xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Recent Alarming Headlines:
— “Fireworks Explode in Pants, Burn Boy” (a January story in New Orleans’ Times-Picayune about an 11-year-old boy improvidently carrying bottle rockets in his pants while holding a sparkler).
— “Cleric Suspect Misses Hearing Due to Long Toe Nails” (a January Reuters dispatch from London, reporting that radical Islamic rabble-rouser Abu Hamza al-Masri found it too painful to walk to court).
–“Cops: Mom Used Hammer on Son Over Homework” (a January Associated Press report in which police charged a St. Louis woman with excessive supervision of homework, which allegedly also included pliers).
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NEWS OF THE WEIRD