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Wait, What!? | Unclear on the Concept

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Jan. 22, 2018

Wait, What!? | Unclear on the Concept

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport made an unusual discovery in the luggage of a traveler arriving from Vietnam in October: 54 illegal bird nests. The nests, which are considered a delicacy in some countries, are built out of solidified bird saliva and are used to make soup and broth, reported UPI. However, they are banned from entering the United States because they may carry infectious diseases. The nests were destroyed. [United Press International, 10/13/2017]

An unnamed Colorado woman apparently defied death when a train rolled over her near Whitewater, Colorado, on Oct. 15. The woman was sleeping on the tracks and wearing earphones when one engine rolled completely over her before the train could stop. She was then removed from the tracks and refused medical attention. Lands End Fire Protection District chief Brian Lurvey told the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel he was not sure whether she had been cited by Union Pacific for sleeping on the tracks. [Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, 10/15/2017]