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2002-06-24 - Weird News
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Around The Weird - Bizarre News Briefs for June 24th, 2002

Washington -- Would you tell your friends if you were going to college on a "milk mustache scholarship?" The 25 winners of this years Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year award won't have a choice. Each of the athletes, who were announced this past weekend, will appear wearing milk mustaches in a special ad in "USA Today."

TAKARAZUKA, Japan -- Japanese police have finally caught the culprit responsible for stealing hundreds of sandals. It turned out to be a fox with a foot fetish who lived near a Buddhist monastery.

HONG KONG -- Designers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University have invented a mannequin that sweats, moves and has a human body temperature which they say can help clothing designers create better military clothing and spacesuits.

MIAMI -- A Spanish count recently made a royally-long trip: He crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a tiny Jet Ski. Count Alvaro de Marichaler arrived in Miami beach this Saturday (Jun. 22) after 117 days at sea. The Count rode the one-man watercraft 14 hours a day and slept in a life raft equipped with an ultrasonic device to keep sharks at bay.

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