What a Rock


Not the rock she was hop­ing for — A lot of women would be thrilled to get a big, eye-catching rock as a birth­day present, but not the ex-wife of a Que­bec politi­cian — who awoke to a 20-ton boul­der dropped smack dab in the mid­dle of her lawn! Dany Lar­iv­iere, the mayor of a small town in the province, used one of his con­struc­tion company’s pieces of heavy equip­ment to bring the “gift” to ex-wife Isabelle Pre­vost — but not before paint­ing it with the phrase, “This is for all you’re doing to me.” That, he said, was a ref­er­ence to the legal fees he’s incurred dur­ing the couple’s divorce.

Speak­ing in tongues — A British teenager is going to great lengths to mas­ter a new lan­guage — well, her tongue is, at least. Rhi­an­non Brooksbank-Jones has been plan­ning to move toSouth Kore­aafter grad­u­at­ing from high school, but she recently dis­cov­ered that she can’t mas­ter cer­tain sounds in the lan­guage due to her unusu­ally short tongue. Rather than pick a new path, she had surgery to lengthen her tongue by one centimeter.She says, “I think this will show real ded­i­ca­tion. It will prove I’m not just going to drop out after a year.”

“Hey!  That’s not a fish­ing pole!!”  -  A man in Wash­ing­ton state is on the hook for inde­cent expo­sure charges after a group of his fel­low fish­er­men turned him in for cast­ing his line while stark naked. Dean Megi­ness was casu­ally trolling for trout on a lake just outsideSpokane,Washington– with his bait and tackle in full view of a man who was fish­ing with his two young sons. He man­aged to pull on a pair of shorts before cops arrived, but they still chose to charge him because he’d racked up a pre­vi­ous con­vic­tion on a sim­i­lar charge two years ago. The 54-year-old Megi­ness also had an out­stand­ing war­rant for stalking.

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