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News of the weird: A punchy woodpecker and an irresponsible mother

News of the weird: A punchy woodpecker and an irresponsible mother

Good-natured Weirdos Three teenagers from Rahway, New Jersey, who call themselves the Rahway Bushmen, have been discouraged from their signature prank: dressing up as bushes and popping up in Rahway River Park to say “Hi!” to unsuspecting passersby. NJ.com reported in October that the Union County Police Department warned the Bushmen that they would be […]

News of the weird: Turkeys, turkeys and a clown cold case

News of the weird: Turkeys, turkeys and a clown cold case

Traditions The 72nd annual Yellville (Arkansas) Turkey Trot, which took place on Oct. 14, is famous for its Turkey Drop, in which live turkeys are dropped from a low-flying airplane and then chased by festivalgoers. This year, KY3.com reports, several turkeys were dropped during the afternoon despite animal-rights activists having filed a formal complaint with […]

News of the weird: Drunk alien abductees and daredevils in panda suits

News of the weird: Drunk alien abductees and daredevils in panda suits

Alien Invasion Bryant Johnson of Casper, Wyoming, was on a mission on Oct. 2 when police responded to a call about a man warning citizens of an alien invasion coming next year. KTWO Radio in Casper reported that Johnson told police he had traveled back in time from 2048, explaining that the aliens filled his […]

News of the Weird: A greedy administrative assistant and hot dog vandalism

News of the Weird: A greedy administrative assistant and hot dog vandalism

Audacious Kristi Lyn Goss, 44, former administrative assistant to the Garland County (Arkansas) judge, went all out when she racked up about $200,000 worth of debt on the county credit card between 2011 and May 2016, according to The Hot Springs (Arkansas) Sentinel-Record. Among the many items Goss purchased on the county’s account were tickets […]

News of the Weird: Running with scissors and a pregnant beekeeper

News of the Weird: Running with scissors and a pregnant beekeeper

Seniors Gone Wild Guests at Scotland’s Macdonald Loch Rannoch hotel were terrorized by Robert Fergus, 72, and his wife, Ruth, 69, in February when the Troon couple rampaged through the lobby with scissors and threatened to shoot other guests. The incident apparently began when Mrs. Fergus pounded on a hotel room door at 1:45 a.m., […]

News of the Weird: An exhibitionist and the death of ‘new car smell’ in China

News of the Weird: An exhibitionist and the death of ‘new car smell’ in China

Eclipsing Weird A California man with European heritage “strong and pure” placed an ad on Craigslist in advance of the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, seeking a “worthy female” to have sex with him in Oregon and “conceive a child that will be on the next level of human evolution.” “Everything will be aligned in […]

News of the Weird: Murder witness with wings and anti-pervert flamethrowers

News of the Weird: Murder witness with wings and anti-pervert flamethrowers

Inexplicable Odessa, Texas, resident Ernesto Baeza Acosta, 34, has legally changed his name to Ernesto Trump and declared himself the son of President Trump. His NSFW Facebook page features photographs of Ernesto wearing a Trump-like wig and asks viewers to “Please share this so that my Dad your president can see this and spend time […]

News of the Weird: Umbrellas for rent and a naked drug addict in Walmart

News of the Weird: Umbrellas for rent and a naked drug addict in Walmart

With Friends Like These … Robert Kanoff, 49, celebrated Independence Day in an unusual way: High on drugs, he was dropped off in his birthday suit at a Tempe, Arizona, Walmart by two people who thought it would be “funny to see him naked,” said police. There he walked around the store wearing only shoes […]

News of the Weird: Ghostbusters in Thailand and elephants on the loose

News of the Weird: Ghostbusters in Thailand and elephants on the loose

Bright Ideas In New Hampshire on June 29, a state police officer stopped the 57-year-old driver of a Honda Odyssey minivan who had piled a Beverly Hillbillies-esque stack of belongings on top of his car. The collection, which was about as tall as the minivan, included a wooden chest, a bike, a floor lamp, a […]

News of the Weird: Shipping container enthusiasts and golf cart chop shops

News of the Weird: Shipping container enthusiasts and golf cart chop shops

The Continuing Crisis Demit Strato of New York took to Facebook on June 26 from his throne room to excoriate his local Starbucks for making his venti iced coffee with regular milk instead of soy milk, as he ordered it. “I’ve pooped 11 times since the A.M. My bottom hurts from all the wiping. Do […]

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