Aug 16 2011

25 Weird News Stories Of July 2011 To Leave You Speechless

If you are the regular reader of WebTabLab Weird News, you certainly know that every month we come up with weird news of the previous month. Talk about the weird news, anywhere you can spot weird people or weird happenings that become the news stories. From a calendar standpoint, dates with odd numbers like 7-9-11 is odd but as far as happenings are concerned; anything unusual that grabs the attention of all becomes the part of weird news.

Keeping the trend of jotting down the list of weird news stories of every preceding month, we are here once again with the Weird News Stories of July 2011. As its August, the news stories that are sure to leave you surprised are of July 2011.

Scroll down if you are interested in checking out the off-beat and odd news, with unusual and interesting stories from around the world. Undeniably, each weirdest and quirkiest story is compelling enough to persuade you to stop and spend some time reading it out. Hit a jump and check them out.

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1. Mom tries to sell her kids on eBay

A 30 year old Australian woman offered her two young children on the internet auction site eBay. The woman wrote a lengthy sales pitch’ that included photographs of her son and daughter both aged under 10. To the surprise of all, many people placed bids for the children. She was investigated by the Victoria police but didn’t levy any charge as the mother claims the act was a joke. Police are continuing to focus on the people who bid for the children while welfare officials continue investigating the family.

2. Nipple discovered on woman’s foot

A 22-year-old woman sought medical care for a lesion in the plantar region of her left foot, a well-formed nipple surrounded by areola and hair. Microscopic examination of the dermis showed hair follicles, eccrine glands, and sebaceous glands which means the woman has third nipple on her foot. It is believed to be the first case of supernumerary breast tissue on the foot.

3. Mom-to-be addicted to furniture polish

You surely have heard of people having strange cravings, but this one is going to take you by awe. A British mom-to-be found herself addicted to consuming furniture polish and other cleaning products. 26-year-old Emma Veness is totally aware of the harm she’s doing to her unborn child by consuming cleaning products, but she is unable to resist. The cravings apparently began when Veness’ pregnancy was only two months in. This type of disorder is known as pica that can cause autism or developmental disorders in the unborn child.

4. Movie fan has nose and ear bitten off after eating popcorn too loudly

Remember the article on weird news stories of February 2011? One of the weird news included read-Man shot dead for eating popcorn during ‘Black Swan’ http://webtablab.com/odd-stuff/weird-news-february-2011/. In yet another somewhat similar incident, the movie fanatic bit ear and nose of the person who was eating popcorn loudly. A boozed-up lawyer named Dmitry Markin, 32 in between the horror movie asked his neighbour to stop eating his popcorn loudly but lost his temper when no heed was paid. The lawyer bit the nose and ear of his neighbor. He was given a two-year jail sentence, suspended for three years by a court in Noginsk, Russia.

5.  The Adult Baby

Stanley Thornton is a morbidly obese 29-year-old man from California, US, who wears nappies and a romper suit, sleeps in a crib and plays with his Lego. A woman called Sandra pretends to be Stanley’s mummy to spoon-feed him.

6. Boy survives after being stabbed in the head with a sword

15-year-old Zhang Bin was accidentally stabbed while messing around with pals. Zhang had to endure a 250 mile drive from his home in Changsha, China to a specialist hospital where he had a four-hour operation.

7. Britain’s tallest girl measures 6ft9in, without high heels

Britain’s tallest teenage girl named Jessica Pardoe, 18 is 6ft 9in in bare feet. Her height runs in the family. Her mother Lisa, 41 is just over 6ft and dad Andrew, 43 is 6ft 7in, brother Niall, 17 is an inch taller than her at 6ft 10in, stepbrothers Liam and Ethan are 5ft and 4ft 8in.

8. Student made to write Sorry on a piece of paper and eat it during Christian worship session

A mother of seven-year-old son had to pull his son out of school after he was made to write out an apology to ‘repent his sins’ and then eat it. Horrified Celia Mullen, 46 claims her son Luis and other youngsters were encouraged to take part in the bizarre ritual by members of a ‘happy clappy’ church during a classroom visit.The school’s board of governors is investigating the incident.

9. Man dumped by fiancee after selling kidney for £12k to buy engagement ring

In a shocking incident, a man sold his kidney for £ 12,300 and spent the cash on an engagement ring for his lover only for her to dump him in the Ukraine. His fiancée dumped him when she came to know he had sold his kidney to buy the engagement ring.

10. ‘Britain’s dumbest thief’ caught on CCTV stealing cameras

A thief has been dubbed ‘Britain’s dumbest criminal’ after he was caught on film stealing four CCTV cameras. He spent four hours unscrewing the security devices from the wall outside a law firm. He was filmed looking around to check the coast was clear and he was totally unaware that he was being filmed on another camera.

11. Naked gardener given suspended jail sentence after complaints by neighbours

An elderly naturist shocked his neighbors by gardening naked and cleaning his house guttering and changing a car wheel with nothing on. Kevin Lavelle, 80 was taken before magistrates after long-suffering residents compiled a dossier of evidence against him. His victims, many of them elderly, told how his antics left them upset and extremely distressed.

12. Mother gives birth to 16lb baby

Janet Johnson at Good Shepherd Medical Centre in Longview, East Texas gave birth to what her doctors called one of the biggest new-borns they have ever seen. Ms Johnson has gestational diabetes that results in bigger new-borns for many mothers.

13. Jobseeker fined for adopting unusual method of getting job

A desperate jobseeker was fined £75 for using his initiative to find work. After getting rejected for 300 jobs in a year, Daniel Bird, 20 put up 200 posters around his home town asking employers to give him a chance. Within a week he was offered a job at Mecca Bingo but was fined £75 fine under the Antisocial Behaviour Act, the Criminal Damage Act and the Highways Act.

14. Owl crashes into window and leaves imprint

A woman returned to her Cumbrian home to find a near perfect imprint of an owl on her window. The bird had apparently crashed into the window of Sally Arnold’s Kendal home leaving the bizarre image with eyes, beak and feathers. Mrs. Sally Arnold said she could find no sign of the owl, so assumed it had flown off without serious injury.

15. Dog fakes his own death

In the 47-second clip, Rosie, the dog can be seen trying to get her pal to join in with some doggy japes, and then suddenly dives to the ground thereafter playing dead. The dog faking his death had become the internet hit.

16. Chimpanzee bottle feeds tiger cubs at Thai zoo

A two-and-half-year-old male chimpanzee named Dodo has been feeding the cubs every day for more than a year at the Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo. The chimpanzee and cub play with each other too spending more time with each other.

17. Chinese man pulls car with bowl sucked on his belly

Wu Zhilong, a 20-year-old Chinese man has the ability to pull a fully-loaded car with bowl sucked on his belley. There is no magnetic power or glue that he uses to create this suction, its just the power of his stomach muscles that he is able to leave people surprised.

18. US man tries to repair hernia with butter knife

A 63-year-old California man tried to operate on his own hernia by cutting open his stomach with a six-inch butter knife. Being apparently frustrated with the painful medical condition, the man took matters into his own hands and alarming his wife with the butter knife cut open hi stomach. His wife immediately called 911 and saved her husband.

19. Remains of man missing for 27 years discovered in bank chimney

The remains of a man who has been missing for 27 years have been discovered lodged in the chimney of a bank in Louisiana. Joseph Schexnider, who disappeared from the town of Abbeville in January 1984 after missing a court hearing over charges of possessing a stolen vehicle, was found dead after 27 years.

20. Dog bites shark off Australia’s coast

Two dogs swimming with sharks off the coast of Western Australia as the defensive action against sharks which have attacked them bit one. The man who filmed the incident could not believe it to be true but had to as he saw it with his own eyes.

21.  Monkey steals camera to snap himself

A macaque monkey in Indonesia took a camera from a wildlife photographer and snapped himself in a variety of poses.

22. Woman ‘tried to sneak inmate out of prison in suitcase

19-year-old Maria del Mar Arjona was caught trying to sneak her common-law-husband out of a Mexican prison in a suitcase following a conjugal visit. She was caught when prison guards checked her bag found inmate Juan Ramirez Tijerina who curled up inside in the fetal position.

23. Man eats 62 hot dogs to win July 4th Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut won Nathan’s July 4th hot dog eating contest in Coney Island, N.Y. He amazingly downed 62 hot dogs within 10 minutes to capture his fifth title.

24. Wife cuts off Husband’s penis and throws it in garbage disposal

 

48 year-old Southern Californian Catherine Kieu Becker is accused of cutting off her estranged husband’s penis. Ms Kieu drugged a meal and served it to her husband shortly before tying her husband to the bed and attacking him with a 10-inch kitchen knife.

25. Mexican couple takes the plunge with underwater wedding

Alberto dal Lago, 41, and Karla Munguia, 43 decided to hold their wedding underwater to raise awareness of the plight of endangered sharks. Wearing a white gown, the bride floated next to the groom who sported a bow tie over his scuba outfit. The couple exchanged rings, signaled their vows and kissed before swimming to the surface.

 

Which Weird News Story of July 2011 amazed you more than the ones listed above. Share with us!

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