Wednesday Morning Bizarre News Headlines

DOGTV

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's TV to give you "Paws" -- as in puppy paws. There's a new cable channel called DogTV. It's meant for your four-legged best friend. C-E-O Gilad Neumann says the video is shot from a dog's point of view. Colors are muted, sound is altered and even the music is specially written for the canine set. Neumann says they have one million subscribers in the San Diego area, who pay about five bucks a month. Neumann adds they have plans to take DogTV nationwide in the next several months.

MILLENNIUM FALCON HIGH SCHOOL

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- No, it's not Han Solo High. But a high school in eastern Pennsylvania does look a lot like the Millennium Falcon starship from "Star Wars." A Google Maps satellite photo of Parkland High has gone viral. Officials say the resemblance to the Han Solo's intergalactic ride is just a coincidence. One of the architects says the curvy design allows for more windows and natural light. School officials tell a local paper (Morning Call) the school's mascot is a Trojan, not a Wookiee.

HAIR CHALKING

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chalk one up to fashion. The latest hair craze is colored chalk. Yes, it's the kind kids use on blackboards or even the sidewalk. Chalk-colored hair strands started on fashion runways and spread to Hollywood. Stylist and makeup artist Kandee Johnson has gotten more than 630,000 hits on her YouTube how-to video. Chalk is cheap and you can shampoo it out when you're tried of pink or purple hair.

NAIL SALON-MARIJUANA

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Would you call this nail color purple haze? Police in the Ann Arbor, Michigan, area charge a nail salon offered more than manicures. According to authorities, there was a pot growing operation in the US Nails Salon. The salon rented space in a Meijer's department store. Police say one of the store's employees discovered the pot while investigating a water leak. Police report seizing more than 70 marijuana plants.

LADIES OF LAGER

UNDATED (AP) -- Just call them the ladies of lager. Brew is no longer just a bro thing. People in the brewing industry are noticing an increase in women's interest in beer -- everything from becoming brew masters to tasting groups. Lisa Morrison is an Oregon-based writer, blogger and author of "Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest." She says women and beer make a natural pairing. Morrison notes women love cooking and sampling different things, so beer is something they can get excited about. She adds she's no longer the only "gal" at beer festivals. Morrison says now about 40 percent are women.

COIN THEFT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- It's a whole lot more than pocket change. Authorities in Montana charge Kyle W. Voss with stealing nearly $4,000 in change from a neighbor. All those coins weighed about 530 pounds. There was so much change, police say Voss used hand trucks to cart it away. Several rip-offs took place over two weeks. Officials say a motion-sensing camera caught Voss hauling away a five-gallon bucket filled with pennies.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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