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Funeral Procession Pileup? Superman? 4Real? Crazy happenings in New Zealand..

In 2007, New Zealand, News, Odd News, Tool of the Week, Uncategorized, Weird News, World on August 9, 2007 at 11:29 am

 First it was the 7-legged-lamb, and the crazy stories out of New Zealand keep on coming…


It’s the land of the long white cloud, a destination for thrill seekers, a country with a do nothing bird as it’s national symbol, and a land famous for its natural beauty featured in the Lord of The Rings blockbuster movie trilogy. But for all its pluses, well, there sure are a lot of crazy people in New Zealand.

At first, I really did think it was the negative bias I hold towards Kiwis. Given the natural rivalry between my homeland (Australia) and our English speaking neighbour to the south east.

But then, there it is the evidence….


Pat and Sheena Wheaton are the proud parents of a healthy baby boy, who they named……

” 4Real ”

Yes that’s right they named their baby boy 4Real.

Yes, I am for real!

However, when they went to register the name with the New Zealand government authorities, they were denied the ability to use the name because it included a digit.

So instead of taking the decision on the chin, getting on with life, and giving their boy a normal name like Michael or Chris or Apple, not Apple, they decided on a name just as ridiculous.


Yes, I am being for real.

They want to call their boy Superman, as in look up in the sky, is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s…

And this time, they will be allowed to have the name. Because it doesn’t include a digit.

“It doesn’t make a lot of sense: I can call him Superman but I can’t call him 4Real,” Pat Wheaton told New Zealand media.

But despite the ineligibility of 4Real, the babies’ family will continue to refer to him as 4Real, and let Superman Wheaton be the name displayed on his birth certificate, drivers licence, school bag, etc.

“If we have to register him for the Government or the system or whatever, then we’ll register him as Superman . . . to friends and family he’ll stay 4Real.”

Pat even said that the controversy surrounding his choice of name, which got heavy coverage here on the www, was hard to take.

“I did go online and Google some of the stories and as tough as I am, it does get to you, but there’s no point getting upset.

“It could be a 10-year-old school girl making those comments.”

Well, Mr Weaton I hope your reading, (AND NO I’m not a 10-year-old school girl, although I probably could be.)

Because I would just like to say to you, that…… you’re a dickhead!

In fact, you’re such a dickhead, I’m even awarding you and you’re wife the most stupendous of all awards…

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Weaton…

You’ve earned yourselves

The Crazy News: Tool of the Week.


Well deserved…

If you would like to see the Weatons and 4Real in video form click here. It’s the 3rd video story down.

Be warned, heavy Kiwi accents involved.

If Superman and 4Real don’t do it for you, here are some more ridiculous baby names, courtesy London’s Daily Telegraph.

1. Kal-el Coppola (Son of actor Nicolas Cage)

2. Audio Science (Son of actress Shannyn Sossaman)

3. Bluebell Madonna (Daughter of Singer Geri Halliwell)

4. Daisy Boo (Daughter of chef Jamie Oliver)

5. Pilot Inspektor (Son of actress Beth Riesgraf and actor Jason Lee)

6. Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily (Daughter of television presenter Paula Yates and Singer Michael Hutchence)

7. Dixie Dot (Daughter of television presenter Anna Ryder Richardson)

8. God’Iss Love Stone (Daughter of Singer Lil’Mo)

9. Jermajesty (Son of Singer Jermaine Jackson)

10. Apple (Daughter of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and singer Chris Martin)


Funeral turns into car disaster!

Next up in our Crazy News double of Crazy happenings in the nation of New Zealand…..

This time its the Kiwi police force, and we go to the town of Te Anau.

An internal investigation is being launched by police authorities there, after a female officer decided she would pull over a funeral hearse as it lead 80-100 cars, creating chaos.

It all started when the officer parked her police vehicle on the other side of the road and gestured to the funeral director, who was driving the hearse, to pull over. So he did.

But instead of serving and protecting the community, the policeman’s actions caused a car pileup!

“Here we are taking dad to the cemetery and we are all pulled over and there are accidents behind us. It was just like dominoes. People go to a funeral to send off a good mate and a good father and this bloody happens,” said the son of the dead man.


The pileup involved multiple cars, and the policewoman even had to take a number of the mourners back into town.

What is going on New Zealand? What is going on….

And what’s all this stuff about this strange thing called the Haka? 

Scary stuff, that is!

Man tips off police about his own crime.

In 2007, amazing story, Crazy news, crime, England, europe, Germany, law and order, Odd News, police, Tool of the Week on July 27, 2007 at 3:31 am

The Crazy News: Tool of the Week.

If all criminals were like this guy, police forces would probably never really exist.
A 30-year-old man decided that he would do a little bit of shop lifting at his local supermarket Thursday. As he was leaving the store he couldn’t help but feel guilty for what he just did.

So instead of turning around and placing his stolen goods back, an act which would surely avoid any problems for thief, police and shop workers alike, the man thought it would be a good idea to pass a note to a shop assistant, and leave the store with stolen goods in hand.

Call the police, I’ve just stolen,” the note read, according to a spokesman for the police in the town of Nienburg.When officers called at his address, the man immediately admitted his crime.

“You don’t come across criminals like this every day,” the spokesman said. “The man wouldn’t say why he tipped us off.”

Congratulations unnamed man originally from Liverpool, England. You’ve received the honour of this week’s Crazy News Tool of the Week. Ahh…Well done. Yes, that’s it.

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Man’s call to 911 emergency: ‘Help, I’m surrounded by police!’

In 2007, Crazy news, Florida, law and order, Odd News, police, Tool of the Week, United States, USA, Worlds most on July 20, 2007 at 3:03 am


Du’h, yeah boss!

Could this guy be the dumbest man in the world?

He was surrounded by police with guns drawn in the town of Largo, Florida in the US.

Instead of putting his hands on his head and coming out quietly, like everyone else does, he decided a call to emergency hotline 911 was in order.

Media Reports:

A 38-year-old man was arrested after he called 911 and told a dispatcher he was surrounded by police officers and needed help, authorities said.

Police officers met Dana Farrell Shelton after being called to investigate a disturbance at a bar on Sunday but had found no problems and told him to move along.

Shelton, who officers said appeared intoxicated, then called 911 to report he was “surrounded by Largo police,” according to an arrest affidavit.

Headcase: Man discovers tooth in forehead from rugby clash 15 weeks earlier.

In 2007, amazing story, australia, Odd News, sport, Tool of the Week, Uncategorized, World News on July 17, 2007 at 6:26 pm


The tooth is where the head is….

For 15 weeks Australian rugby player Ben Czislowski had been wondering why he had been experiencing incessant headaches, an eye infection and constantly feeling lethargic.

With a well overdue trip to the local doctor, Ben discovered that he had been holding the missing tooth from an opposition opponent just above his left eye, after a match played back on April 1, in Queensland State.

He told Australian media:

“We (me and my opponent) had a bit of a head clash and I realised he’d lost some teeth, but I just assumed they were on the ground,” he said.

“I never thought they were lodged in my head. I just got it stitched up and that was about it.”

The 24-year-old says he was shocked when his doctor discovered an infected tooth beneath his skin.

“I probably need his address, I’ve got his tooth at home,” he said.

“It’d probably be the right thing to send it down to him. It was a pretty impressive collision.

“It wasn’t intentional from him and it was just sort of a head clash, and he probably didn’t see it coming. I didn’t see it coming.

“It looked pretty dramatic.”

“It’s a story I can tell for the rest of my life. It will get a bit more exaggerated over the years, but it’s a good laugh.”

Australians are tough people, especially Queenslanders. Steve Irwin was a Queenslander. And Australian rugby players are tough guys, but this is just ridiculous! How did he not realise for 4 months that he had someone else’s tooth lodged into your forehead!


Ben Czislowski, congratulations, you’ve earned yourself the honour of…

The Crazy News Tool of the Week.