CREAKY JUSTICE: In Montanaâ€™s Toole County, retired District Judge Ronald McPhillips ruled this week in a lawsuit that was left hanging for nearly a quarter-century.
The judge ruled in Great Falls against Milan Ayers, who contended that former partner James Rubow swindled him out of his share of a natural gas field, with leases potentially worth millions of dollars.
The lawsuit was filed March 31, 1983. The last entry in the clerkâ€™s register was in March 1985. Then the file disappeared from the clerkâ€™s office. â€“â€“ Msnbc.
DOG â€˜Nâ€™ WIFE: A Ghanaian woman has married her dog because it has qualities she had seen only in her late father.
Emily Mabou (29) of Aburi, married the 18-month-old dog in a ceremony attended by a traditional priest and local, curious villagers, reports the Daily Dose.
ButÂ Mabou said: â€œFor so long, Iâ€™ve been praying for a life partner who will have all the qualities of my dad. My dad was kind, faithful, and loyal to my mum, and he never let her down. â€“â€“ Ananova.
HEAVY-EYED FELON: A Thai thief broke into a house but promptly fell asleep inside before stealing anything and was eventually discovered by a housemaid, police said.
Prachak Jarkngooloem (24) was found at a house in the coastal resort of Pattaya, 150kmÂ south of Bangkok, where he admitted planning to steal goods from the property. â€“â€“ AFP.
PRICKLY COMPLAINT: Doctors in China have discovered the cause of an eight-year-old boyâ€™s constant coughs and colds â€” a drawing pin stuck in his chest.
Xiao Ming had been suffering from the mystery ailments for a year, reports the Yangtse Evening Post.
His parents finally took him to hospital where an x-ray revealed the drawing pin clearly visible in his right lung.
Ming finally confessed that he swallowed the tack last year but kept it to himself.
Doctor Zhou Ai, from Nanjing Childrenâ€™s Hospital, said the right lung had withered due to the piercing from the drawing pin which he later removed. â€“â€“ Ananova.
MANâ€™S WORSTÂ FRIEND: A Kenyan man persuaded police to arrest his pet dog after it ate his rent money.
Robert Njeru (25) of Nakuru town, took his dog to the local police station after it chewed up almost 3 000 Kenyan shillings (Â£20). The farmer had left his rent money for the month on his bed in the morning when he went to work.
When he returned that night, all that remained were a few shreds of banknotes on the floor.
The furious Njeru marched his dog down to the police station and demanded that officers lock up the animal. â€“â€“ Ananova.
TIPSY CLERIC: An Italian priest caught driving over the alcohol limit pleaded to police that it was only because of the Holy Wine he had drunk as part of the mass, Ansa news agency reported yesterday.
Now the 41-year-old priest is set to appeal against the ruling, saying his alcohol consumption was not â€œvoluntaryâ€ since it was part of the Catholic ritual in the four masses that he had celebrated during the day.
His blood alcohol content of 0.8 grams was above the authorised limit in Italy of 0.5 grams. â€“â€“ AFP.
TREE MONEY: Money doesnâ€™t grow on trees, but a tree-care supervisor in New York Cityâ€™s Central Park found an old wallet inside a dead one.
The blue leather wallet had been stolen by a pickpocket 27 years ago. It was found in the hollow of a dying cherry tree. It was near where Ruth Bendik had hers swiped while she watched the New York City Marathon in 1982.
The owner says the only thing missing was US$20 in cash. â€“â€“ cnews.