News of the Weird: Drunk mistakes bank for Taco Bell and Barney’s new groove

News of the Weird: Drunk mistakes bank for Taco Bell and Barney’s new groove

News That Sounds Like A Joke In Turkmenistan’s capital, Ashgabat, drivers of black cars are facing high costs to repaint their cars white or silver after President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov banned black vehicles because he thinks the color white brings good luck. Police began seizing dark-colored vehicles in late December, and owners have to apply for […]

News of the Weird: Frozen bats in Australia and a Canadian ice hotel on fire

News of the Weird: Frozen bats in Australia and a Canadian ice hotel on fire

Wait, What? Ikea has taken advertising in a whole new direction with its recent print ad for a crib. The ad, which appears in the Swedish magazine Amelia, invites women who think they might be pregnant to urinate on the paper to reveal a discounted price. “Peeing on this ad may change your life,” the […]

News of the Weird: Strange drugs, smoking children and aggressive turkeys

News of the Weird: Strange drugs, smoking children and aggressive turkeys

Weird Chemistry In Lawrence County, Tennessee, law enforcement officials are confronting the fallout from a new drug known as “Wasp” (crystallized wasp repellant mixed with methamphetamine). To wit: On Dec. 18, as the Johnson family baked Christmas cookies in their Lawrenceburg kitchen, Danny Hollis, 35, walked into their home and asked for help. NewsChannel 5 […]

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 […]

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