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There Are Rules

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They're Lovin' It

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No Longer Weird

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There Are Rules

A weekly roundup of international news oddities
Building management has filed a lawsuit against resident Helen Hirsh, 83, alleging she "defecated in the fitness center's pool and then again in the fitness center shower," according to the New York Post.

No Longer Weird

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Can we all agree that any alligator walking anywhere in Florida—on a golf course, down a street, through a parking lot, wherever—is no longer news, let alone weird news?

Let Someone Else Eat Cake

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A birthday party for an employee at Gravity Diagnostics in Kentucky cost the company $450,000, but it wasn't an expensive cake and decorations that ran up the bill, WLKY-TV reported.

Update

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Franks and O'Donovan, who are married, allegedly threw glitter at Colon as he stood on the balcony of his apartment, then entered his home and further assaulted him with glitter, police said.

Oops!

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What do you get when you cross spring picture day, a green screen background and St. Patrick's Day?

I'll Have the Porridge

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Prosecco restaurant, as workers cleaned up after Saturday night's festivities, they found a full set of dentures on the floor in the bar.

Awesome!

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Walden noted, "I have disabilities and sometimes find that in other community events I was not welcome and people judge me."

Ooohhh-kkkaaayyyyy

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Some romantic relationships are full of drama and strife, so maybe Sandra, 28, of Budapest, Hungary, has come up with a better model.

This Gig Stinks

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Omni will provide a free supply of its pet food and will cover the cost of visits to a pet nutritionist, who will oversee the pets' transition to plant-based food.

Bright Idea

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Robin Folsom, 43, the former director of external affairs for the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, was indicted on Feb. 10 for faking multiple pregnancies in order to get paid leave from her position, The Washington Post reported.

The Neighbors

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In the Bolivian city of El Alto, David Choque has alarmed his neighbors with his new decorating scheme, Reuters reported. Choque, a miner, hired an artist to create sculptures of long-horned skeletal devils from cement and wood and mount them on the outside of his home.

Thanks for Nothing!

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But wait, there's more! In order to collect the prize roundtrip airfare, she'll have to travel to Los Angeles again to fly to Manchester, New Hampshire. "I just wish it was Tahiti ... or Bora Bora. A cruise around the world maybe," Graham told WBZ-TV.

My Kingdom for an Editor

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Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee is celebrated this year, and the souvenir producers are hard at work creating tchotchkes to commemorate it—but apparently not hard enough at work to proofread their copy.

Wait, What?

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Clive Jones, 66, a retired teacher in Derby, England, calls himself the "world's most prolific sperm donor," having fathered 129 children, with nine currently on the way.

Government at Work

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The rule requires someone inside a car to open the door with the hand farthest from the door, employing a technique known as the "Dutch Reach."

Bogus, Dude!

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At the Tabor, South Dakota, Senior Center, a regular card game got a little weird on Jan. 4 after players enjoyed some brownies supplied by the mother of 46-year-old Michael Koranda.

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