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Leave your dog, (oh , and your duck too) at home

Seattle PI
lame-duck.jpg Scott Horrell owns the 9 Lb. Hammer bar in Georgetown, and in November he had had it: Two dogs — on the same night — did their business on the floor.

Barry Rogel, owner of the Deluxe Bar & Grill on Capitol Hill, said enough after a woman walked in last summer with a pet duck. And it wasn’t even a service duck. He put up a sign saying no pets allowed, except for service dogs.To be sure, Seattle remains a pet-friendly town, where restaurant, cafe and bar staff wink at a state health law prohibiting pets, except service animals, in establishments where there’s food.

And though it’s a little early call it a backlash from the proliferation of dogs — or duck, in at least one case — more no-pets signs appear to have gone up around Seattle over the past few months.

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Today’s “Dumb Crook” honors go to…

New York Post Online Edition
Clenzo Thompson really should get a new career. The bird-brained bandit was busted for sticking up the same Brooklyn bank twice in three days – and having a dye pack explode in his face both times, cops said.

And this is three years after he robbed another bank but dropped his state ID card while pocketing the cash, sources said.

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International Alchemy Conference – Ummm, Right.

International Alchemy Conference
· Discover the secret history of alchemy and how it is practiced today.

· Learn the secret formulae and processes of the alchemists.

· Learn how to set up an alchemical laboratory in your own home.

· Be able to recognize hidden “signatures” of people and events.

· Learn to make tinctures and elixirs that capture spiritual energy.

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Ananova

Police were called in after a cat tried to pull a mouse out of a jam jar and got its head stuck. Officers said the incident was reminiscent of a Tom and Jerry cartoon, reports the Peterborough Evening Telegraph.

A motorist went to a police station for help after finding the cat wandering beside a road in Peterborough, with the jar on its head and the mouse millimetres from its nose. A receptionist and three officers pulled and twisted but were unable to release the cat.

Eventually the animal freed itself – and the mouse – by smashing the jar on the floor of Thorpe Wood police station.

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75,000 bank statements

Ananova
A woman who asked for her bank statement was sent financial details of 75,000 other customers too.

Stephanie McLaughlan, 22, received five packages from Halifax Bank of Scotland, each containing 500 sheets crammed with confidential information. Each page details 30 customers’ names, their account and sort code numbers and how much they have paid in and out.

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The bank says it is “launching an immediate inquiry.” Good plan. 

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Hot pants?

Ananova
An angry husband who threw old clothes into the garden and set fire to them because he couldn’t find any clean underpants accidentally burnt his home down. Ivo Jerbic, 55, from Prikraj, near Zagreb, told police he had lost his temper after failing to find any clean underpants in a closet full of old clothes. He had thrown them all in the garden and set fire to them.

He told police: “My wife never throws anything out, I just lost my temper.” But the fire spread to the house which burned to the ground.

Local news agency Hina reported that Jerbic could end up in jail for up to eight years for putting other family members in danger, even though no one was injured.

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