It must be true…
I read it in the tabloids
A Colorado man who previously had been mauled by a bear and bitten by a rattlesnake survived his third wildlife encounter—a shark attack. Dylan McWilliams, 20, was bodyboarding in Hawaii when an 8-foot tiger shark chomped down on his leg—leaving a gash that needed seven stitches. Just months earlier, the wilderness-training instructor had received nine staples in his neck after a black bear dragged him from his tent in Colorado. Two years before that, he’d survived a rattlesnake bite while hiking in Utah. “I’m either really lucky,” McWilliams says, “or really unlucky.”
Residents of a California desert town woke up last week to find their homes buried by tumbleweeds. Strong winds had sent the spiky plants rolling into Victorville, and when the tumbleweeds hit a fence or a wall, they quickly began piling up—burying yards and reaching the second-story windows of some properties. “It looked like we were being invaded,” says resident Bryan Bagwell. City workers armed with pitchforks tossed the plants into garbage trucks, but when the wind picked up, more weeds blew in from the Mojave. “There is no stopping them,” says resident Nancy Martinez-Brown.
Police in Georgia are hunting for a burglar who robbed a video game store wearing a not-so-cunning disguise: a clear plastic bag over his face. Surveillance cameras captured the man running through the store with the transparent wrapper on his head. Police released the footage and asked the public to help identify the “craftily disguised gent,” adding, “You can help us catch him, once you stop laughing.”