Weird news


November 03, 2016

A woman won $1 million on a scratch card after moaning at her husband for wasting money on them.

Glenda Blackwell called her spouse Buddy a "fool" when he asked her to buy him two tickets for the Powerball lottery, but later had to eat her words when she won the jackpot.

Admitting to getting aggravated with her husband's gambling ways, she bought the Carolina Millions card in a bid to prove her point about wasting money, but instead received the biggest shock of her life.

She told WLOS: "I had to eat my words, but they were worth eating. So, I was very happy."

Glenda admits that the family had been struggling with money problems and is relieved that she can now buy their family a home and will also help pay for her two granddaughters to go to college.

Despite winning the jackpot, The 57-year-old insists she still isn't a fan of scratch cards and won't be purchasing anymore.

Britain's loneliest dog has finally been adopted after years in shelters.

Bud, a seven-year-old greyhound-collie cross had been in a dog home for more than 1,000 days before being rescued by dog lover Ian Corns, who fell in love with his new furry friend after seeing him on Paul O'Grady's ITV show For the Love of Dogs.

His new owner told the Metro newspaper: "When I saw Bud on the Battersea programme, I couldn't stop looking at him. His character shone through and he reminded me so much of our old collie-cross, Rune."

Bud had been given to Battersea Old Windsor home when he was just six months old and it is believed that his size may have been the reason for the delay in getting a new owner.

Kaye Mugha, the centre manager at Battersea Old Windsor, said: "Since Bud arrived at Battersea, the charity has rehomed more than 5,500 dogs - yet Bud was constantly being overlooked.

He's such a wonderful dog with a great personality. But as soon as Bud appeared in Paul's show, the phone started ringing off the hook.

"When we spoke to Ian and his family everything seemed to click into place - they're a great match for him."

A study conducted by HMV online to find out what the scariest horror film scenes over the past six decades were has proved the spine-tingling head-spin scene in the 1973 horror classic was the scariest scene in cinema history, with 18 per cent of the 2,000 people surveyed ranking it as the most chilling clip.

The Exorcist was followed by the shower scene in Psycho, which came close to being ranked the most horrifying movie with almost 17 per cent.

Silence of the Lambs and The Ring were also among the top ten terrifying titles, whilst the rocking chair section in Woman In Black came in 10th place.

Further research from the study has revealed that 45 per cent of people switch their lights on after watching a scary film in a bid to dispose any repetitive horror memory.