Out-of-the-Ordinary NewsFor the Week of March 13

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

Shamrock Scam

Think you're special because you're wearing your special little shamrock on St. Patty's Day? Well one Irish botanist says you're not. He says many florists in his country claim to sell shamrocks, a rare plant that only grows in its native Ireland.

But according to this expert, shamrocks are just a bunch of blarney — like leprechauns and treasure at the end of the rainbow. And shamrocks only really exist on St. Patty's Day. Other days they're just clovers — weeds if you will. But he's not ruining our party because we still have Guinness.

Dirty Doll

It was a great party until four-year-old Alicia Bell opened the birthday gift from her uncle. It was a doll that sang "Ring Around the Rosie," only the doll didn't say "ashes, ashes."

According to London's Mirror newspaper, the doll dropped the "h" from the word ashes and added an "s." Mom quickly took the doll away, but not before little Alicia added a new favorite word to her growing vocabulary.

Mmm, Beer

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Words of wisdom from Ben Franklin. So you can imagine how overjoyed a Norwegian woman was when she turned on her apartment faucet and realized that beer was coming out.

She says the bar downstairs mixed up the pipes and attached the tap to her water supply. The woman said it was like she was "in heaven," especially because a pint of brew in Norway will cost you about $8 USD. That's one of the priciest pints in all the world.

She said the beer tasted a little flat and a little weird at first, but she'll take it. Even though next time she hopes it's Baileys instead.