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Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

WASHINGTON (Wireless Flash) -- If John Kerry or George W. Bush want to woo undecided voters, they may want to visit Asian restaurants or karaoke bars. According to a survey by New California Media, America's population of Asian Pacific Islanders has the largest number of undecided voters. Nearly 20 percent of the 3 million registered Asian American voters haven't made up their minds who to vote for in November.

TOKYO -- More and more Japanese are living to be 100 or older, according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. The number is expected to rise to 23,038 at the end of the month, up 12 percent from last year. Some researchers say the diet, lifestyle, environment, low stress levels and genetics are the main reasons the unusually high proportion rate of centenarians living in Okinawa which has a rate of 47.7 centenarians per 100,000 people.

HARRIS, Penn. -- A Pennsylvania man received 23 months probation yesterday and a $500 fine after pleading guilty to snatching the toupee off a 60-year-old Harrisburg man on a bet. A friend offered $100 to 25-year-old Paul J. Goudy if he would steal the hair piece off of Edward Floyd while he was sitting in a restaurant back on New Year's Day. Mr. Floyd said the incident "has literally affected my entire life, and for what? What did I do?"

AHMEDABAD, India -- There will be no dropping home for a quickie for a Muslim prisoner who was denied bail by an Indian court yesterday after he asked to go home so he could have sex with his wife. According to Reuters, Firozkhan Zafarkhan sought bail last month, saying he and his wife suffered mental trauma because they had not had sex for a long time. Zafarkhan has been in jail for more than 30 months, charged with a train torching two years ago that killed 59 people.

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