Thursday, April 10, 2008

Extra, Extra Read All About It!

I'm not sure if you know this about me but I LOVE the News.. I used to love watching the 5 or 6 o'clock news, but now I feel every time I turn on the TV to catch the local news I get depressed. So now I usually just read the newspaper or check out online news.. It's a lot better because you can pick and choose which stories to read about and it still keeps me updated about what's going on in the World!

I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the Weird and Strange News Stories I have stumbled. Then, I thought it would be fun to make it into a game..

So here goes, can you guess
which 2 News stories are fake?

#1. Suicide Links Donor & Recipient
A man who received a heart transplant 12 years ago and later married the donor's widow Eventually the recipient died the same way the donor did, authorities said: of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

#2. Hedgehog
A man recently was convicted of assualt with a deadly weapon - a prickly Hedgehog.

#3. Toddler Weddings
Before the year 2007 a law in Arkansas allowed anyone, even toddlers - to marry with parental consent.

#4. Under Arrest
In 2006 A father was arrested for making his children eat broccoli with their dinner before they could get up from the dinner table.

#5. Boyfriend Charged
A man was charged with mistreatment after his girlfriend was found sitting on a toilet for so long that her skin became fused to it.

#6. Wife Hurts Husband
A woman came home to find her husband shaking frantically in the kitchen with what looked like a wire around his waist running to the electric skillet. Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current she whacked him with a baseball bat, breaking his arm in 2 places. Until that moment he has happily listening to his IPOD.

#7. Going Once, Going Twice
Sisters sold a corn-flake shaped like the State of Illinois that they found in thier breakfast for $1350.00 on Ebay!

#8. Dog Owner Fined
A woman was charged $1000.00 fine because she dyed her Poodles Hair Pink to raise awareness for breast cancer and research.

#9. Bracelet Found in Chicken
A Minnesota meat cutter finds an identity bracelet -- with the name, address and phone number still visible -- in a chicken gizzard. The kicker? The bracelet belongs to a man who lost it 25 years ago while playing hide-and-seek as a child in a barn in the local area.

#10. The World's Largest Pool
The World's largest pool is 3,323-feet long, holds 250,000 cubic meters of water and covers about 20 acres.

Ok, so there you have it. If you want, just for fun see if you can pick the 2 news stories that are fake.
And please no cheating - let's keep it honest, LOL!!

I'll reveal the fake stories tomorrow morning, Good Luck :).

Unitl then, Happy Guessing!


Tipp said...

I pick #2 and #6 as the fake culprits. I have heard of some of these, but it was tough to pick!

Great game!

SaraLynn said...

i 3 and 8....good grief!

How fun! This was a good one Dana!
Have a great day!

**My daughter is home today...they had to close schools because of flooding!

Dana said...

#3 & #8 I am guessing. Because it just doesn't seem right. But stranger things have happened.

Thanks for commenting on my blog.

ElPato said...

2 and 7 -

Local news is so depressing!

Ashley said...

Am also a news junkie.

Have you ever heard the show, "Wait Wait! Don't Tell Me!" on NPR? You'd love it. (Download it on itunes - podcast)

Marni Tiani Self said...

3 and 6. :)

Did you hear the one about the guy that couldn't drill the hole all the way through the way to put the cable in the other room and shot through with his shot gun. His wife was in the hospital in critical condition and he wasn't charged. Uh huh...

Indrani said...

you have a wonderful guessing game going on here.
hmmm... let me make my guess too...
3 and 8??

btw those ripples were shot at a nearby shopping mall.

Christy said...

This is fun! I think #4 and #5 are fake.

Future Mom said...

i am going to go with 4 and 7. you will have to let me know what kind of news website you are reading that has all of these interesting stories...i usually read CNN but its pretty boring :)

Katelin said...

I say 2 and 3 are fake, but who knows these days. anything is possible i feel like, haha.

30 Minute Mommy said...

I am picking #5 and #8! How fun! I hate the news- you need to let me know what it goin on in the world.

Anonymous said...

You have no idea how excited I am to find someone who shares my affinity for the news. Best.Post.Ever. I love that I have personally read at least half of these. I guess that #4 and #8 are fake.

EP said...

#3 and #6, though they are all ridiculous.

We used to have a place in the student newspaper where we would put strange news from around the country. I absolutely loved being the person to look up stories for it because some things are just a little too weird to be made up.

Pam said...

Oh my! Some of those are just crazy!