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Man Reads Own Obituary In Newspaper

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

An 81-year-old man in Sweden got the shock of his life when the newspaper he was reading reported that he was dead. Sven-Olof Svensson was reading ...

Inmate Busts Out Of Prison To Go To Dentist, Turns Self Back In: Report

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.02.2013 | Weird News

In prison, the tooth can hurt. A 51-year-old Swedish inmate broke out of prison in November "because he had a toothache and wanted to go the dentis...

Public Masturbation 'OK' In Sweden, Lawyer Says

Posted 09.18.2013 | Weird News

Public masturbators in Sweden now may be able to get off without charges. A recent court ruling in Sweden's Södertörn District Court suggests th...

Drunk Moose Terrorize Sweden

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.17.2013 | Weird News

Looks like Sweden could benefit from a chapter of Elkoholics Anonymous. A scourge of drunk moose are terrorizing the nation, multiple media outlets...

WATCH: Man, 82, Gets Stuck In Car Wash

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.12.2013 | Weird News

An 82-year-old in Vaxjo, Sweden, made a big splash recently when he got stuck in the car wash at his son's gas station. Tage Schill went into the d...

Swedes Freezes Their Butts Off In 48-Hour Icy Endurance Test

AP | Posted 02.10.2013 | Weird News

STOCKHOLM -- Six contestants have braved butt-numbing cold and boredom to win an annual ice pole-sitting contest in northern Sweden. Two women and fo...

THE LISTENING DEAD: Surround-Sound Coffins Now Exist

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2013 | Weird News

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish man has designed a coffin with built-in speakers linked to a music playlist that can be updated by the living. ...

WATCH: Elk Swimming Pool Rescue

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.09.2013 | Weird News

An elk in Sweden nearly froze after getting stuck in a swimming pool near the city of Linkoping. Emergency rescue crews needed to use ropes and lad...

105-year-old Woman Invited To Attend Preschool

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.27.2012 | Weird News

Age is just a wrong number for a 105-year-old woman in Sweden, who was just invited to join a preschool. Anna Eriksson recently received an accepta...

Train Delayed Due To Sex

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.14.2012 | Weird News

When it comes to sex, there's a difference between pulling a train and delaying a train. An amorous young couple in Morrum, Sweden, did the latter ...

How Did That Eye Get In The Middle Of Her Forehead?

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.11.2012 | Weird News

If the eyes are the window to the soul, what does it mean when a sixth grader has three of them? If nothing else, it could mean it's time to hire a di...

WHAT A PAL: Man Serves Prison Time For Convicted Friend

AP | LOUISE NORDSTROM | Posted 09.30.2012 | Weird News

STOCKHOLM -- A man convicted of smuggling in Sweden outwitted his jailers by sneaking in a friend to serve most of his yearlong sentence, prison offic...

It's Not An Underwater UFO, But Could It Be A Nazi Anti-Sub Device?

Lee Speigel | Posted 09.11.2012 | Weird News

When the strange object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea was first spotted, some thought it might be a UFO that crashed into the waters between Sweden ...

Perfume From Sweat? That's One Artist's Stinky Plan

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.06.2012 | Weird News

A new perfume is sure to raise a stink from fashionistas because it's going to be made from sweat. Not just any sweat, mind you, but the sweat from...

Swedish Team Hunts For 'Ghost Rocket' UFO

Lee Speigel | Posted 09.04.2012 | Weird News

While America celebrated the annual end-of-summer rite known as Labor Day weekend, a team of researchers spent the time searching a lake in northern S...

HE'S BAAAAD: Alleged Sheep Rapist Wanted In Sweden

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.27.2012 | Weird News

Police in Ronneby, Sweden, are on the lookout for an elderly man who has been accused of having sex with a sheep. The man -- who an eyewitness desc...

Why Did Someone Hide A Scalpel On A Swedish Bus?

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.19.2012 | Crime

Nils Persson, a resident of Lulea, Sweden, became the victim of a bizarre act of bus sabotage Monday night when he sat on a seat that contained a hidd...

DOWN THE DRAIN: Thieves Fail In Pointless Bathroom Robbery

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.17.2012 | Weird News

To the casual obsever, a courthouse seems like the worst place to rob and a toilet seat seems the silliest thing to steal. Yet, two thieves in Kris...

Swedish Professor Charged With Aggravated Assault For Eating Wife's Lips

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.22.2012 | Crime

A 52-year-old professor in Stockholm, Sweden, who allegedly sliced off his wife's lower lip and ate it, has been formally charged with aggravated assa...

Lee Speigel

Underwater Mushroom-Shaped UFO Still A Mystery

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 06.17.2012 | Weird News

The unidentified circular object that has held the world in a viral grip for a year probably isn't an alien spacecraft after all. Over the past few...

HORUNGE! Bear Catches Swedish Man With His Pants Down (WATCH!)

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.13.2012 | Weird News

A man taking a night-capping whiz outside his summer cabin was surprised to see a giant bear pop out of the moonlight. Since nobody got hurt, this ...

Swedish Woman's Secret Sex Chamber Mistaken For Crime Scene

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.12.2012 | Weird News

A Swedish mom has a face that is 50 shades of red ever since police came across a secret sex chamber she set up at an abandoned military bunker near t...

Lee Speigel

Divers To Plunge To The Depths Of Baltic Sea To Examine Mystery Object

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 05.31.2012 | Weird News

A mysterious cylindrical object is sitting 300 feet at the bottom of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland, and nobody knows what it is -- yet. ...

Wrong Margareta Winberg Invited To Swedish Minister's Dinner

AP | Posted 06.25.2012 | Weird News

STOCKHOLM — Sweden's environment minister thought she had asked the country's former agriculture minister to attend a glam dinner. But the invit...

Swedish Man Blames Nutmeg Overdose For Llama-Like Spitting Attack

HuffPost Weird News | David Moye | Posted 03.30.2012 | Weird News

An excess of one common seasoning has left a Swedish man spitting mad. The man, a 28-year-old from Gävle, a city in eastern Sweden, was behind a s...