World's Strangest takes an intelligent and witty look at some of the strangest things humankind has created, been affected by, or is intrigued by. The series focuses mostly on manmade phenomena and creations, be they buildings, technology, or things we attempt to do in this world.
Runtime: 60 minutes
World's Strangest - Pickles (dog) - Netflix
Pickles (born 1962 or 1963; died 1967) was a black and white collie dog, known for his role in finding the stolen Jules Rimet Trophy in March 1966, four months before the 1966 FIFA World Cup was scheduled to kick off in England.
World's Strangest - Later life - Netflix
Pickles starred with Eric Sykes and June Whitfield in the 1966 film The Spy with a Cold Nose. He also appeared on several television programmes, including Blue Peter and Magpie. He was also named “Dog of the Year”, and awarded a year of free food by pet food manufacturer Spillers. Pickles died in 1967 when he was strangled by his choke chain lead that caught on a tree branch while he was chasing a cat near his new home in Surrey. He was buried in his owner's back garden, and his collar is on display in the National Football Museum in Manchester. An entirely fictional version of the story was told in a 2006 ITV drama written by Michael Chaplin, called Pickles: The Dog Who Won The World Cup. He was voiced by Harry Enfield.
World's Strangest - References - Netflix