Most of us are into the routine of starting the day by going through the news. However, there are times when you wonder if it’s just a clickbaity title by the sub-editor or if the news is as strange as the headline makes it sound.
Some of these most outrageous news stories floating around in the last few years, each one weirder than the other. As bizarre as they are, they provide a chuckle once you recover from the shock. Please take a good look at these real stories and tell us whether you found them exciting, strange, or a bit of both!
Toad Vomit Lozenges
In June 2020, a lucky bidder took home Sir Isaac Newton’s medications and came upon the causes and cures for the common plague. The manuscript sold for a whopping $108,083 was written right after Newton had returned to Cambridge after spending two whole years in self-quarantine to protect himself from the plague. The document may not turn out to be of much use during the ongoing pandemic. The prescriptions may drive away a few diseases. It combines the mixture of toad vomit and powdered toad!
The Five-Year-Old Lamborghini Driver
Rick Morgan, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper, pulled over an SUV, which was traveling 51 kilometers per hour. The car was cruising on the lanes on Highway 15 near Ogden, Utah, in May 2020. While the trooper thought it could be a medical emergency, there was something adorable and unbelievable waiting for him. A five-year-old boy was lodging onto the edge of the driver’s seat and could hardly reach the pedals, and his head was stopping short of the dashboard.
The child got the keys to the family car while his teenage sister enjoyed some quiet moments of sleep. He had driven at least three kilometers across town before finding his way at the freeway. He also informed the officers that he was planning to reach California and buy a Lamborghini. We do wonder how he would achieve that with just $3 in his pocket!
The Flight to Nowhere
On at least three instances in the summer at the Songshan Airport in downtown Taipei, they allowed 60 passengers to complete formalities. Everything from the check-in, collect the boarding passes, clear the security, wait at the gate, and board an airplane in China Airlines Airbus, the passengers did it all.
It might surprise you to know that the airplane got to nowhere. The groups were contest-winners, and the prize of winning was to let them spend a day at the airport. Their prize ended when the passengers boarded, putting an end to their journey. Flight attendants greeted them, they spent time buckling up and sitting on the tarmac, and they headed back home!
The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist
The news of a heist always catches the fancy of everyone. And we are curious to know how someone pulled off the massive feat. However, here’s a heist that would leave you in chuckles. Between the years 2011 and 2012, there were as many as 3,000 tonnes of sweet stuff worth $18 million stolen from storage facilities in Quebec. Richard Vallieres was sentenced to an eight-year sentence and was slapped a $9.4 million fine in 2017. Two other men were sentenced to two-year jail terms. However, the stolen amount only comprised only one-tenth of Quebec’s maple syrup reserves.
The Balcony Marathon
Elisha Nochomovitz, a restaurant server at Balma, France, promised himself that he would compete at the Barcelona marathon on March 15, 2020. However, the ongoing pandemic disrupted the best-laid plans. He found a way to create his record of sorts, ran 42 kilometers at his 23-foot balcony.
It took him six hours and 48 minutes to cover the distance. He just stopped short of a three-and-a-half-hour marathon best. He shared his feat on social media and inspired others bound by the four walls but could still achieve their goals.
The Woman Who Ate a Diamond Ring
This was something that comes straight from a spy thriller as a 29-year-old Jenna Howell of San Diego, Calif., and was traveling on a high-speed train running away from some sinister characters. Her fiancé asked her to hide the engagement ring quickly.
Howell then swallowed the ring just the way he said. She woke up, and it seemed like she was in a dream! However, she also noticed that the ring was missing. A quick trip to the ER and an X-ray confirmed that she had swallowed the ring in her sleep. While the ring was out of her system with some help from the medical professionals, it just goes to show that our dreams are more real than we care to think!
Well, these are some of the weirdest news you could ever hear! Tell us whether you have ever heard something as weird or even more so!