News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Surgeon Michael Koenig of Cologne, Germany, who said he was cheated out of thousands of dollars in fees by women who failed to pay for their breast enlargements, said in October that he had no photos of the women but did have photos of their new chests, and he gave them to the police, hoping they would somehow help in finding the women.
The United Nations Millennium Campaign’s worldwide program to “stand up against poverty” solicited amateur videos for distribution to help dramatize the issue in industrialized nations, but one video drew the attention of a Wall Street Journal reporter in October: Three men were sitting around a table, eating beans and raucously discussing their gas-producing qualities, when the men suddenly turned serious. One looked into the camera and said, “Some folks don’t even have a bowl of beans to eat.” The videomaker said he was “a little disappointed” that his piece was rejected.
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