Fifty-three men slung their wives or partners over their shoulders and hurtled off on an hour-long race in the small Finnish town of Sonkajarvi on Saturday, as thousands of fans cheered from the stands.
A woman took to social media to complain about the way she was treated by flight attendants after she asked them if she could change her seat because she didn't want to be next to a masturbating man.
Genevieve Pascolla posted her story, which allegedly occurred during a June 4 flight from London to Chicago on United Airlines, on on July 14.
"I woke up and saw him touching himself under a blanket," she wrote.
She said that she alerted the woman seated next to her and then told flight attendants about the situation.
"The attendants checked and confirmed that he was masturbating in public," the 26-year-old continued, adding that both she and the other woman were then given new seats on the airplane.
Pascolla said the plane's staff then started "making jokes about the situation," asking her what kind of perfume she was wearing and excusing the man by saying that he "had a bit of wine."
Talk about freak accidents.
A Pennsylvania woman visiting Maryland's Ocean City was impaled in the chest when an unattended beach umbrella pierced into her body following a massive gust of wind, according to authorities familiar with the matter.
Ocean City spokeswoman Jessica Waters said the incident happened on Sunday afternoon when a rental umbrella, which should have returned to the stand, flew across a few meters and impaled the 54-year-old woman. Fellow beach goers immediately alerted Beach Patrol Captain Butch Arbin about the bizarre incident. Paramedics soon arrived on the scene, and although they removed some part of the umbrella pole at the spot by cutting it using tools, they didn't remove it completely for fear of doing more damage to the woman.
Thanks to the internet, there's no shortage of people who want to band together for any common goal. This time, fans of the recently unsealed black sarcophagus want to do the unthinkable, which is to actually drink the red liquid that was found inside, according to the .
The Scottish game producer Innes McKendrick started the petition, which is probably just a joke but has garnered tons of support. The petition was launched three days ago. And although it only gained 100 supports in the first day, as of today, there are 13,991 people who signed the petition. According to the page, the goal is to "drink the red liquid from the cursed dark sarcophagus in the form of some sort of carbonated energy drink so we can assume its powers and finally die," whatever that means.
Experts believe that the red liquid is sewage, although the supporters of the petition don't believe that to be the case.
A man on trial in Russia told the court that he was trying to "get inspiration to write poetry" when he allegedly killed and then ate a part of his girlfriend.
On March 8, 2017, Dmitry Luchin went to his girlfriend Olga Budunova's apartment in Valdai to celebrate International Women's Day over some "romantic" drinks of wine, reported the .
Sometime during their date, the 21-year-old allegedly decided to kill his 45-year-old lover by smashing her over the head with a wine bottle an astounding 25 times.
According to , Alexandra Dedova, a witness at the crime scene who heard Luchin's initial testimony to the police (a common practice in Russia), said that he used blood from Budunova's cracked skull to draw a sign on her door in order to "summon the devil."
"He waited for five minutes, but the devil did not appear," said the 21-year-old.
Police in a small Wyoming town made an odd discovery this week: a little pot growing in some big pots downtown.
Officers in the city of Powell discovered that someone had planted marijuana plants in the three of the city's decorative 100-gallon flower pots that line downtown streets. The pots were originally filled with marigolds and zinnias, but reported that someone snuck a new plant in alongside them.
City employees recognized the invasive species as a marijuana plant once the leaves started to grow, Powell Police Chief Roy Eckert told the . The plants were not that easy to spot at first; pictures shared in local newspaper showed that they tended to blend in with the colorful flowers and leafy greens around them.
Usually, real-life crimes inspire CSI episodes, but it seems that the end of a Florida man's life imitated art, not the other way around.
Authorities have finally closed the case of a Ballen Isles Country Club, Florida, resident, who died under mysterious circumstances. According to the , it was originally thought that 71-year-old Alan Jay Abrahamson had been murdered. However, an unusual thin line of blood on the deceased septuagenarian's shirt steered the investigation into his death in a wildly different direction.
As reported by the , investigators later concluded that Abrahamson had actually committed suicide. This revelation came after they uncovered a bizarre scheme that was strikingly similar to the plot of an episode of the CBS crime series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Trees growing in the middle of the road don't make for a great driving experience, but then, neither do potholes. Some residents in one Texas town decided to make a point in protest of the terrible disrepair of their streets.
According to an report, people in Port Arthur, Texas, took to the streets to plant trees - in potholes. One road, 42nd Street, has three enormous potholes in it, and the city government refuses to take action to repair the road. While residents don't entirely agree on the purpose of the trees, the message appears clear.
One resident named Jeremie Wilson said the trees serve as a warning to remind drivers that the humongous holes are there to keep them from damaging their tires or vehicles by accidentally driving through the damaged sections of the street. However, other residents felt the trees served as a message to authorities who have continued to pass the buck on this rocky issue.
Southwest English beaches have become the spot for seagulls to hang out on for a gulls' night out.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reports that they are being inundated with calls from concerned citizens after discovering disoriented birds. According to , the seagulls appear to have botulism, a bacterial disease which could be fatal, but upon further investigation, the animal welfare charity found that the seagulls are suffering from the effects of alcohol.
The concerned public is calling the RSPCA when they spot the birds on the beach. Often they are staggering around and confused. They found that after the animals vomit, they seem to recover, although a few have died.
Helicopters airlifted about 400 people off the Swiss mountain featured in the 1969 James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" on Thursday after a cable car broke down, stranding them briefly at about 10,000 feet above sea level.
A Japanese member of parliament apologized on Thursday for jeering a lung cancer patient testifying about the dangers of secondhand smoke, saying he had spoken out to prevent discrimination against smokers.
Just last week in Pendleton, Oregon, there were reports of a UFO. And, according to , this is just the latest in many such sightings in the Pacific Northwest, and is just another example of why the people of Oregon are the most likely to report that they've seen an unidentified flying object.
The first such sighting in Oregon was in 1947, when Kenneth Arnold reported seeing nine "saucer-like aircraft flying in formation" between Mount Rainier and Mount Adams. Arnold, a private pilot, reported that he estimated that the crafts were going at about 1,200 miles per hour.
Some people need the loud buzz of an alarm clock to wake them up in the morning. Others prefer a loved one or a precious pet help them rise and shine each day. And many people like to hear their favorite tunes first thing in the a.m. to help them start the day on a positive note.
One way a person definitely does not want to be woken up, though, is by a large snake falling onto their bed from the floor above.
Unfortunately, this happened to one man in upstate New York's Oswego County in late June.
The revealed this week that Environmental Conservation Police Officer Matt Foster responded to the "panicked" call on June 29 and found a six-foot-long red-tailed boa constrictor in the bedroom of a Pulaski, New York, apartment.
One would be quite terrified to wake up to strange noises coming from the first floor of their house. Many horrible thoughts would pop into a person's head, most of which involve someone evil invading their private space, such as a burglar, murderer, or rapist.
A woman in North West London's Harrow section experienced this scary scenario firsthand on the morning of Thursday, July 12, according to .
Upon hearing odd noises coming from downstairs around 9 a.m., she immediately called the police for help.
"The female caller was very distressed and called 999 [the emergency number in the United Kingdom] as she heard noises downstairs and believed she was being burgled," said a spokesman with the Harrow Borough Police, reported GetWestLondon.
The cops quickly arrived at her house on Byron Hill Road and were very surprised when they found the noisemaker.
"Turned out the ‘suspect' was a rogue squirrel," revealed the Harrow Police on .
When he worked for the British Ministry of Defense, Nick Pope got to work with unidentified flying objects up close and personally, and he came to one conclusion in his line of work: UFOs are real.
In an exclusive interview for , Pope said that he not only knows for a fact that UFOs are real, part of his job involved monitoring "the Russians," who were constructing death rays to deal with "the aliens." He also said that they would come to Earth so often, that they would narrowly miss airplanes in the sky.
Pope, who worked for the Ministry of Defense in the 1990s, says that world leaders take "threats" of alien invasions "more seriously than they let on."
The British government, in particular, spent more than 50 years investigating whether or not UFOs are real - and in January of this year, Pope came out of retirement to help the British government declassify information that was once, formerly, considered "top secret."