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LIKE WATCHING PAINT DRY Wednesday, July 2
Notorious San Diego tagger Francisco Canseco, 18, was in a downtown courtroom in June for a hearing on 31 misdemeanor paint-vandalism charges and apparently could not contain his boredom. While waiting (as officials discovered only the next day), …
In June, as Elizabeth Neufeld, 85, backed her car out of her driveway in Bel Air, California, it tipped on a curve and rolled onto its side. Elizabeth wasn't hurt, but was trapped inside while her husband, Benjamin, 87, got out on his own. As they …
SO SUE ME Wednesday, April 30
In March, columnist Ahmad al-Gamal of Egyptian newspaper Al-Yawm Al-Sabi proposed Egypt sue Israel in international court for reparations for 10 biblical plagues cast from Hebrew curses, including boils, lice, locusts and turning the Nile River into …
PULL YOUR WHAT? Wednesday, July 2
Argentinian agricultural scientists in 2008 created a "methane backpack" to collect grazing cows' emissions (with a tube from the cow's rumen to the inflatable bag) to see how much of the world's greenhouse-gas problem was from livestock. Having …
FAILED TO KEEP A LOW PROFILE Wednesday, July 23
Jacob Close, 25, wanted after jumping bail in New York on a drug charge, but recently on Bloomsburg (Pennsylvania) University police's radar screen after it was rumored he was in the area, was arrested by campus cops in June. Close's name and …
FORE! Wednesday, April 30
A California model, Elizabeth Dickson, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles in March against Playboy Enterprises for an injury she suffered as a guest on a Playboy Channel cable TV show in 2012 when she allowed host Kevin Klein to tee a golf ball off her …
TURN YOUR HEAD Wednesday, July 2
When three parrots were stolen from a home in Saxilby, England, in June, the owner provided police with their descriptions, even though all three are African greys, quite talkative and look very much alike. One of the three, however, has asthma and …
DOGGONE SAFETY NUTS Wednesday, July 23
By now, many in the United Kingdom have such exaggerated concern for "health and safety" they're sensitive to even the tiniest, most far-fetched risks. In June, dog show organizers in Keswick made a list of 25 tests for dogs to perform in …
REHABILITATED Wednesday, April 30
Cook County, Illinois, judge Cynthia Brim awaits the Illinois Courts Commission's decision as she seeks to be reinstated after her suspension in 2012 for mental health issues. Brim's been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, has been …
POOTY CAT Wednesday, July 2
A black-and-white housecat, Lenny, was turned back to a shelter near Rochester, New York, in April, only two days after adoption because the new owner could not tolerate Lenny's flatulence. (A more brave second adopter, even though "warned," has …
 
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