Weird & Interesting

LA traffic cops make cameos in porn flick while on duty

Joel Grover NBC Los Angeles 30.04.2011
LA traffic cops make cameos in porn flick while on duty

City officials failed to discipline two traffic officers who appeared in a pornographic film while on the job, NBC4 LA has found. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has opened an investigation into the behavior of two uniformed, on-duty ...

Speeder Makes Fake 911 Call to Avoid Ticket

Todd Wright NBC Miami 28.04.2011
Speeder Makes Fake 911 Call to Avoid Ticket

Florida motorists can get quite creative when trying to get out of a speeding ticket, but Jonathan Paul Rorech may have taken the cake. The Naples man had what he thought was a fool-proof plan to get out of a ticket - make a prank 911 call.


Stranger Catches Toddler Falling From 4th-Floor Balcony

A 2-year-old girl fell from a fourth-floor hotel balcony in the tourist district of Orlando on Wednesday night, but she was caught by a hotel guest and was not injured, according to Orange County deputies.

Swan and a Tractor: A Love Story

Nicholas Dietz CBS News 22.04.2011
Swan and a Tractor: A Love Story

They say love comes in all shapes and sizes - a phrase that couldn't be more fitting when it comes to a bond between a tractor and a swan.


3 Struck by Car During Fight at McDonald's Hiring Day

CLEVELAND, Ohio— Three people were struck by a car and two others were arrested after a fight broke out at a McDonald's during their "National Day of Hiring."

Shopping mall evacuated, SWAT team deployed over man with umbrella

A young man innocently walking with an umbrella mistaken for a rifle triggered the evacuation of a shopping mall in Burlington, Mass., Tuesday, police said.


Hong Kong cabin crews get kung fu training

A Hong Kong airline is making all its cabin crew take kung fu lessons to help them to deal with drunk and unruly passengers. Hong Kong Airlines said all staff had been invited to undergo training in wing chun -- a form of kung fu used in close-ran...

Unwitting audience clap and cheer as teenager stabs himself to death on stage at open mic night

A troubled 19-year-old stabbed himself to death on stage at an open mic night after playing a song called Sorry For All the Mess.


Man commits 'suicide by crocodile'

A farm worker may have deliberately waded into a crocodile-infested river after a domestic row according to police in South Africa.

Firefighter Pulls Pit Bull From Fire, Revives With CPR

Chicago firefighters rescued two pet dogs from a Bucktown fire Friday afternoon and used CPR techniques to revive one of the animals, which had stopped breathing.


Sixth-grader handcuffed over spilled milk

Erin Guerra Post-Tribune 16.04.2011
Sixth-grader handcuffed over spilled milk

VALPARAISO — A 12-year-old faces two counts of resisting law enforcement for his alleged actions when he refused to clean up spilled milk in the Ben Franklin Middle School cafeteria.

World's oldest man dies in Montana at 114

Walter Breuning's earliest memories stretched back 111 years, before home entertainment came with a twist of the radio dial. They were of his grandfather's tales of killing Southerners in the Civil War.


Comfort food: The woman who suffers from a rare disorder that means she cannot stop herself from eating... sofas

A mother-of-five has been diagnosed with a rare disorder called Pica after seeking medical help for her addiction... to eating sofas.

Man Accused of Using Vacuum to Suck Coins Out of Laundromat Machines

The vacuum remains at large, but Lincoln police ticketed a man who they believe used one to suck a bunch of quarters out of several apartment house laundry machines.


Cops: Ohio man charged after barking at police dog

Police say an Ohio man has been charged with a misdemeanor for barking at a police dog.

Family dog kept watch over missing 2-year-old overnight

ELGIN, SC (WIS) - A missing 2-year-old boy in Elgin was found Saturday morning after Kershaw County deputies say the family dog kept him warm and safe all night.


Corpse smuggled into football match in Colombia

Alejandro Pérez and Tim Sturtridge The Independent 31.03.2011
Corpse smuggled into football match in Colombia

Police officers were caught napping at a top flight clash in Colombia as fans managed to smuggle in a coffin containing a corpse.

Worker skips office lottery pool, loses share of $319M

He didn't think Lady Luck was on his side -- and now he's out millions. A hapless state information-technology worker who usually joined his office lottery pool took a pass last week -- only to learn that seven positive-thinking pals nailed a whop...


French 'Spiderman' scales world's tallest building

Just before sunset, a French skyscraper climber who calls himself "Spiderman" started to pull his way up the side of the world's tallest tower in Dubai.

Flotilla of Yellow Rubber Ducks Stolen from Ill. Police Dept

About 2,500 yellow rubber ducks were stolen in suburban Yorkville and Police are asking for any information that might lead them to the stash.



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