Weird News

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May 09, 2016

An alligator has been spotted ringing a doorbell. The four-metre long reptile crept up to the blue door of a house in South Carolina and used his tail to balance himself as he stretched and pressed the white button.

The incident was filmed by local man Gary Ridge, who was out walking his dog near his home. He told ABC News: "(It) looked like he was really trying to make an attempt to get over the fence and into this woman's pool in the backyard. It went over to the house ... up around the doorbell." But resident Jamie Bailey wasn't home and was shocked when he heard of his strange visitor. He added: "I thought it was a joke. I mean, who would have thought? An alligator!"

Notes from management reprimanding a misbehaving Walmart employee called Shane have gone viral.

Photographs published on image-sharing site Imgur under the conversation 'My coworker at the Walmart deli causes a lot of trouble for management', reveal the hilarious tricks the supermarket worker has been getting up to on his shift. One note read: "Shane, quit putting price tags on the deli equipment and trying to sell it to customers, management." Another said: "Shane, stop implying Walmart keeps 'the good stuff' in the back, management." And a message penned in red on a whiteboard adds: "Shane, stop putting out samples named as 'mystery meats'." One commentator on the site mused: "I don't care how fake this is. It genuinely made me laugh out loud."

CChris Gaither described the moment a burglar cried ''like a little baby'' when he shot an intruder at his home.

The 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Alabama, shot the burglar in the leg with a 9mm handgun at his house last Wednesday morning when he heard someone upstairs. In an interview with broadcaster WVTM, Chris said: "When he was coming down the stairs, that's when he told me he was going to kill me, f*** you and all that. When I pulled the gun out, I guess he didn't think it was a real gun 'cause he didn't worry about it, he just kept on walking. I shot through the hamper he was carrying. It was a full metal jacket bullet. It went straight through the back of his leg. He started crying like a little baby." Police investigating the incident have not released the name of the culprit, who was taken to Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. Giving a message to the burglar, Chris said: "I hope you learn your lesson coming to this house trying to steal stuff."

A woman wanted to be a real-life giraffe. Sydney V. Smith encased her neck in 15 copper rings for five years in a bid to elongate her limb to replicate her favourite animal, which was inspired by a trip to Thailand and Burma, where she met Kaan Lahwi tribes who wrap coat hangers around their throat.

Speaking to The Huffington Post about her animal aspiration, the Los Angeles-born female said: "I got it up to nine or 10 inches. But I started missing the things I used to do before, like hiking, running and swimming. With these rings, I can only go in waist deep [in the pool]. "[But] I've always had a long neck." However, Sydney found her body disfigurement made her unsociable. She explained: "A fast lane change is scary when you don't have free range of movement."