Explore weird, strange, and bizarre news through newspaper articles, photos, and clippings. From a corpse refusing to stay dead, to an eccentric old lady and her cats, to a dog on a bicycle, weird news has been appearing in newspapers for centuries.
Corpse Spoils Wake; Refuses to Stay Dead 17 Jun 1922, Sat Modesto Morning Herald (Modesto, California) Newspapers.com An Eccentric Old Lady and Her Cats 01 Oct 1870, Sat The Illustrated Police News, etc. (London, Greater London, England) Newspapers.com "Sea Serpent's" Skeleton Intrigues Cape Cod 21 Jan 1939, Sat Montpelier Evening Argus (Montpelier, Vermont) Newspapers.com Spaghetti Recipe Starts Argument 30 Sep 1938, Fri The Albuquerque Tribune (Albuquerque, New Mexico) Newspapers.com Flirting with Death, His Job; And Thousand Saw "Human Fly" Scale Walls of R.-W. Building 04 Jun 1921, Sat The Hutchinson News (Hutchinson, Kansas) Newspapers.com A Homemade Diving Suit 16 Jul 1933, Sun Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) Newspapers.com 'Anti-Noise' Bill Would Outlaw Popcorn And Peanut Eating In Oregon Theaters 07 Apr 1949, Thu Albany Democrat-Herald (Albany, Oregon) Newspapers.com Ripping Though Roof - Meteorite Strikes Sylacauga Woman 01 Dec 1954, Wed The Birmingham News (Birmingham, Alabama) Newspapers.com Anti-Flirt Club in Capitol 05 Mar 1923, Mon The Herald (Rock Hill, South Carolina) Newspapers.com Dog Rides a Horse or a Bicycle 24 Sep 1902, Wed Free Press Prairie Farmer (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) Newspapers.com 'Heidi' Blocks Out Football Game; TV Viewers Deluge NBC Switchboard 18 Nov 1968, Mon Lancaster New Era (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) Newspapers.com The Strangest Wedding that Ever Happened 05 Jun 1921, Sun San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, California) Newspapers.com Oldest Mule Dies 11 Nov 1913, Tue Daily Republican-Register (Mount Carmel, Illinois) Newspapers.com Tail Gunner Lives to Tell Tale of Four Mile Tumble 05 Oct 1944, Thu The Boscobel Dial (Boscobel, Wisconsin) Newspapers.com Fake Radio 'War' Stirs Terror Through U.S. 31 Oct 1938, Mon Daily News (New York, New York) Newspapers.com To Prevent Premature Burial 26 Apr 1901, Fri Stockton Daily Evening Record (Stockton, California) Newspapers.com A Tale of an Egg; It Aided Cupid in Making a Good Match 06 Apr 1898, Wed The Indiana Progress (Indiana, Pennsylvania) Newspapers.com A Child Stolen by a Monkey 09 Jul 1870, Sat The Illustrated Police News, etc. (London, Greater London, England) Newspapers.com Tax on Spinsters 03 Feb 1906, Sat The Topeka Daily Herald (Topeka, Kansas) Newspapers.com Walky Phones May Be Next 10 Apr 1953, Fri Spokane Chronicle (Spokane, Washington) Newspapers.com Beware of "Blue Eyes!" 06 Mar 1921, Sun San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, California) Newspapers.com Rhode Island Fears Vampires; Strange Survival of a Grisly Superstition up in New England 19 Jan 1896, Sun The Philadelphia Times (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Newspapers.com A Bicycle Ball 20 Nov 1897, Sat The Wheelwoman and Society Cycling News (London, Greater London, England) Newspapers.com Exposing the Weird Secrets of "Mediums" 24 Mar 1929, Sun Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Newspapers.com U.S. Mystery Flier Spans Atlantic In Old Airplane, Without Permit 18 Jul 1938, Mon Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) Newspapers.com Motor costumes for Dogs Paris' Latest Freak 21 Feb 1904, Sun Boston Post (Boston, Massachusetts) Newspapers.com The Battle Against Bare Legs 24 Jul 1921, Sun San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, California) Newspapers.com Something New in Footwear 23 May 1924, Fri The Paducah Sun-Democrat (Paducah, Kentucky) Newspapers.com The Whole Family Eloped! 13 Mar 1921, Sun San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, California) Newspapers.com New Invention for Motor Cars 27 Mar 1921, Sun The Kansas City Kansan (Kansas City, Kansas) Newspapers.com "Mystery House" in Illinois Town Is Still a Mystery after 17 Years 05 Mar 1914, Thu Muncie Evening Press (Muncie, Indiana) Newspapers.com Wet Smack 02 Mar 1944, Thu The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, Louisiana) Newspapers.com Mystery of the Talking Mongoose of Cashen's Gap 12 Apr 1936, Sun The San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, California) Newspapers.com Mike Loses His Head, But Goes Right on Living 19 Sep 1945, Wed Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah) Newspapers.com Must Quit Kissing! 08 Oct 1918, Tue Knoxville Sentinel (Knoxville, Tennessee) Newspapers.com Man or Woman - Which Is Better Motor Car Driver? 22 Nov 1925, Sun The Miami Herald (Miami, Florida) Newspapers.com Milk Can Explosion 22 Jul 1909, Thu Shiner Gazette (Shiner, Texas) Newspapers.com Prize Duck Ate Yeast; Rose Up and Exploded 27 Dec 1909, Mon The Independent (Santa Barbara, California) Newspapers.com Buster Is a Canine Aristocrat; He's the Only Dog Known Who Proudly Sports a Wooden Leg 03 Apr 1922, Mon Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Newspapers.com How Would You Like to Live in This House for Homeless Ghosts? 09 Nov 1924, Sun Austin American-Statesman (Austin, Texas) Newspapers.com Queer Hand of Seaweed 06 Apr 1930, Sun Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Newspapers.com Dish Pan Exercises for the Bachelor Girl 19 Jul 1903, Sun The Buffalo Sunday Morning News (Buffalo, New York) Newspapers.com Claims to Be Only Bellringing Cat 06 Dec 1920, Mon Boston Post (Boston, Massachusetts) Newspapers.com One Family Has 5 Generations Of Bobbed-Hair Flappers 01 Nov 1924, Sat News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Newspapers.com These Gulls Have a Private Guardian 28 Jun 1912, Fri Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington, Kentucky) Newspapers.com Woman, About 98, Dies Keeping Her Age Secret 04 Mar 1920, Thu The St. Louis Star and Times (St. Louis, Missouri) Newspapers.com Painted Spider Adds to Attractiveness Bare Back 04 Mar 1920, Thu The Owensboro Messenger (Owensboro, Kentucky) Newspapers.com Constant Use of Ouija Board Drives Seven People Insane 04 Mar 1920, Thu The Long Beach Telegram and The Long Beach Daily News (Long Beach, California) Newspapers.com Chaplin's Coffin Stolen from Swiss Cemetery 03 Mar 1978, Fri The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee) Newspapers.com A Baby With Two Heads 14 Jul 1888, Sat The Inquirer (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) Newspapers.com
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