Roofers tear roof off wrong house in Florida

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Date: June 8th, 2018

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roofA Florida family woke up confused to the sounds of workers tearing the roof off their home — and they weren’t supposed to be there.

Pearl Northrup said her family woke up at their Lehigh Acres home to the loud banging of the roof being removed from the house.  More

 

 

 

 

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Moose crashes Alaska teen’s birthday party

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Date: June 8th, 2018

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mooseA surprised Alaska family captured video of the unusual visitor that crashed a 14-year-old’s birthday party — a moose in the mood for a swim.

The video, recorded in the back yard of a Palmer resident’s home, shows the moose swimming around in the family’s pool before getting out of the water and shaking itself off.  More

 

 

 

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Scorching-Hot Lava Evaporates Entire Lake in Hawaii

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Date: June 8th, 2018

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lakeFiery lava from Hawaii’s ongoing volcanic eruption has completely evaporated the water from Green Lake, the Big Island’s largest freshwater lake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The assassination by evaporation began this past Saturday morning, when lava from Fissure 8 flowed into the lake and boiled the water away.

The lake didn’t go peacefully, either.

Rather, the boiling water turned into a thick white plume that reached high into the sky, the USGS reported.  More

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Crocodile eats small dog that spent years chasing it back into river

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Date: June 7th, 2018

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crocLuck finally ran out recently for a plucky dog in Australia that became known for repeatedly chasing a crocodile back into the Adelaide River.

The dog’s owner says a recent video shows that the croc “did what crocs do.” It ate the pooch.  More


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U.S. Diplomats Evacuated in China as Medical Mystery Grows

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Date: June 7th, 2018

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mysteryGUANGZHOU, China — A crisis over a mysterious ailment sickening American diplomats and their families — which began in Cuba and recently appeared in China — has widened as the State Department evacuated at least two more Americans from China on Wednesday.

The Americans who were evacuated worked at the American Consulate in the southern city of Guangzhou, and their colleagues and family members are being tested by a State Department medical team, officials said.

It is unclear how many of them are exhibiting symptoms, but a State Department spokeswoman said Wednesday evening that “a number of individuals” had been sent to the United States for further testing.  More


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South Dakota sheriff loses re-election, fires winning deputy

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Date: June 7th, 2018

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sheriffA South Dakota sheriff waited a whole minute after polls closed to fire a deputy who undid his re-election bid this week.

Bon Homme County Sheriff Lenny Gramkow fired deputy sheriff Mark Maggs after Maggs defeated him by a vote of 878-331 in Tuesday’s Republican primary election.

Maggs posted his time-stamped termination notice signed by Gramkow on Facebook after polls closed.  More


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Woman Knocked Onto Tracks After Asking Man To Stop Urinating On Platform

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Date: June 6th, 2018

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tracksA man struck a 48-year-old woman in the head and knocked her onto the L tracks after she asked him to stop urinating on the Belmont Red Line platform Friday evening, police said.

CWBChicago spoke with the victim on Saturday evening. No one is in custody.

Police said the victim’s head struck a train rail and the woman broke her arm by trying to cushion her fall.  More

 

 

 


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Traffic camera captures SUV driving in reverse on highway

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Date: June 6th, 2018

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reverseThe Ohio Department of Transportation shared video of a driver with apparent mechanical troubles who drove their SUV in reverse on the highway.

The video, captured amid heavy traffic Tuesday morning on U.S. Route 33 and posted to Facebook, shows the white SUV driving in reverse in the roadway about 6:45 a.m. and taking a ramp toward Gender Road in Canal Winchester.  More

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Man chasing escaped parrot gets stuck in tree

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Date: June 6th, 2018

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parrotFirefighters in England said they rescued a man who became stuck up a tree while trying to chase down an escaped parrot.

Michael Novell, a crew manager at the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Wokingham Road fire station, said his crew responded last week on a report of a man and a parrot stuck up a tree in Earley.  More

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Luggage Regulations

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Date: June 6th, 2018

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luggageExplaining luggage regulations to passengers can be aggravating for flight attendants.

One day a woman tried to board with an enormous bag.

The lead flight attendant told her why it would not fit, but the woman argued that her bag was a carry-on because it had wheels and a handle.

Without blinking the attendant said,

“My Ford has wheels and a handle, but that doesn’t make it a carry-on.”

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Stella Awards

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Date: June 6th, 2018

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stellaIt’s time again for the annual ” Stella Awards”! For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald’s in New Mexico, where she purchased coffee. You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. Who would ever think one could get burned doing that, right?

That’s right; these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits and verdicts in the U.S. You know, the kinds of cases that make you scratch your head. So keep your head scratcher handy.

Here are the Stella’s for this year:

  • SEVENTH PLACE

Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The store owners were understandably surprised by the verdict, considering the running toddler was her own son.

  • SIXTH PLACE *

Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles, California won $74,000 plus medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Truman apparently didn’t notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor’s hubcaps.

  • FIFTH PLACE *

Terrence Dickson, of Bristol, Pennsylvania, was leaving a house he had just burglarized by way of the garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned and he could not get the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn’t re-enter the house because the door connecting the garage to the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut. Forced to sit for eight, count ‘em, EIGHT days and survive on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner’s insurance company claiming undue mental Anguish. Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for his anguish

  • FOURTH PLACE *

Jerry Williams, of Little Rock, Arkansas, garnered 4th Place in the Stella’s when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor’s beagle – even though the beagle was on a chain in its owner’s fenced yard. Williams did not get as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might have been provoked at the time of the butt bite because Williams had climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet gun.

  • THIRD PLACE *

Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania because a jury ordered a Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone. The reason the soft drink was on the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument.
*SECOND PLACE*

Kara Walton, of Claymont, Delaware sued the owner of a night club in a nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window to the floor, knocking out her two front teeth. Even though Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through the ladies room window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her $12,000….oh, yeah, plus dental expenses. Go figure.

  • FIRST PLACE *

This year’s runaway First Place Stella Award winner was: Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who purchased a new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver’s seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the owner’s manual that she couldn’t actually leave the driver’s seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury awarded her, are you sitting down? $1,750,000.
PLUS a new motor home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home.

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3-Year-Old Israeli Boy Baffles Doctors by Speaking English Without Ever Having Learned It

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Date: June 5th, 2018

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englishO’Neal Mahmoud, a 3-year-old from an Arabic-speaking Druze  family in the Golan Heights, Israel, has amazed doctors with his ability to speak English with a British accent without ever having been exposed to the foreign language.

Named after legendary basketball player Shaquille O’Neal, O’Neal Mahmoud didn’t speak at all until he was 2-years-old.

Then he started making these unintelligible noises, and at one point started speaking fluent English and using phrases like “my dear” and “oh my goodness”, which are hardly ever used in his home village, near the Druze town of Majdal Shams, in northern Israel.  More

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A ‘Whole New Era’ for Miss America

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Date: June 5th, 2018

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missSay goodbye to the swimsuit portion of the 97-year-old Miss America competition, now under female leadership.

“We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance … and that means we will no longer have a swimsuit competition,” Gretchen Carlson, Miss America 1989 and the new chairwoman of the Miss America Organization, told ABC News on Tuesday.  More

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Man eats 480 oysters in 8 minutes to win contest

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Date: June 5th, 2018

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oystersA competitive eater slurped down 480 oysters in 8 minutes to win a New Orleans competition and set a new record for the event.

Darron Breedon of Orange, Va., bested six other competitors Sunday at the World Oyster Eating Championship at the Oyster Festival in New Orleans.  More

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Cure For Lateness

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Date: June 5th, 2018

bossBob had this problem of getting up late in the morning and was always late for work.

After a few weeks of this, his boss was mad and threatened to fire him if he didn’t do something about it.

So Bob went to his doctor, who gave him a pill and told him to take it before he went to bed.

He got a great night’s sleep and actually beat the alarm in the morning.

After a leisurely breakfast, he cheerfully drove to work.

“Boss,” he said, “the pill my doctor subscribed me actually worked!”

“That’s all fine,” said the boss,

“But where were you yesterday?”

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