Weird World: 12 Odd Incidents We Somehow Missed

Sometimes, you just can’t get enough milkshakes for a country.
Weird World: 12 Odd Incidents We Somehow Missed

It's a crazy world out there. Might be a controversial hot take, we know, but (looks around, surveys crazy world) yep, it sure is a crazy world out there. And we should know: we here at Cracked spend a lot of time scouring the news for crazy tidbits about what a crazy world it is just so you, our audience, can go “you, those folks at Cracked were right. It's a crazy world out there.”

But even our eagle-eyed researchers miss things sometimes. Some truly odd, baffling things. But said researchers are seasoned professionals, and when they miss things, they think: “by God! I simply must report this odd, baffling thing!” Then they sprint over to the telegram wire, dial the operator, and fax over amazing facts to our editors, urgently yelling that this news simply must be sent out in the afternoon edition (we, uh, have some remarkably old-timey tech for an internet company). 

In the UK, McD’s literally ran out of milkshakes and had to take them off the menu in a bunch of restaurants. Here’s the full story, plus 11 others:

WEIRD WORLD A Russian toddler who got lost in the woods promised not to run away again. (illustration) The 22-month-old girl was in the forest for a total of four days and, once she was found, told her mom that she'd never disappear again. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

WEIRD WORLD Chinese olympian Zhu Xueying found out that her gold meal is peeling off. (illustration) She saw a mark that looked like dirt, so she tired rubbing it to remove it, but it didn't work - then she picked at it, which made the mark bigger. CRACKED.COM

Source: CBS

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