Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

MONROE, Wash. (Wireless Flash) – Police are searching for two burglars who posed as workers and pocketed money from the drive-thru customers at a Starbucks in Monroe, Washington. The Seattle Times reports the duo collected cash from at least 18 carloads during the coffeehouse crime spree.

KAWASAKI, Japan – Godzilla is God in Japan, where a new museum exhibit dedicated to the movie monster is stomping up business. Kyodo News reports visitors are flocking to the art show, which includes Godzilla costumes, posters and movie stills.

SAN DIEGO – In an unusual blend of fact and fiction, Staff Sgt. Dwight J. Morgan, a U.S. Marine recently killed in Afghanistan, will appear as a character on this Monday’s episode of 7th Heaven. The episode will feature the character Ruthie becoming acquainted with Morgan via an off-camera e-mail exchange and deal with her devastation when she learns of his death.

SAN DIEGO – You’ve heard of going under the knife, but the next time you have surgery, you might end up going under the maggots. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the number of doctors using maggots to cleanse wounds has increased 400 percent since 1995.

HOUSTON – Former Enron CEO Ken Lay’s wife will be opening up a second-hand store in Houston to sell off extra furnishings from their several million-dollar vacation homes. Linda Lay says she and her husband have lots of goods left over from the homes, which they were forced to sell in the wake of the Enron scandal.