Out-of-the-Ordinary NewsFor the Week of May 30

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


Derrick Sundquist rushed to his car. The 24-year-old Utah man thought he was having a heart attack, so he floored it to the hospital. On the way, he crashed into a fence, hit a light pole and slammed into the hospital sign. When he finally got to the ER, it didn't take long for doctors to figure out what was wrong with him. It wasn't a heart attack. No, Derrick Sundquist was just drunk. Police charged him with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of three accidents.

Nice Legs!

Sometimes it's hard work being beautiful. Just ask one Japanese model who has one hot pair of legs. So hot that TV producers and ad execs are lining up. The model is plugging a soft drink, working on endless merchandising deals — toys, post cards — and dealing with the crazed Japanese media. He's now completely exhausted — so tired that he can't even find the energy to mate. Futa (search), a 2-year-old, 23-inch tall red panda (search), became one of the most photographed "models" in Japan after a newspaper caught the animal standing upright — hairy legs in full view. Apparently, it's rare for pandas to stand up. Futa now gets about 6,000 visitors each weekend. But zookeepers say he needs more private time since his primary purpose is to get busy.

Secrets of Marital Bliss

Eighty years ago, the world was a different place. A Tennessee schoolteacher named Scopes (search) had just been arrested for teaching the theory of evolution. And in London, where the first experimental television images were being transmitted, the world's longest marriage began.

Percy and Florence Arrowsmith said, "I do" June 1, 1925. She's now 100-years-old and he's 105. They have nine great-grandchildren. They say their secret is drinking sherry for lunch, whiskey for dinner and learning to say, "I'm sorry."

Buddhist Brouhaha

Buddhist monks preach peace. But a few of them apparently don't practice what they preach — if you step on their turf.

Five Thai Buddhist monks have been defrocked, and fined, after brawling with some rival monks from a nearby temple. They have been at each other's throats for months, cursing and gesturing at each other as they collect donations. Each group is set up on opposite sides of the road. And finally things boiled over. Apparently, the bird knows no faith — culture or language. One defrocked monk said after the brawl, "When an ordinary person is given the middle finger, he'll be mad. And so am I."