Weird News


July 11, 2016

An American woman woke up with a British accent after she underwent surgery on her jaw.

Lisa Alamia has been diagnosed with foreign accent syndrome - a rare neurological disorder affecting less than 100 people worldwide - after she went under the knife six months ago, but is hoping her original dialect will return. Speaking to KHOU TV, she said: "I didn't know the reaction I was going to get from people. So I didn't know if they're going to judge me. Are they going to think I'm lying or even understand how I'm speaking?" Alamia - who was born in Texas - has admitted her new accent has been getting her down because family have been poking fun at her and accusing her of putting it on. She explained: "People who don't know me, they're like, 'Hey, where are you from?' 'I'm from Rosenberg.' "They're like, 'Where is that?' I'm like, 'Right here in Rosenberg'. 'Oh, you're from here? How do you talk like that?' So that's where the whole story comes up."

A man has found out his ex-boyfriend is getting married via social media.

A couple weeks ago, a video went viral of a policeman proposing to his boyfriend at Pride in London, according to the Mirror Online. However, one witty tweet stood out from a man named Jacob, who requested that the video stop being posted because his ex-boyfriend was the one being proposed to. Jacob told the Mirror Online: "It was really strange to see it everywhere and on every social media channel I opened, hence my tweet that was intended to be totally tongue in cheek." Although he does support the happy couple. He said: "I am really very happy for him and I think the way he was proposed to is amazing, and he's very lucky."

A flight was delayed for seven hours after a woman demanded an instant divorce.

Passengers on a Rossiya Airlines flight from Moscow to Vladivostok, Russia, were livid after being left stranded at Vnukovo airport when the frantic traveller announced she wanted to end her marriage there and then, according to Russian news outlet RT. Flight attendants spent an hour trying to convince the lady to calm down, but had no luck. Eyewitnesses, said she told them: "I am not in the mood to fly now." Due to safety regulations, the 500 passengers were forced off the flight. Irritated travellers took photos and videos of the ordeal, demanding the airline to punish the unnamed woman for the inconvenience she had caused.

Barclaycard has launched 'DanceBots' a UK-wide DNA hunt to find the nation's music tastes.

The DanceBots will be featured at the 10-day music festival at 'Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park', where artists such as Take That and Stevie Wonder and VIPs will be making and sharing their very own DanceBots. Music fans can take part at and share their results on social media with the hashtag.