100 tarantulas in his luggage!

100 tarantulas in his luggage!

Oddity Central claims a 71 year-old man from the UK spent $37,000 fighting a $150 speeding ticket over the course of several years. Richard Keedwell was ticketed for doing 35 mph in a 30 mph speed zone. He hired video and electronics experts to prove that something was wrong with the police officer’s radar gun. Richard had four court appearances before a judge ruled against him.

This is from the “I’m so glad I work in airport security” file…People magazine claims a man from Poland has been arrested for attempting to smuggle 100 tarantulas in his luggage. The man was arrested at an airport in French Guiana and was headed to Paris when security found 38 adult spiders, 50 young spiders and dozens of filled cocoons.

And finally

City Beat magazine says the World’s Largest Chicken Dance is going to take place on September 21st on nine stages at Cincinnati’s Oktoberfest. That’s not the one where you “put your left foot in and take your left foot out.” That’s the Hokey Pokey. Th chicken dance is the one where your hands will smell like your arm pits when you’re done.