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It's been a crazy week, right? And to take your mind off things, we're not going to mention the you-know-what. But believe it or not, there's been other stuff going on in the world. Weird stuff. Stranger-than-fiction stuff. So whether you're drowning your sorrows or drinking in celebration, enjoy some of the crazy sh*t that happened around the world. (Because, at the end of the day, what's really important is laughing at strangers.)

It’s been a crazy week, right? And to take your mind off things, we’re not going to mention the you-know-what.
But believe it or not, there’s been other stuff going on in the world. Weird stuff. Stranger-than-fiction stuff. So whether you’re drowning your sorrows or drinking in celebration, enjoy some of the crazy sh*t that happened around the world.
(Because, at the end of the day, what’s really important is laughing at strangers.)

 

Authorities say two men took a taxi to a home they planned to rob but then stiffed the driver on the fare, leading him to report them to police. Deal police say 46-year-old Kenneth Burke and 38-year-old Timothy Foote are charged with burglary, conspiracy, theft and criminal trespass.

Two men took a taxi to a home they planned to rob in New Jersey, according to authorities, but then didn’t pay the driver. Bad move, because he called the police.  Now 46-year-old Kenneth Burke and 38-year-old Timothy Foote are charged with burglary, conspiracy, theft and criminal trespass. Reminder, kids: PAY YOUR GETAWAY DRIVER.

 

A British snail named Jeremy, whose rare shell ruled out the possibility of mating with most other snails has apparently found a sex partner.  See, there really IS someone out there for everyone. Don't show this for your mom, she'll just give you a hard time about not having a girlfriend.

A British snail named Jeremy, whose rare shell ruled out the possibility of mating with most other snails has apparently found a sex partner.  See, there really IS someone out there for everyone. Don’t show this for your mom, she’ll just give you a hard time about not having a girlfriend.

 

Ten teams from Slovakia, Poland and Hungary on Thursday turned mounds of ground in a competition to crown the fastest gravediggers in central Europe. The Grave Digging Championships held in the Slovakian city of Trencin was meant to promote the funeral industry and bring some levity to a serious profession. "This whole exhibition is about getting groups of funeral companies together," event spokesman Christian Striz, who dressed as the Grim Reaper for the occasion, said. "It's all about showing people how hard" the gravedigger's job is. The contest graded the teams on speed and accuracy, as graves had to be dug to exact specifications: 1.5-meters (5-feet) deep, 2-meters (6.5-feet) long and 0.9-meters (3-feet) wide.

Europe is weird. Ten teams from Slovakia, Poland and Hungary competed to see who were the fastest gravediggers in central Europe. The event was held in Slovakia to promote the funeral industry and bring some laughs to the profession. Because nothing says “funny” like “digging a grave.” Well, now you know who to call if you ever need a grave dug at 2 a.m.

 

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A New Hampshire lawmaker  who was wanted for failing show up for a court hearing was re-elected and arrested on the same day. On Election Day, Republican state Rep. Dick Marple was outside a polling place when an officer recognized him. Marple was charged with driving without a valid license in 2014 and a warrant was issued after he failed to show up to court last month.

 

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This makes me never want to fly again. A slithery snake briefly sparked panic on a flight bound for Mexico City when it crawled out of the overhead bins. People (of course) posted video to Twitter of the incident and (we think) everyone is ok. And we hope snakes stay the hell off of planes forever.

 

When officers detained a wanted woman  in Australia they found a koala in her bag. The 50-year-old lady claimed she found it on the road. No word if that helped her get a lighter sentence.

When officers detained a wanted woman  in Australia they found a koala in her bag. The 50-year-old lady claimed she found it on the road. No word if that helped her get a lighter sentence.

 

But hang on one second. This account is not run by the City of Denver. We have no idea who's running it, and neither does the city. Someone's been squatting on the "city of Denver" name for years, and Jenny Schiavone with Denver's marketing department said they've been trying to find out who it is for a while. Denverites wouldn't know it's unofficial at first glance. The mystery 'grammer actually dubbed the account the "official Instagram of the Mile High City." It's all made more confusing because the account links to a website that includes the Denver logo. The city's been pretty cool about all of it. Schiavone said no one from the city has made a complaint to Instagram.

Someone’s been squatting on the city of Denver’s name on Instagram, and city officials don’t know who it is. The mystery person actually posts lots of cool shots of the city, but is still unknown, despite attempts to locate them. No one from the city has made a complaint to Instagram. I guess any publicity is good publicity.

 

Voters in one California city have elected a dead man to office. Official figures show that Oceanside City Treasurer Gary Ernst was re-elected Tuesday even though he died in September. Ernst earned 17,659 votes and beat challenger Nadine Scott by about 6 percentage points. There wasn't time to remove his name from the ballot after he died from diabetes complications. Since he can't take office, the City Council can declare the seat vacant and decide to appoint someone to fill out the term or call a special election. A decision could be made next month.

Here’s a late Halloween story — a dead man was voted into office into California. Oceanside City Treasurer Gary Ernst was re-elected this week even though he died in September. Ernst earned 17,659 votes and beat challenger Nadine Scott by about 6 percentage points. Ouch. That’s gotta be embarrassing.

 

A MAN who went diving for sea cucumbers got more than he bargained for when he swam straight into a missing nuclear bomb. But so unexpected was Sean Smyrichinsky’s find, off the western coast of Canada, that he initially thought it was a UFO. Now the Canadian Navy has been dispatched to see if the diver’s explosive claims stack up and he really has found an arrant atomic bomb. If proved right, Mr Smyrichinsky may have inadvertently solved one of the biggest mysteries of the Cold War — what happened to a nuclear bomb jettisoned by a US aircraft in 1950 just before it crashed.

A man who went diving for sea cucumbers instead found a missing nuclear bomb.
Sean Smyrichinsky found the bomb off the western coast of Canada and at first thought it was a UFO. Officials are checking it out, but it could be a nuclear bomb that was jettisoned by a US aircraft in 1950.

 

A tourism slogan for Canada's Northern Territory is turning heads, but nobody's saying who is behind the "C U in the NT" logo. The controversial design surfaced online late last week and has gotten international attention. We're packing our bags now!

A tourism slogan for Canada’s Northern Territory is turning heads, but nobody’s saying who is behind the “C U in the NT” logo. The controversial design surfaced online late last week and has gotten international attention. We’re packing our bags now!

 

Butt's five catches for 76 yards pushed him to 1,521 yards in his four-year career, past Jim Mandich’s 1,508 in 1967-69 636139677979220004-michigan-110516-kd-8.jpg (Photo: Kirthmon F. Dozier, DFP) After a 59-3 obliteration of Maryland on Saturday, U-M coach Jim Harbaugh had many options for the game ball. History made the decision for him. Senior tight end Jake Butt was handed this game’s “trophy” for becoming Michigan’s all-time tight end leader in receiving yards, passing Jim Mandich.

We have a new favorite football player, and his name is Jake Butt. Butt’s five catches for 76 yards pushed him to 1,521 yards in his four-year career, making him the tight end receiving leader for Michigan. We can only hope he had an awesome celebration in the locker room afterward.

 

Officials estimate that 5 million people showed up to the Chicago Cubs parade and rally Friday, making it the 7th largest gathering in human history. The Cubs celebration crowd even beat out the 3.5 million people who went to Rod Stewart's 1994 concert in Rio.

The Cubs are really popular. Officials estimate that 5 million people showed up to the Chicago Cubs parade and rally, making it the seventh largest gathering in human history.
The top gathering ever was the Kumbh Mela pilgrimage in India, which drew 30 million in 2013.

 

The man who famously voiced the phrase “you’ve got mail” might now be saying “I’ve got passengers.” Elwood Edwards, who uttered the iconic AOL announcement, “Welcome, you’ve got mail,” was driving Brandee Barker in an Uber in Ohio earlier this month, and she captured the surprise on video. The man who famously voiced the phrase “you’ve got mail” might now be saying “I’ve got passengers.” Elwood Edwards, who uttered the iconic AOL announcement, “Welcome, you’ve got mail,” was driving Brandee Barker in an Uber in Ohio earlier this month, and she captured the surprise on video.

The “you’ve got mail”guy from AOL is now driving an Uber. Elwood Edwards, who uttered the iconic AOL announcement, was driving a lady in Ohio and she caught the whole thing on video. Edwards was a good sport, even saying it twice for her. Apparently, he only got $200 for the slogan. “You’ve gotten exploited!”

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