Friday, September 28, 2018

Bizarre News

Hold the Mayo! Florida town is changing its name temporarily

Hold the Mayo! Florida town is changing its name temporarily

ORLANDO — Mayo, Fla., is holding the mayo, at least for a few days.The mayor of this tiny town of less than 1,500 residents, located where Florida’s Panhandle morphs into a peninsula, was announcing Saturday that the city is switching its name to "Mi...
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A man thought female drivers are ‘incompetent’ - so he shot them, police say

A man thought female drivers are ‘incompetent’ - so he shot them, police say

Nicholas Dagostino hated female drivers, authorities say, so much so that he shot them while they were driving.Police in Texas linked Dagostino to two recent shootings in which women said they were shot in the arm. Both incidents happened in broad da...
Updated one month ago
Drug-smuggling tunnel to Mexico found under abandoned KFC in Arizona

Drug-smuggling tunnel to Mexico found under abandoned KFC in Arizona

The hole in the tile of the former Kentucky Fried Chicken was small: eight inches in diameter, barely large enough to fit a 15-piece family bucket. It could have easily been overlooked as just another deteriorating aspect of an abandoned fast-food re...
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1,464 Western Australian government officials used ‘Password123’ as their password. But don’t smirk.

1,464 Western Australian government officials used ‘Password123’ as their password. But don’t smirk.

Somewhere in Western Australia, a government IT employee is probably laughing or crying or pulling their hair out, or maybe all of the above. A security audit of the Western Australian government released this week by the state’s auditor general foun...
Updated one month ago
Yes, that’s a crocodile on a pool noodle. No, the human didn’t get it back.

Yes, that’s a crocodile on a pool noodle. No, the human didn’t get it back.

A little over a week ago, Key Largo resident Victor Perez was looking out toward the bayside canal behind his house when he spotted an unusual sight."I’m on my balcony," said Perez, "and all of a sudden, I see this noodle and there’s a crocodile hang...
Updated one month ago
Police use stun gun on 87-year-old woman carrying a knife to cut dandelions

Police use stun gun on 87-year-old woman carrying a knife to cut dandelions

When Martha Al-Bishara went on a walk near her home in northern Georgia last week, she was on a quest for dandelions. The stroll would end in her getting stunned by a Taser and arrested by police officers.The 87-year-old woman often ventured outside ...
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Fox News misidentifies Patti LaBelle as Aretha Franklin

Fox News misidentifies Patti LaBelle as Aretha Franklin

Fox News published a segment commemorating the life of Aretha Franklin — with one glaring blunder.The 11-minute segment featured clips and photos from Franklin’s illustrious career, but the mistake came 3 minutes and 24 seconds in when they featured ...
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Michigan infant died after parents refused to get help for religious reasons, police say

Michigan infant died after parents refused to get help for religious reasons, police say

In video sermons, the man railed against vaccines, "bad medicine" and doctors whom he deemed to be "priesthoods of the medical cult."And he explained why he refused to vaccinate his children, saying: "It didn’t seem smart to me that you would be savi...
Updated: 2 months ago
Woman tells police she’s a ‘clean, thoroughbred, white girl’ during DUI arrest

Woman tells police she’s a ‘clean, thoroughbred, white girl’ during DUI arrest

A woman seen speeding through a stop sign at 60 mph (97 kph) told officers they shouldn’t arrest her because she’s a "very clean, thoroughbred, white girl," police said. Her eyes glassy and bloodshot, Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw was slurring her words a...
Updated: 2 months ago
Yes, you can fail a drug test by eating a poppy seed bagel, as a Maryland mother learned

Yes, you can fail a drug test by eating a poppy seed bagel, as a Maryland mother learned

It sounds like a flimsy excuse. But poppy seeds really can make you fail a drug test, both peer-reviewed scientific studies and unofficial experiments conducted by journalists have found. Because they’re derived from opium poppies, they sometimes con...
Updated: 2 months ago