Weird News


May 27, 2017

Weird News

A pigeon has been found with a backpack full of drugs.

Police officials are believed to have intercepted the homing pigeon as it was trying to fly in to Kuwait from Iraq, and found it had been fitted with a tiny backpack in which it was carrying 178 ecstasy pills.

According to Arab news station Al Arabiya, carrier pigeons such as this one are being used more and more to smuggle drugs across borders, and it was claimed this particular bird was caught as it landed on a building conveniently close by to Kuwait's customs department in Kuwait City.

Journalist Abdullah Fahmi told the BBC that customs officials have known for some time that smugglers in the area are using pigeons to move drugs, but this is the first time they've managed to catch one of the birds.

This isn't the first case of a bird being caught smuggling illegal substances, as in 2015 guards at a prison in Costa Rica found one bird who was being tasked with flying cocaine and cannabis over the walls of the prisons to the inmates below.

Meanwhile, in 2011, another pigeon was caught attempting to carry drugs into a prison in Colombia, but failed to complete its mission as the package made it too heavy to fly properly.

Jose Angel Mendoza, the local police commander, said at the time: "We found the bird about a block away from the prison trying to fly over with a package, but due to the excess weight it could not accomplish its mission. This is a new case of criminal ingenuity."

A student is planning on selling her virginity to the highest bidder.

The 18-year-old girl, who only lists her name as Kim, has signed up to the website Cinderella Escorts in an attempt to auction off her virginity so she can finance her education as well as buy an apartment and a car.

According to the Metro newspaper, Kim's virginity is proven to potential bidders with a doctor's certificate, although the Cinderella Escorts website also invites clients to conduct their own tests to "inspect" her.

On the site, Kim states she loves Greek food, roses, and orange juice, and wrote on her profile: "I would like to study in Germany or Vienna. With the money I can buy a flat, pay my tuition fees and afford a car."

Kim who is half German and half Austrian was inspired by Romanian model Aleexandra Khefren who previously sold her virginity to a Hong Kong businessman for €2.3 million, and said she doesn't think waiting to lose her virginity is worth more than that sum of cash.

She said: "So is it really worth more than €2.3 million to give my virginity to a man who might eventually leave me anyway? To be honest, I do not believe it."

Kim has also said she doesn't mind travelling across the world to sell her virginity, as long as the travel costs are paid for.

Meanwhile, the man behind Cinderella Escorts, 26-year-old Jan Zakobielski, has insisted the girls who sign up to the site are not forced into doing anything they don't want to do.

He said: "No one makes these young women do anything they don't want to do. They have their own minds and their own opinions on sexuality."

Two Poundworld shoppers have been tricked by a hoax caller who made them crawl around the shop floor for the chance to win PS3,000.

Naomi Desmond, 24, and her mother 55-year-old mother Pamela who is disabled were involved in the humiliating prank when a caller claiming to be from a charity phoned the Poundworld store in Barnstaple, Devon, and asked it's staff to take two customers into the store room for a chance to win the cash.

Following the instructions of the caller, the store's manager and another employee threw water over the two women and drew on their face with pens, before being ordered to ride the women down the aisles in a human horse race.

According to the Metro newspaper, the humiliating ordeal lasted for two hours before the caller said the exercise had ended, and the women left the store.

However, minutes after leaving Naomi received a call on her mobile from the hoaxer, ordering the pair to return. When they got back to the store to find it closed, they were made to crawl around on their hands and knees outside for half and hour.

Eventually, staff inside the store stopped the women and phoned head office, at which point they realised the whole ordeal had been a hoax.

Pamela told the publication: "At first it was funny like a game show. It all happened on the shop floor. They were asked to get on to our backs and they rode us up and down the aisle like a horse race. But afterwards we felt embarrassed. We genuinely thought it was head office. I'm disabled so that makes it even worse and the caller knew."

Poundworld have offered Naomi and Pamela a PS200 voucher as an apology, but the women are reportedly looking to sue the discount giants.

A man has been left unable to cash in over PS5,000 of notes after his son ripped them to pieces.

The man known only as Mr Gao, from Qingdao City in China, was left shocked when he returned home from work and found his five-year-old son had discovered his stash of bank notes worth 50,000 RMB which is roughly PS5,583 and decided to tear them to shreds during a harmless playtime.

If the torn notes which he had borrowed from creditors for his business weren't enough to put Mr Gao in a bad mood, his day went from bad to worse when he attempted to take the money to the bank only to find they wouldn't exchange it for new notes because it was "broken".

The bank told Mr Gao he would need to tape each note back together and bring it back to the bank before they would be able to make the exchange.

Luckily for his son, Mr Gao understands the boy is "still young", and doesn't blame him for his mistake.

According to the Metro newspaper, he said: "I can't and won't blame my son. He's still young, so he didn't understand what he was doing."

Mr Gao now has the task of piecing back together all 500 of the notes which were ripped by his son, and has said he won't stop working until all the notes are fixed.