Bizarre

18 February 2013

One in Five British Kids Have Had School Phobia

One in five British children have suffered from a phobia of school, a new study has revealed. According to the surprise poll by ITV's 'This Morning' and the UK's biggest ...

18 February 2013

'Geek' Creates Rude Place Names Atlas

A self-professed geek has created an online atlas of the world's rudest place names. Londoner Gary Gale - who describes himself as a ''geo-technologist and self-professed geek with a life'' ...

18 February 2013

Toddler Swallows 42 Fridge Magnets

A 12-month-old Russian toddler had to go under the knife after swallowing more than 40 fridge magnets. Paediatric surgeon Nikolay Rostovtsev performed the operation on the little one after his ...

15 February 2013

Heart Attack Grill Diner Dies of Heart Attack

A diner who went to the Heart Attack Grill every day has died of a heart attack. Joe Alleman collapsed while waiting at a bus stop in front of the ...

15 February 2013

Restaurant Fines Customers for Leaving Food

A Japanese restaurant has started fining customers who leave food. Customers at The Hachikyo will be forced to pay a surcharge if they leave up to ''one grain of rice in ...

15 February 2013

Couple Celebrate 72Nd Valentine's Day

A Canadian couple celebrated their 72nd Valentine's Day yesterday (14.02.13). Flo, 89, and Bill Schurman, 94, - who have six children, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren - are said to be ...

15 February 2013

Actor Is Extra in 200 Shows

An actor has been an extra in 200 shows. John Walker has made 2,000 appearances in the background of several hit British shows including 'Coronation Street' and 'Doctor Who', and even ...

13 February 2013

Couples Aim to Kiss Record

Several couples are aiming to kiss for two days in an attempt at breaking the world's longest kiss record. A number of lovers - the oldest of whom are aged 74 ...

13 February 2013

Domino's Japan Selling Heart-Shaped Pizza

Domino's in Japan is selling special heart-shaped pizzas for Valentine's Day (14.02.13). The fast food chain has made the tasty treat available to buy up until the big day tomorrow, and ...

13 February 2013

More Than 1M Brits Book Surprise Hotels for Valentine's Day

More than one million Britons book spontaneous hotels on Valentine's Day (14.02.13). If their dates are lucky enough to go well on the most romantic day of the year then ...

13 February 2013

Man Appears on 28 Tv Game Shows

A quiz enthusiast has appeared on 28 game shows. David St John, 64, loves taking part in the TV competitions so much he is still keen to appear on further ...

12 February 2013

Moist Cows Cause Emergency Landing

Moist cows caused a pilot to make an emergency landing. The 390 sweaty steers triggered a fire warning light to come on while a flight was over Bristol, south west England, ...

12 February 2013

Lightning Strikes Vatican After Pope Resigns

Lightning struck the Vatican after Pope Benedict XVI's surprising resignation. The bolt hit the dome of St. Peter's Basilica - which is one of the holiest Catholic churches - yesterday ...
12 February 2013

Parrot Speaks Three Languages

A parrot can speak three languages. The blue-fronted Amazon called Rocket is able to chat to people in Arabic, Urdu and English, and he loves speaking to passersby in his ...

12 February 2013

Mobile Phone Found in Prisoner's Bum

A mobile phone was discovered on a Sri Lankan prisoner when his bum started to ring. The 58-year-old convict had been concealing the gadget up his behind at the Welikada ...

11 February 2013

Woman Pays 26K Into Wrong Account

A woman has lost £26,000 after paying £1,000 a month into the wrong bank account for two years. Sally Donaldson didn't realise she had been mistyping her account number while ...

11 February 2013

Girl, 3, Joins Mensa

A three-year-old British girl has joined Mensa after taking an IQ test in Russian. Alice Amos has been granted full membership of the organisation - the oldest high IQ society ...

11 February 2013

Restaurant Sets 5K Calorie Pancake Challenge

A British-based restaurant has set a 5,000-calorie pancake challenge to mark Shrove Tuesday (12.02.13). The Diner, which is based in London, challenges customers to consume its pancake stack - which is ...
11 February 2013

Fruit Shipment Contains 2.6K Snakes

A ''fruit'' shipment has been found to contain 2,600 snakes. According to a government spokesman, the air cargo - which was supposed made up of the healthy food product - ...

8 February 2013

Findus Beef Lasagnes Contain Up to 100% Horse Meat?

Some Findus beef lasagnes contain up to 100 per cent horse meat, it has been claimed. According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), Findus tested 18 of its ready meals - ...

8 February 2013

Judge Postpones Trial After Man's Eye Pops out

A judge had to postpone a trial after a man's eye popped out. Judge Robert Coleman described it as an ''unfortunate, unforeseen incident'' after John Huttick's false eye suddenly shot out ...

8 February 2013

Lotto Player Thought £2 Win Was £80K

A Lotto player thought she had won £80,000 but it turned out she had only scooped £2. Esme Arbous, 69, couldn't believe it when she found the winning number eight ...

8 February 2013

Pensioner Is Oldest Woman in Britain to Get Tattoo

A 92-year-old pensioner has become the oldest woman in Britain to get a tattoo. Winifred Turner has several inkings including one in tribute to her late husband Jim, who passed ...

7 February 2013

Brazilians Named John Lennon Go on Crime Spree

Several Brazilians named after late Beatles legend John Lennon have gone on a crime spree in the country. Police in Belo Horizonte, south east Brazil, have been left stunned after a ...