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Reports of a white tiger hanging out alongside a Maryland Interstate expressway greatly exaggerated the tiger's living status ...
'White tiger' reported on Maryland highway was a 'lifelike figurine'

Police in Maryland said officers responding to a report of a white tiger perched on a highway wall arrived to find the reported big cat was a life-sized tiger figurine.

The Montgomery County Department of Police said a driver on Interstate 270 called 911 to report a tiger was perched on a jersey wall near Montrose Road. ...

A Rockville City Police officer was the first to arrive on the scene and discovered the reported loose animal was "a large, lifelike, figurine," the department of police said.

Police said they do not know how the figurine came to be abandoned on the highway wall, but the white tiger now has a new home at the police station.

"How and why the tiger came to find himself on the interstate remains a mystery. We're happy to report that the tiger has been adopted by MCP's 1st District officers and has found a new perch at the station - where he is sure to only interrupt foot traffic," the department tweeted.
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/0...ighway-was-a-lifelike-figurine/3001612901725/
 

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Woman sticks her hair in place with strong glue, lives to regret it -

The forever ponytail: woman shares ordeal after using Gorilla Glue on her hair



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Trips to the emergency room have followed to help Brown get rid of what she is calling her “forever ponytail”, plus remedies such as coconut oil and tea tree oil – some have even suggested she may seek legal action, although this has not yet been confirmed.

WTF!!!
why the f*ck is she wasting emergency workers time for being stupid and how is she thinking of sueing the glue company!!!
 

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Trips to the emergency room have followed to help Brown get rid of what she is calling her “forever ponytail”, plus remedies such as coconut oil and tea tree oil – some have even suggested she may seek legal action, although this has not yet been confirmed.

WTF!!!
why the f*ck is she wasting emergency workers time for being stupid and how is she thinking of sueing the glue company!!!
:chuckle:

The company replied that she hadn't followed the directions. She hasn't a leg to stand on, litigation-wise.
 

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What she needs to do is wait for the hair to grow a bit and then have it shaved. Start again.

It's been a month so the glue is already about half an inch from her head.
 

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What she needs to do is wait for the hair to grow a bit and then have it shaved. Start again.

It's been a month so the glue is already about half an inch from her head.
Set of clippers £10 from argos haha
 

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Another shagging on Zoom story. In this one it was a lawyer during a virtual court hearing in Peru.

Hector Paredes Robles was branded a disgrace to his profession by the judge presiding over the virtual hearing after launching into his X-rated performance while his camera was on.
I'm surprised no one picked up on this in the story: "He was also told he would face two separate probes..."
 

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Fear not the Stockton Kraken ... :reyes:
911 call about dismembered body leads to finding mannequin parts

The California Highway Patrol said troopers responding to a report of body parts floating in the water next to a highway ramp were relieved to discover the limbs and torsos actually were mannequin parts.

The CHP said a trucker who caught a glimpse of the seemingly grisly sight at the Arch Road on-ramp near Highway 99 in Stockton called 911 to report a suspected dismembered body floating in the water. ...

Troopers arrived and discovered multiple mannequin torsos, arms and legs floating in the water, instead.

The CHP joked in a Facebook post that the scene was the result of the lovelorn "Stockton Kraken" going on a Valentine's Day killing spree.

The mannequin parts were removed by the California Department of Transportation to prevent further 911 calls from alarmed drivers.
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/0...ads-to-finding-mannequin-parts/8331613506804/
 

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Bad day at work

Citibank wired nearly $1,000,000,000 by mistake but can only get half back

The US District Court judge ruled that despite committing one of the ‘biggest blunders in banking history’, the bank cannot recover the money accidentally sent to Revlon’s lenders.

Citibank, Revlon’s loan agent, intended to send around $8 million in interest payments to the cosmetic company’s lenders, CNN reported.

But instead, the whole loan of almost 100 times that amount was repaid, including $175 million to a hedge fund.

In total, the money mistakenly wired totalled $900 million.

A day later, the problem was realised and an alert sent out to try and recover the cash – but it was too late to get back all of it.

Revlon lenders defended not paying the money back as they said they thought it was sent intentionally, which is a defence under New York law.

The money sent was the amount ‘to the penny’ that was owed them by Citibank, but the loan was not yet set to mature.
 

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Why dont things like this never happen to me?
I had the opposite once, received a bank statement to say $125 000 had gone out, needless to say there was no where near that sort of money in the account. Phoned the bank and they didn’t bat an eyelid and said they would just transfer that amount into my account to cancel it out as if that sort of thing happened all the time!
 

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I had the opposite once, received a bank statement to say $125 000 had gone out, needless to say there was no where near that sort of money in the account. Phoned the bank and they didn’t bat an eyelid and said they would just transfer that amount into my account to cancel it out as if that sort of thing happened all the time!
It happens all the time, thanks to the leaky security they have at banks.
 

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Since no humans were injured, I'm going to rank this as a silly mistake. An Italian tank mistakenly shot a round into a local chicken coop or building while participating in a night exercise. The chicken casualties were on the order of 100 according to another news outlet.
Tank blows up chicken farm by mistake

A tank taking part in military exercises near Pordenone Wednesday got its aim wrong and blew up a chicken farm by mistake, local sources said Thursday.

Several chickens were killed by the round, owners discovered on Thursday morning while sifting through the wreckage.

No one was hurt.

Police have impounded the four tanks engaged in the exercise.

The farm is located on the outskirts of the small town of Vivaro.

Prosecutors in Pordenone have opened an investigation into the incident.
FULL STORY: https://www.ansa.it/english/news/20...ake_bbd6db5f-43b0-43ad-bc7b-327ba2012069.html
 

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Since no humans were injured, I'm going to rank this as a silly mistake. An Italian tank mistakenly shot a round into a local chicken coop or building while participating in a night exercise. The chicken casualties were on the order of 100 according to another news outlet.


FULL STORY: https://www.ansa.it/english/news/20...ake_bbd6db5f-43b0-43ad-bc7b-327ba2012069.html
“Italian Army, jealous of chickens’ legendary gallantry, musters enough courage to shell their home while they’re asleep.”

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Only in the last few months have l learned the word awry is not pronounced AWE-ree, as l have been doing all my life.

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I can empathise.

There is a Slovenian company that is the absolute best exhaust system manufacturer in motorsport, dealing with MotoGP teams, WSBK, F1, etc.

The spelling is Akrapovic.

Most people in these islands pronounced it Akra -Poe-Vic

To a Slovenian ear, this is butchery and hurts their ears.

It is pronounced A-krap-o-vich.

It means Scorpion.

With so many Eastern Europeans here, there was always much laughter on mentioning exactly the kind of exhaust system you had on your bike.

[Cringe]
 

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Egypt's Suez Canal blocked by large container ship

Egypt's Suez Canal has been blocked by a large container ship that ran aground after losing control, causing a traffic jam of cargo vessels in the region.

Tug boats were deployed to help shift the 400m-long (1312ft) and 59m-wide ship - the Ever Given - but there are fears it could remain trapped for days.

The incident occurred just north of the port of Suez early on Tuesday.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56505413
 
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