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Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

PRINCETON, N.J. (Wireless Flash) -- Despite those recent corporate accounting scandals, 70 percent of employees think their own boss is "trustworthy" although 23 percent say the big cheese is only "mildly trustworthy." Eleven percent don't trust corporate executives at all.

BOSTON -- Couch potatoes are turning the Democratic Convention into a big party. Nearly 200,000 Americans are expected to watch John Kerry speak at nearly 5000 "convention watch parties" around the nation.

LONDON -- It's a bit squirrely, but recent English soccer superstar Wayne Rooney lost a small fortune when his girlfriend chucked the $46,000 dollar engagement ring he gave her into a squirrel reserve. "The Sun "reported that she threw it away when she learned he had sex with an escort girl. Now the wildlife reserve is attracting treasure hunters looking for the ring.

BROOKVILLE, Ohio -- A husband and wife couple both chewed up the competition at the first Swellin' With Melon watermelon eating championship. Nevada resident Rich LeFevre ate 11.22 pounds of watermelon in 15 minutes with his wife taking second place with 9.78 pounds.

SAN DIEGO -- The U.S.S. Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier recently returned to its home port of San Diego, but sadly, a 550-pound replica of ship carved out entirely of cheddar cheese was decommissioned. The cheesy U.S.S. Reagan replica, donated by Sargento cheese maker, took more than 50 hours to carve and was used over the weekend as part of a commemorative event before it was put out to pasture.

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