Man Bought Used Car for 100-Mile Trip Because It Was Cheaper Than a Train Ticket

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Date: April 13th, 2018

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tripA young bargain hunter recently managed to show just how insanely expensive train tickets in the UK can be, by buying a car, petrol, insurance and road tax for it and still spending less than the cost of just one train ticket for a 100 mile trip.

27-year-old Tom Church, from London, wanted to visit a friend and colleague in Bristol, just 100 miles away, but was put off by the high cost of a train ticket.

After seeing a photo of a £218 ($311) train ticket for the same route he was interested in, posted on Reddit, Tom was both outraged and inspired to come up with a cheaper alternative. After doing some research, he figured out that it would actually be cheaper to buy a used car for the trip.  More

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Workers discover mummified monkey in old department store

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Date: April 12th, 2018

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monkeyWorkers renovating the old Dayton’s department store in downtown Minneapolis have discovered a mystery: the mummified remains of a monkey.

Crews found the carcass last week in an air duct on the seventh floor of the century-old building.  More

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The paramedic couple who mostly collect bodies

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Date: April 12th, 2018

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coupleLast year was the deadliest in Mexico’s recent history, with more than 29,000 recorded murders.

Acapulco, once a destination for international tourists, is one of the most violent cities in the country.  More

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Angry About Driver Cutting Him Off, Man Shoots Church Windows

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Date: April 12th, 2018

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angryA man who was upset after someone cut him off in a church parking lot told police he took his anger out by shooting at the house of worship’s windows.

Police arrested Ryan McFaul, 32, after reviewing Arapaho United Methodist Church’s security footage and identifying him.  More

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Escaped tortoise traveled a five-minute walk in three days

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Date: April 12th, 2018

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tortoiseA tortoise that escaped from its owner’s yard in Wales was found three days later using a sidewalk just a few blocks away.

RSPCA Cymru said the organization was alerted last week to the presence of a spur-thighed tortoise found strolling down a sidewalk in Brackla.  More

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Canadian Hotel Forgives Guest 17 Years After Flock Of Seagulls Trashed His Room

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Date: April 12th, 2018

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Iseagulst’s the ubiquitous seaside birds that deserve at least part of the blame for getting Nova Scotian Nick Burchill blacklisted at the Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria, Canada, one fateful day in 2001.

Burchill had planned to send a suitcase full of pepperoni to his buddies in the Canadian navy.

Writing on Facebook, he recounts that he decided to leave it near an open window so the chilly air would keep the meats fresh.  More

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Territorial goose wreaks havoc on Florida neighborhood

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Date: April 11th, 2018

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gooseResidents of a Florida neighborhood said a lone goose is terrorizing the area by breaking windows and chasing locals who get too close.

Neighbors on Green Reed Road in DeBary said the goose has been living in the area for some time, but only recently turned aggressive. More

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Queen Mary allowing guests to stay in ‘notoriously haunted’ room

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Date: April 7th, 2018

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maryOfficials with The Queen Mary in California said the retired ocean liner will be renting out a “notoriously haunted” room for the first time in 30 years.

The cruise liner, since turned into a Long Beach hotel, announced Stateroom B340, which has been featured on shows including SYFY Channel’s Ghost Hunters and British series Most Haunted, will be available to guests starting at $499 a night beginning Friday, April 13.  More

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Florida woman blames cocaine in purse on windy day

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Date: April 7th, 2018

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wells‘It must have flown through the window and into my purse,’ Kennecia Wells says.

During a search of the car, the officer found cocaine and marijuana in separate bags inside a purse that Posey had on her lap.

When questioned about the drugs, Posey admitted that the marijuana was hers, police said. The cocaine was a different story.

“I don’t know anything about any cocaine,” Posey said, according to the report. “It’s a windy day. It must have flown through the window and into my purse.”  More

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DA: Man Killed Father With Butter Knife, Took Out Eyeball

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Date: April 7th, 2018

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daLANSDALE, Pa. (CBS) – A Montgomery County man is behind bars for allegedly stabbing his father to death with a butter knife during an apparent drug-induced rampage.

Lansdale Police say 30-year-old Preston Lonnberg-Lane stabbed and strangled his 74-year-old father, Thomas Lane.  More

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Moose stomps man’s foot in Alaska after he kicks her

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Date: April 7th, 2018

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mooseANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man was injured north of Anchorage after a moose that he had just kicked stomped his foot in return, state officials said.

KTVA-TV reported the man escaped major injuries in the encounter Thursday with the moose and her calf.

“It sounds like the moose were on a trail and in this case, it sounds like the guy was trying to go through them,” State Department of Fish and Game spokesman Ken Marsh said.

“That’s never a good idea.”  More

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Artist Creates Amazing ‘Web Portraits’ Using a Single Sewing Thread

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Date: April 6th, 2018

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threadSlovenian artist Sašo Krajnc creates incredibly detailed portraits by tightly winding a single sewing thread on a circular wooden frame to create overlapping straight lines.

That’s actually the most impressive thing about Sašo Krajnc, that he’s able to create such detailed facial features, like the curvatures of the eyes and lips, using only straight lines.

He starts out with a circular frame made of wood or aluminium and lined with metal nails. He then takes a long sewing thread and begins winding it around these nails creating hundreds, or even thousands of black straight lines that crisscross and overlap to emphasise the features of his subjects.  More

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Seagull steals package of bacon from shopper’s cart

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Date: April 6th, 2018

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seagulA sneaky seagull in Scotland was caught on camera swooping down on a shopper’s cart in a grocery store parking lot and stealing a package of bacon.

The video, filmed in the parking lot of an Asda store in Elgin, Moray, shows the seagull descending on the cart while the shopper’s back is turned.  More

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Wisconsin voter wants to bring ducks to election

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Date: April 4th, 2018

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ducksMADISON, Wis. (AP) — A voter in a tiny northeast Wisconsin town wants to bring ducks to the polling station along with a sign that reads:

“If you don’t vote, you can’t squawk.”

Winneconne town clerk Yvonne Zobel says the voter asked town officials Tuesday whether she could bring three caged ducks and the sign to the town hall during the November election.  More

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Police investigate reports of ‘zombie’ raccoons

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Date: April 4th, 2018

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raccoonYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating reports of “zombie-like” raccoons in northeast Ohio.

WKBN-TV reports Youngstown police have received more than a dozen calls in the past three weeks about raccoons acting strangely in the daytime.

Photographer Robert Coggeshall says he was playing with his dogs outside his home last week when one such raccoon approached them. Coggeshall says the animal would stand on its hind legs, show its teeth and fall over backward.  More

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