Weird news


March 17, 2017

A man lost the opportunity to vote after his dog ate his polling card.

Enschede man Erik van Bommel was left stunned after his dog, Nio, tore his voting pass into a thousand pieces on Tuesday night.

And after the male contacted the municipality to resolve the matter, he was told no new voting ballots would be issued out to anyone, regardless of their situation.

As a result, Van Bommel was left feeling angry at his pet pooch because he never moves anything from his dining table.

Speaking to Tubantia Online, he said: "He never takes anything off the table. And now this. And I was so eager to vote. But the municipality said that I should've applied for a new voting pass yesterday before noon. Isn't that weird? Shouldn't it be faster?"

Van Bommel has been advised on Twitter to stick the pieces of the ballot back together, although he has already thrown the tiny fragments away.

A third of motorists are clueless about their cars.

New research found 35 per cent of drivers surveyed have never looked at their tyre pressure or tread and a further 35 per cent don't know what ABS - anti-lock braking system - stands for.

And nine per cent of the driving population, equating to more than 3.4 million people, haven't a clue when their next MOT is due, while one in 10 drivers admit they don't know anything about their car's safety.

The survey of 1,334 motorists was commissioned by Engie, an all-in-one smartphone app, which connects to a car's on-board computer to run live diagnostics, reporting back with a vehicle 'health check' as well as offering real-time quotes from nearby mechanics.

Gal Arahon, CMO of Engie, said: "Engie was born out of a genuine need to arm motorists with essential information about their car. Not only will it keep them safer on the roads - alerting any malfunctions - but it will also level the playing field and create much-needed transparency in the industry.

"Until now, mechanics have always had the upper hand when it comes to vehicle repairs, which has left consumers vulnerable to overpricing and unnecessary work. Now, drivers will be confident that what the garage is telling them is not only true, but fairly priced."