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6 weird things that happened this week

Sentient tumbleweeds, a selfie shatters a priceless statue and sucking toes – it’s all the bizarre news stories you need to know about.

JIM MORRISON ONCE asked: “Where’s your will to be weird?”

Here at, we know that a way takes a will. And we’ve got plenty of will to be weird, so we’ve found a way.

All the week’s weirdest, williest news selected carefully, divided up and presented specially for you. 

Find a way.

A man has landed in hot water in North Carolina – after sucking a woman’s toes in a Wal-Mart. The man, who is wanted by the police, convinced women he was a podiatry student, before attempting to put their feet in his mouth. He persuaded women to try on various pairs of shoes, then attempted the toe-sucking. Toe-curling stuff. (Associated Press)

Scientists have discovered a new, bizarre type of eye. Called the “glasshead barreleye”, it has evolved weird but highly specific optics. It is found in a fish in the Southern Tasman Sea, up to 1000m deep – meaning there is very little light. @In order to capture all the directional light, the fish have basically evolved mirrors inside their eyeballs – reflector eyes. Someone call Arcade Fire. (

Outta control tumbleweeds in Colorado have trapped families in their homes. People can even jump from their first floor windows into piles of tumbleweeds below, according to the Colorado news report. Not gonna lie, that sounds amazing. (



A tiny, sparsely populated island in the Pacific is home to countless WWII relics. The small island, Mili, is in the southeast corner of the Marshall Islands and is populated by about 300 people. It was once under Japanese Imperial Army control during WWII – and time has passed but the artefacts of war remain. It’s basically a military museum on a Pacific island. When do we book our holidays again? (Yahoo! News)

A couple in Delaware are wanted by the police for having sex in public behind a bin in daylight hours on St Patrick’s Day. Two young revellers in Newark got down to it on the Saturday morning of Gaelic celebrations. This really throws that whole “Patty’s Day/Paddy’s Day” silliness into sharp relief. This is the real issue. Yep. Definitely this. (

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A student in Milan shattered a Greco-Roman statue after sitting on its lap while taking a selfie. The security guards discovered the vandalism at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera on Tuesday morning, and CCTV caught the perp. Luckily, it was a 19th century reproduction rather than the real thing. Still, can we all agree selfies have jumped the shark now? (Mirror)

Hey you! Yes, you. You! Spotted any bizarre news in your local area? Let us know on pretty please with a cherry on top. Share the wealth! Ah, go on! 

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