Bizarre

29 June 2021

Earworms could be used to treat dementia

Songs that get stuck in your head help boost memory and could be used to treat dementia. New research has found that melodic and repetitive 'earworms' such as Kylie Minogue's 'Can't ...

29 June 2021

'Real Tarzan' lived in the jungle for 40 years

A man dubbed the 'Real Tarzan' lived in the jungle for over 40 years. Ho Vah Lang lived in the Vietnamese jungle with his dad and brother after his father fled ...

26 June 2021

Female bodybuilder crushes watermelon record

A female bodybuilder has broken a world record for crushing watermelons with her thighs. Kortney Olson burst three watermelons in the space of 7.5 seconds, easily eclipsing the previous record of ...

26 June 2021

10,000 pigeons vanish during race

Up to 10,000 homing pigeons have mysteriously vanished while racing across the UK. It is believed that solar winds disorientated the birds when they were flying last weekend and ruined their ...

26 June 2021

Stylist slammed for hefty haircut price

A hairdresser has been slammed for charging a customer $1,950 (£1,400) for a haircut. Stylist Jasmine Policarpo posted a clip on her TikTok account where she talked about charging the high ...

26 June 2021

Escaped king cobra is actually a plastic toy

An escaped king cobra that sparked an emergency call to the police and RSPCA turned out to be a plastic toy. A woman raised the alarm after spotting the killer reptile ...

25 June 2021

Inquiry finds that 10 babies claim is false

A claim that a South African woman had given birth to a record-breaking 10 babies is not true, an inquiry has found. Gosiame Sithole said earlier this month that she had ...

25 June 2021

Man killed 3,000 years ago is earliest known shark attack death

A man who died 3,000 years ago is the earliest known shark attack victim. Archaeologists at Kyoto University have been investigating evidence for violent trauma on the remains of prehistoric hunter-gatherers, Alyssa ...

25 June 2021

37-year-old anaconda declared as oldest captive snake

A 37-year-old anaconda at a South African zoo has been declared as the oldest snake living in captivity. Paul Swires owned Annie between 1989 and 2004 and applied to have the ...

25 June 2021

Neighbour chops tree in half after bird noise row

A tree in Sheffield has become a tourist attraction after a "petty" neighbour had half of it chopped off. Bharat Mistry and his family were left upset when the people next ...

24 June 2021

Unhappy marriage can be deadly for men

Unhappy marriages can be as deadly for men as smoking, a new study suggests. Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel have found that husbands who were dissatisfied with their marriage ...

24 June 2021

Man breaks world record for stacking M&M's

A man has broken a Guinness World Record after stacking five M&M's on top of each other. Will Cutbill has always dreamed of breaking a record and entering the iconic Guinness ...

24 June 2021

Listening to music while running can make up for mental tiredness

Listening to music while running can help improve people's performance when they are mentally tired, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh discovered that the performance of ...

24 June 2021

Woman discovers $1 billion in her bank account

A woman was stunned to discover that she had $1 billion sitting in her bank account. Julia Yonkowski went to withdraw $20 (£14.40) from an ATM last weekend and found out ...

23 June 2021

Family reunited with lost dog after 11 years

A family have been reunited with their dog 11 years after it went missing. The Covell family were left devastated when their Jack Russell named Crumpet vanished from their back garden ...

23 June 2021

Cricketer smashed own windscreen after hitting six

A cricketer smashed his own windscreen after hitting a six during a club match. Asif Ali was playing in the Halifax League for Illingworth St Mary in West Yorkshire when he ...

23 June 2021

Rescuers in Japan save sex doll from water

Rescuers in Japan pulled a drowning woman out of the water - only to discover that it was a sex doll. YouTuber Tanaka Natsuki was filming when she saw the "body" ...

23 June 2021

Baby becomes star for looking like Boris Johnson

A three-month-old baby with striking blond hair has become a star due to his resemblance to Boris Johnson. Nurses spotted David Doronina's blond mop as soon as he was born in ...

22 June 2021

Scientists make broken heart breakthrough

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding why some people die from a broken heart. New research has found that suffering long-term stress before experiencing a traumatic event, such as the ...

22 June 2021

Woman falls for alien after getting fed up with men

A woman who is fed up with men says she has fallen in love with an alien. Abbie Bela has claimed that she was recently abducted by extraterrestrials who took her ...

22 June 2021

Black Death coins found by metal detectorist

Rare gold coins that were lost during the Black Death have been discovered by a metal detectorist. The Edward III 23-carat leopard was found with another gold coin in Norfolk and ...

22 June 2021

Parrot reported to police for sweary squawking

A parrot has been reported to the police for foul-mouthed squawking at a neighbour. Gill Grieg claims that the bird, a female African grey named Pablo, was taught by her owner ...

19 June 2021

Inventor claims helmet can help read minds

A mind-reading helmet will enable humans to connect their minds to artificial intelligence by 2030, a biohacker has claimed. Bryan Johnson has developed the helmet that he hopes can provide an ...

19 June 2021

Couple break up after 123 days handcuffed together

A couple who spent 123 days handcuffed to each other split up as soon as they were freed. Viktoria 'Vika' Pustovitova and Alexander 'Sasha' Kudlay linked themselves together back on Valentine's ...