As a local news organization, Patch covers stories of all kinds, from heartbreaking tragedies to inspiring tales of community brotherhood. But some stories are just plain weird. Here are some of the stranger headlines from the past seven days.
Men suffering from a condition which causes their penises to curve may at let have their cure.
Lynbrook-based BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. tis week announced FDA approval for XIAFLEX, an in-office treatment of Peyronie's disease. The disease causes severe curvature of the penis, which can make it difficult and extremely painful for men to achieve an erection, according to MayoClinic.
BioSpecifics said the treatment is the first of its kind.
A 2-foot baby alligator was rescued from a Miller Place home last week after the owner called the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). The owner, who remains unnamed, did not want to face fines or other illegal charges for keeping the animal in their home.
Fines include $250 per illegal animal and/or up to a year in prison.
According to Suffolk SPCA Chief Roy Gross, the owner just missed a reptile amnesty event that was held at the Selden Petco store in September. This event is like an open house. All animals are allowed to be dropped off no questions asked, no fines.