Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

LONDON (Wireless Flash) – Five stripping funeral directors in England are flushed with embarrassment now that a video of their act has been broadcast on TV. Members of the so-called “Funeral Monty” troupe – which strips for charity – say they didn’t give their permission for the tape to air in Britain.

BOCAIUVA DO SUL, Brazil – You may have never heard of the Bocaiuva Do Sul, Brazil, but E.T. has. Town mayor Elcio Berti claims he’s received “extraterrestrial authorization” to build the country’s first UFO landing pad, which will be financed “by aliens and human beings.”

KANO, Nigeria – Caretakers of an eight-year-old Nigerian boy who has been in the care of a children’s home in Kano for the past six years have just learned he spent the first 18 months of his life with chimpanzees. It is believed the boy was abandoned by the nomadic Fulani people, and after his time with the primates, he still walks, leaps and chirps like a chimp.

NEW YORK – A Victorian painting that went unnoticed for 70 years may bring in over $1 million at auction thanks to a 10-year-old boy who spotted the masterpiece hanging in his Connecticut school library. After the painting was verified, the descendants of the original owner were found and will put it up for auction in June.

TOKYO – A team of 10 experts at Nissin, Japan’s biggest instant noodle maker, say they are determined to create a cup of instant noodles that will not fly everywhere when made in zero gravity. Nissin hopes to have the spacey noodles ready before Japan begins research on the International Space Station.