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Out-of-the-Ordinary NewsFor the Week of February 20

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

Catchphrase Controversy

Australia is defending its new national catchphrase after some people complained that it contains offensive language. It's the center of a multi-million dollar ad campaign to promote tourism.

It features Australians drinking beer and hanging out in the Outback and asks, "Where the bloody hell are you?" No one seems to have a problem with the "Where are you?" part. It's the "bloody hell" that gets some people.

Australia's tourism minister calls that the "great Australian adjective." She says it's a part of their language and now a part of their global marketing strategy.

'Can'ning Troublemakers

Scottish police say they are a big problem. So big they lead to all kinds of crimes: burglary, fraud, arson, obstruction.

Now they've got a plan to tackle the troublemakers: Ticketing them. So they're going to start going around town ticketing garbage cans.

Cops say they hope to bring attention to a serious issue and get homeowners to take the pails off the street. Police say if it works they'll start the ticketing in other areas.

Blackout

A Kentucky mansion was burglarized. Cops say the thief got away with valuable silver, trophies and an old light bulb hidden in a shoebox that probably doesn't even work.

Turns out the bulb may be the most valuable thing he got away with. Its rightful owner says it was made by Thomas Edison, the "father" of the light bulb. The Smithsonian says there are only a dozen others like it in the entire world. And it may date back to the 1860s when Edison worked in Louisville as a telegraph operator.

An award is now out for its safe return.