Bizarre

1 May 2020

Aquarium wants humans to contact eels

A Japanese aquarium is asking peoples to make video calls to eels - so the creatures remember that humans exist. The Sumida Aquarium in Tokyo has been shut since March because ...

1 May 2020

Drugs supplied via fast food deliveries

Criminal gangs are using fast food deliveries to supply drugs to people in lockdown. Interpol have revealed that substances such as ecstasy and marijuana have been put in takeaway containers across ...

30 April 2020

6 World-Famous Gardens You Can Visit Virtually to Get Your Greenery Fix

In the long list of things we've been missing during lockdown, nature clocks in second, just behind other members of our species. For city-dwellers even the urban jungle remains remote, ...

30 April 2020

5 weird and wonderful B&Bs

There’s a something about B&Bs that goes beyond the titular bed and breakfast. Maybe it’s the tendency to be family-run, the penchant for charming country cottages, or the gloriously greedy ...

30 April 2020

The bizarre social media food trend

Being watched while we eat, or watching someone else work through their dinner, is something most of us would feel pretty uncomfortable about. Why inspect someone trying to fit a ...

30 April 2020

Craziest things that went down at Art Basel Miami

Every December celebrities and artists flock to Miami Beach in the US for the beachside instalment of Art Basel. This is the younger cousin to the original June version in ...

30 April 2020

A ‘Social Distancing’ Restaurant for One Is Opening in a Field in Sweden

We've heard of al fresco dining, but it took a global pandemic for us to consider eating alone in the middle of a field. Surely one of the only all-new ...

28 April 2020

Whipped Nutella is latest drink trend

We don’t know what it is about fluffy drinks at the moment, but for many seeking comfort in quarantine whipped beverages seem to be the order of the day. First ...
28 April 2020

7 animals you won’t believe still exist

Ancient, mysterious, and extraordinarily weird – these are the creatures widely known as “living fossils”. Though coined by Charles Darwin himself, the moniker is slightly misleading, as all species undergo ...
28 April 2020

9 of the most bizarre food and drink

As we reach the end of the year, it’s a good time to look back at some of the strangest things we’ve been scoffing… Pickle ice cream sounds like the ...
27 April 2020

10 unbelievable animals

The world’s wildlife has undergone any number of changes in its never ending quest for survival, and some species have developed skills and strategies that have to be seen to ...
27 April 2020

Study links baby screen time with 'developmental delays'

A new study claims screen time for babies could lead to developmental delays later in childhood. Researchers from Drexel University's College of Medicine and Dornsife School of Public Health have found ...

27 April 2020

Woman urged to dump boyfriend after he called her 'dirty tomato'

A woman is considering dumping her boyfriend after he called her a ''dirty little tomato'' in the bedroom. The unnamed woman took to Reddit to seek advice on whether she should ...

27 April 2020

Students gets called out by teacher for supposedly private Zoom messages

A student was stunned after realising her teacher could read her Zoom messages. The girl - known as Faith - posted on Twitter to warn other students that their professors were ...

27 April 2020

Man asks girlfriend to pay sleepover rent

A man started charging his girlfriend $24 a night to stay over at his house. The man admitted his partner - who has her own place but has been staying with ...

27 April 2020

5 Hobbies which have been changed by Technology

Ever since the industrial revolution brought machines into factories, people have been using technology to aid and advance their lives. From mass manufacturing developments that made helpful appliances like dishwashers ...

27 April 2020

Australian government releases contact-tracing app

The Australian government has released a coronavirus contact-tracing app. The COVIDSafe smartphone app - which uses a Bluetooth wireless signal to generate a so-called digital handshake with nearby users - has ...

27 April 2020

11 bizarre plants from around the world

We’ve had plant-based burgers and plant-based bacon – now we’ve got a plant-based David Attenborough series. Likely to air in 2021, Green Planet will document the hidden lives of the ...
27 April 2020

Bizarre plane could be the future

Consider the standard gas-guzzling passenger jet. Now move the wings back into the tail, bend them into near right angles, and sharpen the plane’s nose into a tip. What you’re ...
27 April 2020

The world’s first museum for hangovers

The Museum of Hangovers – set up, inevitably, by students – is an homage to pounding headaches, alcoholic antics and patchy memories, and is filled with objects acquired during various ...
27 April 2020

10 weird animals you won’t believe exist

Consider the neck of the giraffe, the fact a cow has four stomachs, and the genus-bending strangeness of the platypus. So far so standard, but when you delve into the ...
27 April 2020

Where did the Easter Bunny come from?

You certainly won’t find him in the Bible (indeed, Leviticus 11:6 declares hares to be unclean), and he’s never neared the icon status of Santa Claus, or even B-tier characters ...
26 April 2020

15 things you never knew about cats

While dogs are fairly up front about things – when they look like they’re happy to see you, they actually are – cats can be a lot more mysterious, and ...
24 April 2020

Rock paper scissors debt written off

A debt acquired from games of rock, paper, scissors has been ruled as invalid. Edmund Mark Hooper owed $517,000 after losing a best-of-three game to Michel Primeau back in January 2011, ...