This Tra­di­tion Treats The ‘Turkeys Right’

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The 72nd an­nual Yel­lville (Arkansas) Tur­key Trot, which took place Oct. 14, is fa­mous for its Tur­key Drop, in which live turkeys are dropped from a low-fly­ing air­plane and then chased by fes­ti­val­go­ers. This year, re­ports, sev­eral turkeys were dropped dur­ing the af­ter­noon de­spite an­i­mal-rights ac­tivists hav­ing pi­lot “ter­ror­ized” the birds. But phar­ma­cist and past pi­lot Dana Woods told the Arkansas Demo­crat-Gazette: “We treat the turkeys right. That may sound ironic, but we don’t abuse those turkeys. We cod­dle and pet those turkeys.” Wild tur a dozen turkeys were dropped and not all sur­vived the fall. Ac­cord­ing to The Washington Post, over the past sev­eral years, lo­cal spon­sors and the cham­ber of com­merce have dis­tanced them­selves from the Tur­key Drop, now more than Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion is check­ing to see if any laws or reg­u­la­tions were bro­ken, but said it has not in­ter­vened in past years be­cause the turkeys are not con­sid­ered to be pro­jec­tiles.

In other Weird News:

- in the face by a clown bear­ing bal­loons (one of which read “You’re the great­est!”) and Beach County Sgt. Richard - ren’s wid­ower’s cur­rent wife, Sheila Keen War­ren, 54, had been ar­rested for the mur­der, 27 years af­ter the fact, and taken into cus­tody in Abing­don, Vir­ginia. Sheila Keen mar­ried NBC News re­ported. (War­ren went to prison in 1994 for odome­ter tam­per­ing, grand theft and rack­e­teer­ing in con­nec­tion with his car rental agency.) Sheila had worked for him, re­pos­sess­ing cars, and they were re­port­edly hav­ing an af­fair when the mur­der took place. While Sheila had al­ways been - nally al­lowed pros­e­cu­tors to retest DNA ev­i­dence and build a case against her.

Zookeep­ers be­lieve China’s Ber­lin Zoo, dis­plays her dis­plea­sure with her sur­round­ings, food or care­tak­ers by walk­ing pu­berty,” zoo di­rec­tor An­dreas Knieriem ex­plained to the Ber­liner Zeitung news­pa­per Oct. 22. “The re­verse walk is a protest.” To ad­dress the sit­u­a­tion, zookeep­ers will in­tro a male gi­ant panda three years

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