Tall Tales

Bomb souvenir sparks panic at Israeli airport

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Jerusalem

A US family caused mass panic at Israel’s main airport when they showed security inspectors an unexploded shell that they found while visiting the country and had planned to take home. During the family’s trip to the Golan Heights one of the children found a bombshell they hoped to keep as a souvenir, said the Jewish Press. Authorities said the family was allowed to board their flight after an interrogation by security staff.

Fireball causes panic in US states

A loud boom and a streaking fireball caused panic in three US states. More than 30 people in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi reported seeing the exceptionally bright meteor in the sky after hearing loud booms. An eye witness told the Vicksburg Post that she heard a loud noise and then looked up and saw an “orange fireball the size of a basketball, with a white tail behind it”, heading west towards the Mississippi River.

Fan accidentally buys tickets for tribute band

A music fan was livid after accidentally buying tickets for a Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band, rather than the band itself. The rocker could hardly believe his luck when he saw an ad for what appeared to be a gig for one of his favourite bands at a small local venue with tickets at less than $20. He immediately bought four tickets but when he received a confirmation email he realised he had booked for Red NOT Chili Peppers, a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute act. “I’m just gonna let it go, man,” he told the Detroit Metro Times. “I’m not tripping about it.”

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