Weird News

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March 11, 2017

A man has saved the life of a shark with a 12-inch knife embedded in its head.

Ben Johnson was diving with a group of tourists in the waters of Cayman Brac in the Cayman Islands when he noticed the three-foot-long shark swimming around the sea floor.

Ben believes the shark was "asking for help" as it settled below him with the large knife lodged in its head.

He told local news station Cayman 27: "Obviously, something wasn't right and I moved in for a closer look. At that point, the shark turned around and settled right below me as if asking for help.

"People come to Cayman to see our beautiful reefs ... no one expects or wants to see a shark with a knife sticking out of its head."

Shark fishing has been banned in the Cayman Islands since 2015 and anyone caught doing so could face a whopping $500,000 fine or four years in prison.

Ben successfully removed the knife from the shark's head, and Cayman Brac Beach Resort say the creature "seems to be doing all right."

They said in a post on Facebook: "Fortunately, the shark seems to be doing all right and we even spotted him again swimming around the same reef.

"Our entire reef divers team hopes this reminds others to respect our beautiful underwater friends, which are a protected species in the Cayman Islands."

An entire town's water supply has turned pink after a malfunction at the water plant.

Residents of Onoway, Canada, were left perplexed when they awoke to find their water supply had been turned a bright fuchsia colour after something went wrong at the water-treatment plant.

Showers, tap water, and toilets were all affected by the strangely coloured liquid, which the town council ensured wasn't toxic and simply came as a result of a malfunction which caused potassium permanganate to get into the reservoir.

Writing on their Facebook page, Onoway town council said: "Yesterday, during normal line flushing and filter backwashing, a valve seems to have stuck open allowing potassium permanganate to get into the sump reservoir.

"The reservoir was drained; however, some of the chemical still made it into the distribution system.

"While it is alarming to see pink water coming from your taps, potassium permanganate is used in normal treatment processes to help remove iron and manganese, and residents were never at risk."

Potassium permanganate, also known as potassium salt, is a chemical disinfectant used to remove iron and hydrogen sulphide from well and waste water.

It's not highly toxic, but in concentrated solutions it can be harmful to the skin.

A man has completely destroyed one store's Easter egg display.

The unnamed man was spotted in a convenience store as he embarked on a rampage which saw him pick up the carefully laid out display of chocolate eggs before throwing them to the ground.

In footage obtained by the Daily Mirror newspaper, the man can also be seen hurling the annual festive treats at the walls, as well as down the aisles of the store.

Not content with destroying just one display of eggs, the man is then seen moving to a second location within the store to start tearing down yet another stack of the confectionery.

In the video which is believed to have been filmed in Rekjavik, Iceland some onlookers in the background can be heard laughing, while one man said: "He hates Easter."

Another man joked about the man's rage, saying: "He didn't get the size [of egg] he wanted."

At the time of writing, it is unknown if the man faced any consequences for his outburst, and it is also unknown what caused him to lash out at the chocolate treats.

A man has been spotted stripping naked to wash himself in the River Thames.

Commuters were left shocked and stunned at the sight of the unnamed man, who reportedly decided to strip out of his smart clothing in order to wash his body at the southern bank of the river near the Woolwich Ferry.

An anonymous commuter told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I've been getting the Woolwich Ferry to work for 15 years and I've never seen anything like this before. The bloke walked up, wearing normal, smart work clothes. Bold as brass he stripped off everything and started washing himself in the river. He stood there as if he was on Malibu Beach in the middle of summer, not the grotty south bank on a miserable March morning. It was hilarious he was just scooping water up with a can and pouring it over himself."

The man reportedly washed himself with the murky brown water for approximately 10 minutes before drying himself off and putting his clothes back on.

Another witness described the sight as "hilarious" but said they felt "embarrassed" for the man.