Strange But True http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24833/all en These childhood photos of Kim Jong Un would be cute if they weren't disturbing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/north-korea/140423/kim-jong-un-childhood-photos-released <p>They grow up so fast.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/north-korea/140423/kim-jong-un-childhood-photos-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North Korea World Leaders Strange But True Politics North Korea Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:48:31 +0000 Allison Jackson 6128702 at http://www.globalpost.com Kim Jong-un forces aides to walk through his own mind http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/140422/kim-jong-un-forces-aides-walk-through-his-own-mind <p>And we have the picture of what that looked like.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/140422/kim-jong-un-forces-aides-walk-through-his-own-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Satire Asia-Pacific Strange But True North Korea Mexico Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:07:40 +0000 Emma Rathbone 6127716 at http://www.globalpost.com Students in New Zealand are killing rats for free beer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/140422/students-new-zealand-wellington-killing-rats-free-beer <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">You may think rats are a problem where you live, but in Wellington, New Zealand, they are CLIMBING TREES AND RAIDING BIRDS&#39; NESTS.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/140422/students-new-zealand-wellington-killing-rats-free-beer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rat problems Entertainment Asia-Pacific Food & Drink Strange But True Wildlife News Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:51:23 +0000 Emily Lodish 6127614 at http://www.globalpost.com 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