• Clay County (Missouri) Sheriff's officers didn't have to put their tracking skills to much use as they searched for a fugitive in early July near Liberty, Missouri, according to Fox2.
The unnamed man, who was wanted for possession of a controlled substance, gave himself away by loudly passing gas in his hiding spot.
Deputies noted on Facebook: "If you've got a felony warrant for your arrest, the cops are looking for you and you pass gas so loud it gives up your hiding spot, you're definitely having a (poop emoji) day." [Fox2, 7/9/2019]
• Ted Richards of Bristol, England, isn't your run-of-the-mill bird lover. He admires parrots so much that he has had his face tattooed with feathers and his eyes colored with tattoo ink, risking blindness.
HuffPost reported that Richards, who goes by Ted Parrotman, also had his ears removed, which has impaired his hearing.
"Parrots only got little holes anyways, so I had them cut off," he said. "I didn't think about the complications, you know? Because if you looked at negative all the time, you'd never do anything."
Well said, Parrotman. Well said. [HuffPost, 7/3/2019]