Monday, December 18, 2017
Bizarre News

The skinny: Police to pass out chips with info about pot

Food for thought

AT festival, learn about pot, get snacks

They're calling it "Operation Orange Fingers." Really. Seattle police will hand out bags of Doritos at Hempfest today. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, a police spokesman, confirmed the unusual duty, saying he and other officers will distribute 1-ounce bags of nacho-cheese chips with educational information affixed to them about the state's new legal pot law. The bags also will contain a label with a link to the department's "Marijwhatnow" FAQ, which explains that, yes, adults are now allowed to possess up to an ounce of weed, and that, no, you can't get back the pot that cops might have seized before voters legalized recreational weed in last November's election.

Phony feline

King of beasts said 'woof'

Behold the regal lion and hear its mighty … bark? A zoo in the central China city of Luohe attempted to pass off a Tibetan mastiff as a lion, state media reported. The large, aggressive breed has a trademark bushy mane that gives it a lion-like appearance, but its vocalizations are more woof than roar. The Beijing Youth Daily said Friday that the zoo also had a dog in the wolf cage, foxes in the leopard enclosure and nutrias in the snake den.

Reel religion

Church being held on fishing lake

Can a church located on a fishing lake reel in worshippers who might not attend a more traditional service? An Indiana pastor says yes. Rev. Wade Compton is a senior pastor at Bradley United Methodist Church in Greenfield, Ind. He says holding summer services on a well-stocked 10-acre fishing lake is putting new congregants at ease and making them more receptive to his sermons and gospel readings.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

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