Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

SEATTLE (Wireless Flash) – Dad, this bud isn’t for you: A 17-year- old Seattle boy recently turned in his dad for turning his house into a “marijuana nursery,” reports the Seattle Times. The ganja- loving dad had more than 40 plants in the home, as well as baggies of pot ready to sell.

ROSWELL, Ga. – If you sneeze, don’t expect to hear “bless you.” According to the Kimberly-Clark company, the average American only says “God Bless You” or “Gesundheit” after 39 percent of sneezes.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – New mothers at a St. Paul hospital will get a special treat starting Mother’s Day. All new babies will be announced over the intercom with a special lullaby.

KEY WEST, Fla. – Officials in Key West, Florida, have put their foot down on panhandlers and are banning begging at the island city’s most popular attractions. As if they didn’t have enough troubles being penniless, beggars caught asking for handouts will be fined $500 and suffer possible imprisonment.

NEW YORK – Swedish furniture retailer IKEA is taking a hardline approach to rich folks who shop at their stores by telling them they aren’t welcome. Starting May 23, the retailer is asking anyone whose income is $200,000 or more to kindly stay away from their store for the next week and a half. During that time, they’ll put on the ritz for their poorer customers by having butlers wait on shoppers hand and foot and chauffeurs to drive them up to their cars.