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10 Most Weird Stories of Week – July 20th to July 27th, 2012

Three 20 to 25-year-old women…, Eight truly…, Alert building superintendent …, Man arrested after attacking neighbor…, Mary Poppins vs. Lord Voldemort…, cosplay affair…, Playmate makes awful Aurora joke…, completely straight woman da-HUHHH?…, High caffeine levels found in water…1. Wanted: Three 20 to 25-year-old women with Eastern European accents who like hockey, aggravated assault, and looking good for high-angle security cameras

NJ Transit police are searching for three women wanted in relation to an aggravated assault at Newark Penn Station last month, officials said. The white females — described as being between 20 and 25 years old and speaking with eastern European accents — assaulted two women on Platform 1 on June 9, officials said. The three women then boarded a train for New York Penn Station, officials said.

2. Eight truly embarrassing city souvenirs

As a society we don’t aim very high with our souvenirs. Instead we’ve reached the following unspoken agreement: as travelers we’ll consider the loved ones who haven’t joined us on the trip for roughly the period of time between our arrival at the airport and our boarding; as loved ones we’ll accept these gifts and tuck them behind other souvenirs on a shelf in the guest room in the basement until such time as our next residential move. The old saying is a bit off here: it’s really the afterthought that counts.

 3. Alert building superintendent discovers terror cell in New Jersey. And by terror cell we mean secret spy operation by the NYPD

It’s an audiotape the New York Police Department hoped you would never hear. A building superintendent at an apartment complex just off the Rutgers University campus called the New Brunswick Police 911 line in June 2009. He said his staff had been conducting a routine inspection and came across something suspicious.

 4. Man arrested after attacking neighbor with guitar, toilet bowl lid

A “delirious” 41-year-old man allegedly broke into a Las Vegas home Saturday morning and struck the homeowner over the head with a guitar and a toilet bowl lid before trying to strangle him, according to Metro Police. Officers were called to the 10800 block of Villa Torre Street in the Southern Highlands neighborhood shortly before 8 a.m. after receiving a call from a neighbor about a man throwing items from inside the residence onto the street, according to an arrest report.

 5. The fight of the century, on July 27th: Mary Poppins vs. Lord Voldemort. Watch it live at the opening ceremonies of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games

Faced with the arduous task of following the 2008 Beijing Games’ jaw-dropping opening ceremony spectacular, hailed by many as the greatest event ever even though it exposed the world to the singing voice of an ugly little girl, the organizers of the London Olympics have adopted the curious tactic of making it up as they go. They seem to be under the impression that, as in a brainstorm, there are no wrong answers when it comes to the planning of a live televised event that will be recorded in the annals of history and watched by millions around the world.

 6. Married Osaka mayor admits “cosplay affair” with bar hostess in 2006. No points given for which character he was playing, but she took role of flight attendant

Outspoken Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto has admitted to having an affair with a night club hostess from 2006 to 2008. Reporters have been asking the 43-year-old mayor all week to comment on the story that appears in this week’s edition of Shukan Bunshun magazine. In the tell-all feature, the unnamed woman claims to have had an affair with Hashimoto while he was a TV celebrity lawyer. She said he asked her to dress up in cosplay outfits, including a flight attendant, and engage in games that were “a little sadistic,” Fuji TV reported.

7. Playmate makes awful Aurora joke on Twitter? Deadmau5 is the hero we need right now

Tricia Evans is a Playboy model who, according to her biography, has a “smalltown, friendly attitude” and her “passion in life is entertaining. I love to make people smile & laugh.” She forgot to add one thing, though: she’s also a big fan of making terrible jokes about the recent tragedy in Aurora, Colorado that left 12 people dead.

 8. With all these comic book characters being gay, at least Captain Marvel’s still a completely straight woman da-HUHHH?

 9. High caffeine levels found in water off Oregon coast. Fish now seen wearing horn-rimmed glasses, riding fixie bikes, perusing limited-edition Decemberists vinyl

High caffeine levels in the waters off the Oregon coast are likely the result of pollution from human waste, scientists say. After testing water samples from 14 spots, researchers from Portland State University and Washington State University found high levels of caffeine at two sites far from large population centers, while discovering low levels of caffeine near cities and wastewater treatment plants.

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