Nuns, baboons and the Wienermobile

22Jul09

It’s been a big week for weird news.

First, there was the guy whose Visa was charged over $23 quadrillion for a pack of cigarettes. Good thing he bought just one pack; imagine what he might have paid for a whole case.

Then, there was the Crash of the Wienermobile into a home in Racine, Wis. (For extra effect, hum “The Ride of the Valkyries” as you imagine the giant sausage plowing into the garage.) Oh, the humanity!

Courtesy of my friend Tom, there’s the bit about the baboons with a taste for tourists’ luggage. The story is amusing, but the photo is laugh-out-loud hilarious (to me, anyway). There’s something irresistible about the juxtaposition of baboons and giant yellow “claw” slippers.

Finally, there’s the story about a nun who was fined for doing 180kph on her way to see Pope. It made me chuckle, but I fear the reporter missed the real story. The headline should have read:

Ford Fiesta reaches 180kph.

Not since Chuck Yeager has anyone pushed the envelope so hard.



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