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News That Sounds Like a Joke

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Nov. 23, 2016

News That Sounds Like a Joke


The British food artists Bompas & Parr are staging (through Oct. 30) a tribute to the late writer Roald Dahl by brewing batches of beer using yeast swabbed and cultured from a chair Dahl used and which has been on display at the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, England.


A 16-year-old boy made headlines in August for being one of the rare survivors of an amoeba -- a brain-eating amoeba -- which he acquired diving into a pond on private property in Florida's Broward County. (By popular legend, Floridians are believed to lack sufficient brain matter to satisfy amoebas!) [The Independent (London), 8-17-2016] [NBC News, 8-24-2016]


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