Odd News

George Best ‘haunts ex-wife’s home’
Tall Tales

George Best ‘haunts ex-wife’s home’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
21 Jan 2022
Woman travels 500 miles for driving test – and fails
Tall Tales

Woman travels 500 miles for driving test – and fails

And other stories from the stranger side of life
20 Jan 2022
Most U2 songs make Bono ‘cringe’
Bono
Tall Tales

Most U2 songs make Bono ‘cringe’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Jan 2022
Noisy loo conflict resolved after 20-year battle
A toilet roll
Tall Tales

Noisy loo conflict resolved after 20-year battle

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 Jan 2022
RSPCA reveals its funniest call-outs
RSPCA officers
Tall Tales

RSPCA reveals its funniest call-outs

And other stories from the stranger side of life
17 Jan 2022
Study finds celebrity fans are ‘less intelligent’
The Kardashians
Tall Tales

Study finds celebrity fans are ‘less intelligent’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Jan 2022
Sharing your food makes you fatter, study claims
Chinese food plates
Tall Tales

Sharing your food makes you fatter, study claims

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 Jan 2022

Open. Every issue.

Keep an open mind with The Week magazine. Subscribe today and your first 6 issues are completely free.
Waitrose to launch tearless onions
An onion being sliced
Tall Tales

Waitrose to launch tearless onions

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 Jan 2022
Medieval warhorses ‘no bigger than modern ponies’
Dartmoor ponies
Tall Tales

Medieval warhorses ‘no bigger than modern ponies’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 Jan 2022
Dog called Beyoncé among items left behind at Travelodge hotels
Beyoncé
Tall Tales

Dog called Beyoncé among items left behind at Travelodge hotels

And other stories from the stranger side of life
10 Jan 2022
Tesco demands ID from man buying sausage
A Tesco store pictured from the car park.
Tall Tales

Tesco demands ID from man buying sausage

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Jan 2022
Mafia fugitive arrested after being spotted on Google Street View
Mafia boss spotted on Google Street view
Tall Tales

Mafia fugitive arrested after being spotted on Google Street View

And other stories from the stranger side of life
6 Jan 2022
Fart-selling influencer hospitalised after going too far
A man holding his nose
Tall Tales

Fart-selling influencer hospitalised after going too far

And other stories from the stranger side of life
5 Jan 2022
‘Worst place to live in England’ revealed
A traffic jam
Tall Tales

‘Worst place to live in England’ revealed

And other stories from the stranger side of life
4 Jan 2022
Survey asks how many Brits would accept a black or gay Santa
Tall Tales

Survey asks how many Brits would accept a black or gay Santa

And other stories from the stranger side of life
24 Dec 2021
Six-hour jog needed to burn off Christmas dinner
A cartoon representation of Xmas dinner
Tall Tales

Six-hour jog needed to burn off Christmas dinner

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Dec 2021
Mother seals can recognise their baby’s voice
A grey seal
Tall Tales

Mother seals can recognise their baby’s voice

And other stories from the stranger side of life
22 Dec 2021
Man kicked off flight for wearing woman’s thong as mask
A United Airlines jet
Tall Tales

Man kicked off flight for wearing woman’s thong as mask

And other stories from the stranger side of life
21 Dec 2021
‘Peeing is easy’: fashion tycoon describes life in space
The International Space Station
Tall Tales

‘Peeing is easy’: fashion tycoon describes life in space

And other stories from the stranger side of life
20 Dec 2021
Seals found to feed on sharks
An angry seal
Tall Tales

Seals found to feed on sharks

And other stories from the stranger side of life
17 Dec 2021
Death metal band Omicron won’t change their name
Omicron
Tall Tales

Death metal band Omicron won’t change their name

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Dec 2021
Family find venomous snake in Christmas tree
A Christmas tree
Tall Tales

Family find venomous snake in Christmas tree

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Dec 2021
Headteacher says handwriting is ‘tiring and antiquated’
A pupil writing
Tall Tales

Headteacher says handwriting is ‘tiring and antiquated’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Dec 2021
Pig-pleasuring bishop who fell for satanic author has clerical powers removed
A pig
Tall Tales

Pig-pleasuring bishop who fell for satanic author has clerical powers removed

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 Dec 2021
Australian council will ban cats outside unless they are on a lead
A cat preparing to launch itself
Tall Tales

Australian council will ban cats outside unless they are on a lead

And other stories from the stranger side of life
10 Dec 2021
Saudis ban botoxed camels from beauty contests
Pouting camels
Tall Tales

Saudis ban botoxed camels from beauty contests

And other stories from the stranger side of life
9 Dec 2021
Dogs can recognise around 89 words and phrases
A border collie
Tall Tales

Dogs can recognise around 89 words and phrases

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Dec 2021
Boss fires 900 people in Zoom call
A laptop computer
Tall Tales

Boss fires 900 people in Zoom call

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Dec 2021
Girl aged 12 is bishop for 45 minutes
Salisbury Cathedral
Tall Tales

Girl aged 12 is bishop for 45 minutes

And other stories from the stranger side of life
6 Dec 2021
Wedding ring lost in 1960s potato patch is found
A hand with a wedding ring
Tall Tales

Wedding ring lost in 1960s potato patch is found

And other stories from the stranger side of life
3 Dec 2021
Don’t ‘snog’ strangers under the mistletoe, says minister
mistletoe
Tall Tales

Don’t ‘snog’ strangers under the mistletoe, says minister

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Dec 2021
Omicron anagram leads to ‘Christmas hoax’ claim
A Covid lab
Tall Tales

Omicron anagram leads to ‘Christmas hoax’ claim

And other stories from the stranger side of life
1 Dec 2021
Pac-man made from frog cells may solve plastic pollution
Plastic pollution in a river
Tall Tales

Pac-man made from frog cells may solve plastic pollution

And other stories from the stranger side of life
30 Nov 2021
Researchers pinpoint when babies develop sense of humour
A baby
Tall Tales

Researchers pinpoint when babies develop sense of humour

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Nov 2021
The Week Footer Banner