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Publication: Ventura County Star
Subject: The best of the Chuck Shepherd column,"News of the Weird" for 2004. (Clockwise from top left: Bacon-flavored water for dogs; a dead whale that exploded; sewage treatment touted as a tourist attraction in Singapore; a small riot in Sierra Leone when an event producer substituted local dwarfs for fetured Nigerian dwarfs; setting records for most rattlesnakes in a tub and in one's mouth; an all-"Spam" restaurant in the Philippines.