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Woman walks out of a bar and awakens to find herself in cardboard box at a landfill

Irving, Texas police are trying to determine how a half-naked woman found in a cardboard box at a city dump found herself in such a strange predicament. Municipal landfill workers stumbled upon the woman about 9:00 AM on Saturday morning. The woman was wearing only a T-shirt and told police she had no memory of how she ended up in the box or at the dump. In fact, a missing persons report was filed with the police mere hours before she was discovered. According to the woman, the last thing she remembered was being out on the town, partying with a girlfriend in Dallas. The victim’s friend went to get their car, leaving the woman with a man who agreed to stay with her. When she returned, the

Saudi man receives 1000 lashes for “insulting Islam” – punishment postponed while he recovers from first beating

Raif Badawi just can’t keep his mouth shut. The Saudi Arabian man boldly denounces his government and runs a progressive Facebook page where he discusses hot Saudi topics like atheism and women’s rights. When Badawi created a web forum for liberal Saudis, the government of Saudi Arabia said “enough” and found Badawi guilty of “insulting Islam (i.e. apostasy) and sentenced him to 1,000 lashes. Problem is, 1,000 lashes would kill a man so the sentence had to be split into 20 sessions of 50 lashes each. Crowds gathered before the Al-Jafali mosque in Jeddah this week and watched jubilantly as Badawi, hands bound and stern-faced, took his weekly 50 lashes (to be carried out each Friday for twenty weeks). The second set of fifty lashes came due but a

Hong Kong smuggler caught with 94 iPhones taped to his body

On January 11, an wily immigrant from Hong Kong drew officials’ suspicion after they noticed the man walking funny, as if he had joint stiffness or sore muscles. They noted that the man, who was attempting to enter China’s border city of Shenzhen from the Futian Port, looked like he was weighed down even though he was only holding two plastic bags in his hands. They directed the man through the airport-style metal detector and to nobody’s surprise, the alarms sounded. The man was searched and it was discovered that underneath his clothes, his body was covered with tape and plastic bags. Pulling back the plastic wrapping on the man’s chest, stomach, back, legs, and groin, officials found 94 iPhones taped to his body. The stash

This terrifying video cannot possibly be real – can it?

Well-known Vine phenomenon, Logan Paul, notorious for his humorous vines, posted this video last week that has a lot of people concerned – and others applauding his work. In the video below, Paul dodges a speeding car, jumps as another car passes under him, then does an immediate dive to allow a fast-moving pickup truck to drive over him. Seems impossible - yes?  Paul’s a known gymnast so the stunt is not totally out of the question. Then again, it has to be fake because, well, he’s still alive. Hats off to Logan – real or fake – we don’t care.  Very bizarre video that scares the heck out of us. Man dodges, jump, and dives under speeding cars Sources: Logan Paul

Bizarre accident – man fighting fire dies after accidentally swallowing molten lead (1755)

A no more unusual circumstance than swallowing molten metal can be imagined but in fact, there are many recorded cases of people swallowing molten metals (both by accident and as a method of torture). After a particularly unusual incident in Plymouth, a series of experiments were conducted on dogs, cats, and fowl to determine the effects of swallowing molten material. The case that sparked the interest within the medical community was the death of Henry Hall who accidentally swallowed molten lead while fighting a lighthouse fire in 1755. The death of Henry Hall 94-year-old Henry Hall was a lighthouse keeper who worked on the Eddystone Lighthouse in the English county of Devon. At around 2:00 AM on December 2, 1755, Hall discovered that a spark from a

Why have more than a dozen human feet washed up on the shores of the Pacific Northwest?

Note: See updates at bottom or article. As of 2014, police say they do not think a serial killer is responsible for the mystery feet but can’t totally rule out the possibility after the 15th human foot washed up on the shores of the Seattle waterfront this week. Since 2007, an average of two human feet per year have washed up on a 125-mile of shorefront along the Pacific Northwest. The human foot found on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 was wearing a size 10-1/2 white New Balance tennis shoe and was found on the shore at Centennial Park, just north of downtown Seattle. The first mystery human foot was found on August 7, 2007 on a beach at Jedediah Island by a young girl who found the foot

Nowhere to run – family car catches on fire inside safari park’s Lion enclosure

The Clements family, mother Helen and her two children, found themselves in an unusual, and harrowing situation this week after their car caught on fire during a visit to the Longleat Safari Park, a drive-through safari park in Wiltshire, England. With horribly bad timing, their car burst into flames while the family was parked inside the lion enclosure watching the lions.  Clements told reporters: “It could have been in the flamingos or the camels but no, it had to be in the lion enclosure.” The family believes the car caught on fire while they were parked because it overheated. Initially Clements believed the smoke was steam but as it darkened, she realized the car was on fire. She sounded the car’s horns and began to exit the vehicle when

Unexplained – Cherry tree seeds sent to space station grow into mutant plants on earth

As part of an educational program for Japanese children, several cherry tree stones (the hard inner layer that contains the seed) were carried to the International Space Station by Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata in November 2008. Once returned to earth, the seeds were planted in various locations throughout Japan with expectations that the cherry trees would mature and blossom several years later. Surprisingly, and with no scientific explanation, the plants somehow blossomed years earlier than expected - and with a bizarre mutant flower formation that nobody has seen before. The cherry tree stones were collected from dozens of trees across Japan with a carefully timed plan in place. Once the seeds returned to Earth (after eight months orbiting in space), the children would replant them and

Arkansas man arrested after accidentally butt-dialing intended victim allowing him to overhear details of his murderous plot

Butt-dialing someone is always embarrassing but when you accidentally dial your intended murder victim, allowing him to overhear all the details of your devious plans, things can get downright nasty.  That’s exactly what happened to 68-year-old Larry Barnett, who was arrested last week in Jonesboro, Arkansas after butt-dialing his intended victim allowing him to overhear all the details of Barnett’s plot to murder him.  Police were contacted by a man who told them he received a call at 12:30 PM from Barnett.  The man told police it sounded as if Barnett had “unknowingly made the phone call”.  The intended victim said he overheard Barnett give another man directions to his home in Paragould along with instructions on what he wanted done to him. “I don’t care

Officials stunned to find 24 solid gold bars stashed in bathroom of commercial Boeing 737 airplane

There’s gold in them there crappers!  Yesterday, an aircraft maintenance crew at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, India were conducting routine maintenance on the lavatory of a Jet Airways Boeing 737 when they were stunned to find two bags containing a stash of 24 solid gold bars in the airplane’s bathroom. “It was quite a surprise.  The bars were packed in bags so we did not immediately know what it was. The bags were inspected and found to be gold.” The flight had traveled from Mumbai to Thailand's capital Bangkok, before returning to Kolkata for the night.  Officials said the bars weighed 53 pounds and appeared to have originated from the United Arab Emirates.  The value of the bars was estimated to be $1.2

British: Dead MI6 agent found padlocked inside own gym bag probably a self-inflicted accident

In a classic WTF moment, the ruling on the death of MI6 espionage agent Gareth Williams has been changed. Originally the secret code breaker's death was ruled a “unnatural and likely criminally meditated act” after his lifeless body was found stuffed inside his own padlocked gym bag. Now British police say that Williams’ death was “most probably” an accident. Williams’ naked and decomposing remains were found inside his locked sports gym bag in the empty bathtub of his Security Service safe house apartment in Pimlico, London on August 23, 2010 after coworkers reported the GCHQ code-breaker had been out of contact for several days. The case has baffled British investigators because post-mortem tests consistently failed to produce any credible DNA traces — or even evidence that

At least 42 dead and hundreds injured during wave of giant hornet attacks in China

Forty-two people have died and thousands have been injured in a wave of giant hornet attacks in central China. Victims of the bizarre attacks, which began about three months ago, described being chased for hundreds of yards by the creatures and stung as many as 200 times. The giant hornets can grow up to three inches in length and as thick as a human thumb. Their stingers can reach nearly ½ inch in length.  In the city of Ankang alone, 18 people have died from the stings which, like America’s “Killer Bees”, are highly toxic and can lead to anaphylactic shock and renal failure (as if you wouldn’t die from sheer terror alone). Most of the attacks have occurred in the wooded areas of southern Shaanxi

For Sale: Bizarre Cold War bunker home located underneath the streets of Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is fertile breeding ground for the strange. Now that this bizarre, personal Cold War bunker has hit the residential market, you can add this creepy Hobbit-like underground home to your list of places to see on your next visit to Sin City. At this sprawling home for sale at 3970 Spencer Street, just east of the Las Vegas Strip, you can golf, barbecue, swim, relax in a hot tub, dance under a starry sky and make breakfast while gazing at the mountains - all while 26 feet underground. The unusual home is a 5,000 square foot subterranean villa situated inside a 15,2000 square-foot bunker. It was built in the 1971 (and still retains a 70's Brady Bunch décor) and features a heated pool, four-hole

New York garage worker drives car into empty elevator shaft – plummets over three stories and survives

A Manhattan garage worker survived when the car he was driving plummeted three and a half stories down an empty elevator shaft. The unidentified worker, who was driving a black Audi in the Sterling Garage on E. 80th St., thought the elevator bed was on the fifth floor and drove the car into the elevator opening. His car plunged down the elevator shaft and became stuck, upside down, between the first and second floors. The man escaped by climbing through the car’s moon roof and was helped out of the shaft by other workers. He was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Firefighters worked to remove the car from the shaft throughout the day last Thursday. Strangely, it is not the first time

Father and son discovered hiding in remote jungle after fleeing from Vietnam War 40 years ago

This week, a small party of sightseers in the Tay Tra district of Quang Ngai province in central Vietnam, were travelling through a remote forest when they unexpectedly discovered 42-year-old Ho Van Lang and his 82-year-old father, Ho Van Thanh, wearing loincloths made of bark with homemade wooden axes in hand, trekking through the woods searching for firewood. Looking like real-life versions of Tarzan, the group were concerned for the two men’s’ safety. Authorities were contacted and a team put together to track and find the wild men. After the two men were found and brought back to a nearby village, authorities were stunned to find that the pair had been living in the wild, with no contact with the outside world, for over 40