Friday, May 25, 2018
Bizarre News

The skinny: Driver climbs ladder to exit Ohio sinkhole

Taking the plunge

Driver climbs ladder to exit ohio sinkhole

A northwest Ohio sinkhole swallowed a car traveling down a street and briefly trapped the driver, who climbed out after authorities gave her a ladder. Toledo police Sgt. Joe Heffernan says a water main break beneath the road may have caused the sinkhole Wednesday. The hole is estimated to be at least 10 feet deep. Police say driver Pamela Knox didn't appear hurt but was shaken up and was taken to a hospital as a precaution. Officials used a crane to pull the car from the hole.

Taco surprise

Instead of tacos, a big chunk of cash

That was no burrito. Three people who ordered food at a Taco Bell drive-through in western Michigan got something more valuable: $3,600 in cash. A Taco Bell employee mistakenly passed the cash to the trio instead of their food last Saturday. The money was returned a short time later. Kennidi Rue told WZZM-TV and MLive.com that she and two friends thought about keeping the money but decided they would feel guilty if they didn't return it.

If it ain't broke...

Teacher has same outfit for 40 years

A Texas teacher's streak of wearing the same outfit for his school photograph is coming to an end after 40 years with his retirement. It started as an accident. Dale Irby, 63, told the Dallas Morning News that when he received his photo in his second year he was embarrassed to discover he'd worn the same polyester shirt and brown sweater vest as the first year. His wife dared him to wear it again the third year. Then Irby thought five would be funny. He says, "After five pictures it was like, 'Why stop?' "

Screaming mad

Roller coaster riders are too loud

A Northern California roller coaster appears to have been a little too much fun. The Gold Striker at Great America in Santa Clara had to be taken offline this week because riders were screaming too loudly. The San Jose Mercury News reports that the shrieks were exceeding the decibel limit agreed upon with Prudential Real Estate, which owns adjacent properties.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

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