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Man goes to torch restaurant because they got his order wrong, ends up igniting himself in wild footage

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A Queens man is facing multiple criminal charges after he allegedly tried to set a Bangladeshi restaurant on fire several days ago because the restaurant got his order wrong.

The New York City Fire Department announced that Choephel Norbu was arrested for the incident late last week.

"FDNY Fire Marshals along with @nypd Arson and Explosion Detectives arrested Norbu, 49, for intentionally setting fire to a commercial food establishment at 73-07 37 Road in Queens," the statement said. "Norbu has been charged with 1 count of Arson 3, 1 count of Criminal Mischief 2, and 1 count of Reckless Endangerment 2."

Mr. Potato

Iceberg lettuce in blond wig outlasts Liz Truss

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Supermarket salad is crowned winner of bizarre competition that attracted global media attention.
Supermarket salad is crowned winner of bizarre competition that attracted global media attention.

A wilting 60p iceberg lettuce from Tesco in a blond wig has been crowned the winner of a bizarre competition after outlasting Liz Truss's tenuous grip on power.

Seven days ago the Daily Star set up a webcam on the lettuce to see if it would have a longer shelf-life than the prime minister. To add to Truss's humiliating resignation, the lettuce won.

As Truss made her resignation statement, those viewing the video on YouTube soared to more than 20,000.


Feminists rejoice as all-time record for shortest term as Prime Minister now held by a woman

Bye Bye Truss
© Babylon Bee
LONDON — Feminists worldwide touted another feather in their caps today as Liz Truss's resignation meant the all-time record for the shortest term by a UK Prime Minister is now held by a woman.

"This is just the latest domino to fall in our ongoing fight against the global patriarchy," said Jill Jakenhaal (she/her), chairperson of the London chapter of Women Against Everything. "We can now be proud that the fastest failure by a Prime Minister was accomplished not by a man — by a woman! Take that, male oppressors!"


How PayPal's decision to fine users $2,500 for misinformation REALLY went down

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© AwakenWithJP
Screencapture of secret PayPal discussion of mis-information fines
JP Sears brings us the real skinny on PayPal's policy decision:


World okay with annihilation, to be honest

Nuclear Blast
© Waterford Whispers
PRESIDENT Biden's stark warning that the world is 'at its closest to nuclear Armageddon since the Cuban missile crisis' has been surprisingly met with a positive response from billions of people who just want this whole thing over and done with, if they're honest.

"I've been hearing about this since I was five-years-old, so you know what, go ahead and do it - whatever nuclear holocaust awaits us, it can't be any worse than this will-they won't-they crap every few decades," stated one man we spoke to today, who claims he's sick of the US and Russia's 'Ross & Rachel' approach to all-out war.

"So, the options on the table are a slow and excruciating descent into climate hell for the next 100 years or just a quick trigger where it's lights out across the globe in one go? Sign me up for option B," added another lady we talked to, who would like to go out nice and quick.


Hurricane-ravaged Florida town raises Ukraine flag so Congress will send aid

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© The Babylon Bee
In a desperate attempt to get help for its citizens and deal with the growing humanitarian crisis in the area, a Florida town devastated by Hurricane Ian has taken the unusual step of raising the Ukrainian flag, hoping to convince Congress to send aid.

"The Ukrainian government flies this flag, and they're just swimming in billions and billions of dollars in support from the United States. We're just swimming in sewage," said Ray Valdivia, the Response Coordinator working to assess the damage in the town. "We tried going through the normal channels to get help from the government, but Biden just sent us a letter of "best wishes" that looks like it may have been written in crayon."

Though the situation across the Sunshine State has been critical since the hurricane blew through last week, Congress has maintained a keen focus on funneling astronomical amounts of taxpayer money overseas to pay the salaries of Ukrainian government officials and support American defense contractors' war efforts against Russia.

"These requests coming in from Florida are small potatoes," Nancy Pelosi slurred at her meeting with the press when asked about providing hurricane relief. "Sending money to Florida would not save the world from Russia or effectively launder the taxpayer money in any way."

At publishing time, citizens of Ft. Myers were working on using fake Ukrainian accents and inviting Hollywood celebrities to visit their devastated towns, hoping to convince the ignorant actors that they were visiting war-torn Kyiv instead.


Biden vows next hurricane to hit US will be named after a woman of color

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© The Bablyon Bee
As Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, Biden held a press conference to criticize the hurricane naming system and vow that the next major storm will be named after a woman of color.

"Seriously! Irma? Michael? Andrew? Ian? What's with all these white names, folks?" said Biden to several of his dead acquaintances who he saw sitting in the audience. "Why can't we have a Rosa Parks hurricane? Or maybe an Oprah? For real! It's not a joke! Come on, man!"

The World Meteorological Association immediately responded to Biden's request and confirmed they have several names of influential women of color they hope to use for the next deadly tropical cyclone.

At publishing time, sources confirmed Hurricane Lizzo is scheduled to make landfall next week.

Comment: Bonus Bee!

Arrow Down

Pharaoh proudly announces plagues are now down 100%

Pharaoh Ramses
© Babylon Bee
EGYPT — After enduring 10 horrible plagues that ravaged the kingdom due to his stubbornness and pride, Pharaoh proudly announced that plagues in Egypt are now down 100%.

"Hey, folks, we did it! I did it! I brought the plague rate down! This is because of my policies. No joke! Come on, man!" said Pharoah in a speech, apparently still slightly dazed from being struck in the head by a flaming hailstone. "We now have 10 fewer plagues than we had just a month ago. That's real progress! For real!"


Nine healthier alternatives to your kids watching Netflix

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Kids LOVE watching Netflix! But did you know there are some things that are more healthy than Netflix for their mental, physical, and spiritual well-being?


It's Corn!

CEO of Corn

Comment: Yes, it's apolitical. And, yes, it's hilarious! Enjoy (if you haven't seen this very viral video already)!

This guy just loves his corn! Some would even say he's the CEO of corn! He's a real cornboy. Corn!