Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Wireless Flash) – A young police cadet in Stockholm, Sweden, knows both side of the law – she’s also a hooker who’s been using the police academy’s computers to solicit customers.

YAIZU, Japan – Eating contests are no longer the flavor of the month in Japan. Ever since a student choked on bread during one contest, other organizers have clamped the jaws shut on future eating contests.

HAVANA, Cuba – E.T. may have a thing for cigars and Buena Vista Social Club because Cuba has been seeing a rash of UFO activity over the last few weeks, including one that looked like a giant grass-covered turtle with two shock absorbers.

SAN DIEGO – Looking for an alternative to prom this year? Well, a San Diego skating rink is throwing “The Punk Rock Prom” on May 25. Instead of a cheesy DJ playing top-40 hits, a selection of pop punk bands will play. According to the event’s flier, requested attire is “your punkest formal outfit.”

SINGAPORE – Singles in Singapore are getting some help on planning the perfect date from the government. According to the Sunday Times a new government-issued handbook on dating recommends tips like: “If you have a dog, why not take a stroll with the pooch...Just to make sure that your date is not afraid of dogs.”