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Cliche Come to Life | It's Definitely NOT One World

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Feb. 3, 2016

Cliche Come to Life |  It's Definitely NOT One World

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office (Lufkin, Texas) reported responding to a 911 call about shots fired at a home on Nov. 8, but made no arrest. The male resident was sitting in his pickup, admittedly drunk, and having listened to a "sad song" on his favorite station, he of course pulled his .22-caliber pistol and shot the radio. According to the report, "Suspect's wife took possession of the handgun and suspect." [KTRE-TV (Lufkin), 11-11-2015]

Villagers in Betul, India (in Madhya Pradesh state), celebrate on the day following Diwali -- the huge "festival of lights" -- a good-luck practice of dipping their children into a pool of cow dung, which they view as so "pure" that it will help bring them a life free of ailments. (The cow, of course, is viewed as sacred by India's Hindus, and its dung and urine have long been thought to have medicinal qualities.) The latest series of videos depicting the ritual appeared on India Today in December. [India Today, 12-4-2015]

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