Weird News Wire

The funniest and strangest news stories and viral videos from around the world, served up on one big weird platter.

Abbey Road studios has put up a 24-hour live feed of the crosswalk The Beatles made famous on the cover of their 1969 album Abbey Road, and it is engrossing. You can watch thousands of tourists frustrate the local drivers! 

In May 2013, a two-week-old hippo was found nearly dead in Zambia. Now, a year later, that hippo’s all grown up and is being released back into the wild. This great recovery story was made possible, in part, due to a friendship with two dogs. Douglas, the orphan hippo, arrived in pretty bad shape at the Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust, a nonprofit wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. While at CWET, Douglas met his best friends, two adorable dogs!

The Weirdest — and Funniest — Stories About Sex! You’re welcome, Spotify. 

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As a member of the SWAT team in Chongqin City, China, 29-year-old officer Hou Weilin is on call 24 hours a day, and when
you’re keeping the peace you don’t really have time to go to a studio to take photos. So, instead he brought his bride to be, Li Jinyang, to work. And the result is far and away the least boring wedding photos we’ve ever seen.

The Malaysian city of Kuching, when translated, means “cats”, so it only makes sense that it would be home to the world’s greatest Cat Museum. The museum consists of over 2,000 items, ranging wildly from the incredibly cute to the incredibly creepy. The museum traces the history of cats back 5,000 years, and covers pretty much all the cat ground you would need - from tattoos, to food, to the grave. Even the entrance is a silly looking cat! What do you think of this cat museum?

The funniest bits from Sketch Comedy groups around the world. The whole world! Now playing on #Spotify. 

When 23-year-old Joseph Pleban found out he had to have his left foot amputated, he decided to say goodbye in an unorthodox way. He created a hilarious Facebook page and photo album called “The Last Adventures Of Joe’s Left Foot.” Back in 2008, Joe learned that he had PVNS in his left ankle. PVNS is a rare disorder that causes painful benign tumors and degenerative arthritis on connective tissue. After six years and two rounds of unsuccessful surgeries, Joe opted to have his ankle removed.

Supporters of the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi, Japan have concocted a clever plan to raise money for the struggling Zoo — by starting a clothing label called Zoo Jeans. 

A mall in Thailand has been taken over by fish. Bangkok’s New World Mall was shut down in 1997, and then in 1999 a fire left the 4-story building without a roof. The roofless mall accumulated years and years of rainfall, which flooded the basement and lower floors, which in turn created a horrendous breeding ground for mosquitoes.
So, the mall’s neighbors threw some fish into the pond to eat the mosquitoes. Now, thousands of koi and tilapia populate the 1,600 square-foot pond.