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7 weird things that happened this week

Rivers of caramel, lost dentures and a bingo brawl – the bizarre news stories you might have missed.

IT’S A MAD world out there.

And to help bring you all the bonkers with minimum hassle, DailyEdge.ie has sifted through the world’s most bizarre news stories this week in order to bring you the cream of the crazy.

A bingo hall brawl has led to two women injured and six banned for life in Devon, England. Chairs were thrown as a mass scuffle broke out, with one on-looker describing the bingo-related incident as “vicious”.  (Mirror)

A fire in a sugar factory sent a 30,000 ton river of caramel into a nearby town in southern Brazil. The warehouse fire sent molten liquid running down into Santa Adelia and its environs. Firefighters worked for 75 hours to extinguish the blaze, while barriers of earth were mounted to protect the town from being engulfed by the sweet, sweet syrup. (Mirror)

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A mobile phone saved a man’s life in Orlando, Florida. The HTC took the full impact of a bullet fired at the man’s abdomen during an attempted robbery of a petrol station – giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “smartphone”.  (Telegraph)

Loose glass eyes and runaway dentures have been used as sick day excuses, according to a new study. The research, undertaken by jobs website CareerBuilder, revealed that one third of respondents used sick days because they “didn’t feel like going to work”.  Fair enough. (Yahoo)

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A Texan has survived being hit by lightning twice. Casey Wagner, a dirt bike enthusiast, was struck by lightning twice in the one storm at an off-road competition. Wagner has stated that he “plans to start going to church more”. (AP)

A California hot sauce factory is making locals weep. Strong chilli odours from the sriracha plant have led to residents complaining of burning eyes, irritated throats and headaches. That’s a spicy meatball! (DailyEdge.ie)

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And finally – a squirrel is to blame for bicycle vandalism in Iowa, evidence shows. Authorities at Iowa Lakes Community College say the critter chewed through two tires, a bicycle seat, a headlight and a taillight in the span of a two day vandalism binge. A professor came forward with photos to prove the squirrel was behind the damage. He is reportedly now parking his bicycle indoors. (Yahoo)

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