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Home Depot Worker Got 'Bomb Warning' Very Wrong

It was just a guy joking about using the toilet

(Newser) - It's like a bizarre game of telephone gone hysterically wrong. As the Wichita Eagle explains, it began when a gent in a bathroom stall of a Home Depot in Wichita, Kansas, announced something like, "You all need to get out of here because I'm fixin' to blow... More »

Man Arrested for Unwittingly Flying With Explosives

Slovakian passenger a victim of blundered security exercise

(Newser) - Irish police released a Slovakian electrician last night, after his country convinced them that he really had been unaware that he was carrying 3 oz of plastic explosives in his luggage. The unnamed man was the victim of a weird security exercise gone wrong, the Times explains. Slovakian authorities recently... More »

Quaids: $10K Hotel Bill Got Lost in Mail

Couple didn't think they had to pay at checkout, moved before tab arrived: lawyer

(Newser) - Randy and Evi Quaid didn’t pay the $10,000 hotel bill they’re accused of skipping out because it got lost in the mail, their lawyer told a Santa Barbara, Calif., court today. The Quaids didn’t think they had to pay upon checkout, and changed addresses before the... More »

Man Arrested for Kissing His Own Daughter

Italian tourist faces 15 years in prison after Brazil pool incident

(Newser) - A controversy is brewing in Brazil over a 48-year-old Italian tourist who was arrested for touching and kissing his own 8-year-old daughter, the BBC reports. A couple reported seeing the man touching a young girl inappropriately at a hotel pool, apparently unaware that the girl was his daughter. Under a... More »

11 Travel Faux Pas to Avoid

Touching is too intimate in some Asian nations

(Newser) - A great pleasure of this wide world of ours is the multiplicity of cultures and customs. That diversity can also get you into a heap of trouble. So, when traveling, here’s what not to do, and where not to do it, from Travel and Leisure.
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