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It’s that time for Harper’s Weekly Review! I was so glad to see it in my inbox, I gave a little squeal of joy. Really. I did.

A city official in Vallejo, California, resigned after throwing his cat during a Zoom meeting of the local planning commission.

In Sheffield, England, police officers found patrons of a bar, which was operating illegally, hiding in cupboards.

An 11-year-old girl wearing a medical mask was arrested after stealing a car in Boston.

The police in Chandigarh, India, have begun using six-foot-long poles with clamps to apprehend individuals. “We can expand the size depending on the person’s waistline,” said the city’s head constable.

A man who was arrested at Disney World after he was found camping on the shuttered theme park’s Discovery Island claimed he had thought he was camping in a “tropical paradise” and did not know he was trespassing.

But aren’t there things in the Disney waters? Like alligators?

A woman in South Carolina was killed by an alligator. “We live closely with nature,” said the town’s mayor.

Who, I suspect, is not running for re-election.

An aquarium in Japan asked that the public participate in an online “face-showing festival” with its 300 resident garden eels, asking that people wave and talk to the eels by video so that they don’t forget what humans look like.

A funeral home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was offering drive-through viewings…

One of the stars of Impractical Jokers donated unsold barrels of beer from his Staten Island brewery to be turned into hand sanitizer. “It’s hand sanitizer, not beer,” said the comedian. “So please don’t try to drink it.”

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