Weird stories for a placid Sunday.
Rich writes: “A practical use for mimes… or a clever way to get rid of them?”
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A part of Venezuela’s capital is giving dangerous drivers the silent treatment, sending mimes into the streets to do what police alone have not: tame the lawless traffic.
About 120 mimes dressed in clown-like outfits and white gloves took to the streets of the Sucre district this past week, wagging their fingers at traffic violators and at pedestrians who streaked across busy avenues rather than waiting at crosswalks.
Next, some Amish folks wig out.
Police in the US state of Ohio have arrested four men suspected of assaulting a 74-year-old member of the Amish community.
He is one of several Amish people in the state who have had their hair and beards forcibly removed in apparent efforts to humiliate them.
Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdallah said two more people were being sought.
Suspicion has fallen on a breakaway Amish group rejected by the mainstream community.
A splinter cell. The Amish have a militant wing — who knew?
UPDATE: The suspects in the hair cutting case have been named. They include Lester and Johnny Mullet. Yes, that’s their name.
Finally, WKRP in Cincinnati’s most iconic episode comes to life.
YELLVILLE, Ark. – No one in the northern Arkansas town of Yellville will say if they expect wild turkeys to fall from planes for this year’s Turkey Trot festival. But the Federal Aviation Administration says it is watching.
Organizers of the festival long ago disavowed the tradition of letting wild turkeys fall from low-flying airplanes as spectators watched them glide to the ground…But someone continues to drop the turkeys.
The FAA is on alert. “If a plane flies over and a turkey comes out of it, we’re going to be talking to somebody,” a spokesman says.
As God is my witness, people are nuts.