Tuesday 10/9

Cus­toms offi­cials in Ams­ter­dam inter­cepted a suit­case con­tain­ing 200 live taran­tu­las. Accord­ing to offi­cials at Schiphol Air­port, a Ger­man cou­ple, fly­ing in from Peru, were also car­ry­ing dozens of cen­tipedes, crick­ets, grasshop­pers and beetles.The creepy crawlers were seized by offi­cers. No word on why the cou­ple had the taran­tu­las and other insects – or if they would face charges.  I can guar­an­tee that their friend’s won’t be com­ing to din­ner any­time soon.

Author­i­ties in Orem, Utah say a man alerted police Wednes­day after he received a phone call from his home phone on his cell­phone. Offi­cials say the man heard bang­ing and scratch­ing noises on the line and fig­ured it was an intruder. Police went to the man’s home but didn’t find any­thing miss­ing or bro­ken. The man later called offi­cers and told them he fig­ured out the mys­tery. He said his dog had grabbed the home phone’s receiver and appar­ently hit the redial but­ton while bury­ing it in the

31-year-old Samuel Phipps was arrested after his Land Rover veered off the road and crashed into a guardrail. The state trooper who responded to the acci­dent found that Phipps appeared to be intox­i­cated. When he ques­tioned him about the acci­dent, Phipps claimed that he had swerved to avoid an ele­phant run­ning across the road. He also allegedly told the deputy he had smoked some pot laced with PCP before get­ting behind the wheel. Accord­ing to Delaware police, there were no reports of ele­phants run­ning loose in New Cas­tle that night.

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