I Told You Vampires Were Real

Somewhere in Colorado, there’s a police report that lists the cause of a recent car crash as “vampire.”  That’s right, according to Fox 31 News, a woman crashed her car on a dirt road because she saw a vampire.  The sarcastic reporter who did the story writes:

“The vampire, which was not seen by anyone else, apparently let her get away.”

Alls well that ends well, but if you’re driving around the back roads of Colorado after dark, you might want to be extra careful just in case.

Twins Have Different Dads (I Thought Only Dogs Could Do That)

Here’s something I’ve known for awhile:  puppies in the same litter can be fathered by different dogs.  Here’s something I just found out:  humans can have twins fathered by different fathers!!  At least that’s what a recent NY Daily News article is reporting.

Apparently, Mia Washington didn’t know that either until she found out the hard way when her infidelity resulted in double-daddy twins.  No fertility drugs were being used, so the odds of that happening must have been staggering.  What a way to get caught.

Read the whole story at the link above.

Let Me on MySpace or I’ll Stab You

A man was arrested for cutting his mother with a knife after she wouldn’t let him get on MySpace.  According to myway news, during their fight regarding MySpace:

The mother said she confronted her 6-foot 2-inch tall, 320-pound son, after which he became aggravated and packed his belongings to leave their home.  Police said he pulled out a black and silver knife from his pocket as she tried to take his cellular telephone charger from him and cut her on the left wrist.  The teen then rode his bicycle to a location nearby, where he was later detained by police without further incident.

Some people take their social networking way too seriously.

By the way, this has nothing to do with the story, but myway.com looks pretty cool.  It’s a search engine, complete with free email accounts and all the other things you’d expect from similar sites like yahoo or google, whose motto is:  “No banners.  No pop-ups.  No kidding.”  Sounds good.

Goat-Racing Museum, First (and Most Likely Last) of its Kind

Goats.  They get a surprisingly large amount of press.  Why is that?  I have a theory.  I think they’re media whores.  Oh sure, they might look complacent and oblivious to the presence of a camera, but underneath it all, they love the spotlight

And $300,000 worth of spotlight is exactly what a bunch of goat-loving Australians intend to give them.

abc.net.au published a story about a proposed $300,000 goat-racing museum and hall of fame in Queensland.  The story quotes a museum promoter as saying:

“As far as we know, this will be the first goat museum in the world.”

One of the comments from a reader, which had me laughing, was:

“There is a reason there is nothing like this in the world.”

But apparently, people down under take their goat-racing pretty darn seriously.  Check out this goat quote from a spokesman for the project published in a second article at abc.net.au.

“Right back to our first pioneers and explorers, everybody had goats…This isn’t going to be a comedy day, this is going to get dead serious. These people that are putting some of this money up are planning to make Barcaldine the goat racing capital of the nation.”

So what do you think?  Does goat-racing merit $300,000 worth of commemoration?

World’s Tallest Man Saves Dolphins with Long Arms

I was searching around for weird marriage stories (to go along with my previous features of man marries dog, man marries goat, and 102-year-old man gets married) when I found one about the world’s tallest man (7’9″) marrying a woman who is more than 2 feet shorter than him.  But that’s not the most interesting part of the story;  this is:

“He was in the news in December after he used his long arms to save two dolphins by pulling out plastic from their stomachs.  The dolphins got sick after nibbling on plastic from the edge of their pool at an aquarium in Liaoning province. Attempts to use surgical instruments to remove the plastic failed because the dolphins’ stomachs contracted in response to the instruments, Chinese media reported.”

The story can be found at msnbc.com.

Woman Born with Feet Facing Backwards Can Run Faster than Most of Her Friends

A 27-year-old Chinese waitress was born with both feet facing the wrong way.  The woman is quoted as saying:

“I can run faster than most of my friends and have a regular job as a waitress in the family restaurant. There is no reason to class me as disabled.”

Read the full article and see photos at Daily Mail.

Jet-Powered Outhouse-mobile

Forget showy roadsters and souped-up muscle cars.  If you feel the need for speed combined with a desire to stand out from the crowd, then there really is only one choice…the speeding outhouse:

“Some folks like to take their time on the can. Not Paul Stender. When the 43-year-old former pit mechanic feels the need for speed, he straps himself into his jet-engine-equipped toilet and roars off, trailing flame…Powered by a 50-year-old, 750-pound Boeing jet turbine that Stender bought for $5,000, the “Port-O-Jet” can top 46 mph with a tailwind. ‘It’s not real aerodynamic,’ he allows.”

Read the entire article and see a photo at popsci.com.

Man Marries Dog in India

A 33-year-old Indian man, believing he had been cursed after killing 2 dogs as a teenager, atoned for his sins by marrying a stray dog.  The marriage was traditional as the man’s family chose the bride.  Foxnews.com writes:

“Selva Kumar had been hounded for 15 years by the memory of a horrible act he’d committed as a teenager.”

Read the entire story and see a picture of the man and his “bride” here.