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    Man chasing fly accidentally blows up part of house

    A man in France was injured Friday after he blew up part of his home while trying to kill a fly with an electric swatter, according to reports. The man, who is in his 80s, was about to eat dinner when he spotted the insect.

    He picked up the bug-killing racket and start swatting at it -- unaware a gas canister was leaking from the home, located in the village of Parcoul-Chenaud in southwestern France, according to the BBC.

    A reaction from the electric swatter and gas caused an explosion that destroyed his kitchen and partly damaged the roof.

    He managed to escape the blast with only light burns to his hand and was transported to a local area hospital.

    The residence is currently uninhabitable due to the collapsed roof, according to the French newspaper Sud Ouest.

    Meanwhile, the unidentified man has since checked into a local campsite as his family attempts to repair the house, reports said.

    It's not clear what happened to the fly.

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    Yeah, I saw that on the news this morning, and thought that it was quite a coincidence that a friend posted this unrelated picture as a joke on facebook yesterday... [​IMG]
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    You beat me to it! :laugh8:
     
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    @Shadowprophet @Rick Hunter you guys live in Kentucky?...How real does this look to you?...lol


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    Kentucky driver caught with homemade license plate

    Millersburg Police Department officers conducted a traffic stop on September 2 after spotting a license plate that seemed a bit out of place, officials said.

    From a distance, the homemade license plate looked somewhat like the real deal. Although marker strokes are visible, its numbers and letters are well-drawn and resemble the state plate.

    But the tag was missing one key detail -- the registration sticker.

    After further investigation, police determined that the vehicle driver had no insurance and was driving with a suspended license.

    Police offered some sound advice for any drivers looking to test their drawing skills on their Facebook page.

    "Pro Tip: Don't forget to draw the registration sticker."

    Surprisingly this isn't the first time a driver has pulled this stunt. Last year, in California, a driver also tried to get away with a homemade license plate.

    In that instance, Moorpark Police Senior Deputy David Anaya was helping a motorist on the side of the road when he saw a passing tractor trailer's fake license plate.

    Not only were the plate's numbers crooked and different sizes, but the state's name was misspelled. The plate said "CALIFAS," which is Spanish slang for California.


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    That would probably pass from a distance, but yes they forgot the important part. Without that sticker you are begging to be pulled over!
     
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    Slovenian woman cut off her hand for insurance payout

    A court in Slovenia on Friday sentenced a 22-year-old woman to two years in prison for deliberately cutting off her hand with a circular saw to make a fraudulent insurance claim.

    The district court in Ljubljana said Julija Adlesic agreed with her boyfriend to have her left hand severed above the wrist at their home in the capital early in 2019. She was found guilty of attempted insurance fraud.

    About a year earlier, she signed contracts with five different insurance companies, the court said. The woman stood to collect more than 1 million euros, about half paid immediately and the rest in regular monthly installments.

    Her boyfriend was sentenced to three years in prison while his father received a one-year suspended sentence.

    The pair had taken her to the hospital, saying she had injured herself while sawing branches. Authorities said they left the severed hand behind rather than bringing it to the hospital to ensure the disability was permanent. But police recovered and it was reattached.

    Prosecutors said that days before the incident, Adlesic's partner searched for information on the internet about how artificial hands work. They claimed that this was another proof that it was done deliberately.

    During the trial, the woman claimed innocence, saying she would never have cut off her hand deliberately.

    “No one wants to be crippled,” she told the court. “My youth has been destroyed. I lost my hand at the age of 20. Only I know how it happened.”

    The trial has attracted lots of public and media attention in the small Alpine state.

    “We believe the sentences are fair and appropriate, and will serve their purpose,” judge Marjeta Dvornik said.

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    Giant clouds of mosquitoes are so thick since Hurricane Laura that they’re killing cattle and horses in Louisiana

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    Hundreds of cattle and a few horses have been killed by devouring mosquitoes in Louisiana. Picture: Dr. Craig Fontenot

    Experts in southwest Louisiana say clouds of mosquitoes have been so thick since Hurricane Laura that they’re killing cattle and horses.


    According to first estimates, hundreds of cattle and a few horses have been killed in a five-parish area in southwest Louisiana.

    Veterinarian Craig Fontenot of Ville Platte says the swarms drain animals’ blood and animals also become exhausted from constantly moving in an attempt to avoid the biting insects.

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    swarm of mosquitoes sucking the blood of a cow in Louisiana. Picture: Dr. Craig Fontenot

    LSU AgCenter agent Jeremy Hebert said he has spoken to several cattle owners who have lost as many as eight animals. He had also heard of three mosquito-related deaths of horses.

    Fontenot estimates that hundreds of cattle and a few horses have been killed in his five-parish area.

    There’s a lot on the verge of dying,” Fontenot said.

    LSU AgCenter agents say spraying has begun to thin the hordes pushed out of marshes by the storm that made landfall Aug. 27.

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    Giant 'Dragon Stone' Found in Arkansas


    A sizeable and scaly object resembling some kind of giant egg was recently discovered in Arkansas and sparked considerable speculation online as to the nature of the bizarre oddity which, it turns out, may wind up being quite valuable. According to a local media report, pictures of the weird find were posted to the Facebook group Arkansas History Unearthed by man named Drew Baledge. Along with the strange images, he wrote that an acquaintance had stumbled upon the mysterious object in a field and asked "what, if anything could this possibly be?"

    As one might imagine, given the nature of social media, there was no shortage of suggestions from people in the group. A turtle shell, fossilized dinosaur scat, and a mushroom were among the more prosaic responses, while one imaginative individual posited that perhaps it was an alien egg. Others were more concerned about what became of the two-foot-long object as opposed to what it was, cautioning against cutting into it or bringing it inside of a home.

    Ultimately, the mystery of the object wound up being solved when it was determined to be a septarian nodule, which is a geological formation colloquially called a 'Dragon Stone' due to its scaly appearance. Polished versions of such stones fetch a rather high price online, which may make this particular piece worth a considerable amount of money given its prodigious size. To that end, a geologist who looked at the photos marveled that the "really unique and special" find is "a crazy looking specimen" which would be "highly prized" by Dragon Stone aficionados.


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    No doubt from a Wisconsin resident that wasn't using it and won't miss it.

    That beach is walking distance from my brother's house. Been there may times. Swam ashore there after my niece's husband sank his boat with us on it ...... he destroyed but didn't sink a second power boat right there about two weeks later.

    Lighthouses are there to say "this is land stay away danger danger" and NOT "come here come here come here look at the pretty light"
     
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    'Squirrel King' Saved in Wisconsin

    Workers at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Wisconsin managed to successfully free five baby squirrels that had become tangled together by their tails. According to a Facebook post from the Wisconsin Humane Society, the so-called 'squirrel king' was discovered by a concerned citizen who reported the oddity to the agency.

    They explained that the creatures' predicament had been exacerbated by long pieces of grass and plastic which had been used for nest material by their mother. When veterinarians got their hands on the entangled squirrels, the distressed creatures were said to be "wiggly and unruly" as well as aggressive towards anyone trying to handle them.

    As such, the rambunctious rodents were anesthetized so that the monstrous knot at the center of the squirrel circle could be unraveled. Workers proceeded to cut away at the grass and plastic while carefully avoiding the animals' tails. Fortunately, after only about 20 minutes, the creatures could be separated and they are currently recovering from the weird ordeal.

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    Terrifying clown 'tormenting Kingswinford neighbourhood'

    A Black Country street has been gripped by the fears of a clown after residents claimed they are being terrorised by a bare-chested motorist in full circus make-up. And police have been contacted by householders who say Bozo is in danger of making Ploverdale Crescent, Kingswinford, a no-go area.

    According to residents, officers are tracing the footsteps of the rogue Big Top entertainer. The bizarre spate of clown encounters is no laughing matter, say locals. They described the confrontations as "sinister". They have CCTV footage.

    On Thursday, the individual approached a young couple delivering leaflets. At first they thought he was on his way to a children's party. Then the red-nosed individual "stared out" the 19-year-old woman before guffawing in her face.

    Her companion told Black Country Live: "He laughed like a clown." The 20-year-old added: "He stared at my girlfriend for a minute or so and started to laugh like a clown. "At first I just thought he was on his way to a children’s party or something, I didn’t see him that clearly.

    "We tried to ignore him and carried on doing the leaflets, we tried to pay no attention to him to see if he would stop. But as we got closer, he got in his car and opened his passenger door and asked me if I was someone he knew.

    "When I said no, he started laughing more. It was a scary experience for both of us. I went out last night and spent half the time looking over my shoulder."

    The "victim" has provided a detailed description.

    He added: "He was about 5ft 8ins tall. He was wearing clown face paint, false clown teeth, no top on with a black cap and joggers. He was laughing like a clown and had knife scars on his belly."


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