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Oddity Central – Collecting Oddities

A collection of oddities that includes weird places, strange people, bizarre events and other odd stuff from all around the world

Last Build Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:07:32 +0000


Infamous Conman Asks to Spend 20 Years in Solitary Because He Can’t Stop Conning People

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:30:04 +0000

Jimmy Sabatino, one of Florida’s most notorious and prolific conmen, was recently convicted to 20 years of solitary confinement, after pleading guilty to running a $10.4 million (USD) fraud. He was already in prison at the time, but managed to run a successful racketeering operation with the help of associates on the outside. During his […]

Man Buries 42 School Busses to Build the Largest Private Doomsday Bunker in North America

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:36:23 +0000

In the quiet Canadian village of Horning’s Mills, 100 km north of Toronto, lies the 12.5-acre homestead of Bruce and Jean Beach. On the surface, the land appears to be a typical rural property, but buried deep under those green fields is the largest private nuclear fallout shelter in North America- The Ark Two. Bruce […]

Japanese Artist Creates Insane Wristwatch Replicas Out of Paper

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:36:49 +0000

Manabu Kosaka, an artist from Saitama, Japan, has a very special skill – he can recreate virtually any wristwatch model exclusively out of high-quality Kent paper. The results of his painstaking labor are so utterly incredible that the saying “seeing is believing” doesn’t really apply. So how does one go about recreating a seemingly perfect […]

Raulito, the Mexican Baby Who Performs Miracles 84 Years After His Death

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:33:06 +0000

In the pantheon of San Francisco, the oldest in Acapulco, lies the tomb of Raul “Raulito” González, who was born on April 2, 1932, and died on February 2, 1933, at the age of 10 months. The tomb is the cleanest in the pantheon, the most visited, and it is always full of flowers, candles, […]

This Landfill Diner in Indonesia Lets Patrons Pay for Food with Plastic Waste

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:55:25 +0000

An extraordinary new restaurant in Semarang, Indonesia is on a mission to support locals trapped in poverty, many of whome are earning less than $25 (USD) a month, by providing them with an alternative way to pay for their food. The Methane Gas Canteen, run by husband and wife team Sarimin and Suyatmi, is located […]

Mysterious Condition Leaves 30-Year-Old Man Looking and Behaving Like a Toddler

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:34:14 +0000

A mysterious condition has left a 30-year-old man in rural eastern China looking and behaving like a small child. He cannot speak, can only stand for short periods of time and needs round-the-clock care that his loving mother is happy to provide. Looking at Wang Tianfang, you would swear that he couldn’t be a day […]

Terrifying Fungus Kills Insects by Taking Control of Their Muscles But Leaving Their Brains Intact

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:18:41 +0000

A parasitic fungus, of the genus Ophiocordyceps, uses carpenter ants to complete its life cycle by turning them into zombies. The ant encounters the fungal spores while foraging and the fungus quickly infects and spreads throughout its body, hijacking the insect’s nervous system. It then forces the ant to climb vegetation, where it will clamp […]

The Heartwarming Story of a Foster Father Who Only Takes in Terminally Ill Children

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:34:26 +0000

Mohamed Bzeek, a 62-year-old Muslim immigrant in California, has spent the past two decades caring for terminally ill foster children. These children are neglected by the foster care system, frequently spending the whole of their short lives in state-run hospitals, and rarely get to experience love, hope, and laughter. About 600 of the 35,000 children […]

Dutch Youtubers Take Drugs on Camera and Document Their Effects for Viewers

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:55:05 +0000

Drugslab, an educational YouTube Channel funded by a public broadcaster in the Netherlands, has been accused of glamorizing drug use by having three young moderators take drugs on camera and documenting their effects for the viewers. You can find YouTube tutorials on just about anything these days, and thanks to Drugslab, that includes snorting a […]

Man Haunted by “Demonic Baby” Has the Photos to Prove It

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:25:39 +0000

The ghost of a child is supposedly haunting a man’s flat, and he now has photos to prove it. Adam Ellis, who lives in New York, achieved viral fame when he started documenting the paranormal activities allegedly occurring in his apartment, on social media. He claims that the ghost initially appeared in his dreams, but […]