A BREAK FROM ALL THE BREAKING NEWS HEADLINES TODAY!
A FEW NEWS STORIES FROM THE LIGHTER SIDE OF LIFE!
A motorist plunged into a swimming pool in Colorado after a series of collisions.
The 73-year old driver was heading away from the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs when she accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake.
She hit a car, which propelled her fast up a hill. Her vehicle went airborne in the process, crashed through a fence and landed in the pool.
Police estimate she was travelling at up to 60mph - but fortunately the pool was closed at the time.
An umbrella share scheme in China has backfired after almost all of its stock was stolen in the first few weeks.
The business start-up aims to provide easy-access umbrellas for city folk to pick up from railings near bus stations and subways as they go about their day.
However, the company was caught high and dry when almost all of the 300,000 umbrellas it provided were stolen shortly after the scheme was launched.
Sharing E Umbrella's chief executive Zhao Shuping says his idea was inspired by other share schemes like bicycle hire and the idea that now anything can be shared.
But he may have overestimated people's honesty - or even their ability to simply remember to give them back.
The GPS-enabled umbrellas are unlocked using a code sent to your mobile phone which allows you to use it for about 50 yuan (6p) per half an hour for as long as you want.
There is apparently no penalty for not putting them back, according to local media, which may have contributed to the volume of unreturned brollies.
A bear has been captured on video after breaking into a house in Colorado, raiding the fridge and trashing the kitchen.
The animal spent six hours inside the home of Chris O'Dubhraic, in Colorado Springs, as he slept upstairs unaware of what was happening below.
Surveillance video shows the bear standing on its hind legs and opening the refrigerator door with ease, before investigating the contents of cupboards.
Whilst inside, it devoured strawberries, cherries, blueberries and organic apple oatmeal, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported.
The bear also ripped a pantry door off its hinges, threw food on the floor and wrecked a kitchen trash compactor.
Around 7,000 chickens found their own free range after the truck transporting them crashed and they broke out onto a major road in Austria.
"Boxes containing dead and injured animals were strewn over a 160-metre stretch while thousands of chickens ran onto the motorway on both sides," police said.
It is reported the driver admitted having a "second-long sleep", causing him to veer right and hit a bridge pillar on the Vienna-bound side of the A1 autobahn near Linz in the north of the country.
The carriageway was closed during the morning rush hour, leading to long traffic jams in both directions as drivers on the other side slowed down to look at the chaos.
It took more than 100 emergency workers, including firefighters, to crack the problem and return the surviving birds to their cages.
Those chickens that managed to make a run for it have enjoyed a double helping of luck, as the next stop for the poultry was the slaughter house.
Passenger's fury as airport security guard poses with her lobster
Lisa Feinman, who owns the Atlantic Seafood Market in the US state of Connecticut, had carefully packed more than a dozen lobsters in a cooler to fly to a customer in Boston.
After the Transportation Security Administration posted the picture on Instagram, attracting thousands of likes, Ms Feinman said she was "personally offended" by the agent's actions.
She added that the TSA should focus on doing its job and "leave our personal property alone".
On Facebook, she wrote: "When is it okay to go through someone's checked baggage and take photographs?
"I packed this checked cooler with care and concern for the lobsters and my customer's personal property."
Ms Feinman claimed the lobster in the photograph had been purposely packed underneath the other live crustaceans, so the agent "had to dump out 12 other lobsters to get to this guy".
She also alleged the TSA agent at Logan International Airport in Boston could have broken one of the lobster's claws because he was not handling it properly.
The TSA is yet to respond to Ms Feinman's claims, but earlier said the lobster had "cooperated quite nicely with the screening process".
Tree-climbing, seed-spitting goats aid farming in Morocco
While the local goats have been considered something of a menace because of their fondness for the argan fruit, Spanish ecologists have observed an unusual way in which they might actually be helping - they are constantly spitting out their seeds.
Domesticated goats in the region are inordinately fond of climbing to the precarious tops of argan trees to find fresh forage.
In some arid habitats, such as argan forests, most green vegetation is at the tops of the trees - which can grow 10 metres high.
Local goatherds are known to encourage the activity, pruning the bushy, thorny trees to make it easier for goats to ascend them, and even helping the goats' kids to learn how to climb.
During the bare autumn season in the region, goats can spend three quarters of their foraging time "treetop grazing" in the argan trees.
Argan is popular for the beauty products which feature in argan oil, made from the tree's nuts.
However, the goats don't like the large argan seeds. Like cows, sheep and deer, goats re-chew their food after fermenting it for a while in a specialised stomach, and while ruminating over their cud, the goats have been observed spitting out the argan nuts.
This means they are delivering clean seeds to new ground, wherever the goat has wandered.
A sinkhole has opened up in front of Donald Trump's Florida beachside estate, Mar-a-Lago.
The hole appeared on the road just outside the National Historic Landmark in Palm Beach, where the Trump Organisation operates a private club.
The Palm Beach Post reported that the 1m radius hole appeared on Monday to the west of one the resort's entrances.
It is near a new water main and isn't a threat to the President's property, Palm Beach County authorities said.
Is A MUST Read: Take A Gander At This Amazing, But Little Known, 9-11 Story This incredible story is from a flight attendant on Delta Flight
15: On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, we were about 5 hours
out of Frankfurt, flying over the North Atlantic. All of a sudden the curtains parted and I was told to go to the
cockpit, immediately, to see the captain. As soon as I got there I noticed that the crew had that “All
Business” look on their faces. The captain handed me a printed message. It was
from Delta’s main office in Atlanta and simply read, “All airways over the
Continental United States are closed to commercial air traffic. Land ASAP at
the nearest airport. Advise your destination.” No one said a word about what this could mean. We knew it was a
serious situation and we needed to find terra firma quickly. The captain
determined that the nearest airport was 400 miles behind us in Gander,
Newfoundland. He requested approval for a route change from the Canadian
A NARRATIVE THAT ENABLES VIOLENCE AGANST US AS IT DID
PART ONE If you haven’t kept up with the right wing’s
latest attacks on liberals for protesting and resisting Trump then you probably
will disagree with me that I believe that we are heading for new wave of
violence against liberal demonstrators, protesters and resistors as well as against free speech and
the continued diminishment of basic civil and human rights right here in
America. We’ve seen such actions before
during the Civil Rights and Anti-Vietnam War days of the 1960’s.With our backs against the well, as they
surely are today, and the national atmosphere even more repressive with the
Trump Administration, you can depend on it. Why do I say what’s happening to us today
resembles what happened to African Americans during Jim Crow?In no way do I intend to portray the “plight”
of liberals and progressives today as analogous to the post Civil War situation
of African Americans following the passage of the 13th
THEY BOTH LOVE HARD DRIVING AUTHORITY AND “MAKING DEALS”
We all know that Donald Trump was only joking when he
implied that the Second Amendment Folks could take out Hillary if they wanted
to.And when he encouraged Russia to hack
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with him she threatened to have him arrested, right?
While I’m totally 100% spit on my mother’s grave sure
not yet convinced that Putin is directly behind the e-mail hack and dump of the
Democratic National Committee (whose offices, by the way are just a few blocks
away from my ho…