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Chinese village beset by giant mass of soap suds

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Date: September 8th, 2018

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soapA Chinese village was left with a giant mass of soap suds when a person cleaning plastic bottles let too much soap go down a drain.

Video filmed this week at a village in the Nanning City area of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region shows villagers examining the giant mass of soap suds.

Locals said a villager was cleaning some plastic bottles and allowed a large amount of soap to go down the drain.

The soap started to bubble when rain fell into the drainage area and stirred up the soapy water.

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Police suspect Vail woman of stuffing smoked salmon into her neighbor’s gas tank

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Date: September 7th, 2018

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gasThere’s not a stuffed salmon recipe on Earth that asks you to stuff your salmon into your neighbor’s gas tank, but that’s what Vail Police found.

A Vail resident received a rap on the wrist after she allegedly stuffed smoked salmon into her neighbor’s gas tank.

Not canned salmon, as originally thought, but smoked salmon.

The neighbors live next to each other in a duplex and have been feuding for months over the usual neighbor stuff — parking, loud music and cable TV.

Vail Police got involved when an elderly man called to report that when he tried to gas up his minivan at the West Vail Shell, he removed his filler cap to discover that the nozzle was stuffed with when he thought was canned salmon.

Alas, no, it was smoked salmon, a Vail Police officer discovered when he was summoned to the scene of the crime.

A quick investigation uncovered a few facts:

• The man’s neighbor, living in the duplex next door, had served smoked salmon for dinner the night before.

• They had leftovers.

• She denied knowing anything about the smoked salmon stuffed into her neighbor’s gas tank and could not imagine how it got there.

• She allegedly plays her music really loudly during the day, as well as other non-neighborly behavior, which irritates the elderly couple next door.

• When the Vail Police officer asked her about it, she looked down and to her left twice during a 20-minute conversation with the officer.

• The officer explained that, under no uncertain terms, he did not believe that she had nothing to do with stuffing smoked salmon into her neighbor’s gas tank.

• She insisted to the officer that her neighbors were also being non-neighborly and had given Comcast permission to run a cable by digging up her yard. Comcast, the officer patiently explained, has a utility easement and doesn’t need anyone’s permission.

• The officer explained that she needed to let her elderly neighbors “live in peace.”

• No charges were filed, although a local mechanic charged the elderly couple $211 to clean up the salmon and their gas tank.

The officer also suggested that the elderly couple hire an attorney; they hired Sarah Baker.

“This incident may have high humor value, but it is one incident in a much larger story that is really disturbing to my client, the elderly neighbor to whom it is happening,” Baker said.

Overdue library book returned 50 years later

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Date: September 7th, 2018

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overdueA Kentucky library said a man returned a library book with a note apologizing for it being 50 years overdue.

The Lexington Public Library tweeted a photo of the book, Don Lawson’s The United States in World War I; the story of General John J. Pershing and the American Expeditionary Forces, and the apology note from the remorseful patron.

The note, signed “Dale H.,” said the book was checked out in 1968.

The library said the 15-cent per day late fees are capped at $6.75, but without the cap the fee would have been more than $2,700.

“It’s never too late to return an overdue book,” the tweet said.

Japanese woman, 83, dubbed world’s oldest club DJ

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Date: September 7th, 2018

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djAn 83-year-old Japanese woman has been announced by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest professional club DJ.

Sumiko Iwamura, 83, aka DJ Sumirock, said she decided to attend a DJ schoolat the age of 77 and soon discovered she had a talent for it.

Iwamura, who owns and works in the kitchen of a Chinese food restaurant, has a regular DJ slot at Decabar Z in Shinjuku, but her talents have led to guest gigs at exotic locations including Paris and New Zealand.

She told Guinness World Records that DJing isn’t all that different from running her restaurant.

“You get feedback from your customers quickly in both cases,” she said. “If you’re playing tracks and they don’t like it, they’ll leave the floor and start drinking at the bar. If the tracks are danceable, then they’ll stay on and dance their heart out.”

“Restaurant customers are the same — if it tastes good, then they look happy, and they’ll tell me that they like it. For me, it’s easy to work out how people are feeling in both cases,” she said.

Dedicated Eagles fan shows up 14 hours early

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Date: September 7th, 2018

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fanA dedicated Philadelphia Eagles fan said it was superstition that led him to arrive for the team’s season opener 14 hours before kickoff.

Gregg Matza showed up at Lincoln Financial Field at 4:15 a.m. Thursday for the 8:20 p.m. game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Matza said he arrived similarly early for the Eagles’ NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings in January.

“I’m superstitious. So I kissed my wife goodbye, she said ‘Fly Eagles Fly.’ I’m here, I’m not leaving,” Matza told WPVI-TV.

The fan said he wouldn’t have been able to sleep if he had stayed home.

“How can you sleep? It’s like Christmas morning for Eagles fans all over the world. We’re Super Bowl champs,” he told KYW Newsradio.

Matza’s gambit may have paid off — the Eagles defeated the Falcons 18-12.

Woman films bed bug infestation on Philadelphia bus

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Date: September 7th, 2018

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bedTransportation officials in Philadelphia said actions are being taken after a passenger on a city bus captured video of a bed bug infestation.

Crystal Lopez said she was riding a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority bus with her daughters, ages 3 and 11, when she felt a burning sensation on her arm.

“Right before I was to pull the cord, I feel like this itching, burning feeling on my arm. It was in its entirety from my wrist to my armpit,” Lopez told WPVI-TV.

“I felt like my arm was on fire, like my whole arm was on fire and itching all at once,” she said.

Lopez captured video of the cause of her discomfort — bed bugs infesting the upholstered back of the seat. She posted video of the bugs to Facebook, where the footage went viral.

She said her allergic reaction to the bites required a doctor visit.

SEPTA officials said the bus was taken out of service after officials became aware of Lopez’s experience. The authority said buses are treated by exterminators once a month to prevent prolonged infestations and crews are in the process of replacing upholstered bus seats with plastic, which is a less suitable environment for bed bugs.

 

US news anchor’s skull fractured in fracas with colleague

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Date: August 31st, 2018

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skullA local US TV weather presenter has been arrested after a row that left a news anchor with a fractured skull.

WSAZ-TV’s Chelsea Ambriz, 26, is charged with misdemeanour battery. She allegedly shoved station host Erica Bivens in Charleston last Sunday.

As well as a fractured skull, the West Virginia anchor suffered a ruptured ear drum in the altercation, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reports.

It is not clear where the alleged fight occurred or what was the cause.

Thieves raid Virginia store of right foot shoes

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Date: August 31st, 2018

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shoesThe Roanoke Times reports a Virginia shoe store lost mostly shoes designed for the right foot over the course of two break-ins this summer.

Clean Soles operator Rob Wickham says his two-year-old sneaker store was raided by two people on July 20 and by one person in Aug. 25. Taken together, he lost shirts, hoodies, a jacket, one complete sneaker pair — and 13 right shoes.

Wickham says he typically keeps right shoes on display, while their other halves rest behind the counter. Accordingly, Wickham says the looters were “pretty much risking their freedom for nothing.”

 

Monkey forces its way into store, steals snacks

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Date: August 31st, 2018

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monkeyA Chinese store owner shared video of a monkey that and inside and stole and destroyed nearly $400 worth of merchandise.

The video shows the monkey helping itself to some snacks inside the Guiyang City store while a man attempts to catch it without success.

The owner of the store, a woman surnamed Sha, said the monkey is the largest of three primates that recently started visiting her store to steal food and wreak havoc.

She said police were able to catch the large monkey and it is now being rehomed at a zoo.

 

Burglar suspect found wedged between wall, garage

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Date: August 31st, 2018

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wallLos Angeles police said a burglary suspect was arrested after needing to be rescued from his position between a wall and a building.

The Los Angeles Police Department said a homeowner checking their security camera footage about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night saw a person wandering the property

The homeowner decided to check the property Thursday to see if anything had been disturbed and they found the man was wedged between a wall and the home’s garage.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded about 8:10 a.m. and it took more than an hour to free the man, who had sustained minor injuries from his ordeal. It was unclear how long he had been wedged.

LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera said the man was arrested on suspicion of trespassing and police suspect he may have been involved in a nearby burglary earlier Wednesday evening.

Police officer chased by tiny pig on Florida street

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Date: August 31st, 2018

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pigA Florida police officer responding to a loose-animal complaint posted a video of the animal in question — a tiny pig — chasing him down the street.

The Cape Coral Police Department said Officer Ray Schilke III responded to the animal complaint in a residential neighborhood this week and discovered a small pig that enthusiastically started to chase him.

Schilke captured video of the chase, which was posted to the department’s Facebook page.

“The pigs are being chased by little pigs, how funny is that,” the officer jokes in the video.

The department said the little loose pig was identified as a pet named Willie and was reunited with his owner.  Video

Mother, daughter destroy sculpture at exhibit opening

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Date: August 30th, 2018

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swingHarrisburg artist Sean Matthews worked for nearly two years to design and create his exhibit titled, “Recycled Play,” which features children’s playthings transformed into conceptual art.

His main piece, called “Fair and Square,” featured a life-sized swing set and required 60 hours of welding alone, to suspend two chains in mid-air simulating the scales of justice. The piece inspired by his own four daughters was insured for $5,000.

But ten minutes into the grand opening of the exhibit Aug. 17 at the Susquehanna Art Museum, a mother and daughter dismantled the piece in mere seconds.

The women walked under the swing set, grabbed the swings, and pulled them down, ruining the installation.

“I looked away for a moment and then, boom, it’s down,” said Alice Anne Schwab, the museum director. “The swings were swinging…We were just devastated. The visitors mistakenly assumed they were supposed to play on the swings that were suspended.”

Schwab said she told the women they could not touch the art, but the women then strolled to the back of the museum, where they picked up an “hourglass” sand clock, which was part of a different sculpture, even though that exhibit also had a “no-touch” label on the wall.

Although museum officials posted labels and printed an informative guide that explained the meaning behind the exhibit, the women apparently didn’t see the signs. And it’s clear from video surveillance that the women didn’t pick up the available guides.

The women reportedly told Schwab that they believed they were supposed to touch everything.

 

Woman in ‘mock wedding’ tricked into marrying stranger

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Date: August 30th, 2018

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mockA woman claims she was deceived into marrying a stranger in a “mock” wedding in China.

The 21-year-old unidentified woman, from Hong Kong, said she was asked to play a bride in a mock wedding as part of training in order to become a wedding planner, the BBC reported Wednesday.

The woman originally signed up to be a make-up artist after seeing a post on Facebook. However, she was convinced by the firm to become a wedding planner instead because she could make more money. She received a week of free training in Hong Kong before traveling to the Chinese province of Fujian for the mock wedding.

However, as the simulated wedding went on, she and the groom signed a real marriage document. She was told by the company that the marriage would be voided after, the South China Morning Post reported.

The woman did not realize she was married until she returned to Hong Kong and sought legal help.

“It’s a new form of marriage scam,” Tong Kamgyiu, the director of the Rights and Benefits Committee of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions, told the BBC. “I feel disappointed and cannot believe it’s even happening in modern Hong Kong.”

It was not immediately clear who the woman was married to but she may have to “apply for a divorce,” the BBC reported. Each year, an average of 1,000 Hong Kong-China marriage scam cases occur, according to the outlet.

Man tumbles from car on I-394; patrol needs help finding vehicle

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Date: August 30th, 2018

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A man fell from a moving vehicle onto a west metro freeway Monday morning, and the State Patrol is trying to figure out why. Did he jump or just fall? Was he thrown?

394Authorities are looking for the vehicle involved in the incident, which occurred about 5:45 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 394 in the vicinity of Louisiana Avenue between Golden Valley and St. Louis Park.

A patrol spokeswoman said investigators have little information about the vehicle, other than it may have been a Lincoln crossover or similar light-colored vehicle.

It was not clear how many people were in the vehicle, which was moving at freeway speeds when the victim tumbled to the pavement, said Lt. Tiffani Nielson.

The victim, identified as 30-year-old William Watson of Minneapolis, was taken to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale with critical injuries.

Traffic was light at the time of the incident, which was caught on MnDOT traffic cameras. Authorities closed two westbound lanes of I-394 for about an hour just as the rush hour began.

A guy riding a motorized horse is the new hero of this quiet N.J. town

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Date: August 30th, 2018

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horseWhen Mindy Weiss Affronti pulled up to the bank drive-thru two weeks ago and saw a man atop a robotic horse at the teller window, she did a double take.

Then she took his picture.

The friendly cowboy smiled, happy to oblige, before riding off. Left in the stupor of what she had seen, Affronti did what any other rational person would do: She posted the photo on social media.

And so began the newfound fame of Steve Bacque, the self-proclaimed Crazy Cranford Cowboy.

Bacque’s trusty steed is a golf cart motor powered by four electric batteries, which Bacque charges up in his garage every night, all covered up and outfitted to look like a horse. He named it Charger.

Charger can do about 15 miles per hour and can handle up to 600 pounds. He even has a wheelie bar in the back, which is “not just for show,” Bacque warns. Yes, this motorized horse can pop a (small) wheelie.

Charger turns left and right with the reins and even brakes when you pull back on them. A key turns him on, and a gas pedal sets him in motion.

I took him for a spin around the barrels, and let me tell you, it was a thrill.