Bizarre

24 August 2021

Giant African land snail found in UK packaging centre

A Giant African land snail has been found at a packaging distribution centre in Britain. The RSPCA said an animal rescuer was sent out to the DPD centre in Leicestershire after ...

23 August 2021

US health officials warn against taking livestock drug for coronavirus

Health officials in the United States have warned people not to take an anti-parasitic drug designed for livestock to treat COVID-19. The message follows a surge in reports to the Mississippi ...

23 August 2021

Astronomers detect radio waves from distant galaxies

Mysterious radio waves from distant galaxies have been detected by astronomers. Breakthrough Listen, a group that have been searching for alien broadcasts for a decade, picked up the signals during a ...

23 August 2021

Fox freed after being tangled up in football net

A fox that got tangled up in a football net had to be freed by the RSPCA. The animal was spotted frantically trying to remove itself from the net at the ...

23 August 2021

Row erupts at Dracula gravesite

Dracula fans have been left furious after being told they can't see the vampire's grave. Frustrated devotees of the blood-sucking legend have even verbally abused staff at St Mary's Church in ...

21 August 2021

VIP Picnic service

Londoners can reserve their favourite picnic spots over the Bank Holiday weekend thanks to a new service. White Claw Hard Seltzer have launched their Hot Spotters initiative, which will allow revellers ...

20 August 2021

Message in a bottle from Canada turns up on Irish beach

Three boys visiting an Irish beach found a message in a bottle that had crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Canada. Brothers Oisin O'Doherty and Eoghan O'Doherty and their cousin Odhran O'Sullivan ...

20 August 2021

Appeal launched to catch 'tricky' peacock

The RSPCA has launched an appeal to trace the owner of a "tricky to catch" peacock in Birmingham. Footage posted on Twitter by RSPCA inspector Herchy Boal shows the bird flying ...

20 August 2021

Eating a hot dog can cost a person 36 minutes of healthy life

Eating a hot dog could cost you 36 minutes of a healthy life. A University of Michigan study has evaluated more than 5,800 foods by how much they impact on people's ...

20 August 2021

Baby goat rescued from pipe after two days

A baby goat was rescued from an irrigation pipe after a two-day operation. Animal rescuers in Arizona explained that a Phoenix resident contacted the organisation on Tuesday (17.08.21) to report a ...

19 August 2021

Golfing friends beat impossible odds for holes-in-one

Two golfing friends hit holes-in-one in consecutive shots on the same hole and overcame odds of 17 million to one. David Giles achieved the feat at The Oaks Golf Club in ...

19 August 2021

Lost Canaletto painting found in living room

A long-lost Canaletto painting is going up for auction after it was discovered hanging in a house. The auction house Gorringe's revealed that appraisers spotted the painting in the Lewes home ...

19 August 2021

Mentally stimulating careers can prevent dementia

Working in a mentally stimulating job can protect people against dementia, a new study has found. Those who have demanding careers are a third less likely to suffer age-related memory loss ...

19 August 2021

Snake surprises supermarket shopper

A snake slithered out from the shelves in a Sydney supermarket. Helaina Alati was shopping at the Woolworths store on Monday (16.08.21) when the non-venomous python emerged from the spice shelves. Fortunately, ...

18 August 2021

Woman shocked by 'red flags' note during date

A woman was stunned after being handed an ominous note by a stranger while on a date. The woman - named only as Hadia - was having coffee with a man ...

18 August 2021

Cuttlefish memories stay sharp as they get older

Cuttlefish have sharper memories than humans as they get older. A new study has revealed that the fish can remember events right up to the last few days of their life ...

18 August 2021

Ice cream van banned in chimes row

An ice cream van operator has been banned from a street in Suffolk after a complaint that one of the vehicles sounded its chimes for too long. Lamarti's are not allowed ...

18 August 2021

Diver locates woman's prosthetic leg

A woman has been reunited with her prosthetic leg after a diver answered her plea for help on social media. Josephine Bridges' prosthetic limb went missing as she was swimming in ...

17 August 2021

Jack Grealish is made into a Lego figure

Jack Grealish has been immortalised in Lego. The new Manchester City signing, who broke the British transfer record when he joined from Aston Villa for £100 million, has now been made ...
17 August 2021

Prankster hides skeleton in walls of her home

A mischievous mother has hidden a toy skeleton in a wall to scare the next owners of her home. Sue Goff thought of the prank after remembering that she had the ...

17 August 2021

Chatting can help prevent dementia

Having someone to talk to can help stave off dementia in middle-aged people, researchers have found. A new study has found that knowing there is someone you can count on to ...

17 August 2021

Amputee breaks world record after 100-mile treadmill run

A woman ran 100 miles on a treadmill in under 22 hours to break a world record. Amy Palmiero-Winters, whose left leg was amputated below the knee after a motorcycle accident ...

17 August 2021

Medium claims that she is married to Michael Jackson's ghost

A medium has claimed that she is married to the ghost of Michael Jackson. Kathleen Roberts says she has been in a relationship with the late King of Pop's ghost for ...

16 August 2021

Village terrorised by baked bean vandal

A village is being terrorised by a mysterious vandal pouring baked beans through letterboxes. The mystery bandit has been covering doorsteps, homes and cars with the famous orange sauce in the ...