Weird News: Wednesday June 19th


A man was arrested at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport over the weekend for attempting to smuggle dozens of live finches into the United States from Guyana, prosecutors said.

According to the complaint filed with the Eastern District of New York, Francis Gurahoo, 39, was apprehended Sunday at the airport with 34 live finishes concealed in plastic hair-curlers stuffed in his carry-on luggage.


An animal rescue in Tennessee is asking nearby residents to be on the lookout for an escaped miniature horse in the area.

The East Tennessee Miniature Horse and Donkey Rescue said a mini horse named Red Rover escaped from a foster home in Loudon County and nearby residents are being asked to contact the rescue and animal control if they spot the equine.


If you have trouble controlling cravings for fast food then perhaps it’s time to consider a self-administered electric shock next time you reach for the fries? Amazon is selling a bracelet that delivers a 350-volt electric shock every time you commit your bad habit. That doesn’t have to be fast food – it could be smoking or sleeping past your alarm. And all it costs you is £193. Every time you misbehave, you’re supposed to administer the shock – the idea being that it rewires your brain to associate the activity with the uncomfortable zap. Apparently, your mates can also download an app that appoints them as digital guardians, able to give you a buzz if they spot you breaking the rules.



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