xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Reba Schappell, of Reading, Pa., a professional country music singer who is also a conjoined twin with sister Lori, was profiled in a September segment of the BBC radio series “Who Runs Your World.” Said Reba, “When I am singing, Lori is like any other fan, except she’s up on the stage with me (covered in a blanket to reduce the distraction).” Said Lori: “I do not ask for anything from Reba. I don’t get in to her concerts free just because she’s a conjoined twin. I have to pay, just like every other fan that comes to the concert.”
Stephen Sodones, 62, was hospitalized in critical condition in August but ultimately recovered after being bitten three times on the hand by a copperhead snake, which he was helpfully carrying to safety across Route 23 near Jefferson, N.J.; according to a neighbor interviewed by the Newark Star-Ledger, animal-lover Sodones stops traffic to let ducks cross roads and once tried to revive a bumblebee by warming it in his hands.
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