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In June, as Elizabeth Neufeld, 85, backed her car out of her driveway in Bel Air, California, it tipped on a curve and rolled onto its side. Elizabeth wasn't hurt, but was trapped inside while her husband, Benjamin, 87, got out on his own. As they …
PULL YOUR WHAT? Wednesday, July 2
Argentinian agricultural scientists in 2008 created a "methane backpack" to collect grazing cows' emissions (with a tube from the cow's rumen to the inflatable bag) to see how much of the world's greenhouse-gas problem was from livestock. Having …
FAILED TO KEEP A LOW PROFILE Wednesday, July 23
Jacob Close, 25, wanted after jumping bail in New York on a drug charge, but recently on Bloomsburg (Pennsylvania) University police's radar screen after it was rumored he was in the area, was arrested by campus cops in June. Close's name and …
TURN YOUR HEAD Wednesday, July 2
When three parrots were stolen from a home in Saxilby, England, in June, the owner provided police with their descriptions, even though all three are African greys, quite talkative and look very much alike. One of the three, however, has asthma and …
DOGGONE SAFETY NUTS Wednesday, July 23
By now, many in the United Kingdom have such exaggerated concern for "health and safety" they're sensitive to even the tiniest, most far-fetched risks. In June, dog show organizers in Keswick made a list of 25 tests for dogs to perform in …
POOTY CAT Wednesday, July 2
A black-and-white housecat, Lenny, was turned back to a shelter near Rochester, New York, in April, only two days after adoption because the new owner could not tolerate Lenny's flatulence. (A more brave second adopter, even though "warned," has …
TRAVELLIN' ROSE Wednesday, July 23
District of Columbia government services have improved markedly since the 1990s when NOTW reported frequent misadventures as the "District of Calamity." Still, things happen. Rose Preston called 911 on March 15, fearing a stroke because of a …
UPDATE Wednesday, July 2
Turns out (contrary to an April 20 NOTW report) that Dayton, Ohio, transit driver Rickey Wagoner was not saved by the religious book in his pocket that absorbed a bullet from an attack by "three black teenagers." After a thorough investigation, the …
READER'S CHOICE Wednesday, July 23
Bill Hillmann, 32, expert on Spain's bull-running events and author of a chapter in "How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona" (its most famous festival), was hospitalized in July after being gored during the run. The horn passed through one thigh, …
NEW WORLD ORDER Wednesday, July 2
Plant City High School near Tampa announced its 2014 valedictorian, Ms. Dhara Patel, had graduated with a grade-point average of 10.03. She not only vanquished the students who'd fought for the formerly coveted 4.0, but aced her heavy load of the …
 
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