Archive for the ‘Strange News’ Category

Indian Snake Charmer Releases Cobras in Tax Office (Video)

Indian Snake Charmer Releases Cobras in Tax Office (Video)

Snake charmer Hukkul Khan released dozens of snakes, including cobras, in a tax office in northern India after claiming officials had demanded bribes from him. Clerks jumped onto tables as the snakes slithered around the floor of the building in the town of Harraiya, in Uttar Pradesh. No-one was bitten or injured and the snakes […]

Michael Kemeter’s Tightrope Walk above Yosemite Park (Video)

Michael Kemeter’s Tightrope Walk above Yosemite Park (Video)

Daredevil Michael Kemeter performed a tightrope walk 3,000ft above Yosemite National Park… without a safety harness. The 23-year-old walked unprotected on a 99 ft(30 m) long, one-inch wide highline at the Taft Point, California.

Family Photo Fun with Santa and His Machine Guns

Family Photo Fun with Santa and His Machine Guns

The Scottsdale Gun Club in Arizona is offering families to take holiday card pictures with Santa and his machine guns. Both adults and kids are welcome to choose between a variety of weapons from the club’s arsenal before sitting on Santa’s lap for a photo. Afterward, the families get a chance to test out the […]

Plastic Bottle House in Argentina (Video)

Plastic Bottle House in Argentina (Video)

A man in Argentina  built his house out of plastic bottles and is now teaching other people how to do the same. Alfredo Santa Cruz from the city of Puerto Iguazu, survived Argentina’s 2001 economic crash by sorting through piles of rubbish in search of items he could sell. Now he works as a tourist […]

Video Game Urinals in London (Video)

Video Game Urinals in London (Video)

Why stare at a blank wall in front of a urinal when you can play a video game with your pee? The Exhibit bar in Balham, South London, has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first urine-controlled video game for pubs. However, people using the public toilets on the Tokyo Metro system are already […]

Jetman Yves Rossy Flies in Formation with Jet Planes (Video)

Jetman Yves Rossy Flies in Formation with Jet Planes (Video)

Yves Rossy, a.k.a. Jetman, completed a formation flight alongside two jet planes from the Breitling Jet Team. The world`s first jet-powered man jumped off a helicopter with his rigid wing equipped with four jet engines. Adjusting his trajectory and altitude by his body movements alone, Rossy performed aerobatic figures above the Swiss Alps in the […]

‘Virgin Scholarships’ in Sierra Leone

‘Virgin Scholarships’ in Sierra Leone

The city of Bo in Sierra Leone is offering scholarships to female students who promise to remain virgins until graduation. The goal of the five-year special scholarship project is to cut teenage pregnancies by ensuring ‘that at least 80 percent of school-going girls keep their virginity until they finish their educational life,’ Bo city council […]

Lucky Couple Escapes Exploding Manhole in Peterborough (Video)

Lucky Couple Escapes Exploding Manhole in Peterborough (Video)

Two incidents of an exploding manhole cover have been caught by a nightclub security camera on Brook Street in Peterborough, England. In the second incident, a young couple were lucky enough to escape without injury after the cover exploded just feet from them. The explosion sent fireballs into the air and shook nearby buildings. Cambridgeshire […]

Large Leech Found Living in Chinese Teen’s Windpipe (Video)

Large Leech Found Living in Chinese Teen’s Windpipe (Video)

Tao Jiayuan, a 16-year-old boy from Yibin City in southwest China, had a 4-inch long leech living in his windpipe. Doctors from the local hospital have successfully removed the large bloodsucker from the teen’s body. Tao’s ordeal started two months ago when he first felt ill and his voice became hoarse. It wasn’t until he […]

Warriors of Goja Shock The Judges of Indian Talent Show (Video)

Warriors of Goja Shock The Judges of Indian Talent Show (Video)

A video of The Warriors of Goja performing as contestants on an Indian talent show has gone viral. Jason Kottke calls it ‘the craziest thing you’ll ever see on the web’. I disagree, there’s some pretty disturbing stuff out there that you don’t really wanna know about. Still, this is quite shocking: