Weird news


August 16, 2017

A man used the offer of a free pizza to find a girl who had been missing for three weeks.

Harry Brown from Surrey discovered that four-year-old Yvette Henley was being held in Arizona by her father Virgil Henley, 28, against a court order, which caused him to hatch a plan to reveal the pair's location.

According to the Guardian Online, Harry was asked to help with the situation by Yvette's grandparents, Gary and Kim Forester, and his quick thinking saw him trick Virgil into accepting the Italian take-away, which would be delivered free of charge, in a bid to uncover where the two were staying.

The grandparents were beyond grateful for Harry's assistance in the matter.

Gary said: "Harry, all the way in London, England, was the only one who helped and found our Yvette. Harry will always be in our family's hearts.

"Words can never express my gratitude for him."

A study has found more than half of British drivers consider tailgating to be their biggest driving annoyance.

Research carried out by Kwik Fit, who polled 2,000 British drivers, found 57 per cent of drivers can't stand those who steer very close to the back of their vehicle.

The survey has also revealed that aggressive driving is the second most aggravating issue ahead of people who fail to indicate, which was ranked third on the list of the top 20 modern-day driving nuisances.

The study has also discovered nearly 50 per cent of drivers find texting at the wheel annoying, as well as using social media while driving.

Kwik Fit spokesperson, Roger Griggs, said: "Our study into what grinds the gear of British motorists reveals that being courteous and respectful to fellow road users is extremely important to making everyone's journey a pleasant experience.

"Our latest road etiquette video featuring children on toy ride-on cars has been created to highlight the importance of road safety, and while this is being delivered in an entertaining way, there is a serious message at its heart."

A man accidentally flies to Las Vegas instead of Stansted.

Samuel Jankowsky, 29, had his boarding pass checked three times by airline staff in Cologne, Germany, but after falling asleep for an hour, the finance broker realised he was travelling in the wrong direction when he saw the plane had flown over the UK, the Sun has reported.

Once the father of two realised the error, he frantically messaged his pregnant wife using the on-board WiFi to alert her of the issue before he landed 8,500 miles away from his destination on June 30.

Samuel has claimed he was treated like a common criminal by the immigration officials in the US because of the blunder.

Samuel had to fly back to Cologne, but because he was banned by Eurowings he was forced to travel to Stuttgart for a flight home.

Samuel arrived at Stansted on July 2, which was two days later than his intended date.

Lego pieces are some of the most common objects found on the coast of Cornwall.

An exhibition called Bizarre Beachcombing, which was curated by the Friends of Portheras Cove and Centre of Pendeen community centre, has collated all of the strange pieces that have been washed up on to shore over the past 12 months, and among the discarded waste and plastic that have been found 'vintage toys' and mermaid tails are among the most unusual to be on display.

Speaking about their findings to Cornwall Live, Michelle Costello who runs Smartie-lids-on-the-Beach told Cornwall Live: "I have been cleaning beaches for three years, removing huge amounts of washed-up plastic items and rope from our beautiful beaches. Among the plastic on the tide line I often find micro-plastic, Lego, soldiers, lost vintage toys and Smarties lids."

The free exhibition, which ran until yesterday, has not only compiled details of shipwrecks over the years, but they have also collated an array of Smarties lids, as well as colourful lighters which have been found by only one person within six months.