5 surprising and strange news stories to make your weekend

People do the weirdest things, and often go viral on the Internet for it. [Image - CCO / Pixabay]
People do the weirdest things, and often go viral on the Internet for it. [Image - CCO / Pixabay]

A round-up of some of the weirder bits of news in the headlines this week, including the cockatoo who famously removed anti-nesting spikes.

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Cockatoo removes anti-nesting spikes

A cockatoo in Katoomba, Australia, made headlines when it was captured on video, methodically removing anti-nesting spikes on a ledge in a shopping centre. A video shared to Facebook by Isaac Sherring-Tito shows the hardworking bird as it moves along the wall, slowly but surely removing a series of spikes and dropping them to the ground. When the camera points down to the ground, several other spikes can be seen. This bird has been a busy boy.

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Latest optical illusion brings out the artist in us

This image was posted to Twitter and ended up going viral on Reddit. It looks to me like an ocean scene, with a beach and stormy sky. That apparently means I am an artist, as it is actually a damaged car door, with the pavement beneath it.

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