Archive for the ‘Nutty News’ Category

Spraying snake with gas leads to house blaze in Finland

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Date: June 19th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

gasAn improvised method of getting rid of a snake in a garden by spraying it with gasoline kicked off a chain reaction that ended up with a house on fire in southern Finland.

Finnish public broadcaster YLE reported Tuesday that some of the flammable liquid spread by an ill-fated homeowner in Siuntio, west of Helsinki, landed on a nearby lawnmower that was warm enough to ignite a fire.  More

 

 

New Zealand man arrested for stealing human toes from dead body exhibit

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Date: June 19th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

bodyA New Zealand man stole human toes from a dead body exhibition, officials said.

The incident occurred last month when a 28-year-old man visited the Body Worlds Vital exhibition in Auckland on May 4 and allegedly swiped the toes, which were valued at $5,500 each.  More

 

 

Riders rescued from stalled Superman coaster in Maryland

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Date: June 19th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

rollerRiders on a Superman-themed roller coaster in Maryland were rescued from 205 feet in the air when the ride stalled before a major drop.

The Prince George’s County Fire Department said staff at Six Flags America in Bowie were able to rescue the riders trapped on the 205-foot-high peak of a hill on the Superman: Ride of Steel roller coaster.  More

 

 

 

Alligator abandoned inside Florida convenience store

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Date: June 19th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

wawaAuthorities in Florida said they are searching for two suspects accused of abandoning an injured alligator inside a convenience store.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded about 2:24 a.m. Friday to a report of a 3-foot alligator inside the Wawa store in Lakewood Ranch.  More

 

 

 

Restaurant shuttered after all-you-can-eat promotion backfires

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Date: June 19th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

eatA restaurant in China was forced to shut its doors after an all-you-can-eat promotion backfired and sent the eatery deep into debt.

The owners of the Jiamener hot pot restaurant in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, said the deal, which offered all-you-can-eat meals at the eatery for a $19 monthly pass, led to the restaurant’s downfall when customers started sharing their cards with friends and family members.  More

 

 

 

Lingerie company thinks women need vibrating underwear to watch soccer

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Date: June 16th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

underA lingerie company has launched a bid to get more women into the World Cup — by inventing a pair of underwear that vibrate when footballers score.

Mexican underwear retailer Vicky Form unveiled the product ahead of today’s World Cup kickoff with a racy TV spot.  More

 

 

Florida Didn’t Conduct Gun Background Checks for a Year Because an Employee Couldn’t Log In

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Date: June 16th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

gunsThe Florida government did not conduct background checks on thousands of applicants for concealed weapons for a year because the state employee was unable to log into the system.

According to a February 2016 investigative report from Florida’s Inspector General, first reported by the Tampa Bay Times, a state Division of Licensing employee identified as Lisa Wilde was unable to log into the system to actually complete these background checks.   More

Mortuary must pay widow $50K for ‘coerced’ cremation

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Date: June 16th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

creamationA Montana mortuary business must pay a woman $50,000 after her husband was cremated against his wishes.

The Great Falls Tribune reports a jury found a mortician at Miser Mortuaries in Conrad negligent in the decision to cremate 64-year-old Robert Yeager of Ulm after he died of liver and heart disease in October 2012.  More

 

Emergency slide accidentally deployed from plane

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Date: June 16th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

slideAn emergency slide was accidentally deployed from a plane at a Connecticut airport, causing the flight to be delayed for several hours.

Delta officials at Bradley International Airport tell WVIT-TV the chute was deployed before passengers boarded a flight to Detroit on Thursday.  More

 

Strong wind sends portable toilets flying through the air

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Date: June 16th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

pottyVideo taken by a man in Commerce City, Colo. captures a pair of portable toilets being lifted up into the air by a strong wind.

The clip, posted onto the man’s Facebook page, features residents at the park enjoying a sunny day out until a sudden gust of wind begins to ravage their outdoor fun and party tent.  More

 

 

 

 

 

Exhaust-ing ordeal: Woman gets head stuck in tailpipe

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Date: June 14th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

exhaustA young woman endured an exhaust-ing ordeal when she got her head stuck in a truck’s oversized tailpipe at a Minnesota music festival.

Firefighters used a power saw to free the woman from her predicament at last weekend’s Winstock Music Festival in Winsted, about 40 miles west of Minneapolis.  More    Video

 

 

North Dakota mayor re-elected with all 3 of town’s votes

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Date: June 14th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

russoThe man believed to be North Dakota’s oldest mayor has breezed to another term, winning unanimously in a vote that saw 100 percent turnout.

Ruso Mayor Bruce Lorenz captured all three votes cast in the state’s smallest incorporated city, the Minot Daily News reported.

The 86-year-old retired rural mail carrier estimates he’s been mayor for more than three decades.

He said he forgot Tuesday was election day until his daughter reminded him.  More

 

Canadian child’s distaste for salad prompts 911 calls

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Date: June 14th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

saladA 12-year-old child from Canada recently called 911 twice after being served a salad.

A Halifax District Royal Canadian Mounted Police release Thursday pointed out that this incident shows how important its is for parents to speak to their children about appropriate use of 911.

“While many can relate to the dislike of a salad at times, this raises a more important issue that warrants discussion at all ages,” Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said.

“The improper use of 911 is an issue with all age groups and it ties up valuable resources, preventing emergency first responders from dealing with real emergencies.”  More

 

Raccoon Is Rescued Atop Building In Minnesota, After Capturing Fans Worldwide

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Date: June 13th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

raccoonFor hours, its life was like a highlight reel of daring stunts and escapes – but now, a raccoon that mesmerized people by climbing a tall building in St. Paul, Minn., has been trapped and is safe.

“In our office we are just glad he is safe.

We were all worried about him,” says Sheila Donnelly-Coyne, an attorney whose firm, Paige Donnelly, is on the 23rd floor of the UBS building.  More

 

 

 

 

Ohio man literally falls into police’s hands after eluding them

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Date: June 13th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

ohioAn Ohio man who ran from a traffic stop and then found himself clinging by his hands to a window ledge has been literally caught by police waiting below.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports Youngstown police say 21-year-old Dai’ryon Mitchell jumped out of a car and fled on foot Sunday afternoon when officers responded to a report of multiple gunshots having been fired.

Police say officers chased Mitchell into a home and, while hanging by his hands from a window ledge, tried to pull himself inside when he saw two officers beneath the window.  More