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7 weird things that happened this week

The worst job applicant ever, a pavlova bandit and a dog who loves knickers – the bizarre news stories you might have missed.

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AS THE FALL so memorably sang, you don’t have to be weird to be wired. 

And if you don’t think you’ve been weird enough yet this week, fear not.

DailyEdge.ie have scanned all the juiciest, ripe parts of the glorious internet for the most bizarre, most odd and most downright weird news stories of them all.

Delve in, friends.

A stray dog taken in by Battersea Dogs Home has shown a penchant for women’s underwear. The knicker-chewing dog, Barney, has digested three pairs of grundies according to the vetinary surgeon (including one thong). The pants-eating pup’s preference for women’s smalls came to light when he left staff “a rather large surprise” on the floor. Two days later, another pair emerged and a subsequent X-ray revealed the G-string in his stomach. The bloody perv. (Metro)

A job applicant to an American fast food chain stole from the tip jar. The woman, Melissa Brittingham, filled out an application form for Five Guys, then proceeded to rob two separate jars of a total of $15. Who’s helping you with your CV, Melissa? You might want to stop taking their advice. (Yahoo! News)

Source: cheezburger

Scientists in China have discovered remains that prove cats have been living off humans for many thousands of years. The archaeological finds reveal that wild cats stopped hunting and started being fed by humans at some point roughly 5,300 years ago. Moochers, that’s what they are. Moochers. (Mirror)

A Picasso worth millions was sold recently for just €100. American Jeffrey Conano, 25, was the lucky art-lover who snapped up the piece, winning it on an online charity raffle. He was one of 50,000 people who entered the raffle, which was to raise funds for preserving the ancient city of Tyre in Lebanon. He has vowed not to sell the piece – at least not yet. Sure, it probably beats an aul print from IKEA anyway. (Reuters)

Source: Spotted: Louth/Facebook via Dundalk Argus

A house in Dundalk has been the victim of a pavlova theft, reported the Dundalk Argus. The cake burglar broke glass in the back door of the kitchen and spirited away with the delicious meringue-based treat. No other items were taken. Rumours that this might be the first in a spate of dessert-related crimes are unfounded. (DailyEdge.ie)

A man in Florida walked into a convenience store and tried to trade a live alligator for a 12-pack of beer. He has been cited by wildlife authorities for illegally capturing the animal, which he hoped to use as currency. It’s not clear why the man, Fernando Caignet Aguilera, assumed that the shop would accept an alligator in exchange for goods. The alligator was unharmed and released back into the wild. Aguilera was charged with three misdemeanours -possessing, illegaling taking and trying to sell the snappy reptile. Maybe we should start floating alligators on the stock exchange. This could take off. (Huffington Post)

Source: AP Photo/Elk City Police Department, HO

A man in Oklahoma proposed to his girlfriend while getting arrested. Justin Harrel popped the question to his beau as an officer was trying to arrest him. Harrel had outstanding warrants in two counties, for obtaining cash or merchandise with bogus cheques. After initially resisting arrest, he then decided – to hell with it – he would ask his girlfriend to get hitched. Moments to remember, you know? (Yahoo! News)

Pssst. Spotted any wacky news in your local area? Let us know on fiona@dailyedge.ie or below in the comments if you’d like to see your name in lights. It could be you!

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