Strange News http://www.kunc.org en Florida Community Asks Mermaid To Swim Elsewhere http://www.kunc.org/post/florida-community-asks-mermaid-swim-elsewhere Jenna Conti just wants to swim.<p>In her custom-made mermaid costume.<p>At the Fishhawk Ranch community pools in Tampa, Fla.<p>But rules are rules, the local development district board says. And the rules say no swim fins in the pools.<p>So Conti, or Eden Sirene as she's known when she swims, has been left high and dry.<p>She "just wanted to really show some magic here in Fishhawk," <a href="http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/22848231/2013/07/15/flap-over-fins-lands-mermaid-in-hot-water" target="_blank">Conti says</a>.<p>Still, her dream lives on. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:27:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 47257 at http://www.kunc.org Florida Community Asks Mermaid To Swim Elsewhere Short Bar Asks Tall Customer To Stay Away During Busy Hours http://www.kunc.org/post/short-bar-asks-tall-customer-stay-away-during-busy-hours Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning, I'm David Greene. I think having a tall one at the bar is a good thing. But a bar owner in Britain disagreed. The owner of the Nutshell Pub asked a customer named Adam Thurkette if he'd mind staying away during busy hours. Adam is 6 foot 7. And the Nutshell is reportedly Britain's smallest pub, 15 feet by 7 feet. The owner says Adam just takes up too much room.<p>Adam wasn't even offended. He admitted his height is better suited to his work as a tree expert than as a customer in crowded bars.<p>It's MORNING EDITION. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 11:20:00 +0000 46613 at http://www.kunc.org He's An Impostor, The Navy Says About Cap'n Crunch http://www.kunc.org/post/hes-impostor-navy-says-about-capn-crunch We don't know how, but we missed a major scandal brewing in the Navy for decades. It's important, so even if we're a little late to the story we still wanted to point it out: Cap'n Crunch is an impostor.<p>The Cap'n <a href="http://foodbeast.com/content/2013/06/14/today-i-learned-captain-crunch-is-a-liar-and-a-fraud/#.UcMb6vbSPnV">was unmasked on June 14 by a food blogger</a>, who noticed the uniform he wears on cereal boxes had the stripes of a commander, not a captain. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:01:00 +0000 46083 at http://www.kunc.org He's An Impostor, The Navy Says About Cap'n Crunch Scottish Couple Welcomes Third Set Of Twins http://www.kunc.org/post/scottish-couple-welcomes-third-set-twins Karen and Colin Rodger already had two sets of boys. When Mom got pregnant this time, the thought of more twins crossed her mind, but a doctor said the odds were 500,000 to 1. Now she's given birth to twin girls, and the family tells the Daily Mirror it's shopping for a van. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:20:00 +0000 45230 at http://www.kunc.org Movie In The Works For 'Grumpy Cat' http://www.kunc.org/post/movie-works-grumpy-cat Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.<p>Last year, a snapshot of a frowning feline went viral, emblazoned with captions like, "Of all the 9 lives I've lived, this is the worst." Within months, "Grumpy Cat" - that's her nom de plume -had a book deal. Now, the feline face that launched a thousand memes has a movie in the works.<p>So how does a cat make it into the pictures? Turns out she has a great agent - the same one who represents another online star, "Keyboard Cat."<p>It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Fri, 31 May 2013 12:34:00 +0000 45111 at http://www.kunc.org