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10 Most Weird Stories of Week – July 7th to July 13th, 2012

Mood Disorder…, Starbucks…, Arizona residents…, Amusingly uncomfortable…, New York City subway…, The writing on the man’s…, Hello 9-1-1…,  Man in ER waiting room punches…,  commercialization of the Olympics…, Next on the list of terrorist items…1. A Doctor says Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for ‘Mood Disorder’. Is that another term for ‘Moogen David’? 

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s doctor announced Wednesday that the Illinois Democrat has been absent from Congress in order to receive treatment for a mood disorder. “The Congressman is receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder,” Jackson’s physician said in a statement provided to Yahoo News via the congressman’s congressional office. “He is responding positively to treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.” The statement indicated that Jackson’s attending physician and treatment center “will not be disclosed in order to protect his continuing privacy.”

2. Starbucks is going to open a store inside a South Carolina funeral home. Because nothing stirs up a powerful thirst for a venti half-caf espresso like a long afternoon of staring at your loved one’s corpse

A South Carolina funeral home is including a Starbucks Coffee shop in a planned expansion of their facilities, WSPA reports. The Starbucks will reside in an area the Robinson Funeral Home in Easley has aptly named the “Coffee Corner,” and is part of an expansion that will also include business offices and a chapel.

 3. Arizona residents want to know why a jet was leaving contrails as it circled aimlessly in the sky for an hour

A plane on a wild flight path had some residents in the Valley looking for answers Tuesday. Emails poured in about a jet that was circling in the sky for about an hour, leaving contrails miles wide. Some residents, like Barbara Borden – who saw the sky-high mystery from 99th Avenue and Thomas – feared the worst.

4. Amusingly uncomfortable video of Patriots owner Bob Kraft helping his smoking hot 32-year-old bikini-clad girlfriend run lines during an audition

Well, this isn’t something we ever thought we’d see. Via Barstool, here’s 32-year-old occasional actress Ricki Noel Lander, better known around Boston as the close “pal” of Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and she appears to auditioning for the role of “Mary Elena” in something that requires her to be in a bikini. So far, so normal. Then, before we get anywhere in the audition process, out pops (you guessed it!) Bob Kraft to lend some assistance running lines. There’s dancing, horrendous acting, even Kraft fake-punching some dude and uttering the words “F*ck you, pu*sy!” Oscar-worthy stuff, really.

 5.  Ride the New York City subway and maybe buy yourself a new shark 

A reader sent us these photos of a man selling a live shark at 1 a.m. on J train recently, telling us the guy was “calling out his product like he was a retro cigarette girl. He said he caught it at Coney Island after ‘it bit me in the ass.’ I told him I’m pretty sure sharks need to keep moving or they’ll perish, and judging by the small disposable cooler he was keeping it in, the fish has likely passed on.”

 6. “The writing on the man’s sign included references to the FBI, fire department, hijacking a trolley, and ‘I’m not a pedophile’” 

It started shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday as traffic was backed up for miles as crisis negotiators talked to a man who was perched on the sign ledge over south Interstate 805 at Balboa Avenue. Video taken by Sky 10 from media partner 10News showed the man holding a large white sign with messy handwriting. The man, identified by a friend as “AJ,” climbed the exit marker sign on the Balboa Avenue overpass around 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol. “AJ” was sitting on the freeway sign with what appears to be a rope near him. He was holding a large piece of paper with text written in black. One phrase on the paper said, “The FBI is going to kill me.”

 7. “Hello 9-1-1? The ‘Compliance Officer’ broke into my house and is yelling at me about my lawn”

A Georgia homeowner allegedly awoke to an unusual scene on July 2 — a county code compliance officer yelling at her over the state of her lawn from the doorway of her bedroom. “I woke up, I didn’t have my glasses on or my contacts in and all I see is this big burly figure standing in my doorway,” Erica Masters explained. “A big huge guy with a grey shirt. It scared the mess out of me.”

8. Man in ER waiting room punches random woman in face, bites cop and takes ride on the Taser because the ER wouldn’t give him cocaine (with “Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?” mugshot)

A Georgia homeowner allegedly awoke to an unusual scene on July 2 — a county code compliance officer yelling at her over the state of her lawn from the doorway of her bedroom. “I woke up, I didn’t have my glasses on or my contacts in and all I see is this big burly figure standing in my doorway,” Erica Masters explained. “A big huge guy with a grey shirt. It scared the mess out of me.”

9. With the commercialization of the Olympics in recent years, it’s good to reflect on the good old days, when pygmies, cannibals and tribesmen had the opportunity to compete too

The Olympic sprint final was about to commence and the competitors were on their marks. But as the starter’s pistol cracked, it became clear this was no ordinary race. Some of the male runners were so alarmed by the bang that they froze, while others — unaware of the imperative to run their fastest — began ambling down the track. Amid jeers from hordes of hot-dog munching spectators, they eventually reached the finishing line in times  that would be beaten by an average schoolboy athlete.

10. Next on the list of terrorist items you won’t be allowed to have: Model Airplanes

An American Al-Qaeda supporter plotting to bomb the Pentagon and Capitol using explosives-laden model planes faces 17 years in prison, a federal prosecutor said at the trial Tuesday. Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, will be sentenced on July 20, after pleading guilty to attempting to destroy the Washington landmarks and seeking to provide material support to terrorists, according to federal prosecutor Carmen Ortiz.

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