Monday 10/15

A woman par­tic­i­pat­ing in an aquabike les­son in France said she was attacked by an octo­pus that immo­bi­lized her legs with its tentacles.The woman, whose name was not released, said she was aqua bik­ing — rid­ing an exer­cise bike sub­merged in water — in Beaulieu-sur-Mer when she felt some­thing mov­ing around her legs, The reported Friday.The woman soon dis­cov­ered an octo­pus had wrapped its ten­ta­cles around her legs, stop­ping her from ped­al­ing. Experts said the octo­pus was likely attracted by the move­ment in the water.

a night of drink­ing in Decem­ber 2010 and an unsuc­cess­ful search the next day, the vehicle’s owner reported his car as miss­ing to the Munich police.Authorities dis­cov­ered it by chance last month after a traf­fic war­den noticed that its inspec­tion stick­ers had expired — 4 km from the spot where the now 33-year-old crafts­man orig­i­nally thought he had parked.“The weird thing is that it turned up so far away, although the owner was pretty sure of where he had left it,” said police spokesman Alexan­der Lorenz.In the trunk were 40,000 euros ($51,600) worth of tools includ­ing power drills and elec­tric screw­drivers, Lorenz said.

Florida Gov­er­nor Rick Scott gave out a phone num­ber to Florid­i­ans seek­ing infor­ma­tion on a deadly fun­gal menin­gi­tis out­break. Scott was pro­vid­ing an update on the out­break at a cab­i­net meet­ing on when he announced the hotline’s toll-free phone line, but gave out a sex hot­line num­ber instead! Instead of some­one of the other line will­ing to talk about fun­gal menin­gi­tis, Callers are greeted with the record­ing of a woman’s voice say­ing: “Hello boys, thank you for call­ing me on my anniver­sary.” The governor’s office was alerted by a pub­lic radio sta­tion in Tampa, WUSF, which was mon­i­tor­ing the cab­i­net meet­ing and posted the num­ber on its web­site. The sta­tion said it was “quickly noti­fied by a reader that the num­ber instead con­nected to an adult tele­phone line.”  An anony­mous caller, I’m guessing.

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