Out-of-the-Ordinary NewsFor the Week of May 8

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

WDOG Radio

Does your dog need some company when you're not around? Well there's a new "virtual best friend" for man's best friend: An Internet radio station called DogRadioThailand.com.

It was launched by a man who owns a dog grooming school in Thailand. He says he noticed that music put the dogs in a better mood.

There are also DJs who talk to the animals. One of the main qualifications: being good at barking.

Granny vs. Gator

She's a 74-year-old woman. He's a six-foot alligator. You would think the alligator would have the advantage in a fight. You would be wrong.

The gator bit into the leg of Constance Gittles as she watered her plants in Punta Gorda, Florida. But Constance fought back, whacking the reptile on the snout with her garden hose. The alligator ran away, but didn't get far. Trappers say they caught him a short distance away and killed him.

Constance says she'll be fine.

Tour de Earth

The Guinness Book of World Records says he's the most traveled man in the world. And he did all of it on his bicycle — the same one that he's had for more than 40 years.

After 336,000 miles, through 165 countries, you'd think he would have invested in a chain because when he got off the ferry in Great Britain, his most prized possession was stolen. He was supposed to be on his way to Greenland. Luckily the trip was only held up for a day because cops found the old thing abandoned in a park.

The cyclist calls his bike his most prized possession, and he saves on gas.

Better Than the Real Thing?

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. One guy in Great Britain has literally turned imitation into an art form.

He did time for selling $200 fake masterpieces, van Goghs and Picassos, for tens of thousands of dollars before he was caught. No one could tell the difference. Some of the paintings are still in circulation and ruled "genuine" by auction houses like Christie's and Sotheby's.

Now his fakes are in high demand because of the headlines he's getting and because, some art collectors say, he's even better than the real thing.

Fat Man Walking

Some doctors will tell you that the key to keeping off extra weight is to take a walk after dinner. One guy has taken that advice to the extreme. He decided to take a stroll from his home in California all the way to New York City.

He weighed in at 410 pounds when his journey started more than one year ago, and he's expected to cross the Hudson any day now.

The guy has also left behind a few things during the long walk: more than a dozen worn-out pairs of sneakers and about 100 pounds.