Another Weird Year: Bizarre News Stories from Around the World

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Aug 1, 2003 - Humor - 320 pages
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The Doors? Jim Morrison was right. People are strange. Very, very strange. All the proof you need is found in Another Weird Year, a wacky jaunt into the depths of the weirdest, oddest, and most completely outlandish news stories that?strangely enough?are 100% true. After all, who in their right mind could make up this stuff?? A Chilean prisoner accused of murder escaped from jail to meet a few friends for drinks at a local bar. Later that night, he returned to the prison and demanded to be let back into his cell where he fell asleep.? Peter Holden of Washington, D.C. eats an average of two McDonald's meals a day and has eaten at 11,000 of the chain's 13,500 North American locations. On one 54-day business trip, he managed to visit 124 of the golden-arched restaurants.? A Chicago man was accused of killing his roommate after the pair got into a heated argument. The fight?which included weapons such as an ashtray, a pair of pliers, and a fire extinguisher?was over who had the bigger portion of chicken.This collection of items from news sources around the world has it all: accounts of botched crimes . . . crazy animal stories . . . tales of incredible luck (both good and bad) . . . and stories that feature just plain ol? fashioned stupidity.Those who follow the nightly news won?t want to miss the bizarre news delivered in Another Weird Year. It's the perfect book to keep you laughing on a long trip or when you just need to put the insanity of your own life into perspective.

 

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Contents

LOVE SEX AND MARRlAGE
83
BARE ESSENTlALS
107
WORK AND BUSlNESS LlFE
130
ACClDENT AND lNJURY
138
HUMAN ERROR
154
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Huw Davies wanted nothing more than to play football and cricket for England, as a child, and hated cross-country running at school. With age he took up triathlon and distance running, which now take up the majority of his spare time.

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