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November 25, 2017

Ridiculous packaging puzzles customers

An Amazon customer was left confused when he ordered a roll of bubble wrap for it to arrive boxed and wrapped in brown paper.

Paul Jacobs, 42, bought the protective wrap to cover his plants during winter, but he was left baffled when the package arrived on his doorstep wrapped in 100 feet of brown paper and then put inside a huge cardboard box as well, the Mirror Online has reported.

Paul said: "At first, I thought they'd sent me the wrong order because the box was so heavy.

"Given that bubble wrap's main purpose is packaging, it would usually be delivered in a bag with a label stuck on.

"But when I opened it, I realised why it weighed so much my roll was wrapped in sheet upon sheet of brown paper.

"I laid it all out and it measured 100 ft, which was the same length as my bubble wrap. It almost covered my entire lawn."

But the customer thinks it must have been a "challenge" for the distributor to squeeze the item into the box.

He continued: "This was just ridiculous given what the item was. I almost wonder if someone was having a bit of fun.

"The paper was so rammed in the box that it must've been a challenge to get it all in.

"The trouble is, it's now filled my recycling bin, meaning the cardboard box will have to wait until the next collection."

Brits willing to lick toilet seat for money

A study has found almost 40 per cent of British people are willing to lick a public toilet seat for PS1,000 this Christmas.

A new survey, which has been conducted by, has created a list of what Brits will do to get some extra cash in the run up to the festive season.

And the study has found 34 per cent of 2,000 British adults would race down the street naked for the cash, while 25 per cent of people would rather run their tongue along a public toilet seat.

And 20 per cent would happily text their ex-partner to get their hands on the money, while 15 per cent would kiss a stranger and 12 per cent would eat raw offal.

The research has also found that 10 per cent of people would ditch alcohol for six months, while the same number of people would shave their head, drink their own urine, or get a tattoo of their mother-in-law.

Speaking about the study, the co-founder of the company, Daniel Zelkind, said: "We know how easy it is for the costs to stack up at this time of year with Christmas playing havoc with our bank accounts.

"We've really enjoyed bringing a bit of light entertainment to shoppers and using the medium of magic to show how easy it is to essentially get free money using Zeek."

Company brings back special Christmas ice cream

Ben and Jerry's have brought back a limited edition festive ice cream.

The popular food company has finally reintroduced the Minter Wonderland flavoured treat after popular demand for the product in the run up to Christmas Day.

And each 500 ml tub is packed with peppermint and chocolate chunks.

Although it is currently the winter season in the UK, Ben and Jerry's believe eating frozen food in the cold weather will help to make their customer's inner body temperature increase.

Minter Wonderland, which will retail for PS5.49 across the country, is only available for a short time only.

Woman raises money for helpful homeless man

A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia is raising money to help him.

Kate McClure was heading to Philadelphia to visit a friend last month when she ran out of gas on Interstate 95. The Florence Township woman pulled over and began to worry until a homeless man approached her.

The man, whose name was 'Johnny', told her it wasn't safe and he bought McClure gas with his last US$20.

McClure promised she would return to pay him. McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, have since raised more than US$20,000 for the former ammunition technician.

The pair hope to get Johnny an apartment and help with transportation.