World’s Strangest

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Should We Let Foreigners Buy Homes for Visas?

Image: Robert Burns/LA Times The stimulus didn’t work. The bank bailouts didn’t work. Homeowner assistance and refinancing didn’t work. So could the key to solving the US housing crisis be letting foreigners buy real [...]

Intruder Locks Himself in Bathroom, Calls Police for Protection from Homeowner

The suspect wasn’t doing anything odd, really. He just broke into a house and started taking a shower. No big deal. The homeowner found him there and demanded to know what he was doing. The intruder, fearing for his life, locked himself in the bathroom and called 911: Accompanied by two German shepherds, the homeowner asked [...]

Thief Identified Through His Turd

This has got to be one of the strangest police investigations ever. Detectives in Valencia County, New Mexico, identified a possible suspect by extracting DNA from a very unusual piece of evidence left by the thief: his own turd! “He ate their food and drank the drinks they had,” said Valencia County Sheriff Rene Rivera. The thief [...]