Ten things which raised an eyebrow this week
Following the week in which Natalie Bennett gave a “mind blank” interview, Jihadi John was unmasked and Madonna suffered a “fall from Grace”, EP brings you a brief round-up of some other interesting news items which may have missed your attention
- The ultimate pi** take! A restaurant in China has installed Japanese soldier urinals with the comment “This was just a small way of showing we haven’t forgotten and we haven’t forgiven.”
- An official JetBlue tweet has been deleted after followers pointed out that “Oh, the Bluemanity!” was poorly thought-through given that the original quote “Oh the humanity” was uttered by Herbert Morris upon witnessing the Hindenberg disaster in 1937
- Noted as having scored the worst performance among any long-established democracy, it’s interesting to note that a comprehensive report of the “Electoral Integrity” of 127 countries places America at 45th, in par with Columbia and Bulgaria, with Norway claiming pole position (Britain is not yet included in the research)
- While almost every other city in the world looks for ways to generate income through tourism, Hong Kong officials appear to be actively discouraging tourism as plans are set in place to reduce traveller numbers from the Mainland
- Chinese astronomers have discovered a “super massive black hole” with a mass 12 billion times the size of the Sun which, despite being 900 million years old, is thought to be the youngest black hole in the Galaxy!
- Police in Toronto are appealing for help as they attempt to find the person(s) responsible for digging a 33ft chamber containing a gas generator and water pump
- Meanwhile, in Surrey, another prankster must be feeling “Flushed with success” after installing a toilet in a bus stop complete with toilet bowl, cistern, sink and even a toilet roll holder!
- Officials at St. James’s in Leeds have been forced to apologise after an automated request for “feedback on your recent A&E experience” was sent to a man who had passed away while in hospital
- An American woman has lodged an official application to say she holds the world record for catching bridal bouquets claiming to have documented proof that she has caught 46 in the last decade
- What a Llama Drama! If you think you’re having a bad week, spare a thought for the manager at an Arizona Care Home who organised a “show and tell” for residents only for the day to end in mayhem taking staff, volunteers, residents, members of the public and Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a 3 hour llama hunt when two of the animals bolted from the garden and ran amok across the city!
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