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$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

Can Shark Fins Break the Law? Yes.

The true strange news for today is something which sounds impossible to some: property and cash can be considered guilty of a crime. In the United States police can confiscate personal property even if the owner is not involved in any crime. This so-called civil asset forfeiture results in some very strange court cases, such … Continue reading

Electronics Sniffing Dog Cracks Grade Hacking Case

You’ve heard of drug sniffing dogs, but did you know there are also electronics sniffing dogs? They are pretty amazing. They can find little tiny SD drives in walls, recycle bins, pretty much anywhere and they are very dedicated because they supposedly don’t get fed if they don’t pass their daily search tests! The police … Continue reading

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