Out-of-the-Ordinary NewsFor the Week of July 3

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Grass Diet

Some people will do anything to lose a couple of pounds: from crazy diets to weight loss pills to spending hours at the gym. But one man in Minnesota has come up with a plan to lose weight and keep his neighborhood looking nice.

Meet Darrell Nelson. He's hoping to lose between 30 and 50 pounds, and he's planning on doing it by mowing lawns. Cutting his own grass wasn't enough, so he put up an ad offering to mow lawns for free. He figures if he mows a lawn every day of the week — along with eating healthy — he'll be able to take the weight off.

The ad is also helping his love life. Several ladies have called to ask him out.

Welcome, Words

There's more than a half-million words in the English language. We googled that, and now google is also in the dictionary along with 100 new words you can add to your vocabulary.

The latest edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary also includes drama queen, mouse potato — like couch potato except with the computer — and unibrow: when two eyebrows become one.

The dictionary says its word wizards comb through hundreds of papers, magazines and Web sites each year to figure out which new words will qualify.

Boozin' Bear

He went on a holiday weekend binge like no other, pigging out on jalapeno pizza, barbecue chicken and washing it all down with 'Jack,' vodka and a beer. Pretty dangerous considering he was sitting inside a classic, cheery red 1964 Buick Skylark. But there wasn't enough booze to get this guy drunk.

Witnesses say a bear cub hopped into the convertible and had a party leaving a trail of jalapenos and cheese all over the vintage seats and leaning up against the horn the entire time. He stayed there for about 20 minutes and then started looking for the next picnic basket.

Old Glory, New Size

Nanotechnology is serving a patriotic purpose on this Independence Day. A group of graduate students at the University of Texas have made an American flag without a needle and thread. All they needed was a teeny tiny "silicon wafer" and an "ion beam."

They say they created the smallest version of Old Glory in history. We'd show it to you if the human eye could see it. It's so small that it would take more than 10 of them to wrap it around a single strand of hair.

So far it has been rejected by the Guinness Book of World Records. Guess you have to see it to believe it.

Pimp My Ride

You're lucky if you ever get your car back after it's stolen. Not only did one woman get her car back, but when she did it was purrin' like a kitten.

Mechanics say the thieves did some repairs to the 20-year-old clunker: a new battery, new tires, a new steering column and glove compartment. All the used parts were an estimated street value of $450.

The guy accused of "pimping the ride" was caught and is due in court.