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Deadly Mess: Woman named "Mess" buried husband under manure, cops say

Weird NewsSubmitted by a user: "ATTICA, N.Y. - Police say they've charged a 48-year-old woman with killing her husband and burying his body under a manure pile on the couple's western New York farm.

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Weird NewsLISBON, Maine (AP) — A Maine man in search of a valuable mineral cut open a dead porcupine on the side of the road and unexpectedly pulled out its baby.

Jared Buzzell, of Lisbon, says he was searching for wild mushrooms Thursday when he saw a porcupine get hit by a car in Minot. Buzzell says he'd heard that a valuable mineral deposit used in Chinese medicine formed in the stomachs of porcupines.
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Man assaulted and locked wife in shed after she kept singing 'ding dong, the witch is dead'

Weird NewsMother-In-Law Jokes are Serious Business: "A man assaulted his wife and locked her in their garden shed after she wouldn't stop singing “ding dong, the witch is dead” following the death of his mother, a court heard."
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Fairbanks man gets wish, goes to jail.

Weird NewsOn March 11, 2014 at 9:18 a.m., the Fairbanks Correctional Center (FCC) contacted the Alaska State Troopers (AST). FCC reported 46-year old Robert Lee James, of Fairbanks was in the administrative lobby refusing to leave. Robert was arrested for Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree and remanded at the Fairbanks Correctional Center for his charge.
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Packs Of Chihuahuas Terrorize Arizona Neighborhood, Chase Kids

Weird NewsA reader submitted this: :Packs of Chihuahuas are terrorizing an Arizona neighborhood, running through the streets and chasing kids.

Stray Chihuahuas are going wild in Maryvale, a neighborhood in Phoenix, Fox's KSAZ reported. The dogs are traveling in groups of 10 to 15.

"It makes it hard for the kids because they get chased down all the time when they're riding their little bikes," a resident told KSAZ. "And also the people that ride their cars. [The dogs] are always running after the cars and some of them get run over."

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Elderly Man Told To Stop Shooting Down Icicles

Weird NewsST. CHARLES TWP. (CBS) — An elderly west suburban man will not be charged after choosing an unconventional method to knock icicles off his house—a handgun.

The man was caught shooting icicles hanging from his home Friday morning in west suburban St. Charles Township, Kane County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Pat Gengler said

The 80-year-old man was shooting icicles hanging from his second-floor roof in the 6N300 block of Essex Avenue with a .22 revolver, Gengler said.
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Ohio town terrorized by Chickens.

Weird NewsFAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) - Arby Presley added a new chore to her list recently. Feeding the chickens.

The only problem is she isn't in a barn yard, but a front yard.

"This is supposed to be the city limits, it's the outer limits," says neighbor Elizabeth Long.

For decades Presley and her neighbors have watched chickens hunt and peck their way up and down Montgomery Avenue in Fairborn.

But recently they say the chickens aren't just crossing the road, they're crossing the line.

"It's gotten so out of control because there's so many of them," Presley says.
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Woman Bites Car

Weird News"A woman sank her teeth into a car roof after a roadside argument on a night out, a court has heard.

Rhian Jeremiah, 26, left teeth marks in the bodywork of a white Fiat 500, causing £220-worth of damage.

She had been drinking at a memorial night for her late boyfriend, Simon Jones, who drowned off the coast, Aberystwyth magistrates was told.

Jeremiah, of Cardigan, Ceredigion, was given a 12-month community order after being found guilty of criminal damage."
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Iowa man arrested after fight over peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Weird News(Submitted by a reader) "DES MOINES, IOWA – Police say an Iowa man was arrested after he pulled a knife on his brother during a fight over peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

The Des Moines Register reports that Jerome Davis was arrested on Friday after the confrontation with his brother in their Des Moines home. Both men are in their 50s.

Davis' accuser told police he was angry because he believed his brother was eating too many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Davis allegedly made three sandwiches and ate them in their living room, and made another less than an hour later.

A police report says the brothers began to argue about laziness and overeating. Davis allegedly pulled out a folding knife and held it his brother's face."
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Nude neighbor comes to 69-year-old Canadian man's aid during polar bear attack

Weird News"(UPI) -- A 69-year-old man attempted to help a woman who was being attacked by a polar bear near his home Thursday, and suffered serious lacerations when the bear turned on him.
But it would have been worse if neighbors hadn't rushed to his aid -- so quickly that one of them didn't have time to get dressed.

Bill Ayotte used a shovel fend off the bear long enough for the woman to escape. When the bear turned on him, his nude neighbor came to his defense."

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911 call requesting 'assistance getting beer' lands Memphis grandmother in jail

Weird News"Jan. 3 (UPI) -- An alleged 911 call for a cold one on New Year’s Day has landed a Memphis grandmother in hot water.

According to police 68-year-old Rosie Pate called 911 for “assistance getting beer” after her granddaughter refused to go buy her some.

“I told police that’s what me and my granddaughter got to arguing about a coke and a 20-ounce can of beer,” Pate told WREG."

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Dogs align themselves with Earth’s magnetic field when it comes time to poop

Weird NewsJan. 2 (UPI) -- Dogs have been found to be sensitive to Earth's magnetic field, and apparently align themselves along the magnetic north-south axis before they defecate.
Czech and German researchers studied 70 dogs during 1,893 defecations and 5,582 urinations over the course of two years, and found that when the Earth's magnetic field was stable the dogs chose to align themselves with it. When it was unstable, such as during a solar flare, the dogs would become confused.

Their findings, published in the journal Frontiers in Zoology, show that the dogs were sensitive to the polarity of the field, though not as much to its intensity.

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The Remarkable Early 20th Century Plan to Farm Hippopotamuses in the US

Weird News"It may seem like a ludicrous idea today, but if this early 20th century food movement had been successful, the swamps of Louisiana might be filled with hippos, who would feast on the region's invasive water hyacinths and provide meat for America's tables.

Jon Mooallem's fascinating long read American Hippopotamus, which is available through the Atavist and as a Kindle Single, details the circumstances that led up to this remarkable proposal. In 1910, the United States, with its growing population and many of its native animals hunted to extinction, was facing a meat shortage. Frederick Russell Burnham, a famed American scout, had a novel idea to beef up the country's dwindling meat supply: import animals from Africa. Burnham is the star of Mooaellem's piece and with good reason; he was a highly skilled scout whose exploits the Matabele Wars and Second Boer War were legendary, and he was a key inspiration for the Boy Scouts of America. While settled in a secluded part of Pasadena, Burnham began to think about repopulating the landscape with the animals he had encountered during his time in southern Africa. In 1910, the New York Independent published his article "Transplanting African Animals."
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Wal-Mart recalls donkey product in China after fox meat scandal

Weird News“(Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world’s largest retailer, has recalled donkey meat sold at some outlets in China after tests showed the product contained the DNA of other animals, the U.S. company said.

Wal-Mart will reimburse customers who bought the tainted “Five Spice” donkey meat and is helping local food and industry agencies in eastern Shandong province investigate its Chinese supplier, it said late on Wednesday in official posts on China’s Twitter-like Weibo. The Shandong Food and Drug Administration earlier said the product contained fox meat.”

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