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Started 1/25/18 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 139377 views.
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4/28/18

Runaway ox startles onlookers in south-west China

A runaway ox left pedestrians and motorists utterly bewildered in south-west China's Yunnan Province, after the animal ditched its owner and took its cart for a high-speed city tour.

The ox's owner, an elderly villager surnamed Qi from Kunming City's Chenggong District, was thrown out of the cart when the apparently startled ox took off at speed, roaring its way up a busy city road.

Surveillance video footage captured the dramatic scenes of the out-of-control ox racing away on the road, outrunning buses and nearby cars.

Bemused locals looked on as it rocketed past a pedestrian crossing with its driverless cart in tow.

Police were soon alerted to the bizarre situation, and reported that the animal had set off on its frenzy after being frightened by the sound of a car horn.

"At the intersection of Caiyun Road and Chongyun Street, the ox cart was going so slowly that a driver behind couldn't help but sound his horn. The ox was startled and started to run," said Liu Yaxu, a local police officer.

The wild ox was finally stopped after running riot for nearly 2 kilometres, thanks to the efforts of local residents and the police, and ended up in a quiet lane where it was reunited with its disapproving owner.

Fortunately, no-one was hurt in Thursday's incident, although the cart's wheels did not survive the adventure.

Video here: 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-28/runaway-ox-runs-riot-in-south-west-chinese-city/9707114

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5/2/18

Feisty pelicans crash university graduation ceremony in California

Pelicans crash Pepperdine University graduation

When your university is located next to the Pacific Ocean, at some point pelicans are bound to crash your graduation.

Graduates and guests were taken by surprise when two pelicans crashed a graduation ceremony at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California on Saturday.

One of the two birds can be seen landing into the graduation crowd, then stumbling up to the front of the ceremony, as guests and students reacted with laughter and shock.

Security personnel can be seen trying to usher the bird away as it snaps back at them when they try to grab it.

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5/3/18

Japan FINALLY invents a real size transformer!

Japanese scientists invent real life Transformer robot that morphs into a car

Japanese engineers have unveiled a robot that transforms into a car that can actually carry people on board, in what they said was the first such accomplishm...

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5/7/18

Man drives 65 kilometres with 3,000 bees loose in truck cab

A beekeeper driving a swarm of bees to their new home ended up having a tense trip when the insects escaped their containers inside his vehicle.

Wallace Leatherwood had just picked up the bees and was transporting them home to Waynesville, North Carolina.

Mr Leatherwood stepped away from his vehicle to get lunch and came back to find about 3,000 bees crawling around the cab of his truck.

"I didn't have any shady place to sit them," Mr Leatherwood told local news station WLOS-13.

"When I came out, [one of the boxes] was black with bees, and there were bees everywhere. I thought, well, I don't know what to do.

"I didn't want to lose my bees. They were $US165 [per box].

"The girls are out. We got a problem," Mr Leatherwood is heard saying on vision he captured while sitting in traffic.

"Houston we have a problem … I'm driving along the road here. We got bees everywhere."

Mr Leatherwood was in high spirits while surrounded by thousands of bees.

Mr Leatherwood said he drove "40 plus miles" (65 kilometres) with the bees loose inside the cab of his truck.

Thankfully he was not stung while driving, but he did suffer a few stings while removing the bees from the truck later.

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5/11/18

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm Chocolate

A truck crash in Poland has left a highway covered in 12 tonnes of liquid chocolate, blocking traffic in both directions and creating headaches for clean-up crews.

The tanker overturned in the early hours of the morning after colliding with a traffic barrier in Graboszewo in the country's west on Wednesday (local time), causing waves of the sugary liquid to coat Poland's A2 motorway between Wrzesnia and Slupca.

Traffic came to a complete standstill in both directions, with police saying it could take several hours to reopen the road.

Rescue officials said the liquid chocolate was solidifying as it cooled and would require large amounts of hot water to clear away.

"The cooling chocolate is worse than snow," said Slupca fire brigade senior brigadier Bogdan Kowalski.

According to the manufacturer, spilled chocolate is more difficult to remove than oil and needs to be shifted gradually using pressurised hot water.

In some areas, the chocolate was so thick that heavy machinery was brought in to scoop up the mess.

The driver suffered a broken arm and was taken to hospital.

While no-one else was injured during the incident, the troublesome substance did rob one local journalist of his shoe.

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5/12/18

Pony dumped in grandmother's backyard after 13-year-old girl responds to online ad

The pony stands in a small backyard in Stoke-on-Trent.

A grandmother in England was "very shocked" to discover a pony left in her backyard, after her granddaughter responded to an advertisement on the internet.

The 13-year-old girl answered the ad, which said the pony would be "put to sleep" if no-one wanted him, RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin said.

Giving her grandmother's address in Stoke-on-Trent, "the next thing that happened was a man just came along and dumped the pony there, no words of advice or anything like that — and leaving a very shocked nan".

"We don't know where this poor pony came from but he clearly was not treated well before being abandoned," Ms Melvin said.

"We have come to a dead end in trying to find out further information so we are appealing for anybody who can help us to get in touch."

The pony was underweight and covered in mites when it was left in the backyard on April 27 and is now in the care of World Horse Welfare after the grandmother called for help.

World Horse Welfare field officer Rachel Andrews said she hoped the incident did not signal a new trend of horses being abandoned.

"We're seeing sick or young ponies being dumped and abandoned when their owners no longer want them, and it would be a worry if online free ad sites are used in this way," she said.

"Every horse and pony deserves responsible ownership … we hope in time we can find him a good home."

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6/1/18

Valet parking goes horribly wrong

Two cars parked on top of each other outside Sydney's Hyatt Regency hotel on May 31, 2018.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but this snap from Sydney's Hyatt Regency Hotel will leave you speechless.

A hotel valet has lived to tell the tale after the soft-top sports car he was parking this morning ended up underneath another car.

He drove a Porsche Carrera under the SUV outside the Darling Harbour hotel, where rooms in an executive suite will set you back more than $650 per night.

Emergency services workers cut the driver out of the car — which retails for more than $240,000 — as a large crowd watched on during Sydney's morning rush.

NSW Police confirmed they had been called to the hotel at about 8:20am.

Matthew Talbot, the hotel's director of sales and marketing, said the staff member was unharmed.

"We've worked very quickly to secure the area. Obviously it's an interesting looking picture," he said.

"We've got the fire brigade and the police on the scene as soon as we could and the vehicle was on the bottom on the other one.

"They had to cut part of the car away and pull the staff member out.

"Obviously the staff member was embarrassed and a little bit shocked, it kind of scooped the other car up, but the main thing is that he's OK."

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From: Di (amina046)

6/1/18

Oh crikey that looks dangerous stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes

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