Well, not much going on in the world of weird news this week so the pickings were slim. But there was one doozy that I've saved for last.
We start with a new computer program claims to be able to predict when a man will lose his hair. Apparently it was a big hit in Germany where half a million men used it withing 10 days of its release. It's now hit the shores of Great Britain. If you're interested, here's the link to the company's website.
A woman in New Mexico has gotten in trouble for having pet bunnies. 334 of them to be exact. Seems that her segregation attempts failed and the intrepid males hopped the fence and then proceeded to do what bunnies do best. Over the years what started out as just a few bunnies, well, multiplied.
Next we have a stupid criminal. After hitting spike strips and disabling his car, the suspect fled into high grass and tried to hide. Cops brought in the K-9 unit and were about to do a sniff search when the idiot's cell phone went off. The ringtone led police right to him.
Animal control officers in Carlsbad, CA are looking for the owner of a dog. Pretty normal, right? Except that this dog's microchip says he hails from Saudia Arabia. Officials believe the dog belongs to someone in the military and are trying to locate his owner.
You've no doubt heard the story about South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford and his disappearing act. New information now says that he wasn't hiking the Appalachian Trail but was instead in Argentina. He's quoted as saying "I wanted to do something exotic ... to get out of the bubble I am in." So he decided to fly to Argentina without telling anyone and drive along its coast. Wonder if he's going to get reelected?
And I've saved the best for last. While all the others were barely worthy of inclusion this one deserves to enter the hall of fame, if there was such a thing. Kimberley Vlaeminck claimed she fell asleep while getting tattooed and awakened to find 56 stars tattooed on her face. She has since recanted and admits that she asked for all 56 stars but now thinks she looks like a freak. Ya think? I mean seriously, what other possible outcome could she have anticipated? Her father is furious (and the reason she tried to lie and blame the tattoo artist) and she's a general laughingstock. What do you think?
Life lesson learned the hard way. Wonder what it will cost to get those stars removed?
That's it for today. Here's hoping next week has a better crop.