Bizarre

1 September 2021

Teen injected himself with mercury to get superpowers

A teenage boy injected himself with mercury in a bid to emulate his favourite superhero. The 15-year-old boy wanted to emulate the 'X-Men' hero Mercury but only ended up with painful ...

1 September 2021

Women find mumbling men sexy

Women are turned on by men who mumble as it makes the sound more masculine, scientists have found. Hollywood stars such as Marlon Brando and Tom Hardy have been accused of ...

1 September 2021

Swiss cows airlifted from mountains

Cows in Switzerland have been airlifted to the bottom of their Alpine meadows. The strange spectacle saw a handful of the animals taken by helicopter off the mountain ridges in the ...

1 September 2021

Three cups of coffee a day lowers stroke and heart disease risk

Drinking three cups of coffee a day can lower the risk of stroke and deadly heart disease. The largest-ever study into the popular beverage's impact on health has revealed that light ...

31 August 2021

Swimmers told to keep away from randy dolphin

Swimmers have been warned to stay away from a dolphin that is becoming too amorous with humans. Experts say that the bottlenose dolphin, which has been filmed among bathers in Cornwall ...

31 August 2021

Couple defends decision to invoice wedding no-shows

A couple have defended their decision to send invoices to people who didn't turn up to their wedding. Doug Simmons and Dedra McGee had asked those invited to their nuptials at ...

31 August 2021

Family dogs can sniff out medical emergencies for owners

Family dogs may be able to predict a medical emergency for their owner, research has revealed. It was previously thought that the ability to sniff out health problems such as epileptic ...

31 August 2021

Man discovers world's longest Hula Hoop crisp

A man found the world's longest Hula Hoop and plans to keep hold of the crisp. Sam Lightfoot was tucking into a bag of salt and vinegar flavoured Hula Hoops when ...

27 August 2021

Woman trapped in Tonga for 18 months

A woman who flew to Tonga for a weekend is still stuck there after 18 months. Zoe Stephens travelled to the South Pacific island in March 2020 but was left stranded ...

27 August 2021

Drinking water can prevent heart failure

Drinking enough water during life could reduce the risk of developing heart failure. A new study has urged people to pay attention to how much fluid they consume every day and ...

27 August 2021

Aspiring policeman rang 999 for job update in nuisance call

A police candidate rang 999 to find out how his job application was going. North Wales Police have revealed that the nuisance call was one of many "ridiculous" inquiries that the ...

27 August 2021

Rat nicknamed Prince Charming after sneaking through cat flip

A rat caught sneaking through a cat flap has been rescued and named Prince Charming. The rodent is thought to have been on a mission to find some food when he ...

27 August 2021

Women banned from zoo due to close bond with chimapanzee

A zoo in Belgium has banned a woman due to her "affair" with one of the chimpanzees. Adie Timmermans has been visiting a primate called Chita at the zoo in Antwerp ...

26 August 2021

Drinking tea enhances puzzle-solving ability

Drinking tea makes people better at solving puzzles. A new study gave men and women either tea or water and then asked them to complete tests such as a word association ...

26 August 2021

Endangered 'scrotum frogs' on display at British Zoo

'Scrotum frogs' have gone on display at a British zoo as part of efforts to save the species. The endangered amphibians are actually called the Lake Titicaca frog after their native ...

26 August 2021

Men who like Greek food are better in bed

Men who eat Greek food are better in bed, new research suggests. Experts at Athens University have suggested that a daily Mediterranean diet, containing local delicacies such as grilled fish, salads, ...

26 August 2021

Schoolgirl finds missing wedding ring at sea

An 11-year-old girl found a lost wedding ring while swimming at sea and was able to track down the owner. Imogen Tite was swimming at Woolacombe Beach in Devon during a ...

25 August 2021

Hotels.com launches chief buffet officer contest

Food lovers can travel the world by becoming a chief buffet officer. Hotels.com have teamed up with the reality TV star Sam Thompson in a bid to find the nation's first-ever ...

25 August 2021

Zoo bans woman due to chimp 'affair'

A zoo in Belgium has banned a woman due to her "affair" with one of the chimpanzees. Adie Timmermans has been visiting a primate called Chita at the zoo in Antwerp ...

25 August 2021

Stranded swimmer helped by dolphins

A swimmer that was rescued two and a half miles out at sea could have been helped by dolphins. The male swimmer was located in the water off County Kerry in ...

25 August 2021

Skateboards created using Tony Hawk's blood

A company has created skateboards using the blood of Tony Hawk. The skateboarding legend has teamed up with the drinks manufacturer Liquid Death to make some limited edition boards and the ...

24 August 2021

Angry father leaves sweet shop because of X-rated confectionery

An irate father stormed out of a sweet shop after being offended by an X-rated display next to the till. The unnamed dad took his 10-year-old daughter to Kingdom of Sweets ...

24 August 2021

Woman can't pass driving test as she gets terrified behind the wheel

A woman has taken 1,000 driving lessons but has never passed her test because she passes out with fear behind the wheel. Isabelle Stedman has been trying to pass her test ...

24 August 2021

Drinking red wine can lower blood pressure

Drinking red wine can help lower blood pressure, a study has found. A higher intake of foods rich in flavonoids - such as berries, apples, tea and red wine - has ...