Man receives 48 diamond bracelets by mistake
Dale Dickerson from Mississippi, the US, had ordered a $2,000 diamond tennis bracelet for his wife from Jewellery Unlimited. However, he was left stunned when the package delivered contained not just one, but 48 individually wrapped diamond bracelets with handwritten labels bearing serial numbers — and no receipt or paperwork.
“I just stood there and just stared at it for several seconds ’cause I didn’t know what to do,” Dickerson told. The IT professional was a “nervous wreck” on having almost $100,000 worth of jewellery on his kitchen counter, so he immediately called the company. The manager thanked him for his honesty and provided a pre-paid shipping label for returning the inventory.
After sending back the 47 extra bracelets, Dickerson received a second package — but this time, it was sent intentionally. It was a pair of diamond earrings, sent as a thank you gift.
Martial artist breaks Guinness record
Muhammad Rashid, a Pakistani martial artist, punched through 62 of the targets, setting the Guinness record for most clay sporting targets broken with punch strikes in one minute.
Guinness shared a video showing, the martial artist with multiple world record, punching through the clay targets as they are thrown into the air by an assistant. Rashid has also previously set records, including most walnuts cracked with the head in one minute.
Coin removed from man’s nose
A 59-year-old unnamed Russian man has finally had a coin removed from his nose after it was stuck for more than half a century. He was aged just six when he wedged the money into his right nostril, but was ‘too scared’ to tell his mother about it and then later ‘forgot’.
He managed to live for the next 50 years unimpeded by the blockage until recently, when he could not breathe at all in his right nostril. At the hospital, a scan showed the unexpected object in the nasal passage.
Rhinoliths — stones in the nasal cavity — had formed around the coin, constricting his ability to breathe. Medics carried out endoscopic surgery under general anaesthetic. The Soviet one kopek coin — officially worth around one penny at the time — ceased to be used in Russia after the USSR’s collapse in 1991 and the hammer and sickle emblem was no longer visible on the coin.
World’s largest ball of stickers
A Vermont sticker company broke a Guinness World Record by turning its defective and misprinted stickers into the world’s largest sticker ball.
Sticky Brand Creative Group, that makes stickers and custom decals, said officials came up with the idea for the world record attempt as a means of putting unusable stickers to an eco-friendly purpose. Employees worked for a total 91.22 hours to assemble the stickers into a ball that weighed 308.25 pounds, breaking the record of 231.6 pounds, which was set by a sticker ball in Colorado in 2016. The record-breaking ball measures 7 feet and 1.1875 inches in circumference.
The company is also asking customers to add their unneeded stickers to the ball to keep it growing.
Published in Dawn, Young World, December 19th, 2020