Here's the first. Apparently a farmer near London decided to hide his home with haybales to avoid planning regulations and build it however he wanted. (This really made me laugh because it sounds like something my dad would try to do!)
The other was this one. As part of a social experiment for a TV show, all the women in a Canadian town left for a week to see how the men would handle things on their own.
Bizarre human interest stories like these really catch my attention!
Next time you're brainstorming new stories or plot twists and you find yourself in a funk, try browsing through internet news headlines. Who knows what fascinating tidbits you might find to work into your storyline? If you do find something really crazy, reference the source in your synopsis because sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction!