It must be true…
I read it in the tabloids
A Pennsylvania man officially registered his pet alligator as an emotional support animal and brings him to senior centers and schools. Joie Henney says that Wally, who is about three years old and 4½ feet long, has a calming effect on kids and seniors. On one such outing to an assisted-living facility, a female resident approached Wally with caution. “I’m not afraid of snakes,” she said, “but that thing has a lot of teeth.” Don’t worry, Joie reassured her. “He’s just like a dog. He wants to be loved and petted.” In Joie’s home, Wally likes lying on the couch and watching TV, particularly The Lion King movie, which he always watches to the end.
A Ukrainian fashion designer has sparked a debate on social media over her newest offering. Ksenia Schnaider’s “asymmetrical jeans” feature one slim-cut leg and one flared leg and sell for $377. “So far,” she said, some people love them. “Others have asked me if they’re some kind of joke.” The reviews have been mixed. “Omg need this in my life,” wrote one Instagram critic, while another opined, “Awful. Never.”
A would-be snake smuggler was nabbed by German customs officials after they noticed an unusual bulge in his pants. Authorities said the man, 43, was attempting to board an Israel-bound flight from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport with a nearly 16-inch boa constrictor inside a cloth bag he’d stuffed down his slacks. The European Union forbids the import or export of boas. Authorities noted that the smuggler “carried something in his pants that did not belong there,” and that the snake was “the most curious find” among confiscated items over the past year. ■