BUT HE STARTED IT! Tennis instructor Osmailer Torres, 30, of Miami, was arrested in July 2016 after hitting a five-year-old with the child’s pint-sized tennis racket and causing a bruise on the boy’s arm and a lump on his eyebrow, reports the Miami Herald. But now Torres believes he has a grand-slam defense: Florida’s Stand Your Ground self-defense law. Defense lawyer Eduardo … [Read more...] about NOTW: Tennis crimes, fake Tasmanian Devil attacks and overtime-enforcing drones
[EDITOR'S NOTE: News of the Weird author Chuck Shepherd has retired. Until further notice, this column is written by the Editors at Andrews McNeel.] THIS WEEK IN CRANKING Jordan Haskins, 26, was sentenced to probation and sex counseling in May after pleading guilty to eight charges arising from two auto accidents in Saginaw, Michigan. Prosecutors said Haskins described … [Read more...] about NOTW: Cranking, people who dine on dirt and potentially unemployed bees
WORLD’S COOLEST CITY Recently, in Dubai (the largest city in the United Arab Emirates), Dubai Civil Defense started using water jetpacks that lift firefighters off the ground to hover in advantageous positions as they work the hoses. Also, using jet skis, rescuers can avoid traffic altogether by using the city’s rivers to arrive at fires (and, if close enough to a waterway, … [Read more...] about NOTW: Jetsons-type drones, peacock mating rituals and a really competent criminal
FRONTIERS OF FASHION As Americans’ fascination with guns grows, so, too, does the market for protection against all those flying bullets. Texan John Adrain has introduced an upscale sofa whose cushions can stop up to a .44 Magnum fired at close range, and is now at work on bullet-resistant window blinds. Another company, BulletSafe, recently touted its $129 baseball caps (with … [Read more...] about NOTW: Bullet-proof sofas, imperfect vegetables and drones that shoot candy for ferrets
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