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3 hrs ago | SFGate

Austrian SWAT team raids wrong apartment

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Related Topix: Europe, Austria, World News

7 hrs ago | Country 92.5 FM

Man Finds Giant Wasps' Nest in Bed

A British man visiting his mother discovered her spare bedroom was already in use - by thousands of wasps that had chewed up the mattress and pillows to make a 3-foot-wide nest on the bed.

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7 hrs ago | 98.9 Kiss FM

Pair Took Selfie With Dead Friend, Dumped Body: Cops

When Dennis "Nathan" Meyer apparently overdosed on Dilaudid, a painkiller, while hanging out with Chelsie Berry, 24, and Jared Prier, 28, last week, police say the Missouri pair reacted in perhaps the worst possible way: They allegedly took a selfie with his corpse, dumped the body, and then posted the selfie to Facebook.

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7 hrs ago | Magic 98.3 Columbus

Swarm took over spare bedroom in British home

A British man visiting his mother discovered her spare bedroom was already in use - by thousands of wasps that had chewed up the mattress and pillows to make a 3-foot-wide nest on the bed.

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13 hrs ago | NBC Connecticut

Giant Rubber Duck Forced to Deflate

The "World's Largest Duck" was forced to deflate on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 because of damaging winds along the Wilmington coast.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, CA, Transportation, Port of Los Angeles, Downtown (Los Angeles, CA), San Pedro, CA

17 hrs ago | Boston.com

Offbeat Craigslist Roomie Ads Are Weirdly Appealing

That means that up until late August, Bostonians scramble to fill rooms left vacant by roomies moving on to greener pastures - maybe they just graduated med school, or perhaps they've finally landed that high-paying job in NYC.

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Related Topix: Local Search, Boston, MA, Brighton (Boston, MA), Allston (Boston, MA), Home Listing, Home

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Click2Houston

Hello Kitty float

Japanese comic company Sanrio, the creator of Hello Kitty and Friends, recently dropped a bombshell on Hello Kitty's fans by revealing that she is not, in fact, a kitty, but rather , the daughter of George and Mary White, who lives just outside of London, England.

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Related Topix: Life, Hello Kitty, Hobbies, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England

Crescent-News.com

Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth

Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of them all.

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WSRZ

BMW Tests Its Armored SUV By Shooting It With A Bunch Of Guns

BMW unveiled a new bulletproof version of its X5 SUV at the Moscow International Auto Salon this week, which press photos prove can withstand some serious punishment.

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WHNZ-AM Tampa

Panda Faked Pregnancy for Extra Bamboo

A panda research center in China called off what would have been the first-ever live broadcast of a panda birth after determining that panda Ai Hin wasn't pregnant - just crafty.

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The Arizona Republic

State court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury

Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC

The Smoking Gun

Tuxedoed Man Fired Shot When Tryst Interrupted

AUGUST 27--A tuxedoed Seattle man was arrested early yesterday after he fired a gun at a couple who accidentally interrupted him while he was being pleasured by a woman in an alcove in the city's nightlife district, cops report.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Sacramento: Debate over plastic bag ban takes a weird but familiar turn

Several days before this weekend's deadline to complete their work, legislators received a letter from what appeared to be a Latino advocacy group urging them to vote against one of the year's most contentious bills.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Folk, Assembly, San Bernardino, CA

ABC News

Woman Accused of Setting Fire With Burned Bacon

A Utah woman accused of using a pound of bacon to start a fire in her ex-boyfriend's house will stand trial on arson charges.

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Related Topix: Fire

WASH-FM

Man Declared Dead in 1986 Found Alive

In 1977, a man went missing after a barn fire in Ontario; in 1986, with no sign of him, authorities declared Ronald Stan dead.

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WPXI

Newsroom to bring back typewriters ... sort of

The sound of typewriters has been brought back to the newsroom of The Times newspaper in Britain, where a speaker has been set up that broadcasts typewriter sounds, with the goal of increasing energy levels and helping reporters to meet their deadlines, according to The Independent.

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KTVU Oakland

Manslaughter verdict in bizarre San Francisco slaying

A man accused of killing another man and then setting his body on fire in San Francisco's Buena Vista Park was found guilty Tuesday by a Superior Court jury of involuntary manslaughter and three other charges.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

ABC News

New York Meat Truck Driver Charged in Stinky Spill

State authorities have charged the driver of a truck that lost part of its load of expired meat outside an upstate New York mall, resulting in some irate motorists whose vehicles drove over the stinky spill.

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Related Topix: New York, Spill

Tue Aug 26, 2014

ABC News

Tortoises in Controversial Art Exhibit Removed

Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather.

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Related Topix: Aspen, CO

Q104.5

Report: Smartphones More Important Than Deodorant

Millennials' love for their smartphones could have a foul social impact. A new survey by Bank of America says 90% of people between the ages of 18 to 24 regard their phone as more important than deodorant.

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