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Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

The town of Sandwich, Massachusetts, sure sounds tasty.

The town of Sandwich, Massachusetts, sure sounds tasty.

Friday, June 25, 2010 1:15 GMT

SANDWICH, Mass. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The town of Sandwich, Massachusetts, has been chosen for a delicious honor: A coveted spot in Reader’s Digest’s new list of America’s 24 funniest town names. Other funny towns that made the cut include Oatmeal, Texas, and Pie Town, New Mexico, although the family-friendly mag leaves out sexy zingers like Intercourse, Pennsylvania, and Climax, North Carolina.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Family Smoking Prevention And Control Act has put the fire out on all candy cigarettes. The fruit- flavored candy cigs that kids have been using for decades to look cool in front of their friends have been banned this week in accordance with new rules about tobacco marketing that targets young people.

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. – A man in Wake County, North Carolina, may have the worst luck of all time. Rick Oliver was struck by lightning in 2006 and now he’s been mauled by a black bear. Oliver says the animal attack was actually a lot like getting hit by lightning in his first freak accident.

PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand – Some jerks never learn. A drunk driver in New Zealand flipped his car earlier this month and had to be rescued by police who found him cracking open another brew while he was trapped at the scene. The guy’s lawyer tells the court: “He had nothing else to do at that point, so he had another beer.”

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