Loading...
349 results
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        Most of the year, civil aviation engineer Joseph Ngoupou and his wife (a budget officer at the World Bank) live the life of a suburban Washington, D.C., couple taking up golf on weekends...
      • Tags: ,
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        At the York Crown Court in England in September, Antonia Pearson-Gaballonie, 36, was convicted of having enslaved a 26-year-old housekeeper from 1997 to 2005 despite her defense that the woman had actually been earning the equivalent of about $55 a week..
      • Tags: ,
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        Adam Sutton’s elaborate plan to propose to Erika Brussee in July on a small chartered plane near Rome, Ga., didn’t work out, as the engine stalled and the plane crashed (causing minor injuries) near their friends on the ground...
      • Tags: ,
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        In September, police in New Zealand dropped the dangerous-driving charge against the armless driver...
      • Tags: ,
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        Just after the Aug. 10 restrictions were imposed, British Airways refused to allow disabled New Zealand runner Kate Horan (on her way to the Paralympics world championships in the Netherlands) to carry on her prosthetic leg, as she had long been allowed..
      • Tags: ,
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        ust before the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, John M. Lyons Jr. filed a lawsuit in New Orleans against Mark Morice, who admits to commandeering Lyons' 18-foot pleasure boat during the chaos after Katrina..
      • Tags: ,
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        Los Angeles psychologist Michael Cohn filed a lawsuit in May against the Los Angeles Angels baseball team because he didn't get a red nylon bag that the team was giving to women for "Family Sunday" on Mothers' Day last year...
      • Tags: ,
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        Eduardo Gonzalez, 18, was arrested and charged as the one who shot an Orlando, Fla., man to death in March for spilling beer on him in a bar....
      • Tags: ,
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        A former police official and current aggressive, respected Wellington, New Zealand, litigator, Rob Moodie, 67, said in July that he is tired of the old-boy network of male lawyers and judges, and that henceforth he will show his disdain by dressing in ...
      • Tags: ,
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        New York state Sen. Ada Smith, known to some as the "Wild Woman of Albany" for her temper, pleaded not guilty in April for yet another alleged outburst...
      • Tags: ,
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        The parents of wannabe singer-actor-celebrity Marissa Leigh, 16, of Scottsdale, Ariz., employ 10 people for her career development, according to an April Arizona Republic story...
      • Tags: ,
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        In April, a dead, decaying cow got caught on a tree branch at a dam near West Milford, W.Va., and remained there for "several weeks," according to an Associated Press report, grossing out neighbors, while five government jurisdictions declined repeated...
      • Tags: ,
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        The Texas insanity-defense law requires that a delusional person acting under "orders" from God be judged not guilty by reason of insanity, but that a delusional person acting under "orders" from Satan be considered sane...
      • Tags: ,
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        In May, a 30-year-old man from Waterfoot, England, attempted suicide by tying one end of a rope around his neck and the other end to a telephone pole, then driving off in his car...
      • Tags: ,
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        Britain's Prince Philip has for at least 30 years accommodated a "cargo cult" of 400 people on the South Sea island of Tanna, who revere him as the human face of an ancestral spirit, according to London's Daily Mail in June.
      • Tags: ,
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        Less than three months after one wife-as-sex-slave contract surfaced (in Iowa, for which husband Travis Frey in June was sentenced to 10 years in prison), Hudson, Wis., husband Kevin Anderson was accused of making his own sex-slave contract...
      • Tags: ,
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        The National Health Service office in Dundee, Scotland, has recommended toilet techniques for the estimated one-third of the population that suffers from bowel and bladder dysfunction, according to an April report in The Times of London...
      • Tags: ,
    • NEWS OF THE WEIRD

        In April issues of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, the chief executives of two huge companies in politically sensitive industries were revealed to have received such extravagant bonuses or stock options that even ...
      • Tags: ,
    • News of the Weird

        n earnest testimony in March, Douglas Dyer explained how it was just bad luck that his married girlfriend got shot twice, fatally, in the middle of her back by the rifle he was holding.
      • Tags: ,
    • News of the Weird

        On Feb. 23, a woman asked a clerk at a convenience store in McKeesport, Pa., to "microwave something for me. It's a life-or-death situation."
      • Tags: ,
    • News of the Weird

        Convicted methamphetamine user Daniel Zeiszler, 22, burned his hand and arm last year in a San Francisco hotel room attempting to extract meth from his own urine in a crude recycling attempt....
      • Tags: ,
    • News of the Weird

        A February report on mine safety regulation by USA Today found that complicated federal statutes and unvigorous Mine Safety and Health Administration enforcement have resulted in a structure of civil fines almost guaranteed not to deter....
      • Tags: ,
    • News of the Weird

        Obsessed executives have always taken business home at night, but increasingly they take it into the bathroom, with laptop computers, high-speed connections, flat-panel televisions and speaker phones ...
      • Tags: ,
    • News of the Weird

        Dave "The Dragon" Lockwood and his tournament-tested sons, Max, 16, Jon, 13, and Ben, 10, of Silver Spring, Md., might become to competitive tiddlywinks what the Manning family of quarterbacks is to football ...
      • Tags: ,
    • News of the Weird

        In 2003, News of the Weird reported on the grand design of Bill Martin to build a Christian-themed nudist park, Natura, in Florida's Pasco County, already the home of five nudist camps ...
      • Tags: ,

Calendar

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2018 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation