World’s Strangest

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Firefighters Rescue Cow Stuck in Tree

Firefighters are, of course, so frequently summoned by anxious cow owners that it’s almost proverbial: Fire crews in Cumbria were surprised to receive a call to rescue the cow, which had toppled 10 meters down a slope of the river Leith before a tree broke its fall. [...] The animal was sedated by a vet before being [...]

Owl Imprint on Window

Do you ever find a bird image on your windows? Me, neither, but I don’t have any big picture windows. This eerie image of an owl was left when the bird crashed into Sally Arnold’s window in Kendal, Cumbria, UK. Experts said the silhouette was left by the bird’s “powder down” – a substance protecting growing [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill had one of the most immediately recognizable faces of the 20th century, and you probably know all about his triumphs as a statesman and orator. Let’s take a look at five things you may not know about him, including how his mom tried to bribe him to give up smoking. 1. He May Have [...]

The Hottest Chilli In The World Grown in Cumbria

Chilli farmer Gerald Fowler has officially grown the hottest chilli in the world – in a greenhouse in Cumbria. Gerald Fowler, a full-time chilli farmer for five years, crossed three of the hottest varieties to produce the fiercest pods known to man. His Naga Viper rates an astonishing 1,359,000 on the Scoville scale, which measures heat by [...]

Roman Helmet Found in Field Makes Farmer Multimillionaire

Eric Robinson, a farmer in Crosby Garrett, UK, earned approximately $3.7 million when a helmet that was found in his field was auctioned: The grandad, who works 70 hours a week on his farm at Crosby Garrett, Cumbria, said: “My legs went to jelly. When you’ve been farming for years and made no real money, it’s [...]

Hillwalker’s video shows quick-moving UFO

A video showing a dark object flashing across the sky has generated quite a buzz in the UFO community. Bob Atkins was out walking his dog in Cumbria a…

"Ghost" caught on pub CCTV

An anomalous ghost-like image has been caught on CCTV in a pub in Cumbria by the landlord. A travel agents next to the pub has also reported recording…

19.2 Pound Baby Born

An Indonesia woman named Ani gave birth to 19.2-lb baby yesterday in Medan, North Sumatra. The boy, Muhammad Akbar Risuddin, is among the heaviest babies ever delivered who survived: Perhaps unsurprisingly, he was delivered by Caesarean section. Britain’s heaviest newborn was delivered in Cumbria in 1992 weighing 15lb 8oz. The heaviest baby ever born was produced by Anna [...]