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Wishful Thinking

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And So It Begins

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Unclear on the Concept

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Wishful Thinking

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
Police in Las Cruces, NM, who approached a woman driving a stolen car on March 7 were surprised when she identified herself as pop singer Beyonce Knowles, according to police documents.

The Continuing Crisis

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The seated passenger removed a bottle of ketchup from his bag and squirted a squiggly perimeter on the floor around his seat, apparently hoping to keep fellow straphangers away.

Police Briefs

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"What kind of a town lets their chief of police walk out in a snowstorm in his underwear?"

From Bad to Worse

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Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington told the Associated Press the neighbor heard yelling shortly after noon and discovered his friend being attacked by his own dog and his girlfriend's dog.

Annals of Hygiene

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"My husband stinks as he won't shave and bathe for nearly 10 days at a stretch. Moreover, he doesn't brush his teeth. He also doesn't have manners and follow etiquette. ... Kindly get me rid of this man; he has ruined my life."

Least Competent Criminal

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On that day, Davies charged into the bank with a meat cleaver in hand and a pillowcase over his head. Unfortunately, he had neglected to cut eyeholes in the pillowcase and therefore couldn't see-so he had to take it off.

Birdbrained

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"It's highly likely the murmuration took avoiding action whilst airborne, from possibly a bird of prey, with the rear of the group not pulling up in time and striking the ground."

Extreme Measures

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He has challenged his ex, of Harlan, Iowa, and her attorney, Matthew Hudson, to a trial by combat and asked the Iowa District Court in Shelby County to let them "resolve our disputes on the field of battle, legally," the Des Moines Register reported.

People With Issues

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"She told Christopher that his fart smelled horrible and he got mad and grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to the ground,"

True Love

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True Love Kelly McGraw, 37, of Portsmouth, England, and her husband, James, 40, have enjoyed playing pranks on each other throughout their 24-year marriage. But before Christmas, as James was plotting a way to get back at Kelly for a "dodgy" haircut she'd given him, he came up with a gloriously permanent idea: He had his thigh tattooed with a less-than-flattering photo of Kelly, asleep on a plane with her mouth gaping open, as James mocked her behind her head.

People Different From Us

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But for 63-year-old Jemima Packington of Bath, England, the columnar vegetable is much more: Packington is an asparamancer, a person who can foretell the future by tossing the spears into the air and seeing how they land.

Unclear on the Concept

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
Haviland also said the teacher not only used the drug, but led a discussion in class about marijuana. Campuses in the district are drug-free. Well, they were.

Wait, What?

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"He is known all over the city as the man who can kill mosquitoes with his farts,"

Unclear on the Concept

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
He briefly raised the weapon, officers reported, but then dropped it, and he was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

Ewwwww

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Ewwwww David Paul Wipperman, 61, of Largo, Fla., was taken into custody Nov. 21 in response to a road rage altercation a few weeks before, the Tampa Bay Times reported. According to arrest reports, during the incident, Wipperman left his truck and approached a woman driving a Kia sedan.

Curious Tradition

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Animal Help Now, a group that assists in "animal emergencies," has gathered almost 160,000 signatures on a petition to repeal legislation allowing "Possum Drops" in North Carolina.

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