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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: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:25:12 +0000

 



Woman Tells 27-Year-Old Son That She Actually Kidnapped Him from His Real Parents While Working as His Nanny

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:22:40 +0000

A former nanny in China recently confessed to abducting a boy from her employers in Chongqing and raising him as her own son for the past 26 years. He Xiaoping, 48, from Nanchong, in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, confessed the kidnapping to local authorities, last August. Police have been investigating her story ever since, but […]



This Gadgets Lets Parents Share Their Babies Bowel Movements Online with the Touch of a Button

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:57:30 +0000

From the country that gave us the delightful classic children’s book ‘Everyone Poops,’ comes a new app that will let everyone know when you’re toddler goes potty. The Unko Button, made by 144Lab, is a small box with two buttons that, when pressed, instantly share the news that you’re little one has made a poo […]



China’s “Sugar King” Creates the Most Incredible Cake Decorations

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:55:52 +0000

Chinese patissier Zhou Yi is better known as the “Sugar King” in his native country, and looking at his hand-made cake decorations, it’s easy to see why. Yi can mold fondant into virtually any imaginable shape, and his human figurines are so incredibly detailed that they look more like exquisite porcelain dolls than edible decorations. […]



Man Ruptures His Throat by Stifling Strong Sneeze

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:16:47 +0000

In a report released on Tuesday, the journal BMJ Case Reports detailed the bizarre and somewhat frightening case of a 34-year-old British man who ruptured his throat by suppressing a particularly powerful sneeze. The man, described as “previously fit and well” attempted to politely contain his sneeze by “pinching the nose and holding his mouth […]



Retired Businessman Sells Everything He Owns to Build $1.8 Million Yacht Out of Antique Wood

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:31:55 +0000

A retired British businessman with the lifelong dream of building a majestic yacht has almost achieved his goal. Mike Ludgrove, 63, is putting the finishing touches on the 60ft boat that he has spent the past 12 years painstakingly crafting by hand. He has spent £1.3 million ($1.8 million) and several thousands of hours on […]



Woman Assaulted in Nightclub Goes to the Hospital, Discovers Doctor Is Alleged Assaulter, Gets Beat Up Again

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:45:19 +0000

A young woman from the Russian Republic of Iacutia who was allegedly assaulted in a local disco went to the hospital to have her wounds registered so she could press charges, but was shocked to discover that the doctor on duty was the same man who had attacked her. Instead of checking her wounds, the […]



Introducing the Sunion, an Onion That Doesn’t Make You Cry When You Chop It

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:14:43 +0000

If you’ve ever had to chop an onion, you probably know that it’s one of the most annoying cooking experiences. It just fills your eyes with tears and, apart from wearing goggles, there’s not too much you can do about it. Scientists and farmers have been working on a solution to this problem for decades, […]



Japanese Yakuza Boss On the Run for 14 Years Caught in Thailand After Photos of His Tattoos Go Viral

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:15:26 +0000

A former Japanese yakuza boss who had been on the run for more than fourteen years was finally arrested in Thailand this month, after photos of his impressive tattoos began circulating online. Thai police arrested 74-year-old Shigeharu Shirai last Wednesday in a province north of Bangkok, where he had been hiding for more than ten […]



Library of Abandoned Books – Garbage Collectors in Turkey Open Library with Books Destined for the Landfills

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:10:11 +0000

An incredible new library has opened in the Çankaya district of Ankara, Turkey featuring a collection of salvaged books once destined for landfill. Local sanitation workers, who spent months collecting abandoned and discarded books from the streets, established the library to be used by themselves and their families. As the collection grew, however, word spread […]



Taiwanese Man Divorces Wife Because She Only Bathed Once a Year

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:25:55 +0000

A Taiwanese man recently had his petition for divorce approved  by the New Taipei City District Court after claiming psychological torture due to his ex-wife’s hygiene habits, or lack thereof. The woman, surnamed Lin, allegedly bathed just once a year and only occasionally washed her hair or brushed her teeth. The unnamed plaintiff said that […]