Weird News

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January 26, 2016

A frozen man has been brought back to life.

Don Smith saw his son Justin Smith lying in the snow last February and thought he was dead after he left a social club in the town of Tresckow, USA, at 10 p.m. It's thought he had been lying there for 12 hours and paramedics agreed with the assessment that his heart had stopped. However, when the doctor was called to pronounce Justin dead he ordered efforts to revive him, and that evening - after hours of chest compressions and a machine that warms the body and circulates oxygenated blood - Justin's heart began to beat on its own and he opened his eyes 13 days later. Doctors assume his revival was possible because his body was kept so cold, and there is a growing body of evidence that the cells inside the human body do not immediately die when frozen.

A Buddhist monk who went on the run from the law has been jailed for slashing 162 car tyres during an angry rampage.

Julian Glew, 45, had lived in a tent in the woodlands for 20 years but lashed out at the parked vehicles in Pocklinton, east Riding of Yorkshire, because he was upset he had stepped on a bug and killed it. Glew has been sentenced to 11 weeks in prison, after he pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal damage and failure to surrender. Judge Fred Rutherford said his actions were "not those of a person who lives for a peaceful co-existence".

A runaway cow sparked a police chase in New York after fleeing a slaughterhouse.

The mad moo managed to make its escape from the Archer Halal Live Poultry and Meat Market on 165th Street, but the bovine beast obviously hadn't thought ahead about his escape because he looked lost wandering around 175th Street. Several Twitter users and puzzled pedestrians recorded video footage of the farm animal walking around Jamaica, Queens. Fortunately, neither passersby nor the cow were injured during the chase, but the massive mammal was eventually captured and taken back to the slaughterhouse. Following the cow's antics, one Queens resident, Atiya Lilly Gassaway, started a petition for the animal to be spared slaughter. The petition has attracted nearly 400 signatures at the time of writing.

A flock of sheep ended a high-speed police chase in New Zealand.

Four fugitives tried to lose police after being stopped for speeding and driving illegally with no number plate. According to officers, the car chase went on for 90 minutes through Central Otaga, South Island. However, the runaways soon came to a grinding halt as a farmer moved his sheep from one field to another, blocking the entire road. Senior Sergeant Paul Enoka told the New Zealand Herald the sheep just so happened to be in the right place at the right time.