Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (Wireless Flash) – The Bush administration may have botched the upcoming President’s Dinner – by inviting a prisoner to the swank fundraiser. Ohio inmate Robert Kirkpatrick received an invite to the $2500-per-person dinner that even included his prisoner number on the address. A National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman calls the letter a mistake and says this kind of thing happens from time to time.

KINGSTON, Ontario – A 37-year-old Canadian woman will be able to attend the prom at the high school at which she’s currently obtaining her equivalency degree – even though the principal thinks she’s too old. Robin Mercer threatened to sue Sharbot Lake High School if she wasn’t allowed to go to the prom. She says it means a lot to her because she’s never been to one.

MEXICO CITY – Here’s more proof you can’t have your cake and eat it too: A knife-wielding man from Mexico City has been holding up the same bakery every morning at 8 a.m. for the past four days demanding chocolate cake. Employees got wise to his pattern though and phoned police in advance to nab the man in the act.

BEIJING – Doctors in China have developed a new treatment for burn victims which makes artificial replacement skin out of living marine material.

LAGOS, Nigeria – A Nigerian woman who has been sentenced to death by stoning by a Muslim court can breathe easier for a little while. An appeals court has delayed the stoning for two years until she weans her baby.