Meaty Offer To Catch A Thief
A restaurant in the US has found a meaty way to gain information on a burglar who broke in and stole $25,000, says a report.
The New Hampshire restaurant is offering free steak tips to anyone with tips on a recent burglary at their location, according to an AP report.
Police say a man broke into Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery in Raymond late at night and stole more than $25,000.
The man was captured on surveillance video entering the closed restaurant with a crowbar, and a restaurant manager says one of their safes was broken into.
The restaurant says in a Facebook post it is offering a $2,000 cash reward and free steak tips for the duration of the burglar’s sentence to anyone who helps police catch the man.
Wanted: Chief For Stray Cats
An unusual advertisement caught the eye of residents of a town in Russia, says a report.
Wanted: Cat chief. Location: Zelenogradsk, Russia: Duties: Tending to the town’s approximately 70 stray cats, says the Reuters report.
Some 80 applicants applied for the new role with the municipality in the small town in the Kaliningrad region, which has also erected a cat statue and added a feline to its emblem in a bid to rebrand itself as Russia’s foremost cat-loving community.
In the end, local resident Svetlana Logunova was appointed guardian of the town’s felines. To help her with the task, she was given a bicycle and uniform, including a bright green jacket, black bow tie and hat.
She has been given a budget of 5,700 roubles ($85) a month to ensure all the seaside community’s cats are happy, dishing out food, strokes and free rides in the basket on her bike.
Brexit Gets Barking Mad
Even dogs have got into the act to protest against Brexit, according to a report.
Around a thousand dogs and their owners marched on Britain’s parliament demanding an end to Brexit via a second vote on the terms of the country’s exit from the European Union, says a Reuters report.
Organisers of the so-called “Wooferendum” campaign argued that animals would suffer from leaving the EU, saying there would be a shortage of vets and a rise in pet food costs.
Bulldogs, both English and French breeds, were among those walked through central London to Parliament Square. One grey Schnauzer wore a homemade banner declaring “Brexit’s Barking Mad”.
The march backed a wider campaign for a ‘People’s Vote’ on Brexit, at which Britons would have the chance to vote on whatever Brexit deal Prime Minister Theresa May is able to bring back from Brussels.
At several ‘Pee Stations’ along the route, dogs were encouraged to urinate on images of Brexiteers like former foreign minister Boris Johnson and ex-UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage – key faces in the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign.
Seeking the Moon On Earth
Anyone who can’t make it to the moon to gather a few lunar rocks now has the opportunity to buy one right here on Earth, says a report.
A 5.5 kg lunar meteorite discovered in Northwest Africa last year is up for auction by Boston-based RR Auction and could sell for $500,000 or more during online bidding that runs until October 18, says an AP report.
It is “one of the most important meteorites available for acquisition anywhere in the world today,” and one of the biggest pieces of the moon ever put up for sale, RR said.
The rock classified as NWA 11789, also known as “Buagaba,” was found last year in a remote area of Mauritania but probably plunged to Earth thousands of years ago.
The meteorite is actually composed of six fragments that fit together like a puzzle.
Jogger Finds Lion In Field
A jogger’s run through the Dutch countryside turned into a walk on the wild side when he discovered a lion cub in a field, says a report.
Police say the young cub was found in a cage dumped in a field near Tienhoven between the central cities of Utrecht and Hilversum.
Police have taken to Twitter to appeal for help in tracing the animal’s owner, while the young cub, a male believed to be about five months old, is being cared for by a foundation that looks after big cats.
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