There was a story last month about a 28-year-old guy in Toronto named Jordan Axani who got DUMPED by his girlfriend . . . right after he'd booked them plane tickets for a trip around the world.
Jordan didn't want the tickets to go to waste, so he decided to look for a woman with the SAME NAME as his ex . . . Elizabeth Gallagher. She also had to have a Canadian passport, and she didn't even have to hang out with him.
Well . . . Jordan got thousands of emails from women, including EIGHTEEN Elizabeth Gallaghers in Canada.
And he just decided to give the tickets to a 23-year-old Elizabeth Gallagher from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. Yes, she's attractive. But she also has a serious BOYFRIEND, who was apparently cool with her traveling the world for a month with a random dude?
They'll meet in New York today for the first time, then head to Milan, Italy . . . Vienna, Austria . . . Prague, Czech Republic . . . Paris . . . Bangkok . . . and Delhi, India. They get home January 12th.
If you're like the stereotypical guy in sitcoms and commercials, you haven't bought any Christmas presents yet. But that might actually be a good thing . . . at least you can hear THIS before you buy anything.
A new study had women name the worst gifts their husband or boyfriend could buy them.
Here are the top 11 . . .
2. Bath salts . . . the stuff you get at Bath and Body Works for the bathtub, NOT the drug that makes you eat people's faces.
4. Perfume . . . because you'll never pick the right one.
68-year-old Brian Smith of New Zealand and his 65-year-old wife Mollieanne recently bought a new Mazda 3 with keyless entry, where you use the keychain remote to unlock the car.
And last month, they were sitting inside the car in their garage when the doors automatically locked. They didn't have the remote with them, and they thought the keychain remote was the ONLY way to unlock the car.
So they PANICKED, and started honking their horn, hoping someone would hear it and come help. But no one did.
At some point you'd THINK they would have noticed there were buttons on the doors to unlock the car MANUALLY, but they didn't. They even tried to smash one of the windows with a tire iron instead . . . but it wouldn't break.
So they just sat there . . . for 13 HOURS . . . until a neighbor found them. By then Mollieanne was unconscious, and Brian was having trouble breathing. Paramedics say if they'd been there much longer, they might have died.
Mollieanne ended up spending three days in the hospital. And they could have kept quiet and saved themselves the embarrassment . . . but she says they went public with the story, so other people don't make the same mistake.
24-year-old Justin Dean and his 23-year-old wife Jenna are not millionaires. We're not even sure they're thousandaires, since they run a marginally successful horse grooming company. But for a few months, they got to live like royals.
Justin and Jenna moved themselves into a 7,000 square foot mansion in Keystone Heights, Florida in September. The home had been in foreclosure since 2011 and they must've thought it was going to stay that way . . . so they decided to SQUAT.
They even posted photos on Facebook of their new house, which they claimed they bought for just $1,000 after, quote, "years of looking and harassing banks about their foreclosures."
But there was a problem, when someone ACTUALLY bought the house in September for $1.1 million . . . and found the Deans living there. The only piece of furniture the Deans had in the six-bedroom house was . . . a pool table.
Justin and Jenna quickly Photoshopped a deed to the place, but made a critical mistake on it . . . they dated it September 1st, which was Labor Day. The banks were closed on Labor Day, so they couldn't have gotten their deed that day.
They were both arrested for forgery and grand theft.
39-year-old Daniel Gargiulo and 38-year-old Michael Rochefort of Jupiter, Florida were arrested a few months back, after they broke into two houses. The police found a bunch of stolen stuff in their car, like purses and tools.
So the cops put them in the back of a cruiser and went to search their car some more. And while Daniel and Michael had that moment alone, they tried to get their stories straight.
There was just one problem. They didn't see the camera in the cop car pointing directly at them, recording what they were saying.
So they were busted making a plan to blame the stolen stuff on another guy who they'd just dropped off at a gas station.
But the cops checked the surveillance footage from the gas station and saw the guys DIDN'T actually drop anyone off.
They were both just charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and grand theft.
22-year-old Louisa Manning of Cambridgeshire, England went through an awkward phase when she was growing up . . . like all of us did. But she pulled through, and now she's an attractive adult.
Then a few weeks ago, she bumped into a guy she'd gone to high school with, and he asked her out on a date. At first she was outraged, because the guy used to BULLY her. But then she accepted the date . . . so she could get REVENGE.
First Louisa stood him up . . . then she sent a note to the restaurant with a photo of how she USED to look, and had them give the note to him.
It said, quote, "Remember when I was fat and you made fun of my weight? No? I do. I spent the following three years eating less than an apple a day. So I've decided to skip dinner.
"Remember the monobrow you mocked? The hairy legs you were disgusted by? Remember how every day for three years, you and your friends called me Manbeast?
"No perhaps you don't . . . or you wouldn't have seen how I look eight years later and deemed me [eff]able enough to treat me like a human being.
"I thought I'd send you this as a reminder. Next time you think of me, picture that girl in this photo, because she's the one who just stood you up."
Louisa says the guy reached out to her on Facebook after he got the note and apologized.
We use the whole "naughty or nice" thing to keep kids in line. But according to a new survey on "naughty" shopping habits, a lot of ADULTS should be expecting coal in their stockings this year. Here are the top ten holiday shopping habits we're ashamed of.
1. 57% of us have re-gifted something we didn't like.
2. 54% have snuck a peek at a present someone else got for them. (Which isn't really a "shopping" habit, but okay.)
3. 42% have opened something in a store and not bought it.
4. 29% of people say that if a cashier gave them too much change, they'd keep it.
5. 26% of men and 21% of women have bumped another car in a parking lot, and pretended it didn't happen.
6. 23% of us have stolen a parking spot that someone else was waiting for.
7. 19% have intentionally cut in line at a store.
8. 13% have bought something, and then claimed they MADE it. We assume that means things like pies for a party, or something on Etsy that was handmade.
9. 12% have illegally parked in a handicapped spot while they were shopping.
10. 9% have snuck something through a self-checkout line without paying for it. (Also, 22% of us have LIED to a child and said Santa isn't real.)
I wish I cared about ANYTHING in life as much as this guy cares about seeing naked breasts.
There's a 51-year-old homeless guy in Pontiac, Michigan named Bryan Kryscio, and on Sunday he REALLY wanted to go to a STRIP CLUB in Detroit called the Booby Trap. But he couldn't find a bus or any other public transportation to get him there.
So . . . he stole an AMBULANCE.
Bryan saw the ambulance idling outside of a hospital, hopped in, and drove off.
When the EMTs realized their ambulance was gone, they had the cops trace it. So Bryan was quickly pulled over and arrested.
Also, it turns out the Booby Trap shut down a few years ago.
I feel like I should just buy this guy a pair of boots to STOP THE MADNESS.
49-year-old John Pasley of Gainesville, Florida is weirdly OBSESSED with a pair of boots they sell at Walmart. We're not exactly sure what type of boots they are, but I'm sure he'd be happy to tell you about them . . . again, because of the obsession.
John went to a Walmart in Gainesville last week and tried to steal the boots by putting them on and leaving his shoes in the box. But security guards caught him and he was arrested.
But that wasn't the end. He went back to the same Walmart later in the week . . . and stole the EXACT same pair of boots.
11-year-old Elijah Martinez and his nine-year-old cousin Jason Rivera were building a snow fort in Newburgh, New York. But a plow went by, the driver didn't see them, and they got buried under five feet of snow.
Luckily they were in a pocket of air. But no one could hear them . . . and their parents didn't get worried until three hours later, when they didn't come home.
At that point their family went looking for them. Then nine cops and a police dog joined in, around midnight.
One of the cops was a guy named Brandon Rola, who happened to see a shovel sticking out of the snow pile. And on a hunch, he picked it up and started digging . . . but didn't find anything.
Luckily, he didn't stop. He says he just felt compelled to keep digging in that spot for some reason. And on his ninth or tenth shovel full of snow, he saw a BOOT.
Once that happened, everyone joined in, and it STILL took 25 minutes to get to them. But somehow both kids survived, and they're expected to make a full recovery. According to police, they were buried for about seven hours total.
The Oxford English Dictionary just picked VAPE as their word of the year, and now Dictionary.com has released THEIR annual word of the year . . . and it's not quite as cool.
They picked "EXPOSURE." How annoyed must they have been when the Oxford people went for "vape"?
Dictionary.com's editors say "exposure" sums up so much of what happened this year, from people worried about exposure to Ebola . . . to the ice bucket challenge getting exposure for ALS . . . to celebrities being exposed in hacked nude photos.
They based their pick off Google searches and the searches on their website. Their word of the year for 2013 was "privacy" . . . so clearly they're into picking generic words that take on new, modern context.
The runners-up for the Dictionary.com word of the year were borders, disrupt, wearables, and bae.
There are probably better strategies to get a night out with your buddies than THIS. In fact . . . pretty much EVERY strategy is better than this.
22-year-old Justin Sarten of San Tan Valley, Arizona wanted to hang out with some SKETCHY dudes on Thursday night . . . so he started texting his girlfriend that he'd been KIDNAPPED.
She told his mom, who called the police. And they launched an all-out manhunt for him.
Eventually they found him at a Walmart with three guys. At first he said he HAD been kidnapped. But he couldn't keep his story straight, and eventually admitted he'd gone with them voluntarily, and they gave him money to buy them cell phones. (???)
None of that fully adds up, but it REALLY feels like a bunch of guys up to no good. Anyway, Justin was arrested for falsely reporting a kidnapping.