Tag Archives: Blunder

Burglar’s escape room blunder: Trapped thief asks cops to rescue him

Could an escape room get a better endorsement than being so puzzling that a burglar couldn’t find a way out? A hapless thief in Washington was so perplexed by the adventure game he broke into that he called the police on himself. The live action games, which sees people trapped in a room that they must escape from as quickly ...

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Tattoo blunder: New Yorker writer resigns for branding wounded marine a Nazi

Fact-checker and writer at New Yorker magazine Talia Lavin has resigned from her position after she falsely accused an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent of having a Nazi tattoo on his arm. Lavin, who worked for the Condé Nast-published magazine for three years, caused a furore online when she tweeted in a since-deleted post about an inking on the ...

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Facebook’s latest privacy blunder has already attracted congressional ire

The news that Facebook offered to partners until just recently a form of the friend-scraping capability it claimed to have discontinued back in 2014 has, within hours, brought rebuke and a call to action from the House of Representatives. “It’s deeply concerning that Facebook continues to withhold critical details about the information it has and shares with others. This is ...

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Johnson hints of success in Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case after blunder in parliament

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 21:18 UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has hinted that a jailed British mother could soon be freed in Iran after what he termed a “worthwhile” trip to that country. Read more Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was expected to have five years added to her sentence after blundering Boris declared in Parliament she was teaching journalism in Iran. ...

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‘It’s not loaded': 80 year old churchgoer shoots himself & wife in bizarre blunder

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 15:27 An elderly man accidentally shot both himself and his wife while showing off his handgun to fellow parishioners at the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains, Tennessee. A group of elderly parishioners were cleaning up after a lunch to celebrate Thanksgiving at approximately 1pm local time Thursday. The group was reportedly discussing the ...

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Major blunder: US commander unsure if it’s 4k or 500 troops in Syria

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 10:15 Edited time: 1 Nov, 2017 10:23 A senior US military commander in the operation against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) in Iraq and Syria, James Jarrard, got into a muddle when asked about the exact number of US troops in Syria. During his press briefing on Tuesday, the US Army major general ...

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Is UK’s demonization of Russia the geopolitical blunder of a generation? – MP asks Boris Johnson

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 13:16 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 13:44 Britain cannot pinpoint any specific Russian cyberattacks on the UK, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has conceded. Compounding his embarrassment, Johnson was asked whether the “demonization” of Russia is therefore the “geopolitical blunder of a generation.” Speaking in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Johnson claimed while “the Russians ...

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Jets made blunder signing Mo Wilkerson instead of Damon Harrison

The Jets brain trust has made some wise moves in the past couple years to help rebuild a wayward franchise, but there is one strategic blunder that could sting for a very long time. There’s nothing worse than letting a difference-maker walk out of your building and into the waiting arms of the other, more successful organization that shares a ...

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USC, F for Effort in Covering up Shakespeare Blunder

USCF for Effort In Covering Up Shakespeare Blunder 8/22/2017 2:45 PM PDT EXCLUSIVE USC is standing firm … it purposely spelled Shakespeare‘s name on a new statue without all 3 “e”s … but maybe someone should inform the registrar’s office. We weren’t buying that USC didn’t want to buy a vowel to properly spell Shakespeare’s name on the statue of ...

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How Marine Le Pen is facing wipe out in French election after COMPUTER BLUNDER

Half a million people received duplicate polling cards in the post, which would allow them to cast two votes at the first round of the election, held on April 23. French authorities confirmed they would not be investigating the potential electoral fraud until AFTER the election, when retrospective prosecution may take place. This could crush Ms Le Pen’s dreams of ...

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