Category Archives: Bizarre

These are posts about Bizarre and Oddbeat topics, something out of the ordinary. Sometimes Truth is Stranger Than Fiction, and these posts reflect that.

News from a Weird World – Offbeat News 9 February 2011

 

In this latest edition of News From A Weird World you can find bizarre news stories that include a Buttock Operation Tragedy, Shooting Yourself In A Painful Place, That Stinks, Who Kidnapped JR, Malawi Bans Farting In Public, A Unique Way to Heat A Swimming Pool and more.

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News from a Weird World – Offbeat News 9 February 2011

Scottish Climber Falls 1,000 Feet and Walks Away with Cuts and Bruises

Adam Potter,  who is 36 and comes from Glasgow,  had just climbed to the summit of a mountain, when he lost his footing, and plunged 1,000 feet off a nearly vertical slope and over three rocky crags.  He recalls the fall as being “like on a water slide, only more painful”

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Scottish Climber Falls 1,000 Feet and Walks Away with Cuts and Bruises

News from a Weird World – Offbeat News 26 January 2011

In this latest edition of News From A Weird World you can find bizarre news stories that include the mystery of the Miami Grand Piano, the Smell Of Rotting Flesh, Invasion Day Protests, The Perfect Holiday Companion, a woman with a Strange Addiction and more

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News from a Weird World – Offbeat News 26 January 2011

Ocean Front Property Takes On A New Meaning

Have you heard of the Pacific Ocean Vortex or Pacific Ocean Garbage Dump?

It’s a phenomenon that was not discovered until a few years ago, but apparently the ocean currents around the world have the effect of causing anything that floats in the ocean to accumulate in a few areas of ocean, one of which is an area of the Pacific Ocean that is twice the size of Texas, or to put it another way, the land area of France and Spain combined.

Much of the content of this humongous pile of garbage is plastics, which are causing heaps of problems for sea life, not only fish but also birds, such as the Albatros.

A Dutch company has obtained financing to build a recycling facility at this site, with the intent of turning the recycled plastics into land that is not only habitable, but they plan to grow crops, harvest seaweed for medicines etc, and to make this island more or less self sufficient.

It all sounds like something out of a science fiction book, but it’s real.

You can read more about this fascinating story HERE.