Taiwanese Man Has Been Waiting for His Date to Show Up for the Last 20 Years

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Unwilling to accept that he was stood up, a Taiwanese man has reportedly been waiting for his date to show up for the last two decades! 47-year-old Ah Ji is now a permanent fixture at Tainan train station, where the love of his life promised to meet him all those years ago. It’s unclear whether the girl in question was his lover, or if they had arranged to meet for their first date, all we know is that he went to the station expecting to see her, and has never left since.

In the initial years Ah Ji was always seen hovering over a large staircase, as though ready to greet someone. After a few years of waiting he moved to a side door next to the exit station, from where he stares at passengers’ faces every day. The man is so heartbroken that he has taken to a life of hunger and homelessness at the station.

He solely survives on the generosity of social workers and passersby. Mobile vendors at the station sometimes give him food to eat, while a few family members visit him occasionally with fresh clothes. They’ve tried to convince him to come home, but he is adamant about waiting for his girl. Three years ago, social workers arranged for a place for him to live, but he refused to move, claiming that he’s used to waiting now. They tried admitting him at a local hospital, but he escaped within a few days and went back to his old spot.

The Tainan City Bureau of Social Affairs recently got involved in the matter – they organised a church dinner for Ah Ji, to which they invited his family members and friends from the station. They got him a haircut, fresh clothes, and a medical checkup. Reports say that he appeared cheerful and even raised a glass to toast the city’s deputy mayor. But when his family and social workers tried to convince him to leave his spot at the station, he said that he didn’t want to go anywhere and that he is used to waiting.

Ever since news of his plight went viral in Asian countries like Taiwan, Singapore and China, Ah Ji has been nicknamed the “Human Hachiko”, in reference to the legendary Akita Inu dog famous famous for waiting by the train station every day for his owner to return home even after he passed away.

Man Robs Woman on Elevator, Gets Stuck in Elevator

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The thing about elevator doors is that they open and close, a point to keep in mind if you’re planning to rob someone in an elevator. Deputies in Florida’s Broward County say surveillance video shows a man armed with a knife entering an elevator and taking the purse of a 77-year-old woman, reports CBS12. Then he tries to leave and walks smack into the closing doors. He eventually gets out and is still at large, but now that his image is circulating nationwide as the object of ridicule, that might not last long.

Semi Driver’s sneeze causes rollover crash

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A semi truck driver’s ill-timed sneeze sent his rig rolling onto its side Monday morning in northwest Indiana.

7592281_GThe driver, a 48-year-old Hobart man, was not hurt in the crash, which happened on a ramp from State Route 249 to I-94 near Portage, according to Indiana State Police.

The truck was pulling a flatbed trailer with a steel coil weighing 45,000 pounds, State Police said.

As the driver entered the ramp, he started to sneeze, which caused the truck to run off the roadway and onto a grassy area where the rig rolled onto its side, State Police said.

Crews later put the semi back on its wheels. No fuel spilled, and no lanes were closed during the response.

Lawnmower Shoots 3.5-Inch Metal Wire Into Louisiana Man’s Skull

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When Bill Parker cut his grass last Sunday, he was the one who got sliced and diced.

Parker, 34, was mowing in front of his home in Gulfport, Mississippi, when the lawnmower shot a 3.5-inch piece of metal straight into his left nostril.

“At first I thought a rock had flew out and hit me and struck me in the face,” Parker, 34, told SunHerald.com. “It threw me back a little bit and it hurt real bad. I felt my face but I didn’t feel any disfiguring or anything. I saw blood, so I knew I got a bloody nose.”

At first, Parker thought he had a broken cheekbone, but decided to have it checked out at a local hospital.

A CT scan revealed the thick wire had embedded itself in Parker’s sinus cavity beneath his eye socket and next to his jaw hinge.

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“The metal had somehow made its way through a tangle of really important nerves and arteries and finally rested about a millimeter from both carotid artery and my jugular vein,” Parker said, according to CBS News. “Guess it just wasn’t my time yet.”

The wire was removed in about 20 minutes, and Parker was back at work as a restaurant chef by Wednesday, a little bruised and on antibiotics, ClarionLedger.comreports.

Under normal circumstances, Parker enjoys mowing his lawn. This Sunday, he plans to relax and find someone else to do the dirty work, according to the Associated Press.

Revenge Served Lukewarm: Cheating Boyfriend Gets All Dozen Of His Apple Products Throw In Bathtub

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This is the aftermath of a Japanese man cheating on his girlfriend. She decided to exact revenge by dumping all his dozen plus Apple products into the bathtub. For reference, that is entirely too many Apple products. Plus girlfriends. Hopefully the sex was worth it, bro. When reached for comment, the man could not be reached because all his phones and computers were soaking in the tub.

Young Family Crushed To Death After Concrete Falls Off Overpass

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A mother, father and their infant son were crushed to death when a concrete wall fell from a state Route 410 overpass under renovation and landed on the family’s truck.

Bonney-Lake-Bridge-125x188East Pierce Fire & Rescue officials said the accident happened before 11 a.m. Monday when concrete and other materials fell off the overpass and landed on the family’s pickup as they drove down Angeline Road East.

It took crews almost eight hours to remove the debris from the truck and realize that there were three people dead inside. Their names have not been released, but police say they were a couple in their 20s and their 6-month-old baby.

No word on how the “very heavy” concrete structure fell, but a construction crew had been working on a project to replace and extend a sidewalk on that overpass. The part that fell was part of the original overpass, which was built in 1992.

“The type of work that was going on shouldn’t have resulted in anything falling,” said Bonney Lake Public Works Director Dan Grigsby.

The work started about a month ago and is being completed by the contractor WHH Nisqually, a small business owned by the Nisqually Indian Tribe. Angeline Road is closed to traffic while crews clear the debris and authorities conduct their investigation.

Look at that picture. I mean what are the fucking odds? Not just a portion of an overpass falling on a passing vehicle, but for it to fall directly on the cab like that. If there’s any consolation, they probably died instantly. Probably.

Kentucky Man Arrested For Drunk Driving (He Was Riding A Horse At The Time)

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A Kentucky man is facing criminal charges for allegedly drunkenly “driving” a horse.

michaelkimmelAccording to the Kentucky State Police, troopers received a call Tuesday reporting that an intoxicated man was riding a horse in the town of Betsy Layne (pop. 688).

Investigators subsequently made contact with suspect Michael Kimmel, but he fled on foot (apparently leaving behind his four-legged ride).  Kimmel, 40, was eventually corralled and charged with DUI and fleeing or evading police.

Seen above, Kimmel posed for his booking photo through a plexiglass window.

Kimmel, who has used the alias “Mike Bicycle,” is currently on probation for burglary. He is locked up in the Floyd County jail on $5000 cash bond.