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March 25, 2020

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

People are dealing with this coronavirus business in a lot of different ways. In Miami Beach the spring breakers are ignoring it and sweating the virus all over each other (resulting in several new infections so far), in Australia they are fighting each other over toilet paper, and in France one man decided to run a marathon. Unfortunately, with most of the country on lockdown he had to get creative in his attempt to complete the 26 mile race.

By the way, what was your priority when stocking up for the coronavirus pandemic? Food, water, toilet paper? Or something even more essential to you? click on the link and take our Bizarre News poll.

32-year-old Elisha Nochomovitz decided to get creative in his attempts to keep fit during the coronavirus lockdown in France.

Nochomovitz, who lives in the city of Toulouse, had signed up to run the Barcelona marathon on March 15, however the event was cancelled. Not wanting to waste his training, Nochomovitz ran the race anyway, just at home instead, completing the whole 26.2 mile race by running up and down his balcony.

"I had the opportunity to go out to run around outside the house, but the instructions were to stay home, that's what I did. Just to show you that we have no excuses."

It took him just under 7 hours to run the distance back and forth on his 23-foot-wide balcony. His girlfriend fed him M&Ms to keep going.


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Hoarders find they can't return toilet paper

Panicked hoarders who rushed into Costco to buy years-worth of toilet paper are finding themselves out of luck when it comes to the big-box store's typically generous return policy. Those who have regrets after realizing that COVID-19 isn't a 'pooping disease' were met with signs at various Costco locations informing them that they won't be able to return all that toilet paper, paper towels, sanitizing wipes, water, rice and lysol they bought in anticipation of a societal collapse. Meanwhile, Costco itself may have over-bought in anticipation of sustained demand with aisles and aisles full of paper goods just sitting on the shelves.

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Some people just CANNOT wait to buy toilet paper

Something far more unusual than shortages happened in the toilet paper aisle of a Missouri Walmart store -- a customer gave birth. Jessica Hinkle, store manager at the Walmart store in Spingfield, said the woman's water broke in the toilet paper aisle of the store and the expectant mother warned employees her last child had been born after only 30 minutes of labor. Another customer who works as a labor nurse sprang into action and donned gloves she was carrying in her pocket while Hinkle and other workers alerted authorities and blocked off the aisle to give the woman some privacy. Springfield firefighters arrived in time to assist the nurse with the delivery and the mother and child were taken to a local hospital after the birth. Hinkle said customers clapped and cheered for the woman as she was being taken out of the store on a gurney.

Feel free to offer suggestions for the baby's name.


The reactors to the story who said "It serves her right for hoarding" must have a screw loose. 12-18 rolls of t.p. is a common single package amount at Walmart and I buy them all the time. Besides, keeping a well-stocked pantry as a matter of course means you're much less vulnerable to panic shopping when the inevitable snow storms, hurricanes, or sickness hysteria comes rolling through town. -Jenn

It's true - kids gotta love them, but eventually they destroy everything you own. They don't mean to, it just happens. -Mike

Gosh, Louis, since the corona virus hits the elderly hardest, it may solve our Social Security problem. Medicare too. Bte, I'm 73. -Duck