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This Dog Ain't Going Down

A puppy in Iowa who just refused to die has had a happy ending and found a new forever home. Kylie Jo Mitchell, a worker at the no-kill shelter where Rudolph-a pit bull mix estimated to be about 8 months old-eventually ended up calls him a "miracle dog" after he was scheduled to be euthanized due to overcrowding at his first shelter in Oklahoma. He was actually injected with the drugs that would put him permanently to sleep, but when the vet came back after Rudolph's injection, he found the little puppy still awake. The Kings Harvest Pet Rescue No Kill Shelter in Iowa took Rudolph in after the failed euthanasia attempt, and it said last week in a Facebook post that "God had a different plan" for the pup. The shelter also noted that it was looking for a home for Rudolph, and of course the phone started ringing off the hook. Mitchell said, "It was a tough decision with so many wonderful applications but Rudolph fell in love with this young man and the feeling was mutual." He is now off in his new forever home and all is right with the world. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Well Visiting Iceland Just Got Put on the Bucket List!

Need another reason to visit Iceland (because those Northern Lights are soooo overated)? Well the Bjorbodin (Byour-Boh-den) Beer Spa & Restaurant might just be the best thing to come out of Scandinavia since ABBA, with patrons invited to enjoy any number of relaxing beer spa treatments. Yep, you'll soak away the stress of the day in a hot tub filled with beer. But don't worry - no one expects you to chug the beer you're relaxing in. Each tub comes complete with its own beer tap that offers the latest pour from the nearby microbrewery. A range of options are available with single tub hour-long sessions priced at around $800 while anyone looking to partner up can fork out $1,500 for a double. The really adventurous may even want to try one of the venue's various outside tubs with breathtaking views of the Orvalds Valley. Which is really fun to do while you're soaking in and getting blitzed on beer. We don't recommend trying this at home. Filling your bathtub with 40 cans of Keystone just isn't quite as magical. (The Irish Post)

Tragic Vacation Freak Accident

A bizarre and tragic fatal accident in San Diego. A vacationing North Dakota couple died when a 75-foot-tall pine tree crashed onto their rental house as they slept. Troy and Jessica Nelson ran a promotional products and apparel company, Trojan Promotions, in Grand Forks. They were spending the weekend at the Point Loma Heights house after attending a trade show and sleeping upstairs when the tree toppled in gusty winds around 6am Monday. The ground had been saturated by recent rains. Jessica's brother, Ryan Langerud, was on the first floor of the house and survived. Langerud said he found himself in the basement with items on top of him and initially was confused as to what had happened. He later said it sounded like an airplane had crashed into the house. Trojan Promotions senior production manager Krisi Lund said Tuesday the future of the company is up in the air as its employees grieve the deaths of the Nelsons. She described the couple as "generous beyond belief in every aspect of their lives." San Diego Police Lt. Christian Sharp says the fallen tree caused a gas leak in the house and clipped some power lines. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Big Payout for Man Tackled and Arrested for Stealing His Own Car 

While being tackled and arrested you for "stealing" your own car is unconscionable, it does have a financial upside. A Chicago suburb has tentatively agreed to pay a former doctoral student $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit alleging police officers tackled him to the ground and arrested him for stealing a car that turned out to be his own. Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz confirmed a settlement was reached with Lawrence Crosby, who was 25 and an engineering doctoral student at Northwestern University in 2015 when the incident occurred. Crosby's attorney, Timothy Touhy, said his client was trying to repair loose molding on his car when a woman called police to report a black man trying to steal a car. When he drove off, the woman followed Crosby in her car as he drove from his apartment to Northwestern's science building, giving police his location. Dashcam video shows Crosby got out of the car with his hands raised after being stopped by police but was tackled when he failed to immediately obey orders to get on the ground. Police later determined the car belonged to Crosby but still charged him with disobeying officers and resisting arrest. A judge later threw out the charges. (Chicago Tribune)

Well, At Least Her Husband Will Always Be Good in Bed

British artist Pascale Sellick has decided to give up on men and the pursuit of marriage. So she plans to marry her duvet. No kidding. The 49-year-old, from Exeter, Devon, vowed to be faithful to her white-with-red-hearts bed covers, though she will be changing it around when she feels like it. And get this - if you're in the neighborhood, you're invited to the "free wedding party" happening next month. Sellick has issued an open invitation to anyone wishing to observe the moment she publicly declares her love for her favorite bedtime companion. She describes herself as a "rude, crude, spectacular exhibitionist" and describes her duvet as the "most intimate and reliable relationship" she had ever had. The unusual ceremony will be held at Rougemont Gardens in Exeter, Devon, on Sunday, February 10 at 2pm followed by a "free wedding party" at The Glorious Art House. The dress code is nightgowns, pajamas, onesies, and slippers with the option of also bringing cuddly teddies or hot water bottles if there is a cold wind. Y'all have fun! (Metro)

He Called 911 On Himself After Realizing He Overreacted! 

In Madison, Wisconsin, a 34-year-old unidentified man reportedly used an ax to destroy about $5,000 worth of his own stuff after he thought his wife damaged his prized action figures -- then called 911 on himself after realizing he overreacted. The call came in around 10pm on Sunday and the man allegedly admitted to police that he was "drinking too much and then overreacting" to his 46-year-old wife. Police Chief Michael Koval said after the suspect's wife left their home, the man used an ax "to destroy the TV, TV stand, laptop computer, and several other items in the house." He then moved outside and went after the family car, chopping off both side mirrors and eventually striking the windshield with such force that the axe become stuck. Responding officers discovered the ax "embedded" in the car's windshield, and took the suspect to jail without incident on domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct and felony damage to property. It's unclear what kind of action figures they were, but police called them "some of his prized property." (FOX News)

What the What?

Women are known to spend hundreds of dollars and often many weeks searching for that perfect wedding dress. Well this year there's something new. Brides who want to really stand out from the crowd might want to check out the latest wedding dress trend: the "naked" dress. Believe it or not, they're expected to be a popular trend in 2019 with lots of different companies at all budgets producing their versions. Basically these are dresses which feature a whole lot of lace and very little of anything else. Sure the most important parts are covered - but barely. Some are not quite as revealing, sheer and lace fabrics and flesh-toned linings rather than actually leaving the bride to bear all. But they still create a striking look which seems to becoming increasingly popular. Hey, as long as the bride is happy, right? (Mirror)

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