Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pick This Week's Oddest News Story

There might be other candidates, but these are pretty weird to me:
  • A criminal defendent in an Idaho courtroom tested the judge's patience with his constant outbursts in court, but they likely stopped when the judge ordered the man's mouth taped shut.

  • South Korean scientists claim to have cloned dogs that glow red under ultraviolet light.

  • The state of Tennessee can lay claim to a lot of interesting things--Graceland, great barbecue, the birthplace of the blues, and so on. But now, it's also the home of America's best bathroom, according to an online poll. (The loo in question, located in a downtown Nashville hotel, includes a two-seat shoe shine station.)

  • Road signs near a Massachusetts lake whose name stretches 45 letters will need to be changed due to spelling errors. (The correctly-spelled name? Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.)
Or is there an even stranger one than that? Let me know in the comments.

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