Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Newspaper Review: Weird Stories

I don't knnow if it's the summer heat or what, but I found the weirdest stories in yesterday's paper.  Here's a sample:

A woman in Arkansas was cited for leaving the scene of an accident after she rear-ended another car.  Her excuse?  She didn't think she'd done much damage, and she was in a hurry to get home because she didn't want her ice cream to melt.  Yep, maybe this one was due to the heat.

A Tazmanian man was arrested by Customs when he acted strangely at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.  He said he was on his way to a family reunion in Utah, but turns out he was smuggling drugs into Houston and had swallowed 100 capsules of heroin.  At this point, only 78 capsules have been recovered.  Gross!

In an effort to cut down on drunk drivers, Michigan is trying something new:  talking urinal-deoderizer cakes in men's bathrooms in bars.  Speaking in a woman's voice so men will pay attention, the voice reminds them to call a cab or ask a friend if needed to get them home safely.  How does it work?  Do you really want to know?  Apparently the cakes are motion-activated, and authorities are hoping a voice coming out of a unrinal will get men's attention.  Looking forward to a follow-up on this one.


Donna Sexton said... [Reply to comment]

I saw the Arkansas and Michigan stories (not sure if online or in the Mpls paper) but this is the first I've heard about the arrest at the Houston airport.


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