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6 unexpected things that happened this week

A crow is smarter than your kid, the French are taking over the world and doggie dialtones – it’s all the bizarre news stories you need to know about.

NATHANIEL LEE ONCE said “They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me.”

We will never outvote you, dearest reader. We are here to deliver the maddest, most unexpected, most bizarre news stories that you might have missed on your internet travels this week. Never fear – DailyEdge.ie has you covered. 

You can never expect the unexpected, of course – but be warned: it might get crazy.

A dog in Nebraska dialled the emergency services. When the emergency dispatchers picked up the 911 distress call, all they heard was panting and scratching. The responders were extremely worried – until they realised it was a dog. The dog, Japanese Chin Sophia, had dialled 911 user her owner Melissa Acosta’s smart phone. Down-bow-wow-ownright embarrassing for Melissa, no doubt. (AP)

It was revealed this week that the reasoning of a crow rivals that of a 7-year-old child. Researchers have claimed that the New Caledonian crow boasts an ability to choose objects that would sink rather than float, solid objects over hollow ones, etc. They were given water displacement tasks to test their understanding of causal relationships. WHY are the scientists teaching the most TERRIFYING birds new tricks? Soon they’ll be smarter than us. Stop it, scientists. Stop it. (Guardian)

Source: Imgur

An actual, proper university is set to provide a real, genuine class in … Miley Cyrus. Yep, the summer course will study Cyrus in relation to race, gender, class, fame and power. Skidmore College, a private facility in upstate New York’s Saratoga Springs, specialises in the liberal arts. A touch TOO liberal if you ask us, what? Twerk on your own damn time, students. (ABC News)

New Yorkers recently received an ATM that dispenses cupcakes. Sprinkles Cupcakes on Lexington Avenue installed the machine beside their bakery, giving customers the options for sweet treats round the clock. They are also selling cupcakes for dogs. Ever wonder where it all went wrong in the world? Just us? (DailyEdge.ie)

Source: Sprinkles New York

Ooh la la! A study has suggested that French will the world’s most-spoken language in 2050. French investment bank, Natixis, projected that African population booms in the next decades could lead to an explosion in native French speakers. However, the study has been hotly contested. Forbes questioned their methodology, stating they had inflated the figures. Investment banks? Inflating figures? Nah. (Yahoo! News)

A protest in France saw lots of sheep storming the Louvre museum. The sheep were herded into the museum’s glass pyramid’s entrance as surprised tourists took snaps. The animals were brought in as a protest by farmers against industrial reforms to France’s Common Agricultural Policy. But even about that, here’s a picture of a tiny lamb. (Sky News)

This lil guy could storm DailyEdge.ie Towers any time he liked Source: Imgur

 Well, that was unexpected. Still in the mood for more unusual antics?  Try Cadbury Dairy Milk combined with Lu and Ritz crackers, unexpected but delicious. Available in shops now. #FreeTheJoy

Still got a nigh-on insatiable desire for some bizarre news stories? Look no further, ye pup>

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