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

Tokyo man evicted twice, 50 years apart, for Olympic construction

Kohei Jinno walks near the National Stadium in Tokyo When Kohei Jinno was evicted from his family home to clear the way for the construction of the National Stadium for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, he was sad but proud to contribute to Japan in a moment of national triumph. But when he was evicted again in 2013, at age 80, so the government could rebuild the stadium for the 2020 Games, it felt like a bitter twist of fate made worse by what he saw as official indifference.Kohei Jinno shows his old photos of previous national stadium neighboring at his … Continue reading Tokyo man evicted twice, 50 years apart, for Olympic construction

Farmers who accidentally grew ‘world’s most expensive’ mangoes forced to hire security

When Sankalp Singh Parihar planted a “special” mango sapling, one he’d bought while traveling, from a man who was sitting beside him on a train, he never imagined he would one day need to hire a security team to protect his crop. Fast-forward four years, and Parihar and his partner are now growing the world’s most expensive mango variety. Parihar was reportedly in search of hybrid coconut seeds when he bought the mango sapling from a fellow traveler for $33. “I did not know what the mango breed was, but I named it Damini after my mother and planted it,” … Continue reading Farmers who accidentally grew ‘world’s most expensive’ mangoes forced to hire security

ATM customer goes to withdraw $20, finds $1 billion in her account

The Largo, Fla., woman told news station WFLA that when she went to withdraw $20 from her Chase bank account over the weekend, her statement informed her there was $999,985,855.94 in her account. She didn’t assume it was her lucky day. “I know most people would think they won the lottery but I was horrified,” Yonkowski said. She stuck to her original plan of withdrawing $20, but said the machine told that would cause an overdraft, despite the high nine-figure number indicated in her account statement. Yonkowski told WFLA that she skipped the withdrawal altogether and planned to go to the bank … Continue reading ATM customer goes to withdraw $20, finds $1 billion in her account

Yemen fishermen hit jackpot with million-dollar find in whale’s belly

For Yemeni fisherman Fares Abdulhakeem and his friends, the day was like any other as they headed out to sea to earn a living in the war-torn country until they hit the jackpot in the belly of a whale. Abdulhakeem related how he was among 35 fishermen who stumbled upon a floating sperm whale carcass in February, about 26 kilometres (16 miles) off the coast of the southern city of Aden. He said they dragged the dead mammal back to shore, where they sliced it open and struck “floating gold”, or ambergris, a rare substance formed in the whale’s digestive … Continue reading Yemen fishermen hit jackpot with million-dollar find in whale’s belly