Odd news of the day

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  1. lelisa13p

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    I believe I just felt my heart melt a little. :vbsmile:
     
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    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    good find jig! and, from the Journal of Irreproducible Results, we have this:

    if anyone else (hey, it could easily just be me) is blocked from the article by a paywall, opening in an incognito tab/window worked for me.

    when I went back to verify there was a problem, it did not happen again....
     
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    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    innocent whistling can be heard....
    A couple called 911, thinking an intruder had entered their home. It was actually their robotic vacuum

    A North Carolina couple was watching a movie in their bedroom when they suddenly heard loud noises coming from downstairs. Worried that it was an intruder, the two called 911.

    The couple waited for police to arrive, hoping their 2-year-old daughter sleeping in her room wouldn't get up to check on the noise, said Thomas Milam, the husband, in his Facebook post shared to Forsyth County Sheriff's Office's page.
    Milam was armed and prepared to use his military training if things took a turn for the worse.
    "All my military training came back to me," he said in the post. "I started analyzing the path the intruder would take, their line of fire if they entered the room in certain ways, and where we should be to decrease our risk of getting hurt."


    Minutes after they called 911, police entered the home and began to search for an intruder. When the 911 operator told Milam to go downstairs to talk to the police, he said, the officers just had one question.
    "Is this Roomba yours?"

    Police had apprehended the suspect: the couple's brand new robotic vacuum.
    Milam said in the Facebook post that the vacuum had turned itself on in the night and gotten stuck in the hallway, where it had been repeatedly banging against the walls and making the sounds the Milams feared was an intruder.

    link:
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/27/us/couple-calls-911-for-robotic-vacuum-intruder-trnd/index.html

    alternate, with a sense of humor:
    https://www.wxii12.com/article/high-point-couple-calls-911-vacuum-intruder/30350584#
     
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    Bwahahaha! :vbgrin: I'd have been at the Returns counter the next morning, trading for a good old push model. :newpalm:
     
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    Courtesy the BBC…
    2019 in news: The alternative end-of-the-year awards

    Congratulations, you've made it through another year of news.

    We know it wasn't always easy, so here's a reward: our round-up of the moments that put a little smile on our faces in 2019. Many of them, inevitably, involve animals.

    Animal rescue of the year

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    Spare a thought for the poor fat rat of Bensheim, which became stuck in a German manhole in February. She was eventually freed, but not before passers-by took embarrassing photos of her plight. "She had a lot of winter flab," one rescuer said, compounding the humiliation.

    Link:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-50650415
     
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    Twins born in different decades at Minnesota hospital
    One is a child of the 2010s, the other is of the 2020s.
    ADAM UREN JAN 2, 2020
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    One of the most unusual New Year arrivals came at a Carver County hospital, where a pair of twins were born in different decades.

    Melissa and Ben Mase, of Cologne, Minnesota, welcomed their newborns 17 minutes apart at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

    Those 17 minutes however happened to include the moment a new decade started.

    George Winton was born at 11:44 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2019, and his sister Remi James followed at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2020.

    SW NewsMedia reports that the babies were born at 35 weeks, and delivered naturally, with the delivering physician Dr. Dennis Mohling.

    As they were born early, they are both in the Neonatal Care Unit (NCU), but are doing well.

    The hospital says that it finished 2019 with a record number of births with 1,345.
     
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    warning: not a cute or funny story....

    Police release gruesome details in Michigan Grindr slaying
    Mark Latunski, who met hairstylist Kevin Bacon on Grindr, was charged in Bacon's murder and mutilation.

    Police have released the gruesome details in the Christmas-week slaying of hairstylist Kevin Bacon, whose body was found on Dec. 28 at the Michigan home of suspect Mark Latunski. Latunski was charged with murder and mutilation last week in connection with Bacon’s death.

    Bacon, 25, was last seen on Christmas Eve, when he told his roommate he was leaving to meet a man he had connected with on Grindr, the popular gay dating app. Later that night, the roommate received a text from Bacon saying he was having fun and might not make it home that night. When Bacon did not appear at his parents’ house on Christmas Day, he was reported missing.

    Court documents shared with NBC News on Monday revealed what police discovered when they arrived at Latunski's home in Morrice, Michigan, 23 miles from Bacon’s home outside the city of Flint.

    Upon their arrival, Michigan State Police were granted permission by Latunski to enter and search his home, according to police testimony. During the search, they found Bacon “hanging deceased and naked from the ceiling.” After the grisly discovery, they placed Latunski into custody, and during an interview, Latunski “admitted to the murder of Mr. Bacon.”

    “Mr. Latunski stated he used a knife, stabbed him in the back one time, then slit his throat,” according to the testimony of Detective Sergeant James Moore. “Afterwards, Mr. Latunski stated he wrapped rope around the ankles of Mr. Bacon, and hung him from the rafters on the ceiling.”

    Moore also testified that Latunski admitted to mutilating and consuming part of Bacon’s body.

    Latunski, 50, is not a stranger to authorities. According to local NBC affiliate WILX, police responded to a bizarre incident at his home just a month before Bacon’s murder.

    On Nov. 25, police reportedly went to Latunski’s home when a 29-year-old man wearing only a leather kilt was seen running from the house with Latunski chasing him, according to WILX. A neighbor reportedly said the partially nude man had blood on his face and was screaming for help. The man, however, declined to press charges, and a police investigation determined no crime had been committed.

    Latunski was also charged with kidnaping in 2013 for allegedly taking two of his four children from his ex-wife. Those charges were dismissed after several competency hearings, according to WILX.

    Latunski, who is being held without bond, is expected to appear in court on Jan. 8.
     
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