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10,000 applicants worldwide vie for job as human paintball bullet tester

UKPaintball, a British company with over 60 paintball venues scattered across the United Kingdom, said that 10,000 people from throughout the world have applied for a job as a “human bullet impact tester.” The company recently posted an advertisement calling on individuals willing to subject themselves to being shot at with paintball bullets, in order …

Canadian man finds traveling partner who shares ex-girlfriend’s name

  TORONTO – Jordan Axani, 28, had big plans to travel across Europe and Asia with then girlfriend, Elizabeth Gallagher. But as fate would have it, the couple broke up before the trip, leaving Axani with a plane ticket made out in his ex-girlfriend’s name. Due to stipulations governing the purchase, as well as the …

Canada man finds woman for free trip around world

TORONTO — A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Right. Jordan Axani, 28, and his then girlfriend, named Elizabeth Gallagher, booked heavily discounted round-the-world air tickets in May, but their relationship ended and he …

OFW in Kuwait dies after being mauled by employer’s pet lion

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) employed as a domestic helper in Kuwait died a few days after being attacked by her employer’s pet lion. Lourdes Abejuela was doing laundry on the rooftop of the house in which she was employed, when her employer’s pet lion – which was kept in a cage on the rooftop …

13-year-old boy, missing since 2010, found alive; concealed behind fake wall

JONESBORO, Georgia – A teen who went missing in 2010 while visiting his father in Florida has been found alive; hidden behind a fake wall in a home in a quiet Jonesboro neighbourhood, south of Atlanta, USA. Sergeant Kevin Hughes of the Clayton County police said that they had taken into custody five people living …

Alberta woman says she found bullet in bag of frozen brussels sprouts

AIRDRIE, Alberta — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is investigating after an Alberta woman says she discovered a lead bullet inside a bag of frozen brussels sprouts. Suzie Moore of Airdrie was cleaning up after a family dinner on the weekend when she heard an odd “ping” sound as she was pouring out some leftover …

Tacloban woman finds pet dog gone missing during ‘Yolanda’

MANILA – One year after Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiayan) devastated the central region of the Philippines in November of 2013, stories of inspiration continue to be told. Such as the account of 34-year-old Ailyn Metran, who was recently reunited with her nine-year-old pet dog, Bunny; gone missing after the storm. On Tuesday, Metran told reporters from …

Study shows: Men more likely to help women in high heels

A study authored by Nicholas Guéguen of the Université de Bretagne-Sud in France revealed that men are more likely to be helpful toward a woman if she is in high heels. The study – the first of its kind – was published in Springer’s journal Archives of Sexual Behavior. It investigated the effect of women’s …

Woman in Poland comes ‘back to life’ 11 hours after being declared dead

According to reports from TVP, a Polish local TV channel, a 91-year-old woman came back to life in a morgue in Poland eleven hours after she had been pronounced dead. The station reported that Janina Kolkiewicz – who had been found unconscious by her family at her home in the eastern Polish town of Ostrow …

Manitoba teen’s search for church sale bargain turns up $2,000 bonanza

  BRANDON, Manitoba — A 14-year-old boy got more than he bargained for when he tried on a black suit jacket at a recent church rummage sale in Brandon, Man. Tom Campbell slipped on the jacket last Saturday while shopping with his grandmother, Vivian Mitchell, at the Knox United Church event. He slipped his hand …

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