USA map of the WEIRD ! What's your favorite WEIRD story in your state?

United States
June 8, 2008 8:28pm CST
Yes, it is true! There is a map of the weird! It is indexed by state. Just click on the state where you live to get a list of weird stories. Here is the url. http://www.newsoftheweird.com/weirdmap.html What is your favorite weird story from your state? If you live outside the USA, just tell us a good really weird one of your choosing!
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@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
9 Jun 08
That was pretty interesting. I live in Ohio and it should have said stupid criminals because the first page was mostly full of people just doing stupid things. "the guy put his head on the track to see how close the train could get to his head without hitting him" It's actually on the page LOL!
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• United States
9 Jun 08
Was the guy stoned or drunk? That is pretty stupid!
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@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
9 Jun 08
I don't remember it saying that he was either, but it was in a college town that is pretty close to me, and with in the last few years there have been a lot of drunks hit and kill by trains there.
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• United States
9 Jun 08
College towns are so amazing. So, much high intelligence in the classroom, so much stupidity everywhere else!
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Well, there are several, but I thought this one was good.... 1996 -- Earlier this year, Michael J. Lewis Sr., serving time in Missouri for a gas station robbery, called the county attorney's office just out of curiosity, to find out why he had never been prosecuted for a 1993 bank robbery with which he had been charged. The prosecutor discovered that the file had been misplaced and that only a few months remained to bring Lewis to trial before the statute of limitations would run out. In June, Lewis, already serving 10 years, plea-bargained to another 10. Or this for all of those souped up Bass Masters... 1996 -- Three fishless bass-fishing tournaments were held last winter with anglers casting lines into indoor swimming pools and a computer determining whether the bait had struck water where a fish was. Dave Beuckman, publisher of a tournament fishing magazine, held the contests in Kansas City, Mo., Louisville, Ky., and Collinsville, Ill., stocking "lakes" with thousands of imaginary fish of varying sizes. After the anglers finished their turns, said Beuckman, they still "talk[ed] about the fish that got away." There were a lot more, from stupid criminals to dumb EPA analysis concerning the safety of ground newspaper. I guess it further illustrates that human stupidity knows no bounds.
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• United States
9 Jun 08
I would say the imaginary bass tournaments take the prize for most weird. Though, I suppose it made environmentalists happy. The bass boats burned no fuel and no fish were harmed! That crook asking why they hadn't given him jail time for his crime is a great honorable mention.
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• India
9 Jun 08
This one i found interesting and so i copy pasted it.... The New Lucky Restaurant has been around since the 1950s in Ahmadabad, India, serving diners among the gravestones located at various points around the tables. No one is certain who was buried under the restaurant, according to a December Associated Press dispatch, but Indians aren't much spooked by the experience. Said a retired professor: "Graveyards in India are never scary places. We don't have a nice literature of horror stories, so we don't have much fear of ghosts." The restaurant's main concern is that waiters know the floor plan and don't trip over the ankle-high monuments.
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• United States
9 Jun 08
LOL... well, cultural differences manifest themselves in many different ways. The closest I can come to a similar story is that I once kissed a girl at a graveyard. We were just walking and talking. There was a graveyard near where she lived and sometimes we would stroll through there. She said something nice and I gave her peck on the cheek. Then we both realized we had just kissed in a graveyard. We did not do that again.
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Oct 08
hi redyellowblackdog I choose this one about a bank robber who hailed a passing car only to find that it was full of police who of course arrested him on the spot, My home state is South Dakota where we have the gorgeous Black HIlls and Mt rushmore with all the presidents faces lol. Now I live in Ca thank Goodness.
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• United States
27 Oct 08
That was a good one about the bank robber. Now, if only all crooks would be so easy to catch.