Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

CANTRALL, Ill. (Wireless Flash) – Bomb experts investigating a suspected pipe bomb in Illinois were shocked when it turned out to be nothing more than a pipe BONG. Someone left the marijuana pipe inside an local woman’s mailbox, and when she spotted it, she called in the bomb squad, reports Springfield’s State Journal-Register.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – A 13-year-old boy in Walnut Creek, California, is facing up to eight years in prison for hitting a classmate in the eye with a spitball. The youngster’s parents tell the San Francisco Chronicle their son should have never been charged with a crime for the schoolyard stunt, even though the victim’s injury was serious enough to require surgery.

LONDON – Although Uri Geller is a joint-chairman for soccer a team in New Exeter, England, he has promised soccer fans that he will not “paranormally interfere” with upcoming matches.

LONDON – Smacking around bratty school children is okay according to one private Christian school in England, which is trying to overturn a 1998 law that forced private schools to stop paddling pupils.

VIENNA, Austria – A German shepherd devoured its 78-year-old owner’s dead body out of starvation after being trapped with the woman’s corpse in her Vienna home since April 20. Police say the lady had died of natural causes.