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Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

MELBOURNE, Australia (Wireless Flash) -- Three Australian musicians sealed themselves in a glass house yesterday (Aug. 31) for three weeks while they record their new album under the watchful eye of fans. The only place members of Regurgitator can hide in their 646-square foot dome will be the bathroom, otherwise they're on constant display. The group says they came up with the idea in 1996, but dismissed it until illusionist David Blaine got so much press by locking himself in a see-through cube for a record-setting 44 days.

RENO, Nev. -- Aye Carumba! Organizers of the Nevada State Fair claim they've broken the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Burrito. Their big burrito measures 8,076 feet in length and contains more than 8,200 four tortillas, 2,000 pounds of refried beans and 1,000 pounds each of sour cream, cheese and salsa. If accepted, the new big burrito will topple the old record of 7,710 feet that was set in Mexico in 2001.

BOSTON -- Boston police have arrested a man who allegedly attempted a heist at a local copy shop because he thought the place was really a bank. Employees at Image X-Press told the robber, "Do you know you're in a copy shop and all we can give you is copies?", at which point he said he was looking for a bank and left the shop. He was later arrested after allegedly holding up a bank in another part of town, reports the "Boston Globe."

BUCHAREST, Romania -- A "Star Wars" academy has opened in Romania to teach sci-fi fans how to be Jedi masters. The school, a branch of the country's "Star Wars" club, shows fans how to dress, wield a light saber and speak Wookiee -- the grunting language used by Chewbacca. Founder Adam Pavel tells the newspaper "Libertatea" that

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