Good week for:
Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, after Massachusetts officials admitted that some road signs for the popular fishing spot in Webster, Mass., were misspelled as Chargoggagoggmanchaoggagoggchaubunaguhgamaugg. The signs will be corrected.
Order in the court, after an Idaho judge had bailiffs use duct tape to cover the mouth of an unruly defendant.
Riding sidesaddle, after a Florida man applied for a permit to open a nude dude ranch.
Bad week for:
Forever holding your peace, after a New York woman sued a guest at her wedding for loudly announcing that she’d had an affair with the groom, triggering a huge uproar. Sandrina Purdum is seeking damages for emotional distress, saying her wedding was ruined and she no longer trusts her husband.
Daniel Duran, a Houston man who allegedly robbed a bank and stuffed the bundles of cash down his pants as he raced from the bank. Duran was taken to a hospital with second-degree burns in a sensitive area after the dye-packs exploded.
Tourists, after the National Geodetic Survey found that the Four Corners marker—where tens of thousands of visitors have had their picture taken standing simultaneously in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah—is in the wrong place. The real Four Corners, officials said, is about two and a half miles west of the marker.
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