InBrief | Odd News 07/12/13


Woman gives birth after lightning strike

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico woman survived a bolt from the blue to give birth to a bouncing baby girl.

Authorities say Kendra Villanueva and the baby’s father were watching fireworks with friends on July Fourth when lightning struck both of them in the front yard of an Albuquerque home.

KRQE-TV reports Villanueva was just weeks from her due date and was rushed to University of New Mexico Medical Center where she had an emergency Cesarean section. Mother, father and baby survived relatively unscathed.

The couple named the baby Kimberly Samantha Rose Gordon and said they’ll also call her “little Flash Gordon.”

Video of tumorous rabbit attracts viewers

MANKATO, Minn. — A southern Minnesota college student’s spoof video of an apparently tumorous rabbit that he dubbed “Frankenstein” has attracted hundreds of thousands of Internet viewers.

Gunnar Boettcher, 20, took photos and video of the rabbit, which looks to have tumors growing on its head.

Boettcher put it on Facebook, and a friend of his posted it to Reddit. Within four days, more than 200,000 people had watched, according to The Free Press of Mankato.