News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
A professional burglar was arrested in the village of Klevan, Ukraine, in February (according to a report from teh German news agency DPA) after he broke into a church to steal gold fixtures, fell asleep, got locked in the weekends-only facility for five days and survived on the only liquid available: sacramental wine.
The head teacher at Bramhall High School in Stockport, England, decreed recently that students, who wear neckties to class, must use clip-ons and not knotted ties, in part because of the risk of choking.
in March, a British Airways economy-class passenger on a flight from Delhi, India, died onboard, and the corpse was moved to the less-congested first-class section, to the chagrin of Paul Trinder, who had paid the equivalent of about $6,000 for his nearby seat. When he complained, he said he was told just to “get over it” and that no refund would be offered.
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