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NATIONAL PIE DAY DRAWS NEAR
Heads up: National Pie Day is nearly upon us. I'm telling you this now, so you can prepare accordingly.
This news comes courtesy of a reader called KellBell83, who wrote recently to say:
I just found out today that January 23rd is National Pie Day. You probably already know that, but if you didn't and the day came and went without you knowing I don't know that I could ever forgive myself. (Runner's World)
SPEED CAMS TAKING TOO MANY PICTURES
Nearly 200 duplicate speed camera photographs have been snapped in the Village of Chevy Chase since the beginning of the month, and there could be more.
Village Police Chief Roy Gordon tells WTOP that out of the 2,794 possible speed camera violations that have been taken since Jan. 1, 174 of them were duplicate pictures. Meanwhile, 1,090 potential violations are still being processed and could contain additional duplicates. (WTOP)
AMERICA'S FIRST LEGAL GIGOLO
A brothel in a Nevada desert town has hired the state's first male prostitute, a muscular college dropout who abandoned a brief stint as a porn actor in Los Angeles to become the only legal gigolo in the United States.
The Shady Lady Ranch successfully won state and county approval to clear the way for the "prostidude," as Nevada's newest sex worker is already being called. After a slow first week on the job, his first appointments are scheduled for this weekend. (AP)
POLICE RESCUE 150 STOLEN FERRETS IN MEXICO CITY
Police in Mexico City have rescued 150 ferrets from armed robbers after a high speed chase.
Police say they found the furry contraband after the suspects crashed their car into a tree and then fled on foot.
Fourteen boxes of ferrets imported from the U.S. were taken by force by three robbers from a truck after it left the Mexico City airport. Two suspects are under arrest and another escaped. (MSNBC)