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What happened after Thai soldiers raided a terrorist conference in the southern province of Pattani?

A) Ice cream was served.

B) They declared peace in the south.

C) Events unfolded similar to an episode of Homeland.

D) They realised the "terrorist conference" was actually a class for Muslim students on summer vacation. Cue facepalm. Khaosod English reports that the army had received word that 30 "terrorists" had gathered at a school in Pattani's Central Islamic Committee of Thailand, on Apr 14. Believing they were plotting attacks, soldiers raided the school. No arrests were made. An army commander admitted that the misunderstanding was due to an error in intelligence, despite a cleric maintaining that local police had already been informed of the summer class. And so it continues...


Why did police in Texas let a young woman off the hook for underage drinking?

A) Because she is the daughter of the police chief.

B) Because she bribed them with American football tickets.

C) Because she flashed something that's really as big as Texas.

D) Because she beat an officer at a game of rock-paper-scissors. The incident, which took place at the Chilifest music event in Snook, Texas, was exposed after a video of it went viral. The police officers had offered the underage drinker a chance to get out of a ticket if she could beat one of them at the game, reports The Guardian. The footage shows the girl celebrating her (unexpected) victory. Unsurprisingly, the three police officers involved in the incident were not as lucky.  


How did a New York City woman let her husband know she was divorcing him?

A) By putting up a billboard in Times Square.

B) By shipping all his things to New Jersey.

C) By announcing it on the subway.

D) By sending him divorce papers via a private Facebook message. In what is being hailed as a landmark ruling, a judge in New York granted the woman permission to file for divorce through Facebook, because her husband is nowhere to be found. The man has only kept in touch with his wife by phone and Facebook, and his last-known address is an apartment he vacated in 2011, according to the New York Daily News. The judge stipulated that the divorce papers could be sent by Facebook message "once a week for three consecutive weeks or until acknowledged" by the hiding hubby.

Or she could have just changed her relationship status. Photo © Dmytro Sukharevskyy/

Sumati Sivasiamphai

Former Guru Editor

Our Guru section former editor. She has writen numerous features the metro lifestyle section.

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