A toon for feminsts to hateSeptember 9, 2016 at 12:52 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Odd news from around the world
Lucky gambler turns $10 into $2.7 MILLION after drawing a royal flush at Perth’s Crown Casino: “A lucky gambler has turned just $10 into $2.7 million after drawing a royal flush at Perth’s Crown Casino. The man, known only as Nigel, snagged the million dollar winnings in a game of progressive poker at the casino last Thursday. A royal flush is the highest ranked hand in a game of poker and is very difficult to be dealt. The player needs to have a 10, jack, queen, king and ace all of the same suit. There is only a four in 2.6 million chance of being dealt a royal flush. Crown’s Chief Operating Officer, Lonnie Bossi, said he was absolutely thrilled with Nigel’s win. ‘To have a record breaking $2.7 million won at Crown Perth is fantastic,’ he said.
Investigation ordered as Russian river turns red: “Russian authorities have ordered an investigation into a possible pipeline break after a river in the nickel-producing Arctic city of Norilsk turned bright red. Social media users began sharing photos of the unnaturally red Daldykan river on Tuesday, with some writing that it had also changed colour in June. A few users suggested iron ore in the ground had changed the river’s colour, but others said industrial waste was a more likely reason. The river runs near to the Nadezhda metallurgical factory run by Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium. The company said it was temporarily reducing manufacturing work while it monitored the situation. The Norilsk mayor’s office said the city’s water supply came from other sources. Norilsk developed as a gulag camp in 1935 and is known for its harsh winters, two-month polar night and high level of industrial pollution”
Games buff spent 120 hours building the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle – only to discover four pieces were missing: “Graham Andrew, 48, from Reepham in Norfolk, had almost completed the enormous 33,600-piece challenge after two weeks, but fell short at the final hurdle. Now he has to wait for the missing parts to be specially cut and sent from Spain before the 5x21ft masterpiece can be glued together. It is titled Wildlife and depicts a vibrant jungle scene including lions, elephants, orangutans, crocodiles and rhinos. To break the current world record of completing a 32,000 piece jigsaw, Mr Andrew enlisted the help of more than 200 people to finish the puzzle which was being built at a community centre in Reepham. ‘We actually had people come back to us and say they found pieces in their shopping bags, what must of happened is that they fell in while everyone was working on the puzzle.’
The creepy crawly reason why you should start sleeping with one eye open: “While we’ve been told time and time again that the “humble huntsman” is nothing to fear, the thought of having one crawl on your body — and face — while asleep would send even the most tolerant person into a tizz. But according to Michael Tate, known as ‘Ranger Mick’ from the Australian Reptile Park on the NSW Central Coast, we all better get used to the reality of having the unwelcome guests in our bed. “It’s very likely that someone may have had prey caught on their face by a huntsman. Bushy eyebrows are the perfect hunting ground for a spider,” Mick told 2UE radio hosts John Stanley and Garry Linnell. “By the time you’re 35 years old, and if you’re living in Sydney, several huntsmen will have walked across your face during your sleep. “Huntsmen can walk across you and you wouldn’t know,” Ranger Mick added”
Mel B URINATES on Bear Grylls’ hand on TV after he sustains painful jellyfish sting: “Spice Girl Mel B, 41, proved that not much scares her, this week, after she was filmed urinating on British adventurer Bear Grylls, 42, when he sustained a jellyfish sting on his hand during their Welsh adventure. Bear sustained the injury when he dropped the jellyfish as he tried to show the Spice Girl how it can be boiled up for a protein-rich meal. Mel immediately recalled what she’d so-far only seen in movies and asked the injured adventurer: ‘Do you need me to pee on you?’ A reluctant Bear was forced to take Mel up on the offer since he had relieved himself on the rocks, just 10 minutes before. Later, she told the camera: ‘To pee on demand, when someone’s in pain, is very difficult.’
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