Wind Blows 1,500 Americans To Canada During Annual Floating Event

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(PCM) The wind is responsible for a bit of an odd invasion that occurred near Ontario, Canada. It seems that 1,500 American’s were accidentally blown into Canadian territory while participating in a floating event that was taking place on the St. Clair River.  The Port Huron Float Down turned into an international incident when the “floaters” from Michigan were blown into Ontario by strong winds in the region.

The authorities in Ontario claim that there is no official organizer for the annual event and it poses no “significant and unusual hazards” given the quick-moving current, large volume of participants, lack of life jackets, and unpredictable weather conditions. It did however take them hours to get the situation sorted out and bus the approximately 1,500 hundred participants back to Michigan. Most were unprepared to be stranded, but made the best of the situation.

The event beagn at Port Huron’s Lighthouse Beach and was supposed to end at Chrysler Beach in Marysville, however after being blown off course things did not end quite as planned. During the floating event participants use anything and everything they can think of to craft floating vessels including wooden planks and even picnic tables. Ontario was left with a lot of clean-up after the event, however there are no hard feelings.

Hopefully the annual float down will have better luck with weather cooperation next year or else Canada may be faced with yet another unexpected raft invasion.

 

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Experts Predict There Could Be A Huge Champagne Shortage In The Near Future

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(PCM) Say it isn’t so! Guess we won’t be breaking out too many bottles of bubbly to toast the end of summer. Experts are now predicting that there could be a huge shortage of champagne in the near future.

According to the experts a late season frost caused a nearly 70% loss of crop for several growers and many also had to endure hail storms late in the season which led to mildew.  Many manufacturers have reserves set aside to deal with situations like this if they should arise, however if they are forced to dip into the reserves it could affect what is left to deal with any environmental setbacks in the future.

Crop growers claim that this shortage is the worst they have endured since the 1980’s and this season in particular has been the hardest since 1956. Be sure to choose your celebratory drinking occasions wisely as champagne is not the only drink that has been effect by bad weather conditions and environmental factors this season.

There has been a high demand for scotch with a lack of supply, and also on the non-alcoholic side coffee and cocoa are both facing global supply issues.

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The Iconic Oak Tree From ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Has Died

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(PCM) Die-hard fans of the film “The Shawshank Redemption” are mourning the loss of the beloved oak tree that appeared in a pivotal scene at the end of the film. The tree was lost during the recent storms that plowed through it’s location in Lucas, Ohio. It cracked and fell succumbing to high winds in the region.

Many fans of the film made the trek to Lucas, Ohio to have their picture taken in front of the tree. The tree resided on someone’s private property in Ohio, so we are fairly certain that they are overjoyed that they will no longer be receiving throngs of tourists invading their property to snap selfies with the infamous tree.

The iconic tree appeared in the film’s closing scene where Morgan Freeman’s character sprawls out under the oak tree and reads a letter from his friend Andy. It said “”Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

Unless you happen to be the iconic oak tree that he is resting beneath …

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Smart Umbrella Can Predict When It Is Going To Rain

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(PCM) Isn’t technology grand? A Kickstarter campaign will be launched to bring a new smart umbrella to the market that can actually predict when it is going to rain and warn users in advance of a potential downpour. The product is called the Oombrella and makes use of a chip implanted in it’s handle that allows it to forecast any potential showers.

The Oombrella can be linked to a users smartphone and it will send them a message such as “Hey it’s going to rain in 15 minutes where you are, so you better take your umbrella” as a way to warn them that unfavorable weather conditions are more than likely headed their way.

The Oombrella will be priced at $85, which is a bit steep, but new technology always seems to come at a higher price. If you are like us then you are always guilty of forgetting about your umbrella and leaving it somewhere. We thought it was pretty neat that the Oombrella also has the ability to send users a text message warning that they may have accidentally left the umbrella somewhere. Definitely useful, however with that price tag, we would probably keep the Oombrella pretty close.

The plan is to have the Oombrella go on sale in March and users can hope to have the product in their hands by the holiday shopping season.

 

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Chinese Airline Mistakenly Books Delayed Passengers Into A BDSM Sex Hotel

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(PCM) While staying in a BDSM-themed sex motel may have been in the plans for some this past Valentine’s Day, it was certainly not what some travel weary passengers from Hainan Airlines had in mind when their flight was delayed overnight.  It seems the Chinese-based airline did not do their research and mistakenly booked two female passengers a room at the sex hotel by mistake.

You could only imagine their shock upon opening up the door to the room and finding a large circle bed and various BDSM sex equipment hanging from the ceiling. The women immediately took to social media to express their anger at the situation claiming that not only did they have to wait at the airport for hours to eventually find out their flight was cancelled, but then to be booked into a room that where they found “all kinds of surprises” that would make “unmarried, single women blush” was just insulting.

The post went viral and many people began slamming Hainan Airlines for the ordeal. The airline has since apologized claiming that the bad weather forced them to have to make the accommodations on very short notice and due to many hotels being booked up for Valentine’s Day, they were left with very few options. They also went on to say that the airline employee who booked the room did not understand what “themed room” entailed.

The airline has since contacted the women and are working out a way to make it up to them, but until then Hainan Airlines will be looked at like a naughty airline for just a bit longer.

 

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Watch This Idiotic Driver Road Rage His Way Straight Through A Tornado

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(PCM) South Florida driver Anthony Ciarrochi is making headlines after a video has surfaced showing him idiotically driving straight through a massive tornado while cussing and carrying on about how slow the other drivers on the road are travelling. Too busy with his road raging he somehow missed the gigantic cyclone that literally formed right next to his passenger side window.

In the video you can see the massive amounts of rain and a ton of debris being tossed around the road way, but Ciarrochi pays it no mind and continues on his journey, even mistakenly calling the tornado a hurricane at one point. Ciarrochi is actually fairly lucky, as you should truly, under no circumstances drive directly into the path of a tornado or any other natural weather disaster.

What makes the video hilarious is just how oblivious Ciarrochi is to the circumstances surrounding him. We would seriously hate to go on any type of road trip with this guy! The video of Ciarrochi’s ordeal can be found below, but please be aware that it does contain quite a bit of profanity and may not be suitable for work.

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