It must be true... I read it in the tabloids
▪ A history buff has upset his neighbors by parking a World War II tank outside his multimillion-dollar Houston home. Attorney Tony Buzbee bought the working M4 Sherman tank for $600,000 from a French museum and got it shipped back to Texas. But the homeowners’ association in Buzbee’s swanky neighborhood is now demanding he remove the armored vehicle, claiming it’s a “safety issue” and “impedes traffic.” Buzbee insists the historic tank is “an asset” to the neighborhood. “Lighten up,” he said. “It isn’t hurting anyone.”
▪ A Texas longhorn bull with recordsetting horns that span 8 feet 5 inches from tip to tip was sold at auction last week for a whopping $165,000. The bull, named Cowboy Tuff Chex, has been bought by a Texas farm, and is the culmination of generations of longhorn breeding, new owner Richard Filip says. “I would call him the perfect bull, the complete package,” said Filip, who added that the animal would be used for breeding and treated like a “VIP” at his ranch.
▪ A British man who thought he had lung cancer was relieved to discover that his suspected tumor was in fact a toy traffic cone he’d inhaled 43 years earlier. Paul Baxter, 50, was suffering from a lingering cough, and an X-ray revealed a mass on his chest. But when down my windpipe,” said Baxter, who plans to pass the souvenir “on to my grandchildren.”