News, but not the serious kind
Did I say a snake ate him? I meant he’s working on a ranch!
Quick quiz: Your husband has gone away and you are embarrassed. You explain his absence by saying:
a) He is in India, helping build houses for Tsunami victims
b) He is in Los Angeles to host the Oscars
c) He is a mission specialist on the Space Shuttle, but had nothing to do with that diaper woman.
d) A snake ate him
Unfortunately, a woman in Paraguay tried d), describing in detail how a giant boa grabbed her husband from a boat and swallowed him. The excuse worked, until her husband was found in perfect health, working on a ranch. Here is the story:
Baseball player holds a boa constrictor in 2001 file photo. REUTERS/Tami Chappell