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Least Competent Criminal

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
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.

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

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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

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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.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit

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"Why don't we let the elephants do the hard work of collecting all these botanicals and we will make gin from it?"

Crème de la Weird

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Doctors treating the man performed a CT scan and discovered a rhinolith—a stone made of calcium—in his nasal cavity, which, when removed, was found to have formed around a small balloon with cannabis inside.

Inexplicable

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Inexplicable Mothers Lounge, a company catering to new mothers, has conceived some awkward conversations for women on the receiving end of a recent marketing campaign. The company sent out maternity congratulations cards signed by "Jenny B" that included gift cards and coupons for products attractive to pregnant women.

Spooktacular!

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The rewards are compelling—along with notoriety, a person who completes the tour will receive $20,000.

Creme de la Weird

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The man had walked to the pub from a farm outside town, where police found five adult siblings, the youngest of whom was 18, had been living in a secret basement, accessed by a hidden door behind a cupboard, for nine years.

Unclear on the Concept

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When the officers spoke to Hall, she produced a clear bag from a baby wipes container and told them, "I want this dope tested" because she feared the methamphetamines in the bag had possibly been tainted with another drug.

People With Issues

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He's an "Instagram sensation" and a 2020 presidential candidate, according to his IMDb profile.

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