Tuesday, June 30, 2009
This Week's "Realm of Bizarre News" Top 5 (No.163)
-Ingenious squirrel has been swiping miniature American flags placed at the veterans' gravesites at the Mount Hope Cemetery (Port Huron, Michigan. He actually detaches the flags from the staples holding them to little wooden staffs, and carries them up a tree where he lines his nest with them!
-A wife in Mannering Park, New South Wales, attributes her hubby's recent death at 72 to a frog's croaking, yes, I said a frog's croaking! She claims that noise from a neighbor's pond caused him chronic sleep deprivation which ultimately eroded his health, leading to his demise!
(Trivia Q: What is the technical term for hatred of frogs? Answer below)
-Doofus of the week: Man in Sterling Heights, Michigan infuriated at a persistent door-to-door salesman, retrieved his rifle and fired at the solicitor...he missed his target, managing instead to fire a shot through his own automobile parked outside. And, to make matters worse, he was arrested for illegally discharging a firearm!
-Ouch! Tight jean syndrome: Gals wearing ultrathin jeans to look fashionable are developing excruciating leg pain from those tight jeans compressing a nerve in the thigh!
-Meow! The post office is threatening to cut off service to a family in London because their little kitten Illy scratched a postman delivering mail to their residence! Just one more scratching incident and they will be forced to pick up their mail at the post office!
(Trivia answer: Hatred of frogs is "batrachophobia.")
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