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 Local.fr 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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