Weird news of the week (May 23-29)

A woman tries to stop a plane from leaving, a peeping Tom gets busted thanks to his enormous “boobs”, and more of this week’s oddest news

Woman tries to stop plane from leaving after being denied boarding
Woman tries to stop plane from leaving after being denied boarding
29 May 2015

Woman tries to stop plane from leaving after being denied boarding

A woman has been caught on camera trying to stop an AirAsia flight from leaving Kuala Lumpur International Airport after she was denied boarding. Two videos of the woman kicking up a fuss at the gate were shared on Facebook by netizen Xiaohong Xiaohong on Tuesday (May 26).

According to the post, the aircraft door was already closed and the plane was waiting for air traffic clearance. The woman, who was late for the Jakarta-bound flight, dashed past security personnel and tried to open the aircraft door. She also demanded to be boarded.

In the videos, the woman was seen yelling "I have a ticket!" and kicking at security personnel while being pulled away. She also said: "It is supposed to wait for me."

Cross-dressing peeping Tom busted, thanks to abnormally large boobs
Cross-dressing peeping Tom busted, thanks to abnormally large boobs
28 May 2015

Cross-dressing peeping Tom busted, thanks to abnormally large boobs

We have no idea what possessed this peeping Tom to think he could get away with his crime looking like this.

The cross-dressing man with abnormally large “breasts” was arrested in China’s Shandong province after he was caught in the act in a female restroom at a local library. Police entered the loo after receiving reports about a suspected peeping Tom and found the suspect dressed in red tights, mini skirt, floral top, and a wig. The guy later admitted to peeping at other toilets over the past five months.

Roads melt as heatwave sweeps India
Roads melt as heatwave sweeps India
29 May 2015

Roads melt as heatwave sweeps India

It is so hot in India right now that roads have started to melt. Check out the markings of this road in Delhi after days of 45 C weather.

Soaring temperatures have left more than 1,400 people dead over the past month and the government is urging people to stay indoors. However, many of the victims are believed to be construction workers and the homeless, who are unable to find shelter from the conditions.

Photo: EPA/HARISH TYAGI

 

Chinese heir buys Apple watches for dog
Chinese heir buys Apple watches for dog
28 May 2015

Chinese heir buys Apple watches for dog

Wang Sicong, the son of one of China’s richest men, Wang Jialin, caused an uproar after posting photos of his dog wearing two gold Apple watches online on Monday (May 25).

“I have new watches! I'm supposed to have four watches since I have four long legs. But that seems too uncouth so I kept it down to two, which totally fits my status. Do you have one?” read the caption. Apart from the gold watches, which can cost up to S$23,000, the husky also has a Fendi bag (we kid you not) and Hermes leashes.

Speaking of dogs …

Dog forced to ‘work’ as beggar
Dog forced to ‘work’ as beggar
28 May 2015

Dog forced to ‘work’ as beggar

While one lives a life of luxury, another leads, well, a dog’s life.

This poor poodle has been forced to work as a beggar by its owner and is seen begging for money outside a supermarket in Henan’s Nanyang city everyday.

Read more here.

South Korean teacher eats hamster in front of students
South Korean teacher eats hamster in front of students
28 May 2015

South Korean teacher eats hamster in front of students

In another case of animal abuse, a hamster was eaten alive by a South Korean teacher in front of his pupils in an attempt to teach them the value of life.

The 44-year-old man, who was later arrested for child abuse, said he was angry after catching the students taunting hamsters and decided to eat the critter to show them “how dear life is”. He reportedly bit the hamster to death before swallowing it. He has since apologised to the children and said he would not have eaten the pet if he knew it would be considered child abuse.

Photo: ING images

Woman shoves spatula down throat to clear it
Woman shoves spatula down throat to clear it
28 May 2015

Woman shoves spatula down throat to clear it

This reminds us of those sword-swallowing acts you see at the circus except it is not.

A 31-year-old woman from China’s Guangdong province was cooking when she experienced difficulty breathing. She tried to clear her throat with her fingers but they were too short, so she switched to chopsticks instead. After breaking three chopsticks, she turned to her 30-centimetre long spatula, shoving the handle down her throat but it got wedged (DUH!), leaving her with no choice but to seek medical help at the hospital.

Doctors reportedly had to remove 80 per cent of her oesophagus as it was badly damaged and also stretch her stomach up to her throat to connect with what’s left of the oesophagus so that she can eat.
 

Toddler gives granddad a ride on motorbike
Toddler gives granddad a ride on motorbike
28 May 2015

Toddler gives granddad a ride on motorbike

A shocking video of a two-year-old girl riding a motorbike on the streets of China has gone viral.

The clip, which was captured by a driver in Guangxi on Wednesday (May 27), shows the toddler holding onto the handlebars of the bike as her grandfather reclines on the back. He doesn’t guide her and neither of them are wearing helmets. The man, who has since been issued a warning by the police, later said that he was confident in their safety as he rarely grips the handlebars when he rides anyway.

Boy born with 12 fingers and toes
Boy born with 12 fingers and toes
28 May 2015

Boy born with 12 fingers and toes

A UK boy born with 12 fingers and 12 toes has left doctors stumped.

All had appeared to be well for Jacob Duff before he was born in November last year. But when he was delivered, his parents were shocked to see their child with an extra digit on each of his limbs. Apart from that, Jacob also has a hole in his heart and problems with his sight.

Though the extra digits are loosely attached, doctors will not remove them until he is 12 months old as they do not want to put him under anaesthetic.

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