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The Skinny: Cash pops up on highway and city picks it up

They're in the money

Cash pops up on highway and city picks it up

Loose cash found along a highway has made a central Ohio community nearly $21,000 richer. Officials in the city of Delaware say police collected the cash in early March, when one officer said it looked as though the median on U.S. Route 23 was growing money. The city held the cash and kept the amount secret to see if anyone would try to claim it, the Delaware Gazette reported. Since no one did, the windfall now goes into Delaware's general fund. Authorities suspect the money didn't really grow from the median, but was from a drug sale or some other illegal activity.

Well, not really

It's in the script: Hand over your car

Pittsburgh police say a man tried to carjack a plainclothes officer near filming for the latest Batman movie — and told him it was part of the script. Detective Robert DiGiacomo was in an unmarked vehicle around 7:15 p.m. Saturday, looking for a suspect in an assault. That's when Micah Calamosca, 21, opened the car door, sat down and told the officer to get out , police say. Calamosca said that he was part of filming for The Dark Knight Rises and that taking the vehicle was in the script. The detective had seen a movie or two and arrested Calamosca.

Shhhhhh

His eyeballs made far too much noise

A man with a rare medical condition that meant he heard his eyeballs move in their sockets has been cured. According to the Telegraph of London, Stephen Mabbutt, 57, of Charlton, England, could also hear his heart beating. He first experienced symptoms six years ago, when he felt a dull ache in the side of his head. He was eventually diagnosed with an unusual ear condition in which sounds inside the body are heard very loudly: superior canal dehiscence syndrome. An ear operation fixed things. "I feel a different person all round," he said, without a sound coming from his eyes.

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