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Crème de la Weird

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Curious Tradition

A weekly roundup of international news oddities.
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.

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.

Inexplicable

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"There's no reason it's so big just an anomaly,"

Fowl!

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Katz and other homeowners blame the invasion on a neighbor who feeds wildlife, supplying bags of dog food, roasted chicken and trays of sandwiches for their enjoyment.

Recent Alarming Headlines

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The Urenas assert that Newton "had a duty to exercise due care" and should have known that Boo had a tendency to attack.

Chutzpah!

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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

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Spanish police searched him and found a bundle of cocaine, worth about $34,000, taped to his head.

One of Those Days

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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.

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