Weird, Odd, Funny and Bizarre News

Weird, Odd, Funny, Bizarre News

I always get amazed whenever I come across sites that talks about funny and weird news. For some reasons there’s something about weird news or stories that always captivate readers (maybe it’s just me).

Here are some collections of the bizarre news items I have gathered and of course I am giving credit to the site owners who posted these odd articles.

1)  Spain Enthralled By Wedding of 85-Year-Old Duchess of Alba

Duquesa Alba, age 87

Duquesa Alba, age 87













 Doña María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, 18th Duchess of Alba de Tormes, Grandee of Spain, born March 28, 1926, she is the current head of the House of Alba, and the third woman to carry the senior title in her own right, which is the Duchess of Alba, but she has 40 more titles. Duquesa Alba’s first marriage was in October 12, 1947 is to Don Luis Martínez de Irujo y Artázcoz (born 1919–died 1972), son of the Duke of Sotomayor.  Together they have six children. The Duchess remarried after becoming a widow, on March 16, 1978 to Jesús Aguirre y Ortiz de Zárate (born 1937–died 2001), a Doctor of Theology and a former Jesuit priest and an illegitimate son, where the wedding became controversial and caused shock, which was scandalous in Spain during the 1970s. Aguiree was 11 years younger than the duchess. In 2008, reports emerged regarding the Duchess’s intention to marry Alfonso Díez Carabantes, a civil servant who also runs a public business relations, 24 years her junior. Despite the opposition of her six children, the Duchess decided to proceed with the marriage, by giving them their inheritance in advance. Alfonso Díez has formally renounced any claim to her wealth. The Duchess of Alba, age 85 and Alfonso Diez were married on October 5, 2011 at the Palacio de las Dueñas in Seville.

2) Chinese Teen Sells Kidney for an iPad2

3)  Metal Wire Growing from Skin

4) Border  Officer put His Wife’s On Terrorists List

A wife of an Immigration officer  in Britain visited her family in Pakistan, but after her brief vacation she returned to Britain but was not allowed by the airlines and immigration and refused to tell the reason of her hold departure order. She stayed in Pakistan for three years. The husband put her name on the terrorists list when she went back home in Pakistan and the reason why she could not enter Britain. The husband applied for a promotion for a higher level, but he needs to be evaluated and be processed for his accomplishments. Thus, the name of his wife appeared in his terrorist  lists, and manipulated the hold order for his wife. He then confessed to his manipulation of the lists, and he was dismissed  from his job. (Source Credit:

4) Red Tibetan Mastiff Breed, Most Expensive Pet

Tibetan Mastiff Chinese bred

Tibetan Mastiff Chinese bred









Tibetan Mastiff show dog

Tibetan Mastiff show dog








The Tibetan Mastiff  considered the most expensive pet dog in the world, and also a status symbol in China, showing the wealthy Chinese status. The Tibetan Mastiff an ancient domestic dog type and breed, that originates with Indian state nomadic cultures of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tibet and Central Asia. The Tibetan Mastiff is also known as dok-khyi which means dog guard. The Tibetan Mastiff Chinese name in Mandarin is Zàng áo and in Cantonese name Tzong ngou, while in Mongolia it is known as bankhar. According to some reports, a Chinese woman have spent more than 4 million yuan or about US$ 653,520,000.00 , to buy an 18-month-old Tibetan Mastiff, she named Yangtze No. 2.  A red Tibetan mastiff was reported in March 2011, to have been sold to a wealthy Chinese coal baron from northern China for 10 million yuan (US$ 1,633,800,000.00).

5) Tata’s Nano, Cheapest Car in the World, Covered in Gold Worth $4.6 Million

Tata Motors, the Indian automaker, produced the cheapest car in the world. This four-passenger car was released on March 2009, primarily for Indian market with a prize of  US$3000. Then from the original body of Tata’s Nano car, he covered with 22-karat gold , 33 pounds of silver and 10,000 precious stones and semi-precious gem stones, and the car’s worth is US$4.6 Million.

6)  Fern Tree Found Growing in Man’s Lungs

A man from Russia was found with a fern tree growing in his lungs, which he accidentally  swallowed many years ago. Doctors thought it was a tumor growing in his lungs, and so they performed an immediate surgery, and found out a five centimeter fern plant growing in his lungs.

7) Mass Nude  Israelis Floating in the  Dead Sea

There are more than 1000 nude Israelis posed for a photo-shoot for Spencer Tunick, US art photographer,  in the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on Earth. According to expert’s study, the Dead Sea could dry out in 2050, and should put urgent study and prevent the sea to dry. The Israelis posed nude on September 17, to recognized the Dead Sea as one of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders in an online vote(

8) Internet Phenomenon “Planking”

Planking on street lights

Planking on street lights










A wacky trend that hit the internet and invaded the network, Planking was discovered by Tom Green, the comedian with classic MTV shows that hit in 1990 and lead the way for shows like  Jackass. What is “Planking?” Planking is the art of lying face down, with arms on the side and straight position. It sounds funny and stupid, but it was the trend that hit the internet.

Internet Craze Planking, Seven Doctors and Nurses Suspended

Seven Doctors and nurses of an emergency ward hospital in Swindon, England was suspended from their duties, after posing for the internet latest craze called “planking” or lying down game. Participants are required to pose for photographs and post it on Facebook and Social networking sites.(Sources Credit: fox news)

9)  Tha Sophat, 20-month-old-Baby Suckle from Cow

Tha Sophat the 20 month-old baby from Koak Roka Village, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, suck milk from a mother cow, which he observed from  the calf doing it. Tha Sophat parents are in Thailand searching for job, and the 20 month old baby was left to his grandfather’s care, Um Oeung. (Image Credit: AP Photo/Heng Sinith )

10) No More Cigarettes for Shirley (Malaysian Orangutan)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (AP): Government authorities saved an adult ape from a state-run-zoo in southern Johor state, Malaysia,  were the authorities saw the poor condition of the zoo animals. The Melaka Zoo Director Ahmad Azhar Mohamed said, the ape, named Shirley, was given lit cigarettes by visitors, and the ape mimic of smoking cigarette. Now the Director prohibit giving cigarette to Shirley, as he quoted “smoking is not a normal behavior for orangutans. I would say she is not addicted but she might have form a habit of mimicking human beings smoking around her”.

11) Chinese Condoms not Fit for South Africans

The Finance Ministry awarded a contract  to Siqamba Medical firm, in which they plan to purchase the Phoenurse condoms from China, Beeld newspaper revealed. But a rival firm, the Sekunjalo Investments Corporation, appealed to the higher court in Pretoria after losing the bid and argument on condoms are 20 percent larger than the Chinese condoms. And the ruling by Judge Sulet Potterill, was to stop the deal with the Siqamba Medical firm, and said that the condoms from China are too small and made from the wrong materials and was not approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). South Africa are known for the high rate of HIV infections than any country in the world , with 5.38 million of its 50 million people Aids virus carriers.(Source credit:

12) Japanese Girl Delighted by Bottle Found in Hawaii

A Japanese girl was so happy to hear that the bottle she threw out in the sea some five years ago, after her Grade 6th graduation, was found in Hawaii by US Navy 2nd Class Jon Moore during their cleaning operations at the Pacific Missile Range facility in Kauai Island, Hawaii. Inside the bottle Petty Officer Jon Moore, found four Origami cranes, Grade six class picture and a note dated March 25, 2006 owned by Arikawa from Kagoshima, Japan. (Source and Image credit: AP Photo/US Navy-Saki Arikawa and US Navy-Jay C. Pugh)
13) Invisible Key

invisible key  (image credit:

invisible key (image credit:

An invisible Key” is invented by Tsai Yao-pin, a Taiwanese researcher team, a modern technology of opening or unlocking doors by means of “hand gesture”.  With Invisible Key, there’s no need for keys or cards, and the thing we need is our special gesture to unlock the door.

14) Ultra-Orthodox Ritual on Jewish Holiday

The Ultra-Orthodox Jewish in Beni Brak,  Tel Aviv, Israel marked their Yom Kipper holiday, the Day of Atonement which starts Friday, October 7, 2011, and observe the Day of Atonement by a 25 hours fasting and prayers. They perform a Kaparot ritual, they sway the chicken over their head before killing them, in which they believed that their sins in the past years, will be transffered into the chicken. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

15) The Shocking X-Ray Result

A South Korean man after complaining of severe headache was brought to a local hospital in Seoul, and the doctors attending to him discovered a 5 centimeter nail stuck on his head, and doctors said the nail was stuck in his head four years ago in an accident, without knowing it. The nail was removed through a surgery. (AP Photo/Yon Hap)

Paul Robinson, 53,  of Kirkland Washington was discovered with screw inserted into his broken neck by the New York’s Montefiore Medical Center. Paul Robinson was with wife and son on July 8, 2007, sitting in the upper deck of the stadium, when an unidentified man fell above him several rows of seats, breaking Paul Robinson’s vertebrae. (AP Photo: Montefiore Medical Center)

In May 2001, Pat Skinner, 69 years old, from Sydney, Australia,  underwent an operation, at St George Hospital in Sydney, but continued to suffer massive abdominal pains, and insisted for an x-ray after 18 months of agony. A 17 centimeter  surgical scissor was discovered in her abdomen on April 20, 2004. (AP Image /Rob Griffith)

This x-ray  photo was released by the Cicero Police Department, showing a diamond ring inside Wilfredo Gonzalez-Cruz after he stole from a woman’s home,  and swallowed the diamond ring,  when he was captured and arrested. The ring was recovered after “waiting for complete journey inside him into the outside world”. (AP Photo/Cicero Police Department)

Haley Lent an 8 year-old boy from Huntingburg, Indiana swallowed magnetic balls from a magnetic toys on May 8, 2008 and underwent an emergency operation and hospitalized for two weeks. (AP Photo/The Jaspaar Herald)

Chen Liu, a Chinese man was found in a bad decomposition state by the New South Wales Police in south of Sidney, Australia in a marshland on November 1, 2008. An x-ray image shown nails inside his skull, after being shot repeatedly by a high powered nail-gun. (AP Photo/New South Wales Police Department)

16)  Record Breaking Giant Vegetables

Derek Neumann, arrived with his winning giant cabbage in a competition held at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern England in September 16, 2011. The show marked its 100th year and intoduced giant vegetables class for the first time. (REUTERS/Nigel Roddis) (

Grower Pete Glazebook posed for photographers with his giant onion weighing 17lbs.15.5 ounces (8.150 kg), a record holder for the heaviest onion in Harrogate Autumn Flower Show. His award winning giant Marrow squash weighing 97lb.8oz (45kg) . (REUTERS/Nigel Roddis)

Joe Atherton poses with his award winning giant cocumber measuring 32.5 inches (83cm). (REUTERS/Nigel Roddis)

17) 29th Annual Alternative Hair Show in Moscow

A model at backstage in the 29th Annual Alternative Hair Show in Kremlin, Moscow in September 28, 2011. (REUTERS/ Denis Siyakov)( Russia-tags: Fashion Society TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)


18) Longest Living Creatures in the World

A French woman , Jeanne Louise Calment, born February 21, 1875 and passed away on August 4, 1997 at the age of 122 year old and 164 days, and was recorded as the oldest human being. She outlived her both daughters and only grandson. Her father was 94 years old when he died while her mom was 86 years old.

The giant lobster was born in 1869, and was picked up in the icy water of  the Atlantic. Then the manager of the City Crab and Seafood Restaurant  bought George for $100, and said the lobster’s age can be estimated by its weight and increase every seven to ten years of its life. Peta, the animal rights organization was tipped off about George, that he lived in a  tiny tank, and the restaurant owner was advised over an argument and released  George back into the deep.

A saltwater edible clam called geoduck clam (pronounced as “gooey duck), are a native species of the Pacific Northwest of the US and coastal areas of Britisg Columbia, Canada. The odd-looking seafood delicacy, usually burrowed in the muddy waters. The oldest geoduck recorded was 160 years old; and according to studies, the geoducks lived between 140 years old to 160 when not hunted by predators or consumed by humans. Scientists said that the reason for their long life is the low wear and tear and nothing to do much in order to live.

The Bowhead whale sometimes called the “old men of the sea”, and the oldest mammals in earth and can live in an average age of 100 to 200 years old. The oldest ever documented bowhead whale is 211 years old. Scientists determined the ages of the whale by tracking the changes of the amino acids in the lenses of the whale’s eyes. Craig George, a marine Biologists, discovered the key of long life existence of the whales saying, “the bowhead’s tough environment, living in cold water with less abundant food, and maintain their body mass, an effective system for fat storage and an efficient mechanism to keep them warm and the stress of living in arctic waters may nurture the slow growth and long life of the whales.

One of the longest vertebrae recorded was Koi fish named,  Hanako or “Flower Maid” in English, proof that women lives longer than men. Hanako died in 1977 at the age of 226 years old, born in 1751, 25 years before American Independence. Her age was determined through her scale which was examined carefully.

Addwaita, the tortoise that lived in Bengal, was estimated 255 years old when it died. The tortoise aged was verified through a technique and some studies of “carbon dating”, and confirmed that Addwaita, was the oldest tortoise of the modern times. His shell cracked causing a wound that developed some months before he died and had liver failure that caused his death in March, some five years ago.

Another seafood delicacy known as Quahog clam and sets the record in the animal kingdom for its oldest age. In 2007, off the coast of Iceland, a specimen of clams was detached from their shells, counting each ring to determine the clam’s ages. The Antartica Islandica or Quahog clam,  was claimed the longest living species of animal recorded by Bangor University researchers. The Clam was named “Ming” after the Chinese Dynasty when the clam was born. But Ming died, while researchers are forming studies and research.

One specimen of this slow-growing Antartic Ocean dweller, was estimated to be 1150 years old, maybe was living in 461 AD, the same year of St Patrick’s death on March 17. The Antartic sponge, with a plant-look-alike, was considered living creature with its lack of exertion and grow slowly, contributing to long life span.

Topping the list of the oldest creature in the world in terms of no natural limit to its life span, is the Turriptosis Nutricula or known as the “immortal jellyfish”, the unique species, according to Marine Biologists at the Smithsonian Tropical Marine Institute in Florida. Turriptosis Nutricula are native to the salt waters of the Caribbean sea, but also seen in Spain, Italy, Japan and the Atlantic side of Panama. The tiny transparent, which is about the size of a fingernail, can regenerate its entire body over and over again, a process called  “transdifferentiation”, as it can able to turn one type of cell into another.

19)  Geckos Saved From Traders in the Philippines

The Philippine authorities warned against gecko hunters and sell it internationally and locally, making believe that geckos can cure AIDS and impotence, following folklore tales and practiced in Asia. These beliefs may put human at risks. Environmental officials expressed alarming growing trade of geckos in the market. It was learned that an 11 once gecko or about 300 gram can be sold at 50,000 pesos (US$1,160). (Sources credit:AP/Bulilit Marquez)

20) About 100 Pangolin  saved in Bangkok,  Thailand Trafficking Bust

On September 26, 2011, the custom officials of Bangkok,  Thailand have rescued about 100 pangolin worth about $32,000 and about to be sold and eaten outside the country. Many believed that pangolin can cure ailments and boost sexual urge or impotency. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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