Man Kills Self After Girlfriend Wouldn’t Stop Shopping
It was a store too much… A man who thought 5 hours inside a mall doing Christmas shopping was more than enough decided it was not worth it and ended his life when his girlfriend asked to look around a final mall shoe store.
The 38-year-old, identified as Tao Hsiao, had been shopping with his girlfriend at the Golden Eagle International Shopping Center in Xuzhou, China, when she asked to check out the shoe store. But Tao insisted that they leave immediately.
“He told her she already had enough shoes, more shoes that she could wear in a lifetime and it was pointless buying any more,” an eyewitness was quoted as saying. “She started shouting at him accusing him of being a skinflint and of spoiling Christmas, it was a really heated argument.”
Surveillance footage shows Tao angrily hurling the shopping bags and jumping over the railing onto the cosmetics section below.
A spokesman for the shopping center says no one below was injured in December 7 incident, and that the man died instantly upon impact.
“This is a tragic incident, but this time of year can be very stressful for many people,” the spokesman said.
Guess What The Most Popular Drink In The World Is…
Where you thinking whiskey? Maybe vodka? Nope, the world’s most popular liquor is a South Korean spirit called soju, which has topped a best-selling-drink list for years and sold 65 million cases on this year’s list alone
It’s made from barley, wheat, or rice and and features and attractive alcohol content that often hovers around 25%. Bars from London to New York to San Francisco are hawking soju drinks, often with sweet fruit flavors to make them go down easy.
“Soju is often drunk with jokbal, which is pork trotter cooked in a seasoned, well-flavored broth,” says a Korean chef. “It also goes well with bossam—steamed pork wrapped in a red lettuce leaf with garlic, peppers and kimchi.” And beer-lovers can get into somac—ways of mixing beer with soju, like covering your blend with a tissue before slapping and swirling it into a “Hurricane.”
This Year’s Bad Sex in Fiction Award Winner Is…
Oh baby, tell me more! … said absolutely no one ever to Manil Suri. That’s if his real life bed talk is as bad as his fiction sex scenes.
Mr. Suri was the proud winner of this year’s ‘Bad Sex in Fiction’ award with this little gem from his novel The City of Devi:
“Surely supernovas explode that instant, somewhere, in some galaxy. The hut vanishes, and with it the sea and the sands—only Karun’s body, locked with mine, remains. We streak like superheroes past suns and solar systems, we dive through shoals of quarks and atomic nuclei. In celebration of our breakthrough fourth star, statisticians the world over rejoice.”
Suri didn’t actually attend the award ceremony, but he doesn’t sound bitter: Upon finding out Dynasty star Joan Collins presented the award, he said, “My one chance to meet Joan Collins, and I blew it!”
This Is How They Sell Caskets In Poland (video)
Lindner, a Polish coffin company, is hoping to prove the idiom “sex sells” will even apply to their products, by using barely-dressed models to promote their caskets in an annual calendar. This is the fifth year the company has made a calendar with sexy Polish models and their caskets… they plan to donate the earnings to charity.
This Dude Just Won All Movembers (pic)
If you browsed the internet at least one time this November you are probably familiar with ‘Movember‘, where guys grow out mustaches and epic beards to raise money for charity. Well, the contest is over and we have a winner…
Jonathan Burnside grew a quite impressive feline fuzz for the occasion.
‘I just did a handlebar mustache and then cut half of it off,’ he explained. ‘I made a template to get the basic shape. Then I shaved negative space lines for the details, which did not show up on camera. ‘Then my wife did an outline in eye liner, which also did not show up on camera. Then I just went ahead and outlined it in Sharpie.’
It’s both gross and amazing.
Meet The Man Who’s Been Arrested Over 1,500 Times
That’s right, Henry Earl is spending this Thanksgiving in jail… as he has done 3 times before.
Earl has racked up an impressive 1,500 arrests over the past 43 years. The 64-year-old’s first arrest, in 1970, was for carrying a concealed weapon, but most of the rest have involved alcohol, the Smoking Gun reports. This time around, the Kentucky man was nabbed on public intoxication charges outside a fast food place in Lexington last month.
I don’t know him personally but from his mugshot he looks like a fun dude I would like in my Thanksgiving dinner… hopefully at the in-laws.
Man Buttdials Former Employee… While Plotting To Kill Him
You may want to check you are not accidentally calling the person you want dead while you are hiring someone to do it… just saying, they might hear you and call the police. That’s what happened to a Arkansas man who says Larry Barnett, his 68-year-old former boss, accidentally called him last week … and when he heard Barnett discussing the plan to have him killed, he contacted police, KAIT-8 reports. Among the comments Barnett allegedly made to a third man: “I don’t care if you have to burn his house to the ground with him in it. I don’t care what you have to do, make it look like an accident.”
Barnett also allegedly gave the third man directions to the intended victim’s house; the accidental call went on for an hour and a half. During it, Barnett allegedly offered $5,000 up front and more when the job was complete, revealing that he tried to use someone else first but “they couldn’t get the job done.” The used car dealership owner also explained his alleged motive, Fox 19 reports: “I owe the little son of a [bleep] a bunch of money and if he’s gone, I don’t have to pay for it.” Police went to the intended victim’s home; it had been burglarized and someone had tampered with the gas stove. Barnett was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
Broadcaster Loses Bet, Does Weather Forecast Naked (video)
Doria Tillier is a very hot 27-year-old French news broadcaster who made a bet… and lost.
Tillier promised ahead of a decisive World Cup game between the French national team and Ukraine that she would present the weather naked if France made it through the night.
“I promise you that if we qualify tonight for the World Cup, I vow – here, in front of the whole of France – that I will tomorrow do my forecast naked,” she said, according to The Telegraph.
This is the result: