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News of the Weird: The Tasmanian Devil and a Craigslist conundrum

News of the Weird: The Tasmanian Devil and a Craigslist conundrum

But He Started It! Tennis instructor Osmailer Torres, 30, of Miami, was arrested in July 2016 after hitting a 5-year-old with the child’s pint-sized tennis racket and causing a bruise on the boy’s arm and a lump on his eyebrow, reports the Miami Herald. But now Torres believes he has a grand-slam defense: Florida’s Stand […]

News of the weird: A model channels inner Mike Tyson and a thief gets stuck

News of the weird: A model channels inner Mike Tyson and a thief gets stuck

All-American Weirdos Two American tourists, Joseph Dasilva, 38, and Travis Dasilva, 36, of San Diego, were arrested in Bangkok, Thailand, on Nov. 28 and detained in an immigration detention center after they posted a “butt-selfie” on Instagram, taken in front of the Buddhist temple Wat Arun, or Temple of the Dawn. The pair’s Instagram account, […]

News of the weird: Public poopers and Santa’s naughty list

News of the weird: Public poopers and Santa’s naughty list

Bright Idea Cai, a 28-year-old man in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, China, had plenty of time to consider traffic patterns as he waited for the lights to change during his daily commute. So much, in fact, that he decided to take matters into his own hands on Sept. 27 and paint new traffic arrows on the […]

News of the weird: A WWII bunker and a local man’s last wishes

News of the weird: A WWII bunker and a local man’s last wishes

People Different From Us Chengdu, China, street barber Xiong Gaowu offers a most unusual service at his roadside location in Sichuan province. For $12, Xiong will scrap the inside of his customers’ eyelids using a straight razor, according to Reuters. Xiong suggests being “gentle, very, very gentle” when performing eyelid shaving, or “blade wash eyes,” […]

News of the weird: A humiliated possum and a reborn Martian on Earth

News of the weird: A humiliated possum and a reborn Martian on Earth

Walk of Shame A presumably humiliated opossum “ran off” in late October after three Pennsylvania men posted photos on social media of themselves giving it beer and kissing it. The Pennsylvania State Game Commission was unamused by the antics of Michael Robert Tice, 18, of Newport; David Mason Snook, 19, of Reedsville; and Morgan Scot […]

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., […]

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