Weird News


May 02, 2016

A mystery mushroom cloud has been filmed billowing from Area 51.

The extraterrestrial hotspot has been spotted shrouded in gas and it is believed a huge fire has broken out at the compound in the Nevada desert, which is famous for being the location where aliens were supposedly stored after a 'flying saucer' crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. A couple called Jimmy and Jackie took video footage of Area 51 - which the US government only confirmed existed in 2013 - from the nearby road and posted it to YouTube. In it, Jimmy can be heard saying: "We are still driving down Groom Road here and we noticed that there is, like, weird smoke over here. What could be going on?"

Dating app Tinder now allows you to organise group dates.

In a blog post, the app makers explained: "To use Tinder Social, just start a group with the friends you're going out with, and then swipe and match with other groups also going out. You can then chat with your group matches or see their status to find out what they're up to and where everyone's headed. Whether you're looking for groups you share common interests with or you're looking for a completely new adventure, Tinder Social is a better way to go out with friends."

A butcher has created purple sausages in honour of Prince.

The Purple Rain hitmaker may have been a strong vegan, but his die-hard fan Paul Kenyon thought the best way to celebrate his life is by creating colourful bangers, using food dye, and displaying them in his shop window for all to see.

He said: "It's a traditional pork sausage with purple food colouring ... I think Prince would have liked it." But Kenyon's gesture has somewhat backfired as he's been slammed by animal right's group PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) for the insensitive creation. The organisation sent the proud butcher, who runs Palace Premier Meats in Paignton, Devon, a letter suggesting he should apologise for his lack of sympathy and should try and make amends by making some meat-free purple sausages.

A man went for a run on the A3 motorway semi-naked.

The sprightly young man thought he'd give those on their morning commute a display exercising in his underwear on a grass verge near Wisley Services in Surrey. Sean Ridley, who was on his way to work at about 8 a.m., told Get Surrey: "While police were dealing with an accident, some bloke rushed out of Starbucks with no clothes on and just started doing stretches. He was in a tie and pants."