xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
In November, Jens Orback, Sweden’s minister for integration and gender equality, who had been under fire for not being aggressive on the job, denied on the radio program “Ekot” that he was intolerant of sexual minorities. Said Orback: “I had a wonderful aunt who lived in Canada with a horse. I thought it was wonderful. Let people live as they wish.” Later, attempting to explain himself, Orback insisted that the aunt’s relationship with the horse was platonic.
A St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter, interviewing neighbors of the people who shared a St. Croix Falls, Wis., home that was condemned after being overrun with 450 cats, found that most neighbors had failed to notice the house’s putrid smell. Several said that the awful odor from the neighborhood’s fish hatchery and the awful odor of the neighborhood’s sewage treatment plant probably overrode the awful odor of the house.
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