Wow, some weird stories this weekend. On this story, I have provided multiple links, cause the original RSS feed story was too short. It seems that Yi Zhao slipped in the bathtub, and impaled himself with the faucet tap thru his eye. When doctors waited 3 hours to have the faucet removed by a plumber...yes a plumber...Zhao got impatient and removed it himself. That's it.
Where did they come from? Did Aliens drop thousands of shoes on Miami's Palmetto Expressway to get our attention? Did a dump truck driver feel that dumping on the road would help the homeless? Authorities have no explanation for the shoes dumped sometime Friday morning. Traffic was stopped, and the skip loaders were brought in to clear the shoes. The shoes will be donated to charity if no one steps up and claims them.
Too bad Don Mclean can't add a verse to "American Pie" about this odd happening. The family of J.P." The Big Bopper" Richardson will be auctioning off the rock and roll D.J./Singer's 16 guage empty steel casket in early January. Last year Richardson's body was exhumed, so it could moved to a more visable location, where a statue would be erected to him. That left the family with an empty casket. Rather than destroying it- why not sell it?
Richardson died nearly 50 years (Feb 13, 1959) ago in the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and Richie Valens, which was the subject of Don Mclean's rock anthem "American Pie"
Maybe this story is a prelude to NBC's Momma's Boys debuting Tuesday night. But Tampa Bay online posted a story about Jason, his Mom, Claudia and her quest to find Jason, 38 and software engineer a wife. Mom bought a $500 classified ad in her quest for love for her son The story didn't use any last names to protect the family's privacy, and all would-be women were asked to forward a resume to a Virginia PO Box. Jason's Mom wants to find a Mrs. Right for her, because he found a Mrs. Wrong and was divorced from her. How does Jason feel about all this? Click on the link...
Mayor Blanca Figueroa thinks it's petty, but the city council of South El Monte, CA (pop. 21,000) are concerned about here safety. Figueroa, regularly works into the middle of the night at City Hall, and this didn't sit well with council members. So they gave her an 11 pm curfew. The Mayor is a self-admitted night-owl, but she says her days are filled with meetings, and after-hours seems to be the only time she can handle the emails from constituents concerned about the economy.
Sweden's Jessica Andersson was in a car accident, and recieved disability benefits because she couldn't work due to the pain in her breasts. But the country's social insurance agency found her large breasts, and not the accident, were responsible for the pain. Her benefits were denied after a doctor recommended breast reduction surgery for reducing the pain. Andersson is appealing the decision.
I saw this story last night, but just thought it was a typical zealot mall management company, not wanting shoppers distracted by Sally (Salvation Army) volunteers soliciting donations. But the Valley Mall in Hagerstown MD, doesn't mind the solicitations- the merchants are complaining about the bell's. So the mall has asked the Sally folks to replace the bell clappers with paperclips.......
From the UK Sun comes the story of the Strange family (Yes! that's their name) of Bristol, and their haunted couch. The story notes that alot of paranormal activity has been reported this year, but this is the first "haunted couch" story, I have come across.
Christine Strange sat on the couch, and it started squeaking, even scaring away the family dog. According to the UK Sun : Science has so far been unable to furnish an explanation to satisfy the Stranges but Christine’s husband Nigel, 54, a service engineer, has vowed not to sit on the sofa alone until the apparent haunting has been investigated.