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    UNDATED (KTHV) - From depressed penguins to a singing fish thwarting a would-be-robber, 'THV 11 This Morning' catches you up on some Weird But True headlines.

    Singing fish scares off store intruder
    The owner of "Hooked on Fishing" bait and tackle shop in Rochester New York credits Billy the Bass, his motion-activated singing fish, for scaring off a would-be robber.

    Billy is placed near the front door so it will start singing when someone enters the shop

    The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office says the fish was found on the floor after the intruder knocked it down while breaking the door to get in.

    The suspect left without stealing anything, including cash that had been left in a "very visible spot."

    US bobsledder trapped for second time in Sochi
    As many of you know, the Olympics are currently taking place in Sochi, Russia. But instead of the actual games getting all the attention, much of the buzz online has been about the less-than-stellar hotel conditions.

    On Monday US bobsledder Johnny Quinn found himself stuck in an elevator with three other bobsled team members when the doors wouldn't open.

    What makes this story unusual is last week he was trapped in his hotel room's bathroom. He solved that dilemma by busting through the door.

    Quinn's experience is still better than what happened to the British women's bobsled team. One of them nearly fell into an empty elevator shaft over the weekend when the doors opened and no elevator car was there.

    'Achy Breaky Heart' re-released as hip-hop jam

    It was one of the most popular country songs of the nineties and made Billy Ray Cyrus a household name. Now Miley Cyrus's dad is turning heads by transforming his well-known hit "Achy Breaky Heart" into a hip-hop jam.

    The remixed song, titled "Achy Breaky 2," is from rapper Buck 22 and Billy Ray is its featured artist.

    The video is set on a space ship and former CNN news anchor Larry King makes an appearance.

    And in honor of Cyrus's daughter Miley - there's twerking. A whole lotta twerking.

    Depressed penguins get "happy" pills
    It appears that the penguins at the Scarborough Sealife and Marine Sanctuary in England are struggling to cope with the worse-than-normal wet winter weather.

    Officials at the sanctuary say most of their penguins come from Chile and Peru and are used to a warmer climate.

    So to help pull the penguins out of their slump,  they are being given happy pills!

    The drugs are not quite like anti-depressants for humans but they are aimed at improving the penguins' moods so they will eat.

     

     

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