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Wait, What!?

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published March 10, 2016

Wait, What!?

Fort Worth, Texas, firefighters, responding to a suspected blaze in January at a grain elevator, encountered smoke on the structure's eighth floor -- along with a man "juggling flaming batons." No explanation was reported (except that the man "did not belong there"). A department spokesman said his firefighters "put (the man's) torches out." [Star-Telegram, 1-6-2015]

In December, animal protection officers in Halland County, Sweden, confiscated two cats that the officers found being "mistreated" in a home -- coddled (by two women) as babies in "pushchairs" and spoon-fed while strapped in high chairs. Both cats had been encouraged to suck on pacifiers, and one woman reportedly allowed the cats to suckle her breast. The public broadcaster SVT reported that the cats were removed from the home because they were not being allowed to develop "natural animal behavior." [The Local (Stockholm), 12-3-2015]

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