Written by Bureau
Print this
Topics: Insects, Hearing, sound

Thursday, 30 October 2008

In an almost supernatural display of extraordinary patience, auditory precision, and hypnotic concentration, 59-year-old Walter Barnes Burden of Beaver, West Virginia interrupted his favorite radio program, "The Prairie Home Companion" in order to track down and isolate a cricket in the closet of his Helm Street home Saturday evening.

"At first it sounded like it was coming from all over the place, until I realized it was near the coat closet," Burden told the Beaver Banner.

He explained he was able to overcome the cricket's tactic of not chirping when someone gets close to it by pretending to be the statue on the courthouse lawn, listening "really hard," and waiting for the sound to start again.

"It took two hours and a half of dedicated searching, but it was all worthwhile when I realized it was just one of the voices in my head up to his old tricks. I call him, 'Wormy'. Listen! LISTEN!! Now he's going like a bullfrog! Hee hee hee!"

Make Bureau's day - give this story five thumbs-up (there's no need to register, the thumbs are just down there!)

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

Do you dream of being a comedy news writer? Click here to be a writer!

More by this writer

View Story
View Story
View Story
View Story
View Story
View Story


Mailing List

Get Spoof News in your email inbox!


What's 2 multiplied by 1?

6 16 2 13
56 readers are online right now!

Go to top

We use cookies to give you the best experience, this includes cookies from third party websites and advertisers.

Continue ? Find out more