Strange Headlines from Around the World


Hello Dear Readers, I thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the strange headlines gleaned from the website: unexplained mysteries.com.

Man  Swallows a Fork

A man was hospitalized with stomach pains and was found to have had a 9-inch fork lodged inside him for a decade.

It seems the man had accidentally swallowed the fork ten years earlier but was apparently told by somebody (a somebody who was no doubt drunker than he was) that it would pass naturally from his system.

“I can’t believe it,” he is quoted as saying “I have never had any problems with my stomach except once a couple of years ago.”

Judging from this statement it is safe to assume that not only is this man a clumsy eater, but he is also completely incapable of putting two and two together.

Man survives Metal Rod through his Head

A construction worker was working on a building in Brazil when a six-foot metal bar fell from five stories above piercing his hard hat and his skull and protruded out between his eyes. He remained conscious in the ambulance on his way to the hospital where doctors were able to successfully remove it.

The man was very fortunate that there was nobody around to tell him it would pass naturally from his system.

Did Marco Polo Really Go to China?

Archeologists believe famed explorer Marco Polo may have never actually traveled to China at all, and think that it is more likely that Venetian merchant adventurer picked up second-hand stories about China and Japan which he included in his book, “A Description of the World”.

Archeologists have yet to make a formal announcement that children everywhere can stop playing Marco Polo in the swimming pool now and, in fact, should have never been playing it in the first place.   We can only hope that announcement will be coming soon.  Very very soon.

The World’s First Joke Book

A newly translated tablet from ancient Mesopotamia has provided a unique look at early humor.

Archeologists stress that while the jokes in the tablet make no sense to us today, they were highly amusing at the time.  Archeologists do not go on to say how in the world they would know something like this.

One joke not purported to be in the tablet is as follows:

Why did the chicken cross the Appian Way?

So he could stop Roman around.

Ok, it’s not funny now, but archeologists are absolutely certain that 2500 years ago, it would have killed!

One small step for . . . oh whatever

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Until next time . . . I love you

14 thoughts on “Strange Headlines from Around the World

  1. Ahaha! I’m looking forward to the end of Marco Polo. It’s sobering to think it went on this long. I always had my suspicions about him and now we know he was a scoundrel!

  2. Ha, you never fail to amuse me! ;) Lol! Famous British one was ‘Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster’. He’s a comedian, the headline has kept us all amused for years!

  3. Hahaha! I just googled Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster! For such a famous headline I’m surprised we missed it over hear. At least I did! Freddie Starr is probably eating a guinea pig as we speak! :D

  4. I swallowed a spoon once. It was right after Mary Poppins told me a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. I didn’t realize you were only supposed to swallow the sugar. Having it pass thru my system was not One Of My Favorite Things… : (

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