Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

CONDOVER, England (Wireless Flash) – You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you can teach a new puppy sign language. That’s what a retired sign language teacher in England has discovered. Margaret Jones has taught her collie “Sam” 10 signals, including “sit” and “eat.”

PETROLINA, Brazil – You must be pure as the driven snow to get married by Brazilian priest Natal Antonio Mella – he refuses to wed a couple without doctor’s proof the woman is a virgin.

NAIROBI, Kenya – They take soccer very seriously in Africa. In fact, a growing number of teams are hiring witch doctors to curse opponents in unique ways, such as having a dog urinate on the team flag.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Americans love their automobiles but not for every occasion. According to a new survey by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, about 3 out of every 4 Americans is ashamed to take their car on a date.

KOLKATA, India – Hordes of wild monkeys in eastern India have made a girls’ college their new home – and they’re destroying it in the process. College authorities say the monkeys have ruined 6000 library books, broken furniture and clawed and slapped at the students.