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Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

GORHAM, Maine (Wireless Flash) -- Call him "SpongeRob SquarePants" now. Police in Gorham, Maine, are combing the city looking for an eight-foot-tall inflatable SpongeBob SquarePants that was stolen earlier this week from an area Burger King. Police are still looking for suspects and officers connected with the case admits cops in other departments have jokingly suggested they send out an "Amber Alert."

NEW YORK -- Post-Thanksgiving shoppers are getting a wake-up call from Darth Vader -- literally. Shoppers can visit target.com/wakeup to have pre-recorded messages from Heidi Klum, Cheech Marin, Ice T, Darth Vader and other stars phone on November 26 and November 27 between 4:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. to wake them when it's time to shop.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- A Canadian Football League kicker who had manure dumped on his lawn and eggs thrown at his house by fans for missing the game-winning kick in his team's playoff game is now receiving a flood of flowers from those who feel sorry for him. Paul McCallum, a kicker for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, missed an overtime goal in a semifinal game this past weekend, which they narrowly lost. McCallum said at a news conference yesterday, "I have to ask kindly if you could please stop sending flowers. My house is turning into a florist's shop."

JERUSALEM -- Unlike the "Apprentice," a new business-themed reality show in Israeli will feature contestants trying to sell their country's value instead of their own. "The Ambassador" -- which begins airing next week -- pits 14 Israelis against each other to see which one best improves Israel's global image problem. The winner receives an all-expenses paid year working as an Israeli public relations liaison in New York.


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