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Weird News Tidbits II 

Some are most probably real, improbable as they seem, some might be urban legends but here are some more strange, bizarre or just uncanny news reports.

 

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Colin Linge, 54, retired after 29 years and 50,000 hours as a firefighter, having never fought a single fire (London, Ontario).

From a May police report in The Messenger (Madisonville, Ky.), concerning two trucks being driven strangely on a rural road: A man would drive one truck 100 yards, stop, walk back to a second truck, drive it 100 yards beyond the first truck, stop, walk back to the first truck, drive it 100 yards beyond the second truck, and so on. According to police, the man's brother was passed out drunk in one of the trucks so the man was driving both trucks home. (However, a blood-alcohol test showed the driver, also, to be presumed-impaired.)

On July 1, the Dallas Better Business Bureau began charging consumers $9.50 for the privilege of listening to their complaints of being ripped off by local businesses.

A murder trial was postponed when the defendant was called for jury duty that day and accidentally placed in the pool for his own trial (Ottawa, Ontario).

A Boston traffic agency handed out leaflets during rush hour to explain re-routing problems but stopped when motorists slowing down for the leaflets caused a several-miles-long backup.


The death of a 49-year-old woman in Scotland in September brought to three the number of no-food, no-water, "breatharian"-diet followers of Australian Ellen Greve who have died of starvation in two years. Greve claims 5,000 disciples, charges more than $2,000 (U.S.) per ticket for her seminars, and sells her philosophy ("liberation from the drudgery of food and drink") to Westerners in part to confer a spirituality on Third World hunger. Eating-disorder specialists quoted by the Times of London said, of course, that there is no scientific basis for Greve's teachings.

The U.S. Forest Service apologized for charging two New Hampshire men with the crime of "maintaining (White Mountain National Forest) without a permit" because they had spent two days cleaning up a lake.

Iran's supreme leader decreed that the punishment for politically opposing the death penalty would be the death penalty.

Two Illinois researchers told a professional convention in May of their findings that telling a lie triggers a release of hormones to the nose, increasing its size.

Two police cars collided on the way to a doughnut shop (Panama City, Fla.; actually, the doughnut shop was a crime scene).

 

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Comment by Michel on April 1, 2011 at 10:19am
All Things Dirt: "Filth, fecal matter, and grime in all [their] forms are the subject of a new exhibition in London," reported Reuters (200 exhibits, ranging from dust and urine to vials of historic crud and odes to famous pillars of sewage and medical scum). "Dirt, the Filthy Reality of Everyday Life" is now playing at the Wellcome Collection. "I want people to leave with an expanded awareness of dirt," said the curator. Reuters via Yahoo News
Comment by Michel on March 31, 2011 at 1:22pm

Adriana pointed me to this story:

Mega Millions Winners Bought Golden Ticket After Getting Cut In Line

From the gothamist.

 

It's safe to assume that the greatest line cut comeuppance in the history of civilization took place at Coulson's News Center in Albany last Friday, when an unidentified jerk weaseled ahead of winner Mike Barth and bought a lottery ticket. Barth was reaching for a candy bar when the inconsiderate P.O.S. reached over his shoulder to cut the line and bought the next lottery ticket. "I thought about saying something but decided to just let it slide," Barth tells the NY Post. "I bought the next ticket—the winning ticket!" The jackpot was worth $319 million, which Barth will share with six coworkers at the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal. The bastard who cut the line gets an all-too-rare serving of JUSTICE.

Mega Millions lottery winners, from left: Leon Peck, Kristin Baldwin, Mike Barth, Tracy Sussman, John Kutey, Gabrielle Mahar ad John Hilton. (Mike Groll/AP)

The winners were identified at a press conference in Schenectady this morning; each winner will get $28.9 million before taxes, or $19.1 million, after taxes. The odds were one-in-176-million. According to the Post, the winners didn't show up for work Monday and have no intention to returning to work, but it's unclear if their absence will have any noticeable impact on state bureaucracy.

Still, this must really burn for their unlucky co-workers left behind. One unidentified employee reportedly opted out of the lottery pool that fateful day, telling the others he "didn't feel lucky." A woman who knows the winners says, "They asked him twice. They said, 'Are you sure?' and he said yeah, he was going to pass this time. I feel horrible for him." Oh well, we're sure this won't haunt him every waking moment for the rest of his life or anything. Back to work, slave!
Comment by Adriana on March 30, 2011 at 8:31pm
I hear nothing at below 24 (26?). Crap, I am getting old.
Comment by Adriana on March 30, 2011 at 8:31pm
Haha! The mayor of Lanjaron is a funny guy!
Comment by Michel on March 30, 2011 at 6:31pm

The defendant in his own jury is a good one too.

At below 40 I hear only a click, at below24 absolutely nothing. Considering all the abuse, below 50 is fine for me =)

The mayor of Lanjaron, Spain, whose town cemetery is full, told his people "to take utmost care of their health" until additional land is found.

Comment by Adriana on March 30, 2011 at 5:17pm
According to that video, I'm under 40! That made me happy!
Comment by Adriana on March 30, 2011 at 5:16pm

Iran's supreme leader decreed that the punishment for politically opposing the death penalty would be the death penalty.

 

My favorite. The 'breatharian" comes close (except if i really think about it, it's really sad!

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