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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Belgian actor Benjamin Verdonck lived nearly naked in a cage with a pig in Ghent for three days in November hoping the pig would “teach” him why there is such strife in the world (results not reported
James Albert Ernest Togo, 20, of Brisbane, arrested for mooning a policeman, claimed in December that Australia’s Constitution gave him the right to stick out his bare buttocks in political protest, which he said was part of his Aboriginal tradition.
In October, in the midst of a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals anti-milk demonstration at an Aberdeen, Scotland, high school, about 100 milk-loving students spent 10 minutes angrily drenching PETA’s cow-costumed spokesman with milk.
A 90-year-old woman was fatally crushed when a clumsy, 485-pound circus bear performing at a retirement home tripped over her wheelchair and fell on her (Hanover, Germany, August).
A 52-year-old woman delivering newspapers before dawn on her motorcycle was killed when she accidentally ran head first into the rear end of a racehorse being walked along a road to a nearby stable (Utsunomiya, Japan, January).
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