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There's no use crying over spilled melons -- just eat them instead.

There's no use crying over spilled melons -- just eat them instead.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 1:24 GMT

BASEL, Switzerland (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Getting stuck on the highway in Basel, Switzerland, can actually be pretty sweet. After a truck carrying tons of honeydew melons spilled its load, motorists got stuck on the road waiting for emergency services to rescue them. Instead of sitting idle, commuters began eating their way through the melons to get out, which made the waiting time that much sweeter.

PIEVEBELVICINO, Italy – The vuvuzela has been making a killing since the 2010 World Cup, but it’s also making people want to kill. A man in Pievebelvicino, Italy, became so annoyed by a local bar blasting the buzzing sounds of the plastic South African horn that he began firing shots from a rifle. When that didn’t quiet down the noise, he rammed his car into the side of the building until cops came.

SWISSVALE, Pa. – So much for being inconspicuous while attempting robbery. A man in Swissvale, Pennsylvania, robbed a bank while sporting a ridiculous get-up consisting of a woman’s blonde wig, fake breasts under a sweater, and clown pants. The flashy crook performed the stick-up using a toy BB gun and fled, but eventually police found him sitting in a parked car.

TORONTO – Here’s a tip for job seekers: Don’t steal merchandise from the place you’re applying to. A woman was caught shoplifting in a retail store shortly after dropping off her resume to the boss of that very same business. Security footage further revealed that she’d been in there the day before too, stealing the very clothes she wore to her job hunt there the next day.

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