Weird news


March 29, 2017

A man has passed his driving test after 33 failed attempts.

Christian Whiteley-Mason from Barnsley went through 14 different instructors, had 85 lessons and in more than 25 years, he's racked up a total of PS10,000 trying to get his L plate.

And now after taking his first test in 1992, he's finally passed and is in "shock".

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I can't believe I've actually finally passed after all these years. I'm still in shock!"

Looking good while working up a sweat is now more important than ever for Londoners, according to a new survey.

Research carried out by Hammerson, owners of Bullring (Birmingham), Brent Cross (London) and High Cross (Leicester) shopping centres, discovered 43 per cent of people try to keep as stylish as the Kardashians or Made in Chelsea (MIC) cast when breaking a sweat.

A third of respondents (29 per cent) admitted they invested as much in maintaining their sports wardrobe as they do their fashion wardrobe.

Fiona Campbell-Roberts said: "Sportswear and athleisure has seen massive growth as a category with fashion brands extending their ranges to include fitness clothing."

Londoners were the most style conscious with 68 per cent admitting they like to make themselves Instagram-ready like MIC's Louise Thompson, whereas 80 per cent of people surveyed in Wales are more concerned with exercising than what they are wearing.

A woman had to have an operation to remove mushrooms from her stomach.

The fungi had started growing inside her and had become lodged in the woman's gut with some having sprouted to seven centimetres long, according to reports by The Mirror newspaper.

Doctors ruled that the mushrooms had become stuck in her tummy after she claimed to have cooked dry mushrooms without soaking them and, subsequently, didn't chew them properly, either.

She was taken to hospital suffering from stomach ache and medics discovered the mushrooms had expanded and got stuck.

The woman underwent surgery to remove the mushrooms.

A barbershop in Germany is offering customers a snake massage.

Nadine Knect was one of the first people to try out the soothing session at The Haar Mode Team salon in Dresden, Eastern Germany, and was "afraid" of the slithery serpent wrapping around her, but she actually found it "pleasant" as the snake, which is made up of 90 per cent muscle, could heavily "pulsate" her tense tendons.

She told Ruptly: "In the beginning, I was a little bit afraid.

"I thought the snake would be cold. But I should say, no, it is warm and it is a very pleasant feeling when it pulsates, when it massages the neck."