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Good-Natured Weirdos

The latest on quirky criminals, strange trends and odd events.


Perplexing people, kooky crimes and odd headlines from around the globe.


A weekly roundup of international news oddities.

Alien Invasion

The latest on quirky criminals, strange trends and odd events.
Bryant Johnson of Casper, Wyo., was on a mission.

What’s Old Is Weird Again

Perplexing people, kooky crimes and odd headlines from around the globe.
You might have seen the widely distributed weird news story about the Mad Pooper.

Mother of the Year

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
Ebony Woody, 34, of Columbus, Ohio, was nothing if not thorough on the morning of Sept. 18.


The latest on quirky criminals, strange trends and odd events.
Kristi Lyn Goss, 44, former administrative assistant to the Garland County, Ark., Judge Rick Davis, went all out when she racked up about $200,000 worth of debt on the county credit card between 2011 and 2016, according to The Hot Springs Sentinel-Record.


Sewer scares, sweet revenge, strange hobbies and more.
Forget Pennywise. Your newest nightmare is the giant "fatberg" in the sewer system beneath the streets of London.

Seniors Gone Wild

Perplexing people, unusual crimes and odd headlines from around the globe.
Guests at a Scotland hotel were terrorized when Robert Fergus, 72, and his wife, Ruth, 69, rampaged through the lobby with scissors and threatened to shoot other guests.

Our Ugly Reality

Trump-shaped drugs, funeral conventions and more.
The People's Liberation Army Daily, a Chinese state-run military newspaper, has declared on its WeChat account that fewer Chinese youth are passing fitness tests to join the army because they are too fat and masturbate too much, resulting in abnormally large testicular veins.

Eclipsing Weird

News You Can Use.
A California man with European heritage "strong and pure" placed an ad on Craigslist in advance of the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, seeking a "worthy female" to have sex with him in Oregon and "conceive a child that will be on the next level of human evolution."

Unclear on the Concept

News You Can Use.
In early August, Volusia (Florida) County Beach Safety officers banished 73-year-old Richard G. Basaraba

The Naked Truth

News of the Weird: Falling meats, birthday suits, a criminal bucket list and more.
The Adair family of Deerfield Beach, Fla., were startled awake on July 15 by the sound of something meaty crashing onto their roof...


News You Can Use.
Odessa, Texas, resident Ernesto Baeza Acosta, 34, has legally changed his name to Ernesto Trump and declared himself the son of President Trump.

The Threatened American Worker

Your source for weird news.
The Threatened American Worker A local chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in Battle Creek, Mich., is butting heads with Western Michigan University this summer after the school brought in a goat crew to clean up an overgrown woodlot on campus, leaving union workers without jobs. The AFSCME's grievance cites a collective bargaining agreement with WMU, but university officials counter that "the area is rife with poison ivy and other invasive species," which are difficult for humans to remove.

Criminal Farm

Bright Ideas, monkey business and quirky crimes.
Good fortune quickly turned to horror for a man in Allyn, Wash.

Curious Crimes

Stolen toes, lactose-intolerance woes and quirky characters from around the globe.
If you visit Dawson City in Canada's Yukon Territory, you can't skip one of its famous traditions.

Oh, Canada

Your source for weird news.
Canadian company Bad Axe Throwing announced in June it is bringing its unusual entertainment concept to Denver.


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