Saturday, November 25, 2017
Bizarre News

The Skinny: Lost in Outback, German survives on flies

RECOMMENDED READING


Swat and eat

Lost in Outback, man survives by eating flies

A German tourist who was missing for more than two weeks in the Australian Outback survived on insects after becoming lost and stranded by floodwaters, police said Friday. Daniel Dudzisz was picked up by a motorist late Thursday in Queensland state, police Inspector Mark Henderson said. The 26-year-old insulin-dependent diabetic had last been seen on Feb. 17 when he left Windorah on a 48-mile trek. Dudzisz had an adequate supply of insulin and a few days' food supply. "He joked about never going hungry in the Australian Outback because of the amount of flies you can eat for their protein," Henderson told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio. Dudzisz remained determined to continue his trek, but on main roads.

'A miracle'

Blind man falls in front of train, lives

A blind man who fell off the edge of a subway platform Thursday and into the path of an oncoming Metro train survived. "It really is a miracle," Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Paul Gonzales told the Los Angeles Times. "It's something you only see on TV." The man, an unidentified 47-year-old Los Angeles resident, had been using a cane to feel his way toward the edge of the Wilshire/Vermont platform. The operator of the train honked to warn him, but it was too late: The man fell and tumbled into the track bed. The Fire Department rescued him about 20 minutes later, shaken but largely unhurt.

'Granddaddy'

Minn. farmer's 50 feet of snow

A farmer has created a towering tribute to winter's excess. Greg Novak says he has invested hundreds of hours to build the 50-foot snowman named "Granddaddy." And he admits it has some neighbors questioning his sanity. Granddaddy began to take shape when the Gilman farmer needed to move mounting snow piles. "As long as you're moving it, might as well do something practical with it," Novak said. Friends and family pitched in to help. Novak used skid loaders to pile snow and a silage blower to direct snow into stacked cylinders, the St. Cloud Times reported. "It puts a smile on people's faces," Novak said.

Way overdue

Book checked out in 1992 from library

More than two decades after a cookbook was checked out of a Kansas library, it's just now been returned. Channel 6 of Lawrence reports a copy of The Versatile Grain and the Elegant Bean: A Celebration of the World's Most Healthful Foods was placed in a Lawrence Public Library return box one night this week. The book had been checked out on Sept. 24, 1992. The maximum late fee in 1992 was $3; it's now $4.50.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

Comments
Police: Florida man crashed car to prove intersection was dangerous

Police: Florida man crashed car to prove intersection was dangerous

CLERMONT — Authorities say a man angered over people driving dangerously through a busy intersection appeared to intentionally cause a crash there to highlight the problem. The Daily Commercial reports 61-year-old Bruce John Homer told Lake County Sh...
Published: 11/22/17
Florida man bites police officer during warrant hearing

Florida man bites police officer during warrant hearing

Miami (AP) — Authorities say a man bit a police officer who was taking him into custody during a hearing in a Miami courtroom.Miami-Dade police spokesman Argemis Colome tells news outlets the officer suffered a "severe injury" when Godel Leveille bit...
Published: 11/21/17
Baron Cohen to pay fine for Czechs sporting Borat mankinis

Baron Cohen to pay fine for Czechs sporting Borat mankinis

PRAGUE — Comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana for dressing up as his character Borat. Sporting lime green "mankinis" and black wig...
Published: 11/21/17
UPDATED: Crocodile spotted lurking on Florida beach has been captured (w/video)

UPDATED: Crocodile spotted lurking on Florida beach has been captured (w/video)

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Authorities say they’ve captured a 6-foot (2-meter) crocodile that came ashore on a Florida beach.News outlets report that wildlife officers caught the large reptile Monday afternoon on Hollywood Beach.Hollywood spokeswoman Joann Hu...
Published: 11/20/17
UPDATED: Crocodile spotted lurking on Hollywood, Florida beach has been captured (w/video)

UPDATED: Crocodile spotted lurking on Hollywood, Florida beach has been captured (w/video)

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Authorities say they’ve captured a 6-foot (2-meter) crocodile that came ashore on a Florida beach.News outlets report that wildlife officers caught the large reptile Monday afternoon on Hollywood Beach.Hollywood spokeswoman Joann Hu...
Published: 11/20/17
His emotional support squirrel could get him evicted, but he won’t live without her

His emotional support squirrel could get him evicted, but he won’t live without her

Ryan Boylan and Brutis are inseparable pals.Boylan tells Clearwater’s WFLA News Channel 8 , "I can’t imagine not being around her."As for Brutis, she always has a shoulder to lean on.Problem is, Brutis is a squirrel, and property managers at Boylan’s...
Published: 11/12/17
Police: Naked burglar bursts into Florida woman’s home, tries on her clothes, rolls around in yard

Police: Naked burglar bursts into Florida woman’s home, tries on her clothes, rolls around in yard

Authorities say a naked Florida man burst into a woman’s home, ran around inside and then tried on some of her clothes before he was arrested. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that 40-year-old Joseph Vaglica is charged with burglary with assaul...
Published: 11/11/17
Updated: 11/13/17