Weird Tales - Page Eleven
A Russian writer was questioned by Moscow police after
he depicted a sexual encounter between Stalin and Kruschev.
Sainsbury's are to sell purple carrots - the vegetables
original colour. Orange carrots didn't appear until the 1800's.
A French councillor was paid £50,000 for a
12-page report which revealed that mosquitoes have spindly bodies
and suck blood.
Scientists at Cambridge have discovered that the
average Briton spends £62 per year on chocolate - because
it tastes nice.
A depressed holidaymaker jumped off the roof of
a nine-storey hotel in Alba Adriatica, Italy, only to land in
the pool and survive.
Children's television show Bob The Builder is to
get a politically correct character - a black, eco-warrior handyman
A man with a collapsed lung who had waited 20 days
in a Manchester hospital for a National Health Service operation
paid £6,000 to go private. He was operated on the next day
- by the surgeon he had been waiting for on the NHS.
Animal rights campaigners are to protest outside
a delicatessen in Sandwich, Kent, owned by a Frenchman. It is
selling donkey sausages.
Young Wall Street executives are being sent on a
course to learn how to use a napkin and to hold a knife.
A woman was fined £42 for kissing the cheek
of her boyfriend while he was driving in Rome.
A man convicted of murder escaped from a German
jail in a cardboard box. He had been given the box to assemble
as part of his prison work.
A man accused of murdering a judge escaped from
prison as he awaited trial in Costa Rica, but was eaten by a crocodile
as he tried to swim a river to safety.
A farmer in Iowa has bred cows less than three feet
tall and is selling them as pets at £600 each.
Six people were arrested at a golf tournament in
California after police discovered that tents set up around the
course were occupied by prostitutes and the contestants were allowed
to visit them during their round.
A German holidaymaker out birdwatching at a hunting
lodge in Namibia was shot dead by a guide who mistook him for
a baboon. As soon as he realised his mistake the guide put his
gun to his head and killed himself.
The Ivar Aasen museum in Norway is advertising for
a hacker after inheriting a vast collection of books and periodicals.
The librarian cataloguing the bequest died after entering 11,000
items into a database - and no one knows the password.
A woman in Lyons, France was jailed for stealing
an ambulance which was collecting a patient near her house. She
said she was late for work.
Robbers smashed showcases in a Paris jewellers in
front of customers - then fled after using a vacuum cleaner to
suck up hundreds of diamonds.
Mourners flocked to the Bangkok funeral of Thailand's
renowned orang-utan, Mike. The ape's mate Susa - they "married"
alongside four human couples in 1996 - wore black.
A girl appeared in court accused of smuggling £1
million worth of heroin into Manchester Airport. She is aged 13.
Punters in a casino in Indianapolis play noughts
and crosses against 15 trained chickens for a £3,000 prize.
No one has beaten them yet.
A man in New Mexico was arrested after he telephoned
the owners to ask how the stereo system worked.
Seventeen prisoners in Sao Paulo escaped form jail
by waiting until Brazil's World Cup match had been going for half
an hour and then fleeing down a tunnel.
A man tried to murder his ex-girlfriend by waving
a radioactive isotope that he had stolen from work over food in
her Berlin flat. A court was told that it cost £500,000
to decontaminate the flat.
A rector's wife in Melton Mowbray who left her husband
for a married vicar only to return home, changed her mind yet
again and went back to the vicar.
A prisoner broke out of a Scottish jail to steal
3,000 cigarettes from a petrol station then climbed back to return
to his cell. His cache was discovered when another prisoner tipped
Climbers from Japan and South Korea cleared two
tons of rubbish from the South Col valley on Everest, including
oxygen bottles dated 1952. They also buried two bodies.
Sri Lankan Airlines "lost" its chief executive
when his own staff put him on the wrong plane at Columbo.
A bride in Portugal vanished while the groom waited
at the altar. She was later spotted in Lisbon - and charged with
the theft of £95,000 worth of wedding presents.
Prostitutes in Germany tried to drum up new business
by holding an open day at brothels. "We want people to get
a realistic idea of what our career is actually like", said
An Austrian Protestant pastor who posed with a blonde
in a pornographic magazine has quit after apologising for his