Lawmaker's Facebook draws late night jokes
State Assemblyman Charles Mainor of Jersey City "unliked" pages "Big Bootie Freaks" and "You Got Knocked the Fck Out" on Facebook Wednesday after the odd choices made him the butt of Kimmel's remarks Tuesday night on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," The Jersey Journal, Jersey City, reported Wednesday.
"I respect the fact that [Mainor] likes big butts and he cannot lie," Kimmel jested, referencing Sir Mix-A-Lot song "Baby Got Back."
A CNN brief of Mainor's odd Facebook choices was also the target of Stewart's humor, being chosen as the "Moment of Zen" on Tuesday night's "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central.
Police called on strainer-wearing man
DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Authorities in New Jersey said they were called by motor vehicle workers who reported a man refusing to take a pasta strainer off his head for an ID photo.
South Brunswick police said they responded to the Motor Vehicle Commission office in Dayton about noon Feb. 2 on a report of a man refusing to remove the pasta strainer from his head to take his driver's license photo, NJ.com reported Wednesday.
The man, Aaron Williams, 25, said the pasta strainer was a religious head covering as he practices Pastafarianism, the religion of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
The satirical religion is a movement opposed to the teaching of intelligent design and creationism in schools.
Williams reluctantly agreed to have his picture taken without the strainer and deleted a video he had taken in violation of office rules.
Austrian Niko Alm, who described himself as a Pastafarian, won a three-year battle in his country to have his driver's license photo taken with a pasta strainer on his head.
Rooster forms friendship with ducks
WHITE ROCK, S.C., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Residents of a South Carolina retirement community said a rooster, a white duck and a mallard have formed an unlikely group of friends on the property.
Officials and volunteers at the Heritage at Lowman retirement community in White Rock, said the white duck took up permanent residence in the facility's pond a few years ago when an injury prevented it from migrating. The bird was joined about two years ago by a rooster volunteers said may have been abandoned on the property, The State, Columbia, S.C., reported Wednesday.
The pair was joined last fall by a mallard that quickly bonded with the two birds.
Melissa Yetter, Lowman's executive director, and her volunteers said the ducks spend the day swimming while the rooster struts along the shore of the pond and periodically crows. They said the three birds huddle together in the evenings to nest on the shore.
"It's a joy to watch this group of misfits," Yetter said.
Human bones bought on eBay
PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- California police responding to a call about a trespasser said they discovered an altar with human bones that the property owner said she bought on eBay.
Lt. Terysa Rojas with the Pasadena Police Department Crimes Against Person's division said authorities responded to a call from a Pasadena homeowner about a trespasser on her property Sunday and they arrived to find the woman's back yard contained "a makeshift altar that included some bones," ABC News reported Wednesday.
"The coroner determined them to be human bones," Rojas said.
Police said they interviewed the homeowner, who said the altar and bones served a religious purpose. The woman said she practices Santeria, a West African and Caribbean religion.
Rojas said the woman told officers she purchased the bones on Internet auction site eBay.
"There are some sites where you can order human bones or skulls through eBay," Rojas said. "I don't know where they get them or how they get to put them on eBay. That's part of our investigation."
Police said the woman won't face charges due to the bones being used for a religious purpose.
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