Weird News


October 20, 2017

A doctor has claimed people are more likely to get hit by lightning than contract an STI from public toilets.

Dr Preethi Daniel has admitted that although germs such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea or syphilis can be transmitted through cuts on the legs or buttocks, you are more likely to be hit by electrostatic discharge while "riding a flying pig" than catching the disease.

Speaking to Healthista, Dr Daniel said: "To contract a disease such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea or syphilis, the germs would have to be directly transferred from the seat to your genital tract, or through an open wound or sore on your legs or buttocks.

"You are more likely to be struck by lightning while riding a flying pig than catching a sexually transmitted disease from a public toilet seat, so please don't worry.

"There is no medical evidence to support the transmission of any diseases from a public toilet."

A man has found a unique PS5 note that is missing the queen's head.

Ray Harris, 80, discovered the bizarre note when he withdrew it from the bank and found the image of Queen Elizabeth was missing on the small silver oval next to Big Ben, according to The Mirror Online.

After examining the note more carefully, Harris believes he has either found a unique banknote, which may be worth a considerable amount of money, or a counterfeit.

He said: "I think I got it when I went to the building society, but I definitely won't spend it.

"I thought to myself, that's got to be unusual. The machine that prints them must have either just run over it or spat it out without printing the queen's face on."

A schoolboy has been filmed struggling to collect his homework after a huge gust of wind knocked him over.

The youngster was filmed getting off the school bus, by his classmates, when suddenly the air knocked him to the ground and ripped his work from his hands, which went spiralling all over the place, Reddit has reported.

Although the youngster attempted to collect his work, the force of the wind kept him chasing his papers.

But the males peers didn't help the situation, as they continued to laugh at his misfortune.