Really?: Australian man ‘cannot leave Israel for 8,000 years’ over unpaid child support

An Australian national living in Israel has said he is subject to an 8,000-year travel ban unless he pays an outstanding £1.8m in child support payments. Noam Huppert, a 44-year-old analytical chemist working for a pharmaceutical company, is not allowed to leave Israel until 31 December 9999 owing to a 2013 “stay of exit” order handed down after a family court case was brought by his ex-wife, according to news.com.au. The court ruled Huppert must pay 5,000 shekels (£1,200) a month for each of his two children until they turn 18. It was not immediately clear whether Huppert has made any … Continue reading Really?: Australian man ‘cannot leave Israel for 8,000 years’ over unpaid child support

Auschwitz tattoo stamp auction in Jerusalem sparks fury

The head of Israel’s Holocaust memorial has criticised plans by a Jerusalem auctioneer to sell tools used to tattoo inmates at the Auschwitz death camp. The set of stamps made from needles is “the most shocking Holocaust item”, Tzolsman auction house says on its online auction page. The Nazis branded prisoners with numbers and letters on their arms, and survivors still bear them decades on. The auctioneer, Meir Tzolman, said the sale was meant to “increase awareness”. “I am the last to underestimate or diminish the value of the Holocaust,” the Times of Israel quoted him as telling Army Radio. “I … Continue reading Auschwitz tattoo stamp auction in Jerusalem sparks fury

How a woman was shot in eye while looking through apartment peephole

On Monday, a 37-year-old woman was shot while looking through the peephole of her Manhattan apartment. Miraculously, officials said she is expected to recover. While certainly a rare instance, the disturbing case is not the only time that New York City has seen this particular crime. According to NBC New York, the victim told police that she heard a knock at her door around 8 p.m. When the woman looked in the peephole to check who was there, she reportedly heard a gunshot. Then, she felt a painful sensation around her eye. Medical personnel transported the woman to a nearby hospital, while … Continue reading How a woman was shot in eye while looking through apartment peephole

How ‘Meteorite’ crashed through roof, landed on sleeping woman’s pillow

A Canadian woman was fast asleep when a “space rock” believed to be a meteorite crashed through her roof and landed on her pillow, reported Castlegar News. She said the terrifying experience has provided her with a new outlook on life. The event happened on October 4 in Golden, British Columbia, said the newspaper. Ruth Hamilton was asleep when she awoke suddenly to the sound of a loud crash and the feeling of debris on her face. “I just jumped up and turned on the light, I couldn’t figure out what the heck had happened,” she told Castlegar News. Thankfully, Hamilton was … Continue reading How ‘Meteorite’ crashed through roof, landed on sleeping woman’s pillow

4 friends found dead in an SUV after a night out at a bar

Four friends from Minnesota spent a night out together at a bar in St. Paul on Saturday. On Sunday, the group was found dead 70 miles away in Dunn County, Wisconsin, officials said. Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd told reporters during a press conference on Tuesday that a farmer found the bodies around 2:18 p.m. in a black SUV that had been driven into a cornfield off a rural road and abandoned, about one hour from St. Paul. Preliminary results from the autopsies showed the victims died of gunshot wounds, Bygd said. The victims have been identified as Nitosha Lee Flug-Presley, 30, of … Continue reading 4 friends found dead in an SUV after a night out at a bar

Balloon suspected of causing massive blackout that nearly paralyzed German city

German authorities believe a massive blackout that temporarily paralyzed a large city Monday was caused by a metal foil balloon. The small balloon apparently floated onto an electricity substation in the eastern city of Dresden around 2 p.m., causing an outage that left hospitals, factories, trams and some 300,000 homes without power. The abrupt blackout also trapped dozens of people in elevators until electricity was restored about an hour later. Police are now trying to find the person who released the balloon to determine whether there was any criminal intent. “We are currently working on the assumption that at best … Continue reading Balloon suspected of causing massive blackout that nearly paralyzed German city

Japanese police arrest man who stole over 700 pieces of women’s underwear

Japanese police officers in the southern city of Beppu have arrested a man after he allegedly stole 730 pieces of women’s underwear from coin laundromats across the area. Police arrested Tetsuo Urata, 56, on Aug. 24 after a 21-year-old female college student said the suspect stole six pairs of her undergarments. Investigators made the arrest at Urata’s apartment and went on to find the giant stash of underwear. He has since admitted to his crimes, according to Yahoo Japan News. “We haven’t confiscated such a large number of panties in years,” a Beppu city police department spokesman said to Japanese news … Continue reading Japanese police arrest man who stole over 700 pieces of women’s underwear

Man becomes millionaire after winning lottery twice in less than 2 weeks

One South Carolina man had a very lucky July, winning two massive lottery prizes in the span of just two weeks. According to CNN, the unnamed man won his first lotto prize July 16, collecting an impressive $40,000. The ticket, which was bought at a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Murphy Gas Station, was reportedly a Mega Millions Quick Pick. A mere 11 days later, he did it again and yielded even better results. Upon buying a ticket for the same lottery from the same gas station on July 27, the man won a whopping $3 million prize. As reported in … Continue reading Man becomes millionaire after winning lottery twice in less than 2 weeks

An influencer sold her love as an NFT for $250,000 and is going to have dinner with the mystery buyer

Polish influencer Marta Rentel. A Polish influencer made $250,000 (1 million Polish Zloty) after becoming the first person to sell her love as an NFT (non-fungible token) online. Marta Rentel, who goes by the Instagram handle @martirenti, sold the asset of “digital love” on July 13 to a currently unknown buyer, with whom she will go on a dinner date once the transaction is complete. Business Insider previously described NFTs as “digital assets stored on blockchain technology – the same technology that makes cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin possible.” The report added: “The idea behind storing information on a blockchain is that it becomes next … Continue reading An influencer sold her love as an NFT for $250,000 and is going to have dinner with the mystery buyer

German pensioner kept WW2 tank in basement

Lawyers in Germany are wrangling over how to deal with a pensioner who stored a World War Two tank, anti-aircraft gun and torpedo in his basement. The items were removed from a house in the northern town of Heikendorf in 2015 with the help of the army. Prosecutors and defence lawyers are now negotiating possible penalties, including a suspended sentence and a fine of up to €500,000 (£427,000). The defendant, aged 84, must also find new homes for the monumental items. According to his lawyer, a US museum is interested in purchasing the Panther tank. Many historians argue it was … Continue reading German pensioner kept WW2 tank in basement

Belgian woman contracted two coronavirus variants at same time

An elderly Belgian woman who passed away in March due to Covid-19 had apparently contracted two different variants of the virus at the same time. Reuters reports the case of the elderly patient, who was unvaccinated, was discussed at the annual European Congress on Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). The woman, who was 90 when she died, had contracted both the alpha and beta variants of the virus, which were first detected in the U.K. and South Africa respectively. Her doctors reportedly said she could have contracted the variants from two different people. The woman was treated at a … Continue reading Belgian woman contracted two coronavirus variants at same time

Landing plane hits and kills woman mowing lawn

A woman in Canada was struck and killed by a landing plane as she mowed a lawn, according to reports. The woman, believed to be in her 20s, died when she was struck by the plane at the grounds of Parachute Montreal, close to route 125 near Saint-Esprit in Quebec. According to Global News, the woman was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was later pronounced dead at around 12:50 p.m. on Monday afternoon. The outlet added the pilot of the plane was also taken to a nearby hospital in order to treat a “violent nervous shock.” It was … Continue reading Landing plane hits and kills woman mowing lawn