It must be true... I read it in the tabloids
■ An angry goat terrorized a supermarket in Northern Ireland, forcing frightened shoppers to flee to their cars. The animal was first sighted pressing its face against the glass front window of a grocery in Carrickfergus. “I turned around and there was a goat with these big eyes staring right at me,” said store manager Jonathan Smyth. For a half hour, the goat ate baskets of plants out front and menaced customers in the parking lot, even mounting the side of a car. A passerby finally subdued the goat by grabbing it by the horns.
■ A Penn State University student called the Squirrel Whisperer has become an Internet sensation by coaxing the usually skittish rodents to wear hats and costumes and pose with props. Mary Krupa, 22, has spent four years gaining the squirrels’ trust and rewarding them with peanut butter and other food. “It’s kind of a give and take,” she says. Her unique hobby has also helped Krupa, who has Asperger’s syndrome, conquer her painful shyness. The squirrels are a good way “to break the_ice” with other people, she says.
■ More than 1_million people have pledged to attend the 15th birthday party of a girl in rural Mex i co. Crescencio Ibarra of San Luis Potosi, Mex i co, made a video invitation to the coming-ofage party for his daughter, Rubi, with a fateful signoff: “Every one is cordially invited.” The video went viral on Face book, drawing 1.2_million RSVPs as well as endless jokes, memes, and celebrity tweets. Local officials are beefing up security just in case people actually show up. “It got out of control,” Ibarra conceded, adding that everyone is still invited.