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Yosuke, an African gray parrot in Japan, flew out of his cage and got lost. Yosuke spent a night at a police station were he remained quiet. After a few days with a veterinarian, Yosuke announced he was "Mr. Yosuke Nakamura" and provided his full home address. When returned to his family, the Nakamuras revealed that they had been teaching Yosuke his full name and address for two years. Source.

The Wall Street Burger Shoppe raised the price of its hamburger from $150 to $175. Co-owner Heather Tierney explains it this way, “Wall Street has good days and bad days. We wanted to have the everyday burger (for $4) ... and then something special if you really have a good day on Wall Street." The burger contains "[k]obe beef patty, lots of black truffles, seared foie gras, aged Gruyere cheese, wild mushrooms and flecks of gold leaf on a brioche bun."
While I find this excessive, I did a post called Hungry and Broke which makes this hamburger look like a bargain. One example: a $14,000 diamond-studded tea bag. Source

On May 17th, a political rally was held in Russia. The Moscow Times describes the event as "The first meeting . . . of a 'National Assembly' organized by the Other Russia opposition coalition featur[ing] calls for a strong challenge to the current government." The Moscow Times continues, "A couple of pro-Kremlin Young Russia activists added to the commotion at the event by launching [several] plastic phallus on propellers, which were knocked out of the air by security guards."
To watch a video of the commotion, click here.
Source. Source.

6 comments:

Cooper said...

Kewl. If the vis had (real) subtitles it might be even better..

and I'll take four burgers to go..

odd facts said...

cooper: I looked for one with subtitles, but couldn't find a real one. And you're richer than me!

AY@tes said...

I could use a $200 burger, though I'd take it home and see if I could sell it on eBay for $300... just because then I could buy 165 Cheeseburgers from McD's.

satire and theology said...

Russia is such a mess, and without a history of democracy. I doubt very much I would ever consider taking a job there.

odd facts said...

ay@tes: That's a good idea!! Maybe if you said a celebrity ordered the burger you could sell it for a lot more.
satire and theology: Russia is not my first choice of countries either. But it's not my last choice either.

Baba Doodlius said...

Yosuke is a pretty smart bird. He should get a blog.