A Juneau, Alaska, couple was prepping for their child’s birthday party at their home when they received a visit from a surprise party crasher — a 180-pound black bear who fell through the skylight. The couple ran out of the room, but the bear wasn’t about to show himself out before he got a chance to nom on the party cupcakes. I can’t say I blame him. Who would walk away from free cupcakes? Keep reading »
You’ve surely heard of cat cafes, where patrons can have a coffee and a bagel while snuggling a furry kitty, but a new kind of animal dining experience may be sweeping the globe soon, one that I’m WAY more excited about: goat cafes. The trend is starting, as so many weird/wonderful dining trends do, in Japan, where Sakuragaoka Cafe has been letting patrons mingle with their two in-house goats for the past few years. The goats have been a huge hit with customers, who come in droves to pet them and bring them treats. Hear that, American restaurateurs? Goat cafes are a thriving business! Let’s make them happen here ASAP, yeah? Even if other people are grossed out by the idea of eating alongside barnyard animals, I will single-handedly keep the venture afloat. Table for 12, please! (That would be me and 11 goats, obvi.) [Modern Farmer]
Having your house broken into is hardly what anyone would consider a “fairytale,” but when the burglar in question falls asleep on your couch after taking a shower, changing into your clothes and eating your food, it sounds an awful lot like one fairytale in particular. Meet Chancy Layton, 19, Florida’s (where else?) own real-life Goldilocks! Layton broke into a home in St. Augustine late last week, after being told by a friend that the house would be empty, and set about making herself comfortable.
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He said “Granada,” British Airways heard “Grenada,” and that’s how Edward Gamson’s whole amazing vacation got called off. Gamson, a dentist, was super psyched to be headed to Granada, Spain (top), to explore his interest in Islamic art — until what should have been a two-hour flight (from London) turned into a nine-hour flight to Grenada, in the Caribbean (bottom). Oopsies! Keep reading »
Last week, you probably heard the story of a little girl who was kicked out of a KFC because, staff allegedly told her grandmother that her facial scars were “scaring people.” Three-year-old Victoria Wilcher has scars on her face leftover from a pitbull attack (shudder) and her family has been raising funds for surgery through GoFundMe. After the KFC story made headlines and went viral on the internet, KFC offered to donate $30,000 to Wilcher’s fund, while the public responded in droves and donations poured in to the tune of $135K. Doctors were even volunteering to waive their fees. Unfortunately, it turns out that Wilcher and her grandmother were never kicked out of a KFC — in fact, the whole thing was a hoax, concocted to help raise money for Wilcher’s surgery. Keep reading »
It’s happened to the best of us: you’re at a symphony concert, enjoying a rousing piece of classical music, when all of a sudden you are overcome with the urge to ROCK. Such was the case of Dr. David Glowacki, an internationally renowned chemistry professor who attended a symphony performance of Handel’s Messiah at a small theater in Bristol, England. Apparently Glowacki was so moved during the Hallelujah Chorus portion of the evening that he started fist pumping, yelled “Woo!!!” repeatedly, and then attempted to crowd surf. He was promptly ejected from the venue by the concert organizers, who accused him of being “very overexcited.” Glowacki’s response? “Classical music, trying to seem cool and less stuffy, reeks of some sort of fossilised art form undergoing a midlife crisis.” In layman’s terms, I think that translates to something along the lines of, “TURN DOWN FOR WHAT?!” [Metro]