Weird / Interesting

29 May 2010 [13:17]

The world's most tattooed woman revealed - PHOTOS

An American with 95% of her body covered with body art has been named the most tattooed woman in the world by the Guinness Book of Records.
29 May 2010 [13:08]

Woman sues airline for leaving her asleep in seat

A woman left locked alone in a plane asleep for about four hours after landing at Philadelphia International Airport is suing United Airlines.
29 May 2010 [12:35]

Bra-Removing Contest in China pits nerds against bras - PHOTOS

"They are more than an underwear to me, Mr. Farkus,” said George Constanza. “Two cups in the front, two loops in the back. How do they do it?"
29 May 2010 [11:56]

Colombia Beauty Queen arrested for drugs plot

A Colombian model accused of employing pretty young women to smuggle drugs to Mexico and Europe has been arrested in Buenos Aires.
29 May 2010 [09:13]

Chinese woman, 60, gives birth to twins

A 60-year-old retiree has become the oldest woman in China to give birth, bearing twins after becoming pregnant via in-vitro fertilisation.
28 May 2010 [14:18]

Dolphins and sea lions to protect submarine base?

The US Navy says dolphins and sea lions will stand guard this year at a submarine base to detect any underwater swimmers who might approach the base on Hood Canal.
28 May 2010 [13:35]

Men's Health magazine reveal the worst drink

A milkshake containing 2,010 calories -- equivalent to eating 68 strips of bacon or 30 chocolate chip cookies -- has topped a list of the 20 worst drinks in America compiled by Men's Health magazine.
28 May 2010 [12:52]

Knitted breasts now available on NHS - PHOTO

When a baby is on its way, mothers-to-be can often expect a plethora of knitted presents such as clothes and blankets.
28 May 2010 [12:23]

Bank robbers blow up entire bank, still don't get any money

Wannabe bank-robbers in Germany were forced to leave empty-handed after a slight misjudgement over the amount of explosives needed meant they destroyed the whole bank - except for the thing with the money inside.
28 May 2010 [09:15]

Dinosaur park to give away model brontosaurus

A dinosaur park with a monster problem is giving away a huge model brontosaurus to anyone willing to carry it off.
27 May 2010 [19:06]

Beta-blockers 'help patients with lung disease'

Beta-blockers, the blood pressure drugs, can protect patients with lung disease, according to a new study.
27 May 2010 [18:31]

15-month-old boy survives being hit by train

A 15-month-old boy has survived being hit by a train after his pram rolled off the platform at a Melbourne railway station.
27 May 2010 [17:12]

Army of frogs closes Greek highway

An army of frogs forced the closure of a key northern highway in Greece for two hours.
27 May 2010 [16:13]

Ugliest fish in the world reveals itself - PHOTOS

It has fins that look like hands, a pair of 'feet', and an expression that looks like it's just been told some very bad news - could the mysterious fish challenge the Blobfish for the title of ugliest fish ever?
27 May 2010 [15:50]

Scientist "infected" with computer virus

A British scientist has become the first human to be infected with a computer virus.
27 May 2010 [14:07]

Two-year-old boy smokes 40 cigarettes a day!

Ardi Rizal is aged just two - but the toddler has already developed a 40-cigarettes-a-day smoking habit after his father let him smoke when he was just 18 months.
27 May 2010 [13:39]

Environmentalists fight to keep synthetic life in lab

Environmental campaigners are fighting to ban the release of synthetic life forms into the wild.
27 May 2010 [12:06]

100 year old doctor still working after delivering 18,000 babies - PHOTO

A doctor who has delivered 18,000 babies over a career spanning more than 60 years is still practising at 100 years old.
27 May 2010 [09:37]

Research: Allergy sufferers 'less prone to cancer'

Allergy sufferers are less likely to contract cancer because adverse reactions stimulate the immune system, according to two studies.
26 May 2010 [19:30]

Ukrainian Igor Vovkovinskiy "takes the cake", being the tallest man in U.S. - PHOTO

A man originally from the Ukraine, Igor Vovkovinskiy, has been officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the tallest man in the United States.
26 May 2010 [18:48]

Murdered man reappears after a decade

In central China’s Henan province, Zhao Zhenshang, who was allegedly hacked to death some ten years ago has miraculously put all of the pieces of his body together and reappeared in his hometown, seeking welfare support!
26 May 2010 [17:49]

Research: How women change if given the male testosterone hormone?

Women are more trusting than men because historically they did not have to fight for survival, new research suggests.
26 May 2010 [17:19]

Transsexual loses bid for breast enhancement

A transsexual today lost her High Court battle over an NHS refusal to fund a breast enlargement operation.
26 May 2010 [16:20]

Women born prematurely more likely to have premature babies

Women who were born prematurely are more at risk of having a pre-term baby, a new study has shown.
26 May 2010 [14:21]

Elephant drinks Jacuzzi dry in luxury resort - PHOTO

A thirsty elephant has been trumped in the mystery of the leaking Jacuzz
26 May 2010 [13:36]

Research: Bottled water contains more bacteria than tap water

Bottled water contains more bacteria than tapwater, with some brands found to harbour levels 100 times above permitted limits, according to new research.
26 May 2010 [12:15]

Scientists 'to determine if dinosaurs were warm or cold-blooded'

Scientists have developed a system that could shed light on whether dinosaurs were cold or warm-blooded.
26 May 2010 [11:32]

American study: fizzy drinks can increase chance of stroke

Fizzy drinks can increase the chance of a stroke, scientists claim.
26 May 2010 [10:18]

Occasional drink may protect against Alzheimer's Disease?

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol may offer protection against Alzheimer's Disease, a study has revealed.
26 May 2010 [09:22]

Druids use rock and magnets to stop road accidents?

Austrian authorities say druids have been so successful in dealing with motorway accident blackspots in one area that they plan to extend the project nationwide.
25 May 2010 [18:33]

Rare 'alligator snapping turtle' caught in Chinese lake - PHOTO

A fisherman in China was surprised after catching this striking creature, which looks like a cross between a turtle and a dinosaur.
25 May 2010 [17:46]

Original Amityville Horror house on sale for $1.15 million - PHOTO

The house made famous in the 1979 film The Amityville Horror is up for sale in New York – ghosts not included.
25 May 2010 [17:07]

Massachusetts Man sucked into sausage seasoning machine

A cleaning man was sucked into a sausage seasoning machine in Danvers, Massachusetts, after it activated as he worked on it, it has emerged.
25 May 2010 [15:52]

17 million bees loose on highway as a result of a four-vehicle crash

Rescue crews were using fire hoses to douse an angry swarm of bees after a fatal crash that involved a trailer carrying about 17 million of the insects.
25 May 2010 [13:06]

22 year old student invents Woodpecker alarm clock - PHOTO

A "woodpecker clock" invented by a 22-year-old student has replaced the annoying clangs and buzzes of traditional alarms with a gentle tapping wake-up.
25 May 2010 [10:50]

Unbelievable: 3 people survive the shipwreck in an ice box - PHOTOS

Three people have been found clinging to an ice chest three days after their boat capsized off the US coast.
25 May 2010 [09:54]

British lawnmower rider sets another speed record

A British lawnmower rider raced into the record books for the second time in two days by cutting through the world land speed record again.
24 May 2010 [15:16]

Diego Maradona 'to get luxury toilets' at World Cup

Argentina coach Diego Maradona is to get luxury toilets at next month's World Cup following a special request from the Argentine Football Association, according to reports.
24 May 2010 [14:54]

Most bizarre people on Earth - PHOTOS

Nothing much to add here, just like the title says - meet the most bizarre people on Earth...
24 May 2010 [13:45]

Heart attack sufferers 'should be encouraged to have more sex'

Heart attack sufferers should be encouraged to return to a normal sex life because the risk of having another seizure was “really small”, a conference has heard.
24 May 2010 [12:21]

"Human polar bear" - first ever to swim across Mount Everest glacial lake

Green campaigner dubbed the ''human polar bear'' became the first man ever to swim across a glacial lake - on Mount Everest.
24 May 2010 [11:33]

Indonesian worker bitten by Komodo dragon!

An Indonesian worker freed himself from an attacking Komodo dragon by punching the reptile's snout until it released him and ran away, a national park official said.
22 May 2010 [14:44]

Man set a new world record by keeping a ferret down his trousers

A retired headteacher has set a new world record by keeping a ferret down his trousers for 5 hours and 30 minutes.
22 May 2010 [14:29]

Scientist Craig Venter creates life for first time in laboratory sparking debate about 'playing god'

Artificial life has been created in a laboratory for the first time by a maverick scientist.
22 May 2010 [14:05]

A new pollen-free lily could mean the end of frustrating stains from the flowers

A new pollen-free lily could mean the end of frustrating stains from the flowers and help eliminate the misery of thousands of hay fever sufferers.
22 May 2010 [13:43]

Swedish princess emulating 'sexist British tradition' of giving bride away

The Crown Princess of Sweden has upset the country's church leaders by announcing she wants to be given away by her father when she marries next month, a practice which the Swedes consider sexist.
22 May 2010 [12:33]

Research: Handful of pistachios could destroy cholesterol

A handful of pistachio nuts a day can help destroy bad cholesterol, ward off heart disease and prevent cancer, say scientists.
22 May 2010 [11:42]

Dead woman turns out to be alive

A woman who was thought to be dead, after her family identified a body as hers, has been found alive and well in Croatia.
22 May 2010 [10:50]

Beer taster wanted for 'best job in the world'

The centuries-old position of ale taster has been reintroduced by a London market, which is describing the role as the "best job in the world".
21 May 2010 [19:55]

Survey: Making cold calls? People would rather give up sex

The prospect of making cold calls for a week as a salesperson is more unappealing than giving up sex for a month, a survey showed.
21 May 2010 [19:34]

'Water running' video becomes a YouTube hit - but is it real? - PHOTO

Footage of men performing the miracle of walking on water has become a huge internet hit – but is not the biblical-style event it seems.
21 May 2010 [19:12]

Pedal-powered police car tackles crime...slowly - PHOTO

As cop cars go, this pedal-powered panda is more suited to ‘gran theft auto’ than high-speed pursuit.
21 May 2010 [18:35]

Naked woman in 'yoga protest' at Parliament - PHOTOS

A naked woman stopped traffic near the Houses of Parliament yesterday, by clambering on to a black cab for a five-minute ‘yoga protest’.
21 May 2010 [18:05]

Miniature food by French artist Stephanie Kilgast - PHOTOS

French artist Stephanie Kilgast, 24, creates miniature food models that are 1:12th of their original scale.
21 May 2010 [17:30]

British policeman wins UFO investigation award

A British policeman has won an international award for his database of UFO sightings by UK police officers.
21 May 2010 [15:07]

How does beetroot affect human stamina and muscles?

"Beetroot juice boosts stamina by making muscles more fuel-efficient," reported the Daily Mail.
21 May 2010 [14:45]

Ghost picture mystery resolved - PHOTOS

A famous ghost picture mystery has been resolved after 15 years – thanks to an eagle-eyed pensioner.
21 May 2010 [14:21]

Weird creature with 'rat's tail' pulled out of Canadian lake - PHOTO

A bizarre creature is said to have been dragged from a lake in Canada.
21 May 2010 [13:41]

3 year old rock star took the internet by storm

Howard Wong is no ordinary child – he’s the young rocker taking the internet by storm with his astonishing performances on the drums.
20 May 2010 [14:54]

Crows on cigarette break stun tourists - PHOTO

A British couple on holiday could not believe their eyes when they spotted a crow flying past carrying a packet of cigarettes.
20 May 2010 [13:35]

Woman undergone operation to remove a toilet brush stuck in her bottom for 5 years

Young mother Cindy Corton died during a risky operation to remove a toilet brush handle that had been stuck up her bum for five years.
20 May 2010 [11:26]

Dutch sex shop to give away "Pope condoms"

A Dutch sex shop will be giving away 2,000 "Pope condoms" this weekend in a dig at the Roman Catholic Church.
20 May 2010 [08:40]

Doctors astonished as girl grows new kidneys

A girl has stunned doctors by growing two new kidneys to replace ones that had failed and left her seriously ill.
19 May 2010 [17:32]

Royal Navy: we don't keep track of sea monsters

The Royal Navy has dealt a blow to monster enthusiasts - saying that while it may have some records of reported sea monster sightings, it doesn't collect them centrally or track monster activity.
19 May 2010 [14:15]

Research: can animals be gay?

It is the question baffling wildlife experts across the globe – can animals be homosexual?