Spritzing, Squirting, Stripping

News of the Weird Daily
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

People With Adulteration Issues
Mr. Sahnoun Daifallah, 42, who allegedly concocted his own special feces-urine recipe and spritzed it over large swaths of merchandise in various stores, is on trial this week in Bristol Crown Court. If he's guilty, it would make Shirley Ybarra, 50, of Tamarac, Fla., an absolute amateur, in that she was only caught once, in a grocery store, squirting ammonia-like stuff into baby food. (Bonus: Shirley said it was for her own kid, but Shirley's youngest is 21.) (Double Bonus: Shirley took precautions by gloving up right there in the store.) BBC News /// South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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More Things to Worry About

The 500th anniversary of Japan's Saidaiji Eyo festival was Sunday, which meant 9,000 men in loincloths waited in darkness to fight over (and walk out with) two pieces of sacred wood (sorta like a pro-wrestling money-in-the-briefcase match). The Japan Times

In easier-to-explain festival news, Ms. Dani Sperle showed up for Carnival in Rio with only a 3cm-long covering on her hoo-hah, beating last year's 4cm-long patch. Associated Press via Yahoo

Undignified Death: A British nature-lover in her 40s, out walking in backwoods Devon, saw a feather she wanted, chased after it in the wind, and fell off a cliff. Daily Telegraph

Recurring Theme: The latest super-non-flight-risk is drug-defendant Stephen Turo, 56, arraigned in a courthouse parking lot in Syracuse, N.Y., where his 570-lb. self was toted in by U-Haul. Post-Standard

Update: News of the Weird reported on yoga gurus' trying to patent ancient positions and movements so their competitors couldn't use them [NOTW 842, 3-28-2004], but now there's a special Hindu legal unit in India fighting back, worldwide. (Bonus: On the books in the U.S. are 130 yoga patents, 150 copyrights, 2,300 trademarks.) Daily Telegraph (London)

That 11-yr-old Pennsylvania boy who blew away his dad's pregnant girlfriend Friday was charged as an adult (Companion Buried Lede: Though charged as an adult, he used what was described as a "20-gauge youth shotgun.") Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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People Whose Sex Lives Are Worse Than Yours
Mr. Abdul Aljibari, 43, was arrested one afternoon last week in the parking lot of a Taco Bueno restaurant, perhaps soliciting a man by calling out, "You are sexy." Aljibari at the time had his pants down to his knees and was wearing a black bra. Dallas Morning News
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Your Daily Jury Duty
["In America, a person is presumed innocent until the mug shot is released"]
Jerry Lindau, 62, Billings, Mont., may be guilty of operating an unlicensed child-care facility (but maybe it's all his wife's fault). Billings Gazette
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Today's Newsrangers: Zeke Fezzell, Dave Stout, James Patrick

     Posted By: Chuck - Tue Feb 24, 2009

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