New York Post

Weird BUT true

- David K. Li, with Post Wire Services

Pandamoniu­m is taking on a historical bent in the City of Brotherly Love.

The Philadelph­ia Zoo named its two newborn red pandas Benjamin and Betsy.

It’s an homage to famed Philadelph­ians Ben Franklin and starsandst­ripes seamstress Betsy Ross.

The brother and sister red pandas were born on June 26 and made their first public appearance this month.

This really grinds our gears.

Cleveland HS in Portland, Ore., canceled its winter formal because of “sexual” dancing at previous events.

“This is way worse than dirty dancing,” said Portland Public Schools spokespers­on Christine Miles said. “It’s over the top, sexual in nature.”

A restaurant in Berkeley, Calif., was badly damaged by flames — two hours after firefighte­rs put out an earlier blaze and pulled out.

Berkeley’s Bravest thought they completely put out flames from the kitchen of Mandarin Garden when they left the scene at 3 a.m. Friday, but they had to rush back at 5:15 a.m. to battle flames shooting up.

The department is investigat­ing whether the second, more damaging blaze was a rekindling of the earlier fire. An old cold one. A scuba diver off Nova Scotia, Canada, found a bottle of beer that’s at least 120 years old.

The stillcorke­d bottle of Alexander Keith’s beer had markings that traced it back to between 1872 and 1890.

The SpaceX rocket that blew up in June still got pretty far.

A 32by13foot metal chunk of the privately owned Falcon 9 rocket — which exploded just after takeoff from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on June 28 — has washed up on the Scilly Islands, west of Great Britain.

The image of an American flag and the name “Falcon 9” were prominent on the barnacleen­crusted metal hunk.

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