Bizarre

29 July 2020

Emus barred from Australian pub

An Australian pub has banned two emus for anti-social behaviour. The owners of the Yaraka Hotel have barred local emus, Kevin and Carol, after they kept stealing items from customers. A sign ...

29 July 2020

99-year-old becomes world's oldest active pilot

A 99-year-old woman has become the world's oldest active pilot. Robina Asti recently gave her final flight lesson at Riverside Municipal Airport in California. She said: ''I love getting people to experience ...

29 July 2020

Man believes he had past life after spotting doppelganger in old photo

A man is convinced he has led a past life after spotting his doppelganger in a 1905 photograph. Michael Koropisz has an obsession with the 19th century and claimed that ...

29 July 2020

Fox stole over 100 shoes

A fox stole more than 100 shoes in Berlin. The furry thief took footwear from people's homes in the Zehlendorf neighbourhood, according to local news reports. All types of shoes were stolen ...

27 July 2020

Man asks people to prank ex pretending to be Chewbacca

A man has asked people to phone his ex-girlfriend and pretend to be Chewbacca. Australian woman Jessica, 29, has opened up on the break-up prank from her former lover, who has ...

27 July 2020

Police respond to loose panther report and find stuffed toy

Police in West Sussex responded to a report of a ''large apex predator'' which turned out to be a stuffed toy. Horsham Police took to Twitter to share the amusing mix-up ...

27 July 2020

Couple raffling £300k home and BMW for £2 a ticket

A couple are raffling their £300,000 home and BMW for just £2 a ticket to fund their dream Australia move. Current owners Natalie and Bradley Rowcroft want to give the Manchester ...

27 July 2020

Company paying lucky wine lover £250 to test 12 bottles

A company is looking to pay someone £250 to drink and review their wine. Vintage Roots will give the chosen wine lover a selection of their red, white and rose wine ...

24 July 2020

Bagpiper irritates locals with morning tunes

An elderly bagpiper has angered locals by practising his instrument early in the morning. Keith Metcalfe has irritated residents in Torquay by playing the famous Scottish pipes at 8am. One local pleaded: ...

24 July 2020

Man breaks punching record

A kickboxer has broken the world record for throwing punches. Slovak martial artist Pavel Trusov threw 322 punches in the space of a minute to set a new benchmark. The 25-year-old has ...

24 July 2020

Lottery jackpot shared after 1992 handshake

A US lottery jackpot was shared between friends after a handshake dating back to 1992. Long-time Wisconsin pals Joe Feeney and Tom Cook made a pact nearly 30 years ago that ...

24 July 2020

Woman injured by sword during Viking re-enactment

A woman was injured after being struck by a sword during rehearsals for a Viking battle re-enactment. The unnamed lady was hit on the neck by a man practising his sword ...

23 July 2020

Author loses spot on best-selling list after buying own book

An author has lost his spot in the bestseller list after buying 400 copies himself to improve his position. Mark Dawson revealed that he purchased copies of his book 'The Cleaner' ...

23 July 2020

Venice limits numbers on gondolas due to 'overweight' tourists

Venice is limiting numbers allowed on its famous gondola tours because of ''overweight'' tourists. The maximum number permitted on the boats, which offers tours of the city's iconic canals, has been ...

23 July 2020

Earthquake fish washes up on Mexican beach

A 13-foot earthquake fish has washed up on a Mexican beach, sparking fears of an impending disaster. The sighting of the fish has led to concern as the same species was ...

23 July 2020

Message in a bottle could have travelled from England to Rhode Island

A message in a bottle could have travelled from England to Rhode Island. Todd Ricci discovered the bottle as he was walking in the US state and says he was ''amazed'' ...

22 July 2020

Couple win right to name their child Lucifer

A British couple have won the right to name their child Lucifer. Dan and Mandy Sheldon launched a complaint after being told that their son ''wouldn't succeed in life'' with the ...

22 July 2020

Floating hotel plans sink

Plans for a floating hotel in Wales have been sunk - literally. Paul O'Dwyer and Lee West had planned to open the accommodation on the waterfront in Swansea but their ambitions ...

22 July 2020

Japanese company creates translating face mask

A Japanese company has invented a face mask that can translate your voice into nine languages. C-Mask, which has been developed by Donut Robotics, comes with ''smart features'', including a function ...

22 July 2020

Owner reunited with cat after more than a decade

A woman was reunited with her cat after more than 10 years. The Tooele City Animal Shelter revealed that a stray feline had been brought into the shelter, where they scanned ...

22 July 2020

Five weird and wonderful face masks from around the world

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world as we knew it. Face masks are becoming an essential part of everybody's wardrobe - whether they like it or not - as communities ...

21 July 2020

Lottery winner collects prize dressed as Darth Vader

A lottery winner dressed up as Darth Vader to collect his winnings. The man, known only as W Brown, didn't want people to recognise him as he claimed the $95 million ...

21 July 2020

Man breaks chopstick-throwing world record

A man broke a Guinness World Record after throwing 19 chopsticks into the centre of an archery target in the space of a minute. David Rush smashed the previous record of ...

21 July 2020

Man discovers unwanted Pokemon card collection is worth £35,000

A man has discovered that a set of Pokemon cards gifted to him are now worth £35,000. Nigel Brookes was given the cards by his mother 20 years ago after helping ...