Calling all 'weirdos and misfits': Britain wants you

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's chief adviser is calling for "weirdos and misfits" to apply for jobs in Downing Street, as part of a shake-up of how Britain's government does business. Dominic Cummings outlined what he said was the need to diversify the skills and backgrounds of policy makers and advisers, in a nearly 3,000-word post on his blog on Thursday.

Going meme: Thai shoppers get creative after plastic bag ban

Thai shoppers grabbed baskets, buckets and even a wheelbarrow to skirt a new ban on single-use plastic bags at big retailers, with many posting images of their efforts online. The restriction, introduced at the start of the new year by several major mall operators and the ubiquitous 7-Eleven convenience stores, was a victory for environmental campaigners in a country where individuals use an average of eight plastic bags a day.

Carjacker Accused Of Kidnapping Sleeping Passenger And Goat

The suspect drove the stolen vehicle from Missouri to Oklahoma before releasing the terrified victim and animal

Florida Man's New Year Begins With Signpost Flying Into Corvette

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A flying highway sign gave a driver an unwelcome New Year's Eve gift when it impaled the rear

Retiring English Teacher Fined For Repeated Park Pooping

Jeffrey S. Churchwell told a Wisconsin sheriff's deputy that he let his "thrill-seeking, self-indulgent pride and ego both get the best of me."

Fired British vegan files landmark discrimination case

A British employment tribunal began a landmark hearing Thursday on whether a strict form of veganism is a philosophical belief that must be protected in law. Jordi Casamitjana says he was fired from an animal welfare charity for raising concerns about its pension fund's alleged investment in companies that use animal testing.


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