OF CHANCES AND ENDINGS: Australian town is overrun with kangaroos and other quirky offerings

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An Australian town is overrun by kangaroos.

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Maaroom in the Queensland region is a small place that is home to just over 200 people, but they far outnumber kangaroos, according to News.com in Australia.

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It becomes a huge problem.

“They’re constantly hopping around the park between the trailers,” Caravan Park manager Karen Sutcliffe told ABC. “People are walking around with a big stick now. I wanted to go fishing (for) one afternoon but I won’t, just in case a kangaroo catches me.

“They’re so fast you don’t know where they are.”

It sounds like a joke, given the association with Australia and kangaroos, but it’s not for Maaroom residents.

One, Mark Sidaway, told ABC that recent and repeated rains have led to the roo population boom.

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“The last two years we’ve had La Niña where we get a lot more rain and the conditions are right for grass to grow and we’re all managing our lawns very well,” he said.

“Some people are really good mowers and they keep it shorter, which means fewer kangaroos in your garden, and if you don’t mow that regularly you’ll have big herds in your garden.

“I hope people get the message and stop mistreating them and maybe the other person walking down the street won’t be belted.”

Experts say the attacks are usually linked to a territorial or mating display.

Seinfeld was a billed-for-nothing show.  Now a Japanese man has a job where he gets paid to do nothing.  Files
Seinfeld was a billed-for-nothing show. Now a Japanese man has a job where he gets paid to do nothing. Files Photo by George Lange /NBC

WHAT WORK!

A Japanese could have one of the easiest jobs in the world.

Shoji Morimoto is paid to do nothing.

The 38-year-old Tokyo resident charges 10,000 yen ($91 Canadian) to be a human companion for customers.

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“Basically, I rent myself. My job is to be where my customers want me to be and do nothing in particular,” Morimoto told Reuters, saying he had about 1,000 bookings a year and about 4,000 over the past four years. although it is about half as much. busy as he was before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Morimoto is causing a stir on Twitter, where he finds most of his customers, according to the report.

Apparently, his favorite client even hired him 270 times.

Morimoto doesn’t accept offers of a sexual nature and has refused to help anyone move, but he has done other things like waving at someone leaving on a train and playing with an adult in a playground. games on a seesaw, Reuters said.

A box of live lizards was delivered to the wrong address in New York.  Port Chester Police Department.
A box of live lizards was delivered to the wrong address in New York. Port Chester Police Department.

SURPRISE, HERE ARE YOUR LIZARDS

If one were to categorize a list of things you don’t want to accidentally receive, live lizards might be up there.

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According to the Miami Herald, someone in Port Chester, New York, was scared to get a box of live lizards recently.

“Needless to say, the recipient was quite surprised when he opened the box,” the Port Chester Police Department said in a Saturday, August 27, Facebook post.

The iguanas and other reptiles were all rounded up by cops, and a local animal sanctuary took them to safety.

Port Chester is about 30 miles northeast of New York.

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OH Poop

When a child asks a smart speaker to play something related to feces, some musicians really take advantage.

Commands such as “play poo”, “play poo diaper”, and more make real songs appear on music services like Spotify connected to smart speakers, a detailed Buzzfeed story.

Amazon Music connected via Alexa can be particularly profitable, according to the report. Some musicians have even created songs on a whim that have earned them thousands of dollars. “Poopy Diaper”, “Poopy Stupid Butt”, and even songs in other languages ​​related to the topic (like “La chanson du caca” in France) can be big winners thanks to kids asking for them to be played.

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