It must be true... I read it in the tabloids
▪ Residents of a small Rhode Island town are furious that one of their neighbors paved an access road with two truckloads of unwashed clamshells, leaving the community enveloped by a foul stench. The shells still had hunks of meat attached when they were dumped oved. “The smell. The smell is atrocious,” Moore said.
▪ Wealthy dog owners can now spoil their furry best friends with $215,000 designer doghouses modeled on Imperial Roman manors and American colonial villas. The handcrafted “dog mansions” from British firm Hecate Verona boast marble columns and beechwood floors, automated treat dispensers, central heat and air conditioning, and conference call systems so owners can speak to and see their hounds whenever they want. “Why wouldn’t a doghouse be as elegant and beautiful as its owner’s?” said the company’s creative designer.
▪ An 11-foot alligator was killed at a Florida airport when it jumped up and tried to bite the wing of a landing plane. The 500-pound gator was crossing the runway at Orlando Executive Airport when it snapped at the lowflying twin-propeller aircraft; it died instantly after colliding with the plane’s wing. “One of the craziest things I’ve ever seen in all my years in aviation,” said local pilot Brad Pierce, who saw the plane come in . “Welcome to Florida, folks!” ■