Bizarre

21 July 2021

Coffee can prevent abnormal heart rhythms

Drinking coffee can reduce the risk of developing abnormal heart rhythms. A study conducted by the University of California assessed the impact of coffee consumption on arrhythmia incidence on more than ...

21 July 2021

Skydivers set high fiving world record

Two skydiving enthusiasts set a Guinness World Record after completing 32 high and low fives as they plunged down to Earth. Emily Aucutt and Josh Carratt jumped out of a plane ...

21 July 2021

Cow blocks traffic after wandering onto motorway

A cow blocked traffic after wandering onto a motorway. The animal was spotted by motorists on the M6 in Staffordshire on Tuesday night (20.07.21), according to the Central Motorway Police Group ...

20 July 2021

Sea Lions keep cool with fishy mocktails at Chessington World of Adventures

Sea lions have been enjoying fish-flavoured mocktails to keep cool in the sun. Temperatures in the UK have soared over the last few days so the zoo team at Chessington World ...

20 July 2021

Tomatoes have secret weapon to keep insects at bay

Tomatoes have a secret weapon to ward off insects. The fruit contains an in-built defence mechanism that makes it taste worse when it senses an insect approaching. A study conducted by researchers ...

20 July 2021

US parents claim Peppa Pig is giving kids British accents

Parents across the United States claim that children are acquiring British accents because of 'Peppa Pig'. The children's TV series has gained popularity around the world during the COVID-19 crisis and ...

20 July 2021

Rugby club members break record for late teammate

Former players at a rugby club reunited to play a record-breaking 33-hour game in honour of a teammate who had passed away. 28 members of the Hoylake Rugby Club took to ...

19 July 2021

Tortoise found after being lost for a year

A tortoise has been found a year after going missing - just half a mile from his home. Maxi made a bid for freedom after scaling his enclosure last year and ...

19 July 2021

Horticulturalists warn of lonely plants

Horticulturalists have warned that houseplants will get lonely as people return to the office with coronavirus restrictions easing. Plants are said to grow better when humans talk to them as they ...

19 July 2021

Athletes dispel Tokyo 2020 antisex bed rumours

Athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics have been debunking suggestions that cardboard beds at the Olympic Village are designed to prevent competitors from having sex. It has been claimed that the ...

19 July 2021

Freezable boxers help men keep cool in the heat

A company has developed freezable boxers so men can keep cool in the heat. The underwear - which has the appropriate name Snowballs - come fitted with freezable wedges that slip ...

16 July 2021

Man walks backwards for 100 miles for charity

A man is walking backwards for 100 miles for his latest "wacky" fundraising challenge. Stuart Kettell is following the Grand Union Canal from Northampton to Central London in aid of Macmillan ...

16 July 2021

Newborn baby grows thick hair all over body

A mother has been left shocked after her newborn baby started growing thick black hair all over her body. Kei 'Yonna Gumbs's daughter Myla already had a full head of hair ...

16 July 2021

Woman terrified after finding mother and 17 baby snakes in bedroom

A woman was terrified to discover a snake and 17 babies slithering under her bed. Trish Wilcher noticed what she thought was a "piece of fuzz" moving on the floor before ...

16 July 2021

Macaroni and cheese ice cream launches

A macaroni and cheese flavoured ice cream has debuted in the US. Van Leeuwen Ice Cream have included Kraft Macaroni and Cheese into their product to create the new flavour, which ...

15 July 2021

Woman claims she was put on no-fly list for nappy disposal

A woman claims she was placed on a no-fly list for disposing of a dirty nappy on a plane. Farah Naz Khan was flying on a Mesa Airlines plane from Montana ...

15 July 2021

Fire crews rescue embarrassed raccoon

Firefighters were called out to home in Georgia after an "embarrassed" raccoon was unable to escape after finding its way inside. The City of Dalton Fire Department explained that a crew ...

15 July 2021

Man alters It's Coming Home tattoo

A man has found a clever way to change his 'It's Coming Home' tattoo after England lost the Euro 2020 final. Tattoo artist Mae Dawson revealed that one of her customers ...

15 July 2021

Mummified sheep found buried in Iran

Archaeologists have discovered the perfectly mummified remains of a sheep from over 1,600 years ago. The remains were discovered down a salt mine in Iran, with the salt acting as a ...

14 July 2021

Man discovers 160 bowling balls under the stairs

A man was renovating his home when he found 160 bowling balls under the stairs. David Olson was taking the stairs apart at his house in Michigan earlier this month when ...

14 July 2021

New York abolishes Sunday haircut law

New York has abolished a law that forbade barbers from giving haircuts on Sundays. State governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday (14.07.21) to get rid of the "archaic" law that prevented ...

14 July 2021

Majority of couples start out as friends

Two-thirds of couples start out as friends, a new study has found. Research conducted at the University of Victoria in Canada surveyed almost 1,900 students and adults and found that the ...

14 July 2021

Massive goldfishes dumped in Minnesota lake

An 18-inch long goldfish was found in a lake in Minnesota. Officials in the US state are asking residents not to dump their unwanted pet fish into lakes after a number ...

9 July 2021

Woman had 'fake mum' for 13 years

A woman hired an impostor to impersonate her mother for 13 years. Cheng Jing, 46, recruited a 'fake mum' so she didn't have to break the devastating news to her grandmother, ...