Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

FANNING SPRINGS, Fla. (Wireless Flash) – It was the belly flop that sunk a champion: Police have arrested a Florida man after his photo appeared in a newspaper as the winner of a Memorial Day belly flop contest. Shawn Sullivan was supposed to be at home, according to his community control officer, and violated his sentence by participating in the contest, reports the Gainesville Sun.

LOS ANGELES – Gays in Los Angeles have a new form of kinky roleplay game: “CHiPing.” That’s where they dress up as California Highway Patrol officers and cruise around on Harleys, much like the guys on CHiPs. claims the fad is especially popular with Latinos.

SINGAPORE – Crows in Singapore are heckling and jeckling attempts to control their population with sharp shooters. The not-so-bird-brained birds have learned to recognize the vehicles of shooters and fly outside the range of rifles.

PARMA, Italy – A team of researchers at the University of Parma in Italy has discovered that people who had a strict or God-fearing upbringing are more likely to have obsessive-compulsive disorder. The research shows that devout Catholics are more likely to show symptoms of OCD than other groups.

NEW YORK – Here’s something to chew on: 34 percent of Americans have gone one to three days without using their toothbrush.