Weird News


October 10, 2016

Fire officials in Texas say a man who was apparently sleeping in a dumpster survived when he and the trash in the bin were dumped into a trash truck, compacted and then hauled to a transfer station.

Workers at the transfer station in Wichita Falls saw the man tumble on Friday from the truck into a large garbage pit. Emergency responders had to lower a basket into the pit to retrieve the unidentified man, who appeared to be conscious when rescued and was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Officials say the man is in his 60s. Had workers not seen him fall into the pit, he could have been placed in another compactor before being loaded on to a truck and hauled to a landfill.

Humans weren't the only ones hunkering down as Hurricane Matthew battered Florida.

A stork apparently found refuge in a zoo bathroom. The St Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park shared a photo of a marabou stork inside a bathroom at the facility.

The zoo's Facebook page jokes in the caption, 'no species discrimination in this bathroom!' The stork wasn't the only animal taking cover from the storm.

The zoo also shared photos of young alligators swimming indoors in plastic tubs and other birds walking around freely inside a building. The zoo says it had moved all of its birds and mammals inside.

Packers tight end Jared Cook got an unappetising surprise in his order of chicken wings last week - a fried chicken head.

Cook said he found the head on Tuesday as he was at home, eating a carry-out order from Buffalo Wild Wings. He said Friday that he was eating his first wing when he saw the head and "immediately spit my food out".

He returned his order to the restaurant for a refund. The story got attention Friday after he posted a picture of the head on Twitter.

The restaurant chain said in a statement: "Buffalo Wild Wings takes food preparation, service and quality extremely seriously and we are looking into this situation. We've reached out to Jared Cook and our suppliers for more information."

Cook said when he returned the food, the workers apologised and said that his discovery meant his food was fresh.

A police document says a disturbance between two brothers at their New Hampshire recycling business led one to use a front-end loader to tip over a crane occupied by his sibling.

Peter Emanuel was later arrested after he drove away in a garbage truck. The 54-year-old Emanuel, of Bow, was being held on $170,000 bail on charges of attempted assault, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

He did not have an attorney during a court appearance on Thursday. His brother, Stanley Emanuel, jumped out of the crane before it was tipped over. He wasn't hurt.