Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Wireless Flash) – City officials in Anchorage, Alaska are considering a nutty plan to combat dog poop: Spreading peanut butter on the stray piles of waste. The idea – which actually worked in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – is that dogs will start eating the peanut butter poop, motivating their owners to clean it up, reports the Anchorage Daily News.

LONDON – About 50 ice cream vendors brought government business to a halt recently in London by blaring tinkling versions of Greensleeves and Yankee Doodle Dandy over loudspeakers in protest. A city council spokeswoman says the irate ice cream vendors were rebelling because London has limited the amount of trucks allowed in the city.

SEATTLE – AT&T Broadband’s junk e-mail filter works so well it blocked out the company’s own mass e-mail – the one alerting customers their subscription rates were going up. A company spokesman admitted the problem after customers complained they never received the e-mail.

LONDON – Caffeine addicts better start stockpiling the java if the World Coffee Organization is correct. Its researchers are projecting that coffee production will decline by 3.3 million 60-ounce sacks this year.

MELBOURNE, Australia – A clothing chain in Melbourne, Australia is under fire for selling handbags depicting the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attack. Owner Tess Reeves says the bags are high fashion, and “not necessarily negative” adding, “as with all tragedies, time heals.”