News of the Weird | Salt Lake City Weekly

Awesome!

A weekly roundup of international news oddities

Why Not?

A weekly roundup of international news oddities

Cheeky

A weekly roundup of international news oddities

Awesome!

A weekly roundup of international news oddities
Self-proclaimed conductor Tim Devin and a group of friends founded the ensemble as a joke, reports Ripley's Believe It or Not, and after premiering at Boston's Art Beat Festival, the idea took off.

Government in Action

A weekly roundup of international news oddities
Lee Ann Phelps, vehicle services manager for the Kansas Department of Revenue, told Fox4 she doesn't know why the state uses identical numbers, but there are about 625,000 plates in the state that share a number.

Fun With Mannequins

A weekly roundup of international news oddities
"We're all craving to gather and see other people right now," said Patrick O'Connell, the Inn's proprietor and chef. "They don't all necessarily need to be real people."

Sign of the Times

A weekly roundup of international news oddities
In response, ABC Displays, a Colombian advertising company, has developed a cardboard hospital bed with metal railings that can be converted into a coffin. The beds can hold a weight of 330 pounds and will cost about $85 each, company manager Rodolfo Gomez said.

Not What It Looks Like

A weekly roundup of international news oddities
Later, the electricity suddenly went out, so he returned to the cellar and this time found a young woman. "She said, 'I'm hiding from someone,'" Wilkerson told police, then she ran away.

Questionable Judgment

A weekly roundup of international news oddities
On May 2, an unnamed man went grocery shopping at Vons in Santee, California, where a number of shoppers took photos of the man, wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood.

Police Report

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
When the homeowner again tried to take the keys away, the driver allegedly hit him repeatedly, causing major injuries. CHP arrested the driver for suspicion of DUI involving drugs, battery and theft of a vehicle.

Bright Idea

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
As leaders worldwide search for ways to encourage people to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, officials in Indonesia are taking advantage of its citizens' superstitions, Reuters reported on April 13.

Life Imitates Netflix

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
Authorities executed a search warrant relating to a narcotics investigation in the south Texas town of Mercedes on March 25, but what they seized wasn't drugs.

Annals of Isolation

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
Two magnets inside his nostrils became stuck together, and he couldn't separate them. Reardon tried using pliers, but they became magnetized: "Every time I brought the pliers close to my nose, my entire nose would shift toward the pliers and then the pliers would stick to the magnet," he said.

Florida

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
Florida Police in Pinellas County, Fla., responded to the Clearwater Mall late on March 22, where witnesses had reported a woman screaming in a parked car. According to an arrest affidavit, the officers discovered the woman and Robert Janisch, 21, "wrestling with each other" in their birthday suits.

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.

And So It Begins

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely is on trial in Athens, Ala., facing 11 counts of theft and ethics charges related to his job.

Unclear on the Concept

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
Unclear on the Concept For two whole years, Caelie Wilkes nurtured a lovely green succulent in her kitchen window. She watered it, wiped dust off its leaves and forbade anyone else from caring for it.

The Continuing Crisis

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
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

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
"What kind of a town lets their chief of police walk out in a snowstorm in his underwear?"

Archives


© 2020 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation