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10 crazy messages you probably missed this week (09/28/19)



A nice way to relax at the weekend is to take a look at the strange side of the news with some weird or amusing stories. If you missed last week's list, you can read it here.

There are some bizarre detective stories this week about an angry walrus, a camel with sore testicles and 25,000 ecstasy pills. Unfortunately, these three are not part of the same story. A French woman discovers that she has a 700-year-old masterpiece in her kitchen, and we investigate prostitution in the notorious border town of Deadwood.

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What you can find in your kitchen


An elderly woman from France discovered that the painting hung over her cooking plate for years , a true masterpiece of the 13th century worth millions.

Until a few months ago The 90-year-old woman who wanted to remain anonymous lived in the French town of Compiègne. She decided to sell her house and move. Her family asked an auctioneer to look around her 1960s home to see if there was anything worth selling. The expert, Philomène Wolf, told newspapers that she almost did not come because of her busy schedule. In this case, everything would have gone to the garbage dump.

As soon as she entered the house, there was a small painting between the open doors-the kitchen and living-room attracted the attention of the auctioneer. It was "Christ mocked" by the early Renaissance artist Cimabue. The value is between 4 and 6 million euros. [1] Surprisingly, despite sitting over the hotplate that the woman used to cook her food, the condition was still good.

What exactly the older lady in the end possessed was a painting from the year 1280, which remains a mystery. She always considered it an average Russian religious icon, claiming she did not even remember how or when she had received it. Other art experts have confirmed that the work is genuine and will be auctioned next month.

9 The Walrus Offensive


A protective Walrus mother attacked a Russian boat and sunk it to explore the archipelago of Franz Josef Land the Arctic Ocean.

Scientists of the Russian Geographical Society (RGO) were aboard the Altai, a tug of the Russian Navy with Northern Fleet soldiers. The researchers have recreated famous expeditions from the past and conducted biological investigations. They had found artifacts dating back to the first mapping of the archipelago during an Austro-Hungarian expedition in 1874.

The scientists had used a rubber landing craft to reach Cape Heller, but this did not go well with a mother walrus guarding her calves. The large animal attacked the expedition boat, but the naval men managed to steer it towards the coast before it sank. [2] They landed safely and neither humans nor walruses were injured during the incident.

8 A mild fight against tomcat


Just in time for the Oktoberfest, a German court has ruled that a hangover is a disease.

The decision was made by the Frankfurt Higher Regional Court. Regardless of how it first appears, the decision was not made to excuse people, to have a few too many, and then release a sick day. Instead, the court has adopted this attitude towards a company not specifically named, which has been accused of having made illegal health claims for the anti-hangover products it sells.

The German court accepted a disease as "even minor or transient disturbance of normal condition" or normal physical activity. "[3] A hangover is usually associated with headache, nausea and fatigue, and is therefore an option.

In addition, food products, such as the beverage powders the company sells, can not assert or imply that they can prevent or treat people's illnesses, so the company can not sell drinks for hangovers anymore.

7 Deadwood Prostitution


The notorious town of Deadwood in South Dakota opens a new museum that tells the story of prostitution from its beginnings until the 1980s. The museum is scheduled to open in 2020 and is conveniently located in a former brothel called the Shasta Room. [4]

The city of Deadwood became famous during the Gold Rush in the late 19th century. Many legendary figures of the Old West such as Seth Bullock, Calamity Jane and Wyatt Earp called it home or at least went through the city. "Wild Bill" Hickok was killed and buried there. In modern times, the interest in Deadwood was awakened thanks to the eponymous television program again.

Prostitution has been a part of Deadwood for over a hundred years: from its founding in 1876 to 1980, with only a short history break in the 1950s. A nonprofit organization called Deadwood History Inc. wants to put the spotlight on the new brothel museum, which, because of its disagreeable nature, has had a "tremendous impact" rather than simply "sweeping under the carpet." The exhibits will feature historic furniture, clothing, artifacts and memorabilia, telling the story of one of the city's most sustainable and successful industries.

6 Camel suffers injuries


A camel had to be treated with antibiotics After being bitten by a woman on the testicles trying to get out from under the animal. [5]

The Tiger Truck Stop in the community of Iberville, Louisiana, has a camel named Caspar, which keeps it close to a mascot / attraction. Florida couple Gloria and Edmond Lancaster visited the rest area and played with their unleashed dog. They threw some goodies in Caspar's enclosure and the dog followed them. Gloria Lancaster then entered the pen to find her pet by crawling under barbed wire. Before she could get up, the 272 kilogram camel sat on her.

Desperate times require desperate measures, so Gloria Lancaster bit on Caspar's testicles to get him to get up. Subsequently, a veterinarian administered antibiotics to the camel to prevent infection.

When the police arrived, the couple argued that they responded because the camel attacked their dog. The MPs, however, concluded that they provoked the animal by hitting and beating it before sitting on Mrs. Lancaster. They were cited for violating the Linen Law.

5 Surprise delivery


A middle-aged couple from Linz, Austria, ordered some clothes online. They were accidentally sent 25,000 ecstasy tablets worth over half a million dollars.

The nameless 58-year-old woman received two packages of clothes she had bought online from a Dutch retailer. While one of the packages actually contained two garments, the other had 24,800 pink tablets. [6] At first she thought they were ornament stones, but her husband realized they were tablets.

The couple returned the parcel to the post office in Linz, where the employees were equally surprised and called the Austrian police. An investigation revealed that the drugs should be shipped to Scotland and the matter was handed over to the UK National Crime Agency and the Police of Scotland, which are conducting a joint investigation.

4 Newest Member of the Sourtoe Cocktail Club


Nick Griffiths of Bolton, England, traveled all the way to Dawson City in Yukon, Canada to drink a cocktail with his own amputated toe.

We have already mentioned this bizarre tradition. At the Downtown Hotel, you can order the notorious "Sourtoe cocktail" of the bar, which consists of a drink of your choice, usually whiskey, in which a human toe floats. The house rules say, "You can drink it quickly, you can drink it slowly, but your lips have to touch your toes."

This tradition goes back almost half a century and since then over 100,000 people have joined the "Sourtoe Cocktail Club" then joined. The original toe is long gone and the bar relies on donations. Nick Griffiths is an endurance athlete who lost three toes to frostbite at the Yukon Arctic Race earlier this year. He kept one as a keepsake, but gave the other two to the Downtown Hotel.

This happened around June, but due to his recovery Griffiths was only allowed to accompany his fingers to Dawson City this week. On Monday night, a special ceremony took place in the bar, where Nick finally joined the club by making a shot with his big toe. [7]

3 A new style of referee attack


A referee was shot during a football match in the Maine Maritime Academy with a cannon in his head to be in order since the artillery obviously not loaded with an actual cannonball. He was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

During the homecoming football game at the Nautical College last Saturday, a former man brought his cannon to fire. The Academy already had its own cannon, which was traditionally fired when the team scored a goal. On this occasion, however, she made an exception, as most fans rarely provided their own artillery. Usually, school officials load their shot with an empty shotgun cartridge. This time, however, the cannon was not properly loaded with a shot containing black gunpowder and a "wad". [8]

As soon as the explosion broke out, the referee caught in his line of fire. Fire immediately fell to the ground and grabbed his head. The Sheriff Division investigates the matter and can file criminal complaints with the prosecutor.

2 The Cheddar Riddle


A famous French chef takes the Michelin Guide to court after his restaurant has lost a Michelin star for allegedly starring Cheddar in his cheese souffle.

Marc Veyrat runs the restaurant "La Maison des Bois" in Haute-Savoie in the French Alps. The restaurant received its third Michelin star, the highest possible, last year. However, when the latest edition of the Michelin Guide was published earlier this year, Veyrat was dismayed to find that his restaurant had again been awarded two stars.

The head chef stated that the demotion was made without warning or explanation. When he inquired with Michelin representatives, he received only vague answers, including an allegation that he had served Cheddar. [9]

Veyrat claims to have been "dishonored" by the actions of the Michelin Guide, especially since they were unjustified. The chef has earned a reputation for using products from the Savoie region in France. In his opinion, he definitely used Reblochon or Beaufort or another French cheese in his soufflé. He added, however, saffron, which turned yellow, and led the Michelin inspector to believe that he had been made with Cheddar.

The chef asked for Michelin's bills and notes to prove that the inspector really ate in his restaurant. Not surprisingly, his request was denied. The case will be brought to trial in November.

1 Lunch for a Black Hole


NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was launched just a year and a half ago, but already observes one of the universe's rarest sights: a supermassive black hole that stars tears. [10]

Officially, this phenomenon is known as the Tidal Disruption Event (TDE). If a star gets too close to a black hole, it can not escape its strong gravity. Instead, it is pulled apart and while some of the material is ejected into space, the remainder of the black hole is "devoured" and added to its accretion disk. In this case, the event known as ASASSN-19bt occurred in a galaxy 375 million light years away in the constellation of Volan. The black hole in question was about six million solar masses, while its "snack" was about our sun.

Scientists were able to confirm the observation of a TDE last year for the first time on the occasion of a decade-long event. a year and a half ago. However, we intercepted this episode near the back end as the black hole "burped" the extra material it did not consume. However, this new TDE was discovered just days after its lightening and was located directly in TESS's "continuous viewing zone". As a result, for nearly 80 days, the scientists received observations every 30 minutes of the event, during which all essential phases were recorded.



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