Sunday 17 December 2017

Man reunited with car he lost in 2010

A man in southern Germany has been reunited with his car two years after forgetting where he parked, Bavarian police said.

After a night of drinking in December 2010 and an unsuccessful search the next day, the vehicle's owner reported his car as missing.

Authorities discovered it by chance last month after a traffic warden noticed that its inspection stickers had expired -- 4km from the spot where the craftsman said he thought he had parked it. In the boot were €40,000 worth of tools including power drills and electric screwdrivers.

Governor gives out sex line by mistake

Florida Governor Rick Scott gave out a phone sex hotline number to residents seeking information on a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak.

Mr Scott was providing an update on the outbreak at a cabinet meeting when he announced what he said was the hotline's free phone number, but gave out the wrong number.

Earth-like planet in sky is diamond

Astronomers have discovered a planet twice the size of Earth made largely out of diamond which is orbiting a star that is visible with the naked eye.

The rocky planet, called 55 Cancri e, orbits a sun-like star 40 light years away in the constellation of Cancer and is moving so fast that a year there lasts a mere 18 hours.

Dominatrix told to give charity €200

A German court has ordered a dominatrix to pay €200 to a local charity as a penance after a client accused her of hurting and robbing him.

A Cologne district court spokesman said the plaintiff had accused the woman he hired for sex last month of holding a kitchen knife to his throat before demanding his debit card and PIN.

Restaurant serves toddler whiskey

A restaurant chain has apologised for serving alcohol to a toddler, calling it a case of human error.

Sonny Rees was taken to A&E after drinking whiskey at his second birthday party at a Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Swansea, Wales. Hospital staff later gave him the all-clear. Frankie and Benny's said it was extremely sorry for the incident.

Irish Independent

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