It must be true…
I read it in the tabloids
A Frenchwoman broke the record for running a marathon in high heels. Christelle Doyhambehere, a nursing assistant and mother of two, finished the Paris marathon in 6 hours, 4 minutes, and 7 seconds, or 83 minutes better than the prior mark set by American Irene Sewell in 2017’s Chattanooga, Tenn., marathon. Doyhambehere, 34, said that after she ran adeptly through the rain in heels one night following a movie, her partner quipped, “Why don’t you run the marathon in those shoes?” So she did. Doyhambehere trained in tennis shoes during the day and in heels at night, to keep her plans secret.
Someone is mysteriously leaving bowls of mashed potatoes all around Jackson, Miss. Residents in the city’s artsy Belhaven neighborhood say the servings of mashed spuds have turned up on doorsteps, cars, and mailboxes, among other places. “We don’t know if someone is just playing a prank or if someone just had a lot of leftovers,” said Jordan Lewis, who discovered a bowl on her car. “This neighborhood does a lot of quirky things.”
A British comedian joked about dying onstage, and a few minutes later did just that—leaving the audience thinking for five minutes that the silent, slumped comic was just pretending. Witnesses said Ian Cognito, 60, was having a “good gig” at a bar in Bicester, and at one point joked, “Imagine if I died in front of you lot here.” Later, he sat down on a stool, breathed heavily, and went silent. “Everyone in the crowd, me included, thought he was joking,” said bar owner Andrew Bird. “Even when I walked onstage and touched his arm, I was expecting him to say, ‘Boo.’” ■