Weird / Interesting

25 March 2010 [12:55]

Pieces of history: weird facts - THE LIST

Okay, so below is an interesting list of weird facts, some of which may not be true, but it's still a fun read.
25 March 2010 [12:23]

The first ever invented pedal-powered bicycle - PHOTO

A Chinese historian has recreated what he claims was the first pedal-powered cycle ever invented - which he says was in use over 2,000 years before the first western bicycle.
24 March 2010 [14:19]

Smiley Riley, the dog with a human grin - PHOTO

Just like a happy youngster, birthday boy Riley wolfs down his cake and pulls a satisfied ‘doggy-smile’ for the camera.
24 March 2010 [13:20]

Cosmetic surgeon creates 'boob job' without implants

A cosmetic surgeon has developed a 'boob job' operation without the need for implants.
24 March 2010 [12:28]

Boy with record 31 fingers and toes to have surgery - PHOTOS

A boy in China who has 31 fingers and toes - a world record - is to undergo surgery to remove the extras digits.
24 March 2010 [11:43]

Teenager survives 10-inch knife through skull after computer row

A teenager gave medics a surprise when he walked into casualty with a 10-inch knife stuck right through in his skull - after a row over computer games.
24 March 2010 [10:36]

US vice-president Biden drops 'f-bomb'

Joe Biden has reportedly used the f-word to describe the US's new healthcare reform law.
23 March 2010 [10:44]

Creepy newborn baby dolls on sale for mothers to remember birth - PHOTOS

It looks so realistic that you would almost expect it to start crying. But it won’t, of course, because it is in fact a hyper-realistic doll based on a newborn baby.
22 March 2010 [12:27]

Hindu couple ties the knot 70 Ft. above land - PHOTO

What’s the most unusual place to get married? At the bottom of Grand Canyon, perhaps?
22 March 2010 [10:38]

Research: Married people 'twice as likely to be fat'

Married people are twice as likely to become obese than their single counterparts, scientists claim.
20 March 2010 [15:30]

The 4-legged woman, Josephine Myrtle Corbin - PHOTO

This woman Josephine Myrtle corbin has 4 leg. and she was known as the four legged woman. Josephene Myrtle Corbin, the Four-Legged Woman, was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1868.
20 March 2010 [13:31]

Washington man tries to sell son online

Police investigate after a Washington man put his 4-year-old son up for sale on Craigslist, with an asking price of $5000.
19 March 2010 [18:44]

Man with 26 fingers hits the records book - PHOTOS

Indian man Ashok Kumthekar entered Guinness Book of Records as an Indian equivalent of - Limca Book of Records, whose number of fingers is 26.
19 March 2010 [17:12]

Robot teachers are a hit in South Korea

Robot teachers have been given the thumbs up in South Korea, with a government report saying they have been a hit with pupils during a pilot project - and they could be teaching in up to 8,000 schools across the nation in a few years time.
19 March 2010 [16:45]

Skateboarding owl is a hit - PHOTOS

A barn owl that rides a skateboard has become a hit at its local shopping centre.
19 March 2010 [15:08]

Playboy appears on children's TV

The Playboy channel has accidentally been aired on children's TV for two hours.
19 March 2010 [13:45]

Scientists have created the first three-dimensional invisible coat

Employees of the Technological Institute of Karlsruhe in Germany have created a material that makes things invisible in three dimensions.
19 March 2010 [12:23]

Missing dog returned home after five years

A 12-year-old girl has been reunited with her pet Labrador which went missing five years ago.
19 March 2010 [11:00]

Amazing: Chinese woman dazzles crowd with Impressive Hula Hoop skills - VIDEO

At the 2010 New Year World Peace Gala in Chicago, which was held on January 9th, 2010, Jin Linlin amazed the crowd with her impressive hula hoop abilities. And impressive they are.
18 March 2010 [16:15]

How far they can go: Swiss company makes watch of dinosaur poop

Coprolite Dinosaur Poop Watch If you're going to pay more than $11,000 for a watch, you'd probably want it to be made of gold and encrusted in precious gems... not poop.
18 March 2010 [12:28]

Probably the world's first surfing alpaca - PHOTOS

If you've been waiting all this time to see an alpaca riding on a surfboard, then rejoice - your wait is over.
18 March 2010 [11:09]

Revolutionary new device: Blind man sees with his tongue

A British soldier who lost his sight in Iraq is being taught to 'see' with his tongue, using a revolutionary new device.
17 March 2010 [15:20]

Fattest Woman in the world wants to get even fatter - PHOTOS

Donna Simpson might be listed as the fattest woman in the world since she has the ultra big body size. Believe it or not, there are women out there who would love to gain weight, instead of losing it.
17 March 2010 [13:27]

Famous micro pig has a day out in London - PHOTOS

Tiny tourist Manuka is as happy as a pig in... well, the city, as she enjoys her first trip to London.
17 March 2010 [12:24]

World Longest Lunch in Melbourne - PHOTOS

The event hosted in Melbourne Australia was gathered around 900 people to lunch together and it could be the world longest lunch event in Melbourne during 2010 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
17 March 2010 [11:43]

Helicopter rescues stranded horse

17 March 2010 [10:20]

After Pingping: Who is the new world's shortest man?

It looks like 1.83ft-high Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal will grab the crown of world's shortest man, but according to Wikipedia, a man from Manila called Ronjay Eduvas also measures the same height.
16 March 2010 [18:00]

Six-legged cow born in China - PHOTO

A farmer in China was surprised by a newborn calf - when it turned out to have an extra two legs and a second tail growing out of its back.
16 March 2010 [17:24]

British couple faces jail time in Dubai over kiss

A British pair caught kissing in public in Dubai face up to a month in jail in the Gulf Arab emirate for indecency after an Emirati mother complained her child had seen their indiscretion.
16 March 2010 [16:08]

Humans could regrow body parts like amphibians

Regrowing amputated limbs, broken backs and even damaged brains could one day be a reality after scientists discovered a gene that is key to the almost magical ability.
16 March 2010 [14:57]

Award-winning porn director selected as a liberal democrat candidate

An award-winning porn director has been selected as a Liberal Democrat candidate.
16 March 2010 [13:55]

Baby dinosaurs fell prey to giant snake

An incredible window into the prehistoric past has been opened by the scientific, life-like, reconstruction of the nearly complete remains of an 11-foot long, 67 million year old serpent that was found near a village in Gujarat in western India.
16 March 2010 [12:55]

First ever genderless human lives in Australia

A Scot is said to have made history after winning the right not to specify gender and to instead have "Sex Not Specified" on his birth certificate.
16 March 2010 [12:23]

Research: Babies are born to dance to the beat

Babies are born to dance and find the rhythm and tempo of music more engaging than speech, research has shown.
16 March 2010 [10:34]

World's shortest man Pingping dies aged 21

The world's shortest man - who was just over 2ft 5in tall - has died aged 21, the Guinness World Records has said.
15 March 2010 [19:50]

Hunky homeless man wins hearts with high fashion - PHOTOS

A homeless man in eastern central China has caused a stir with his movie star good looks and dress sense from the catwalks of international high fashion.
15 March 2010 [18:23]

Jesus Christ appears in student's frying pan - PHOTO

A student from Lancashire is convinced that a kitchen nightmare brought him face to face with Jesus Christ in his frying pan.
15 March 2010 [15:00]

Bottled fresh air offered to city workers to relieve stress

Bottled fresh air from some of Britain’s favourite beauty spots is being offered to stressed city workers.
15 March 2010 [12:40]

Rebuilding New York: one Lego at a time

Dispatchworks New YorkNew York may be crumbling, but a German artist is doing his part to put it all back together.
15 March 2010 [11:12]

Singapore maintains ban on gum

In an effort to sustain the image of an island that is squeaky clean, Singapore has maintained its ban on chewing gum sales, which was first imposed in 1992. Known for its Esplanade and beautiful skyline, Singapore is a city in transition.
15 March 2010 [10:27]

Antique China vase turns up In Ireland, sells for $150k

A vase thought to have belonged to an 18th Century Chinese emperor turned up an auction in rural Ireland earlier this month and sold for more than 70 times its asking price.
12 March 2010 [15:13]

Sex.com up for sale in New York

The sex.com web address will be auctioned off next week.
12 March 2010 [11:25]

University students break the world's longest hugging record

A pair of students have broken the world record for the longest hug, after Salford University students Faisal Mohyud-Din and Mohammed Azeem stayed together for over 24 hours.
12 March 2010 [10:05]

A zero star hotel in Switzerland - PHOTOS

Forget five-star luxury... because a new hotel in Switzerland promises nothing.
12 March 2010 [08:29]

Baby elephant 'comes back to life'

11 March 2010 [16:44]

World's largest house of cards record broken - PHOTOS

Bryan Berg gave a (very gentle) sigh of relief when he finally completed the world’s largest ‘house of cards’.
11 March 2010 [13:05]

Eggstinct - but scientists hope for DNA clues

Scientists are hopeful of finding out more about ancient birds and why they died out after extracting DNA from a huge fossilised elephant bird egg.
11 March 2010 [12:35]

Man attacked for trying to buy drugs with Monopoly money

A Kansas man told police officers that he had been beaten and left with a head wound after he tried to buy drugs using Monopoly money.
10 March 2010 [17:30]

Man in Korea marries a pillow - PHOTO

True love can take many forms. In this case, it has taken the form of a Korean man falling in love with, and eventually marrying, a large pillow with a picture of a woman on it.
10 March 2010 [16:49]

Cyprus' former president's body stolen for ransom

Cyprus said Tuesday ransom was the motive of thieves who stole the body of former President Tassos Papadopoulos, found in a shallow grave Monday three months after it disappeared from its tomb.
10 March 2010 [16:15]

Forget the Boogyman, meet The Namahage - PHOTOS

Loud, obnoxious, and naughty children are the bane of many parents’ existence. Thankfully for the parents in Japan’s Oga Peninsula, Akita Prefecture in northern Honshu, Japan, there is a solution: the infamous Namahage.
10 March 2010 [14:48]

Woman rurvives 3,000 ft horror parachute fall

A skydiver has survived plunging 3,000ft to the ground after a parachute jump went disastrously wrong.
10 March 2010 [09:42]

Horned Up Elephant stampedes through Hindu wedding

Weddings are an occasion never to be forgotten, especially when the bride and groom both come from noble origins.
09 March 2010 [19:10]

Debutant wins Ugly Dog Contest - PHOTO

An African sand dog named Rascal has won the Del Mar Fairgrounds Ugly Dog Contest at its first attempt.
09 March 2010 [17:50]

Australian company to "make pants from bananas"

A company in Australia has launched pants made from bananas.