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Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

If you're car breaks down, just hope there's an elephant in the room.

If you're car breaks down, just hope there's an elephant in the room.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 17:28 GMT

WORCESTERSHIRE, England (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A zookeeper in England didn’t need to call roadside services when his jeep broke down at work – an elephant named Five helped him out. Five used her size to shove the car and even sprayed it down and washed the windows with her trunk. Since an elephant never forgets, zookeepers are hoping Five will help again in the future should any other vehicles break down.

LINCOLN, Neb. – A man in Lincoln, Nebraska, just pulled one of the crappiest robberies of all time. The mystery man held up a store with his face completely wrapped in toilet paper. He took some cash and fled and police are still trying to flush him out.

MIRFIELD, England – An 11-year-old British boy sure could use a sip from the Fountain Of Youth. Little Harry Crowther suffers from Atypical Progeria Syndrome, an extremely rare condition that causes him to age five times faster than normal children. Harry looks like he’s in his 50s, has premature arthritis, and his skin is thinning. He’s one of the only people in the world believed to have the bizarre illness.

INDIANAPOLIS – A convenience store in Indianapolis is being blamed for a man losing out on an $11.5 million lottery jackpot. Charles Andrews claims he’d picked the winning numbers for a drawing but the shop was closing so they refused to sell him a ticket. His picks supposedly matched the winning lottery numbers that were revealed the next day, so now he’s suing the store for his jackpot that never was.

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