xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
A 21-year-old junior at the University of California at Berkeley became the latest drinking-contest fatality, in a March game among friends repeatedly downing shots of tequila, vodka and whiskey. (“(He) was a competitive guy,” said his roommate.)
A 20-year-old Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario) student plunged to his death in February during a contest to see who could spit the farthest off an 11th-floor balcony. He had taken a running start.
In a heavily Hindu section of Bali (Indonesia), dozens of couples participated in a traditional good-luck public “kissing” festival until Muslim clerics showed up with buckets of water and drenched them for their immoral behavior.
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