Weird News


December 24, 2015

A cash machine gave out free money. The cashpoint at a branch of Tesco in Fallowfield, Greater Manchester suffered a 'glitch', meaning it dispensed double the money the user asked for, the Manchester Evening News reports.

A spokesperson said: "We're putting right the error made by the cash machine and will have it up and running normally again as soon as possible." The machine has been temporarily closed while the problem is sorted. It is not known what action will be taken in regards to the extra money given from the machine.

It seems only 'big' diamonds are a girl's best friend, after a man's marriage proposal failed when his girlfriend turned him down because the sparkler was too small.

A besotted boyfriend got down on one knee while hired dancers performed in front of his beloved and despite the woman initially appearing overcome by the performance - on a street in Chengdu, the capital city of south-west China's Sichuan province - the man opened the ring for her to see, and she was less than impressed. A screenshot of a WeChat conversation allegedly between her and a friend was later leaked online and the girlfriend says: "But he agreed to buy me a diamond ring as large as one carat. Why was this one so small? Is he so careless or has he ever cared about me?"

Those planning diets for 2016 could put more weight on than non-dieters, according to leading Weight Loss Hypnotherapist Michael A Cox investigated the eating patterns of those people planning on dieting in the New Year.

He explained the possible consequences of planning a New Year diet, and said: "Most people look at weight loss or dieting as something negative, something that represents sacrifice. This is why many people that want or need to lose weight will actually consume more over the festive period. They have communicated to themselves that they are going to diet or from an evolutionary perspective, experience a famine, and are over consuming as a way to prepare."