Weird News Wire

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

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.

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Edward Gamson is an American dentist whose dream has always been to visit Granada, Spain, but a booking error sent him somewhere completely different! Also, Shipwreck hunter Steve Libert claims that he’s found Le Griffon, a 335-year-old sunken ship! 

Considering it takes about 5 minutes for all of the passengers to exit and enter the train, the cleaners only have 7 minutes to clean one of the 300 trains that are in service every day. Also, a fastidious UK teen is upset with a new incorrect commercial. 


A man in Brazil slapped an opossum this week. When Antonio Rodrigues Mororó was hosting a party at his house, he was informed an opossum was on his porch frightening a pregnant woman, so he decided to slap the animal away. The only problem? Well, other than why would you try and slap an opossum, is that the opossum he slapped wasn’t an opossum at all. It was a porcupine.

Considering it takes about 5 minutes for all of the passengers to exit and enter the train, the cleaners only have 7 minutes to clean one of the 300 trains that are in service every day. Also, a fastidious UK teen is upset with a new incorrect commercial. 


A hospitality company is looking for applicants for the job of Fort Ruler at No Man’s Land fort in the middle of the sea.
Located between the Isle of Wight and the English coast, No Man’s Land fort was originally built in 1867 to guard against a French Invasion. The fort was decommissioned in 1957, and has since served as a private residence, and a luxury hotel.