Friday Morning Bizarre News Headlines

CONDOM-FILLED ACORNS

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A judge is of off the hook in a condom prank. The Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline has dismissed the case against Magisterial District Judge Isaac Stoltzfus. The Intercourse, Pennsylvania, judge gave two women condom-stuffed acorns. The court ruling issued yesterday said Stoltzfus' stunt "certainly lacks good judgment and must not be repeated." The court also noted the judges' "preoccupation with acorns is mystifying."

TOPLESS PROTEST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Women in Asheville have something to get off their chests. Activists in the North Carolina city say they'll take part in Sunday's Go Topless protest. Asheville organizer Livienne Love says it's an issue of gender equality. She adds that they want women to push against the social stigma of going topless. Local police tell The Asheville Citizen-Times that bare breasted women don't violate the state law against indecent exposure. GoTopless.org says more than a dozen cities will have protests. While some of the women will go topless, the group is urging guys to wear bras or bikini tops.

FOOT BRAKES-MICHIGAN

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- Fred Flintstone brakes don't work -- as a Detroit-area man has learned the hard way. Police in Roseville, Michigan, say the 24-year-old tried to stop his runaway pickup using his feet as brakes. Police say the man knew his brakes were out but drove the truck anyway. Roseville Deputy Police Chief James Berlin says, "This guy's no rocket scientist." Police say the driver was unable stop at a red light and eventually hit four cars. Deputy Chief Berlin says the man told officers he planned to fix his brakes when he got home. Berlin tells the Macomb Daily the driver now must explain his "moronic decision making" in court.

HEFTY PIZZA CHALLENGE

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Clay Luttrell and Juan Rodriquez are a couple of skinny guys with big appetites. They're the first to finish Polito's Monster Pizza Challenge. The pair downed 12 pounds of pizza in an hour. And no trips to the bathroom or throwing up allowed. Luttrell and Rodriquez win 500 bucks from Polito's, a restaurant based in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Had they been unable to finish the monster pie, they would have owed about 50 bucks for the pizza. The Stevens Point Journal reports there have been more than 300 monster attempts -- but only Luttrell and Rodriquez have conquered the piles of pizza.

HONEYMOON NOTE FOUND

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) -- The bottle made it -- and so did the marriage. Twenty years ago Jake and Lori Fehr were honeymooning on the Canadian Pacific coast. They put a note in a champagne bottle and tossed it into the ocean. Fast-forward to 2011, when Ashley and Seth Cooper were celebrating their first anniversary. They found the bottle on an Alaskan island. The note was damaged but still legible. The Coopers tracked down the Fehrs thanks to the Internet and contacted them. Seth Cooper tells a local paper (Ketchikan Daily News) they still can't believe the find.

BIKING TO REUNION

OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) -- Lois Crawford is going to her 50th high school reunion in the slow lane. She and her husband are peddling their bikes more than 2,300 miles from Texas to Michigan. They hope to finish the journey just in time for the September 17th reunion. At age 68, Lois Crawford says she's probably in the best shape of her life. She tells The Argus-Press she doesn't "want to just sit around and play bridge."

by Jamie Friar

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.


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