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TV Reporter Accused of Pooping on Random Lawn

"I've been feeling very sick and I've been stuck in this van all day"

(Newser) - An Arizona TV reporter has been charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly defecating in someone's front yard. It appears Jonathan Lowe, 33, may lose his job as well: In its brief report about the on-the-job incident last week, Phoenix station KPHO/KTVK refers to Lowe as "a former KPHO/KTVK... More »

World's First Water Bar Isn't Quite What You Think

Minneapolis' Water Bar will serve tap water for free

(Newser) - You could sit at home and drink your own tap water, or you could visit Minneapolis' Water Bar and drink tap water in the company of others. Shanai Matteson hopes you'll choose the latter option. Yes, Minneapolis will soon be home to what UPI calls the world's first... More »

Adventurer's Mummified Body Found Sitting at Yacht Desk

Manfred Fritz Bajorat's death remains a mystery

(Newser) - Fishermen spotted a yacht with a broken mast drifting near the Philippines on Feb. 26 and discovered the owner inside, but the story doesn't have a happy ending. Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, was slumped beside the ship's radio telephone, long dead and apparently mummified by the ocean's... More »

Sign Thieves May Ruin Katie Crotch Road for Everyone

'You would think every dorm room in the state of Maine should have one by now'

(Newser) - A Maine town that spends hundreds of dollars annually to replace stolen street signs is again asking residents to consider renaming one of the frequent targets: Katie Crotch Road, the AP reports. According to the Morning Sentinel , a referendum to rename Katie Crotch Road to Cadie Road is being considered... More »

Cops Find Spiked Bats Throughout San Francisco

Nearly 30 have been found around the city since Thanksgiving

(Newser) - San Francisco police are asking for help leading to those chaining up spiked baseball bats to poles throughout the city. Sgt. Michael Andraychak says officers first received reports of wooden or metal baseball bats appearing on poles and parking meters in the city on Thanksgiving morning. Andraychak says 27 bats... More »

Woman Needs Surgery for Infection Caused by Hair Tie

'I didn't believe it'

(Newser) - You may never look at a hair tie the same way again. Earlier this month, Kentucky resident Audree Kopp noticed a bump on her wrist that wasn't going away, WLKY reports. At first she thought it was a spider bite, but it just "kept getting bigger and redder... More »

Alabama Woman Missing in 2011 Tornado Found in Florida

Police think she may have moved without telling her family

(Newser) - A 53-year-old Alabama woman reported missing by her family following a series of deadly tornadoes in 2011 has been found safe and sound—in Florida, AL.com reports. And no, she probably wasn't blown there. The tornadoes that hit Tuscaloosa in April 2011 killed dozens of people and damaged... More »

Amish Man Runs Marathon Wearing Traditional Clothes

And he did pretty great to boot, English

(Newser) - An Amish man turned heads as he whizzed by fellow runners at a recent marathon—not because of his speed but because of his unusual racing attire. Leroy Stolzfus, 22, finished the 26.2-mile Harrisburg Marathon on Nov. 8 in just over three hours and five minutes, all while wearing... More »

Grandmother Thumbs Nose at Heirs, Shreds $1.1M

It won't work though

(Newser) - Authorities believe an elderly Austrian woman must have really hated her heirs after they found more than $1 million in cash cut up on her bed, the AFP reports. The 85-year-old woman died in a retirement home surrounded by thousands of destroyed euros—in 100 and 500 notes, according to... More »

Dog Wins Award for Eating BBQ Skewer

He made dumb, hungry dogs everywhere proud

(Newser) - A West Virginia dog that ate a barbecue skewer has won a national competition for most unusual pet insurance claim. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that the 5-year-old Boxer named Curtis beat out 11 other pets in online voting for Nationwide's Hambone Award, named in honor of another dog... More »

Body Lands on Freeway Sign Following Car Accident

'I've never seen anything like this'

(Newser) - Authorities were left in disbelief after a man's body landed on top of a freeway sign following a car crash Friday morning in Los Angeles, Fox 11 reports. "I've never seen anything like this or heard anything like this," a highway patrol spokesperson tells the Los ... More »

Congressman Swipes Pope's Water Glass

He shares sips from the holy glass with his wife and staffers

(Newser) - As Pope Francis left the chamber after addressing Congress yesterday, legislators crowded around him, hoping to get a moment with the leader of the Catholic Church. But one man wasn't among them. That's because Rep. Bob Brady of Philadelphia was too busy swiping the pope's water glass,... More »

Mom Calls Bluff of Teen in Letter That Goes Viral

Fed-up mother decides to treat son like a bad roommate

(Newser) - "Mama’s done playing games and being a doormat." That was an Australian mother's message to her 13-year-old son when she decided to charge him more than $700 a month for rent, electricity, Internet, and food, Kidspot reports. According to CBS News , it all started when the... More »

Bizarre Surgery Saves Man's Burned Hand

Doctors attached it to patient Frank Reyes' stomach

(Newser) - An 87-year-old Texas man just spent three weeks with his left hand surgically attached to his stomach, the AP reports. "It's a funny feeling," Frank Reyes says of the experience. Why did he have to go through it? Back in June, Reyes was changing a tire when... More »

Study: Vampires Are Real, and They Have a Big Fear

They drink blood, but live in fear of ... the doctor

(Newser) - This surely ranks among the more unexpected studies: Vampires are real, and they have a fear—"of Coming out of the Coffin to Social Workers and Helping Professionals," as the study's title reads in part. The study, published in the journal Critical Social Work , isn't talking... More »

Harvard Grad: Find Me a Girlfriend, I'll Give You $10K

Ren Lu You, 29, has money to spend but no time for bad dates

(Newser) - Ren Lu You is searching for love—and willing to pay $10,000 to the Cupid who makes it happen. The Harvard business grad/Birmingham, Ala., resident says he's been on 30 dates in the last 10 months but none have set his heart aflutter, reports WGN . Now, the private... More »

Woman Finds Her 'Twin'—Again

Niamh Geaney plans to search for 5 more doppelgangers

(Newser) - Niamh Geaney was understandably "freaked out" when she found a woman that looked just like her living only an hour away in Ireland. But Geaney, who set out to find her doppelganger through project Twin Strangers , was even more astounded when she found a second doppelganger, this one living... More »

Hotel Ejects 30 Guests After Waffle Argument

The lesson: Don't leave your waffle maker unattended

(Newser) - Authorities say a dispute between two women over a waffle maker led to 30 people being booted from a western Michigan hotel. The Muskegon Chronicle reports a Mason County sheriff's deputy stood by Sunday morning as guests were ordered to pack their bags at the Americas Best Value Inn... More »

Poop Raining From Sky Ruins Girl's Sweet 16

Philadelphia family suspects feces came from a plane

(Newser) - At least the party was memorable. Pennsylvania teen Jacinda Cambray was celebrating her Sweet 16 birthday with about 40 guests in her family's backyard on Sunday when a party pooper brought the event to a screeching halt. Family members had just brought the teen's giant purple cake inside... More »

Skeleton 'Tea Party' Found in Colorado River

Thankfully the skeletons are plastic

(Newser) - A man snorkeling in the Colorado River received quite the fright on Monday when he spotted what he thought were human remains about 40 feet below the surface near the Arizona-California border. With a little investigating, however, a diver with the Buckskin Fire Department uncovered a scene much more comical... More »

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