DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST WEEK – Unusual News Stories
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 9th July 2019
1) Woman embarrassed after claiming swimsuit was faulty
When a woman complained that her swimsuit fitted badly, leaving her “vagina hanging out” the manufacturer pointed out that she had made an awkward error. “I have had a look at the picture you have sent and believe you are wearing the swimsuit upside down,” said a customer services rep.
Harry Potter book set to sell for £30,000
Jul 5, 2019
And other stories from the stranger side of life
2) Harry Potter Book Worth £30K
A first edition of the first Harry Potter novel, The Philosopher’s Stone, is expected to fetch around £30,000 at auction later this month after being bought for just £1 in a library sale. Jim Spencer of Hansons Auctioneers says the person who bought the edition of the J.K. Rowling book “had no idea” it could be worth so much money.
3) ‘Dead’ man is almost buried alive
A man was almost buried alive after an accident. Mohammad Furqan, 20, was pronounced dead by medics at an Indian hospital. As his family made arrangements for the funeral, the body was driven to his family home. However, his brother noticed Mohammad’s limbs were moving. He was then taken back to hospital and put on ventilator support.
4) Twenty-nine-hour football match breaks world record
A football game broke a Guinness World Record when it lasted for 29 hours. A nonprofit dedicated to empowering women in sports organised the game in Lyon alongside the Women’s World Cup. It featured 807 players, including several professional athletes. It ended with a spectacular scoreline of 404-369.
5) The elephant in the (Edinburgh) room
Edinburgh City Archives has revealed that a man once kept an elephant in his flat in the Scottish capital. In 1705, a baker complained about the animal being housed above his shop. He said his premises and equipment were being destroyed by dung, and water was seeping through the roof. The elephant eventually moved to Dundee.
6) Chess piece sells for £735,000
A piece of a medieval chess set that had been missing for almost two centuries has sold at auction for £735,000. The rook was bought for £5 in 1964 by an antiques dealer, and passed down through the family, who had a very pleasant surprise when they took it to Sotheby’s auction house to be valued.
7) Couple flee home amid ‘children’s screams’
A terrified couple have abandoned their home in Wales after children’s screams were heard from the basement. lan and Christine Tait have lived in a camper van since fleeing. They think the noise could be from human trafficking in a secret tunnel. Mrs Tait believes there are “quite a lot of people down there”.
8) Toddler buys $430 couch with one-click button
A mother is warning parents to lock their Amazon accounts after her two-year-old daughter bought a $430 couch with the one-click facility on the retailer’s app. “I thought, ‘Did I buy a couch in my sleep?’” said Isabella McNeil. She is now trying to re-sell it online, as to return it would cost her a $79 restocking fee and shipping costs of $100.
9) Pizza fit for the Queen
Domino’s sends pizza to ‘Elizabeth’ at Buckingham Palace
Domino’s pizza fell for a prank when they fulfilled a £46 order to deliver food to ‘Elizabeth’ at Buckingham Palace. The order was driven to the central London address, where security told them there had been a mistake and there had been no royal order for pizza.
10) Mother shocked when toddler’s first word is ‘Alexa’
Amazon Alexa to ‘give evidence’ in double murder case
A mother was shocked when her baby’s first word was “Alexa”. Eleven-month-old Annabelle Gates repeated her debut word – the famous name of a virtual assistant – as she was getting baptised. Her mum, Catherine, said: “It’s definitely not what we expected her first word to be – she’s such a modern baby.”
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” — John Green, The Fault In Our Stars
Happiness is…an elephant in an upstairs flat especially if you live in the 18th century
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Time is the best teacher; unfortunately, it kills all of its students.
Love is…leaving your loneliness behind
TRACK OF THE DAY
Fever – Peggy Lee
Highest Chart Position: No.5 27th September 1958
- Fever Peggy Lee 3:21
WHAT DAY IS IT?
Tuesday 9th July 2019
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