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Road Rage Smiley Face, Mummies Tell Tales, Running from Robbers: Maryland Weird News

Maryland is a weird state. Here are some of the strangest stories from around the state over the past week.

Do you know all there is to know about mummies? (Source: Facebook page of Dr. Heather Gill-Frerking)
Do you know all there is to know about mummies? (Source: Facebook page of Dr. Heather Gill-Frerking)

Do You Flip the Bird on I-95? One Way to Stop That Bad Habit

If you've ever found yourself giving the middle finger or screaming at another motorist, a Crofton resident has an idea for an alternative way to communicate. It’s a lot nicer. Read more on Crofton Patch.


Bog Bodies and the Souls of the Dead: 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Mummies

Mummies are coming to Baltimore for a museum exhibit. It's time to wrap your head around all the new information emerging from the long buried humans and animals. Read more on Perry Hall Patch.


Police: Masked Gunmen Rob Man After Following Him for Miles in Howard County

Police reported two men in ski masks robbed a driver after following him from the Columbia area to Sykesville.


Police: 150-lb. Watermelon Stolen from Harford Garden
Police remain on the lookout for a 150-pound watermelon that was taken from a Northern Harford County garden on Sept. 6. The sheriff’s office said the watermelon is valued at $1,500. Read more on Bel Air Patch.

Police: Woman Fabricated Attempted Rape Report in Whiteford

A woman who was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant made up an attempted rape report in Whiteford early Wednesday, according to the Harford County sheriff’s office.

Sit Down to Dinner...And Foosball

Bethesda restaurant Jaleo—one of celebrity Chef José Andrés’ famed creations—has a revamped interior and two special dining tables that triple as artistic creations...and foosball tables. Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.office. Read more on Bel Air Patch.


Protesting Trash Worker Hit by Garbage Truck in Gaithersburg

One of the protesting laborers who picketed Potomac Disposal on Wednesday was seriously injured after being hit by a garbage truck outside the trash removal firm. See the story at Gaithersburg Patch.


Ping-Pong May Have Helped Save This Man's Life

Sometimes a little back and forth brings clarity and recovery. This time it came on a national stage. See story at Rockville Patch.


How To Handle A Venomous Snake

Local animal control experts recently received training on how to properly handle venomous snakes.


School Bus Malfunction Burns 4 Children in Edgewater

The children were being transported home from Central Elementary School at the time of the incident.


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