Reuters | Nov 28, 2013 | 21:59 LONDON — The skeleton of a diplodocus dinosaur that roamed what is now the United States some 160 million years ago was sold for 400,000 pounds ($651,100) to an unidentified public institution at an auction in Britain on Wednesday.
Naked mariners, Honey Boo Boo, Bigamy Plot, Toilet Rat and more. Because ‘weird’ never takes a holiday. During this holiday weekend devoted to being thankful, we give thanks to Weird. Not everything weird, of course. We could do without the naked person at the bus stop, the weirdly stupid robbers and maybe even the very weirdly popular Honey Boo Boo.
Some stories are downright strange. Here’s our wrap-up from around Long Island. As a local news organization, Patch covers stories of all kinds, from heartbreaking tragedies to inspiring tales of community brotherhood. But some stories are just plain weird.
Plus, burglars are still speaking people out of their homes and, jeesh, creeps are dropping their pants — again! Editor’s Note: Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and D.C., and not a day goes by that something weird is not happening somewhere in the area.
CREDIT: Wikimedia Commons/TwoWings The platypus, with the scientific name Ornithorhynchus anatinus, is a adorable and furry mammal that has a beak and lays eggs.
It probably will not affect her famous mood, but Grumpy Cat now has an endorsement deal. The frown-faced Internet sensation, real name Tardar Sauce, is now the “spokescat” for a Friskies brand of cat food, Nestle Purina PetCare announced Tuesday. The St. Louis-based company did not release terms of the deal.
This week’s odd news column features am attorney fined for wearing blue tennis shoes, mice invading the senate and two superheroes rescuing a cat from a fire. Lawyer fined for wearing sneakers BUCHAREST, Romania Don’t mess with my blue shoes, a lawyer told a court in Romania. Defense lawyer Catalin Dancu was hit Tuesday with a fine of 5,000 lei ($1,148) the maximum granted for flouting dress regulations and for being late at the trial of five Romanians accused of ...
MADISON, Wis. — A Madison man whose uncommon name drew national attention last year after he was arrested for marijuana possession now faces drug charges in Iowa. Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop, 32, was arrested last month in Iowa’s Washington County, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
When farmer Ben Klunk tells people about the mutant corn he found, they are all ears. Klunk stated Wednesday he discovered an ear of sweet corn with four heads on his central Pennsylvania farm and has been keeping it in his refrigerator. Klunk stated that when he pulled the corn out of the crop he initially thought there was mud holding it together, but his wife stated that was not the case.
An Iowa man’s on-line classified ad offering an oak coffin for sale neglected to mention the full skeleton inside, so police interrupted the deal and seized the bones. The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reported ( http://bit.ly/14eMNn6) that the coffin belonged to the now-defunct Council Bluffs chapter of the International Order of Odd Fellows, which promotes anonymous giving to the poor.