News of the weird
Wednesday 03 June 1998
Turtle power: In Cambodia, large crowds have been coming every day to the Tonle Sap river awaiting the regular appearances of a turtle that is believed to have magical powers. When perfumed water is sprinkled on the surface of the water, the touch of the turtle is supposed to make it holy and give it healing powers.
Cashback: A man in Florida who returned $4,170 that he had been given in error with an order for burgers and chips declared himself "glad I was able to do the right thing". Henry Snowden was handed the money in a bag at Burger King, where they kept their takings in paper bags to foil burglars.
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