Thursday, January 29, 2015

Odd News Stories

Instead of doing funny today, I thought I'd do odd. Yes all these stories are true. Life can be so strange at times. Or is that odd.

Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead.

Man hid cocaine inside prosthetic leg in his car, police say
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police say a Delaware drug suspect went out on a limb to transport a stash of cocaine, but he was busted when officers discovered the drug hidden inside his prosthetic leg.

Expect tiny tuxes but no real puppy love at doggy weddings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When pet owners dress up their dogs in miniature white dresses and tiny tuxes, some believe the barks that signal "I do" reveal true puppy love.

Maui fisherman reels in tiger shark, gets bitten
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A 20-year-old Maui fisherman is recovering after being bitten by an 8- to 10-foot tiger shark while he was trying to throw it back to sea.

Wild kangaroos in Austria? At least 1, surviving in the snow
VIENNA (AP) — A kangaroo is on the loose in frigid and snowy Austria, hopping his way toward dispelling a famous slogan.

Pet reptile not a lizard, Lithuanian student finds out
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A baby caiman has found a new home at a Lithuanian zoo after its previous owner tried to sell it online, apparently upon realizing that the pet reptile he was raising in his bathroom wasn't a harmless lizard.

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  1. Oh, poor Anton! I hope they catch him and bring him home soon! And I guess the “No kangaroos in Austria” T-shirts and souvenir business is gonna take a hit... but an upwards or downwards hit? hmm...

    Guess what day this is? Anybody? big humpday hugs hon! xoxo

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    1. I thought yesterday was humpday? Big hugs back. :)

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  2. I would imagine that drugs are smuggled in prosthetic limbs a lot more often than we would imagine.

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    1. You wouldn't believe the places people hide their dope and tobacco. :)

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  3. Poor Bart the cat, how could people bury their cat alive? Glad it was able to dig its way out!

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    1. I'm glad Bart the cat is okay too. Poor thing. :)

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  4. I just heard about the cat on the radio yesterday. Incredibly creepy story!

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    1. He's one lucky cat though. :)

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  5. When you put your pet in a mini-tux or wedding dress and they bark, they're saying, "Just shoot me now."
    Animals seem to be incredibly resilient. In my life, I have accidentally hit two dogs with my car. When I went back to check on them, they were gone! I could have sworn that I had killed them, but they left the scene of the accident before I could get to them and see if they needed medical attention.

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    1. I don't dress up our baby. She wouldn't like it one bit. :)

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  6. Now that's some mighty weird stuff. I actually heard about the kitty. Poor thang.

    Big, blustery hugs, honey...

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    1. Yep, weird news happens often. :)

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  7. LOL...
    DH told me he heard on the radio that a woman was pulled over because of driving a stolen vehicle. She said, "I know it's stolen, because my boyfriend stole it and gave it to me." When the police arrested her she asked them `why`. They explained, again, she was driving a stolen vehicle. She said, "I know, but I didn't think it was that stolen!"

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    1. That gal had to be a blonde right? I thought so. :)

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  8. What some people do is always amazing. LOL

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  9. That poor cat that was in our paper too aww!

    Have a supertastic day Sandee :-h

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    1. That poor cat indeed, but at least it's on the mend. :)

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  10. Aren't kangaroos from Austria?

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    1. I think they are from Australia actually. :)

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  11. Well those are all interesting stories. So glad that cat dug himself out. I know nothing about kangaroos but I thought they were in Australia. Sandee, you have a super day.

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    1. You're right Marg. Kangaroos are indeed native to Australia. :)

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  12. I'm going with the Maui Fisherman as the fake!

    What? Wrong post?

    No wonder I can never slip a fake one buy you.

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    1. No, these are all true Joe. I don't do the fake headlines. That's your gig. :)

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  13. The cat story is indeed unique. The poor thing was probably just knocked unconscious, the owner thought it wasn't breathing, and after a couple of days left alone to sleep an recover, it woke and clawed its way out.

    The amazing ways animals get people into trouble, not because of them but because of us, never ceases to astound me!

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    1. It never ceases to astound me either. :)

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  14. lordy- proving once again that sometimes animals are smarter than humans.....

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    1. Most of the time animals are smarter than humans. :)

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  15. Ahhh, that's what I expected a caiman to be from the description, but I had to go and look it up!! Too funny!!

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    1. That kid was lucky he survived the caiman. I'm just saying. :)

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  16. Facts are stranger than fiction. Really funnier as well.

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    1. I agree some of the best news is weirdness. :)

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  17. roche' said there should be a story about how he got to florida. he's sad. i have to go buy him something now.

    hugs, bee
    xoxo

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    1. At least he's feeling better this week. You know he sure is an expensive pet rock. :)

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  18. I heard the one about the zombie cat because it happened right here in town, but the others were news to me. Thanks for sharing the weirdness.

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    1. I love weird news stories. Some are happy and some are just plain dumb. I'm easily entertained. :)

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  19. We heard about the kitty and can't believe that! He did look like a zombie but thankfully he's going to be okay!

    Hope your week is going well Sandee! Smooches to Little Bit!

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    1. Yes, thankfully the kitty will be okay. Bless it's heart. :)

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  20. aw poor kitty. glad he was able to dig himself out

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    1. And he's recovering. He lost an eye and had his jaw wired shut, but he's going to make it. :)

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  21. What a great idea for a post! My favorite news story is: "A kangaroo is on the loose in frigid and snowy Austria, hopping his way toward dispelling a famous slogan."

    I feel sorry for this Kangaroo. I love Comedy Plus. Just stopping by to say hello. :)

    Have a great evening Sandee.

    xoxoxo

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    1. And Anton doesn't want to be caught either. He'll take a hike as soon as anyone tries to rescue him.

      I love Annie. So there. :)

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  22. Wow. Some odd stories, for sure. I hadn't heard any of these!

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    1. They are all true Stephanie. :)

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  23. Good for Bart----at least the car didn't win this one. Or is Bart a Zombie cat now?

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    1. No, he's healing up fine. It will take a bit but he's a lucky one. :)

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  24. That reminded me of a song they sang on Zoom... my goodness almost 40 years ago or more? "But the cat came back, the very next day..." "They thought it was a goner but the cat came back, he just couldn't stay away..." So funny!

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    1. I remember that song. Now it's stuck in my head. Not a bad thing though. :)

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  25. Hmmm... I am unaware of the famous Austrian slogan. Nothing like discovering your harmless lizard has a mean set of teeth

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    1. Pretty scary actually. :)

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  26. OK I just Googled Famous Austrian slogan & discovered No Kangaroos In Austria T-Shirts so now I am enlightened.
    If you like Odd News you'd probably enjoy fellow Australian, not Austrian, Tanya's blog at http://frigginloon.wordpress.com/ she posts some funny & weird news reports that are always good for a laugh

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    1. The story is real Tony. Honest. :)

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  27. Thanks, Sandee. I like your odd. Too, I heard the headline about the buried ran over cat on the TV this morning but missed the story. Baby crocodiles and alligators make nice pets. If they are tamed they will be okay "just before" they outgrow the toilet flushing specs.

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    1. I love odd stories Jim. And some people have pets that they should have. :)

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  28. The caiman will probably have a better life at the zoo anyway.

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    1. Much better life. I agree Binky. :)

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