A man has been arrested in northern Greece for allegedly growing marijuana on the median strip of a highway. Police say the 35-year-old was caught in the middle of a six-lane highway linking Athens with Thessaloniki, harvesting 42 marijuana plants up to 1.8 metres tall.
The Sea Life London Aquarium says its tactic of piping Barry White’s music into a shark tank to encourage breeding has paid off. The ‘‘Walrus of Love’’ has turned love-shy zebra shark Zorro into a marine love machine. Staff warn guests about his behaviour, because it looks far from romantic.
(I’m afraid I couldn’t find the lovely Barry White number. And you know what? I’m kinda relieved.)
A boy in Alabama faked his own kidnapping to avoid bringing home a bad school report. The 11-year-old claimed a man grabbed him and forced him into a car. Police were suspicious that the boy had managed to escape with his band instrument, but not his bag.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. The Circus of Horrors in Dorset, England, has been swamped with applications to join its freak show. The circus was expecting a handful of replies from its ad at Jobcentres this week but there have been 50 callers and far more are expected to audition.
Brian Johnsrud spat a thawed cricket 6.9 metres at the Central Wisconsin State Fair to win a contest. He says his secret is picking the biggest cricket, putting it upside down on your tongue and taking a deep breath before putting the cricket in your mouth, so you don’t swallow it.
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