Odds and ends for November 30
Prankster returns stolen toilet paper
PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — University officials say a New Mexico college graduate, apparently feeling guilty over a student prank years ago, has sent a box of toilet paper to repay the school for loot taken from a dormitory.
Eastern New Mexico University says it received the yuletide gift box this week along with a Christmas card and written apology.
The box contained five packages of 16 rolls of two-ply, septic-safe tissue for a total of 80 rolls. The anonymous writer apologized for stealing tissue years ago and said a new dedication to Christian faith led to the deed.
Kids find lion cub, take it to school
MOSCOW (AP) — Most primary school classes get a goldfish to keep, a hamster or a turtle if they’re lucky — but children from one village in southern Russia got to play with a lion cub.
Children in the Rostov region found the 5-month-old cub on the steppe Wednesday and brought it to their teacher, who kept it in the school gym, police said Thursday.
While waiting for police, children petted and played with the cub, named Barsik. One boy even tried to ride it like a horse while it mewled and swiped at the air.
The cub had escaped from a car on the way to a zoo in Dagestan in the North Caucasus. It has now been removed from the school and placed in a local zoo.
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