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Friday 03/28/2014
Man's Body Odor Prompts Police Call
Updated: March 28, 2014 - 9:16 am

HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — It wasn't loud noise or an argument that led to a peace disturbance call at Hannibal City Hall — it was a person's unpleasant odor.

Wednesday 12/18/2013
Florida Man Tries to Trade Gator for Beer
Posted: December 18, 2013

MIAMI (AP) — Florida wildlife officials say a man tried to trade a live alligator for beer at a Miami convenience store.

Monday 10/21/2013
Man Gets Probation for Deer Bagged at Pa. Wal-Mart
Updated: October 21, 2013 - 10:40 am

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania hunter man who shot a deer in a crowded Wal-Mart parking lot on the first day of hunting season last year will have his record expunged if he completes six months' probation without incident.

Thursday 10/10/2013
Rescuing Turtle, Man Bitten by Snake in Florida
Posted: October 10, 2013

MIAMI (AP) — A man was bitten by a rattlesnake while trying to help a stranded turtle across Interstate 75 in South Florida.

Woman Stung by Bee Runs Herself Over
Posted: October 10, 2013

PACKWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A Packwood woman was stung by a bee as she was getting into her SUV, and then while trying to get away from the bee she fell to the ground and the car ran over her leg.

Wednesday 08/07/2013
Plane Hits Cow, Skids Off Runway in Indonesia
Posted: August 07, 2013

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Lion Air jet carrying 117 people hit a cow while landing and skidded off a runway in eastern Indonesia, an official said Wednesday. No injuries were reported, but the incident forced the cancellation of flights, stranding hundreds of passengers traveling for the Eid holiday.

Wednesday 05/29/2013
Police: Girl Rode with Dog in Cage on Pa. Turnpike
Posted: May 29, 2013

MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) — Two parents face charges after authorities say motorists spied a 10-year-old girl riding in a dog cage in the back of a pickup truck in western Pennsylvania.

Friday 05/24/2013
Surgeons Remove Tiger's Basketball-Sized Hairball
Posted: May 24, 2013

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's not unusual for a cat to get a hairball, but a 400-pound tiger needed help from veterinary surgeons in Florida when he couldn't hack up a basketball-size hairball by himself.

Tuesday 05/07/2013
Gerbils Strut Their Stuff at New England Pageant
Posted: May 07, 2013

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The American Gerbil Society's annual pageant brought dozens of rodents scurrying to New England this weekend for a chance to win "top gerbil."

Tuesday 04/09/2013
Sheriff Drops Charges Over Destroyed Spork
Posted: April 09, 2013

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A sheriff says a rowdy inmate caught on tape destroying a spork will not face criminal charges after all.

Circus Elephant Shot in Tupelo Drive-By
Posted: April 09, 2013

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant was hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Miss.

Man calls 911 to report he's driving drunk
Posted: April 09, 2013

ROSELAWN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man who called 911 and told dispatchers he was driving drunk and needed to be taken off the road got his wish when a sheriff's deputy arrived.

Morocco Actor Amused by Satan-Obama Comparisons
Posted: April 09, 2013

Mehdi Ouazzani isn't the devil, but he has played one on TV — only he didn't realize that some thought he looked like President Barack Obama while he was at it.

Tuesday 04/02/2013
Dispatcher Sends Mom to the Rescue
Posted: April 02, 2013

A 911 dispatcher in Washington state called on her own mother to rescue a stranded boater in the Columbia River, knowing her mother could kayak to the area faster than sending the sheriff's office patrol boat.

Freezing Weather Wipes out German Flea Circus
Updated: April 02, 2013 - 4:24 pm

 An entire troupe of performing fleas has fallen victim to the freezing temperatures currently gripping Germany.

Monday 03/25/2013
Australian Earns Bravery Award for Grabbing Shark
Updated: March 27, 2013 - 3:01 pm

PERTH, Australia (AP) — An Australian received a bravery award on Monday for grabbing a 12-foot great white shark by the tail as it mauled a snorkeler.

Friday 03/22/2013
Punxsutawney Phil 'Indicted' Over Spring Forecast
Posted: March 22, 2013

CINCINNATI (AP) — Famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil might want to go back into hibernation.

Thursday 03/21/2013
Medical Marijuana Facility Partners with BTNH
Posted: March 21, 2013

OTISVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan medical marijuana facility is partnering with a member of the Grammy-winning rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to cultivate and distribute a new strain of medical marijuana.

Wednesday 03/13/2013
Book Returned to Estonian Library 69 Years Late
Posted: March 13, 2013

 An Estonian man has returned a library book 69 years late, partly blaming a World War II aerial bombing that damaged the library for the late return.

Monday 03/11/2013
Study: Even Ancient Mummies Had Clogged Arteries
Updated: March 11, 2013 - 2:40 pm

LONDON (AP) — Even without modern-day temptations like fast food or cigarettes, people had clogged arteries some 4,000 years ago, according to the biggest-ever hunt for the condition in mummies.

Tuesday 03/05/2013
106-Year-Old Mass. Man Gets High School Diploma
Updated: March 05, 2013 - 2:44 pm

Fred Butler was married for 65 years, raised five children, served in the Army during World War II and worked for years for the local water department, but the fact he never earned a high school diploma always bothered him.

Mass. Police Dog Digging in Snow Fires Gun
Posted: March 05, 2013

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Police say a dog searching for a gun in a snowbank accidentally pulled the trigger with its paw, firing the weapon.

37-Pound Tubby Rabby Biscuit in Need of Home
Updated: March 05, 2013 - 2:45 pm

At 37 pounds, Biscuit is about the right weight for a 4-year-old — human, that is.

Tuesday 02/26/2013
Organizers Cancel This Year's Redneck Games
Updated: February 26, 2013 - 11:33 am

EAST DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) — Organizers of the Redneck Games, a Georgia festival that includes competitions such as toilet seat horseshoes and mud pit belly flops, say this summer's event is being canceled.

Feds: Meth Found in Chicken Buckets in Arizona
Posted: February 26, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say two women aboard a commercial shuttle van in Arizona have been arrested after Border Patrol agents found methamphetamine hidden in two buckets of chicken.

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