Posts Tagged ‘oddlyEnoughNews’

Justin Bieber

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Is Too Loud?!


Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, there are three saints named Valentinus under the date of the day of lovers, Valentine’s Day. (more…)

Super Bowl 2012

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Super Bowl 2012 Lucas Stadium
A few days ago I stumbled across an episode of the David Letterman show which advertised the tickets for the Super Bowl for a price that I really cannot remember, but was absolutely high. (more…)

The Dog Who Looks Both Ways

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

There are no street names in Costa Rica. There are no house numbers. There are no mailboxes. Ok…so how do you get around? How do you receive mail? (more…)

Woman faces trial for fake testicles

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – The police chief of a small South Carolina town will ask a jury to decide if a woman broke the state’s obscenity laws by driving a pickup truck with plastic testicles hanging from the back.

U.S. man operates on himself with butter knife

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) – A 63-year-old American man with a hernia plunged a butter knife into his abdomen to try to fix the problem, and later put a lit cigarette in the wound, according to police.

Half of men would ditch woman who gained weight?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Men are more concerned with their partner’s body type than women but they also seem to value family more highly, according to a new survey released on Tuesday.

Jail guard guilty of serving up hacksaw blade

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – In old movies, the inmate usually got a hacksaw blade secreted into his cell baked in a cake.

Yard banner for U.S. Marine sparks legal tussle

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – When Corey Burr left to serve with U.S. forces in Afghanistan in January, his parents erected a banner in their front yard with his photo and a message: “Our son defends our freedom”.

Thousands in Portland take to bikes for naked ride

Monday, June 20th, 2011

PORTLAND, Ore (Reuters) – It was a typical early summer evening in Portland: cloudy skies threatening rain, temperatures in the mid-60s, and thousands of naked bicyclists gathered near the city’s waterfront for a clothing-free night ride.

Erection-boosting condom gets EU backing

Monday, June 20th, 2011

LONDON (Reuters) – A British medical company has had its erection-enhancing condom recommended for European approval.

U.S. air passenger arrested in saggy pants dispute

Monday, June 20th, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. college football player who allegedly refused a request to hoist his saggy pants when he boarded a flight was arrested after a dispute with the crew, authorities said on Friday.

FBI says "mullet bandit" holds up another bank

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Ohio bank robber dubbed the “mullet bandit” by federal authorities appears to have struck again.

Metro cans French music after complaints

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Brussels may be a largely French speaking city but the operator of its metro service has ruled out playing French music at its stations after an experiment drew complaints from Dutch-speaking Belgians.

Brooding men, smiling women seen as sexy?

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Guys, want to look sexy and get the girl? Don’t smile too much. Look brooding or show a bit of shame instead. Women, ignore that advice.

Warning: Walking on a Florida street may be dangerous

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Warning to pedestrians — Walking down the street in Florida could be hazardous to your health.

Texas legislature acts to make state safe for "noodling"

Friday, May 20th, 2011

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) – Texas may still have problems like a multi-billion dollar budget deficit and public schools facing major spending cuts, but its legislature has moved to make the Lone Star State safe for “noodling.”

Illegal immigrants arrive in grand style

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Malaysian man faces charges of attempting to smuggle nine Chinese illegal immigrants into the United States as passengers on board the luxury RMS Queen Mary 2 ocean liner, officials said on Monday.

Scientists stung by theft of research bees

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

LONDON (Reuters) – Several thousand bees that were part a multi-million pound neuroscience research project have been stolen from a British university.

Pious Indians bank on holy deposits

Friday, May 6th, 2011

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – In a bank with no security gates, guards or locks, deposits from thousands of customers from across India are stacked on shelves, protected from theft by the grace of God.

South Korea’s "kiss apple" for better breath, dating pleasure

Friday, May 6th, 2011

SEOUL (Reuters) – In South Korea, home of kimchi and other pungent, garlicky food, having fresh breath for life’s big moments — such as a kiss — is a major concern.

Marijuana smoke odor in car not enough for police action?

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

BOSTON (Reuters) – The smell of marijuana smoke is no longer enough reason for police to order someone out of a car, now that pot has been decriminalized in Massachusetts, the state’s highest court said in a decision published on Tuesday.

Some NY cab drivers to wear bulletproof vests

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – New York City livery cab drivers, often called to crime-ridden neighborhoods that yellow taxis tend to ignore, are being armed with bulletproof vests, an advocacy group said on Tuesday.

Thieves steal diamonds worth millions from fair

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

ZURICH (Reuters) – Thieves stole four diamonds worth several million dollars from a trader’s stand at the world’s biggest watch and jewelry fair in Basel on Wednesday, prosecutors said.

Struggling stewardess exposed euro coin fraud ring

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – An airline stewardess struggling to lift her bag at a German airport led to the discovery of a 6-million euro ($8.4 million) coin fraud.

Huge parking fines inspired parking watch app

Friday, January 21st, 2011

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Massive parking fines inspired one Australian man to create an iPhone app that lets users warn each other when parking officers are spotted lurking near their cars.

Burglars snort man’s ashes, thought it was cocaine

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

MIAMI (Reuters) – Burglars snorted the cremated remains of a man and two dogs in the mistaken belief that they had stolen illegal drugs, Florida sheriff’s deputies said on Wednesday.

Man admits mailing hundreds of tarantulas

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A German national who shipped hundreds of live tarantulas into the United States through the mail has pleaded guilty to a federal smuggling charge, prosecutors said.

Monk caught with nun’s skeleton at airport

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

ATHENS (Reuters) – A Cypriot monk caught at a Greek airport with the skeletal remains of a nun in his baggage on the weekend told authorities he was taking the relics of a saint back to his monastery.

Thieves make BMW hottest car at auto show

Friday, January 14th, 2011

DETROIT (Reuters) – When carmakers like BMW say they hope people find their next car at auto shows like the one in Detroit this week, this wasn’t exactly what they meant.

Radio stations told to censor Dire Straits

Friday, January 14th, 2011

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Canadian radio station have been warned to censor the 1985 Dire Straits hit “Money for Nothing,” after a complaint that the lyrics of the Grammy Award-winning song were derogatory to gay men.

Trapped burglars call police for help

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

BERLIN (Reuters) – Two would-be thieves called in their own crime to police in Germany after they could not escape from a broken-down elevator over the weekend, police said in a statement.

Three in 10 Americans commit financial infidelity?

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three in 10 Americans commit “financial infidelity” by lying to their spouses about money, sometimes suffering consequences such as separation or divorce, according to a new survey.

Credit Protection: Bouncer’s cards stop knife blows

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

BERLIN (Reuters) – A wallet stuffed with 20 plastic cards and a stroke of luck saved a pub doorman in western Germany from serious injury during a knife attack.

Circus forced to stop live fish regurgitation act

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A Russian circus has been forced to cancel an act in which a woman swallows a live fish and regurgitates it after Australian officials deemed it cruel.

German party mistakenly hands out porn pens to kids

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

BERLIN (Reuters Life!) – To sweeten their first day at primary school German children are normally given a cardboard cone filled with sweets, but schoolchildren in Essen this year opened their cones to find pens which project erotic images.

Tourist treat – famous toilets

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

BERLIN (Reuters) – For tourists tired of traditional sightseeing tours, one Berlin tour guide is offering something altogether different: a tour of Berlin’s public conveniences.

Koranic teachers arrested over child begging

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegalese security forces have arrested seven Koranic teachers for forcing children to panhandle, a police official said on Friday, days after the West African state announced a crack down on public begging.

Man bites police over a pet peeve

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Police arrested an 82-year-old man after he bit and kicked officers who had arrived to mediate in a dispute with a neighbor over a domestic pet.

Pilots on alert for high-flying vulture

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s air traffic controllers put pilots on alert this week after a vulture which can soar as high as 30,000 feet escaped from her handlers during a display.

Vuvuzelas make it into the Oxford dictionary

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

LONDON (Reuters) – The ever-present hum of the vuvuzela during this year’s soccer World Cup catapulted the plastic trumpet to prominence and now it has earned a place in the Oxford Dictionary of English.

Canadian police find bears guarding pot crop

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – A pair of marijuana growers in Western Canada appear to have been using bears to protect their illegal crop, but the well-fed animals proved to be a bit lax in their guard duties, police said on Wednesday.

Aboriginal elder leads police to body — but wrong one

Friday, August 13th, 2010

SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Aboriginal elder who claimed to have seen the location of a missing child in a dream has led Australian police to a body — but it was not the corpse of a child but of an adult woman.

Top food was olives in time of the ancient mariner

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

NICOSIA (Reuters) – A huge quantity of olive stones on an ancient shipwreck more than 2,000 years old has provided valuable insight into the diet of sailors in the ancient world, researchers in Cyprus said Thursday.

Traffickers hide cocaine under rare python

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

ROME (Reuters) – Italian police seized a rare albino python in Rome Wednesday in a raid on a group of drug traffickers who used the snake to guard cocaine and intimidate customers who owed them money.

Martin Luther has Wittenberg in a stir 500 years on

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

BERLIN (Reuters) – About 800 colorful statuettes of 16th-century Protestant reformer Martin Luther are popping up in the eastern German town of Wittenberg, where Luther first railed against some practices of the Roman Catholic church almost 500 years ago.

Advice to job seekers: drop the Merlot

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

DETROIT (Reuters) – Job applicants who drink alcohol are perceived as less intelligent and less hireable by American bosses, a bias dubbed the “imbibing idiot bias” in a study published on Monday.

French criminals now face short arm of the law

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – France has ended restrictions barring people under 1.6 meters (5 ft 3 in) from joining the police force.

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