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It’s Halloween, so here’s some true stories that are worse than fiction

It’s Halloween, a time for trick or treating and telling ghosts stories, but sometimes fact is weirder than fiction. Our researchers have found some shocking true stories that just have to be read to be believed, here they are: House of horrors (H.H. Holmes) Dr Henry Howard Holmes was one of the first widely publicised American serial killers. He confessed to killing 27 people, although it is thought that his body count could be as high as 200. (more…)

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Australian woman charged with bestiality

We hear about some odd things from around the world, but this latest one that has just come out of Australia is straight from the top drawer of odd events.

Apparently a 25 year old woman has been charged with having sex with her dog and has appeared in Brisbane court charged on three counts of bestiality. If that was not enough she has also been accused of trafficking and being in possession of a dangerous drug. Police claim to have found videos which allegedly show her having sex with her dog.It seems that it was when police were investigating the text messages they located the videos of Driscoll allegedly having sex with the dog.  (more…)

Driver runs over his own head after dropping lit cigarette in car


We are being constantly reminded about the dangers associated with smoking cigarettes and there has been a campaign to try to introduce legislation to make it an offence to smoke in a car. Well the dangers were highlighted by a Colorado man who set fire to his jacket whilst smoking and he stopped the car he was driving in an attempt to put out the jacket fire. This is when his troubled really began!

Tattooed teaching assistant sent home on first day at school

Charlotte Tumilty

A teaching assistant who thought that she had landed a good job at a strict catholic school was in for a shock when the staff took exception to her body art. She is covered in tattoos including her fingers, feet, legs, back, all her arms hands and neck, and was told by the deputy head that they were inappropriate. She is reported to have said that “I have numerous tattoos I am a walking sketch book full of art.” (more…)

Brazilian Wandering spider found in Waitrose home delivery

Brazilian Wandering spider

Not exactly what you thought you may find from Britain’s top supermarket Waitrose, but it does go to show that when they say their bananas are from Brazil, well they surely are.

It all happened to a shocked South London family that had received a home delivery from Waitrose, when they discovered the world’s most lethal spider in a bunch of bananas that the father of two was unpacking. Shocked, he dropped the bananas into a fruit bowl, managing to trap the spider by the leg in the process. Looking up the spider he was horrified to find out just how deadly it was and he and his wife called Waitrose.

Mind the train doors, well you should in Russia

stuck in train

Horrific pictures of a Russian pensioner stuck in the doors of an underground train shocked waiting passengers as the train left the station at Dmitrovskaya near Moscow, four miles later to arrive at the next station.


Woman finds 3 inch leech in her nose after Asia holiday

It’s hard to imagine that you could have a 3 inch creature in your nose for a month and not realise it! Well a backpacker from Scotland who had been seeing the sights of Vietnam and Cambodia found on returning home that a leech had found a nice comfortable new home in her nose!

Dwarf stripper gets bride-to-be pregnant on her hen night


Hen nights, as well as Stag nights, can be great fun and the participants’ often get up to all sorts of innocent mischief, but we imagine few hen nights will have the consequences that befell a Spanish bride to be, who confessed she had slept with a dwarf stripper on hers!

The lure of a “Big Mac” and a bunch of flowers leads two girls into trouble

Luke Maslen

We all love a Big Mac and the ladies love to get flowers, but for two teenage girls it was going to take them into adventures with a school teacher that would eventually send him to prison.

The two girls, one of whom was below 16 years at the time were, unknown to them, being groomed by flirty Twitter messages being sent to them, followed up by trips to McDonalds. The twenty four year old school teacher, Luke Maslen eventually had sex with both pupils, neither of whom can be named for legal reasons.

North Yorkshire rollercoaster decapitates deer – covers passengers in blood

Ultimate rollercoaster

People love it, some have severe reservations, but passengers riding on the Ultimate rollercoaster in North Yorkshire got more than their share of excitement on Saturday.

The Ultimate ride at Lightwater Valley theme park near the city of Ripon is one of the most popular in the world and the longest rollercoaster in Europe and has a track length of 1.5 miles with a terrifying drop of one hundred feet, it first opened in 1991 and it is fair to say that it has had a number of incidents in that time.

38% of 18 to 24 year olds have sent an inappropriate selfie while 87% of parents believe that their child hasn’t or wouldn’t


Taking naked selfies has become a hot topic over the last month after hundreds of celebrities got their iCloud’s hacked, private photos stolen and distributed over the internet. Online voucher code website My Voucher Codes wanted to find out the public’s stance on naked selfies and if they had ever send any inappropriate selfies as part of their ongoing research into the impact of social media and technology on our lives.

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