The Weird Week in Review
Wedding Goes On as Lodge Burns Down
Mike and Nancy Rogers were to be married in the main lodge at White Point Beach Resort in Nova Scotia last Saturday. However, that building was on fire, so they and their guests were evacuated and they held the ceremony in another resort building. Firefighters from ten different departments battled the blaze, but the 83-year-old wooden lodge was a total loss. No one was injured. But the newlyweds took the opportunity to pose for a wedding portrait in front of the conflagration. That’s one photo composition you don’t see at every wedding!
Battle Over World's Largest Bra
Who made the world's largest brassiere? One bra was recently commissioned by the British Varnish company, and is said to be a size 1222 B-cup. It was hung on a building in London to raise awareness of the fight against breast cancer. When the Guinness Book people proclaimed it the world's largest, New York artist and prankster Joey Skaggs begged to differ. In 1969, he built a bra that was 120 feet long, which he hung on the U.S. Treasury building on Wall Street. His mission was to point out America's fixation on breasts. There is no word yet from Guinness about the challenge.
Husband Searches Through Dump for Ring
Brian McGuinn of Miami, Florida, accidentally tossed his wife's 1.5-carat diamond engagement ring into the bathroom trash when he threw away his disposable razor. By the time it was noticed, the trash has already been taken to a dump in Pompano Beach. McGuinn confronted a nine-ton pile of trash -which contained the ring somewhere. The waste disposal crew gave him protective gear and helped him locate where his trash would most likely be, but they didn't hold out much hope. McGuinn threw up at the sights and smells of the city's garbage, and ended up wading through several inches of watery sludge. But against all odds, after less than an hour of searching, he found the ring! Anna McGuinn says she will never take the ring off again.
Man Charged with DWI Wearing "I'm A Drunk" Shirt
Police in Long Island, New York, arrested 22-year-old Kevin Daly Thursday morning after he crashed his car into a police cruiser. And not just any police cruiser, either -it was a patrol from the Suffolk County Police Department’s SAFE-T (Selective Alcohol Fatality Enforcement Team), which looks for impaired drivers. Daly was taken into custody and charged with driving while intoxicated. At the time, he was wearing a shirt that said, "I'M NOT AN ALCOHOLIC. I'M A DRUNK. ALCOHOLICS GO TO MEETINGS." The entire slogan is visible in his mug shot.
Robber Thwarted by Children
A would-be robber forced his way into a house in Schwanewede, Germany on Monday evening. Only two children and their terrified babysitter were at the home when the robber came in, wearing a balaclava and carrying a gun.
“The children had heard what was going on from upstairs and came down with their money, all their savings,” a police spokesman told The Local on Wednesday.
He said he was not releasing the ages of the children in order to protect them from being identified, but that they were both younger than seven.
“The robber must have realised what he was doing was awful, and simply put his gun away and left,” said the spokesman.
Local police have a description, and are on the lookout for the perpetrator.
Half a Million in Gold Found in Storage Locker
Dan and Laura Dotson run an auction business in which they sell off contents of abandoned storage lockers. They also are the hosts of the TV show Storage Wars. They sold the contents of a couple of lockers belonging to a deceased women to a man from San Jose, California. When the unnamed man looked through his purchase, he found a chest filled with gold doubloons with an estimated value of $500,000! Neither the buyer nor the owner of the storage facility want to be publicly identified. And unfortunately for the TV show, this particular auction was not caught on videotape.
In Line for Black Friday Sale 9 days Early
Christine Orta is one member of three families who are staking their piece of turf outside a Best Buy store in Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg, Florida, for the Black Friday sale. They set up a tent Wednesday, nine days before the sale, ostensibly to be first in line to take advantage of the Christmas shopping deals. Not mentioned was the possibility that Orta and her partners might avoid cooking Thanksgiving dinner while waiting for the sale next week.