Creepy 'mystery creatures' found in New Zealand, a Canadian politician weighing in on the Flat Earth theory, and a man in India who hopes to sue his parents for giving birth to him were among the strange and unusual stories to cross our desk this past week.
By far the most bizarre story of the week centered around an Indian man who revealed that he wants to sue his parents for giving birth to him without his consent. A self-described 'anti-natalist,' Raphael Samuel reasoned that he was brought into this world at the behest of his mother and father for their own pleasure and that there was no consideration given as to whether or not he should have to face the challenges of life such as going to school or working. While the proposed lawsuit is unlikely to go anywhere, we're guessing that the young man won't exactly be warmly received at the next family gathering.
The infamous Flat Earth theory found its way into the headlines this week in a most unexpected manner as it was revealed that a politician in Canada had seemingly suggested that the controversial concept had some merit. Gatineau, Quebec city councilor Nathalie Lemieux drew snickers from the media and her constituents when she posted a story about the conspiracy on her Facebook page and asked "who decided that the Earth is round and why should we believe it?" While she stopped short of outright endorsing the odd idea that the planet is flat, her suggestion that evidence for the theory is being hidden from the public certainly seemed to indicate that she's on board.
This past week saw a particularly creepy case of 'mystery creatures' in the news by way of a rather unsettling video out of New Zealand. In the footage, four small bug-like critters can be seen wriggling around in the palm of a man's hand. The strange-looking beasties not only had aghast viewers scratching their heads, but they also stumped experts who couldn't quite agree on what the weird specimens might have been. Some theorized that they were the legs of an unfortunate moth that had encountered a predator and others argued that the video was merely a clever hoax.
You can check out more strange and unusual stories from the past week at the Coast to Coast AM website.