xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
The Castaways Travel agency of Houston has booked a May 3 clothing-optional Boeing 727 flight to Cancun, Mexico (but the crew will be clothed and cabin temperatures warmer).
Arab News reported in December that a hospital in Jidda, Saudi Arabia, had refused to hand over the body of a deceased baby until after father Wajeeh Suleiman (of Turkey) pays his bill of about $48,000 (U.S.).
Officials were understandably alarmed when 24 residents of a nursing home tested positive for marijuana, but it turned out to be a reaction to a prescription for acid reflux (Claiborne County, Tenn.)
Among the celebrated “first babies” born on Jan. 1 were one produced by artificial insemination to a female-female couple in Fairfax, Va., and one born to a father on the lam from the law (who was quickly picked up by police after a news story on the birth) in Spring Hill, Fla.
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