A UK bride and groom were left awkwardly staring upward at their wedding when a pesky barn owl flew off with their rings and took a nap in the church rafters.
The bride had hired falconers to bring Darcey the owl, tie the rings to its feet with ribbons, and coax it toward the altar with a gauntlet at a recent ceremony in Sherston, Wiltshire, according to the Western Daily Press.
However, the newspaper reported the ceremony at Holy Cross Church became a funny lesson in the poor etiquette of barn owls at weddings when the creature, oblivious to the atmosphere of elegance and surprise it was supposed to contribute to the occasion, decided it would rather be sleeping.
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The church vicar, Rev Chris Bryan, told Western Daily Press the owl flew up to the top of the church and stayed there for about an hour.
A Reddit user who identified herself as a server at a St. Louis restaurant posted a receipt this week showing a $200,000 tip from a customer — but she said the payout will never land in her wallet.
In a post linking to a photo of the receipt, the user described how two sisters in their mid-twenties arrived at the restaurant during the lunch shift and ordered a generous amount of food and drinks. One of the women told the server she would be paying for her sister and another man who joined them afterward, according to the post.
Throughout the meal the sister that was treating the other one would flag me down and talk with me and kept saying things like “Don’t tell my sister how I tip.” “Today I’m your guardian angel.”
After the "guardian angel" paid the bill with a Visa card, signed and left, the server said she looked at the receipt and found $200,000 written onto the tip line for a bill that totalled $111.54.
A 37-year-old Ohio man whose heart stopped for 45 minutes earlier this month says medical staff can't explain how he came back from the dead.
ABC News reported Tony Yahle's wife woke up early on the morning of Aug. 5 and noticed her husband's breathing was irregular. Melissa Yahle couldn't wake her husband up, so she called an ambulance and he was rushed to the hospital.
That afternoon in the hospital Tony's heart stopped, according to WHIO TV , and for 45 minutes while doctors tried to revive him, the cardiac monitor stayed flat-lined.
Finally, doctors declared him dead and his son Lawrence, 17, ran to his father's hospital bed.
"Dad, you're not going to die today," he said, according to ABC .
Domino's Pizza's Facebook page administrator, perhaps confused by the complaints piling up higher than stacks of pizza boxes on its social media forums, has responded to a compliment with an apology.
The pizza chain's has many complaints and pictures of orders deemed inadequate, sloppy or late. In each case, Domino's generally responds with an apology, a contact address and sometimes a case number for dissatisfied customers.
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Online complaints are nothing new, for Domino's and other companies, but its response to one woman's enthusiastic praise suggests the company might be a little too comfortable with apologizing.
"Best Pizza Ever! Pan Pizza :) Keep up the good work guys!" user Jeaneth Manzaniita Tavares wrote on Aug. 7.
Domino's response is bizarre: