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Swarm of bees delays Pittsburgh flight: IMPERIAL, Pa. — A beekeeper says he had to be called in to gather up a swarm of thousands of bees that delayed a Delta Air Lines flight from Pittsburgh International Airport to New York.

Master beekeeper Stephen Repasky told KDKA-TV he was called out Wednesday when the bees gathered on the wing of the plane as crews were getting ready to fuel the plane. Repasky said such swarms form when colonies become too large and the queen leaves half of her bees behind to find a new home. Some swarms can contain 25,000 to 30,000 bees.

The beekeeper was called to remove the insects because they’re a protected species that cannot legally be killed.

Minn. bikini parade falls far short of record

MADISON LAKE, Minn.— Only an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny number of bikini-wearers turned out to strut their stuff in a southern Minnesota town.

Organizers had hoped for hundreds of women to march July 28 in what was billed as the World’s Largest Bikini Parade. But the number of bikini-wearing women — and a couple of men in bikini tops — at the Paddlefish Days Parade in Madison Lake fell far short of the world record.

The (Mankato, Minn.) Free Press reported the number appeared to be 39. Women were told they could wear shorts over their bikini bottoms once it was clear the record of 451 was unattainable.

Police: Drunken man gets into dozing couple’s bed

PUTNAM TOWNSHIP, Mich.— Authorities say a Michigan couple got an unexpected visit from a drunken 27-year-old neighbor who wandered into their cottage and climbed into bed with them.

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus of Howell reported that the man showed up in their Putnam Township bedroom around 3:30 a.m. July 29. Police say the couple left and called 911, and that officers found the man deeply asleep with his shorts partly down.

Police say the intruder said, “This isn’t my house,” upon waking. He explained he went out drinking nearby after putting his children to sleep at his own home a few doors down.

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