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I’m going to have the porridge
Someone in Royton, Oldham, England woke up on March 20 and felt like something was missing from their life. And maybe breakfast was particularly difficult that morning. the Manchester Evening News reported that at the Barclay Pizza & Prosecco restaurant, while workers were cleaning up after the festivities on Saturday night, they found a full set of false teeth on the floor of the bar. Barclay’s owner, Emma Whelan, posted a photo of a plastic bag containing the false teeth on Facebook, hoping to track down the owner. “We forget a lot of things after a night at the Barclay … but this is new,” Whelan said. “It must have been an amazing night.”

Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Little Rock, Arkansas, is facing a lawsuit on behalf of the family of Harold D. Lee of Pauline, South Carolina, who was expected to be buried alongside his parents in a Quitman, Arkansas cemetery after his death. death on Thanksgiving Day 2019. Lee’s body was moved to the Roller-McNutt facility and casket and funeral arrangements were made, KNOE-TV reported, but according to the lawsuit, the funeral home alerted the family on December 10, 2019. , that they had “accidentally cremated the body”. Lee was extremely religious and “strongly desired (sic) not to be cremated, as he believed his body would be taken away after the Second Coming,” the suit states. His wife, Eunice, was shaking violently when she received the news. The funeral home waived the cost of the funeral and returned $5,000 after the mistake was made, the lawsuit states.

From the mouths of babies
Kristin Wiley, 49, was taken into custody by Indian River County, Florida, sheriff’s deputies after she barely missed hitting her stopped vehicle on March 20, The Smoking Gun reported. As they approached the car, they saw her 9-year-old son in her backseat, crying. The officer noted that Wiley’s eyes were “watery and red” and that she smelled alcohol on her breath, so she asked if she had been drinking. She replied, “No,” but her son chimed in from the backseat, “Mom, you can’t lie to the police. You drank.” She told the officer that her mother had been drinking at a party and said that he was “very scared while Kristin was operating the vehicle,” the officer reported. A breath test recorded her alcohol content at nearly three times the legal limit. Along with DUI, she was charged with child abuse.

When Steve Nichols and John Winn of Indian Trail, North Carolina, saw a news story on television about a dog whose owners abandoned him because they thought he was “gay,” they knew they had to do something. The 33-year-old couple told Charlotte’s Observer They drove to Albemarle on March 23 to adopt the dog, who they named Oscar, after Irish poet Oscar Wilde. Oscar’s previous owners had turned him in for mounting another male dog, which, Nichols said, “was one of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard. That’s just pack behavior.” Nichols noted that the dog had not been neutered and was suffering from heartworm, leading him to believe that “the owner apparently did nothing to care for this dog.” Oscar is getting the care he needs and will join the couple’s other dog, Harry, at his home.

great art
In the London neighborhood of Richmond, an unusual property that has been dubbed the “Invisible House” is attracting the attention of passers-by, MyLondon reported. The front of the house sits on a busy street and is almost completely covered in one-way mirror glass, reflecting a roundabout across the street and the busy sidewalk in front. The family, who wished to remain anonymous, said the architect wanted the mirror to “make the house ‘speak to its surroundings’. We really liked the idea and accepted it.” The back of the house is on a quiet street and features traditional architecture.

And his little bird too!
In a scene eerily reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz, the Castellanos family of Arabi, Louisiana, took a wild ride on March 22 when a destructive tornado tore through the area, ABC News reported. Dea Castellanos was sitting on a sofa in her living room when the house began to spin, leading her into a bedroom. Her daughter, who has muscular dystrophy, was in another bedroom. The one-story house was lifted off its foundation and collapsed in the middle of the street, where neighbors called 911 and the girl was taken to the hospital. One of the Castellanos’ pet birds stood in the rubble as they salvaged what they could; family members were “fine” after their ordeal.

Welcome to Hogwarts, Harry!
A UK-based startup called Invisibility Shield Co. has brought Harry Potter’s most useful tool to life, Oddity Central reported. The company’s technology isn’t as perfect as the fictional character’s cape, but it’s close: “From the viewer’s perspective,” says the company, “backlight is diffused horizontally across the front face of the shield, over the area where the subject would normally be seen.” Of course, they add, the shield won’t protect users from dementors or Voldemort himself. They expect to start deliveries in December.

bright ideas
• An exhibit at the March International Robot Expo in Tokyo drew a lot of attention: Kawasaki’s Bex, a prototype robot goat that can carry 220 pounds of cargo. The Bex is named after the ibex, a large wild goat from Eurasia and Africa that is famous for its steady stride, Engadget reported. However, on flat surfaces, Bex moves on wheels attached to her “knees”, and on rougher terrain, she walks at a slower pace. Kawasaki reportedly envisions it being used to transport construction materials and carry out remote inspections of industrial sites.

• Do you need socks? Do you need exercise? Souki Socks, a small factory in Japan’s Nara prefecture, has you covered, or at least your toes. The company came up with a contraption that combines a stationary bike with a sock-knitting machine and called it Charix. Before customers sit down, Oddity Central reported, they choose the size and colors of their socks. The cyclists pedal for about 10 minutes; the staff sews the toes and finishes the socks on the spot, and satisfied customers take the new pair home.

News that sounds like a joke
Around Corsham, Wiltshire, England, people, sheep and even a former police German Shepherd are being terrorized by two aggressive canines. Metropolitan News informed. “There were two nasty chihuahuas that attacked the German shepherd, so the size of a dog doesn’t reflect how aggressive it is,” Councilwoman Ruth Hopkinson said. “They weren’t on a leash, and the owner thought, ‘They’re just little, they’re just friendly.’ But you have to be very careful.” One resident described the Chihuahuas as “bloody Mexican hooligans,” and Hopkinson warned that the pooches are wreaking havoc during a sensitive time of year: “If you’re in a breeding range, stay off the roads.” and his dog on a leash. When frightened, the sheep and lamb can get separated and (because they are not very bright creatures) cannot meet, and this is causing the lambs to die. The dogs may just be ‘playing’, but that’s not how the sheep see it.”

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