Weird news of the week (Apr 11-17)

From a human barbecue to an unusual napping spot, here’s a round-up of the bizarre news stories of the last seven days from around the world.

Helpless man “grills” himself to rid cancer
Helpless man “grills” himself to rid cancer
18 Apr 2015

Helpless man “grills” himself to rid cancer

A Chinese man is so desperate to cure himself of cancer that he grilled his body over a fire in hopes of killing the cancerous cells.

According to Chinese media, Jia Binhui, 25, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2013 and had exhausted his savings for medical treatments over the past two years. He had no choice but to build the human barbecue to try to treat himself.

“They say experts believe a temperature higher than 42 degrees Celsius can kill cancer cells, so I set up a contraption in my backyard to try,” said Jia on Weibo.

“Let's see if it works.”

Man injured after toilet bowl collapses
Man injured after toilet bowl collapses
18 Apr 2015

Man injured after toilet bowl collapses

A passenger was literally left with a pain in the ass on Thursday (Apr 16) after a toilet bowl he was reportedly squatting on at a China airport collapsed.

According to Chinese media, the man was bleeding badly at the buttocks and had to call his travel companions for help. Initially, he told them he was squatting on the toilet when it tipped over and smashed but later denied this and claimed he had been sitting and that the toilet was shoddily made.

An airport official was quoted as saying “a toilet bowl is meant to be sat on, not stood on” and hoped travellers would avoid uncivilised behaviour in public areas.

Girl escapes arrest after beating cops at Scissors Paper Stone
Girl escapes arrest after beating cops at Scissors Paper Stone
18 Apr 2015

Girl escapes arrest after beating cops at Scissors Paper Stone

It must have been this girl’s lucky day.

A college student reportedly got out of a ticket for underage drinking after beating cops in a game of Scissors Paper Stone.

A video of the incident, which took place at country music festival Chilifest in Texas last weekend, was uploaded on social media site Vine by user Old Row on Monday (Apr 13), along with the caption: “These cops let her play rock paper scissors to not get arrested. She won. Gig 'em.”

The clip shows the girl surrounded by revellers as she anxiously faced three officers to the game. After tossing out a “rock” against one of the officers’ “scissors”, the crowd erupted with cheers as the girl covered her face in disbelief. And true to their word, the cops walked off into the crowd.

While this girl may have gotten away with it this time, we do not advise anyone to try this with their local cop.

Man fattens up girlfriend to ward off rivals
Man fattens up girlfriend to ward off rivals
18 Apr 2015

Man fattens up girlfriend to ward off rivals

This is an unusual way to keep roving eyes off one’s girlfriend.

A man has reportedly encouraged his girlfriend to eat five meals a day so she will put on weight and put off admirers.

According to Chinese media reports, the boyfriend was paranoid about losing her to other men when they started dating, and devised a scheme to fatten her up.

He would take her out for hearty meals at the best restaurants in Guangzhou and sometimes even woke her up in the middle of the night to feed her snacks. The result: the woman, who used to weigh 50kg, ballooned to 90kg within a year (check out her before and after photos).

Looks like his efforts have paid off because she recently accepted his proposal with, you guessed it, food.

Presenting her with a chocolate bouquet, he reportedly told her: “The most romantic thing I can think of is gradually growing heavier with you." 

Man takes nap on airport baggage carousel
Man takes nap on airport baggage carousel
18 Apr 2015

Man takes nap on airport baggage carousel

That must be some serious jet lag!

A man was photographed taking a catnap on the airport baggage carousel in Russia’s Domodedovo Airport, much to the amusement of passengers.

Dressed in a black T-shirt and navy shorts, the man was curled up in a foetal position and didn’t look too comfortable as he went on his rounds. Unfortunately, passengers appeared were more interested in snapping photos or spotting their luggage than the fate of the man.

Man blames wife’s ‘deformed’ breasts for failed marriage
Man blames wife’s ‘deformed’ breasts for failed marriage
18 Apr 2015

Man blames wife’s ‘deformed’ breasts for failed marriage

This has got to be one of the craziest reasons we’ve heard for a divorce.

A man has blamed his wife’s “deformed” breasts for their “doomed” marriage, in a bid to reduce the amount he owes her in divorce proceedings.

The couple wed in 1972 and though the man told a Canberra court that he had been unhappy in his marriage since 1975 after discovering his wife's physical disfigurement, they stayed married for almost four decades.

"I did not see her breasts, until late 1974 [when] I discovered [she] had a physical disfigurement," he wrote in an affadavit to the court. "If I had seen them before I would not have married her.”

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