The Weird Week ending February 15th
Dog Walks 70 Miles Through War Zone
Major Brian Dennis adopted an abused mixed-breed dog in Anbar Province, Iraq. He named the dog Nubs because his ears had been cut off. Dennis nursed Nubs back to health over four months, but then he was ordered to move his squadron 70 miles away. Two days later, Nubs rejoined Dennis! The dog had tracked him down despite 18 degree weather and rough terrain. But the major received orders to get rid of the dog within four days or he would be shot. Dennis started an email campaign to save Nubs that raised three thousand dollars within a few days, and battled bureaucratic difficulties to get the dog out of Iraq across the Jordanian border. Nubs will be flown to Camp Pendleton in San Diego, where a fighter pilot will care for him until Dennis can come home.
Oscar Mayer Weinermobile Wipes Out
The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile spun out on snow-covered route 15 near Mansfield, Pennsylvania Sunday and landed in a ditch. The two 22-year-olds in the vehicle knew they were in hot water when they hit an icy patch, but they weren't hotdogging. It was not an experience they would relish, but they are none the wurst for wear.
Cat Pulls a Fast One on Florida Firefighters
Firefighters in Weston, Florida spent an hour in the rain Tuesday trying to rescue a kitten from the undercarriage of a Volvo. They jacked up the car and removed the wheel, but the kitten kept moving deeper into the car. The cat left the car on its own, and the firefighters spent another hour trying to find it. When they left the scene, they responded to a couple more calls before returning to the fire station. Five hours later, they found the kitten -in the wheelwell of the fire truck! It took three people and a firehose to extract the cat, who was dirty but unharmed.
World's Smallest Bodybuilder
Indian bodybuilder Aditya 'Romeo' Dev is only 2' 9" and weighs only 20 pounds, but it's all muscle. He spends hours every day working out with trainer Ranjeet Pal in his hometown of Phagwara. The 19-year-old is aiming for an international entertainment career after performing in many local TV shows.
British Officials Paid for Public Housing Exorcism
Residents of state housing in Easington, England were so distressed about unusual occurances that they were ready to leave and become homeless. The housing council agreed to pay half of a psychic ghosthunter's fee of 120 pounds ($235) to clear the premises. Psychic Suzanne Hadwin said she used her Russian spirit guide and the help of angels to rid the house of evil.
Naked Cowboy Sues Over Singing M&M
The Naked Cowboy of Times Square has filed a $6 million lawsuit against Mars. Robert Burk says the candy maker stole his image for a massive video billboard featuring an M&M wearing a cowboy hat, boots, and briefs.
"All I've got is my underwear. It's the most brilliant thing that's ever been created from a marketing perspective. You can't stop it," said Burck, 37, who said he filed suit on the advice of lawyers and trademark experts.
Bodybuilders Pluck Car from Ditch
A group of ten bodybuilders were training at the Explosives gym in Bad Zwischenahn, Germany when a car ran into a 6-foot deep ditch nearby. Together, they lifted the car out with their bare hands in just a few minutes. The grateful driver treated the strongmen to a round of energy drinks at the fitness studio bar.