It must be true…
The best of the tabloids in 2018
Six armed men in Belgium agreed to postpone a robbery on the advice of a shopkeeper, who had police waiting for them when they returned. When the robbers first held up the store, the merchant, identified only as Didier, told them to come back at closing time, when he’d have more money. The robbers agreed, but returned early. Didier berated them, saying, “You have to buy a watch. It’s 5:30, not 6:30!” The third time they came, police were waiting. “It was like a comedy,” Didier said.
A California woman sued the state after it told her that the hairy, scary creature she saw in the woods was a bear—not a Bigfoot. Claudia Ackley, 46, was hiking with her two daughters when, she says, they spotted a Sasquatch staring menacingly at them through a split tree. She called California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife and was told she had probably seen a bear. Furious, she filed a lawsuit demanding that the state recognize Sasquatch as a distinct species—an essential first step, she says, to protect the public from potentially dangerous Bigfoots. “If I can save one life,” Ackley says, “it will be worth it.”
A 26-foot-tall statue of Marilyn Monroe is causing outrage in Stamford, Conn., because the starlet’s rump points directly at a nearby church. The statue, part of a summer art display, depicts a famous movie scene in which Monroe’s white dress is lifted by a blast of air. “It’s disrespectful,” said Pam Riley, a member of the First Congregational Church. “Everyone’s under there looking up her skirt.”
A 41-year-old New Jersey man has eaten pizza for dinner every day for the past 37 years. Teacher Mike Roman had his first taste of pizza as a toddler and instantly became smitten, refusing anything else his mom put on the table. Since then, he hasn’t gone a day without pizza, even having it served at his wedding reception. Roman doesn’t think he’ll ever tire of the taste of dough, cheese, and tomato sauce. “Every day,” he said, “I’m just as fascinated as the day before.”