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Insects colonize family car in 3 days

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Date: October 4th, 2018

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antsA North Carolina family returned from a three-day trip to find their car parked at the airport had been possessed by a colony of ants.

The Charlotte Observer reports Caroline Tedder Hacker lodged a complaint on Facebook on Sunday, warning people not to park in a certain section of Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s parking lot.

She said the car’s interior and engine were infested with ants, and her 11-month-old daughter had ants crawling on her during their ride back to Greensboro. She said the colony had been inside long enough to build a nest in the corner of the engine.

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Oblivious truck driver hits vehicles with pipe

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Date: October 4th, 2018

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truckA driver on a Georgia road captured video of an oblivious truck driver striking other vehicles with a pipe sticking out from the side of their load.

The video, recorded on a Union City road, shows the open-top truck transporting a number of oversized objects, including what appears to be a plastic pipe that ended up sticking out to the side at an angle.

The pipe collides with multiple vehicles, including a school bus, without the truck driver taking notice.

Multiple drivers honk at the truck to try to get the driver’s attention and it finally pulls over, striking a street sign in the process.

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New Jersey postal worker quits, leaves mail on side of road

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Date: October 4th, 2018

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mailA U.S. postal worker in New Jersey decided to quit on the job and left thousands of envelopes on the side of the road, the agency said Tuesday.

Several boxes full of correspondence was left on the side of a road in Pennsauken, N.J. And on Sunday, a Facebook user spotted the abandoned mail and posted a photo of it on Facebook, where it was shared thousands of times.

“If [you're] looking for your mail, it may be on river road by [the 36th Street] station,” the user wrote.

According to NJ.com, the Special Agent Scott Balfour, with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, said mail was out for delivery from the Roxborough Station Post Office in Philadelphia. But the postal worker responsible for the mail had resigned on Sept. 8.

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Krispy Kreme in Ireland stops overnight drive-through due to honking

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Date: October 4th, 2018

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kA new Krispy Kreme location in Blanchardstown, Ireland has decided to end its overnight drive-through service following complaints from neighbors about the noise caused by honking cars.

The store, which opened Sept. 26, offered a 24-hour drive-through service that would attract long lines of cars that would honk their horns throughout the night, preventing nearby residents from going to sleep.

“Since the grand opening we haven’t had proper sleep at night. We have jobs, kids, schools, and so many elderly people living here as well,” a resident said. “Every night the queue for doughnuts is unbelievable — lights, noises, pollution and horns. All streets blocked and all cars honking at once. All night, every night.”

Krispy Kreme has listened to the nearby residents and will now have the drive-through open from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The company is also looking into a traffic management plan to help minimize any disruption.

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Birds ‘tipsy’ on fermented berries flying into cars, windows in Minnesota town

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Date: October 4th, 2018

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drunkBirds in a Minnesota town have flown into windows and cars, likely because they are “tipsy” from fermented berries, local police said.

The frost in the northeastern Minnesota town of Gilbert came early this year, which has sped up the fermenting process for some local berries, Gilbert police said in a news release Tuesday.

“Many birds have not migrated south, so it appears to be more prevalent than in past years,” Gilbert said. “It appears that some birds are getting a little more ‘tipsy’ than normal.”

The sugars in some local fruits will ferment into alcohol, park ranger Sharon Stiteler told KMSP. The TV station reported police have received about a half-dozen reports of bird-related incidents.

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Dealer suspected of hiding drugs up his bottom hailed as a ‘medical marvel’ following 19-day poo strike

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Date: October 2nd, 2018

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medicalKevin Wayou was able to avoid going to the toilet for 19 days – despite eating as normal

Kevin Wayou, 23, passed “nothing of substance” despite eating and drinking as normal while held by police. No drugs were spotted when he did finally have a poo.

But Wayou eventually admitted having cocaine and heroin with intent to supply when the case reached court.

Wayou, of Portsmouth, had been arrested in a raid in Banbury, Oxon, where £3,000 was hidden in a washing machine.

Details emerged when a judge cut his sentence from five years to four on appeal.

In March a drug suspect in Brixton, South London, was released without charge amid fears for his health after he went an eye-watering 47 days without a poo.

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A Hole in Arkansas Is a Flame-Spouting Mystery

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Date: October 2nd, 2018

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flameOfficials in northern Arkansas are investigating the cause of a mysterious hole in the ground that spouted flames into the air for more than 40 minutes.

Investigators have ruled out methane as the source of the fire that erupted from the hole on Sept. 17 in Midway, a community near the Arkansas-Missouri border.

Farfetched suspicions, such as meteorites, have also been proven unfounded, Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

The judge acknowledged other theories, too: “As far as the spiritual Satan goes, we’ve ruled that out. … He didn’t come up and stick his pitchfork in the ground and blow that hole out.”

The flames flared up to 12 feet (3.6 meters) high from the hole, which has been on the private property for at least 10 years, Pendergrass said.

Geologists scoped the hole with a camera and determined it was likely created by an animal because it extended horizontally before intercepting a nearby drainage ditch, according to an Arkansas Geological Survey report.

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Bowling alley owner dies after getting caught in pin setting machine

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Date: October 2nd, 2018

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bowlThe owner of the Florence Bowling Alley was killed Sunday after getting caught inside the bowling pin setting machine, according to a release from the Florence Police Department.

Authorities from FPD and Florence Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the bowling alley around 1:30 p.m. for reports of a person stuck in the machine. The victim was unconscious and not breathing when officers arrived.

Medical authorities confirmed the victim was dead upon their arrival. He was later identified as 65-year-old Ector Rodriguez, the owner of the bowling alley.

Police said there is no suspicion of foul play and are treating the incident as an accident.

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Mountain Goats Are Being Airlifted Out of a National Park Because They Crave Human Pee

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Date: October 2nd, 2018

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goatsOlympic National Park, located in Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula, is faced with a daunting challenge: removing a ballooning mountain goat population that’s developed a strong appetite for human pee.

Mountain goats aren’t a native species in the park. Since their introduction in the 1920s, their numbers have blossomed into a staggering 700 ungulates.

Now, with humans flooding the area and routinely relieving themselves on various hiking trails, the goats have developed an insatiable thirst for urine, which serves as a strong source of salt and minerals.

Acting in concert with the National Park Services (NPS) and the USDA Forest Service, park authorities have begun tagging, blindfolding and airlifting the goats to the nearby forests in the North Cascades via helicopter.

Fitted with GPS collars, the goats are ferried in pairs to nine sites in the Mt.Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, per a Motherboard report. The sites should provide a more hospitable environment for the surging goat tribe where they can roam free of human interlopers.

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Truck pulls over due to sheep on the roof

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Date: October 2nd, 2018

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sheepA shocked witness on a New Zealand highway captured baffling footage of a semi truck pulled over to the side of the road due to a sheep on the roof.

The video, recorded Sunday by a traveler on the Auckland Motorway, shows the semi pulled over onto the shoulder while the driver attempts to get the sheep off the roof of the trailer.

“Honestly,” the filmer says, “how did the sheep get on top of the truck?”

The occupants of the vehicle laugh as they pass by the unusual scene.

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Indian Authorities Say Flight Crew Forgot To Pressurize Airplane Cabin

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Date: October 1st, 2018

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forgotAs Jet Airways Flight 9W697 took off from Mumbai on Thursday, something terrifying quickly became clear: The cabin was not properly pressurized.

Oxygen masks dropped from the cabin’s ceiling. “Thirty out of 166 passengers experienced nose and ear bleeding [and] some also complained of headache,” an official with India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation said, according to the Hindustan Times.

The flight turned back “due to loss in cabin pressure,” according to a statement from the Indian international airline.

But as the Hindustan Times reported, the country’s civil aviation regulator stated that this happened because, “during the climb, crew forgot to select switch to maintain cabin pressure.”

Jet Airways says the cockpit crew ”has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation.” The Times reported that India’s Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau has launched a probe into the incident, and the airline said it is “extending full cooperation.”

The flight had been bound for Jaipur, a popular tourist destination in northern India.

“I was sitting on an aisle seat when suddenly air pressure in the cabin dropped and oxygen masks came down,” passenger Prashant Sharma told India’s PTI news agency. “I saw a passenger sitting next to me bleeding from the nose. Several others complained of extreme pain in their ears.”

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Thieves crash stolen minivan into Colorado Springs pot dispensary, but only get oregano for their trouble

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Date: October 1st, 2018

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potA team of alleged burglars crashed a stolen minivan through the glass front entrance of the Native Roots marijuana dispensary, stole containers from inside the store and then crashed into an oncoming police vehicle during their escape early Wednesday morning.

But for all their trouble, the thieves didn’t get enough marijuana for a single joint, according to Native Roots’ spokeswoman Kim Casey.

In fact, they didn’t get a single leaf.

All the marijuana was locked up and the thieves couldn’t get any of the product, Casey said.

The boxes they took were filled with T-shirts and oregano, she said.

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Cancer Patient Pays $1,000 In Airline Fees After She Accidentally Marks Herself As ‘Terrorist’ On Travel Form

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Date: October 1st, 2018

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cancerBreast cancer patient Mandie Stevenson was hoping to cross off one item from her bucket list when she booked a flight to New York and filled out her visa waiver form online.

But when she accidentally answered “yes” to a question that asked if she was planning to, or had previously engaged in terrorist activities or other related crimes, that kicked off a saga where she ended up paying the equivalent of over $1,000 to have her flight rebooked to a later date.

According to BBC News, the 29-year-old Stevenson, a resident of Falkirk, Scotland, was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2015 and had been planning a trip to New York with her boyfriend as part of her bucket list.

As she thought she had everything in order after completing her ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) form, she was shocked upon finding out that her application was rejected due to her apparent mistake.

While Mandie Stevenson thought her error, while “embarrassing,” would be easy to correct, she allegedly did not get much sympathy from U.S. Embassy officials in London, who first told her that the “yes” box next to the terrorism question was the “worst box you could have ticked.”

After going through two interviews and paying £320 ($417) to apply for a full visa, Stevenson’s application was accepted, but that wasn’t the end of her ordeal. She told the BBC’s Jardine that her application would take about three to five days to be granted, meaning that there was a good chance she would end up missing her flight.

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Grandma uses false teeth to scare naked man off her porch

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Date: October 1st, 2018

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scareWhen a 73-year-old Florida woman opened the blinds early in the morning Friday she expected to see her cat on the back porch.

The Titusville woman saw a larger fleeting shadow. “What the hell? That’s not my cat,” she told ABC’s WFTV 9.

Instead, it was a 6-foot-tall man, naked as a jaybird, standing there. Gyrating.

That man, identified as Axel Rivera, 28, by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, is now charged with unarmed felony burglary of an occupied structure and misdemeanor exposure of sexual organs.

Deputies say Rivera broke the handle off the porch’s screen door to gain access and also went into the Pennelope Pettersen’s laundry room on the back porch.

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Book order takes 20 years for delivery

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Date: October 1st, 2018

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bookA Florida woman who ordered a set of Dr. Seuss books for her granddaughter said the package finally arrived — 20 years later.

Vera Walker of Orlando said her granddaughter was only 4 years old when she ordered the set of books in 1998. She was an adult with a 5-year-old son of her own by the time the package arrived at Walker’s home.

The post office explained to Walker that the box had been found stuck inside an old mailbox.

Walker said the books arrived just in time for her to read them to her great-grandson, who she said is enjoying the classic tomes.

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