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The pizza in Naples, Italy, is simply to die for -- authorities say it's made in ovens that burn wood from old coffins.

The pizza in Naples, Italy, is simply to die for -- authorities say it's made in ovens that burn wood from old coffins.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 1:45 GMT

NAPLES, Italy (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – People are just dying over the pizza in Naples, Italy. Authorities believe thousands of small, lower-end pizza shops have been baking their pies in ovens lit with wood from coffins stolen from local graveyards. Traditionally, Neapolitan pizza should be cooked in a stone oven with an oak-wood fire, not a casket-wood fire.

ZHENGZHOU, China – That bride is a man, baby! A dude in China has been arrested for repeatedly posing as a woman and marrying unsuspecting men for their money. Wang Mou would dress up as a lady, get hitched, and then flee with his new husband’s money. He was able to scam three guys this way because, in his words, “A lot of people mistake me for a woman at first sight.”

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. – Workers at the Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center in New York are begging folks to give a dog a bone. They’re seeking Viagra donations to treat a resident pit bull’s heart condition. The pooch needs two of the erectile dysfunction pills each day, and because they cost $10 a pop, they need help. Interestingly enough, Viagra was originally developed as a heart medication.

SHEPTON MALLET, England – Talk about a disappointing grand finale. Jack Harris, an 86-year-old British man, just spent more than seven years working on a giant jigsaw puzzle but was unable to finish because he’s missing one measly piece. The five- foot-long, 4,999-piece puzzle has been discontinued so there are no spares available. Harris thinks the 5,000th piece may have been accidentally eaten by his dog.

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