The case of the missing teeth

April 27

DISCOVERIES

World Finally Finds Out What Makes Monks Lose Patience  

A New Jersey tot last week made his inadvertent mark on an intricate sand display created by Buddhist monks. For nearly a week, the monks worked in Jersey City to build a sand mandala — a display that is created and then destroyed in a ceremony meant to symbolize the fleeting nature of life. On Friday, the boy climbed over a rope barrier and got onto the display, smudging parts of it. It took the monks a few hours to fix the sand. (AP)

DOG's LUCKY DAY: A dog smacks its lips as it prepares to dive into a sweet frozen treat Saturday during a protest in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The demonstration was a protest against animal abuse, which this dog apparently doesn’t have to worry about.
DOG’s LUCKY DAY: A dog smacks its lips as it prepares to dive into a sweet frozen treat Saturday during a protest in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The demonstration was a protest against animal abuse, which this dog apparently doesn’t have to worry about.

RAM TOUGH

“I thought, ‘I can’t stop him any other way, I might as well hit him.’ ”

Tina Gleim, a 51-year-old cancer patient in Warrington, Pa., who stopped a fleeing bank robber by ramming her truck into him, the York Dispatch reported

PRIORITIES

Man Didn’t Want to Be Doomed
To a Diet of Yogurt and Soup

A motorcyclist brought traffic to a standstill on one of Madrid’s busiest highways Saturday when he pulled over to look for his false teeth, which flew out of his mouth when he sneezed, according to local media reports. Two municipal police officers ordered him to resume his journey for safety reason, Europa Press reported. It wasn’t known if the man found his dentures. (AP)

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