News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
In findings that could surely be matched in the United States, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives reported that the country’s 100 highest-paid business executives had, by 9:46 a.m. on Jan. 2, earned an amount equal to what the average Canadian would earn in all of 2007.
The New York Times reported that Wall Street bonuses for 2006 were so large that one real estate broker complained at New York City’s shortage of $20 million properties and a Greenwich, Conn., Ferrari dealer complained that Ferrari hadn’t manufactured enough 599 GTB Fioranos (price: about $250,000) to fill his customers’ orders.
Because of recent government campaigns to protect wildlife, snake charmers in India’s Rajasthan state are increasingly unable to work with live snakes but nonetheless hope to continue earning tourists’ money by performing the same rituals, except without snakes.
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