It must be true…
I read it in the tabloids
A single duck has shown up on the remote Pacific island of Niue, hundreds or thousands of miles from where he started. The bird, named Trevor by locals, arrived on the coral atoll earlier this year, apparently either blown there by a storm or carried over in a boat. Trevor now lives alone in a puddle near the airport and has become a celebrity among Niue’s 1,600 residents. Firefighters have been adding water to the puddle, but there are fears for Trevor’s future now that the rainy season has ended. “It’s the first duck Niue’s ever had,” said resident Mark Blumsky.
Firefighters in Minnesota had to use the Jaws of Life to free a nosy black bear that got its head wedged in a metal can used to hold dairy cream. After the 150-pound bear was spotted on a farm, conservation officer Eric Benjamin rushed to the scene and spent two hours trying to pull the 10-gallon can off. He eventually called firefighters, who cut through the metal with the Jaws of Life. The bear “just kind of took a look around at everybody that was standing there,” Benjamin said, “and then made a beeline for the woods.”
For the past two years, a paraglider has been tormenting beachgoers in southern England, swooping low over their heads while bombarding them with obscenities. Following a series of complaints, police in Bexhill-on-Sea said they are now investigating paraglider Paul Satchell—who calls himself Mad Paul—for abusing the public and “generally behaving in an antisocial manner.” Satchell, 54, said the allegations are “lies” and that his accusers are simply “jealous” of his freedom. “I’m a free-flying spirit,” he said, “and I live to fly.” ■