Stories of the Strange
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Bidding for Buddies
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Ever feel like you’re buying your friends? Well, you’re not alone!
At least 96 people have bid on an eBay Auction for a weekend of fun and sun with Aussies Corey, Mark, Zac, and Lachie. By January 31, barely halfway into the auction, the top bid was over $41,000 (USD). By the time bidding closes, the fearless foursome will have a new buddy and a nice chunk of pocket change.
The human goods consist of three salesmen and a law student – and there are rumors of attendance by a UK sport celebrity.
Here are the juiciest snippets of the auction description:
“We'll be your best mates – instantly.”
"Don't have friends who are up for a couple of beers, a few snags (sausages) and a hell of a good time? Or just bored with your current friends and their obsession with nerd stuff?”
"You won't have to try and impress us. And you'll get to experience the thrills and spills of hanging out with four good blokes in a relaxing, sun-filled environment."
Interested? Intrigued? Sorry folks, the auction ends February 4. Maybe you’ll catch the bidding next time…
Close Encounters of the Mammalian Kind
NORWAY – Kjell Granness spotted a moose surfing the Namsen River waves on an unwaxed piece of clear ice on Monday. The wicked waves and free ice boards were provided courtesy of the high temperatures and heavy precipitation in north-central Norway.
After riding the frosty surf, the moose finally wiped out under a bridge somewhere downstream from Overhalla. The fully grown moose, aka “King of the Forest,” eventually regained its ground and scrambled up the bank and toward civilization.
DARNESTOWN, MD. – Zodiac, a lovely dark grey llama (or maybe an alpaca – nobody is quite sure), is on the loose in Montgomery County.
The llama lived peacefully on a Maryland farm until a dog startled him through a fence, and into the fierce Darnestown wild of streets and cars. Two other animals broke through the fence with Zodiac – but he was the only one lucky enough not to be caught.
Zodiac was last sighted on Sunday at Haddonfield Lane and Route 28. Please report any suspicious llama activity to the Montgomery County Police Hotline: 301-279-8000.
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