Strange But True http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24833/all en The guy who ate gold, and 5 other weird smuggling busts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/140418/the-guy-who-ate-gold-and-5-other-weird-smuggling-busts <p>An Indian businessman just had $16,000 worth of gold removed from his intestines, but that&#39;s nothing compared to pants full of monkeys.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/140418/the-guy-who-ate-gold-and-5-other-weird-smuggling-busts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Travel/Tourism Whatever it takes Strange But True India Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:23:00 +0000 Jess Zimmerman 6125055 at http://www.globalpost.com This hilarious dance craze is sweeping Saudi Arabia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/140418/penguin-dance-craze-sweeps-saudi-arabia It's called the 'penguin' and is exactly what you might expect.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/140418/penguin-dance-craze-sweeps-saudi-arabia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> shut up and dance Strange But True Culture & Lifestyle Saudi Arabia Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:14:56 +0000 Allison Jackson 6124992 at http://www.globalpost.com These new cow fart packs from Argentina could save the world http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/argentina/140417/cow-fart-packs-methane-energy-environment-power-farms <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">This is not a joke, but it is funny.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">It&#39;s also practical.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/argentina/140417/cow-fart-packs-methane-energy-environment-power-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Future Energy Food & Drink Strange But True Wildlife News Energy Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:36:40 +0000 Emily Lodish 6124347 at http://www.globalpost.com This Norwegian reality show is like nothing you've ever seen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/entertainment/140417/norway-tv-piip-show-great-tits <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">OK, we&#39;ve already proven that Norwegian TV is awesome and innovative.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">Turns out it&#39;s also adorable.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/entertainment/140417/norway-tv-piip-show-great-tits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Reality TV Entertainment Strange But True Wildlife News Europe Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:12:16 +0000 Emily Lodish 6124153 at http://www.globalpost.com Holy Mexico hailstones! Easter week is getting freak weather http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/140417/mexican-weather-hailstones-easter-week <p>MEXICO CITY &mdash; Residents of the Mexican capital normally celebrate their four-day Easter weekend with water fights to cool down from the searing April heat. But millions leaving work Wednesday were confounded by the sight of hailstones thudding on their cars like marbles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/140417/mexican-weather-hailstones-easter-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> global weirding Strange But True Culture & Lifestyle Science Mexico Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:57:00 +0000 Ioan Grillo 6124119 at http://www.globalpost.com French lawmakers no longer think animals are the same as furniture http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/140417/france-civil-code-animals-amendment <p>PARIS, France &mdash; Good news for the cats and dogs of France: they have feelings now.&nbsp;<em>Mais oui</em>. Doting pet owners may be surprised to learn that man&rsquo;s best friend is, according to the French civil code, a &ldquo;movable asset.&rdquo; That&rsquo;s about to change, if the governing Socialist Party gets its way.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/140417/france-civil-code-animals-amendment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Strange But True Wildlife News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:46:14 +0000 Jessica Phelan 6123659 at http://www.globalpost.com Norway's new TV sensation is like watching paint dry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140416/norway-slow-tv-norwegian-television-NRK2 <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">There&#39;s a lot of talk about mindfulness these days, about the need to slow down and unplug in order to savor the world around us.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">Well, Norwegian TV has found a way to let us do that while leaving everything plugged in.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140416/norway-slow-tv-norwegian-television-NRK2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment sort of Entertainment Strange But True Europe Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:27:00 +0000 Emily Lodish 6123395 at http://www.globalpost.com UNICEF's 'Poo2Loo' campaign targets open defecation in India with weird games, videos, shitty puns, and a turd mascot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/140415/unicef-poo2loo-campaign-targets-open-defecation-india <p>Open defecation, public waste dumping, and water contamination are all serious problems for a nation with over 1.2 billion people. UNICEF&#39;s approach in the &#39;Poop2Loo&#39; campaign is a bit less serious. But maybe that&#39;s just what&#39;s needed to get people talking about poop.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/140415/unicef-poo2loo-campaign-targets-open-defecation-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Strange But True India Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:34:40 +0000 Timothy McGrath 6122440 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Oh Hell Yes,' says Ottawa man about Blood Moon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/140415/blood-moon-satire <p>&#39;He was really into it,&#39; said one neighbor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/140415/blood-moon-satire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Satire Americas Entertainment Strange But True Canada Culture & Lifestyle Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Emma Rathbone 6122125 at http://www.globalpost.com These adorable baby meerkats swarmed a photographer in Botswana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/wildlife-news/140414/adorable-baby-meerkats-photographer-botswana <p>And the result are amazing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/wildlife-news/140414/adorable-baby-meerkats-photographer-botswana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Home Regions The world is awesome Strange But True Wildlife News Science Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:06:00 +0000 Sarah Dougherty 6120839 at http://www.globalpost.com This French juggler uses a pair of 8-rings to create amazing optical illusions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/offbeat/140411/french-juggler-uses-8-rings-create-amazing-optical-illusions <p>Lindzee Poi is a 25-year-old juggler from Angers, France, and he&#39;s developed a simple and stunning routine that will fool your eyes and mess with your brain.</p> Juggling Strange But True Offbeat Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:53:53 +0000 Timothy McGrath 6119552 at http://www.globalpost.com Mongolia gives Hagel a horse — but he leaves it behind http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/140410/hagel-gets-horse-mongolia-leaves-it-behind US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel named the horse Shamrock after his Nebraska high school mascot.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/140410/hagel-gets-horse-mongolia-leaves-it-behind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Strange But True Politics United States Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:15:00 +0000 Allison Jackson 6118519 at http://www.globalpost.com A Chinese beekeeper covered himself with about 460,000 bees to boost honey sales http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/140410/chinese-beekeeper-covers-himself-460000-bees She Ping was stung 20 times during the performance known as 'bee bearding.'<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/140410/chinese-beekeeper-covers-himself-460000-bees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Strange But True China Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:43:00 +0000 Allison Jackson 6118182 at http://www.globalpost.com Irish priest sings Leonard Cohen better than Leonard Cohen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/ireland/140410/irish-priest-sings-leonard-cohen <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">The one time it&#39;s OK to outshine the bride.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/ireland/140410/irish-priest-sings-leonard-cohen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sing it like you mean it Entertainment Strange But True World Religion Ireland Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Emily Lodish 6118024 at http://www.globalpost.com The Vatican may have just hired a hawk as part of the pope's security force http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/140409/vatican-hires-hawk-protect-pope-doves The feathered bodyguard would be tasked with protecting the pope's peace doves from marauding predators. We await confirmation.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/140409/vatican-hires-hawk-protect-pope-doves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Strange But True World Religion Culture & Lifestyle Italy Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:54:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6117534 at http://www.globalpost.com