Lately, it seems that we are hearing about all kinds of weird things being pumped into someone's body. In fact, just this week, brought readers the story about the bizarre case of a man who pumped semen into his back multiple times in an attempt to cure his back pain. The unorthodox method didn't work, of course, and the man only wound up with a severe abscess for his trouble. Meanwhile, doctors in Vietnam encountered a male patient with severe alcohol poisoning and decided to take an unconventional approach of their own.
In fact, they pumped his stomach with the equivalent of 15 cans of beer, and the remedy actually saved the man's life.
Seventeen-year-old cousins Jake and Kyle Bumstead were presented with a rotary phone and then were playfully challenged to figure out how to use it in less than four minutes.
Jake's dad, Kevin Bumstead, of Chicago, Illinois, decided he would record the kids and the video has since gone viral. The video has been viewed on Bumstead's Facebook page more than 16 million times.
"My money was on them not figuring it out," Bumstead told .
Bumstead explained that he had watched a similar video on YouTube and decided to try it with his own family.
"I thought it would be funny to see how my kids and their cousins handled this challenge at Christmas. So I divided them up by age group (24, 22, 22) (19 & 19) these 2 (17 & 17) and (14 and 12) and gave them the phone number and 4 minutes to dial the phone," he explained. "These two were the most entertaining and they took the longest and sort of figured it out."
Anna and Lucy DeCinque look almost exactly alike but they have a bond that goes well beyond shared physical characteristics. The identical twins from Australia also share a boyfriend and their mother wants him to impregnate both of them, the reports. According to the Post, she wants her daughters to give birth at the same time.
"Our mom's actually convincing us to give birth naturally," they said during an interview with Australia's Today show before adding that it would put a lot of "pressure" on their boyfriend, Ben Byrnes, 35. "I don't know how that's going to work."
Dubbed the World's Most Identical Twins, the DeCinque sisters also have a joint Instagram page which boasts over 30,000 followers. They also run a Youtube channel which they use to chronicle their fashion and beauty adventures.
The sisters have previously revealed that if they had their way, they'd also share a husband. But polygamy is against the law in Australia.
A man from Fort Worth, Texas, was so annoyed by the loud music his wife was playing on her laptop computer that he allegedly grabbed his handgun and shot her machine.
The police reportedly received a call about the incident around 2 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, and dispatched police to the scene on Kingsknowe Parkway, near the Marine Creek Reservoir, according to the .
When officers from the Fort Worth Police Department arrived, the suspect, 44-year-old Gary Lykins, had barricaded himself inside his home in which he had "access to several firearms," reported .
This led to a four-hour standoff during which 16 different police units were called in to try to coax the music hater from his house. As a last-ditch effort, a SWAT team was contacted. However, Lykins surrendered to cops before their arrival and was arrested at approximately 6:45 a.m. He is being charged with deadly conduct for discharging a firearm, which is a third-degree felony in Texas.
A woman in the St. Louis area who spent $20,000 and more than two years building a small house for herself had the house stolen from outside a warehouse where she had kept it during construction. But following a nationwide, social media-driven hunt, the house was recovered and returned to its rightful owner.
According to the , Meghan Panu had been at work on a 12-foot-high small house for herself, as part of the growing "tiny house" movement. A student at Webster University, Panu had mostly built the house with her own hands. She had been keeping the house, which was still under construction, at a supply warehouse near St. Louis, but she got the call last week that the house had been taken from where she left it.
"He asked if I had moved the tiny house overnight and when I said no, he had the unfortunate news that they hadn't, and it was likely taken," Panu told a local news station.
Korean Air Lines Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will raise refund penalties after K-pop fans got on a plane only to take pictures of a boy band on the flight, then demanded to get off before it departed and got refunds on their tickets.
A hive of honeybees in the heart of New York City, a monkey with a photographer's eye, a brothel full featuring robotic sex dolls and a political candidate who carried the day from his grave were among the characters featured in the strangest stories of 2018.
A man was caught at New York's JFK airport last weekend trying to smuggle dozens of South American finches into the country, a bird that Guyanese immigrants covet for chirping but officials fear could spread disease, officials said on Thursday.
A beluga whale that was first spotted nearly three months ago in the River Thames is still feeding healthily east of the British capital and facing a lone Christmas hundreds of miles from its normal Arctic habitat.
In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as they devour food scraps by the tonne in a novel form of urban waste disposal.
Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry on Tuesday signaled that he is willing to take NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab in Houston after his pronouncement this week that he does not believe humans ever walked on the Moon.
India's government faces a tough re-election battle next year but first it must deal with an opponent as wily as any political rival, troops of monkeys that have become a big threat around its offices in New Delhi.
An Air New Zealand advertisement released for the Christmas season this week takes a dig at U.S. President Donald Trump by portraying an American boy wearing a "Make Christmas Great Again" red cap being laughed at by other children on Santa's "naughty" list.
A former LSU football player lost his leg last month after a dog shot him while they were hunting, reported. The accident took place in late December, near Eagle Lake in Mississippi.
Matt Branch, who played on LSU's football team from 2009 to 2011, suffered the injury while on a hunting outing December 28, along with a group of friends who made the trip annually. According to the account provided by a friend of Branch's, the dog was a Labrador retriever named Tito, a member of the hunting party.
The group of hunters were loading their weapons on the bed of a truck, when the dog walked over, stepped on the safety of Branch's shotgun and pulled the trigger. The shot struck Branch through the bed of the truck.