This Afternoon's Odd News 10/25/18

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The Top Ten Things We'd Miss If We Traveled Back in Time

Being able to time travel would come with plenty of perks. First thing I'd do is go back to Tuesday and get those lotto numbers right. But a new survey asked people to name the top things they'd MISS if they went back in time.

Obviously the top 10 are mostly tech-related. But #1 caught me a little off-guard . . .

1. Toilets that flush. The toilets we use today have been around since the early 1900s. So as long as you stuck with the 20th century, you'd be okay.

2. The Internet.

3. Central heating and air-conditioning.

4. Televisions.

5. Your smartphone. We kind of expected that one to be a little higher up there.

6. Cars.

7. Being able to travel by plane.

8. Supermarkets.

9. Your laptop.

10. Wi-Fi. (Shouldn't "friends and family" be somewhere on the list?)

(SWNS) 

A Doctor Borrowed $300,000 From a Patient . . . Then Diagnosed Her with Dementia When She Wanted to Get Paid Back

There might not be any move DIRTIER than this.

There's a 79-year-old doctor named Sue Ellen Lee in Columbia, Tennessee. And she had to go in front of the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners last month over a CRAZY case.

Apparently, she'd borrowed $300,000 from an elderly patient who's been identified as E.W.

And then, when E.W. asked her to pay it back . . . Lee diagnosed her with DEMENTIA. That meant E.W. couldn't control her accounts anymore, so it looks like Lee figured it would help her hide the debt.

But E.W. got another doctor to diagnose her . . . and that doctor found NO SIGNS of dementia. So she filed a complaint against Lee.

Lee denied it . . . well, some of it. She admitted she borrowed the money and made the dementia diagnosis, but she says E.W. made up the rest, quote, "Because she was so angry with me, because I had said that she was demented."

But she still wound up turning over her medical license and agreeing to a fine and to pay back the loan in installments. And now it's possible that the police could get involved.

(The Tennessean)

Thieves Get Arrested After Being Told To “Come Back Later”

No one gets into the robbery business because they're a genius, folks.

Earlier this week, six guys went into an e-cigarette shop in Charleroi, Belgium and tried to rob the place. The owner told them he didn't have any money, but if they came back at the end of the day, he'd have a few thousand dollars.

And . . . they believed him, so they actually came back.

They showed up again at 5:30 P.M., but he told them he didn't close for an hour. So then they came back AGAIN at 6:30 P.M. . . . and the cops were waiting in the back of the shop to arrest them.

The owner says, quote, "It's like it was a comedy. They're being called the worst robbers in Belgium."

(BBC)

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