Category Archives: Crazy News Stories

Santa Claus is coming to town: St Nick and Rudolph are launched into orbit

Santa Claus is coming to town: St Nick and Rudolph are launched into orbit

Santa and Rudolph fly 100,000ft above the earth’s atmosphere [SWNS] These incredible pictures show Father Christmas and Rudolph flying after a pair of science fans blasted them into orbit.  Mark Ireland and Cassie Phelps attached a high altitude weather balloon to a model of the two characters.  They launched the balloon and watched it disappear into the sky and within ...

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Brings a new meaning to liquid lunch: The beer that tastes like roast lamb

Brings a new meaning to liquid lunch: The beer that tastes like roast lamb

Brewer Gwynne Thomas with The Sunday Toast ale [PR] The Sunday Toast ale has been infused with juices from Welsh lamb in the brewing process to create the ideal tipple for meat lovers. The beer, made by Welsh firm the Conwy Brewery, is based on a Victoria style Porter and has the aroma of a traditional Sunday roast. Brewer Gwynne ...

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VIDEO: Trio conquer French mountain on Boris Bike

VIDEO: Trio conquer French mountain on Boris Bike

Cycle-mad Rob Holden cycled up Mount Ventoux on a Boris bike [SWNS] Cycling-mad Rob Holden and pals Ian Laurie and Matthew Winstone hired one of the street bikes in London and put it in a van and then drove onto the Eurostar train. They made their way 800 miles to Mont Ventoux in the south of France where Rob reached ...

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Vintage Villains: Do you have a criminal of yesteryear lurking in your family tree?

Vintage Villains: Do you have a criminal of yesteryear lurking in your family tree?

Oliver Love was convicted duck thief, while Ms Cerney was arrested for being drunk and disorderly [SWNS] Photographed in Bath, the Victorian rogues’ gallery includes one criminal bizarrely dressed as a knight and scores of other villains from various walks of life. The collection of convicts ranges from people charged with manslaughter to a man sentenced to hard labour for ...

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VIDEO: Real-life Tardis soars – and then crashes – on its maiden flight

VIDEO: Real-life Tardis soars – and then crashes – on its maiden flight

The real-life flying Tardis [SWNS] Ben Bailey, 25, Ben Whiting, 32, and Rupert Brandon-King, 31, used a dozen propellers to make their 7ft DIY time machine soar 100ft into the air. But their celebrations were cut short when a gust of wind sent the sci-fi replica nosediving into the ground, damaging it beyond repair. Mr Bailey, a life-long Doctor Who ...

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Grandmother carries 32-week-old ‘stone’ baby for 40 years

Grandmother carries 32-week-old ‘stone’ baby for 40 years

An x-ray showing the calcified foetus inside the pensioner [MATT ROPER BRAZIl] The Colombian grandmother was thought to have gastroenteritis but an X-ray showed a petrified foetus in her abdomen. Further tests at the emergency centre in capital Bogota revealed an 18-inch-long foetus, weighing 4lb, which is thought to have been inside the woman for at least four decades.  It ...

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Garage escapes £100 fine after proving a snail ATE van’s road tax

Garage escapes £100 fine after proving a snail ATE van’s road tax

A snail incredibly ate a car’s tax disc which almost left a garage owner with a hefty fine [SWNS] Jon Roles, 33, found the hefty notice on a broken down van he was meant to pick up in Yeovil, Somerset. But on closer inspection the garage owner saw a snail eating the last remains of the disc. Mr Roles’ father ...

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‘Ambassador, you’re oiling us!’ Chip shop deep fries Christmas treat Ferrero Rocher

‘Ambassador, you’re oiling us!’ Chip shop deep fries Christmas treat Ferrero Rocher

A chip shop which serves battered Christmas pudding is serving deep fried Ferrero Rocher [CAVENDISH] The Ambassador’s favourite has been given an unusual makeover and is now being served coated in batter to customers at one chippy. Corinne and John Clarkson are serving the dish alongside deep friend mince pies and battered Christmas pudding. Locals who pick up the fried ...

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Lost dog is found… after nine years

Lost dog is found… after nine years

Milissa Mae is overjoyed after being reunited with her dog Niamh, found wandering the streets [SWNS] Milissa Mae, 47, thought she would never see Niamh again when she vanished in May 2004 aged just three. The Staffordshire bull terrier slipped through a gap in a back garden fence at the Mae family’s home near Worcester. Despite a frantic search, Niamh ...

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