It must be true…
I read it in the tabloids
A Chinese computer programmer created a chatbot that sent realistic responses to his girlfriend’s daily barrage of 300 texts. Li Kaixiang said he developed the program because he feared hurting his girlfriend’s feelings by ignoring her while he was at work. But the girlfriend became suspicious when the responses to her texts came back nearly instantly. “Why are you responding so fast?” she asked. After revealing his ruse on social media, Li was inundated with requests from other men for the source code to his bot.
An Englishman got his dying wish: to go to his eternal reward alongside a bacon double cheeseburger. Leonard Durkin, 71, was a huge Burger King fan and told his kin he wanted to be buried with his usual order. So after he died of heart failure, the hearse carrying his corpse stopped at a Burger King drive-through in Leeds, and a double bacon cheeseburger was then placed atop his coffin, where it remained for the cremation. “Dad had a brilliant sense of humor,” said his son, Peter. “He’ll be having a good laugh about this from up there.”
A British man on a pilgrimage to Rome ended up in the tiny German village of Rom after blindly following his vehicle’s GPS. Luigi Rimonti of Newcastle had made the journey many times, but this time relied on his GPS. After arriving in Rom—about 1,000 miles from Rome—he was surprised by the absence of familiar landmarks and got out on a hill to look around, but forgot to engage the parking brake. The vehicle backslid, and knocked down both the “Rom” sign and Rimonti. He was disappointed, but not badly injured. ■