Weird News


April 18, 2016

An owl that was trained to deliver wedding rings to a ceremony in the US crashed into the church's window.

The bird, named Max, was able to deliver the precious jewellery on time but had an accident on the way out. In video footage captured by guests in 2015, but only just posted online after going viral, the bird was able to set off okay, but after seeing the outside world through the window he dived straight through the glass without realising it was there. It's not known if the owl was badly injured after the mishap, according to Daily Mail Online, who shared the video.

A six-foot tall criminal was found hiding in his girlfriend's dishwasher after escaping prison.

Wesley Evans was found at the Timber Creek Apartments in East Texas in just his boxer shorts and handcuffs. The 20-year-old fugitive was taken straight back into custody after being on the run for 24 hours, according to local news outlet Chief Deputy Glenn Blank said: "He took out the racks and made himself a nice cubbyhole." And Terry Tootle, who owns the property, told KTRE: "That's pretty hard for a man that size to get in. He's about 6ft tall." Evans was on the run from a nearby hospital in Jasper County and was receiving treatment for his swollen hand. He is expected to face charges after fleeing the prison hospital.

A male chimpanzee named Chacha escaped a northern Japan zoo by grabbing hold of an electricity pole.

The cheeky primate went missing from Yagiyama Zoological Park and was seen by locals in the Sendai neighbourhood casually roaming the streets. In video footage which has gone viral, the chimp can be seen swinging between buildings while attached to the power line. A vet was sent to the scene and was lifted to his level in a cherry picker and shoot him with a tranquilliser gun. Chacha tried to escape, but the sedative soon got to him and he lost his grip and was seen hanging from the line. The chimp is believed to have made a full recovery, according to various reports by local media.

A couple from Australia got the fright of their life when a dangerous cassowary bird casually walked into their home on Wongaling Beach.

Peter and Sue Leach were just going about their normal business at their home in the north Queensland state when the scary creature wandered in.

Sue told AFP: "My husband said, 'Look, we've got a visitor!' and there he was walking into the house through the garage. My husband quickly ran over behind the dining table and I went outside and stood on the driveway next to the car. At the same time, I was saying to my husband, 'get the camera!' The couple, who live near a rainforest, knew that the cassowary was regularly spotted in the neighbourhood, but this is the first time it had trespassed into a house as far as they were aware.

She continued: "He didn't bump anything or look for food or the fruit bowl, which was good, and we didn't spook him at all, because they're still a wild animal and they're spooked by dogs and things like that."

Cassowaries are shy birds that live in the deep forest and usually don't come into contact with humans very often, as they escape before anyone knows they are there. So it was a "very unusual experience" for the couple.