Ten things which raised an eyebrow this week

Following the week in which Facebook launched “Child Rescue Alert”, the Lord Mayor of York complained that her gold chains aren’t polished enough and in America a 14 year old was arrested for making a clock as part of a school project, EP brings you a brief round-up of some other interesting news items which you may have missed

  1. “All dogs must be removed from the district before September 10th, otherwise authorities will enter your house and kill your dog on the spot!” The local government of a district in East China’s Shandong Province has issued what residents call “the cruelest ban” imaginable.
  2. A family in California were more than a little startled when a block of ice crashed through their living room ceiling! It’s thought that the mass, which is about the size of a basketball, is the result of frozen moisture breaking loose from an airplane.
  3. Two burglers in America have made the job of local police very easy after they robbed a local store, then attempted to make a getaway through the back door of the police station.
  4. A solution to the issue of homelessness? Dublin City Councillors are considering the use of “posh prefabs” to help get 600+ families, including 1275 children off the streets of the Capital and back into more suitable temporary housing
    The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) – a joint project of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Nasa – has discovered its 3,000th comet, cementing its standing as the greatest comet finder of all time.
  5. Perhaps he should be called “Lucky”? Mordy the dog has escaped unharmed after falling 14 stories from his owner’s blacony thanks to the quick thinking of his neighbour who observed the animal get into trouble and ran to catch him, breaking the creature’s fall.
  6. A taste of their own medicine? Over 150 emergency service personnell were called to a hotel outside Hamburg when 29 homeopaths attending a conference were found “staggering around, rolling in a meadow, talking gibberish and suffering severe cramps” having ‘accidentally’ overdosed on psychedelic drugs.
  7. The Brewers’ Guild of New Zealand has estimated that no less than 6,000 beer kegs go missing each year and so are offering free beer in exchange for returns
    The Mexican Social Security Institute have launched an investigation after footage of hospital workers bathing themselves in pots used to cook patients’ food in a local hospital were posted on social media.
  8. Good Deed Feed: When Lucas Hobbs was finally given the all-clear after battling cancer, the Make-A-Wish Foundation extended an offer to do or experience anything he wanted. Rather than choose a trip to Disney or meet a sports hero, the grateful 12 year old opted to team up with the Minnesota Food Truck Association, commandeering a fleet of food trucks to cook for and feed as many doctors, patients and staff as he could to thank the hospital he credits with saving his life

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