25 Wacko News Stories From Our Sick, Sad World

Catholic exorcists just don’t want to work anymore.
25 Wacko News Stories From Our Sick, Sad World

It's not that unusual for people to enjoy this list of odd facts, but it's worth noting that it was inspired by a Tumblr blog. It is also worth noting that the majority of this list is made up of facts that are not particularly strange, which might make it less exciting for the more dedicated fan of strange facts. But that is why there is a section called “Extremely Strange and/or Improbable” at the end. It's because if you're going to be a fan of facts, then you're going to need to be prepared to accept a lot of the ones in between “very strange” and “extremely strange and/or improbable.” You're also going to need to be prepared to be disappointed, as there are very few facts on this list that are genuinely unknowable, and many of the ones that are “strange” are really only strange because they have been mangled into something strange by the people who enjoy this list of odd facts.

High school principal takes care of 12 horses, citing old Montana law.

A Montana high school principal had to take care of 12 students' horses thanks to an old law. CRACKED.COM The Montana law says that if a student rides their horse to school, the school principal has to feed and tend to the horse through- out the day.


Man prevented from graduating over $4.80 fee receives diploma 60 years later.

It took a man 60 years to graduate high school thanks to a $4.80 book fee. Billing St Credit Card delewers - من - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - JUNE - - - - - - - - - - LAIS - - OVERDUE - - adidas adidas - - الإسلاميم - - - The - to Ted Sams, 78, was prevented FOX - 2 - - . e - - from graduating in 1962 be- - cause he was suspended five days before the end of the CRACKED.COM semester


NYPD removes 8,000 bees from the side of 3 World Trade Center.

8,000 bees had to be removed from the side of 3 World Trade Center. CRACKED.COM The swarm of honeybees was removed without inci- dent by NYPD beekeepers and relocated to an apple orchard. Without a hive, and brood, the swarming bees are not as defensive.


Scientists brace for first glimpse of world that constantly burns.

NASA found a planet with a hellish, fiery surface. CRACKED.COM The planet 55 Cancri e orbits so close to its star that gravi- ty has locked one hemi- sphere in permanent searing daylight, hot enough to melt rock, and the other in end- less darkness.


Woman tries first proper meal after 23 years of only eating potato chips

A woman in England is finally trying a real meal after eating nothing but potato chips for 23 years. CRACKED.COM 25-year-old Zoe Sadler has subsisted mostly on potato chips and buttered white bread since she was toddler because other foods left her feeling sick. Thanks to hypno- therapy, she is able to enjoy everything she's been missing.


Six percent of Americans think they could beat a grizzly bear in hand-to-hand combat.

6% of Americans think they could take a grizzly bear in a fight. CRACKED.COM Eight percent of Ameri- cans believe they could beat a gorilla, an ele- phant and a lion in a fight, and 9 percent think that a crocodile is hardly a worthy foe.

Relevant Magazine

329 years later, last Salem 'witch' who wasn't is pardoned.

The last Salem 'witch' has been pardoned, 329 years later. GRACKED.COM Massachusetts lawmakers formally exonerated Eliz- abeth Johnson Jr., clear- ing her name 329 years after she was convicted of witchcraft in 1693 and sentenced to death.

AP News

Malaysia Airlines will operate its first flight powered by used cooking oil to Singapore this Sunday.

Malaysia Airlines will operate their first flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel: cooking oil. CRACKED.COM Their first commercial flight with sustainable fuel will be a return flight using a Boeing 737-800 between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore on June 5th.


FT’s How To Spend It magazine rebrands as big spenders go out of style.

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The Guardian

Bankrupt Slough Borough Council spent £28k on HQ's plants.

A council that declared bankruptcy last year spent £28,000 on indoor plants. EXTRIM CRACKED.COM Slough Borough Council bought the 200 now dy- ing plants for its £41m Observatory House HQ, which is being gutted and sold off to cut the council's debt.


BBC apologizes after trainee posts 'Manchester United are rubbish' on news ticker.

The BBC had to apologize for putting 'Manchester United are rubbish' on their news ticker. MA N СС H&E CRACKED.COM The mistake had ос- curred as someone was learning how to operate the ticker during a ten- nis news update and was writing random things not in earnest.


A man developed sudden amnesia after having sex with his wife.

A man got amnesia 10 minutes after having afternoon sex with his wife. GRACKED.COM The 66-year-old man be- came distressed after he saw the date and thought that he'd forgotten his wedding anniversary, when in fact he'd celebrated it with his wife and family the day before.


City councilor says theft of his pickup truck shows need for more police funding.

A Calgary councilor says the theft and destruction of his pickup truck indicates Calgary needs more policing. чх PENDARVIS Crowereux - CRACKED.COM Coun. Dan McLean's truck was swiped literally while  back was turned at a city council event, and found total- ly destroyed and strewn with drug paraphernalia.

Calgary Herald

Taiwanese math teacher gives hardcore calculus lessons on Pornhub.

A Taiwanese teacher is giving math lessons on PornHub. pa a,o' 1517 J a,o2 (s) o2 V260 Não  R. [T(x)- CRACKED.COM Chang Hsu's decision to do special things in special places to attract students' attention by posting class- es on an adult video web- site has paid off with near- ly 2 million views.

Taiwan News

France Bans Gaming Terms Like 'eSports' To Maintain Language Purity.

France banned gaming terms like 'eSports' to maintain their language's purity. CRACKED.COM Going forward, official government communica- tions will use more tradi- tional terms such as 'joueur-animateur en di- rect' in place of 'streamer,' which literally translates to 'live player-host.'

Nintendo Life

Yellowstone Visitors Cause Traffic Jam Watching Majestic Bull Elk… Pee On His Own Face.

An elk peeing on his own face caused a traffic jam at Yellowstone. CRACKED COM Rutting bulls can some- times tinkle on themselves in order to douse them- selves in their scent and attract females, and hu- mans love to watch the majesty of nature unfold in front of them.

Whiskey Riff

No one wants to work anymore.

Catholic exorcists complain that there are too many possessed people to handle. CRACKED.COM Burnt-out Catholic ex- orcists complain they face long lines of 'pos- sessed' people, and lit- tle support from bish- ops. Sounds like they need a union.


ANC councilor arrested for allegedly killing his predecessor; he was “chief mourner” at his funeral

A South African councilor allegedly killed his predecessor, and showed up at the funeral. GRACKED.COM The councilor was one of the chief mourners at the funeral of the person he is accused of killing. Не was also part of the ANC delegation that visit- ed the family to mourn his killing.


Fox News guest suggests "ballistic blankets" to stop children getting shot.

A Fox News guest suggested parents and schools should invest in ballistic blankets to keep children safe. CRACKED.COM Former FBI agent Maureen O'Connell suggested that in- stead of buying children toys and games, parents should invest in the classroom to make it safer. This includes colorful blankets that obscure the classroom windows.


Occult club registration rejected after complaint it may summon Satan to University of Adelaide.

A university rejected the registration of an Occult club after complaints it may summon Satan. CRACKED.COM The club for pagans, witch- es and Satanists says its affiliation with the Ade- laide University Union has been rejected because of a complaint its members may summon the devil onto campus.


Boris Johnson accused of changing ministerial code to ‘save his skin.’

Boris Johnson amended the ministerial code, removing the need for ministers to resign. CRACKED.COM Ministers will not always be expected to resign for breaching the code of conduct, under new sanc- tions, they could apolo- gize or temporarily lose their pay instead.

The Guardian

Someone Stole Seth Green's Bored Ape, Which Was Supposed To Star In His New Show.

Seth Green's new NFT show is in jeopardy after his Bored Ape jpeg was stolen. GRACKED.COM Green was robbed of sever- al NFTs this month after succumbing to a phishing scam and took to Twitter to plead with DarkWing84, who bought his ape from a scammer, to return it.

Buzzfeed News

Atwood responds to book bans with ‘unburnable’ edition of Handmaid’s Tale.

Margaret Atwood created an 'unburnable' edition of 'The Handmaid's Tale' amid book bans. CRACKED.COM Atwood took a flamethrow- er to the tome to demon- strate her works' resilience. Auction of the fire-resis- tant edition comes ahead of an expected US Supreme Court ruling reversing the right to abortion.

The Guardian 

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