xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Recent Alarming Headlines:
— “Flying Bowling Ball Breaks Bone in Woman’s Leg” (a July Greensboro, Ga., Herald-Journal story about a driver running over a bowling ball, pinching it out from under a tire with great force and hitting a woman walking to her mailbox);
–“Bible Study Group Captures Murder Suspect” (a September Arizona Republic story about six men dropping their Bibles to rush to their host’s garage to stop a fugitive trying to steal a car);
–“Flies Are Like Us: Scientists” (a July News Limited story on discoveries by the Neurosciences Institute of San Diego that fruit flies show human-like anticipation of alarm, among various learning, memory and perception traits).
A 27-year-old man was charged with poisoning a drinking-water reservoir, hospitalizing at least 42 people, in order to boost sales of his water purifiers (Henan province, China).
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