Weird News


September 15, 2016

Weird News

A five pound catfish fell from the sky and smacked a woman on the head in Philadelphia over the weekend.

Lisa Lobree feared for her life when the hefty marine creature plummeted towards her from the clouds above and 'slammed' into her while she was going about her business. Speaking to the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, she said: "Suddenly I was slammed by something. I was like, 'What?' I was freaking out. It's probably one of the strangest things that have happened to me in my life." Lobree - who thinks the fish was dropped by a bird - spent half an hour in the shower trying to get rid of the stench. Her friend Cameron Abrams uploaded a photograph of Lobree next to the fish along with the caption: "A five-pound catfish fell fifty feet out of a sycamore, dropped by a clumsy bald eagle, and hit Lisa Lobree in the face!" Lobree shared the image on her own social networking site and wrote: "This is me after falling to the ground screaming and showering for 30 minutes to get the smell off. Only a small cut and swollen face. A memory to last forever though. (sic)"

Three crocodiles were let loose in a school in Australia.

Police are on the hunt for four men after they were caught on CCTV footage breaking a glass door at Taminmin College in Humpty Doo, 20 miles south of Darwin, on Sunday and releasing the dangerous reptiles. Wildlife rangers were called to the scene to remove the female saltwater crocodiles, whose mouths were taped up, but has admitted they may need to be destroyed. Ranger Luke McLaren told ABC local radio: "Basically skin and bones, not much meat left on them; they were really quiet and easy to catch. Really poor skin condition, like they haven't been kept in water for quite a while, haven't been fed, and one of them looked to be blind (as a result of neglect)." Saltwater crocodiles are a protected species and interfering with them is a criminal offence. The foursome could receive up to $77,000 (PS45,000) fine or a jail term of up to five years.

A rare skeleton of a dodo is to be sold at auction. Ninety-five per cent of the remains of the extinct bird were found with only the bits of the skull and claws missing.

The unique piece is expected to reach at least PS1,000,000 when it goes up for sale at Summers Place Auction in West Sussex, in November. Summers Place Auctions director, Rupert van der Werff, told Sky News: "We got a telephone call out of the blue from somebody saying they had the skeleton of a dodo and we didn't really quite believe it.

"We thought all the remains that are out there were known. It turned out that he amassed it over quite a few decades and it is just extraordinary."


Police have rescued a kitten using a half-eaten burrito.

Two officers found the starving kitty in a drain pipe and managed to save the little cat by meowing and using the Mexican treat to free it. Parlier Police Department in California posted on Facebook: "Parlier Officers Jimenez and Corona save a hungry kitten that had been trapped in a drainage pipe, this morning. The officers teamed up, got a little dirty and coaxed the kitten to safety with a partially eaten burrito. The kitten is safe in the custody of Parlier Animal Control. Officer Corona hopes to adopt the kitten and name it Burrito."