Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

BERLIN (Wireless Flash) – Brothels in Germany plan to hold open houses this fall to help attract new customers. A spokeswoman for the Association for Sexual Services tells the cathouse tours should help people get a realistic idea of what a hooker’s career is like.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Too injured to garden? Well, one New Zealand insurance company can dig it – it’s offering a plan for gardeners whose green thumbs get broken by providing someone to look after their shrubs in case of injury.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – If junk e-mail is right, Bridget Jones may have given up writing diaries for hawking stuff on the Internet. Recent Hotmail users report getting e-mails from a sender listed as “Bridget Jones” with the subject heading “Rebuild Your Credit With Gold – Time is Running Out!”

MALIBU, Calif. – It looks like Memorial Day weekend wasn’t exactly a big, raging party for Britney Spears. According to a recent post by Britney’s mom on, Britney spent the holiday in Malibu with her family, eating Alaskan king crab legs and watching the movies, Enough and Insomnia. Brit’s momma also reports that the Spears family spent a lot of time sitting back and watching sailboats and kites.

LONDON – A smarty-pants squirrel recently helped police in England find a stash of stolen property. Officers say they arrived at the scene of the crime and were met by a squirrel who got them to follow him by running a little then stopping to look at them. The squirrel eventually ran up a tree where boxes of stolen goods were sitting underneath.