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Man Protests Unjust Firing by Gluing His Hand to Former Employer’s Floor

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Date: November 25th, 2017

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glueA Malaysian man is protesting what he claims was an unjust termination from oil giant Chevron Malaysia Limited (Caltex) by supergluing his hand to their headquarters floor.

Fadzilah Abdul Hamid worked as a Caltex petrol station operator for the past 17 years at two sites in Kelana Jaya and Kampung Subang, Selangor, until being served an unexpected notice in May ordering him to vacate both locations within 30 days.

The letter claimed that his termination was due to unpaid charges outlined on a circular regarding the Implementation of Self-Service at Petrol Stations.  More

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Someone’s trying to sell a ‘used’ coffin on Facebook

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Date: November 25th, 2017

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casketMCCOMB, Mississippi – This is not a joke.

Kyng Major posted the item on Facebook on Monday, November 20, and he admits it has had ’1 owner’ and is ‘slightly used’.

At least he’s honest.

“Anybody need a casket 1 owner slightly used been down once for 3 yrs just pulled back up because we decided to go a different route 200$ obo hmu…” the post reads.  More

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Beware: Brown bear armed with two guns on the loose in Siberian region

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Date: November 25th, 2017

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cabinThe brown bear brazenly walked into a remote forest cabin, and helped itself to the man’s bag plus two guns, say police.

The animal turned the tables on the 57 year old hunter when he went to a nearby river to get water deep in Irkutsk region.

‘On November 16 he was hunting miles away from the nearest village and decided to stay at a forest cabin,’ said a statement from the local interior ministry.

‘He left his belongings in the cabin and went to get some water. On his return, he heard some suspicious sounds and spotted a bear.  More

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Employee gets lifetime supply of fish heads

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Date: November 24th, 2017

Category: Nutty News

fish headBEIJING – A brave Alibaba employee who saved four people from drowning in a Hangzhou Lake has been rewarded with a lifetime supply of fish heads.

Liu Xinting, 42, leapt into action after he saw a car carrying two men and two women plunge into Thousand Island Lake at around noon on Sunday.

Liu, a product manager for Alibaba Cloud, was travelling back to Hangzhou with colleagues and their family members in a convoy of cars after a lunch of fish heads – a local delicacy – in neighbouring Quzhou, he said on Tuesday.

To reward him for his bravery, Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Development Group, which operates several fish restaurants, announced on its WeChat account on Monday that it would provide Liu with free fish heads for life.  More

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Marriages to anime ‘wives’ recognized by Japanese company

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Date: November 24th, 2017

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wifeWith fewer people getting married and having kids in Japan over the years, one company thought it prudent to embrace the future and recognise marriages between men and their anime “waifus”.

In otaku culture, the term “waifu” refers to an anime girl whom a fan has taken a specific liking to.

“Waifu” stems from the English word “wife” but is given a Japanese pronunciation.

The counterpart word “husbando” for male characters has a similar use and origin.  More

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Couple that loves Olive Garden to name their daughter Olivia Garton

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Date: November 24th, 2017

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oliveAn Arkansas couple who once ate at Olive Garden daily for nearly seven weeks plans to name their first child, due in December, Olivia Garton.

Justin and Jordan Garton, of Fort Smith, are Arkansas natives who grew up going to Olive Garden.

“I’m only the third generation on my dad’s side to be born in America,” said Jordan Garton, 26.

“I just love Italian food and growing up in Arkansas that’s pretty much one of the only Italian places that we ever got to go.”  More

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Man in handcuffs jailed for crashing Police car

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Date: November 24th, 2017

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crashA drink-driver who tried to escape in a police car and crashed into cars while wearing handcuffs has been jailed.

Dominic O’Neill, 38, was detained and placed in the back, but “managed to get into the driver’s seat and drive off” in Leicester, on 21 October.

O’Neill was sentenced to 16 months in prison for several motoring offences at Leicester Crown Court.

Leicestershire Police said its officers had “received advice” surrounding the circumstances of the crash.  More

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Budweiser sending barley to space in hopes of learning how to brew beer on Mars

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Date: November 24th, 2017

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budBudweiser wasn’t kidding about its plans to brew “the first beer on Mars.”

After announcing its initiative at the South by Southwest conference in March, Budweiser is reportedly taking its next (small) steps toward accomplishing its out-of-this-world goal by sending beer-making grains — namely, barley — into space later this year.

According to a press release, in early December SpaceX will be delivering the shipment of barley to the International Space Station, where it will remain in orbit for a month.

Once back on Earth, the barley will be analyzed in order to determine how the grain reacts to microgravity environments.  More

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Firefighters who form a giant human pyramid on top of a moving fire engine cheat death when they…

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Date: November 22nd, 2017

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mexicoThis is the heart-stopping moment firefighters showing off their acrobatic skills at a traditional parade cheat death after losing their balance and smashing to the ground.

The nine men had used their ladders to form a human pyramid on top of one of their fire engines driving through the Mexican resort city of Puerto Vallarta at slow speed along streets lined with crowds.

But as the vehicle neared the municipal council offices with its sirens sounding full-blast, the pyramid collapsed as the firefighters veered violently to the left and plunged several  to the ground.  More

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Intruder fell asleep eating Doritos

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Date: November 22nd, 2017

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dirA man has been discovered asleep and covered in Doritos after allegedly breaking into a house in North Lanarkshire.

Police said the man had also eaten half a pie before deciding “on a pit stop”.

The alleged break-in happened at a house in Corsewall Street, Coatbridge, at about 23:45 on Monday.

Monklands Police tweeted about the incident, saying the man was no different to anyone who felt tired starting a late shift at work.  More

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Cycling company causes outrage

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Date: November 22nd, 2017

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pinCycling company Pinarello has pulled an advert that suggested women should buy electric bikes to keep up with their boyfriends after it caused widespread outrage.

The brand has launched a new e-bike, called Nyto, and in the press release marketed it at people who are out of shape as they don’t have enough time to train, and women who want to keep up with men.

“Nytro aims at a wide target, from the one that has no time to train but would never miss a weekend ride with friends, to women who would like to follow easily the men’s pace…     More

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Train heading to Maharashtra goes 160 km in wrong direction

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Date: November 22nd, 2017

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trainIn what might appear to be a scene from a poorly-directed Bollywood potboiler, a train carrying around 1500 farmers to Maharashtra landed up in Madhya Pradesh.

If you are scratching your head trying to figure out how can a train travel 160 km in the wrong direction, trust us, you are not alone.

The farmers were on their way to Kota, but are now stranded in Banmore station near Gwalior and the authorities have no idea what to do with them.

The farmers were returning from the Kisan Mukti Sansad, according to multiple reports.  More

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86-year-old tries to rob Philadelphia bank

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Date: November 22nd, 2017

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86PHILADELPHIA — Police say an 86-year-old woman tried to rob a bank in Philadelphia.

WTXF-TV reports the woman pushed her walker into TD Bank Tuesday afternoon, brandished a revolver and demanded $400.

Police arrived at the scene and quickly arrested her.

Authorities say the woman’s .38 caliber revolver was not loaded, but she had bullets in her purse.  More

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Dog’s head sent for rabies testing lost in mail

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Date: November 21st, 2017

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usSULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas - An East Texas veterinary clinic says they’re out of thousands of dollars and the health of their staff was put at risk after a package containing animal parts scheduled for rabies testing allegedly went missing.

Veterinarians at Bright Star Veterinary Clinic in Sulphur Springs said a resident recently brought in a dog showing symptoms of rabies.

During the consultation, one technician was bitten by the dog on her hand.

Since the dog’s health was bad, the owner and the vet decided to euthanize it, so it could be tested for rabies immediately.  More

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Chief of Police loses gun at library

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Date: November 21st, 2017

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chiefPRESCOTT VALLEY, Arizona – Prescott Valley is asking for the public’s help to find a missing handgun that belongs to the Chief of Police.

The Prescott Valley Police Department said on November 9, after attending a town council meeting, Chief of Police Bryan Jarrell entered the restroom at the Prescott Valley Library to change his clothes.

According to police, Jarrell accidentally left his gun in a restroom stall.  More

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