Quirky World... DRUNK WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER MISTAKING JAIL FOR BAR

USA: One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell-

Quirky World... DRUNK WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER MISTAKING JAIL FOR BAR

The Van Buren County sheriff’s department says a 39-year-old woman mistook the Van Buren County jail for the bar where she was trying to pick up her boyfriend.

The department says Deputy Robert Miersma spotted the Hartford-area woman backing into the jail car park in Paw Paw about at 2am on Sunday and noticed she smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated.

It says a breath test showed her with more than twice the 0.08% blood alcohol considered drunk in Michigan. She’s expected to face drunken driving charges.

MAUI BIRTHDAY INVITE WASHES ASHORE IN CALIFORNIA

USA: A Central California beach outing has turned into a mystery after a bottle turned up with an invitation to a party in Hawaii — four years ago.

David Wilson of Nipomo says he and his family went to Shell Beach to fish but found a plastic bottle sealed with a cork. Inside was a tattered piece of paper dated 2010 from Maui. It appears to be a handwritten invitation to a birthday party from a little girl named Safina. Her mother’s name is Kim and their last name may be Woodstocker.

FARAGE TRIBUTE

ENGLAND: Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has launched a bid for chart success with a song singing the praises of Ukip and its leader Nigel Farage.

The broadcaster’s ‘Ukip Calypso’, which includes the lyrics “when we take charge and the new prime minister is Farage”, is 50-1 to go straight in the charts at No 1, according to bookmakers Paddy Power.

Other lyrics, which Read sings in a mock Caribbean accent, include digs at the European Union such as “With the EU we must be on our mettle, want to change our lawnmowers and our kettles”.

YOUNG AND CLUMSY

ENGLAND: The younger generation of workers are the most likely to lose their mobile device, according to new research, with half admitting they had dropped their mobile in a toilet.

Fifty-three percent of those surveyed said they had damaged or broken a phone by spilling a drink on it, while 52% of the 16-24 age bracket also said they had had a mobile phone stolen.

The survey of 1,500full-time workers from around the world — commissioned by digital firm Oracle — found those aged between 16 and 24 were the most likely to misplace or damage their device. Only 20% in the 45-54 age bracket said they had been a victim of theft, while only 32% had lost a phone.

COYOTE PURSUIT

USA: American fox-hunting is a sport so steeped in tradition that riders still wear ties and blazers and cry out “Tally ho!” at the sight of prey. But it is adapting to one dramatic change: Coyotes have displaced foxes in the wild.

The bigger, stronger animals pose challenges to the existence of some of the clubs carrying on the hunts introduced from England in the 1600s.

The coyotes that have overtaken much of the country in recent decades run so much farther that they enter areas where hounds and riders on horseback cannot follow. It is a strain, particularly on the few remaining fox-hunting clubs in the densely populated area surrounding New York City, where encroaching development is leaving hunters with less room to roam.

GREEK BAKING RING 

GREECE: Greek bakers in the northern city of Thessaloniki have made a giant “koulouri”, a ring bread similar to a bagel, around the city’s most visible monument, the medieval White Tower.

The bread, 165m (540ft) in diameter, weighed 1.35 tonnes before baking.

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