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The Great American Right to Complain

For 30+ years as a news hound and reporter of weird stuff, I, Xeno, have believed it is the duty of Americans to speak up truthfully about what they like and dislike. We have the right to complain, to make things better. This was true in the past. Is it still? I like peace, non-violence, … Continue reading

Accused Car Thief Carrying Rattlesnake, Uranium and Whiskey

On June 26 in Guthrie, Oklahoma, police found a rattlesnake, a canister of radioactive powdered uranium and an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey during a traffic stop of a stolen vehicle. He also had a gun, but this is not uncommon in Oklahoma. Oklahoma is a state where it is legal for an adult to openly … Continue reading

$250 fine for taking beach rocks and/or plants

Some beach rocks (and plants) in Massachusetts are city property and there will soon be a $250 fine for taking them. The city of Westport, specifically, has approved a new law that will impose a fine on people caught taking rocks or vegetation from city owned beaches. A Massachusetts town is sick of homeowners and … Continue reading

Idaho Woman Sentenced to Wear Charm Bracelet

It’s a strange probation requirement on the face of it, but wearing the faces of her children in a charm bracelet for the next three years to remind her of what really matters in life could be helpful. A judge handed down this unusual sentence in Boise Idaho this month in a drug fraud case … Continue reading

Stolen Hot Air Balloon Spotted at Festival, Recovered

I guess they thought they wouldn’t be seen if they launched the stolen hot air balloon in another state, but some balloon thieves had no such luck. A hot air ballon reported stolen in the mid-west, Indiana specifically, was spotted being used in a Florida hot air balloon festival. The vehicle was returned to its … Continue reading

104 Year Old Woman Arrested… by Special Request

Here’s a strange story in the weird news. A 104-year-old woman, Anne Brokenbrow, who never had been on the wrong side of the law, was detained in a care home, cuffed and taken away in a police car. The reason: she wanted to be arrested once in her life. As part of a bucket list … Continue reading

Realistic Car Made Entirely of Snow Gets Parking Ticket

You might enjoy this: A man in Canada made a snow Toyota Supra (some say a snow Delorean DMC-12) so realistic that it got a parking ticket. The snow car was built in a no-parking zone so after having a good laugh, local police gave him a fake ticket. The car was reportedly plowed away … Continue reading

Doorbell Licker Sought

Here it is, the world’s strangest news I read today: A week ago on New Year’s Eve, a man, who appears now to have been identified, is being sought for spending three hours licking a doorbell, not his own. Don’t do drugs. If you thought you’d seen it all, prepare yourself for what’s about to … Continue reading

(Video) Monkey Steals License Plate

Today’s strange news award goes to a monkey stealing a front license plate from a parked car in Malaysia. Owing to a relatively small population of wild monkeys in the USA, not many people have had this particular problem here. Unbeknownst to the thief, even though he was quick about it, one or more people … Continue reading

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