Sunday, February 24, 2008

Another Sunday Smorgasbord

It's been a busy week, so there's no telling if the unfinished posts from the past few days will get done tonight, but I will dish up a generous helping of the odd stories I've noticed throughout the week:
  • A man in Boston received a postcard that was intended for a previous owner of his house. That in itself is not unusual, but what is odd is that the postcard was sent in 1929.

  • A bus driver took the end of her shift a bit too seriously in nearby Corsicana, abandoning her bus and its load of passengers at a rest stop when her time was up. Her passengers? Recently-paroled former prisoners. (Surprisingly, nobody left the area.)

  • An Israeli woman recently applied for a new government-issued ID card. When asked her age, she said she's 120; if that's true, she would become the new "world's oldest person" in the Guinness Book of Records. (The current holder of that record, an Indiana woman, is a mere pup at 114.)

  • A school in Sweden has banned students from wearing striped or spotted clothing because it supposedly gives one of the teachers headaches.

  • Parking: Leave it to the professionals.

  • It's not your grandmother's public library anymore: Branches in southeastern Michigan are hosting video game tournaments (including the noisy Guitar Hero), in an effort to attract new teenage patrons.

  • How much are 301 pennies worth? A lot more than three bucks, if they're rare enough.

  • In an effort to combat high divorce rates, the pastor of a Florida church has issued a challenge to his (married) parishioners: Have as much sex as possible for the next thirty days.

  • A California man, bicycling home from a visit to a taco stand, was robbed of his tacos by a gun-wielding assailant.

  • Students doing a biology project for a University of Michigan class were supposed to grow "herbs, vegetables, annuals and perennials" in the campus greenhouse. But one, umm, enterprising student managed to mix in some pot plants as well.

  • And finally, a South Carolina man went to the police station to try to get back some money that was seized from him during a recent drug bust. But he probably shouldn't have driven there in a stolen car.
I'll post an update when the rest of last week's posts are done.

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