Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

BRISBANE, Australia (Wireless Flash) – Government scientists in Australia are trying to figure out how to make cows and sheep fart less – and they’re using kangaroos to help. Researchers at the Department of Primary Industries think they can isolate a bacteria in kangaroos’ stomachs that prevents gas and apply it to livestock, according to ABC News Online.

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s man vs. chicken at one casino in Indianapolis. The Casino Aztar is promising $5000 to any gambler who can beat one of the gaming hall’s 15 chickens in a game of Tic Tac Toe. The catch is, the chicken always gets to go first, reports

ENOOSAEN, Kenya – A group of Masai people from a small village in Kenya have donated 14 cows to the people of United States in sympathy for the Sept. 11 massacre. The townspeople only recently heard about the attack and have no concept of what a skyscraper is, but felt sad for Americans nonetheless.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Most people call it either a Bigfoot or Sasquatch, but according to Portland, Oregon-based Bigfoot research magazine, Track Record, Bigfoot goes by many other names. For instance, in Eastern Kentucky he’s called Bear Boogers. Other wacky names: Cabbage Head Man (Maryland), the Easter Bunny (Michigan), and The Laughing Poparina (Maryland.)

BEIJING, China – They’re having a return to flower power in China. According to, the newest trend among fashionable Chinese girls is having daisies and roses painted on their shoulders. However, dermatologists are already warning people to consult their doctor before going under the brush, since skin allergies can result in some cases.