Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (Wireless Flash) – Talk about having a bad hair day: An Idaho man has just been found guilty of ramming his truck into the hair salon that he claims gave him a lousy haircut.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – An Anchorage, Alaska, high school student who was suspended from school in January for displaying a banner that read “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” during the Olympic torch run is now suing the principal and school board that suspended him. He claims claiming his First Amendment rights were violated.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Yoga lovers will be tied in knots over this: The “First Lady of Yoga,” Russian-born Indra Devi, died recently at the age of 102. Devi was well known for teaching Hollywood the art of yoga in the 1940s, and opened the first U.S. yoga studio in California in 1947.

BEIJING, China – Dozens of cosmetics lines from European and Japanese companies were recently removed from shelves in China because they were thought to be tainted with mad cow’s disease. According to China’s Beijing Youth Daily, the products included Chanel lipstick and Nivea hand cream.

PORTLAND, Ore. – A Portland-based band that’s been playing under a series of names has finally decided on its new name: American Taliban. The band plays punk songs with lyrics based on vegetarian and leftist politics.