Wednesday 17 January 2018

Bride-to-be sees red

Press Association

Police in South Carolina said a woman stabbed her fiance on Christmas Day after they argued over what colours should be used at their wedding.

The Richland County Sheriff's Office said the man was trying to leave a home near Blythewood, Columbia, after the argument when Krysta James attacked him. Officers said the man was stabbed in the upper body, but his injuries were not life-threatening.

MAY'S CANCER FEARS

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has been undergoing "urgent" tests over fears he could have cancer, he has told fans.

The rock star wrote on his website that his doctor organised scans, the latest of which was yesterday, after he complained of severe pain that affected his ability to stand up. MRI scans showed there were "abnormalities in the bones", leading to further investigation over the Christmas period.

PEPPER IS HOT PROPERTY

A US man who took a sweet hot pepper from the Caribbean and worked to make it hotter now officially grows the hottest peppers in the world.

Ed Currie, of South Carolina, spent four years working with students at Winthrop University to certify the amount of heat. Guinness Book of World Records said a batch of Mr Currie's Carolina Reaper peppers registered at nearly 1.6 million Scoville Heat Units. A regular jalapeno pepper registers around 5,000 on the Scoville scale.

PHONE FLIPS OUT THIEF

A disgusted mugger rejected his victim's mobile phone when he realised it was a three-year-old flip model.

Kevin Cook (25) was walking with a friend in New York's Central Park when they were approached by the man and an accomplice who threatened to kill them if they did not hand over their valuables. Mr Cook told the 'New York Post': "Once he saw my phone, he looked at it like 'What the f**k is this?' . . . I guess he didn't think he could get anything for it."

ALARM CLOCK SILENCED

The alarm clock could become a thing of the past thanks to smartphones.

It tops a list compiled by pixmania.com of the devices most likely to become obsolete as smartphones take their place.

TAXI FLUSH WITH CASH

A poker player who left a bag with $300,000 (€217,000) in the back seat of a Las Vegas taxi has given $10,000 (€7,245) to the honest cabbie who returned the money.

Yellow Checker Star Cab Company chief executive Bill Shranko said the gambler rewarded driver Gerardo Gamboa.

Irish Independent

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