Ah, the wonders of the modern world! Every day, it seems, we are presented with a new story that leaves us shaking our heads in disbelief. From Frank Zappa’s diagnosis of prostate cancer in 1990 to the discovery of a mysterious eyebrow-raising muscle in dogs, it’s clear that the world is full of surprises.
And then there’s the downright bizarre – like the Russian bomber who was killed by a spam text message wishing her a happy new year, or the polaroid company that had to warn people not to shake their photos, as suggested by OutKast’s hit song “Hey Ya”.
These stories and more are collected here, a testament to the wild and wonderful world we live in. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this list of the strangest, most inspiring, and most unbelievable stories from the last few years. Enjoy, because there is no way the world will ever get weirder than it is right now!
Mexican club Atlético Celaya denied female player Maribel Dominguez due to Fifa’s gender divide.
Yankees: No Beards, No Problem.
Tune in before sundown – AM radio won’t last the night.
OutKast wrong: Polaroid says don’t shake it.
Short legs, curved ribcage, strong jaws: Meet the Badger-Hunting Dachshund.
Henry Cavill: Hollywood’s Unluckiest Man?
Parents more likely to kidnap than strangers.
Dogs have a secret weapon: a mysterious eyebrow-raising muscle.
Chubby Checker: No more measuring.
Happy New Year? Russian bomber receives deadly text.
Shaq's response? 400M pairs of affordable shoes.
Lights Out! Vancouver's 350 street lights turn purple.
19-year-old eats free, works out, and lands $50,000.
Elephants: smarter than you think!
Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1990: Frank Zappa’s story.