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Weird Austria

Man Finds 10-Foot Python In Bag During Stroll Through Forest

AP | Posted 04.28.2014 | Weird News

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police are looking for the owner of a large python — and the driver who found it may think twice before picking the next sp...

Alleged Criminal Checks In At Police Station To See If Cops Are After Him

AP | Posted 04.20.2014 | Weird News

VIENNA (AP) — A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria — after dropping into a police station to ask officers...

Wallabies On The Loose In Austria –- Yes, Austria

AP | Posted 04.18.2013 | Weird News

VIENNA -- Volunteers are searching for a pair of wallabies hopping through Austria – yes, Austria. The kangaroo-like marsupials, which are smal...

NO MORE COWBELL: Judge Bans Ding-A-Lings From Town

Posted 07.22.2012 | Weird News

Let's hope Christopher Walken doesn't get a fever in Austria. A farmer in the Austrian town of Stallhofen has been court-ordered to remove the cowb...

FISH FAKER FINGERED: German Man Faces Prison For Fake Fishing

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.30.2012 | Crime

All Alexander Donniger wanted to do was convince his kids he was a good fisherman. Instead, Austrian officials are convinced he's a poacher -- even...

Man Saws Off His Foot To Get Out Of Work

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2012 | Weird News

VIENNA (Reuters) - An unemployed Austrian man sawed his foot off, apparently to avoid being found fit to go back to work. Hours before ...

WATCH: Austria Opens Failed Invention Museum

HuffPost Weird News | David Moye | Posted 01.18.2012 | Weird News

Necessity is the mother of invention, but is a museum dedicated to inventions that didn't work a necessary invention? Fritz Gall thinks so. A f...

Billy Goat Attacks German Tourists

AP | Posted 10.18.2011 | Weird News

AUSSERVILLGRATEN, Austria -- No buts about it – this billy goat was a pain in the butt. Austrian state broadcaster ORF reports that a German to...

Robbery Foiled – But Victim Gives Attacker Money

AP | Posted 10.11.2011 | Weird News

VIENNA -- First he pulled a knife – and when that didn't work a would-be robber persuaded his victim to hand over money with a sob story. An Au...

Thieves Steal 21 Tons Of Mustard And Ketchup

AP | Posted 09.17.2011 | Weird News

STOCKERAU, Austria -- Austrian police say thieves have made off with an unusual heist – 21 tons of mustard and ketchup. The loot was in a semit...

Weird Dating Rituals From Days Of Yore

TheFrisky.com | David Moye | Posted 09.13.2011 | Weird News

Dating is a verifiable mess these days, but oh, it was so much weirder and wilder back in ye olde times. For instance, in Austria, women used to at...

WATCH: Religion Compels This 'Pastafarian' To Wear A Colander On Head

Posted 09.12.2011 | Weird News

Religion compels this man to wear a spaghetti strainer on his head. Niko Alm, a self-described "pastafarian," has been given the right to wear a co...

Race For The Bathroom! Toilet Racing Is The Real 'Super Bowl' (PHOTOS)

AOL Weird News | Ben Muessig | Posted 01.07.2013 | Weird News

When you gotta go, you gotta go -- fast! Speed demons in Austria have given new meaning to the term "portable toilet" by adding wheels to commodes ...