Ten things which raised an eyebrow this week
EP brings you a brief round-up of some of the news items which were perhaps as surprising as they were enlightening
- Claiming the company has joined the “economic war against Venezuela”, President Nicolas Maduro has joined in barrage of attacks on McDonald’s as the multi-national food chain continues to suffer from a shortage of French Fries due to a lack of available potatoes in the Country
- Well, it is said to be man’s best friend! In Florida a replacement welcome-mat at the door of a local Sheriff’s department was inadvertently installed with the caption “In Dog We Trust” – a typo by the manufacturer which wasn’t noticed for 2 months!
- There were red faces all round after the social media team at BlackBerry posted to Twitter from an iPhone, encouraging followers to “keep up with the conversation on @twitter”
- Elsewhere on Twitter, the social media team at Aer Lingus has become viral sensations after joining the #FiveWordsToRuinADate conversation with the sarcastic comment I usually fly into Stansted – a dig clearly aimed at “another Irish carrier”!
- Hell hath no fury like … an angry husband out for revenge. In Uganda, a local fisherman has tracked and killed the crocodile which ate his pregnant wife! Demeteriya Nabwire has since been hailed a hero for killing the reptile which is believed to have eaten as many as 6 other villagers
- Locals have been left somewhat traumatised by the news that police found a body in the water tank in Mexico City. Complaints of a “strange taste” led officials to dredge the system, only to make the grizzly discovery of the putrefied remains of Carmen Esparza, a full year after she went missing!
- As locals start using blocks of concrete, bicycles chained together and toilet basins to reserve parking spots it seems the lack of city-centre car parking is becoming a serious issue around China
- Rather than making a good first impression, there are some candidates, like the man who brought 50 pens to the interview, and then spread them out on the table before uttering a word through to the woman who tried to Google the answer to a question during interview, who were unsurprisingly unsuccessful at their attempts to find a new job
- Police in America have released video footage of a woman wearing pyjamas and a leather jacket who entered the station carrying a Dunkin’ Donuts box and proceeded to throw raw bacon and sausage meat at officers, before being arrested
- If you think you’re having a bad week, then spare a thought for the driver in Halifax who flipped a 44-tonne lorry after blindly following his SatNav down a small country lane and crashing into a ditch!
For more information on initiatives run by EP and to get involved with the community please contact Arlene McCaffrey