Fun_People Archive
19 May
Weirdness #378

Date: Fri, 19 May 95 21:19:23 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Weirdness #378

Excerpted-from: WEIRDNUZ.378 (News of the Weird, May 5, 1995)
By: Chuck Shepherd

* On January 16 in the woods near Waukegan, Ill., a German shepherd dog
named Friendly brought home a two-foot section of a severed human left leg
and five days later brought home a portion of a right one.  Authorities
identified the legs as belonging to a 24-year-old woman missing since
January 3, but in extensive sweeps through the area, and after outfitting
Friendly with a radio transmitter, they were unable to find the rest of the
body. [Chicago Tribune, 1-18-95, 1-24-95; Chicago Sun-Times, 2-1-95]

* In March, after the president of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives
accused him of illegal drug use, Sen. Freddie Valentin denied the charge
and led reporters into a restroom in the Capitol building in San Juan, where
he yielded a urine sample that he later submitted to the Senate leadership.
A TV camera shot over Valentin's shoulder, and journalist Sonia Salgado's
play-by-play radio report ended, "I have just transmitted, for the first
time ever, a senator taking a pee before the media." [Austin
American-Statesman-AP, 3-18-95]

* In a February Los Angeles Times story on the San Francisco Zoo's annual
Valentine's Day mating-practices tour, the pygmy hippopotamus seemed the
most hapless exhibit.  According to Zoo official Jane Tollini, "Roly" has
lived with his mate "Poly" since 1969 with no success.  "He'd put it in her
ear," said Tollini.  "He'd put it under her arm.  In 26 years he never put
it in the right spot." [Los Angeles Times, 2-14-95]

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