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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Dwarf handed colouring book and crayons by waitress while on a date with fiancee: “A dwarf took his fiancee to a restaurant for a romantic meal and was handed a children’s colouring book and crayons by a waitress. James Lusted, 26, who is 3ft 7ins, was on a date at a Harvester Inn in Cardiff with his fiancee, Chloe Roberts, who is 5ft 7ins, when the waitress picked up two menus, the crayons and a colouring book. It was only when the waitress heard James’s deep voice that she realised her mistake, and didn’t serve the couple for the rest of evening. But Mr Lusted and his bride-to-be, 20, who are from Colwyn Bay, North Wales, saw the funny side. Mr Lusted said: “As I said thank you to the waitress she heard my voice and knew I wasn’t a child. “She immediately put the colouring book behind her back in shock. “But I am man enough to see the funny side, I would never take offence.”

Man Convicted Of Setting Puppy On Fire Hospitalized For Gunshot Wounds On His Privates: “Adell Ziegler, 21, one of two men who were arrested in November 2012 for setting a Jack Russell Terrier puppy on fire, was admitted to the emergency ward of a hospital after being shot on Humboldt Parkway on Monday. Ziegler was shot in the groin and buttocks at approximately 9:10 a.m. in the 600 block of Humboldt, according to Buffalo Police. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment. As of now, his condition has stabilized and he is said to be out of danger, reported the Huffington Post. Adell Ziegler and Diondre L. Brown were both arrested on Nov. 13, 2012, for abusing a Jack Russell puppy. It was established that the sick duo hung up a Jack Russell terrier puppy three feet in the air, doused him with lighter fluid, and then brutally set the defenseless animal on fire.

A company to avoid: “INNOVATIVE might not be the first word that comes to mind when describing US telephone and cable company Comcast. But are we giving the company credit where credit is due? Let’s face it, after a harrowing 18-minute customer service call went viral in July, it looked like Comcast had nothing more to strive for — it had reached peak horrible. Yet, if reports this week are accurate, Comcast has continued to shine as an innovator in the competitive field of corporate terribleness: It got a customer’s employer to fire him for complaining about shoddy customer service. Conal, understandably frustrated, decided to bypass the customer service department and take his complaints straight to the Comcast controller. Shortly after that call, Comcast contacted Conal’s employer — a large accounting firm that Consumerist reports happened to do business with Comcast… The firm opened an investigation against Conal and then fired him from his job.”

Wanted Woman Arrested After Demanding Police Remove Unflattering Facebook Photo: “Ohio Police say a woman was so upset by the unflattering photo detectives posted to Facebook that she called them and demanded that it be removed, leading to her arrest. According to Alex-Bouzounis, she posted 34-year-old Monica Hargrove’s mug shot to the department’s Facebook page on Sept. 10, as part of a weekly roundup called “Warrant Wednesday.” “It included her mug shot, her name and information about the crime,” said Alex-Bouzounis. According to The Columbus Dispatch, Hargrove had been indicted in the case for aggravated-robbery and kidnapping. Police say the woman was so upset by the mug shot photo, which she considered unflattering, that she called within 48 hours of the post. “She contacted the detective listed on the Facebook post and said, ‘Hey, I want my picture down,'” Alex-Bouzounis said. “[The detective] said, ‘Come on in and we’ll talk about it.'” And, police say, that is exactly what Hargrove did. “She came in and he put her under arrest,” said Alex-Bouzounis.”

The holiday luggage with a handle that transforms into a CHAIR: “An American entrepreneur has created a solution to waiting in airport queues with nowhere other than a dirty floor to sit on or a grubby wall to lean against. Chicago-based Brian Gibson has designed a gadget for luggage that allows travellers to pull out the handles of their roll-on suitcases and convert them into chairs. Mr Gibson is hoping to raise funds on Kickstarter for the bags to be manufactured, and if his goal amount of $120,400 (£74,000) is met then the suitcases could in shops by April next year. According to their Kickstarter page. the neXstep Luggage System prototype bags have successfully been checked in onto aircraft on several occasions without incident. Mr Gibson also writes that the design has not been denied approval by the Federal Aviation Authority in the US. NeXstep – which Mr Gibson developed in 2009 – can also be used as a suitcase rack when packing or unpacking luggage. The bags will be made from carbon fiber, polycarbonate, ballistic nylon, Cordura, Kevlar and aircraft grade aluminum”

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