It must be true...
I read it in the tabloids
A California woman who was reported missing by her parents in November was found alive and well last week—and competing on TV’s The Bachelor. To keep her appearance on the reality show secret, Rebekah Martinez had told her mom that she’d be away working. When the 22-year-old didn’t pick up her phone—contestants surrender their phones while filming—her mom filed a missing person’s report. A local newspaper wrote about her disappearance, leading readers to respond that they’d seen Martinez on TV. “MOM,” Martinez wrote on Twitter about the mix-up. “How many times do I have to tell you I don’t get cell service on The Bachelor?”
A South African pig that was saved from the slaughterhouse is now delighting the art world with her abstract paintings. The seven-month-old porker, called Pigcasso, was rescued as a piglet by animal rights campaigner Joanne Lefson. After Pigcasso began playing with some old paintbrushes, Lefson left out paint and a canvas to see what the pig would do. To Lefson’s amazement, Pigcasso used her mouth to dip the brush in paint and swipe it across the canvas. Collectors have since forked over up to $2,000 for one of the pig’s creations. “Her artistic style,” says Lefson, “is probably what you’d call expressionist.”
Two Toronto cops were suspended after they allegedly sampled marijuana edibles seized during a raid and began acting strangely. One hallucinating officer called an off-duty colleague for help, and when officers responded, they found one cop wandering around in a daze; the other was quite literally high. “He was up in a tree,” a police source said. “Up there with the birds.” ■