days. This feat was not just a personal challenge but a symbolic act that brought attention to the destructive logging practices threatening the ancient redwood forests.…

  • Top 5 Strangest Medical Conditions

    Top 5 Strangest Medical Conditions

    Here are five unusual and true medical conditions that have baffled doctors and fascinated researchers. These conditions highlight the incredible diversity and complexity of the human body and the mysteries that continue to surround it. 1. Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS): Foreign Accent Syndrome is a rare and perplexing neurological condition where an individual suddenly starts…

  • WTF did this creature just do?

    WTF did this creature just do?

    Our planet has some pretty freaky creatures and this is one of the freakiest. This pink wiggly thing is a marine ribbon worm and, as the name suggests, they are normally found in the sea, not on land.It’s hard to know where this clip was filmed but investigations suggest that the worm belongs to the…

  • The jellyfish that can live forever

    The jellyfish that can live forever

    Would you like to live forever? Well if you are a special type of jellyfish you could. Turritopsis nutricula, is the only animal known to be potentially immortal. Turritopsis is a jellyfish-like hydrazoan, with some very strange life skills. It starts life as a stalk like polyp then when it reaches sexual maturity it is…

  • Dollar Bill Art

    Dollar Bill Art

    Mark Wagner cuts up dollar bills and turns them into amazing pieces of art. Portraits were among the first images Wagner made from dollar bills. “Taking an object of public value and turning into an image of personal value seemed like a pretty OK thing to do.” he says. But then Wagner moved on to…

  • The Strange & Wonderful Sport of Hobby Horsing

    The Strange & Wonderful Sport of Hobby Horsing

    Hobby horsing may not be a sport you’ve heard of before, but it’s a delightful world of fantasy and equestrian dreams that’s sweeping across the globe. The Freaky trots and gallops into the Hobby Horsing world of make-believe. Imagine a sport where the participants ride horses that aren’t really horses, where jumps are imaginary, and…

  • The unlikely bromance between a Penguin and a Brazilian bricklayer

    The unlikely bromance between a Penguin and a Brazilian bricklayer

    In an unlikely bromance, a retired Brazilian bricklayer and a penguin have become the best of friends.  In 2011 71-year-old  fisherman  Joao Pereira de Souza found a penguin on his local beach, north of Rio de Janeiro,  starving and covered in oil.  Joao took the penguin home. Cleaned his tarred fathers and nursed him back to health by…

  • The Oakville Star Jelly Mystery

    The Oakville Star Jelly Mystery

    There’s usually a rational explanation for even the strangest things that fall from the sky – but when a strange jelly like substance began raining on one small Washington town everyone was left scratching their heads. Twenty years on, it is still a mystery. Oakville, 8 streets, a few hundred residents and like many small…

  • The Plant That’s So Dangerous it has to be Kept Behind Glass

    The Plant That’s So Dangerous it has to be Kept Behind Glass

    There is a garden in Northumberland, England dedicated to poisonous plants. The gates warn those who enter to be careful and not touch the plants. Even so, within this garden there is one plant so poisonous that is kept in isolation, behind glass. This is because it is one of the most venomous and dangerous plants in…

  • How Vinyl Records Work (Amazing electron microscope video)

    How Vinyl Records Work (Amazing electron microscope video)

    With vinyl records experiencing a massive resurgence  and overtaking sales of CDs for the first time, The Freaky thought it would be a good time to look at how vinyl records really work. After all, it’s pretty amazing and freaky to think that a needle moving across a piece of plastic, well polyvinyl chloride (PVC) to…

  • Real Life Barbie Dolls

    Real Life Barbie Dolls

    Real-Life Barbie Dolls: A Fascinating Blend of Beauty and Controversy The term “Barbie” has for decades been synonymous with a specific standard of beauty: long legs, an impossibly thin waist, blonde hair, and doe eyes. Since the debut of the first Barbie doll in 1959, many have aspired to replicate her looks, with some going…

  • Cat offers food to sick owner

    Cat offers food to sick owner

    When a cat owner fell sick they recorded a video showing their cat offering them food. Video proof that cats really aren’t selfish self-centred felines and do care. Or do they? Is this really proof that cats cab be empathetic? Or, is it possible that all is not what it seems and the owner placed…

  • Slow Motion Goats (video)

    Slow Motion Goats (video)

    The slow motion baby goat video you didn’t know you need…  Produced by Sunflower Farm Creamery this video celebrates the joy of baby goats hopping. The amount of effort a baby goat puts into each hop is astounding, and only fully observed by slowing down their motion so you can see every twist and turn…

  • The Japanese Man Who Identifies as a Dog

    The Japanese Man Who Identifies as a Dog

    A man from Japan who identifies as a collie dog has spent $15000 on a lifelike dog costume.  The man known only as Toko, commissioned a movie prop company to make the custom made, lifelike costume, so he can crawl around as a dog.  In an interview in a Japanese magazine Toco said  he’s always dreamed…

  • Shocking moment skier almost falls to his death down crevasse

    Shocking moment skier almost falls to his death down crevasse

    A shocking video has emerged of a skier in France falling down a huge hole and narrowly escaped death. The skier who goes by the name lespowtos posted the video on instagram. In it we can see him skiing off-piste when he encounters whole in the glacier. he comes to an abrupt stop but he…

  • One Leg Dancing

    One Leg Dancing

    We cant’t get enough of this video of African kids doing the “one leg” dance. The young African children seem to be having the time of their lives as they rhythmically hop around on one leg. It’s a video of pure joy, guaranteed to put a smile on your face. 05/04/21

  • The gorillas who stand up like humans

    The gorillas who stand up like humans

    Two gorillas at a sanctuary in Africa have learnt to imitate humans by standing on two legs. The two standing gorillas, who were photographed posing for a selfie, live at a gorilla orphanage in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. The two gorillas were brought to the Senkwekwe Sanctuary orphanage and raised by the…

  • The Freaky World of Beth Frey

    The Freaky World of Beth Frey

    Canadian Artist Beth Frey has created a fantastical freaky world populated with cartoonish nightmarish characters which is very popular here at The Freaky. Mixing drawing, painting, video, and sculpture with A.I., Beth Frey has created a totally unique set of images that contain her trademark lurid absurdist humour.  Frey has gathered together these freaky images at…

  • The village where they take selfies with mummies

    The village where they take selfies with mummies

    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…

  • Shark Jumps On-Board a Fishing Boat

    Shark Jumps On-Board a Fishing Boat

    A New Zealand fisherman got the shock of his life when a huge Mako shark flung itself on to the front of his fishing boat. In a real-life Jaws “you’re gonna need a bigger boat” encounter the shark can be seen thrashing abut on his windscreen. Amazingly the whole bizarre incident was captured on-camera. Skipper…

  • Incredible insect camouflage that makes you question the theory of evolution

    Incredible insect camouflage that makes you question the theory of evolution

    Look at the wings of this fruit fly. It’s called Goniurellia tridens, and each wing has a detailed image of an ant. On both its wings you can see the detailed image of an ant, complete with six legs, two antennae, a head, thorax and tapered abdomen. A body guard ant ‘tattoo’ ‘painted’ on each side.…

  • The African Desert that Helps the Earth Breathe

    The African Desert that Helps the Earth Breathe

    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…

  • Eel Escapes from Heron by Burrowing Through Bird’s Neck

    Eel Escapes from Heron by Burrowing Through Bird’s Neck

    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…

  • Can you Transplant a Human Soul?

    Can you Transplant a Human Soul?

    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 Georgia,…