Weird News

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A teenager cured his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)  by taking a banana for a walk down a London street. Craig Shirley’s OCD was so bad that he would beat himself on his head hundreds of times a day.  Years of treatment by psychologists and doctors couldn’t cure the British teen so in desperation he opted for […]

Iguanas in Florida, USA have literally been falling out of trees due to the recent unseasonably cold weather.  Iguanas do not like cold weather. They start becoming sluggish when temperatures drop to 10C (50F), if the temperature drops further to around 4.5C  (40F) then their bodies shutdown and they become catatonic. In this frozen lifeless state […]

It is normally the man who catches the fish. But for one Indonesian man the roles were reversed when a flying needlefish stabbed the teen in the neck.  According to reports, Muhammad Idul was night fishing with his friend when his boat rode into a school of needlefish. The startled fish began jumping out of the […]

This strange but true story came to light when a Chinese man went to hospital complaining of severe stomach cramps. At first the man did not admit his bizarre behaviour but when he was rushed into emergency surgery and a 20 inch thick live eel was removed from his stomach he had to come clean.  […]

26 year old Chinese make up artist He Yuhong can transform herself into the footballer Cristiano Ronaldo with the power of cosmetics. To see how she did it, watch this video. He Yuhong’s mind-blowing cosmetic skills means that she is able to turn herself into almost any famous face she chooses – from Taylor Swift to […]

They say drugs can kill, but two cocaine smugglers weren’t expecting their drugs to kill them. In 2015, two men were killed in a car crash in Northern Mexico because their air bags had been filled with cocaine bricks. On impact with another car, the air bags were deployed and the velocity of the cocaine […]

Traffic cops in the Dominican Republic made a surprising discovery when they found 18 people crammed into a 5 seater car. The cops pulled over the car suspecting it was overloaded but when they asked the passengers they just kept on coming….. An amazing 11 people emerged from the car. And then when the opened […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dolphins have been observed in the wild getting “high” on the toxins produced by pufferfish. The stunning footage, filmed for the BBC, captured a group of young dolphins very carefully provoking a pufferfish, also known as a blowfish, so that it would produce its dangerous toxin, which can kill if taken in large doses, but […]