Bizarre

4 July 2019

Parking meter sparks outrage

A parking meter caused outrage by charging locals more than visitors. The pay and display meter on the Colwyn Bay promenade had incorrect information display on all 14 machines along the ...

4 July 2019

Animal rescue group wants bras to help turtles

An animal rescue group has put out a request for old and used bras to save turtles. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue has caused a stir with its request for ill-fitting undergarments, and ...

2 July 2019

Woman retires with cake to herself

A woman hilariously announced her retirement at work with a cake to herself. Tamika King chose to tell her colleagues that she would be leaving her workplace permanently with an email ...

2 July 2019

A 102-year-old woman says the secret to a long life is drinking wine and avoiding men

An 102-year-old woman says the secret to a long life is drinking wine and avoiding men. Dolly Burrows, from The Dell in Colchester recently celebrated her birthday and credited her ...

2 July 2019

Burglar delivers donuts after smashing window

A burglar delivered Washington sheriff's office a box of doughnuts after he shattered the front of a store window. The unknown man offered deputies a peace offering of baked goods in ...

2 July 2019

A wildlife rescue is urging women to send bra clasps to fix turtle shells

A North Carolina wildlife rescue is urging women to send in their ''bra clasps'' to fix broken turtle shells. Posting on Facebook, Carolina Waterfowl Rescue have revealed they are seeking the ...

2 July 2019

KFC's first-ever vegan burger returns

KFC'S vegan 'Imposter burger' is returning to stores after selling out in just three days. The fried chicken fast-food chain trialled a plant-based version of its classic Original Recipe Fillet ...

1 July 2019

A snake that could eat a human is on the loose in Cambridge

A snake that could eat a human is on the loose in Cambridge. A reticulated python - which is the world's longest breed of snake at 2.7m (9ft) was spotted ...

1 July 2019

Selfies are more deadly than shark attacks

Selfies are more deadly than shark attacks. A study from India's Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care showed that between October 2011 and November 2017 at least 259 people ...

1 July 2019

A woman from Aberdeen overcame her fear of swimming to become a mermaid

A woman from Aberdeen overcame her fear of swimming to become a mermaid. Kirsten Waddle, 24, has always been a fan of the animated Disney classic 'The Little Mermaid' however ...

1 July 2019

Apple-shaped women are more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke

Apple-shaped women are more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke. Research by New York's Albert Einstein College of Medicine observed 2,683 women who weren't overweight and had already ...

28 June 2019

An Amazon Alexa swore at its user when he cancelled his Prime membership

An Amazon Alexa user claimed his assistant swore when he cancelled his Prime membership. Michael Slade, 29, says that after asking to play some music the day after he cancelled ...

28 June 2019

A man has won a vote to keep two lions in his back garden

A man has won a vote to keep two lions in his back garden. Reece Oliver has been granted permission from Nottinghamshire council to keep the animals - which he ...

28 June 2019

Extinct butterfly bred again after 40 years

A butterfly that became extinct over 40 years ago has been bred in a secret forest location. The chequered skipper has been brought back to the UK after wildlife charity Butterfly ...

28 June 2019

Sleeping with a fan on can be bad for your health

Sleeping with a fan on can be bad for your health. According to Mark Reddick, writing on The Sleep Advisor, fans can set off allergies and are not good for ...

27 June 2019

London Zoo is holding a Pride party for its gay penguins

London Zoo is holding a Pride party for its gay penguins. To coincide with the city's main Pride Parade next month, zookeepers are throwing a special event for their penguins ...

27 June 2019

A man who identifies as being from 1820 only wears historical clothes

A man who identifies as being from 1820 only wears historical clothes. Zack Pinsent, 25, started dressing as a gentleman from the Regency era when he was 14 after he ...

27 June 2019

9 million players spend over three hours playing Candy Crush Saga every day

More than 9 million players spend over three hours playing Candy Crush Saga every day. Alex Dale, a senior executive at the app recently revealed that a huge number of users ...

27 June 2019

Oily fish, dark chocolate and red wine can help prevent dementia

Oily fish, dark chocolate and red wine can help prevent dementia. New research has suggested that fish high in omega-3 such as salmon, mackerel, as well as cocoa and red ...

26 June 2019

San Francisco has become the first US city to ban vaping

San Francisco has become the first US city to ban vaping. The city has forbidden the sale of e-cigarettes in stores and has placed a ban on online retailers ...

26 June 2019

A mum was sent an £800 bill after staying with an old family friend

A mum was sent an £800 bill after staying with an old family friend. A shocked mother of two revealed that a pal who invited her to stay in their ...

26 June 2019

A diet of pizza and burgers reduces the fertility of men aged 18 to 20

A new study has shown that a diet of pizza and burgers reduces the fertility of men aged 18 to 20. Research that analysed samples from 3,000 men showed sperm ...

26 June 2019

Drinking coffee boosts weight loss by 'helping the body burn calories faster'

Drinking coffee boosts weight loss by ''helping the body burn calories faster''. A study from the University of Nottingham has shown that drinking the beverage can help to stimulate 'brown fat' ...

25 June 2019

ESA are monitoring football field-sized asteroid

An asteroid that is almost the size of Paris' Arc de Triomphe has a one-in-7000 chance of hitting Earth. According to scientists, the football field-sized rock - which has been nicknamed ...