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WTF: It's Weird, True and Funny!

Last updated on: July 24, 2014 15:43 IST

New Puerto Rice water bug named after JLo

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From the Elvis festival to a fanatic Homer Simpson fan, the world is crazy. Here’s a fresh collection of stories that prove it’s truly a weird and funny world. 

Sexy singer Jennifer Lopez, world famous for her looks and talent, has a new claim to fame... a bug has been named after her.

Scientists working 230 feet deep in the treacherous waters off the coast of Puerto Rico -- where the Bronx-born singer’s parents come from -- came across a new species of water mite.

Because they had been listening to J-Lo’s music while they worked, they all agreed the mite would be named Litarachna Lopezae in her honour.

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Photographs: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

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Husband sends wife 'sex rejection' spreadsheet

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A man’s rigorously maintained Excel spreadsheet documenting every time his wife rejected him for sex has gone viral online. The document meticulously lists each time he asked his wife for sex and the three times -- out of 27 -- that she agreed.

The list includes excuses like “I’m exhausted,” “I feel sweaty”. The man showed his wife the document when she said she was going on a business trip for 10 days. He tried to use the spreadsheet to prove they had been making love less than twice a month, though the fact she then posted it online indicates it may have backfired.

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US man pulls off XXL panty-raid worth $2,000

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Authorities are investigating after a thief at an east Georgia shopping mall made off with a bagful of women’s underwear. Richmond County sheriff’s officials say a thief stole 200 pairs of panties from Victoria’s Secret in Augusta Mall shortly before noon Saturday.

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Image: Victoria's Secret models Behati Prinsloo and Miranda Kerr at the company's flagship store in New York.
Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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After 'yellow duck', comes 'golden toad'

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Those disappointed with the disappearance of a giant yellow duck now have something new to cheer -- a massive golden toad. The mysterious new installation showed up in Beijing after the famous inflatable rubber duck went missing in Guizhou, Guiyang Province, on Wednesday following a storm.

The ‘golden toad’, which represents wealth and good fortune in traditional Chinese culture, is 22 metres (72.2 ft) tall and was floating on a lake at the Yuyuantan Park.

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Photographs: Reuters

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D'oh! Simpsons fan covers his entire arm in Homer tattoos

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A Simpsons fanatic, who was banned from watching the popular TV cartoon as a child, has broken a world record after getting covered in tattoos of Homer Simpson.

Lee Weir, 27, dubbed his father the ‘real-life Ned Flanders’ and was not allowed to watch the popular cartoon as head of the household Homer was depicted to be a ‘buffoon’. But father-of-one Lee was so in love with the famous animated sitcom that he had his favourite characters etched on to his skin in ink for life.

His 41 tattoos earned him the prestigious title of world record holder for having the most tattoos of the same cartoon character tattooed on the body.

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Photographs: Guinness World Records website

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'Sumo run' in UK for charity

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Bit bored of your standard 5 kilometre charity run? Of course you are, which is why we need to tell you about this amazing alternative way to raise cash for the less fortunate.

The Sumo Run is exactly as it sounds -- you run, whilst dressed in a sumo suit. The group run is being held on Sunday at Battersea Park in London.

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Image: dressed in inflatable Sumo costumes take part in a charity run.
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters

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What an age gap! Nine-year-old weds 62-year-old woman

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A nine-year-old schoolboy has become one of the world’s youngest grooms for the second time -- marrying his 62-year-old wife again. Looking a little taller in last year’s silver tuxedo, baby faced Saneie Masilela clutched the hand of Helen Shabangu as they repeated their vows one year on.

The second marriage ceremony was this time held at the home of the blushing bride in Ximhungwe in Mpumalanga, South Africa, in front of around 100 guests.

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127-kg woman is paid to squash smaller men

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A 6 foot 3 inch, 127-kg woman is carving out a career as an ‘Amazon model’ -- being paid to dwarf smaller men.

Amanda, 38, who has 63 ins hips and a 44DD bust, is a big hit with guys who like being squashed, crushed, wrestled or simply seen out in pubic with a big woman. She began her modeling career at the age of 14 but quickly grew too tall and heavy for regular commercial work.

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Photographs: @AmazonAmanda/Twitter

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World's longest dinosaur poo is on sale

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The world’s longest dinosaur poo is up for grabs. The fossilised faeces is anywhere from 5.3 to 33.9 million years old and is an eye-watering 40 inches long. Found in Washington state, the giant dung is expected to reach £4,700 (Rs 4.8 lakh) to £5,800 (Rs 6 lakh) when it goes under the hammer next week.

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Photographs: I M Chait gallery

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Irish cafe ban 'loud Americans' from its eatery

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These Irish eyes aren’t smiling -- at Americans anyway. Peter’s Place in Waterville County, Kerry, has been catching serious heat for a sign on its door which reads: "No Bus/Coach tours or loud Americans. Thank you."

Locals and tourists have taken to Twitter to vent their anger about the policy.

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Elvis is back in the building!

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Dozens of Elvis impersonators descended on Las Vegas as they attended an annual festival in honour of the iconic musician. Dressed in white jewel-encrusted jumpsuits and sporting giant quiffs and sideburns the fans hit a venue the King performed at in his heyday.

The impersonators gathered at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino where the iconic rock ‘n’ roll star once performed 58 consecutive sold out shows. The event was one of a number sanctioned by Presley’s estate in the run-up to Elvis week at the star’s former Graceland home in August.

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Image: A member of the Krewe of Rolling Elvi, a local group who loves to dressed as Elvis Presley, rides a motorbike.
Photographs: Lee Celano/Reuters

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170-foot ketchup bottle for sale

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Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that a ‘For Sale’ sign is in front of what’s billed as the “World’s Largest Bottle of Catsup.” It once served as a water tower in the city of Collinsville. The asking price for the 65-year-old, 170-foot-tall landmark is $200,000 (Rs 1.2 crore)

 


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