News - Oddities

Court Dissolves 20-Year-Old Marriage Over 'Sex Starvation'

3 years ago /

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos, on Thursday dissolved the 20-year-old marriage between Mr Adetoro Onipede and his wife, Olubunmi because she starved him of sex. President of the court, R.I Adeyeri, said that, “all efforts to reconcile the couple had proved futile as the petitioner insisted on divorce. “Both parties are...

 

Man With 17-Hour Erection Has 3 Pints Of Blood Drained From His Penis

3 years ago /

A man with a 17-hour erection had to have three pints of drained from his penis to relieve the problem. Jason Garnett, 23, described the situation as 'pure agony' and said he could only watch in horror as a doctor stabbed a cannula into the side of his manhood. He was diagnosed...

Introducing iShoppers Online Meal

3 years ago /

Are you in Abuja and searching for a platform where you can order grocery products, take-out foods, drinks and more and have them delivered at your door in your specified time? iShoppers is the perfect solution! At your fingertips is a platform to enhance your purchases at a ‘Best Value for...

 

Ethiopian Woman Has The Largest Lip Disc In The World

3 years ago /

When scouring through far-flung corners of the world, you never know what you might find. This month, an Australian film crew lead by cinematographer Abrahem Joffe stumbled upon the world’s largest lip disk in the remote valleys of southern Ethiopia. Joffe told Daily Mail the crew were filming a documentary series for...

800,000 Bees Attack, Leaving One Person Dead, Four Injured

3 years ago /

One bee after you is bad enough. What about thousands? A man in Arizona died after being stung more than an estimated 100 times. An exterminator said based on the size of the hive, there were about 800,000 bees. Douglas Fire Chief Mario Novoa said his department answered a call Wednesday morning and...

 

Couple With 130 Plus Grandchildren And Great Grandchildren Die Within Days Of Each Other

3 years ago /

A couple with a record-breaking family were buried together today - with many of their 130-plus grandchildren looking on.  Hans and Josie Schaffer, who died three days apart, had so many grandchildren and great-grandchildren they had difficulty keeping track of them.  Son Jonathan - one of their 11 children - said at...

 

13 Year Old Boy Hacks Into School Computer System To Get Answers For His Homework

3 years ago /

Most 13-year-olds resort to farcical excuses to avoid handing in homework. Why not hack your school's online system and take the answers directly? And if it's going to take months of filling your piggy-bank to buy the newest Xbox game, why not hack an online store and lower the price to...

Woman Covers Her Entire Car In Human Hair

3 years ago /

Talk about a hairy ride. A hair stylist has achieved a new Guinness World Record by covering her car entirely in human hair. Maria Lucia Mugno, 44, spent over 150 hours sewing the strands of hair to both the interior and exterior of her vehicle to take the title for the...

Daniel’s Family To Sue Amosun Over Descendant Claim

3 years ago /

The paternal lineage of the former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Oje Olowobaiye descendants, on Thursday threatened to sue Governor Ibikunle Amosun for claiming that Daniel hailed from Isoko, Delta State. The family said if Amosun could retract the claim and cause it to be published in print media and...

Russian Doctor Beats Patients With A Stick In An Attempt To Cure Their Addictions

3 years ago /

A Russian doctor has come up with a bizarre treatment to help people with addictions - literally beating them with a stick. Patients with a range of issues - including sex addicts and workaholics - can now see a counsellor to receive up to 60 lashes on the buttocks with a...

Dimeji Bankole Loses 7 Year Old Daughter To Sickle Cell Disease

3 years ago /

 Sad: Former Speaker, Dimeji Bankole loses 7year old daughter to sicklecell, Family releases statement! This is the release from the family YEWANDE SEMIAT BANKOLE – 7yrs- Female. With gratitude to Almighty Allah and with heavy hearts we announce the demise of our daughter Yewande Semiat Bankole aged 7yrs at a London hospital. Yewande...

 

Lynsey De Paul, Singer-Songwriter And Ivor Novello Winner, Dies Aged 64

3 years ago /

Lynsey de Paul, singer-songwriter, Ivor Novello winner and TV personality, died in hospital on 1 October at the age of 64. Although the cause of death has not yet been confirmed, she had complained of severe headaches and it is thought that she may have had a brain haemorrhage. The singer scored...

Remi Oyo Passes On

3 years ago /

Oluremi Oyo, veteran journalist, editor and two-time managing director of The News Agency of Nigeria has died. She was aged 62. She died yesterday in London, after a protracted illness, according to family sources. The cause of death was not disclosed. Oyo, who also was special assistant, media to President Olusegun Obasanjo, was...

Ebola Victims In Liberian Village 'Rise From The Dead' Causing Panic And Fear Among Locals

3 years ago /

In what sounds like a bad horror movie, residents in a small village in Liberia believe they’ve seen two female victims of the killer disease walking the streets. According to the UK Mirror. Villagers in Liberia have been left panic-stricken after Ebola patients rose from the dead. The two women, in their...

Terrifying Moment Shows Actress Hiding On Roof From Intruder - Only For Him To Appear Behind Her

3 years ago /

A Los Angeles woman fled onto her roof when a transient broke into her home Wednesday and terrifying photos have revealed how close the intruder came to finding her. Melora Rivera bravely crawled onto her Venice roof and had the wherewithal to take her cell phone and call police. 'Once I saw...

The 'Snake Boy' Who Has Shed His Skin Every 41 Days Since He Was Born

4 years ago /

Ari Wibowo sheds his skin like a snake every 41 days and must constantly smear his body with moisturiser to stop it hardening and seizing up. The Indonesian teenager has a rare skin condition that doctors in Indonesia have been unable or unwilling to treat and which has left him with...

Florida Woman Surgically Adds Third Breast In Bid To Become Reality TV Star

4 years ago /

A 21-year-old woman has paid $20,000 to surgically add a third breast in a desperate bid to become a reality TV star. Jasmine Tridevil was rejected by 50 doctors before she found a willing surgeon who would perform the procedure which violates ethical codes, she claims. Now, she has hired a camera...

Teacher Captures An Anaconda After It Ate His Friend's Dog

4 years ago /

A maths teacher waded into a shallow river and captured a 17ft anaconda hours after it snatched his friend's dog from the bank. Sebastien Bascoules, who lives in Matoury, French Guiana, hauled the 175lb snake onto land in nearby Montsinery, after a friend phoned him with news of his beloved pet,...

Newborn Girl Freed From Inside A 7 Inch-wide Sewer Pipe After Mother Gives Birth In A Toilet

4 years ago /

A newborn baby girl has been discovered wedged inside a sewer pipe at a Chinese university after her student mother gave birth and then fled, leaving the child behind. Police believe that the young woman hoped to hide the pregnancy by leaving her helpless daughter to fall down the toilet at...

 

Photo Of The Day

4 years ago /

Baby hamadryas baboons reach for milk bottles at a zoo...