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TIKTOK USER GETS BACK AT HUBBY BY FRYING UP HIS LUCKY PET FISH

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Hell has no fury like a woman scorned.

Especially if her husband doesn’t listen to her.

TikTok user Mia Kurniawan posted a video on Oct. 8 showing her scaling, seasoning and later frying up her husband’s beloved arowana fish. Known as the world’s most expensive fish, the Asian arowana can cost up to $300,000 to acquire, according to NextShark.

In the video’s caption, Kurniawan stated she cooked up the expensive fish to teach her husband a lesson.

“My husband kept promising to clean the aquarium after I told him to,” she wrote, as reported by AsiaOne. “I thought it would be delicious if I fried it.”

Showing the deeply-fried fish, the woman later claimed it was “already cooked and ready to eat” before ending the video with a heart gesture with her hands.

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The video caused many reactions on TikTok, causing Kurniawan to respond. She said her husband has forgiven her and is already looking to buy a new arowana.

A 600-pound elk who had a tire around its neck for nearly two years recently had it removed.
A 600-pound elk who had a tire around its neck for nearly two years recently had it removed. Photo by Handout /Colorado Park and Wildlife

ELK’S BLING WAS A RUBBER TIRE

One’s refuse is another’s necklace.

A 600-pound elk in Colorado had the unfortunate fate of wearing a rubber tire around its neck for two years before wildlife officials had a chance to remove it.

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife , a four-year-old bull elk was first found with the tire around its neck in July 2019. In a news release, wildlife officer Scott Murdoch said officials didn’t expect to come across the animal due to its distance away from civilization.

The tire-wearing elk was spotted several times over the years. This past May and June, wildlife officials tried to catch the elk to no avail.

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However, they recently managed to secure the animal after hitting it with four tranquillizer darts.

Murdoch and fellow officer Dawson Swanson cut the elk’s antlers off to remove the tire.

At first they tried to cut through the tire but it wouldn’t move because of it’s steel bead. Luckily “the bull’s neck still had a little room to move,” said Murdoch.

Removing the tire revealed about 10 pounds of pine needles and dirt inside. The elk lost about 35 pounds after having the tire and its antlers removed.

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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales drives his Aston Martin DB6 as he arrives at the new Aston Martin Lagonda factory on February 21, 2020 in Barry, Wales.
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales drives his Aston Martin DB6 as he arrives at the new Aston Martin Lagonda factory on February 21, 2020 in Barry, Wales. Photo by Rebecca Naden – WPA Poo /Getty Images

PRINCE CHARLE’S CAR IS FUELED BY WINE AND CHEESE

It’s only fitting that fancy vehicles are powered by fancy fuels.

In the case of Prince Charles’ classic Aston Martin DB6, it’s powered by wine and cheese, according to Justin Rowlatt, the BBC’s climate editor .

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In an interview, Prince Charles talked about how he was finding ways to incorporate his love for the environment into his practical life. One instance includes converting the fuel source for his vintage sports car, which was gifted to him by his mother, Queen Elizabeth, on his 21st birthday.

“My old Aston Martin, that runs now on waste products,” said the Prince. “It runs on — can you believe this — surplus English white wine and whey from the cheese process.”

In an interview with The Telegraph , Charles said he was met with resistance after approaching Aston Martin engineers with finding him an alternate fuel source for his car. After telling them he woouldn’t drive the car, engineers went to work on working on a new system.

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He said the car now runs better and is more powerful than traditional gasoline.

A peanut butter and grape jelly Sandwich on a wooden cutting board.
A peanut butter and grape jelly Sandwich on a wooden cutting board. Photo by File Photo /Getty Images

NAVAL ENGINEER TRIED TO PASS SECRETS IN PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH

An ex-nuclear engineer for the United States Navy and his wife allegedly tried to sell secrets to a foreign power by passing it through a peanut butter sandwich.

According to Reuters, Jonathan Toebbe and his wife, Diana, were arrested last weekend in Jefferson County, W.Va., and accused of selling secrets about nuclear submarines to an unnamed foreign entity in exchange for cryptocurrency.

The arrests came after a year-long sting by undercover FBI agents, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

Jonathan Toebbe, 42, was an engineer who had top-secret security clearance. He and his wife allegedly sold secret information to an undercover FBI who posed as a foreign official over the course of several months in 2020.

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The Justice Department stated Toebbe had hidden a memory card inside half of a peanut butter sandwich, which was located at a “dead drop” location in West Virginia while his wife kept lookout.

Court documents noted the memory card contained “militarily sensitive design elements, operating parameters and performance characteristics of Virginia-class submarine reactors.”

In exchange, Toebbe allegedly received $100,000 in cryptocurrency.

The couple were arrested after attempting to place another memory card wrapped in a chewing gum package at a drop site in West Virginia. The Toebbes were charged with conspiracy and “communication of restricted data.”

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