News: Weird News

Mercedes smashes into basement of luxury flat

Saturday  15:05,   16 december 2017
Sky News

A Mercedes driver has been arrested after his car crashed through railings and became wedged in the basement of a luxury flat. The Mercedes-Benz C220 smashed into the apartment block on Lancaster Terrace, central London, shortly after 5.15am on[...]

Snow Way! Toddler Learns to Snowboard Ahead of Her First Birthday

Saturday  15:05,   16 december 2017
Inside Edition

The 1-year-old's parents Nick and Whitney Rowley said they love outdoor sports.Cash Rowley and her parents Nick and Whitney Rowley of Boise hit the slopes Saturday – two days before her first[...]

8 Odd Items People Have Used to Decorate Christmas Trees

Saturday  15:05,   16 december 2017
Mental Floss

From ears of corn to live canaries, these old-school trimmings didn't make the jump to modern times. 1. FRUIT © Provided by The Week Publications An apple hangs from a Christmas tree For centuries, fruit—in many forms—was used to[...]

A man was charged $18,500 for a 21-minute Uber ride

Saturday  12:20,   16 december 2017
MSN

The company has said that the driver accidentally entered in the wrong fee. An Uber customer in Ontario, Canada, was recently charged more than $14,000 ($18,000 in Canadian dollars) for a ride that only lasted 21 minutes.On December 8, Hisham Salama [...]

Giant Christmas tree appears over Germany

Saturday  12:20,   16 december 2017
Sky News

A pilot got into the festive mood by flying his plane in the shape of a Christmas tree in the skies over Germany, radar-watchers have spotted. The captain left the port city of Hamburg and then traced the pattern, complete with lights, as he flew[...]

World's steepest funicular railway to open in Switzerland

Friday  14:35,   15 december 2017
Reuters

Swiss technology is due to hit new heights on Friday when the world's steepest funicular line opens at one of its Alpine resorts. Swiss President Doris Leuthard will officially open the 52 million-Swiss franc ($52.6 million) project running from [...]

Code Moo: Cow escapes nativity scene - twice

Friday  09:05,   15 december 2017
USA TODAY

<p>After her second "arrest," the cow was brought back to the church to rest — and was relieved of her duties.</p>By the end of the morning, she was out of a job after she tried to escape the nativity scene —[...]

Astronauts onboard the ISS will watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi, confirms NASA

Thursday  17:25,   14 december 2017
The Verge

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas around the world this week, but it’ll also be showing in one extremely appropriate venue off-planet: the International Space Station.&nbsp;&nbsp;Astronauts will be able to watch the new Star Wars in[...]

Why Can Parrots Talk and Other Birds Can't?

Thursday  17:25,   14 december 2017
Mental Floss

It's all about the brain, not the beak.While parrots do have articulate tongues, they also appear to be hardwired to mimic other species, and to create new vocalizations. The only other birds that are capable of vocal learning are hummingbirds[...]

This Toddler Thought His Sister's Wrestling Match Was A Real Fight & Ran In To Save The Day

Thursday  17:25,   14 december 2017
Refinery29

As most girls with brothers know, they may tease us relentlessly but there's hell to pay if anyone else dares harm us in any way.&nbsp;When the little boy thought that Ruby's opponent Ryan was actually fighting her, he wasted no time in[...]

Harry Potter in the sky? Bid to inspire young stargazers

Thursday  11:34,   14 december 2017
AFP

British astronomers have come up with a new set of constellations inspired by modern-day figures such as Harry Potter and Usain Bolt in an attempt to teach children about the layout of the universe.&nbsp;The eight new constellations in the "Look [...]

Bride Walks Down the Aisle With Her Dog as Flower Girl: 'She's Just Part of the Family'

Thursday  07:20,   14 december 2017
Inside Edition

A bride wasn't about to get married without her dog in attendance.So Briana Schaefer tied a wreath of roses around the neck of her dog, Norah, and transformed the golden retriever into a flower[...]

Dutch police ground drone-fighting eagles

Thursday  07:20,   14 december 2017
AFP

Dutch police have clipped the wings of their airborne drone-fighting force of eagles, and fired their winged warriors deeming them too expensive and too unruly to be effective. After a series of tests in 2015, the police last year announced they[...]

This photo of a baby visiting Santa at the mall is going viral for a hilarious reason

Wednesday  18:50,   13 december 2017
MSN

Twitter users can't get enough of this funny photo of a 1-year-old's Santa visit.- Mom Kerry Spencer recently tweeted an old photo of her now 13-year-old son, Samuel Spencer, when he visited Santa at a mall in Provo,[...]

Cigar-shaped object 'could be alien artefact'

Wednesday  18:50,   13 december 2017
Sky News

Astronomers are to scan a huge cigar-shaped interstellar object for signs of alien life, amid claims it could be some kind of artefact. Researchers involved in Seti - the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence - will turn a powerful dish[...]