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This Vegan Bride Tried to Ban Meat-Eating “Murderer” Guests from Her Wedding

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Date: February 2nd, 2019

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meatIn today’s dose of alarming/unpractical/hilarious viral wedding news, one vegan bride in Australia is getting slammed for not inviting meat-eating family members to her nuptials. Her reasoning? Because they’re “murderers.” (That’s one way to narrow down your guest list.)

News.com.au reports that the bride, whose name remains unknown, sought solidarity regarding her troublesome wedding ban in a vegan Facebook group, Vegan Revolution, Tuesday night. In a now-deleted post, the plant-enthusiast explained the sitch to fellow herbivores.

“When your ‘family’ tries to guilt trip you into letting them come to your fully vegan wedding, even though they’re omnivores,” she wrote via social media with two laughing-crying emojis. “Just for some context, some family members were told they are not invited to my wedding because we don’t want to host murderers. Our wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days of our lives.” Ugh, don’t you just hate when people who don’t share your dietary principles ruin your wedding!?

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FLORIDA MAN FINDS GRENADE WHILE MAGNET FISHING BUT DRIVES TO TACO BELL BEFORE CALLING COPS, SPARKING EVACUATION

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Date: February 2nd, 2019

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granadeFlorida man caused an evacuation at a Taco Bell in Ocala this weekend after telling cops he drove there with a hand grenade he found while magnet fishing.

In social media updates yesterday, officials from the Ocala Police Department advised citizens to avoid the area after it was verified that the device was an “authentic WWII hand grenade.”

It appeared that the man, who was not identified by law enforcement, had waited until arriving at the popular fast food restaurant before reporting his discovery to the authorities.

The department said bomb squad experts had to be called onto the scene to remove the grenade, which they fortunately did so without incident. The Taco Bell closed for about an hour.

The police Twitter account wrote earlier: “Be advised that the Taco Bell on East Silver Springs Blvd. has been evacuated, following report of an explosive device located in a vehicle on premises.”

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Austin teen arrested for robbing a bank after using a Jump scooter as his getaway vehicle

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Date: February 2nd, 2019

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scooterscooterscooterThe first rule of robbing a bank in 2019 is apparently not to use your credit card to rent the getaway car. According to Austin, Texas newspaper the Austin American-Statesman, 19-year-old Luca Mangiarano was charged yesterday with robbery by threat after showing up to a BBVA Compass bank on Austin’s Sixth Street and demanding money via a note handed to a teller. He was caught, however, because he allegedly used an Uber-owned Jump electric scooter as his means of escape after leaving with the cash.

The Statesman reports that Austin police contacted Uber about the robbery, and the company handed over Mangiarano’s name, address, and credit card number in relation to his renting of a Jump scooter seen in video footage, a scooter the police had reason to believe featured the suspect. Police were able to further verify Mangiarano’s connection by tracing the scooter from the scene of the crime to outside his apartment, as well as using data from his cellphone provider that indicated he was in the area during the time of the robbery.

So while not the smartest move obviously, the scooter-related arrest illustrates a couple important points about privately-owned transit options. First and foremost, don’t commit a crime and then verify your location, name, and credit card number with an easy-to-access timestamp attached. Secondly, and perhaps more applicable to most regular people, a lot of your public comings and goings are being tracked when you access these private companies’ services with accounts only usable with credit cards, so it’s something to keep in mind if you value maximum privacy.

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Man asks deputies to jump start stolen car, gets arrested

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Date: February 2nd, 2019

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manSpartanburg County deputies arrested a man for possessing a stolen vehicle after he asked investigators for help to start it.

Justin Comer, 32, is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle by the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office after he was arrested late Thursday night.

A passerby was also arrested by the same deputies for an outstanding warrant during an approximate 10 minute period.

Two sheriff’s investigators were checking a narcotics complaint in the Old Canaan Road area around 10:30 p.m. when Comer approached them to ask for help jump starting his car.

Comer led the deputies to the rear of some property according to the SCSO written report where they saw the 2006 Chrysler 300C. The car engine started after a few minutes, but deputies became say they became suspicious when Comer displayed ignition keys with one appearing to be broken at the tip.

The investigators say they identified themselves as law enforcement officers to Comer, who couldn’t produce any proof of ownership for the car which had a paper car dealership tag.

The deputies ran the vehicle identification number and it came back as a stolen car. Comer was arrested by the investigators who say they contacted the car’s owner who confirmed the 300C had been stolen.

While the deputies were dealing with the reported stolen car, two people approached them according to the written report. Deputies say they identified Michael Lewis, 55, who had an outstanding warrant on a shoplifiting charge in Greenville.

Lewis was also arrested.

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Who’s the daddy? Surprise in Swiss orangutan paternity test

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Date: February 2nd, 2019

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daddyA paternity test on a baby orangutan has come back with a surprising result.

Basel Zoo in northwestern Switzerland said Thursday the test showed 5-month-old Padma wasn’t fathered by the male in her enclosure.

Keepers routinely take DNA samples from newborn orangutans because the endangered great apes are part of a breeding program.

Researchers at Basel University’s forensic laboratory compared Padma’s DNA to that of Budi, a 14-year-old male living in the same enclosure as the baby’s mother, Maja.

They found it didn’t match Budi’s DNA. Instead, it matched 18-year-old orangutan Vendel, who lives in the next enclosure.

It appears that for Maja and Vendel, the dominant male at Basel Zoo, the dividing fence was no obstacle to some monkey business.

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Can you guess what this hospital meal is supposed to be?

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Date: January 31st, 2019

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mealBelieve it or not, but this is actually supposed to be an omelette. It was served up at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary to a woman who had been in hospital for 10 days and has been described as ‘unsuitable for dogs.’

The picture was shared by Member of the Scottish Parliament Alex Cole-Hamilton. He said: ‘My constituent has been in Royal Infirmary Edinburgh ten days.

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A Fainting Spell After A Flu Shot Leads To $4,692 ER Visit

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Date: January 31st, 2019

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fluMatt Gleason had skipped getting a flu shot for more than a decade.

But after suffering a nasty bout of the virus last winter, he decided to get vaccinated at his Charlotte, N.C., workplace in October. “It was super easy and free,” said Gleason, 39, a sales operations analyst.

That is, until Gleason fainted five minutes after getting the shot. Though he came to quickly and had a history of fainting, his colleagues called 911. And when the paramedics sat him up, he began vomiting. That symptom worried him enough to agree to go to the hospital in an ambulance.

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He spent the next eight hours at a nearby hospital — mostly in the emergency room waiting area. He had one consult with a doctor via teleconference as he was getting an electrocardiogram. He was feeling much better by the time he saw an in-person doctor, who ordered blood and urine tests and a chest X-ray.

All the tests to rule out a heart attack or other serious condition were negative, and Gleason was sent home at 10:30 p.m.

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Family argument during game of Monopoly leaves 1 person injured in Kansas

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Date: January 31st, 2019

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MonopolyThe popular board game Monopoly has the power to bring families together, but in one case it did the opposite, leaving one person in need of stitches this weekend in Kansas City, Kan., according to Kansas City police.

Police Chief Terry Zeigler tweeted out a brief regarding the incident, writing that police were called to a home on 48th Street and Nebraska Avenue after a report was made of an aggravated battery.

Police report that the victim was playing a game of Monopoly with his cousin when they engaged in an argument. The cousin’s girlfriend then hit the victim and shoved him into a mirror. His injuries required stitches.

The suspect fled the scene of the crime and no arrests have been made — bringing a whole new meaning to the loathed Monopoly square, “Go to Jail.” Police did not immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s requests for comment.

Fighting over a game of Monopoly, however, isn’t an uncommon predicament for friends and family. According to a study performed in 2017 by OnlineCasino.ca, nearly 50 percent of the surveyed 1,000 board-game-playing Americans said they fought while playing the game compared with the runner up, Scrabble, which result in 18 percent of people in a tiff.

Monopoly also leads the polls in “games most likely to cause hurt feelings” and “games most likely to end with a flipped board or thrown pieces” by a wide margin.

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Police: Would-be bank robber gets cold feet, rips up note

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Date: January 31st, 2019

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bank robberPolice in Massachusetts are looking for a woman they say intended to rob a bank but got cold feet and left without a penny.

Fall River police tell the Herald News the woman walked into the Fall River Municipal Credit Union on Monday afternoon and approached a teller.

Police say the woman hesitated, told the teller “give me a minute,” and went to a counter and wrote on a piece of paper.

But she ripped up the note, dropped the pieces in the trash and walked out.

Bank employees pieced the note together and it said: “Give me the money.”

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University closes building filled with thousands of bats

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Date: January 31st, 2019

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batsA Louisiana university has closed one of its buildings temporarily after becoming infested with thousands of bats.

Ken Alford, the interim dean for the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s College of Health Sciences, confirmed Sugar Hall has been closed after the bats first spotted in the building’s vents about a month ago started wandering into classrooms, halls and offices.

“It is a nuisance more than anything else right now,” Alford told KNOE-TV. “Once they’re in, they are hard to get rid of, and they can fit through the smallest cracks.”

He said pest control personnel tried to bat-proof the building, but they were not successful.

“The team came in and provided some exits for the bats, the hope was, or for the company, was that the bats would exit for the evening and not be able to get back in,” Alford said. “But that was not the case.”

The building has now been closed until all of the bats can be evicted from the facility and the air quality can be assessed. Officials said the process is expected to take about two weeks.

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NORTH CAROLINA MAN ACCUSED OF SHOVING HIS FACE INTO BUTTOCKS OF WOMEN

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Date: January 29th, 2019

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manA North Carolina man is facing multiple charges after being accused of attacking multiple women last Friday by “thrusting” his face into their buttocks.

Stefan Ryan Shuford, 25, of Kernersville, was charged with assault on a female and sexual battery after being detained in a shopping center on South Main Street. An officer from Kernersville police made the claims in an arrest affidavit, media outlet WGHP (Fox 8) reported.

The suspect allegedly approached three separate women from behind and forced his face into their rears. In two of the cases, he allegedly licked them from behind without warning.

The probable cause filing submitted by local police alleged the man “unlawfully and willfully did assault and strike a female person by grabbing the victim’s hips and thrusting his face into her buttocks, then pressed his tongue to her buttocks on the outside of her clothing.”

The filing suggested he did so “for the purpose of sexual arousal and sexual gratification.”

One victim told WGHP Shuford had followed her from a shopping center parking lot to a store. WFMY-TV reported yesterday that after each attack the man fled on foot.

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Arkansas man pleads guilty to attempted plane theft charge

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Date: January 29th, 2019

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planeA 19-year-old Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to trying to steal a commercial plane so he could fly to Chicago to attend a rap concert.

The Texarkana Gazette reports that Zemarcuis Scott of Texarkana pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted theft of property and commercial burglary, and was sentenced to five years of probation.

Authorities have said Scott was found July 4 inside the cockpit of an American Eagle jet at Texarkana Regional Airport and that he had hoped to fly to an out-of-state concert.

He has no training as a pilot. Police have said he told investigators he thought piloting the plane would involve little more than pushing buttons and pulling levers.

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Australian family finds big snake in the shower

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Date: January 29th, 2019

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snakeAn Australian snake catcher shared video from an unusual call involving a big python that found its way into a family’s shower.

Luke Huntley of Snake Catcher Noosa shared video from a recent call to a Noosa, Queensland, home where residents discovered a large python had slithered its way into their home and taken up residence in the shower.

Huntley said snakes are turning up in unusual places because they are trying to stay cool and hydrated amid hot and dry weather.

“It had obviously come in through an open door and climbed its way into the shower looking for water,” Huntley wrote online. “With the hot days and dry weather, these snakes are trying to hydrate and stay cool just like us.”

Australia has been experiencing an intense heat wave this month, hitting a new record for hottest nighttime temperature on Jan. 18 at 35.9 degrees Celsius, 96.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Indiana 911 dispatcher helps caller with math homework

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Date: January 29th, 2019

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911An Indiana 911 dispatcher is being praised after she helped a frustrated young caller with his math homework.

The Lafayette Police Department released audio of dispatcher Antonia Bundy fielding a 911 call from a young boy who reported having “a really bad day” and “tons of homework.”

The boy explains he is having particular difficulty with fractions, leading the dispatcher to walk him through one of the math problems.

“I’m sorry for calling you, but I really needed help,” the boy said during the call.

Lafayette Police Sgt. Matt Gard told NBC News that Bundy is “very dedicated to what she does.”

He said homework is not a usual type of call for a 911 dispatcher, but Bundy was able to help the boy because the dispatch center was not particularly busy.

“They do receive some oddball requests,” he said. “But this situation of calling asking for homework help – I’ve been in law enforcement for 13 years and I don’t know I’ve ever heard of this happening.”

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Zoo offers Valentine’s cockroach naming for spurned lovers

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Date: January 29th, 2019

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roachA British zoo is offering spurned lovers the chance to get back at their exes by naming cockroaches for them on Valentine’s Day.

The Hemsley Conservation Center in Sevenoaks, England, is raising funds by allowing members of the public to pay about $2 to name a cockroach after their former lovers.

“For those that don’t quite require revenge, there’s another way to make you feel better about getting back at your ex this Valentine’s Day,” the zoo said. “The HCC is offering the chance to name a cockroach in honor of your friend’s worthless ex-’someone’ on this special holiday of love.”

The zoo said the names chosen by those who pay the fee will be displayed on a board outside the roach enclosure, and the purchaser will receive a certificate from the facility.

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