Subscribe to BIZARRE NEWS
Subscribe to DEAL OF THE DAY

October 17, 2020

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

Graft and corruption are not an American invention. Politicians the world over are suckers for the easy money their offices can provide for them. But at least in America our corrupt politicians (or 'politicians' as they're called) are a little more discreet about their graft than they are in Brazil. One Brazilian senator was caught stealing, literally with his pants down.

Brazilian senator Jair Bolsonaro was caught hiding money in his underwear during a police investigation into the diversion of public funds for fighting the coronavirus, local media reported.

Federal officers raided the home of Chico Rodrigues in the northern state of Roraima as part of a corruption probe.

They found 30,000 reales ($5,300) in cash, part of which was discovered in Rodrigues's underwear, including "between his buttocks," said sources from the investigation.

The federal police confirmed they were trying to dismantle a "possible criminal scheme diverting public funds" set aside to combat the outbreak in Roraima state.

Rodrigues meanwhile issued a statement saying the police "did their job carrying out a search as part of an investigation in which I'm cited," although he made no mention of the cash nor where it was allegedly found.

He complained that he'd had his "home invaded just for doing my job as a legislator" and insisted he had done nothing wrong.


P.S. Bizarre News is now on Facebook. We're expanding our reach, to bring the strange and stupid news to you whenever you log on. Follow Bizarre News and join the group so you won't miss out on a single story. Click here to visit Bizarre News on Facebook

Questions? Comments? Email:

Horse skeleton seized at mail sorting facility

Customs officials in Florida said they seized an unusual package that arrived via mail from Hungary when it was found to contain a complete horse skeleton. Customs and Border Protection officials said specialists at the Jacksonville International Mail Facility discovered a package that arrived from Hungary contained more than 200 equine bones. Daniel Alonso, the acting director of field operations for the agency's Miami and Tampa field offices, tweeted photos of the bones arranged to create a complete horse skeleton. "No horsing around this Halloween," Alonso tweeted. Alonso said the package did not have a required veterinary services permit and would not be sent along to its intended destination.

Looking For Unique, Stylish, And Comfortable Masks? We Have A Huge Selection Of Fashion Masks! And Everything Has D-i-s-c-o-u-n-t Pricing

Bacon mask gives wearers the aroma of bacon

A U.S. company is offering fans of breakfast meats the chance to enjoy the scent of sizzling pork anytime they want with a bacon-scented face mask. Hormel said the Black Label Breathable Bacon mask uses the "the latest in bacon-smell technology" to give the wearer the experience of smelling bacon anytime they don the COVID-19 protection accessory. Bacon fans can register to win a bacon-scented mask until Oct. 28 at "Hormel Black Label Breathable Bacon is bacon-scented for an irresistibly breathable, heavenly aroma that you can keep all to yourself," the website states. Hormel said the company will donate one meal to Feeding America for every contest entry, up to 10,000.