Bizarre

2 November 2020

Firefighters rescue men trapped in tumble dryer

Firefighters had to rescue three men from a tumble dryer. The Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) were called out to an abandoned laundry site in Epping to find the ...

2 November 2020

Man breaks Marmite world record

A man broke a world record for eating nearly 15 ounces of Marmite in one minute. Billy 'Bilnasty' Cowley chowed down on 14.8 ounces of the famously divisive snack in Pretoria, ...

2 November 2020

Rare form of spider spotted for the first time in decades

A rare form of spider has been discovered in the UK for the first time since the 1990s. The great fox-spider was previously thought to be extinct and has been listed ...

2 November 2020

Pair arrested in India after selling fake magic lamp

Two men in India have been arrested after selling a doctor a fake magic lamp. Laeek Khan went to the police after he purchased the lamp and realised that it did ...

2 November 2020

Italian town auctioning of abandoned homes for €1

An Italian town is auctioning off abandoned homes for €1. The town of Salemi, in Sicily, has announced that it will auction off homes that have fallen into disrepair for a ...

2 November 2020

Law firm offers £30,000 a year for dog walking role

A law firm is offering candidates £30,000 a year for a dog walking role. London-based Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP has placed an advert searching for someone to join the company to ...

2 November 2020

900-year-old coin found by metal detectorist sells for thousands

A 900-year-old coin discovered by metal detectorists has sold for £6,000 at auction. The silver penny dates back from the 12th century and was found by John Denham in a field ...

2 November 2020

Man breaks world record after being covered in bees

A Chinese man broke a Guinness World Record after his body was covered in bees. Ruan Liangming had several buckets filled with the insects dumped over his head in Yichun City ...

2 November 2020

Non-stop Christmas radio launches

A non-stop Christmas radio station has been launched. Heart Xmas, a station dedicated to playing festive tunes, is now on-air despite the fact that there are still two months to go ...

2 November 2020

Oreo builds disaster-proof to save milk and cookies

Oreo have set up a vault to make sure future humans have milk and cookies. The company behind the popular biscuit has set up a disaster-proof vault in Norway to preserve ...

2 November 2020

Skull placed on mantelpiece belonged to missing man

A skull placed on a mantelpiece turned out to be that of a man who had been missing for eight years. Police officers in Tennessee were tipped off about the human ...

2 November 2020

Dog owners believe that their pets go to heaven

Dog owners increasingly believe that their pets go to heaven. A new study that examines the history of pet cemeteries has uncovered a rise in graves for dogs over the past ...

2 November 2020

Lego bridge breaks world record

A 111-foot-long Lego Bridge has earned a Guinness World Record. The creation was put together at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in a partnership with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and ...

2 November 2020

Friends set up the 'world's worst Airbnb' and receive interest

A group of friends who designed the 'world's worst Airbnb' were stunned to actually receive bookings. Rhys Simmons, Jamie Kamaz and Hitchin set up the property - which consists of a ...

2 November 2020

Artist visited by police due to Halloween decorations

An artist was visited by police officers because of his gory Halloween decorations. Steven Novak went above and beyond for his spooky decorations by using two gallons of fake blood to ...

2 November 2020

Dating app allows people to find a match through blood type

People can find their perfect match based on their blood type. Dating app Badoo has revealed that people can discover whether they are compatible with each other depending on which blood ...

2 November 2020

Cathedral live-streams memorial service for stray cat

A London cathedral live-streamed a memorial for a stray cat. Andrew Nunn, the dean of Southwark Cathedral, broadcast the memorial service for Doorkings Magnificat. The animal wandered into the building in ...

2 November 2020

Woman creates chipmunk restaurant

A woman created a chipmunk restaurant on her front porch. Food critic Angela Hansberger suffered a personal and professional blow when restaurants were shut due to the COVID-19 outbreak but spread ...

2 November 2020

Health official slammed for giving virus briefing in clown make-up

A health official in the US delivered a coronavirus update dressed in clown make-up. Dr. Claire Poche updated citizens in Oregon about the spread of the pandemic but had dressed in ...

2 November 2020

Skeleton strip club sparks outrage

A homeowner has sparked outrage after creating a skeleton strip club. Angela Nava created 'The Candy Shop' in her own back garden to mark Halloween but has been ordered to remove ...

27 October 2020

Supermarket evacuated after skunk gains access

A supermarket was evacuated after a skunk gained entry. The Walmart store in Oklahoma was temporarily closed as staff waited for animal control to capture the smelly creature after it wandered ...

27 October 2020

Family create 'candypult' for Halloween

A family in Pennsylvania have created a 'candypult' for Halloween. Vince Mak and his loved ones came up with the device to launch treats for revellers whilst maintaining social distancing amid ...

27 October 2020

Man claims world record for body modifications

A German man has claimed a Guinness World Record for the most body modifications. Rolf Buchholz currently has 516 modifications, including tattoos, piercings and subdermal implants. His feat is made more remarkable ...

27 October 2020

YouTube star likens pet pig to a child

A YouTube star has described her pet pig as "like a son" to her. Simone Partner allows her miniature pig Milo to lounge around her home in Bath, UK, Although he ...