WHAT THE WORLD

See ALL SOURCES

Police reports, plot twists, weird stuff ... from everywhere.

Portugal

Highway To Hell? Portuguese Priest Steals From Church To Buy 19 Cars

If we know that greed is one of the seven deadly sins, what about lust for German cars? A Lisbon priest has received a four-and-a-half-year suspended jail sentence for aggravated breach of trust ...

Iran

Iranian Man Divorces Wife For Using Instagram, Remarries ... Happens Again!

TEHRAN — An Iranian man who divorced his first wife over her "secretive" use of Instagram is now ending his second marriage for the same reason. Tehran-based Shargh daily cited the ...

France

In Alsace, A Town Name Too Long For E-Commerce

Can you say "Niederschaeffolsheim" three times fast?

Norway

Norway's Second Biggest City Bans Naming Streets For Men

With 9 out of 10 current streets in Bergen, Norway honoring men, the city council has decided tha...

Canada

In Quebec, "Hot Mic" Gaffe Reveals What Judge Really Thinks

The truth, the whole truth ... and exactly what he thinks — but should never say out loud.

Austria

Austrian Man Makes Case For Lower Fine After "Deliberately" Farting At Police

In Austria, they call it Darmwind — literally "bowel wind." In June 2020, a man was fined 500 euros for intentionally letting one such Darwmind go at police officers approaching him for an ...

France

A Burglar Breaks Into A House In France … And Falls Asleep

Sleeping on the job is a known occupational risk for overnight security guards, long-haul truck drivers and deeply bored bean counters. But for someone robbing a home? Yes, in the western French ...