A to Z Strange but True News | Episode 01

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In this episode of The A to Z English Podcast, Jack reads three strange but true news stories.

“Cow-napping Mystery in France” (July 2022)

In a bizarre incident in rural France, an entire herd of cows disappeared overnight from a farmer’s field. The farmer woke up to find all 100 of his cows missing, leaving no traces of their whereabouts. Authorities investigated the unusual cow-napping case, but the cows remained missing for several weeks. Then, a month later, the cows were discovered grazing on the rooftop of an abandoned building in a nearby town. It remains a mystery how the cows managed to reach such an unlikely location and why they were taken in the first place.

“The Great Emu War of Australia” (November 1932)

In a curious chapter of Australian history, farmers faced an unexpected problem when thousands of emus invaded their wheat fields during a drought. Frustrated by the damage caused to their crops, the farmers sought military assistance. The Australian government deployed soldiers armed with machine guns to combat the emu infestation, leading to what became known as “The Great Emu War.” However, the emus proved to be agile and elusive opponents, and the soldiers struggled to effectively control their population. Eventually, the government abandoned the war effort, leaving the emus victorious.

“Man Sues Himself for $5 Million” (June 2009)

In a bizarre legal case in the United States, a man filed a lawsuit against himself for a staggering $5 million. The reason behind the self-suing was that he believed he was partly responsible for his own actions that led to a car accident. He argued that he was negligent and wanted to hold himself financially accountable for the damages he caused. The court initially allowed the case to proceed, but later it was dismissed due to its absurd nature and the lack of legal standing.

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