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Space Bus
According to The Daily Star, a daily tabloid newspaper published in the U.K., a recent "raft of UFO sightings included a "flying bus" over Mississippi.

The Mississippi couple who saw the skybus dismissed the sighting, believing the craft to be "some secret military aircraft probably headed to Memphis."

Weird Wrestling
Last week,, which self-identifies as "the world's most entertaining sports website," published a list titled "15 Wrestling Urban Legends You've Probably Never Heard Before."

The wrestling clickbait repeated an oft-told tale about a disgruntled tag team that "to take a measure of revenge on [Jerry 'the King'] Lawler," used the Memphis wrestler's signature crown for a toilet. It's not a new story, of course, but if you haven't read it, it's still ew.

News to Us
Many thanks to WREG for giving an old obscene gesture a new, decidedly modern context. Last week, Channel 3's report about 40 pounds of marijuana found in a home in Southeast Memphis included this account: "No one answered the door when WREG knocked. But later, a silver F-150 pulled up, dropped a child off, and sped away. They made it clear WREG was not welcome by flashing a middle finger out the window." Merp.


Memphis cracked the top-10 on Fodor's 2018 "Go List," a collection of "must see" tourist destinations. Memphis was ranked at a respectable #6, just below Kuwait, and just above Armenia. So, yay?


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