Weird News


December 28, 2016

A shopping centre has installed beds to enable late-night shoppers to have a well-deserved nap.

Silverburn shopping centre in Glasgow, Scotland, has partnered with Debenhams department store to offer members of the public the chance of a 15-minute power nap during the rush of last-minute Christmas shopping.

David Pierotti, GM of Silverburn, said: "As the countdown to Christmas starts to feel like it's at warp speed, we thought it necessary to introduce something that will give Silverburn shoppers that little bit of peace and quiet to refuel and get them through the final week.

"Shopping can be stressful at the best of times, so hopefully this will go a little way to helping make the experience as pleasant as possible."

A couple received a huge shock when a kangaroo jumped into bed with them.

The Australian couple heard their bedroom window smash and soon found themselves saddled up alongside the six-foot animal at their home in Melbourne.

Bill McConnell, 77, recalled the moment he discovered the animal beside him and his wife Norma. He said: "An almighty crash and the next thing we've got this kangaroo through the front window of our bedroom.

"It landed on the bed only a matter of a few feet from my wife's head. It smashed the glass, of course, so it must have taken a running jump at the window."

The duo were unsure as to what provoked the animal to burst into their house and snuggle up to them.

Bill told the Herald Sun Online: "I don't know whether it was frightened by something or whether it saw its reflection in the window - but being outside and then jumping through the window seems quite an unusual thing to happen."

A woman has discovered she is allergic to Wi-Fi and phone signals.

Kim De'Atta has admitted she struggles to socialise and become a social media savvy person as electromagnetic waves from modern technology can give her infections, cause migraines and fatigue if she is too near to mobile phones and televisions.

The former nurse discovered her rare condition when she experienced painful symptoms, including serious ear aches and lower back pain while at work, and eventually learned of the cause by doctors.

She told Somerset Live: "Most of the time people think I am mad. It is so difficult because people are not feeling it themselves."

A man has been forced to apologise because of his offensive Christmas lights.

Steve McGawley, 43, used fairy lights to draw a bell followed by the word 'end' on the front wall of his home in Blackpool and later posted a picture of his crude display to social media, according to the Metro newspaper.

While some users found the display funny, others were not as impressed.

The joke soon ended when police were called to his home and later arrested him on suspicion of a public order after he refused to take down the display.

After a long dispute, Steve eventually compromised with the police to remove the offensive lights, and instead of removing the display completely he issued an apology to his neighbours and passers-by by spelling out the words 'I'm Sorry' in lights outside his home.