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Sinkhole swallows man and his motorcycle

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Date: February 1st, 2018

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sinkAUGUSTA, Ga. — A motorcyclist got the ride of his life in Georgia when a sinkhole opened up in a parking lot and swallowed him and his bike.

The Augusta Chronicle reports city firefighters pulled the man from the hole at the Augusta Exchange parking lot Wednesday.

The motorcyclist had minor injuries.  More

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United passenger attempts to bring peacock on plane

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Date: February 1st, 2018

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peaA woman attempted to bring a peacock onto a flight out of Newark International Airport but was told her bird couldn’t fly.

Part of the incident was caught on video by fellow passenger Sherri Ross, who recorded the peacock-toting passenger taking her bird into the airport.  More

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Plane full of plumbers diverted due to toilet trouble

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Date: February 1st, 2018

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toiletA Norway-to-Germany flight had to turn around for a toilet issue — despite having 85 plumbers on board.

The Norwegian Flight DY1156 from Oslo to Munich took off at 8:28 a.m. local time Saturday morning and climbed to 33,000 feet before turning around at the Swedish border.  More

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Van driver facing fine for huge stack of wooden pallets

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Date: February 1st, 2018

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vanAuthorities in Spain said they have identified the driver of a white van seen traveling on a busy road with a high stack of wooden pallets balanced on its roof.

Paterna Mayor Juan Antonio Sagredo posted a video to Facebook showing the van traveling down a road in the town with a stack of pallets that more than doubled the vehicle’s height.  More

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Owner receives letter granting dog unemployment benefits

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Date: January 31st, 2018

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dogSAUGATUCK, Mich. — Michael Ryder had been approved for $360 every week in Michigan unemployment benefits — until the state learned he’d been dogging it at the Detroit-area restaurant chain where he supposedly worked.

Ryder is a German Shepherd owned by attorney Michael Haddock on the other side of the state in Saugatuck.  More

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Package thief who took bad fall on camera has been identified

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Date: January 30th, 2018

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packageBOTHELL, Washington — An alleged porch package thief seen slipping and apparently injuring herself on surveillance video in Bothell has been identified.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Monday it is not yet releasing her name or age because she is not in custody.

The woman was seen taking a bad fall, then had to be carried to the getaway car by the driver.  More

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Italian postman never rings once, hoards mail instead

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Date: January 30th, 2018

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mailROME  – Italian police have arrested a postman from the northern town of Vicenza after finding more than half a ton (1,100 lb) of undelivered mail stashed away in his garage.

Police were called in when workers from a recycling plant were sent to empty the garage and found 43 yellow plastic postal containers stuffed full of letters, bills, bank statements and even electoral pamphlets dating back to 2010.  More

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Urgent bathroom need leads man to $1 million lottery jackpot

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Date: January 30th, 2018

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lottoA California man said his urgent need for a bathroom break led him to the store where he bought a $1 million winning lottery ticket.

Vincent Anchondo told California Lottery officials the call of nature led him to stop at the Rotten Robbie store in San Jose where, having satisfied his body’s needs, he bought a $10 California Black Premium Scratchers ticket.

The scratch-off earned him a free ticket, so he used it for a $10 Holiday Magic Scratchers, which won him a $1 million jackpot.  More

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Cause of mystery toilet flushing turns out to be snake in the wall

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Date: January 29th, 2018

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wallAn Australian snake catcher was summoned to a home where residents discovered the cause of a mysterious flushing toilet was a serpent in the wall.

A video recorded by Luke Huntley of Snake Catcher Noosa shows him working to remove a brown tree snake from inside the wall of a Doonan, Queensland, home.

Huntley said the residents of the home had been perplexed by their toilet’s mysterious flushing until they discovered a snake was resting on the flush mechanism, which was embedded inside the wall of their bathroom.  More

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Couple contract parasitic hookworm in feet after walking on Punta Cana beach

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Date: January 29th, 2018

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hookA Canadian couple said they contracted parasitic hookworms in their feet after walking barefoot on a Dominican Republic beach.

Katie Stephens, 22, and her boyfriend Eddie Zytner, 25, of Windsor, Ontario, told CTV that they had scratchy feet during a week-long stay at the IFA Villas Bavaro Resort in Punta Cana, but believed they just had minor bug bites.

“For a lot of our trip, we found that we were scratching our feet quite a bit,” Zytner told CTVNews.

“Sand fleas we had heard about so we kind of assumed it was that at first.”  More

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Proposed California anti-plastic straw bill draws fire

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Date: January 29th, 2018

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strawsSACRAMENTO, Calif. – A California lawmaker is taking flak for a measure that would make it illegal for servers to offer plastic straws with drinks unless they’re asked.

Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon introduced a bill last week making unsolicited straw-providing a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

However, Calderon says it will be amended to eliminate the penalties.  More

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German police hunt thieves who stole 44 tons of chocolate

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Date: January 29th, 2018

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chocBERLIN — Police say two truck trailers loaded with 44 tons (48.5 U.S. tons) of chocolate were stolen in southern Germany and there’s no sign of the sticky-fingered perpetrators.  More

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Man Arrested For DUI After Mistaking Bank Drive-Thru For Taco Bell

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Date: January 28th, 2018

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bankSpring Hill, Fla.  — A Tampa man was arrested on Wednesday afternoon for DUI after he reportedly mistook a bank drive-thru for Taco Bell.

According to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, the manager of Bank of America on Mariner Boulevard called to report an impaired driver after he found an unconscious man behind the wheel of a blue sedan in the bank’s drive-thru lane.  More

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Australian woman’s horror as her permanent lip tattoo turns GREEN after she traveled overseas for the disastrous cosmetic procedure

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Date: January 27th, 2018

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greenA Victorian woman is among thousands of Australians with an overseas cosmetic disaster story to share after her lip tattoo turned green in Tahiti.

Karine Barry travelled to the South Pacific island to get a permanent tattoo on her lips because she believed Polynesians were the ‘best tattooists in the world’.

But the 50-year-old said the procedure went horribly wrong and made her look ‘like a clown’.   More

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New Braunfels Housing Authority appoints dead woman to board

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Date: January 27th, 2018

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deadThe New Braunfels Housing Authority board has a new member, but there’s one problem – she’s dead.

New Braunfels City Council confirmed that the board appointed Wanda Sandlin to the board on Monday.

However, Sandlin died in August.

A representative with the city tells KENS 5 that applicants are usually contacted before being appointed, but no one was able to get a hold of Sandlin.  More

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