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21 Of The Most WTF Things That Have Ever Happened In Birmingham

"Oh good, my meal's balanced on a rusty shovel!" – No one, ever.

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3. When a man in military dress wandered around pushing a toy monkey in a pram.

Instagram: @carysmatic

Although you won't bump into him these days; Kings Heath's beloved Monkey Man has since found true love in the Welsh seaside town of Llandudno.

4. When the phrase "dig into your meal" was taken a bit too literally by a hipster pub.

My lunch from Monday served on a shovel #onlyinbirmingham

You've heard of plates, right?

5. When someone improved this street sign with a bottle of Tipp-Ex.

Instagram: @rollerdisco1984

6. And when someone else went one step further.

Instagram: @iselilja

Stay classy, Digbeth.


9. And when Spider-Man was spotted handing out food to homeless people in the city centre.

A man dressed as Spider-Man is walking around #Birmingham handing out food to the homeless -

A real superhero. Even J. Jonah Jameson would approve.

10. When a local convenience store did a Brangelina.

Seems legit.

11. When the morning commute turned into Toys "R" Bus.

Instagram: @acwjarvis


12. When Scooby, Shaggy, and the gang made a quick getaway from West Brom.

Instagram: @jenasauraus

14. When this guy decided to carry around a giant Happy Meal.

Instagram: @kimrenb

"I'll have a Significantly Happier Meal to go, please."

16. When this city centre shortcut had an existential crisis.

Instagram: @sidscott

17. When this snack bar sold 99p "donor" meat.

Instagram: @tomlennon1

Who is donating this meat, and why?


19. When someone opened a theme bar inspired by a mediocre 16-year-old film.

#ICYMI! New Coyote Ugly bar to open in #Digbeth #Birmingham 🍔🍸🍟🍻 MORE >

Coming Soon: The Battlefield Earth Burger Bar. Possibly.

20. When Brum's deeply terrifying statue of King Kong ended up in a Wolverhampton art gallery.

Does anyone else remember when it used to stand next to the Bull Ring?

21. And, last but by no means least, when a Brummie royalist's tattoo tribute backfired badly.

Sunday Sport

"To be honest, I should have twigged when he was humming 'Another One Bites The Dust' and 'We Will Rock You' all the way through the procedure." Amazing.

Never change, Birmingham. Never change.


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