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A German man feared a monster courgette he found in his garden was an unexploded World War Two bomb and called the police.
The 5kg (11-pound) courgette had probably been thrown over a hedge into the 81 year old’s garden, police said.
Luckily no evacuation was required in Bretten, a town near Karlsruhe in south-west Germany.
Once police had reassured him following the early morning call-out, the pensioner disposed of the courgette himself.
It’s still a terrible idea, but it may no longer run you the risk of having your driver’s licence suspended and car impounded
And that’s as it ought to be. Not everything that’s a ‘bad idea’ needs to be outlawed. We can live with bad ideas, even if a drunk canoeist doesn’t always, if they drown after going over rapids or whatever. 😉
A California burglary suspect has been arrested after police say he left a key piece of evidence at the crime scene when he forgot to flush the toilet.
Investigators say Andrew Jensen’s sample in the toilet bowl at the home in Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks matched DNA on an FBI database.
The 42-year-old was arrested on 28 July nearly a year after the residential burglary in October 2016.
Police said they collect any type of evidence left behind at crime scenes.
Let that be a lesson to us all. 😉
A Texas woman got a reminder this week that dating is the worst.
The 35-year-old woman may be facing a legal dispute after a man she met online, Brandon Vezmar, sued her last week for texting during their first date to the movies, according to the American-Statesman.
Vezmar, 37, filed a claim against his failed love interest, who did not want to be identified, asking her to reimburse him for the $17.31 ticket to a 3D showing of “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” in Austin, Texas.
Vezmar claims his date started texting about 15 minutes into the film, which is apparently a movie etiquette transgression in his book.
“It was kind of a first date from hell,” Vezmar told the American-Statesman. “This is like one of my biggest pet peeves.”
I hope he wins. She’s the rudest thing and thoroughly self absorbed. He deserves his money back.