Weird news


November 15, 2016

An Atlantic Goliath Grouper fought back after being reeled in by a fisherman.

A man - who was known as Dustin - was attempting to capture an Atlantic Goliath Grouper in Florida, America, and when the large creature was hooked, it tried to escape and threw the fisherman overboard.

Footage of the event has since been obtained by the Daily Star newspaper, which sees an onlooker quizzing Dustin on whether the breed of fish, which are known to swallow Great White sharks whole, are known in his hometown.

The woman said: "Where are you from, Dustin?"

To which he replied: "South Dakota."

The woman added: "Do they have those in South Dakota?"

He said: "No, they do not."

A replica landscape of Mars was unveiled at London's Trafalgar Square last Monday morning.

Artists worked overnight to lay a giant 400 square-metre canvas over the surface of the capital's iconic landmark, complete with matching geology and the Airbus Mars Rover prototype called Bridget.

Surface imagery from the Martian planet was used to create the huge canvas and took a team of artists and engineers two months to painstakingly produce the replica rocky landscape featuring craters, ravines, and canyons.

Commuters and tourists awoke to see the nation's most famous public square turned into an intergalactic scene. The out-of-this-world artwork was revealed to be a marketing campaign by National Geographic to launch thrilling new docu-drama, MARS, which was scheduled to air last Sunday at 9 p.m.

Kirsty Howell, head of PR at Fox Networks Group UK, commented: "It is no longer a case of if, but when we will reach the Red Planet, and this will happen within our lifetime. National Geographic is going further, as pioneers committed to pushing boundaries, and our thrilling new docu-drama MARS blurs the line between the future and reality in a gripping way never before seen on television."

A sea slug with a transparent head and 13 legs has been discovered in Bali.

The mystery animal, which reportedly has a mouth filled with spiky teeth, has been found feeding on the bottom of the sea bed in Indonesia after footage obtained by a diver was released.

The unusual creature has since been identified as the native sea slug, which is also known as Melibe viridi, according to the Mirror Online.

According to Sea Slug Forum, the creature can grow to more than 12 centimetres in length and uses its transparent head to lure in their prey.

Lydia Bright was camouflaged against the London Eye on last Monday.

The Only Way is Essex beauty spent four hours being painted by renowned camouflage artist Carolyn Roper while freezing in the cold with just a Lycra bodysuit to keep her warm, all to mark the arrival of Now You See Me 2 to DVD.

Explaining her reasons for partaking in the shoot, Lydia said: "I've always been a fan of magic and tricks of the eye, so when I got asked to be part of creating an illusion, I jumped at the chance."

Referring back to the shoot itself, Lydia said: "We conducted the shoot first thing in the morning, and I had to brave the cold (and the wet paints) in just a one-piece Lycra bodysuit. Luckily, the paints washed out of my hair first time round, which is a good thing, considering I had to rush off for filming afterwards."