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Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Waterskiing is hard enough alone -- try doing it with 114 people all pulled by a single boat.

Waterskiing is hard enough alone -- try doing it with 114 people all pulled by a single boat.

Friday, April 23, 2010 16:15 GMT

MILDURA, Australia (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The Pizza Cafe in Mildura, Australia, is now serving pizza topped with locusts. The town has been plagued with locusts for several days now, so the cafe is making use of the bugs by scooping them up and throwing them into the oven on top of pies, which are being well-received by patrons.

LAKE BARRINGTON, Australia – The Horsehead Waterskiing Club in Australia has made a real splash by setting new world record. They managed to squeeze 114 waterskiiers onto the water, all being pulled by a single boat over one nautical mile. The video can be seen on YouTube.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A teenager in Washington, D.C., has been arrested for accidentally carjacking his own teacher. Supposedly, the kid thought he was carjacking a stranger, but the teacher recognized him immediately as her student. According to bizarre police details, the student greeted his teacher and they had a full-on conversation during the abduction.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – An Oregon man who’s dying of colon cancer is selling advertising space on his urn to help pay for the costs of his upcoming cremation. So far, one restaurant owner has dropped $100 on ad space, but the man hopes to raise $800 or more.

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