Everybody makes mistakes, but not every mistake costs its victim masses of money.
In Scotland, a restaurant diner was shocked to realize that he’d accidentally tipped more than £1 million on a £100 meal. Oops.
The Evening Express reports that the massive transaction happened at an Indian restaurant in Inverurie, Scotland. After the diner finished his meal, he approached owner Abdul Wahid to settle his bill.
As Wahid tells the Express, when the diner input the tip amount in the restaurant’s credit card reader, the transaction didn’t go through. After phoning the diner’s bank and obtaining a confirmation code, the transaction was successful.
It wasn’t until the diner handed the card reader back to Wahid that the owner realized his customer’s £1,006,082.04 mistake.
All was not lost, however. After calling the bank to note his mistake, the customer got his money back and paid a more sensible amount.
Aerial photographer Tim Whittaker compiled this footage of sheep in the Hawke’s Bay region of the North Island. The herd moves like an enormous, shape-shifting organism – it’s fascinating to watch the mass of the sheep squeeze through gates and settle into new forms.
Comedians are well-known for mocking religion; do you think Christianity and comedy can happily coexist?
It’s easy to see the church as a sort of bullied boy in the playground that won’t fight back. But God is big enough to take criticism or take a joke. There’s something pretty insecure about feeling the need to do God’s work or protect him. I did do a video a little while ago about the weirdness of Christianity, but honestly within comedy people don’t actually hate Christianity. They hate two-dimensional reactionary Christianity, but there’s actually quite a softness towards ‘thinking’ Christianity. Comedy is full of people who used to go to church but couldn’t quite go along with the whole package because it was too jingoistic. I know a heck of a lot of people in comedy whose parents were clergy or missionaries. Ultimately a lot of comedy is dealing with the truth, about life and what it’s all about. The same is true of faith. That said, I do still try and be sensitive when I make jokes about it and even after all these years I’m still trying to pin down what I feel comfortable with. I don’t really have any hard-and-fast rules, it’s more about instinct. Sometimes words written down can look fine, but it’s the way in which you say them and vice versa.
The Slow Mo Guys have returned yet again. The YouTubers are famous for filming ridiculous events, in slow motion, like a man exploding out of a giant water balloon, or a taser hitting someone’s bare skin.
This time the video was inspired by a picture submitted to Reddit, a Jell-O advertisement claiming that their product will essentially be cut into rectangles if hit with a tennis racket. Although the advertisement is a bit exaggerated, this is essentially what happens:
The Slow Mo Guys are brilliant! I love their slow motion videos. This time Dan Gruchy and Gavin Free are exploring a whole new level of stunt strangeness by making Dan crawl inside a giant balloon, which is then filled with water until it explodes.
The Slow Mo Guys filled another 6 foot long balloon with water a while back and jumped on it until it burst. Seeing Dan sitting there with his head sticking out of a giant watery balloon sac is utterly hilarious!
Adrian Gonzalez, a first baseman for the Dodgers, leaned over the railing to catch a ball as it arced toward the stands. He almost got it. But spectator Keith Hartley snatched it barehanded right above Gonzalez’s glove. He did this while leaning over a railing and holding and bottle-feeding his 7-month old son.
The batter was ruled out due to fan interference and the Cubs went on to beat the Dodgers 1-0.
This has to be one of the best copy editing mistakes made! A Conservative Party leaflet for the General Election was prepared for ‘Erection Day’!
It was tweeted by James Duddridge so it doesn’t look like the standard photoshopping we normally see on social media. While the leaflet wasn’t distributed — election day is May 7 in the UK — it’s pretty astounding that the image made it through the printing stage!
The latest in the People Are Awesome series has clips from videos uploaded in 2014. These people are doing awesome and crazy things – something I’ll certainly be using with my young people in the next few weeks: