Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News

Russia claims to have the “dad of all bombs.” This bomb is said to be as destructive as a nuke but without the radiation, so it’s “environmentally-friendly.”  ***MARLAR: Because when you’re decimating everything for miles around, you don’t want to harm the environment.

Central City, New Orleans area residents just held a celebration because the city went ten straight days without a murder! ***MARLAR: Wow — if you live in New Orleans, the bar on what constitutes good news has just been seriously lowered.

It’s not exactly the best way to start a new marriage. In Sevierville, Tennessee, police say newlyweds Brian Dykes and Mindy McGhee were arrested on their wedding night after burglarizing the chapel where they were married! Both took their vows at the Angel’s View Wedding Chapel at the Black Bear Ridge Resort and also rented a cabin at the resort. However, an employee noticed the couple’s car back outside the chapel around 1 a.m. and then discovered a lockbox with cash was missing. Deputies found the newlyweds at a restaurant, where they confessed and turned over the missing $500. They’re now both in jail.  ***MARLAR: They married “for richer or poorer” – and covered both on their wedding night.

In the world of owls, there may be none tougher than the great horned owl that flew into the front of a moving Ford F-250 pickup in Haysville, Indiana. Despite becoming trapped inside the grill and mangling the truck’s radiator, the owl survived! Conservation Officer Tony Mann said the bird was conscious and appeared to have a broken or dislocated wing and assorted scrapes. He was able to free the owl and sent it to a wildlife rehabilitator in Vincennes for treatment. The truck didn’t fare so well and had to be towed from the scene.  ***MARLAR: The car’s owner said having a bird on the grill was pretty cool – he’d always wanted to drive a Thunderbird. 

Don’t be shocked if Bernie Madoff comes knocking at your door this Halloween. Oh don’t worry — the real Madoff is still busy serving a 150-year sentence for that big Ponzi scheme that cost investors millions of dollars. But Madoff rubber masks are turning out to be a super hot seller this Halloween season. One company that makes a rubber Madoff mask, Rubie’s Costume Company, has distributed more than 15,000 of them to stores across the country. ***MARLAR: And just like the real Bernie Madoff, the costume also promises high returns.  Because really, who’s gonna want to keep a Bernie Madoff costume?

Someone stole $160 from the employee tip jar at a Ben & Jerry’s store in Florida. The corporate office is offering a “five years of free ice cream” reward for help in nabbing the thief.  ***MARLAR: How about I just give them $160 in cash… can I get five years of ice cream?

The worst thing you can eat is any food loaded with saturated fat, or in other words, anything good. Even occasional treats like this are enough to diminish your body’s ability to defend itself against heart disease according to researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia.  ***MARLAR: A report from the Department of Joy Removal.

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