The Weird Week in Review
DUCK HELPS DEPRESSED DOG
George is a dog that lives in Corryton, Tennessee. His best friend and companion of twelve years, a black Labrador named Blackie, died two years ago, leaving George grieving and unwilling to eat. His owner, Jacquie Litton, said that George refuses food and has twice come close to death. George was anxious and developed a skin condition. But that is changing.
This past Monday Jacquie went and looked out her back window. She noticed there was a stranger on her back porch. It was a duck who hasn't left George's side since.
George spends his days by the duck, he let's the duck sleep on his bed and even allows the duck to rest his bill on his leg. Something very unusual for a dog who doesn't like anyone else especially our cameraman.
The Littons are thrilled with the way George has perked up since the duck’s arrival. But they are still adjusting to having a duck, now named Donald, in their home.
AMISH BUGGY DRIVER ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF DUI
Police in Canoe Township, Pennsylvania, stopped an Amish horse-drawn buggy in July when they saw two men riding on the roof. They arrested the driver, 18-year-old Robert Miller, on suspicion of DUI. They also arrested four passengers, who ranged from 16 to 20 years old. All five had been consuming alcohol and had alcohol in the buggy. Although the danger of driving a horse-powered vehicle under the influence may be hard to prosecute, charges of underage drinking would apply to all those in the vehicle.
DAD FINDS BROWNIES, EATS THEM, SAYS MEAN THINGS TO CAT
Omaha police were called to a home on Tuesday to investigate a possible overdose. An unnamed 53-year-old man had found some brownies in the back seat of a car that his adult children had been using. He ate four of them, and began to feel funny later in the day. His wife called the children, but could not get hold of any of them.
As police were at the house, one of the couple’s sons arrived and told officers the brownies belonged to his siblings. He told them he was “pretty sure it was just marijuana in the brownies,” according to a police report.
Paramedics called to the scene who checked the man found his vital signs to be normal. But they noted he was displaying odd behavior — crawling around on the floor, randomly using profanities and calling the family cat “a bitch.”
Since the man declined a trip to the hospital, paramedics helped him to bed, and police said the investigation was concluded.
BEES BLAMED FOR HOSPITAL HONEY DRIP
A hive of bees hid in the ceiling of Rookwood Hospital in Cardiff, Wales, for years before anyone noticed. They noticed when honey began dripping from the ceiling. Hospital officials contacted the Tree Bee Society for help. The society used a circular saw to cut through the ceiling and removed an estimated 110,000 bees. The nest was large enough to have been there at least five years, according to bee specialist Abigail Reade. The bees will be relocated to Lancashire.
HOME SELLS FOR NICE PROFIT
When Eve Plumb was 11 years old, she bought a house. Whether she bought it through her parents or an agent, it was purchased with money she herself earned, by playing the role of Jan Brady on the TV show The Brady Bunch. Plumb got the home for $55,300 in 1969. The 850-square-foot house has two bedrooms and no heat or air conditioning. Plumb recently sold it for $3.9 million! The reason for the amazing property appreciation is due to the home’s location, on the beach in Malibu, California. It pays to hold onto an investment.