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Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

If a man comes up to you requesting a piggy-back ride, run.

If a man comes up to you requesting a piggy-back ride, run.

Friday, May 7, 2010 17:17 GMT

TUALATIN, Ore. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A creepy man in Oregon has been arrested for soliciting piggy-back rides from high school athletes. The man would go to sporting events, befriend the players, and request piggy-back rides from them in exchange for money. When police arrested him they found out he was wanted on drug charges, with no prior history of piggyback-related offenses.

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Drivers in Washington, D.C., have a need for speed. A study by Driverside.com names the Nation’s Capital as the No. 1 place for speeding tickets, given that police issued 434,301 traffic citations last year alone. Other top speedy states include Wyoming, Vermont, North Dakota, Mississippi, Maryland, New Mexico, South Carolina, Delaware, and Massachusetts.

YINCHANG, China – A six-year-old boy in Yinchang, China, really used his head to escape death. Little Ming Ming somehow managed to get his head stuck between two metal bars outside an apartment window. The boy was dangling eight stories up from the ground and the only thing stopping him from plunging was his head and ears above the bars. Firefighters eventually saved him.

PARIS – French women may finally be able to wear the pants. Ladies in France have technically been “banned” from wearing trousers since 1800, when a law declared it illegal for women to “dress like a man” by wearing pants. A bill has just been submitted to parliament to overturn the outdated law after 210 years. The rule was relaxed a little in 1892 and 1909, when women riding horses or bicycles were given the greenlight to wear trousers, respectively.

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