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21 February 2024

Crazy World: Dog resembles lion after hair cut


US: A dog owner in Virginia decided to shave off his pet's hair and style it like a lion's mane. His action only managed to scare the residents of the place into thinking that a fearsome lion was let loose on the city's streets.

The action even made the authorities check the population of the Virginia Zoo to ensure that no caged lions had made a bid for freedom, according to media reports.

Upon further investigation it was found that the 'big cat' was only a canine and mistaken for a lion due to his furry mane. The Labradoodle has more than 2,000 friends on Facebook and the owner often introduces his animal friend to people as his Lab-a-lion, which people generally even believe.

Best job in the world? Slide tester  

UK: A firm has advertised its intention to hire someone for what it terms is the most wonderful job in the world.

The holiday firm is looking for a water slide tester, who has to go around the world trying out the chutes at its resorts.

The job will last for six months and the luckiest person in the world who is finally hired for the job will be paid  £20,000  for his pains.

Fun junkie Tommy Lynch was in the role for four years and called it "the best job in the world".

He told the news website: "It can be tough when it's chilly and you have to strip off, but otherwise it's great.

"Getting to check out the flumes is by far the best bit. But there is a serious side and it carries a lot of responsibility."

During his four-year tenure, Lynch hurtled down different slides throughout the world at least 5,000 times. He vicited more than 20 resorts all over the world.
Price of sandwich causes man to lose it on flight

AUSTRALIA: A Virgin flight from Darwin to Perth was forced to lnad in Darwin and offload a apassenger after he completely lost it upon knowing the price of a sandwich being sold by the airline on the flight.

The disruptive behaviour of the male passenger forced the flight's pilot to make the decision, reports Perth Now.

The Australian Federal Police confirmed the incident but refised to comment on the cause of the argument.

The authorities removed the unruly passenger from the flight when it landed in Darwin.

The high price of a sandwich, $10 - led to the mid-air incident, according to unconfirmed news.
Brother, sister reunite after 65 years with help of Facebook

DAVENPORT: An Iowa man has been reunited with his sister 65 years after the siblings were separated in foster care thanks to a 7-year-old friend who searched Facebook.

Sixty-six-year-old Clifford Boyson of Davenport met his 70-year-old sister, Betty Billadeau, in person on Saturday. Billadeau drove up from her home in Florissant, Mo., with her daughter and granddaughter for the reunion.

Boyson and Billadeau both tried to find each other for years without success.

Then 7-year-old Eddie Hanzelin, who is the son of Boyson's landlord, got involved.

Eddie managed to find Billadeau by searching Facebook with her maiden name. He recognized the family resemblance when he saw her picture.

Near the end of their tearful reunion Boyson and Billadeau presented Eddie with a $125 check in appreciation of his detective work. (AP)