Out-of-the-Ordinary NewsFor the Week of May 16

Out-of-the-ordinary news from the folks at Studio B...

Running Wild

You would think he'd be easy to spot on the streets of Tokyo (search). There aren't many like him around. He's just two feet tall, 33 lbs. and he's got hair — lots of it — from head to toe. But a rare monkey has managed to run away from authorities every time. He's been spotted at least 11 times since April on roofs, telephone poles and running through trees.

Animal welfare agents say they're not really trained to catch monkeys — just dogs — adding that the guys may be small but they can be dangerous too.

Unusual Wal-Mart Customer

She's usually on top of her job: A Wal-Mart (search) greeter that never misses a customer — until now. She didn't see this shopper because it snuck in through the exit. She finally took notice when the shopper's four legs gave out and it ended up on the floor.

You see, a deer thought it needed to pick up a few things from the store in Norfolk, Nebraska. Once the deer hit the ground, it got up and started darting up and down the aisles. Guess it didn't know antler polish is always in aisle 10. The animal was caught by a brave customer and released in a nearby park.

'Performance Enhancers' for Ponies

Viagra (search) has probably been responsible for creating its share of Italian stallions. Now that phrase is taking on new meaning.

Italian police say the Sicilian mob fixed the races at a track by pumping their ponies full of the anti-impotence drug. Apparently, Viagra was enhancing their performance — on the track, that is. Cops say the mobsters made millions in the scam.

The horses were too busy in their stables to comment.

Missing Weenie

Something's missing from Ebenezer Grill in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Something that's been a staple at the restaurant for the past year-and-a-half. And something cops say should be easy to spot — a 10-foot weenie.

The 30-pound aluminum sign was MIA when the owner opened up the place one morning. The guy says he thought maybe the wind blew it away. But after looking all over, he says he hasn't found it. The owner says he may offer a reward for the thing or he may just buy a new one. But the bottom line — the guy says he wants his weenie back.

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