Crowded train travels to the wrong city
A crowded Indian train traveled 600 miles in the wrong direction before furious passengers raised a fuss. The train, which left the town of Tirupati, was supposed to pass through Bhubaneswar and arrive in Varanasi but instead chugged into Warangal, where the 1,000-plus passengers finally noticed they were in the wrong region entirely. Train operators said they’d been given a faulty destination code. “Though the journey was agonizing, we thank our stars that the train did not run into another train,” one of the passengers said.
Michael Jackson's escape plan
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If Michael Jackson had been convicted of child molestation at his 2005 trial, his family would have whisked him out of the country to Bahrain. In a new book, Michael’s brother Jermaine reveals that he arranged for a wealthy friend to keep a DC-8 private jet on standby during jury deliberations, so Michael could escape to Bahrain, which has no extradition treaty with the U.S. “If they were going to sit and crucify my brother for something that he didn’t do,” Jackson says, “America deserves us not to come back here.” The escape plan was dropped when Michael was acquitted.
Drunken moose lands in an apple tree
A Swedish man returned home last week to find a drunken moose stuck in an apple tree. Per Johansson heard a strange bellowing from a neighbor’s yard, and discovered the moose tangled up in the branches of a tree, “with only one leg left on the ground.” Drunken moose are common hazards of the Swedish autumn, when fallen apples lie fermenting on the ground, but Johansson says “this is the first time we found one perched in a tree.”
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