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A Man Sent Naked Selfies to the HR Manager of a Company That Offered Him a Job

Not exactly getting off to a good start

A 23-year-old man from Chicago, reportedly sent nude pictures of himself to the human-resources manager of a company that had just hired him.

Police said the manager informed them of the incident on Aug. 14, one day after the man had sent her two naked selfies over three days, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Elmhurst police chief Michael Ruth said the company had made the 23-year-old man a “conditional offer of employment” earlier in the month. “He texted the HR director and sent a nude photo of himself,” Ruth added.

According to the police report, the man admitted to sending the photographs but said they were meant for someone else. The company did not respond to calls for comment from the Tribune.

“My understanding is they’ve rescinded the offer of employment,” Ruth said.

[Chicago Tribune]

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Michigan Man Says He’ll Trade Kanye West Sneakers for a ‘Working Kidney’

Kanye West Yeezy Shoes
Taylor Hill—FilmMagic/Getty Images Kanye West's Yeezy Adidas shoes at the 2015 CFDA Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City.

He says he's been flooded with responses to the offer

Kanye West’s Yeezy shoe model may cost an arm and a leg on eBay, but no one said the footwear would be worth a kidney.

Matt Neal, a 26-year-old Michigan resident, is promising a pair of Yeezy shoes to anyone who donates a kidney with his matching blood type, according t0 a Facebook offer. A pair of ultra-rare Adidas Yeezy Boost normally sells for $1,000 or more on the Web.

“People are always joking that they would give a kidney for a pair of yeezy’s!!” Neal says in a Facebook post. “Well here’s your chance, I’m 26 with 2 failing kidneys.”

Waiting for a kidney transplant can take years in most states in the country, a luxury of time many do not have. Neal said in a Facebook post that he has been flooded with responses to his shoe offer. Neal’s shoe-kidney trade may not actually be possible, however, as federal law bans the exchange of merchandise for organs on an open market. He didn’t immediately respond to an interview request.

“With all the people getting in touch with me about getting tested it is going to be really hard to message everyone individually,” Neal said on Facebook. “I’m going to find time over the coming days to get back to you all individually. Thank you for all of your love and interest!”

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Car Thief Suspect Does Dance for Police During Chase

If it was meant as a distraction, it didn't work

A woman suspected of stealing a car gave the cops pursuing her a bit of a show.

After Los Angeles police engaged in a chase with the woman on Wednesday night, they threw down a spike strip, which punctured a tire. In an unusual turn of events, she then got out of the car, did a little dance, and got back into the car. Cops eventually surrounded the vehicle and pulled her out.

The woman is believed to have been driving under the influence. Watch her performance in footage from the local ABC station.


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A Woman Chugged a Bottle of Liquor Because She Couldn’t Take It on the Plane

But after she did it, staff told her she was too drunk to fly

A Chinese woman who was making a connecting flight from Beijing to Wenzhou Friday was told by airport security that she could not take an expensive bottle of cognac, which she had bought from the U.S., onto the plane in her hand luggage as it was over 100 ml.

Not wanting to let her $200 Rémy Martin XO Excellence go to waste, the woman, surnamed Zhou, drank the entire bottle.

Zhou became so intoxicated that she was found rolling on the floor and acting erratically at a boarding gate at Beijing Capital International Airport, reports the South China Morning Post.

“She was so drunk … she couldn’t even stand up herself. We took her to a room in a wheelchair so she could rest,” a police officer told the local paper Beijing Times.

Zhou was not allowed to board her flight out of concern for the safety of others and herself as she was traveling alone. When Zhou woke (and sobered) up several hours later, her family escorted her home.


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This Guy Staged a Killer Marriage Proposal as Halloween Slasher Michael Myers

She said yes!

Marriage proposals can be nerve-racking: You want to get the delivery just right, produce the ring with proper flourish, and perhaps most importantly, avoid scaring the living daylights out of your beloved. That last part was a particular concern for a Los Angeles man who dressed as Michael Myers, the unstoppable killer of the Halloween film franchise, to propose to his horror-obsessed girlfriend.

A video posted online by Alec Wells on Wednesday captures the creepy yet romantic proposal, which took place last year on the same street where a key scene from 1978’s Halloween was filmed.

Dressed in Myers’ signature coveralls and featureless latex mask — but minus the gleaming kitchen knife, for obvious reasons — Wells patiently stalked and surprised his girlfriend, Katherine Canipe, by materializing from behind a hedge.

Canipe, a connoisseur of chillers who co-hosts the podcast Boys & Ghouls, burst into tears and accepted. In a recent post on Imgur, Canipe declared it a “perfect proposal” and added that she let Wells decide how to pose for their engagement photo. Here’s what he came up with:

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Watch This Crazed Koala Race After a Quad Bike and Terrify the Driver

Because Australia

Koalas may seem cuddly and cute, but this one was sure as hell determined to chase down a fast-moving quad bike.

In a video she posted on Facebook on Saturday, Australian dairy farmer Ebony Churchill is seen riding her four-wheeler to go herd cows. She recognizes a koala she’s seen on her farm before, thinking little of it. But a peaceful sighting quickly becomes a desperate race, as the little koala starts to run after her vehicle.

“He was in love with me and I rejected him so he chased me,” Churchill told the Advertiser, Adelaide’s local paper, jokingly.

But Churchill quickly realized it was no laughing matter. Deakin University wildlife and conservation biologist Desley Whisson told Mashable that koalas can be quite dangerous. “Make sure that there is another object between you and the koala so that it can’t climb you. The claws are nasty,” she said.

As shown in the video, Churchill eventually stopped the vehicle and climbed off for this exact reason. “The more I sped up, the faster he got … I didn’t want to have him grabbing at my leg as I was on the bike,” she told the Advertiser.

Once she got off, the video shows the koala gripping onto one of the tires. Eventually, she told the Advertiser, he climbed off and walked away, but only after she’d made sure to get far away and herd her cows by foot instead.

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Gigantic Sinkhole Opens Up in British City

Manchester Sinkhole Appears as Heavy Rain Sweeps Britain
Christopher Furlong — Getty Images A sink hole appears on Mancunian Way in Manchester after heavy rain on August 14, 2015 in Manchester, England.

Commuters in Manchester faced an unusual obstacle on their way home

Drivers in one of Britain’s largest cities encountered an extra-special commuting headache today when a busy city road in Manchester gave way, creating a massive sinkhole.

The hole appeared around midday, as pavement crumbled and left a pit about 40 feet deep and 15 feet wide, the Telegraph reports. The sinkhole follows heavy rainfall in the region, and is believed to be the result of a culvert, or a tunnel holding a stream or drain, eroding beneath the road. Manchester City Council said in a statement that utilities officers were assessing the situation Friday, and that the road may remain closed over the weekend.

At least anyone who arrived late to work was equipped with an intriguing excuse.


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Watch This News Anchor Make a Super Crude Pun on Live TV

File this under news bloopers of the month?

Today in puns that fall flat: Going viral on Reddit Friday is a clip of the sports anchor for the British Columbia news station CKPG Rich Abney making an off-color joke during a segment about astronauts eating red romaine lettuce grown aboard the International Space Station: “Gotta say it seems like a better idea than eating food grown on Uranus.” (Lettuce file this under news bloopers of the month?)

On Reddit, users have been discussing the possibility that the pun was premeditated. Did he think of it the night before because he looks “so proud of himself?” Or was it a prank from the “teleprompter guys” based on “the way he smirks as if he just got trolled”?

The face that reporter Camille MacDonald makes after his comment has already inspired memes, like a parody of Edvard Munch’s The Scream:

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A Man Wearing a Bear Costume Is Harassing Bears in Alaska

Nobody is quite sure what he was trying to accomplish

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — Authorities want to talk to a man who donned a fairly realistic bear costume — head and all — and wore it when harassing a bear and two sows trying to feed on pink salmon in an Alaska river.

The incident happened Monday on the Chilkoot River near Haines, said Alaska Fish and Game Assistant Area Management Biologist Mark Sogge.

It wasn’t immediately known what the man was trying to accomplish.

A crowd had gathered at a weir, used to count fish, because the bears have frequently been showing up there to feed during the salmon run.

The crowd, which is kept at a safe distance from the weir, became startled when a man decked out in a bear outfit ran through the area Monday evening.

The man began to jump up and down, and then got close to the bears, within five to 10 feet, Sogge said.

Alaska Fish and Game technician Lou Cenicola moved the sow out the way for the man’s safety and then tried to talk to the man, which Sogge said is a little outside Cenicola’s normal duties.

“Our job is to count fish,” Sogge said.

The man refused to identify himself, Cenicola said.

Sogge reported the man told the technician: “You have the license plate number. You figure it out.”

The man then drove off without ever removing the costume head and revealing his face.

Wildlife officials reported the incident to troopers, including the license plate number. Troopers are investigating, spokeswoman Megan Peters said. If warranted, the man could face wildlife harassmentcharges.

“This is not the first time we’ve encountered a man in a bear suit,” Peters said.

The other incident of a man in a bear suit came during the forest fair in Girdwood, just south of Anchorage, a few years back. That man’s arrest was captured on film for the now-canceled “AlaskaState Troopers” reality TV show.

Haines is about 500 miles east of Anchorage, near the top of Alaska’s southeastern panhandle.

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There’s a Perfect Outline of a Disney Princess In This Iced Coffee

With perfectly coiffed hair and a puffy gown to boot

A Disney Princess may have appeared in the most unlikely of places—a cup of iced coffee.

A tweet purportedly showing a princess-shaped outline in an ice cube was sent out by user @niiiiiifaaaaa in Japanese. According to RocketNews24, the tweet reportedly says, “It looks like a Disney princess is in my iced coffee.”

Good thing the evidence—with its perfectly coiffed hair and puffy Disney signature gown—was snapped before it melted away.

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