Listen Back: Ollie's Strange News From Around The World.

Around the world we go to take a look at some of the stranger news stories making the news this week.

Have a listen below ...

This week's Strange News Menu.....

Music Marathon.


The Rubber Chicken Theatre, a Dunblane theater group that broke a Guinness World Record in February 2022 by staging the world's fastest theatrical production. This time round they are  raising funds a year later with a 24-hour marathon of singing.

16 hour flight from Auckland to Auckland.

A small fire inside New York JFK’s Terminal 1 led to big consequences with a 16-hour ‘flight to nowhere’ when an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland was forced to return to Auckland after it had already made it halfway across the North Pacific Ocean en route to New York.

The fire broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning and was quickly and safely extinguished, but not before it damaged power systems that left the entire.

Imagine having a fear of flying and ending up in that situation.

Sting in the tail.


Passengers on a British Airways flight from Texas to London  had to leave their seats in mid-flight when a scorpion was spotted loose on the plane. It was unclear if the scorpion was a stowaway or had escaped from a container during transit. It couldn't be found, and they had to move everyone in that area to empty seats scattered across the plane.

Certainly one way of making you forget about your fear of flying for a while!!!!!!


Karen Green kept her first-generation, eight-gigabyte phone sealed in the box, realizing as the years went on that a collector might come to find it valuable. Her hunch was confirmed when appraisers estimated it at $5,000.

But the results of an online auction shattered all expectations last weekend, when Green's iPhone sold for $63,356.40. Over 100 times more than its original cost.

Wedding Mayhem.

A pair of North Carolina newlyweds and members of their wedding party had a memorable story to tell after they had to be rescued from a hotel elevator.

Panav and Victoria Jha said they were celebrating after their  ceremony when their elevator at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Charlotte stopped between floors.The groom said

"We go up maybe five feet and then just stopped, the door was slightly ajar, so I was like, 'Hmm, that's not normal.'"Certainly a day they won't forget,have a listen above.