The month of January has had some strange stories. Here is this month’s best snippets of unusual, bizarre and weird news.
ABSENT MINDED NO-BRAINER
Dozens of human brains were found missing from a lab at the University of Texas in Austin. Some thought the formaldehyde-packed jars were stolen for use as Halloween pranks. But an investigation found the 40-60 jars were just thrown away 12 years prior because they either contained multiple brains or were in poor condition.
HE NEEDED WEANING OFF THIS
Federal prosecutors say Wassim Hassan Elsaleh, 36, a legal permanent resident from Lebanon, living in Houston, was running an infant formula theft ring. He’s accused of buying stolen infant formula and other products, then repackaging and shipping them to out-of-state wholesalers.
DOES THIS MAKE SENSE?
In November 2014, a gardener, Annabel Honeybun, was hired by the House of Commons to pull color-changing leaves from trees on the Westminster Palace grounds in London. Those who hired her figured it would be cheaper than waiting for them fall upon the ground.