Love cheat gets rich on cress of a wave; STRANGE BUT TRUE ...bizarre stories from around the world.Byline: KEITH CHALKLEY
tr.v. en·raged, en·rag·ing, en·rag·es
To put into a rage; infuriate.
[Middle English *enragen, from Old French enrager : en-, causative pref. girlfriend Yvette Montreux showed true Gallic passion when she found her lover had been cheating on her.
When 29-year-old Jacques Gibot went away on a two-week business trip to Russia, she went to his flat in Toulouse, France, and poured gallon after gallon of water through the letter box, then sprinkled water cress Wa´ter cress`
1. (Bot.) A perennial cruciferous herb (Nasturtium officinale) growing usually in clear running or spring water. The leaves are pungent, and used for salad and as an antiscorbutic. seeds.
When Jacques got back and opened the door, he found himself ankle-deep in cress cress
Any of several plants of the mustard family, of interest for their spicy young basal leaves, which are used in salads and as seasonings and garnishes. Watercress is perhaps the most popular of the edible cresses. .
But it gave him an idea - and he immediately called contacts in Moscow. Now he has quit his old job and is exporting water cress and mushrooms to Russia.
And Yvette, 23, is in charge of growing the crop.
Fascist gun in west
ADOLF HITLER secretly wanted to be a cowboy. He was so fascinated that he established the Karl May This article is about German writer. For the Russian educator Karl May, see Karl May School.
Karl Friedrich May (Ernstthal, Electorate of Saxony, February 25, 1842 - Radebeul, Kingdom of Saxony, March 30, 1912) was one of the the best selling German Museum near Dresden in honour of his favourite German author, who wrote novels about the Wild West.
A new book on the private life of the Fuhrer füh·rer also fueh·rer
A leader, especially one exercising the powers of a tyrant.
[German, from Middle High German vüerer, from vüeren, to lead, from Old High German describes how Hitler would frequently take walks with his German shepherd dog German shepherd dog
a large muscular dog with medium length, double coat of tan and black, erect ears and bushy tail. The breed has been used widely as a working dog in police and military activities and as a guide dog for the blind. , Blondi, in the woods around his Bavarian retreat, carrying a loaded pistol and shooting down imaginary Indians crouching behind trees and bushes.
Wild oats oats, cereal plants of the genus Avena of the family Gramineae (grass family). Most species are annuals of moist temperate regions. The early history of oats is obscure, but domestication is considered to be recent compared to that of the other
AMERICAN psychic Sammy Welk is predicting that Prince William will have a fling with "a teenage jungle savage" he meets while doing volunteer work in South America South America, fourth largest continent (1991 est. pop. 299,150,000), c.6,880,000 sq mi (17,819,000 sq km), the southern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. .
Welk says Buckingham Palace will nip the fairytale romance in the bud after a photo of Wills "with what the Press dubs his 'cannibal cutie' appears in a tabloid."
His game is mud
POLICE in Chile are hunting a smooth-tongued conman who is selling bottles of mud, claiming buyers will be as "smart as Einstein" if they smear it on their heads.
So far, he has duped 312 people into paying pounds 140 each for "Lunar Mud" which, he says, comes from Moon rocks and contains "brain-enhancing minerals that seep into the brain and boost intelligence."
PIG wrestling - very popular in Austrian nightclubs, where scantily-clad women wrestle pigs in a mud pit - has been banned.
Legislators have outlawed the "sport" after protests from animal rights groups, who claimed it was degrading to pigs.
THE latest fad among young, hip Californians is to have tattoos on the tips of their tongues.
"Tongue-tat" designs range from a heart to a detailed copy of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper. Many can only be seen with a magnifying glass. "They're painful, but cool," says 20-year old musician Claudia Kradsinski, who sports a tongue-tat guitar.
Clogs a go-go
AMSTERDAM'S city fathers have made it legal for strippers in the Dutch city to strut their stuff in wooden clogs - and nothing else.
Legislators had thought it would denigrate den·i·grate
tr.v. den·i·grat·ed, den·i·grat·ing, den·i·grates
1. To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame.
2. the symbol of Dutch culture. But now they have repealed a 40-year-old regulation barring clogs while dancing nude in public.
A BUREAUCRAT at Chicago's city hall wrote to the late Abby Frene after she died, telling her that she was dead, but pointing out that she could still sue the city over an earlier employment claim.
"You died May 2, 2000," said the letter, "and you have no survivors." It advised her to seek a lawyer's help if she decided to take legal action. And she was urged to call City Hall if she had any questions.
RESTAURANT owner Manolo Ramos, 46, was arrested for paying children to spit out bubblegum bub·ble·gum
n. also bubble gum
1. Chewing gum that can be blown into bubbles.
2. Slang A style of popular music designed to appeal to adolescents, characterized by bouncy rhythms and a generally cheerful tone. in front of a rival bistro two doors away in Barcelona.
He faces two months in jail and a pounds 1000 fine. And police say he'll have to pay for cleaning up the bubblegum.
A SUSPECTED car thief allegedly stole $23 while sitting in the back seat of a police patrol car with his wrists handcuffed behind his back.
He took the money from the wallet of the Maryland state trooper who arrested him.
Mama Mia's secret
A member of the armed services who is reported missing following a combat mission and whose status as to injury, capture, or death is unknown.
[m(issing) i(n) a(ction). TORELLI, who lives in Naples, turned 104 last month. She puts her long life down to a simple exercise she does daily.
She touches each foot to her forehead twenty times a day.