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WATCH: Fast-Moving UFO Baffles Astrophotographers

The Huffington Post | Lee Speigel | Posted 01.15.2016 | Weird News

Paul and Sylvia Mayo were leaving a gas station in Darwin, the capital city of Australia's Northern Territory, in the early morning hours of June 12,...

Australian Artist Has Ear Growing Out Of Arm

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.13.2015 | Weird News

A performance artist and professor in Perth, Australia, always has something up his sleeve: An ear. For the last nine years, the artist know...

THAT'S FLOCKED UP: Cursing Sheep Shearers Under Fire From PETA

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.26.2015 | Weird News

Get the flock out of here! The Boorungie Station sheep ranch in New South Wales, Australia, is facing accusations of animal abuse from People for t...

Croc Leaves 4 Holes In One Golfer's Leg

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.14.2015 | Weird News

It's hard to get a hole in one, but John Lahiff got four holes in one -- of his legs. Lahiff, 75, was brutally bitten by a four-foot saltwater croc...

Ownership Of Penis-Shaped House Up For Grabs

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.27.2015 | Weird News

A man's home is his phallus, er, palace. A house that is shaped suspiciously like the male sex organ is up for sale near Sydney, Australia, for aro...

Say It Ain't So! 'Santa' Robs Melbourne Post Office

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.17.2014 | Weird News

While Santa Claus is busy making toys for his annual Christmas run, a man in Melbourne, Australia, has robbed a post office dressed as jolly old St. N...

Naked, Stick-Wielding Carjacker Gets Hogtied By Highway Drivers: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.08.2014 | Weird News

What a bad ass. A naked man wielding a stick allegedly smashed windows and tried to steal three cars before he was hogtied by his angry victims on ...

Knife-Wielding Man Robs Teens Of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.19.2014 | Weird News

Most thieves steal money, jewels, or cars, but a knife-wielding thug in Adelaide, Australia, is interested in a far less valuable commodity: Krispy Kr...

Drinking Vodka Saved This Dog's Life

Posted 03.12.2014 | Weird News

You're drunk, dog. Charlie, a Maltese terrier from Australia, was saved from certain death the first weekend in March by veterinarians who fed him...

Pothead Robs 7-11 With Chainsaw

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.12.2014 | Weird News

What a pothead! An Australian teenager has been arrested for robbing a 7-11 gas station with a chainsaw while wearing a flower pot over his head. ...

SNAKES ALIVE! Man Bitten By Snake 'Even Though It Was Dead'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

An Australian man kills a snake in a graveyard and this is the fangs he gets? Jake Thomas, 66, was mowing a lawn in a cemetery in eastern Australia...

2013's Most Unusual Monsters

Lee Speigel | Posted 12.31.2013 | Weird News

Monsters popped up all over the place in 2013. They came out of oceans, lakes and forests around the world. And they didn't deliberately attempt t...

Eagle Steals Camera, Records Stunning Flight For YOU

AP | Posted 12.02.2013 | Weird News

SYDNEY (AP) — A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110...

Nessie Sighting Far From Mythical Home

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.30.2013 | Weird News

The eyes of the world turned to Magnetic Island, Australia because of reports of a strange object in the seas that some suggest is the Loch Ness Monst...

Crocodile Traps Man On Remote Island FOR 2 WEEKS

Posted 09.05.2013 | Weird News

"In a while, crocodile!" has never been said with so much joy. New Zealand kayaker Ryan Blair was trapped on a small island off the coast of Austra...

LOOK: Mice Learn To Ride Skateboards (And They Can Surf Too!)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.06.2013 | Weird News

Shane Willmott must have a lot of time and patience beyond the usual animal trainer. Why else would he spend so much time trying to train mice to s...

Worst Karaoke Party Ever?

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.01.2013 | Weird News

Police in Tully, Australia, are hot on the trail of a 50-something fugitive who allegedly busted a karaoke machine with a shovel. The suspect showe...

Even in Death, Scientists Make New Discoveries

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 09.16.2013 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

Science is a cumulative endeavor. Everything we do is built upon and inspired by the men and women who came before us. Sometimes they leave threads of things we can only hope to sew into something more whole. Today I am doing some sewing.

Shape-Shifting UFO Lights Up Australian Sky (VIDEOS)

Lee Speigel | Posted 07.13.2013 | Weird News

When Drew Ryan spotted an unidentified brightly lit object hovering over Australia's Empire Bay on July 2, he quickly captured it on video as it chang...

Camera Meant To Catch Ghosts Captures Adultery, Not Apparitions

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.23.2013 | Weird News

A man in Tasmania hoping to capture evidence of ghosts in his home discovered something else going bump in the night: His girlfriend having sex with h...

The Ugliest Inflatable Sculpture Ever?

ARTINFO | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts

With a turtle-like face and ten udders hanging from its undercarriage, "Skywhale" has a strangely serene presence that belies its somewhat grotesque form. Through the unmistakable maternalism of the giant floating creature, Piccinini asks viewers to question the relationship between people, nature, and technology as well as contemplate issues relating to genetic engineering and biotechnology.

106-year-old Woman Enjoys 'Living In Sin' With 73-year-old Boy Toy

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.08.2013 | Weird News

Marjorie Hemmerde is dating a man 33 years younger, but no one is accusing her of robbing the cradle. Hemmerde is 106 and her "boy toy," Gavin Craw...

WATCH: Purse Snatcher Breaks Through Glass Window To Escape

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.01.2013 | Crime

Police in Perth, Australia, are looking for a man who stole a purse from a 50-year-old at a local shopping center along with an accomplice. One sus...

Man Fired For Wrestling Shark -- While He Was On Sick Leave

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.12.2013 | Weird News

A British man who received worldwide attention for wrestling a shark away from kids on an Australian beach has been sacked from his job as a result. ...

WATCH: UFOs Light Up The Melbourne Sky

Lee Speigel | Posted 02.11.2013 | Weird News

UFOs are reported all over the world, and over the weekend, they made an appearance in the skies above Melbourne, Australia. Three very bright obje...