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“They cut my beard and forced me to eat it,” and more

Two Kentucky men have pled guilty to forcing a man to eat his own beard.

“They cut my beard and forced me to eat it” Two Kentucky men have pled guilty to forcing a man to eat his own beard. Victim Harvey Westmoreland says former friends James Hill and Troy Holt started a drunken argument with him, and that “before I knowed [sic] it, there were knives and guns, and everything just went haywire.” In a rage, he says, “they cut my beard and forced me to eat it.” The beard has since partially grown back, says Westmoreland, but “it’s not as long as it was.”

Porpoises save Dick Van Dyke from drowningDick Van Dyke says a pod of porpoises saved him from drowning. The 84-year-old actor says that on a beach vacation in Virginia, he dozed off on his surfboard and “woke up out of sight of land.” When a number of fins broke the surface of the water around him, Van Dyke says he thought, “‘I’m dead,’” but “they turned out to be porpoises, and they pushed me all the way to shore.”

Zoo officials separate gay male vulturesOfficials at a German zoo are defending their decision to separate a pair of gay male vultures so that one of them can be mated with a female. The vultures, both 14, have been nesting together for the past few months, say keepers at the Allwetter Zoo, and gay-rights groups say the pair should be allowed to continue their relationship. But curator Dirk Wewers says the zoo is in dire need of baby vultures, and that the two males “weren’t happy as a gay couple anyway. The other vultures picked on them and stole their nest materials.”

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