Manic Monday You Canâ€™t Make this Stuff UP!
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ROME â€” Officials say a Swedish couple looking for the pristine waters of the popular island of Capri ended some 400 miles away in the northern industrial town of Carpi after misspelling the destination on their car's GPS. Angelo Giovannini, a spokesman for the Carpi town hall, near Modena, said Tuesday the couple drove into the main square last week and asked the local tourist office how to reach Capri's famed Blue Grotto sea cave. Giovannini said "we thought they might mean a restaurant. Capri is an island, they did not even wonder why they didn't cross any bridge or take any boat."
He said the couple, who were not identified, arrived from Venice and later set off to their planned destination at the other end of the Italian peninsula. This could never happen to anyone on TravBuddy,right??
FORT WORTH, Texas â€” At first, fire officials suspected that carbon monoxide or some other poisonous fumes might have sickened almost 150 people at a Fort Worth bank call center.
What they learned was they were fallen by perfume.
MedStar ambulance spokeswoman Lara Kohl says 34 people were taken to hospitals, 12 by ambulance, after reporting dizziness and shortness of breath at the Bank of America call center.
Fort Worth fire Lt. Kent Worley says hazardous material specialists checked for carbon monoxide or other hazardous fumes, but found nothing.
A worker told a fire investigator that two co-workers became ill after someone sprayed on perfume. When a supervisor announced on the office intercom that those feeling ill should leave, dozens did â€” including some from other floors. Anything to get out of work for a road trip!
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Southwest Airlines says an Arizona man was stung by a scorpion that hitched a ride in his carry-on luggage and delivered its sting just before his flight landed.
The forty-four-year of Gilbert, Ariz., wasn't seriously injured Sunday when he was stung by a venomous Arizona bark scorpion while going through his luggage.
He was treated at Indianapolis International Airport.
Southwest spokeswoman Marilee McInnis says the Arizona bark scorpion and five baby scorpions hitched a ride from Phoenix to Indianapolis in Herbstsommer's luggage.
The scorpions were killed after the flight landed and the jetliner was fumigated as a precaution.
SAN ANGELO â€” The theft of a fake sheep with a patriotic flag motif has led to real charges against three teens in San Angelo.
Police say the 5-foot fiberglass creation was tracked to the apartment of one of the suspects.
A woman reported seeing several men take the Freedom for Me and â€śEweâ€ť sheep from behind a building early Sunday. The nearly $3,000 item was recovered hours later.
Individually decorated â€śSheep Spectacularâ€ť sculptures, promoting art and the regionâ€™s agriculture, are scattered throughout San Angelo.
The 19-year-old suspects, who posted bond Monday, are charged with felony theft between $1,500 and $20,000. The state jail felony is punishable by 180 days to two years in jail and a fine up to $10,000.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) " Wedding bells at Taco Bell for Paul and Caragh Brooks. Customers inside the fast-food restaurant continued to order tacos and burritos as the couple sat Friday in an orange booth at Taco Bell and exchanged vows. The TravBuddy members plan a Gibsonton, Florida Honeymoon!
CHICAGO (AP) " a 14-year-old aspiring police officer donned a uniform, walked into a Chicago police station and managed to get an assignment " patrolling in a squad car for five hours before he was detected, police said Sunday.
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) " An Iowa woman has been arrested after police said she failed to return a library book. I have been waiting to read The Freedom Writers Diaryâ€ť.
SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) " A New York landlord was fined nearly $10,000 for removing the toilet and other fixtures from a basement apartment to get his tenant to move out. O NO MR BILL.
CHICAGO (AP) " The Company that makes the popular Beanie Babies is hoping for two more big winners with dolls named "Sweet Sasha" and "Marvelous Malia." But, no, the names do not refer to President Barack Obama's daughters, a Ty Inc.
MEXICO CITY (AP) "when you come to Guanajuato, pucker up. Mayor Eduardo Romero is declaring the colonial city in central Mexico "the kissing capital" of the world to disprove, once and for all, claims that he has banned smooching in public. There is nothing worse than a No Kiss Zone.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) " A school bus driver made an unscheduled stop at a liquor store, then allegedly asked a student to help hide her purchases when police stopped her, the district superintendent said. Even OSB is SPEECHLESS
HAVE A GREAT Manic MONDAY!!
HAVE A GREAT Manic MONDAY!!