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Ewwww!

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.

Inexplicable

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.

Fowl!

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.

Ewwww!

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
A Whataburger location in Bastrop, Texas, was the scene of a gruesome plunge to an oily demise on Aug. 31.

Recent Alarming Headlines

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
The Urenas assert that Newton "had a duty to exercise due care" and should have known that Boo had a tendency to attack.

Chutzpah!

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
The car was not stolen, and police were able to contact the owner, who showed up around noon and told Fraumeni he had been visiting friends in the neighborhood when the battery died around midnight.

Least Competent Criminals

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
Spanish police searched him and found a bundle of cocaine, worth about $34,000, taped to his head.

One of Those Days

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
They stopped a car driven by Stephen Jennings, 40, who had a friend, Rachael Rivera, 30, in the front seat, and a timber rattlesnake in a terrarium on the back seat.

Excuuuuuuse Me!

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
The unnamed man, who was wanted for possession of a controlled substance, gave himself away by loudly passing gas in his hiding spot.

Inexplicable

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
For example, reports the Associated Press, one can sit on a colorful fake toilet and pretend to poop as music plays, then collect a brightly colored souvenir poop to take home.

Bright Idea

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
"So we said if others can make meat out of vegetables, why can't we make vegetables out of meat?"

Alabama Is the New Florida

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
"Mickey Paulk is a fleeing felon with felony warrants unrelated to his squirrel."

Niche Marketing

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
WABC reports that Future Perfect offers less-expensive packages as well, such as a $100 "namestorming session."

Compelling Explanation

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
The unnamed amateur meteorologist called WNEP's "Talkback 16," which allows locals to opine on the issues of the day, and left a voicemail on May 31.

It's Come to This

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
Yes, Pikachu will stand up with you and your betrothed (as long as you go to Japan to tie the knot), and the icing on the cake is Pokemon-themed food items and a Pikachu cake topper.

Holy Action Hero!

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
"I don't know what the guy was thinking," Gibson told Fox5.

If at First You Don't Succeed ...

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
She explained that she had an interview in the complex, but the officer discovered she had no official business there and told her to leave.

Recurring Theme

The latest on quirky criminals, strange trends and odd events.
Doctors said the spider was too small and fast to be caught with tools, but they were able to flush it out using water.

Overreactions

Perplexing people, kooky crimes and odd headlines from around the globe.
Turner allegedly pulled out a knife but ended up slashing his girlfriend's back as she tried to calm the situation.

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