The Weird

JUST ABOVE SUNSET offers, in special arrangement with Andrew J. Hewett and his site WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (chewednews.com), the best of the weird, bizarre and unusual. As noted at his site, Andrew publishes, via e-mail, a growing archive of true events compiled from a variety of sources, covering “every conceivable subject.” You can submit your own favorite “strange story” – including a verifiable source, of course. He’s sent over 1,200 of these out to the distribution list, and you too can sign up to be on the list. Here’s the latest. Visit his site for more, and the archives. And note that Volume I of Weird, Bizarre and Unusual [Kindle Edition] is available on Amazon.com – Volume II will be coming soon, with Volume III, IV and V to follow.

Thursday, September 3, 2015 –

LIP-SMACKING GOOD: MAYBE?

What is your favorite food? What foods would you never eat? Well, last heard, Switzerland was in the final stages of passing a law allowing the selling and eating of flour worms, crickets and migratory grasshoppers. A spokesman for the Greens in Bern, Urs Scheuss, says, “Insects are climate friendly and are a good protein source.” (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weird-news/switzerland-considers-designating-worms-crickets-grasshoppers-food-n380746)

MISC. NEWSPAPER MIS-WORDINGS

(A) “He was arrested Saturday, hours after the most recent victim’s body was discovered and questioned for 12 hours.” (B) “Great care must always be exercised in tethering horses to trees as they are apt to bark.” (C) “The dead man was described as white, aged 40 with an Irish accent.”

IN ‘THE CAN’ FOR USING CANS

June 16, 2015 – Murder charges were filed against 59-year-old Linda Jackson of Lake Los Angeles for killing her boyfriend, David Ruiz. What was really unusual about this murder, according to KNBC-TV, was the way she did it; hitting him in the head with a can of peas, a can of carrots and a can of chicken broth. (http://ktla.com/2015/06/18/lake-los-angeles-woman-accused-of-beating-boyfriend-to-death-with-canned-foods/)

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Volume I of Weird, Bizarre and Unusual [Kindle Edition] is available on Amazon.com – Volume II will be coming soon, with Volume III, IV and V to follow.