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Entries by Michael McLaughlin from 06/2011

Decomposing Horse Head Found In Washington, Pa. Alley

Posted 06.01.2011 | Weird News

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Someone left a severed horse head in a southwestern Pennsylvania city. Officials in Washington, Pa., say the head was found Monday...

Hubcaps Inspired Ken Marquis And His Landfillart Project In Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Posted 06.01.2011 | Weird News

Monkeys Show Regret And Disappointment Like Humans: Study

Posted 06.01.2011 | Weird News

We humans tend to think of ourselves as the only sentient beings capable of regret, a key emotion that helps keep us from making the same mistakes ove...

Luck Of Draw To Pick Winner Of Tied Conroy Township, Pa. Primary Election

Posted 06.02.2011 | Weird News

BAINBRIDGE, Pa. -- The luck of the draw is going to settle one central Pennsylvania election. Incumbent Gina Mariani and challenger George Rhoads fin...

Rats On Plane Ground Qantas Jet In Sydney

Posted 06.02.2011 | Weird News

SYDNEY -- A flight crew checking the cabin of a Qantas plane before takeoff found rats in a compartment holding medical equipment, grounding the plane...

TruTV Polls Readers About Link Between Cell Phones And Cancer

Posted 06.02.2011 | Weird News

The World Health Organization announced on May 31 that radiation from cell phones may be a cancer-causing agent. The question now that Trutv.com wants...

Cheese Truck Set Ablaze In UK

Posted 06.02.2011 | Weird News

LONDON -- Someone will be getting a grilling about this. British fire crews say a truck carrying a cargo of cheese has burst into flames on an English...

Kick To Pick iPhone App Lets Babies Choose Names

Posted 06.02.2011 | Weird News

A new iPhone app called Kick To Pick advertises that it knows what name an unborn child wants. When the smartphone is held near the expectant mother's...

Thailand Seeks To Ban Buddha Tattoos For Tourists

Posted 06.02.2011 | Weird News

BANGKOK -- Thailand's Culture Ministry says foreign tourists should be barred from getting Buddhist tattoos while visiting because the practice is cul...

Virgin Mary Sighting -- Or Maybe Not: Artist Says 30-Foot Statue Symbolizes Motherhood, Not Madonna

Posted 06.02.2011 | Weird News

It's not exactly Our Lady of Lourdes, but Catholic pilgrims show up on the doorstep of a Virginia artist because they want to pray at the foot of a 30...

June Gregg, 100, Of Ohio, Has 98-Year-Old Bank Account (VIDEO)

Posted 06.03.2011 | Weird News

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- An Ohio woman who just turned 100 years old has taken customer loyalty to the extreme: She's still using a bank savings account t...

Graveyard Sex May Have Caused A Tombstone To Roll Over On A New Jersey Woman's Leg

Posted 06.03.2011 | Weird News

A 39-year-old woman was rushed to a New Jersey hospital after a gravestone rolled over her leg while she may have been engaged in a sexual act, accord...

Danes Peter Madisen And Kristian Von BengtsonLaunch Homemade Rocket In Baltic Sea

Posted 06.03.2011 | Weird News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Two Danish space enthusiasts on Friday successfully launched a homemade unmanned 30-foot (9-meter) rocket over the Baltic ...

Hospitality Workers Race In Berlin (VIDEO)

Posted 06.06.2011 | Weird News

Hospitality workers in Berlin clad in chef hats and waiter outfits competed in races requiring them to put their profesional skills to use. Chefs race...

Giraffe At Peoria Zoo Begins Taking Birth Control

Posted 06.06.2011 | Weird News

Vivian, a nubile giraffe in the Peoria Zoo in Illinois, is back on the pill after shunning the contraceptive-laced food that she was served for about ...

Michael Jackson's `Thriller' Jacket Up For Auction

Posted 06.06.2011 | Weird News

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The jacket Michael Jackson wore in his "Thriller" video is hitting the auction block. Auction administrator Darren Julien sa...

Topless Woman Keila De Oliveira Leite Arrested For Drunken Driving In Stuart, Fla.

Posted 06.07.2011 | Weird News

There's nothing wrong with driving with the top down -- but you don't want to get caught driving shirtless if you're drunk and carrying marijuana in y...

Chuck Berry Played For President Carter Day Before Pleading Guilty On Federal Tax Charges On June 7, 1979

Posted 06.07.2011 | Weird News

With the federal government on his tail for tax evasion already in 1979, rock and roll legend Chuck Berry might have been a surprise pick for then-Pre...

Missouri Cicada Ice Cream Vendor Told To Cool It

Posted 06.07.2011 | Weird News

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A public health official in central Missouri has asked an ice cream shop to cool it with the cicada ice cream, even though customers ...

Surfing Madonna Mosaic Draws Mass Following In Encinitas, Calif.

Posted 06.07.2011 | Weird News

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) -- A mosaic of a surfing Madonna that is stuck to a wall under a train bridge in the California beach city of Encinitas is tech...

Victor Mooney Comes Out Of Retirement To Try Fourth Row Across Atlantic Ocean

Posted 06.08.2011 | Weird News

Victor Mooney has tried three times to row across the Atlantic Ocean, but he never came close to making it. Already this year, he spent 14 days in a l...

300-Pound Dolphin Statue Surfaces In Fort Myers, Fl.

Posted 06.08.2011 | Weird News

If you recently lost a 300-pound dolphin statue, you might want to call the Cape Coral, Fl. police. The cops are looking for the rightful owner of...

Scales Of Justice Disappear From Justice Statue Outside Brisbane Supreme Court

Posted 06.08.2011 | Weird News

There's justice in Brisbane, she just no longer has her scale. At the Supreme Court, Lady Justice's scales have disappeared, the Courier Mail repo...

Aaron Vera Morales Had Plastic Surgery To Look Like Woman To Avoid Arrest In Mexico: Poosecutors

Posted 06.08.2011 | Weird News

MEXICO CITY -- Federal prosecutors in Mexico say they have arrested a man who had plastic surgery and assumed a female identity to avoid capture. The...

Catholic Priest Nabbed For Exposing Himself On Florida Beach

Posted 06.09.2011 | Weird News

Police arrested a Catholic priest for exposing himself to an undercover detective on a beach in Englewood, Fl., near Sarasota. Rev. Bernard Chojna...