This Afternoon's Odd News 8/6/18

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Two elderly men escaped from their nursing home in Germany on Friday . . . and the cops found them at the world's biggest HEAVY METAL FESTIVAL. They didn't want to leave, but the cops made them go back to the home. (DW)

There's been a big increase in the number of people who are getting plastic surgery to look like SNAPCHAT FILTERS, according to doctors in Boston. It's called "Snapchat dysmorphia," and people are getting cosmetic surgery for things like fuller lips, bigger eyes, or a thinner nose. (Newsweek)

What apps do you COMPLETELY DISLIKE . . . but you just can't quit? There's a discussion going on right now online, and the big ones seem to be the social networks . . . especially Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (Gizmodo)

Facebook is testing out a new DATING feature, where you set up a profile and it recommends people to you based on your interests and mutual friends. There's no word on when it could launch. (Mashable)

An Amish guy in Michigan just launched what he's calling "Amish Uber" . . . for $5, he's driving people around town in his horse and buggy. (CBS 3 - Kalamazoo

Is it okay to UN-INVITE someone from your wedding? According to a new survey, 53% of people say it's okay if you have a good reason . . . 8% say it's fine even without a good reason . . . and only 24% say you shouldn't ever do it. (YouGov)

A newspaper in Missouri issued an apology on Saturday after it made a typo in a county commissioner's political ad. Instead of writing that his "biggest assets are his people," they wrote that phrase WITHOUT the “t” in “assets” (Kansas City Star

A guy in Ontario, Canada wanted to prove to his friends he hadn’t had too much to drink, so he drove to a police station to take a Breathalyzer test. And . . . he was at one-and-a-half times the legal limit, so he was arrested. (CBC)

A guy in Washington state ran from the cops, lost control of his car, and crashed into a house last Wednesday. And when they asked why he didn't stop when they tried to pull him over, he said he couldn't . . . because he really needed to go to the bathroom. (KIMA)

A salon inside a Walmart in Flint, Michigan said they couldn't do a woman's nails last week, because she has cerebral palsy and shakes a little. So a Walmart employee who saw it happen skipped her break . . . helped her pick out the perfect shade . . . and SHE did her nails. Now a photo of it is going viral. (ABC12)

A group in Germany was trying to break a domino world record on Friday. Then a fly knocked over one of the dominoes and ruined the whole thing. (Full Story)

A clothing brand is selling something called "Double Back" jeans, which basically look like two pairs of jeans that got cut apart, and sewn back together into one pair of jeans. (Full Story)

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