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Canadian soldier ‘gave unit cannabis cakes’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A Canadian soldier has been accused of feeding cannabis-laced cupcakes to unsuspecting members of her artillery unit during a live fire exercise. Bombardier Chelsea Cogswell is facing 18 charges at a court martial, including administering a noxious substance and behaving in a disgraceful manner. Court documents state that members of the unit experienced symptoms including “dehydration, overheating, fatigue, confusion, dry mouth and paranoia”.

Man has wrong leg amputated at hospital

A hospital in Austria has admitted that a man had the wrong leg amputated during surgery. The 82-year-old was due to have his left leg removed but “human error” meant the right leg was amputated above the knee instead, the Freistadt Clinic has announced. Following the error, the unfortunate man needed to have the correct leg removed as well.

Grieving family given dead rat instead of baby

A hospital in Colombia also had a bad day when grieving parents who lost their baby girl during childbirth were allegedly given a dead rat instead of her body. Jari Daniela Velez and Daniel Alejandro Jaramillo say they were handed a huge rodent at the hospital in Tulua. Jari’s cousin, Majo Velez, said: “At the hospital they gave us a dead rat; I demand they give us the girl.”

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