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True Love

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
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.

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.

Creme de la Weird

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"The camel did nothing wrong," Hamilton told The Advocate. "The camel has never been aggressive." A veterinarian treated the camel with antibiotics after the incident.

Bright Idea

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For newcomers, you might think that the big fishing and boating pond has been there for a long time, but it's one of Utah's newest bodies of water.

Redneck Chronicles

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Melinda Toney left the meeting and went to her car, where she retrieved her firearm.

Ewwww!

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

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