Odd But True

Man chops off wife’s hand after she demanded divorce

Brutal: Chen hacked the hand several times after he cut it off, which meant that it could no longer be reattached.

A man decided to cut off his wife’s hand off after she threatened him with divorce. Chen Anjun feared that his wife was having an affair and allegedly started becoming abusive. When his wife Bing Yuqiu ran away to Suzhou, east China, he managed to track her down before leading her to Shanghai, where he committed the crime, reported People’s Daily ...

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Teenager solves Rubik’s cube in under 5 seconds for new record [VIDEO]


A 14-year-old boy has solved a Rubik’s cube in under five seconds, beating the previous world record time by 0.35 seconds. Lucas Etter was taking part in the River Hill Fall competition in Clarksville, Maryland, on Saturday when he managed to unmix the 3×3 cube in just 4.9 seconds. Video of his feat shows an unruffled Lucas working out his ...

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Twins born with different skin colours

Twin babies

These seven-month-old twins were born just two minutes apart, yet people often question whether they are related. Anaya has a skin tone similar to her mother’s, while her sister Myla looks more like her father Kyle Armstrong. Mum Hannah Yarker, 20, from Wythenshawe, told the Mirror: Everybody comments on them. People say ‘are they both yours?’, ‘are they sisters’, ‘are ...

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Cheating accusations mar Zimbabwe’s ‘Mister Ugly’ contest

Mison Sere

Pageant judges have crowned a new winner of Zimbabwe’s 4th annual “Mister Ugly” contest, upsetting supporters of the crowd favorite who called the winner too handsome and prompting rioting at the event. Judges on Saturday chose 42-year-old Mison Sere, citing his numerous missing front teeth and a wide range of grotesque facial expressions, over William Masvinu, who had held the ...

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Stranded migrants sew their mouths shut in protest at Macedonian border


As hundreds of migrants continue to be barred from crossing the Greece-Macedonia border, a handful of Iranians there sewed their lips together to protest the predicament. One of the men, a 34-year-old electrical engineer named Hamid, was asked by Reuters where he wanted to go. “To any free country in the world. I cannot go back. I will be hanged,” ...

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Mugabe to rule ’till 100 in wheelchair’ – Grace

Grace Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe will rule Zimbabwe until he is 100 years old and, if need be, a special wheelchair will be designed for the veteran leader who now struggles to walk and has battled with swollen ankles for years. Mugabe has been in power since independence in 1980. He turns 92 next February and his Zanu PF party has already ...

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What it’s like to be engaged to ‘The Man with No Penis’


Personal shopper Fedra Fabian’s sex life recently came under intense public scrutiny after her boyfriend was the subject of a documentary…about the fact that he has no penis. Fedra’s fiancé Andrew Wardle was born with bladder exstrophy, a condition that caused his bladder to form on the outside of his body. As a result, he was left with no penis. ...

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Identical twins married to identical twins by identical twins

Identical 1

Guests could be forgiven for thinking they were seeing things at one very special wedding in Kerala, India, this week. Identical twins Dinker and Dilraj Varikkassery married identical twins Reena and Reema, in a ceremony officiated by identical twins, after a five year search. The boys had been inseparable all through school, university and even their careers (working for the ...

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Billionaire buys world’s most expensive diamond for his 7-year-old


It weighs a hefty 12.03 carats. The color? An exceptionally fancy vivid blue. On Wednesday, the ‘Blue Moon’ diamond sold for a whopping $48.4 million, making it the world’s most expensive diamond. According to the auctioneer David Bennett, it is the “highest price per carat” ever obtained for any kind of stone. The record sale, which took place at a ...

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New dad snaps selfie with wife while she’s giving birth

Selfie dad

But first, let me take a selfie. Proud new dad Gil Solano made waves on the Internet on Monday, Nov. 9, after he shared a photo on Imgur of himself next to his wife as she was giving birth to their daughter. “My wife wanted to make sure that someone took a picture of the expression on our faces when ...

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