News of the Weird #2: Five Odd Topics in News this Week

Hannah Ortiz, Contributing Writer

  1. In Florida, two men were caught with bags full of drugs which were each labeled “Bag Full of Drugs.” The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol arrested both men, who were carrying meth, GHB, cocaine, MDMA, and fentanyl. It did not take K-9 deputies long to find out that the two bags of drugs were “bags full of drugs,” especially when they were described as such.

 

  1. A Ukranian student discovered something surprising in their world history textbook. Keanu Reeves was edited into a 1932 picture of New York construction workers eating lunch. While the textbook company thanked the student for paying and drawing attention to the “historical” error, the Ukranian Minister of Education said, “Sadly, I have not seen a single textbook without errors.”

 

  1. In a November 2019 interview, former Papa John’s founder John Schnatter claimed he consumed 40 pizzas in 30 days. His research confirmed his theory that Papa John’s pizza just isn’t the same. But this week, Schnatter revealed during a podcast that he did not actually eat 40 pizzas. Schnatter said, “I didn’t say I ate 40 pizzas in 30 days. I said I had 40 pizzas in 30 days.” Schnatter maintains that he only consumed parts of pizzas, and not the wholes.

 

  1. Iran’s minister of communications and information technology Tweeted an image of an astronaut suit to commemorate the country’s space program. Internet users were quick to point out that the suit was actually just a children’s costume with its original patches removed. Currently, the costume can be purchased at retailers stores like Walmart or Amazon. Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi has since deleted the picture.

 

  1. This Valentine’s Day, the San Antonio Zoo hosted an event titled “Cry Me a Cockroach.” For $5, a person could name a roach after their ex and watch a zookeeper feed it to an animal. $25 bought a rat that would be fed to a snake. Customers could watch the feeding in person or via livestream. Thanks to the San Antonio Zoo, love is truly in the air.