Bizarre

11 July 2024

Man gets caught smuggling snakes into China down his trousers

A man has been caught trying to smuggle over 100 live snakes into mainland China by stuffing them down his trousers. Officers stopped the unnamed traveller as he attempted to cross ...

3 July 2024

Identical twins have very similar IQs despite being separated at birth

Identical twins separated at birth in China have almost the same IQs. Research at California State University, Fullerton examined the intelligence scores of 15 pairs of identical twins adopted by different ...

3 July 2024

Faulty spacesuits cause drowning risk for astronauts

Faulty spacesuits are putting astronauts at risk of drowning. NASA is relying on outdated 1980s equipment for its space crews which almost had terrifying consequences for Tracy Dyson after an arctic ...

3 July 2024

Loch Ness Monster hunter 'dumbfounded' by new sighting of the beast

A Loch Ness Monster hunter has been left "dumbfounded" by an apparent new sighting of the legendary beast. Eoin O'Faodhagain was watching the Scottish water on a livestream from his home ...

3 July 2024

Watching England can be deadly for football fans

Watching England at Euro 2024 can have fatal consequences. A leading heart doctor has warned that frustration at Gareth Southgate's conservative tactics and matchday drinking could prove deadly due to the ...
2 July 2024

Stone Age humans were fashionistas

Stone Age humans wore tailored clothes. Experts have revealed that fashion started to emerge at the end of the last Ice Age as temperatures became too cold for traditional decorative body ...

2 July 2024

Obese pets could get weight-loss jabs

Fat dogs and cats could be offered weight-loss jabs such as Ozempic. Experts say that the pet obesity crisis is worsening as canines and felines become increasingly portly and there is ...

2 July 2024

Wine came from the asteroid that made dinosaurs extinct

Wine originated from the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs. A new study has revealed how the grape family thrived in the years following the extinction of the reptiles and indicated ...

2 July 2024

Healthy mid-life diet can stave off dementia in old age

Eating a healthy diet in your 40s can ward off dementia in later life. Research has found that dietary habits in middle age play a more significant role than previously suspected ...

2 July 2024

Space boffin claims alien planet will be found in decades

A space expert is convinced that humanity will discover a planet that houses alien life in the coming decades. Astrophysicist Jessie Christiansen says that the Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO) - a ...

2 July 2024

Digital devices to calm tantrums make a child's behaviour worse

Giving children technological devices to calm them down during a tantrum doesn't improve their behaviour. A 'digital dummy' is a common tactic used by parents to pacify their offspring but experts ...

2 July 2024

Ancient Egyptian scribes suffered back pain after sitting awkwardly for too long

Ancient Egyptian scribes suffered back pain from sitting down for too long. A new study has revealed how the repetitive tasks carried out by high-status men with the ability to write ...

2 July 2024

Eating lots of ultra-processed foods raises early death risk

People who gorge on ultra-processed foods (UPFs) are far more likely to die at a younger age. Boffins from the National Cancer Institute in the US found that older adults - ...

28 June 2024

Britain's most tattooed mum won't go to the seaside as she frightens children

The most tattooed mother in Britain can't go to the seaside because she scares the children. Melissa Sloan has over 800 inkings and gets three new ones each week but her ...

28 June 2024

Radioactive rhinos could prevent poaching

Radioactive material has been injected into rhino horns in an attempt to reduce poaching. Experts in South Africa have injected the material into the horns of 20 of the animals in ...

28 June 2024

Mothers harm children's language with smartphone usage

Mothers glued to their smartphones are harming their children's language development. Researchers have discovered that mums speak to their offspring up to 26 per cent less when they are using their ...

28 June 2024

South Korea mourns nation's first robot suicide

A robot has committed suicide in South Korea. The civil servant robot was found unresponsive last week after apparently throwing itself down a flight of stairs at the Gumi city council ...

27 June 2024

Vitamin supplements do not extend your life

Taking vitamins daily does not help people live longer. The supplements promise health benefits ranging from immune systems boosts to strong bones but regularly taking them has no impact on how ...

27 June 2024

Teenagers are happy with single life

Modern teenagers are happy to be single. A new study has revealed that those aged between 14 and 20 are more satisfied without a romantic partner compared to their counterparts from ...

27 June 2024

Scientists reveal that greenhouse gases are a key sign of alien life on other planets

Scientists have found a new way of discovering if alien life exists on a planet. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have discovered that signatures of greenhouse gases - ...

27 June 2024

Singing lemurs could show how humans evolved to create music

Lemurs could hold vital clues about the origin of human music. A study of "singing" Indris lemurs that live in the Madagascan rainforest has revealed that the animals have learned to ...

26 June 2024

Brain implant could reduce prison sentences to just minutes

Prisoners could serve their sentences in mere minutes with an implant that loads the brain with memories and triggers emotions. The unique Cognify concept will see criminals hooked up to a ...

26 June 2024

China becomes first country to collect samples from far side of the Moon

China has become the first country on Earth to gather samples from the far side of the Moon. A re-entry capsule landed in rural Inner Mongolia on Tuesday (25.06.24) with samples ...

26 June 2024

Laziness puts two billion people worldwide at risk of deadly diseases

Laziness is putting almost two billion people around the world at risk of numerous diseases. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that one in three of the global population do ...