News - Oddities

Woman Turns Breast Milk Into Jewellery

4 years ago /

Forget a lock of hair or a hand print, the new way to remember your newborn is with jewellery made from breast milk. Designed by mother-of-three Allicia Mogavero founder of Mommy Milk Creations, the bizarre keepsakes encase the mother's milk in a variety of pendants, rings and bracelets. Alicia enjoyed breastfeeding her...

Scientists Discover Brain Surgery Done 2,300 Years Ago

4 years ago /

Scientists have discovered evidence of 2,300-year-old surgical procedure on two ancient skulls. The skulls, unearthed in the Altai Mountains of Siberia, belonged to the Pazyryk nomadic tribe and showed clear signs of recovery after brain surgery. Using similar tools and techniques, scientists now plan to recreate the same, high-risk procedure - albeit...

Would You Live In A House Clinging To A Cliff?

4 years ago /

A design for a home anchored to a sheer cliff face offers a striking vista. But what would it take to live in such a place, asks Jon Kelly.

Nigerian Graduate Who Held Up Sign Advertising Himself At Waterloo Station Handed Dream Job

4 years ago /

A graduate who held up a sign advertising his skills to commuters at Waterloo Station has landed his perfect position after his direct approach to job hunting paid off.  

Man Locks Wife In Bathroom For 3 Years For Giving Birth To A Girl

4 years ago /

The Indian woman found with overgrown nails and torn clothes could not open her eyes in the sunlight.

China Opens First Ever Prison-Themed Restaurant

4 years ago /

Fancy a bit of Kung Pao in the clink? Tianjin city in China has opened its first ever prison-themed restaurant and has had customers queuing to experience life as an inmate.

An Encounter With An Estate Agent Changed My Life - Kayode Amusan

4 years ago /

Hon Kayode Jelili Amusan, business­man and former member of the House of Representatives is into auto dealership, construction, prop­erty and hotels.

One Of Ten Girls Raped Or Sexually Abused Worldwide - UN

4 years ago /

One in 10 girls around the world - or about 120 million in total have been forced to have intercourse or take part in other sexual acts, with rates higher in sub-Saharan Africa than other regions, according to the United Nations.

Man Jailed For Phoning And Texting Ex-girlfriend 21,807 Times

4 years ago /

A 33-year-old French man has been sent to prison after phoning and texting his ex-girlfriend 21,807 times, admitting that, with hindsight, "it was stupid".    

India Girl Marries Dog To Ward Off Evil Spirits

4 years ago /

An 18-year-old Indian girl has married a stray dog as part of a tribal ritual designed to ward off an evil spell.

Black Mum Gives Birth To White Baby In Odds That Baffled Midwives

4 years ago /

When the midwife presented Catherine Howarth with her new baby, she was convinced she’d been given the wrong child.

Man Born With Head Upside Down Defied Doctor To Become Motivational Speaker

4 years ago /

Resourceful Claudio Vieira de Oliveira knows more than a thing or two about overcoming adversity.

University Students ‘Made To Wear Anti-Cheating Helmets’

4 years ago /

Students in Thailand appear to have been forced to wear helmets to prevent them from cheating during exams.

Ice Bucket Challenge Causes Water Shortage In Scottish Island

4 years ago /

The water system on a Scottish island shut down - because so many people took on the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Former World's 'Tallest Man', Leonid Stadnyk, Dies Aged 44

4 years ago /

A Ukrainian Leonid Stadnyk, who briefly held the record as world's tallest, but gave it up to live as a recluse, has died aged 44 due to complications from the condition that saw him never stop growing.

Doctors Remove Skeleton Of Baby Left Inside Mother For 38 Years

4 years ago /

An Indian woman is thought to have had the world's longest ectopic pregnancy after doctors removed the skeleton of a baby that had been inside her for nearly four decades.

Indian Doctors Baffled After Eight-Year-Old's Fingers Swell To Giant Proportions

4 years ago /

An eight-year-old boy has left doctors baffled after his hands swelled to giant proportions and now weigh more than two stone.

Japanese 111-Year-Old Becomes World's Oldest Man

4 years ago /

A Japanese man born months before the Wright brothers carried out the first human flight was recognised Wednesday as the world's oldest male at the age of 111.  

Nigerian Graduate Holds Up Sign Advertising Himself At Train Station And Gets A Job Interview

4 years ago /

A graduate has been inundated with offers of interviews after taking a radical approach to job hunting.

Baby Factory: NSCDC Smashes Fake Clinic In Akwa Ibom State

4 years ago /

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Akwa Ibom State Command has smashed an organisation which operates fake clinic, where young girls are kept for men to get them pregnant and the children sold after being born.