Weird News

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January 11, 2016

A man who used a drawing of a penis as his signature "for a laugh" has lost a five-year battle with Australian authorities for it to be recognised.

Jared Hyams scrawled the provocative - and hairy - moniker at the bottom of a form for the Australian Electoral Commission as a joke but will be breaking the law if he continues to use it.

He said: "When I did this signature, all of a sudden the s**t hit the fan. I was receiving letters and phone calls telling me I couldn't have it. I thought, that's interesting, why not? I thought it would be a laugh; they would approve it and next year I would sign something different."

A Brazilian streaker has ran through the Vatican wearing nothing but his backpack.

The Papal Basilica of St Peter in Rome was targeted by the man - who is a 44-year-old nurse called Luis Carlos Giampoli - and as he ran through the shocked congregation, he shouted: "Dear brothers and sisters, I am from Brazil!" A video has emerged online which shows a bare-bottomed Luis wearingjust a black backpack and waving his hands in the air as security attempts to grab hold of him.

The streaker was detained by Vatican gendarmerie and admitted to a psychiatric ward in Rome's Santo Spirito hospital.

A bottle of water collected from a puddle in Newcastle is selling on ebay.

The Drummond Puddle began trending on Twitter as #DrummondPuddleWatch after a savvy local worker spotted people awkwardly trying to navigate their way around the mini pond, and set up a secret camera to film the funny scene.

The puddle attracted 20,000 views and while the live broadcast is now over, people are bidding for the mucky bottled water, which is now priced at PS23. The seller writes: "Own your piece of the worlds most famous puddle. Extremely rare. You cannot drink this water, it's for decorative purposes only. It would look beautiful displayed on your mantelpiece."

A learner driver with 51 points on her licence has not been banned from the road.

The unnamed woman from Oxford, England, was given three speeding offences while travelling in a 30mph zone as well as seven offences for not providing driver details, the Daily Record newspaper reports.

She tops the list of drivers not banned from the road, despite reaching the limit of 12 points on their licence.

A spokesperson for the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency said: "In a small percentage of cases where the driver has accumulated 12 or more penalty points, the agency understands that a court can exercise its discretion and not disqualify the driver.

"In the majority of these cases, magistrates may have decided to allow drivers to retain their

entitlement to drive where it is considered that disqualification would cause exceptional hardship."