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Mailman Dumps Post After Quitting Job

A disgruntled mailman in the US decided to dump the mail he was carrying on the road- secure in the knowledge that he had already quit his job, says a report.

US Postal Service says hundreds of pieces of mail meant for Philadelphia residents were dropped on the side of a New Jersey road when the carrier responsible for them quit his job, according to an AP report.

Philly.com reports a New Jersey man made the odd discovery in Pennsauken. The man posted a picture of the missing mail on Facebook. In the United States is a crime to tamper with the mail of other people which is why many are turning to US Postal Mail services found at https://www.usglobalmail.com so they are able to track their mail.

Special Agent Scott Balfour of the US Postal Service Office of Inspector General said the mail had been scheduled for a delivery from the Roxborough Station Post Office.

According to Balfour, the Roxborough post office will deliver the mail now.

Free App Helps To Report Poop

A free app will now help people to clean up the dirty streets of a US city, says a report.

A newcomer to San Francisco has created a free app to make it easier for people to report poop and used needles on the city’s famously dirty streets, according to an AP report.

Sean Miller, 24, moved to San Francisco from Vermont after college last year and says he was astonished by the amount of public grime. His “Snapcrap” app was released over the weekend for iOS users and declares itself the “fastest way” to request cleaning in San Francisco.

“See something gross? Just snap a photo and press submit,” the app’s description reads.

The photos are passed to the city’s Public Works department, which has its own 311 app to report faeces and trash, as well as potholes and graffiti.

Drunk Birds Flying High

Police in a small northern Minnesota community have been taking some strange calls about birds that seem to be intoxicated, says a report.

Citizens in Gilbert on the state’s Iron Range have reported the birds flying into windows, cars and acting confused, says an AP report.

In a cheeky Facebook message, the police department says there’s an easy explanation: The birds are ingesting berries that have fermented earlier than usual this year because of an early frost.

National Parks Service ranger Sharon Stiteler told KMSP-TV that robins and waxwings feast on fruit such as crab apples, and that the sugar in those fruits can turn into alcohol as they lose moisture.

Stiteler says “drunk birds are totally a thing.”The police department says there’s no need to panic, the birds will eventually sober up.

The Height Of A Marriage Proposal

Getting high over a marriage proposal can sometimes be a hazard, according to a report.

A Texas man found a scenic location in the Colorado mountains to propose to his girlfriend, but the couple ran into trouble on the way down, says an AP report.

The Boulder County sheriff’s office says 27-year-old Joshua Mason of Denton, Texas, took 28-year-old Katie Davis on a hike to Jasper Peak at an elevation of nearly 13,000 feet.

They got lost as darkness fell. The couple were showing signs of altitude sickness and dehydration when a hiker found them.

He led them to his camp and gave them food, water and a place to warm up. Another camper called for help. The engagement was still on.

Book Returned After 84 Years

A Louisiana library says a book borrowed 84 years ago has been returned by the son of the woman who checked it out as an 11-year-old girl.

A librarian’s note on the Shreve Memorial Library’s Facebook page says the son found the “Spoon River Anthology” while cleaning house.

A library official says it’s in “pretty rough shape,” so probably not worth much.

“Spoon River Anthology” is a book of free verse by Edgar Lee Masters, each poem written from the viewpoint of a dead person in the imaginary town.

The library said its maximum fine is $3, and that was waived.

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