Andrew J. Hewett

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1338)



HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?
At Pratt Institute in New York, student Michele Chu has created what she calls a “Lovers Kit,” which includes both a bra with a remote control and a spray-on condom she calls “Girlplay.” This spray condom dries in two minutes, and can be applied to or inside either male or female. Read all about it at: (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/new-spray-condom-girlplay-revolutionise-6166435) 
A PUUURFECTLY STUPID CALL
A man in West Yorkshire, UK, called 999, Britain’s version of 911. The conversation: "What's your emergency?”  The man: "Er..me girlfriend has let the cat eat my bacon." Next, after the man says he wants to press charges against his girlfriend and the bacon-eating feline, the operator explains: "Sir, it's not a criminal offense to let your cat eat your bacon. And we don't arrest cats."
WANTED NOTHING FROM NOBODY
In 1984, a German woman, Petra Pazsitka, 24, disappeared, and after a suspect in the rape and murder of a 14-year-old confessed to killing Pazsitka too, Petra was declared dead. But, 31 years later, in 2015, she was found, living under the name of “Mrs. Schneider.” Now age 55, she just wanted to be left alone. (http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/09/27/college-student-murdered-in-184-found-living-in-germany/?intcmp=hplnws)

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“SHAKE-SHAKE-SHAKE”
The Washington Post reported, in June of 2015, charges had been filed against Montgomery County Democrat Delegate Ariana B. Kelly. Apparently, seeing her ex-husband’s fiancĂ©e, while dropping off their two children at his home, caused Kelly to lose her temper. When asked to leave, she started ringing the doorbell non-stop and banging on the door. At one point Kelly exposed herself “with one breast in each hand [shaking] them up and down.” (Her ex captured it all on a cellphone video.) (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/07/18/maryland-democratic-lawmaker-charge-with-indecent-expose-in-connection-with/?intcmp=ob_article_sidebar_video&intcmp=obinsite)
A PAINFUL PLACE TO HANG-OUT
How do you celebrate Easter, at church, an Easter egg hunt, a nice lunch? British artist, Sebastian Horsley, paid £2,000 (about $2,200) to be crucified in the Philippines during ceremonies there. But 20 minutes after being nailed to a cross, overcome with pain he fainted, causing “dead weight” to rip both hands free, letting his body fall to the ground. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/3297150/British-painter-suffers-crucifixion-for-his-art.html)
PROBABLY DESERVED A DRUG TEST?
If you have young children, you probably enjoy sharing activities with them. A Newport, Vt., mother, Lindsey Perkins, had some great fun with her 5-year-old son, before her arrest. That’s because her idea of fun was sitting with him on the roof of a station wagon, while it traveled between 50 and 55 miles per hour. She was sentenced to one to three years in jail, all suspended except four days. (http://www.wcvb.com/news/mom-pleads-guilty-to-allowing-son-5-to-ride-on-car-roof/33668522)

Saturday, September 26, 2015

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1336)



HE TRIED, HE TRIED HARD
A Milwaukee father, Juan Silva Sr., 45, served more than a year behind bars in 2013, after his car ran over and killed Juan R. Zapata-Guerrero, a 39-year-old father. But after his own son, Juan Silva Jr., 22, continued getting into trouble, this loving father admitted his son had been driving that night and was released; leaving Jr. to face three felony counts. (http://www.people.com/article/juan-silva-milwaukee-wisconsin-dad-protects-son-hit-and-run-prison-release) 
T’AINT POCKET CHANGE
A July 28, 2015 surveillance video taken in Mahwah, N.J., shows a man driving away with a bag he found unattended on a lawn. What made his actions really unusual was the bag. It contained stacks of $10 and $20 bills, totaling $141,000. Last heard, employees of ATMForUs.com are hoping somebody brings back what they forgot and accidently left behind. (http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2015/07/28/ATM-filling-workers-forget-bag-of-141000-on-a-lawn/4571438108039/ 
NO WAY TO SPEND HER DAY 
Hilde Krohn Huse, 26, is not your average artist. While filming herself hanging upside down naked from a tree deep in a forest in Aukra, Norway, she got stuck. Meaning, she dangled there for about half-an-hour until a friend eventually heard her screams. Her production was later shown in the Bloomberg New Contemporary exhibition.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1335)



CARS DRIVEN HERE MOOOVE OVER
Cows roam freely near roads around Hungerford, Berkshire, U.K., but after more than one was hit by a car, civic leaders began looking for a protective solution. And, since the grazing acreage was far too stretched and scattered for fencing, they are thinking about fitting these bovines with fluorescent light body blankets that glow-in-the-dark or putting luminous bands around their necks. (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/cows-could-fitted-lights-hi-6131963)
DISCONNECT-RECONNECT
Gavin Wain, 30, and Lisa Kerley, 41, made headlines in the UK after being photographed having sex in a glass phone booth in broad daylight. The female half of this tryst explains,  "I don't think we have done anything wrong. We both like it outdoors and no one got hurt.” (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/british-couple-photographed-sex-phone-booth-article-1.2301923)
SECOND BIGGEST TEXAS RANCH
How’d you like to buy a ranch, a really big ranch? With an asking price of $725,000,000, the WT Waggoner Estate stretches over six counties in northern Texas, containing some 1,200 oil wells, 6,800 heads of cattle, 500 quarter horses and 30,000 acres of cultivated land. This much area makes it larger than New York City and Los Angeles combined. (The King Ranch in southern Texas covers a larger area and is worth an estimated $1.1 Bn.) (http://news.sky.com/story/1523581/for-sale-texas-ranch-bigger-than-la-and-nyc)

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1334)



QUARTER-OF-A-TON ON A BICYCLE
The Newport Daily News reports Eric Hites, 40, had ridden his bicycle 90 miles from Falmouth, Massachusetts, on his trip across the United States, when a bent rim brought him to a stop. During this already two week ride, he’d already lost some 60 pounds and, thanks to Newport Bicycle’s plan to provide a new bike to support his 500+ pounds, this hefty fellow would soon be back on the road. (http://www.newportri.com/newportdailynews/news/page_one/fat-guy-on-a-mission/article_308366d9-4582-550d-8546-dcee6e2e0ef7.html)
THIS FELLOW REALLY SUCKS
Michael Anthony Brown told a lady, shopping at a Wal-Mart in Lincolnton, N.C., he was a podiatry student, and offered to help her find shoes. Then, grabbing her foot he began sucking her toes. Later arrested, he was placed under $50,000 bond. According to police, Brown has a criminal history of doing lewd things with women’s feet since 2001 and is a registered sex offender. (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/walmart-toe-sucker-sentenced-60-days-jail-article-1.1752649)
HE BURNED THE PAPERWORK
A cyclist, riding through southwest Idaho, stopped to defecate in a ravine in the Boise foothills. The mistake he made was burning the used toilet paper, which started a 73-acre wildfire. And, though he called for help, after the fire was brought under control, officials said he would be fined. (http://wgntv.com/2015/07/24/idaho-wildfire-blamed-on-cyclist-who-set-used-toilet-paper-on-fire/)