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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Spiced out: “Authorities in several Florida cities have seen an increase in emergency calls related to people being slumped over in a stupefied state, as they have overdosed on the dangerous drug known as spice, or synthetic marijuana. Police in Tampa say that more people than ever before are overdosing on the drug, as investigators in Clearwater say they’ve received dozens of calls for people who have had to be rushed to the hospital because of suspected spice use. A disturbing photo from the Clearwater Police Department taken at Crest Lake Park shows two people slumped over and one person laying on the ground, as it’s suspected they had used Spice. ‘The spike that we’re seeing and my personnel are dealing with on the road are unprecedented,’ Gandy told WFLA. ‘Looked like one of our zombie movies.’ He added that he ‘had 15 people walking around in various states of incapacitation'”

Broken watch bought at car boot sale for £10 sells for £55,000 after it turns out to be rare World War Two Rolex: “The timepiece was found by a Cheshire man in a chest of drawers while he was clearing out his late father’s house. He was so shocked by the result he had to be told the final sale price three times by the auctioneer – as he had expected the antique to go for around £500. Made by the Italian company Panerai, in a collaboration using a Rolex movement, the oversized wristwatch was sold without a strap and a non-functioning mechanism, but still managed to attract interest and fetch an impressive £46,000 hammer price. The timepiece was one of only 618 Rolex 17 Rubis Panerai 3636 watches made between 1941 to 1943. They were made by Italian watchmaker Panerai but used Rolex movements and were waterproof, with an oversized face which was visible in the dark. They were supplied to the Royal Italian Navy”

A black genius at work: “A Florida man has been arrested after allegedly stealing a $60,000 BMW a day after a car dealership turned him down from buying it with food stamps. Nicholas Jackson went to an auto dealership where managers declined his business when he tried to buy the BMW with a credit card and his Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, authorities said. On Thursday night, the Pompano Beach dealership was burglarized and the BMW was missing along with keys belonging to 60 other cars, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said 36-year-old Jackson did not have money to fill the tank of the stolen BMW and subsequently ran out of gas at an intersection. When officers responded to a suspicious person call on Friday morning, they found Jackson, the BMW and the stolen keys, according to the sheriff’s office. Investigators were able to trace the BMW and the keys back to the Pompano Beach dealership. Jackson has since been charged with grand theft auto and is being held in jail on a $20,000 bond”

Bowling alley bosses launch investigation after hardcore porn movie is filmed at their venue: “Bosses at a bowling alley which is often used for children’s parties have launched an investigation after discovering a hardcore pornographic movie was filmed at their establishment. Sordid scenes involving two scantily clad women and a man carrying a pair of bowling shoes were filmed in the distinctive interior of the PSL Bowling Complex in Stirchley, Birmingham. It is believed the blue film was shot several years ago before the current owners took over. The film shows the trio indulging in sex on the business’s colourful furniture, with PSL’s bowling alley in the background. When the new management team saw stills of the footage Martin Parsonage, who is in the process of taking over the building’s lease, said: ‘By hook or by crook, I will find out who is responsible. ‘But I know there is nothing that can bring us or PSL into disrepute – because I know we were not involved.'”

Scientists reveal the REAL reason we can’t look when we kiss: “The real reason people close their eyes when they kiss is because the brain can’t deal with more than two things at once. That is the finding of academics who have explored one of the great mysteries of the human psyche. When people pucker up the brain finds it difficult to process the sensation if cognitive power is also being used to analyse what we see, said psychologists from Royal Holloway, University of London. ‘Tactile awareness depends on the level of perceptual load in a concurrent visual task,’ said Polly Dalton and Sandra Murphy, from the university, in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. The cognitive psychologists reached their conclusion without studying people actually kissing.”

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