News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
The gruff, former Chicago Bears player and coach Mike Ditka recently teamed with a California winery to sell a signature line of wines, including a premium taste retailing for $50 a bottle.
Actor Andy Griffith filed a lawsuit demanding that the former William Fenrick change his legal name back from “Andy Griffith,” which he admitted he acquired only to help himself get elected sheriff of Grant County, Wis. (he lost).
A man in China’s Fujian province applied to the government to sell female sanitary pads under the trademark “Yao Ming” (China’s superstar pro basketball player), catching Yao’s agents dumbfounded at the man’s audacity.
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