Strange but True – not fake news for August 19, 2017

DENTURES DEBACLE

RHEINFELDEN, Germany (AP)— A wary woman in southern Germany alerted police after a man came to her door and asked for permission to search her balcony for his false teeth. But an interrogation of the 56-year-old man by police in Rheinfelden, near the Swiss border, soon showed that his unusual request was sincere. The man said he had visited a friend living a few floors above the woman and lost his dentures while sitting on the friend’s balcony. Police said the man’s dentures had fallen off the balcony and he was simply trying to track down his much-needed teeth. Police said they do not know if the man ever found his dentures.

CORN PALACE-CORN

MITCHELL, S.D. — Mitchell’s Corn Palace tourist destination says it will have enough corn to decorate murals, despite a dry summer. Director Scott Schmidt says they needed about 275,000 ears of corn to set everything kup this year. Plus, they had to fix some dilapidated existing murals that were two years old. And what saved the day? Rain. Schmidt says it saved the day.

WOMAN SURVIVES IN WOODS

UNION SPRINGS, Ala. — Alabama police say a missing Alabama woman, who was found alive after surviving for weeks in the woods, is lucky to have survived. She’s now back home with her family. Sgt. Chad Faulkner of the Bullock County Sheriff’s Office says 25-year-old Lisa Theris was covered in scrapes and bug bites and that she had dropped as much as 50 pounds to her current weight of 110 pounds during the ordeal. But he says she’s doing better now and is continuing to recover.

BACKYARD SPYING

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Spying on your neighbor’s backyard barbecue with video surveillance is now illegal in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill cracking down on the unauthorized invasion of privacy by video surveillance in the backyard. The Democratic governor says the legislation will give people legal recourse to sue a neighbor who records activities in their backyard with the intent to harass, threaten or annoy them. Unlawful surveillance was made a crime in 2003, but it only applied to places where there’s an expectation of privacy like bathrooms and dressing rooms.

ALASKA WALRUS-SEA ICE

ANCHORAGE — Several hundred Pacific walruses have came ashore to a barrier island on Alaska’s northwest coast. Officials say this is the earliest appearance of the animal. They link the phenomenon to climate warming and diminished Arctic Ocean sea ice.

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