Andrew J. Hewett

Sunday, December 28, 2014

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1073)



TAPE PUTS HIM 6 FEET UNDER
After Gary Anderson, 58, unloaded sheetrock at a high-rise construction site in Jersey City, N.J., he stopped to chat with a worker. At the same time, a 1-pound tape measure fell from a construction worker’s belt 50-stories above, hitting Anderson on the head, killing him. (The AP, 11-4-14)                                 
HOPE HE PUT THEIR FIRES OUT?
In August 2014, a 19-year career firefighter in Clearwater, Florida, Stephen Coward lost his job, after his chief received an anonymous cell-phone video, showing him having intercourse inside a station bathroom. Also, a second person came forward, anonymously, to claim Coward had sex with as many as eight women while on duty. (WFLA/The Tampa Bay Times)
EATING SAND ON THE BEACH?
Do you keep up with German politics? In August 2014, Katja Kipping, leader of Die Linke, Germany’s largest opposition party, suggested all welfare families receive a cash voucher the equivalent of about $640, in order to enjoy a summer vacation. She was saddened 3 million children couldn’t experience “what a holiday means." (Daily Telegraph/London, 8-11-14)

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