The official Twitter accounts of Denmark and Sweden had one of the most bizarre arguments we’ve ever seen on the social media platform, in what’s being called the “Great Nordic Twitter War of 2016.” It started when Denmark retweeted one of Sweden’s posts pointing out that the two nations had a lot in common. But then it quickly devolved into comments about how one country is better than the other. Jokes ranged from a time a moose swam from Sweden to Denmark, a Swedish parent naming a child “Lego” (even though Lego was invented in Denmark) and more.
— Denmark.dk (@denmarkdotdk) July 7, 2016
Sorry, but no sex is that good. Pennsylvania resident Amanda Marie Warfel neighbour’s recently complained to her that she was having sex so loud, that it was causing furniture to move around in their apartment. Police say that Warfel then threatened her neighbours, prompting them to call in the authorities. Warfel has since been sentenced to 45 to 90 days in prison. Police say those noise complaints have been persisting for two years.
The dogs were so good looking, it was literally deemed illegal. Two men decided to hold a beauty pageant for dogs in Saudi Arabia, so they spread the word on social media using the hashtag “most beautiful dog in Jeddah.” But as people started to enter their dogs, police got wise to the event and shut it down. This is because, believe it or not, dogs are actually forbidden from being owned as pets in the country, as they are considered “unclean.” Strangely, authorities used the same “most beautiful dog” hashtag to let everyone know the event had been cancelled.
Talk about a bonus. A construction worker in the U.K. who was expecting a pay cheque of £446.60 ($753 CAD) was shocked when he instead got a deposit of £44,660 ($75,300 CAD). Let’s just say he went a little wild. Steven Burke bought a new car, a gold chain, cocaine, booze and expensive hotel rooms. Once his boss got wise to what happened though, the company demanded to have the money returned. Burke is now facing the possibility of jail time after being ordered to pay back £28,000 ($47,200 CAD).
It was the least they could do, after all. Three women in Oklahoma say thieves stole their lawn mower but made sure to cut the grass first. Initially the women believed one of their roommates may have hired a grass-cutting service. But when they realized they hadn’t, they alerted authorities. Casey Busch eventually saw two men with her lawn mower on the back of a truck, and after pursuing them briefly, the mower fell off the vehicle and onto the road. It is now back in the women’s possession.