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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: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:16:45 +0000


Schools in the UK Are Removing Analog Clocks Because Students Can’t Tell Time

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:16:45 +0000

A head-teachers’ union in the UK recently reported that youths have become so accustomed to using digital devices that they are having trouble correctly reading time on analog clocks, forcing schools to replace them. According to Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders, children and young teens aren’t as […]

Woman Requires Surgery After Napping with Her Head on Her Arm Every Day

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:32:53 +0000

Ever felt so tired at work that you needed to rest your head on your arm for a little while? We’ve all done it at some point, but doing it every day for long periods of time can apparently have negative consequences, as one woman in China recently learned. Surnamed Zhang, 28-year-old  office worker from […]

Indian Teen Posed as Hospital Doctor for Five Months Just by Wearing Face Mask and Stethoscope

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:58:53 +0000

A 19-year-old man with no medical training whatsoever managed to fool the staff at one of the most prestigious medical institutions in India into thinking that he was a doctor just by hanging out with real doctors and wearing a face mask and stethoscope. No one knows exactly why Adnan Khurram decided to impersonate a […]

Brazilian Soccer Fan Tattoos His Favorite Team’s Jersey on His Torso

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:56:08 +0000

Die-hard soccer fans have been known to do some crazy things to honor their favorite teams, but I don’t remember anyone actually covering their entire upper body in a permanent tattoo of their team’s official jersey. Well, a fan of Brazilian soccer club Flamengo spent an entire year doing just that. José Maurício dos Anjos, […]

8-Year-Old Boy Trains for Over 4 Hours a Day to Imitate Bruce Lee

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:39:12 +0000

Ryusei “Ryuji” Imai, an 8-year-old boy from Nara, Japan, has dedicated his life to imitating martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Despite his young age, he trains for four and a half hours every day, and has already developed a similar physique to that of his idol. The world was first introduced to Ryuji three years […]

Woman Takes Out Her Own Breast Implants Using a Cutter

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:11:37 +0000

A mother-of-three from the UK reportedly performed the world’s first DIY breast implant removal at home, because she couldn’t stand her F-cup breasts anymore and wouldn’t get on the health service’s waiting list. 14 years ago, Tonia Rossington, from Skegness, Lincolnshire, underwent a breast-enlargement procedure in Brussels, which increased her bust size from 36B to 36F. At […]

Chinese Doctor Spends Three Months in Jail for Saying Leopard Bone-Infused Medicinal Wine Doesn’t Cure Heart Disease

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:20:42 +0000

A young Chinese doctor was recently set free after spending three month in jail for claiming that a certain brand of medicinal wine was toxic and couldn’t cure heart disease and arthritis, as the manufacturer claimed. It all started last December, when Guangzhou-based  physician Tan Qindong published a short article on Chinese social media platform Meipian, stating […]

Taiwanese Politician Ridiculed for Looking Unrecognizable in Campaign Posters

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:04:10 +0000

A female candidate for a local position in Taipei, Taiwan, recently became the butt of social media jokes, after people noticed that she looked nothing like the woman on her campaign posters. The world of politics is no stranger to image editing software, as many politicians turn to programs like Photoshop to make themselves look […]

12-Year-Old Australian Boy Fights with His Mother, Steals Her Credit Cards and Flies to Bali for 4-Day Vacation

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:28:36 +0000

12-year-olds get into arguments with their parents all the time, but most of them just storm off to their room to cool off. Not Drew (made-up name), a boy from Sydney, Australia, who, after a fight with his mother, stole her credit card, got on a plane and flew to the island of Bali for […]

Brazilian Mayor Photoshopped in Photo Inspecting Construction Work Becomes Internet Meme

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:32:58 +0000

José Arno Appolo do Amaral, the mayor of Alvorada, a city in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state, recently became a popular meme in his country after a photoshopped picture of him and his subordinates seemingly inspecting a municipal construction site went viral online. The photo showing mayor do Amaral, and his deputy Valter Slayfer at a […]