Here are 10 of the weirdest things that have happened in West Yorkshire over the years

10 of the weirdest things that have happened in West Yorkshire

It’s easy to fall into a routine, but occasionally something out of the ordinary can happen to shake things up.

From apparent alien abductions to rooftop grazing sheep, here are 10 of the weirdest things that have happened in West Yorkshire over the years.

The tasty treats were invented by Horsforth-born Brian Boffey by accident, who came up with the sweets while trying to create powdered jelly. The sweets later came to fruition in 1965.

5. Jelly tots were created by accident

The tasty treats were invented by Horsforth-born Brian Boffey by accident, who came up with the sweets while trying to create powdered jelly. The sweets later came to fruition in 1965.
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Famous escapist Harry Houdini almost met his end in Leeds, when he vowed to break out of a case of ale at The Tetley. He failed at the attempt and would have died had it not been for the intervention of his assistant.

6. Houdini almost died here

Famous escapist Harry Houdini almost met his end in Leeds, when he vowed to break out of a case of ale at The Tetley. He failed at the attempt and would have died had it not been for the intervention of his assistant.
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In 2015, couple Alex Simmonds and Amy Ewing tied knot accompanied by a wedding party of 233. The groom had 103 ushers while the bride had 230 bridesmaids, making it into the Guinness World Records.

7. A world record breaking wedding

In 2015, couple Alex Simmonds and Amy Ewing tied knot accompanied by a wedding party of 233. The groom had 103 ushers while the bride had 230 bridesmaids, making it into the Guinness World Records.
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In 1851, workers discovered enormous bones while digging out sections of Leeds for regeneration works. The bones were confirmed to be that of ancient hippopotamus which were believed to have lived here 100,000 years ago.

8. Hippos once roamed in Leeds

In 1851, workers discovered enormous bones while digging out sections of Leeds for regeneration works. The bones were confirmed to be that of ancient hippopotamus which were believed to have lived here 100,000 years ago.
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