Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News – July 26, 2010

A four-year-old boy in Hong Kong escaped unscathed after falling from a fifth floor window. The youngster crawled out of the window at his home and hit awnings as he plummeted towards the ground. The awnings bounced him away from the side of the building and into the back of a parked truck filled with a load of cushions. The driver found the boy lying spread-eagle on top of the cushions and only discovered he had fallen from a fifth floor apartment when he set out to search for his family.  ***MARLAR: Baby’s got bounce.

Airline pilot Raymond Snouffer Junior has all the luck. He won 25-grand in the Minnesota Lottery two days in a row. One day he matched the winning numbers in the Northstar Cash drawing. The next day, he did it again. Figuring the odds of being a double winner would give a mathematician a migraine. Minnesota Lottery officials say the odds of winning a single drawing are about 170-thousand-to-one. As for winning twice in a row, lottery officials say the probability is virtually incalculable.  ***MARLAR: Also incalculable, the number of friends and relatives this guy will suddenly find out he has that he never knew about.

Talk about undying love! Scott Amsler and Miranda Patterson intend to get hitched in a cemetery. Come September, the couple plans to tie the knot in the city cemetery in the St. Louis suburb of Pacific. But Pacific Alderman Bill Hohman is against any more graveyard weddings. He says he’ll push for an ordinance to block cemetery weddings. Groom-to-be Amsler insists he’s no devil worshiper or cultist. But the computer guy for a financial company restores old hearses for fun. Of course, the couple will be riding in a hearse on their wedding day. ***MARLAR: If you’re going to vow “Till death do us part” anyway…

Georgianna Page is suing New York City for violating her civil rights by arresting her during a Republican gathering, when she was protesting the war by wearing a huge, cardboard Hummer costume. She was arrested for blocking traffic, but Page claims she never left the sidewalk.  ***MARLAR: But she WAS charged with double-parking.

Archeologists digging at the site of the Wright brothers’ home in Dayton, Ohio, have uncovered a button, two nails and some broken china that may have belonged to them. ***MARLAR: Which finally answers the question as to where their luggage ended up.

New rules at the Mayfair Mall in Wisconsin. They now require teens younger than 18 without adult supervision to leave the mall by 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.  ***MARLAR: Apparently though, nobody is questioning why a teen might be at the mall BEFORE 2pm on a school day.

A 40-year-old British man entered the record books by becoming the first person ever to run around the world. It took him 5 years and 8 months to do it.  ***MARLAR: It would’ve been just three years, but he kept refusing to ask for directions.

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