Weird News


September 23, 2016

A grandmother was made a prisoner in her home for three days by a pesky seagull.

The 80-year-old woman was casually putting her washed laundry out to dry when the vicious seabird started attacking her leg.

In reaction to the incident, Barbara Cox ran into her home in Brighton and phoned the emergency services.

The old lady ended up staying inside her house for 72 hours hiding out. She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: " Two seagulls swooped down on me and one attached itself to my leg. I was terrified - I'm 80 years old. It came down and grabbed me on the leg with its claws. It pecked me and caused me to bleed."

She continued: "It seemed like they were attacking forever, but it must have been a minute or so. I fell back trying to fight them off, then managed to get up crying and saw the blood on my leg, and went inside to get it washed and sterilised. It was horrible. I was too scared to go outside of my house for three days."

A Royal Canadian Mint employee reportedly smuggled CDN$180,000 worth of gold in his rectum.

Investigators said on Tuesday, 35-year-old Leston Lawrence has been accused of thwarting the company's high security. The Ottawa Citizen reports that Lawrence faced "a number of smuggling-for-cash charges, including theft, laundering the proceeds of crime, possession of stolen property and breach of trust." A decision will be reached by Ontario Court of Justice Judge Peter Doody on November 9.

A dead cat has been turned into a handbag.

A New Zealand artist, Claire Third, decided to create a furry cross body bag out of the carcass of a fluffy feline because she thought the house animal had a "nice face", although the body was "squashed." Claire auctioned off the couture piece on the online marketplace Trade Me, which described the item as "artistic passions and desire to engineer the surreal, particularly using feral and domestic felines". Speaking to Stuff newspaper, Claire said: "He had a particularly nice face, and the rest of him was squashed." The bag has reportedly been sold for AU$400.