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News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published August 10, 2016

Wait, What!?

Video surfaced in May of students at Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio, Texas, actually playing jump rope with the intestines of cats that had been dissected in biology class. Obviously, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals was not pleased, but school district officials called the exercise a valid demonstration of the "tensile strength of the organ" and only reluctantly agreed to investigate further. [MySanAntonio.com, 5-17-2016]

When Triston Chase, 20, missed his court date in April in Harnett County, North Carolina, on financial fraud charges, it was revealed that his arrest in December had come when he had been found "residing" illegally, as a civilian, in a barracks at Fort Bragg -- in a facility housing the Army's 3rd Special Forces Group. According to a prosecutor, Chase had been posing as an explosive ordnance disposal specialist "for months." The official investigation of Special Forces' barracks "security" was still underway at the time of Chase's court date. [Fayetteville Observer, 4-27-2016]

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