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crazyHeadlinesWEBFrom a man moving a river, to a customer service worker answering phones in a robot voice, here’s this week’s five crazy headlines.

  1. Man faces environmental charges for trying to move river

A Washington state resident was charged last week after allegedly trying to move the Tahuya River, 50 miles west of Seattle.

William Cayo Sr. allegedly used an excavator and bulldozer last year to move about 5,747 square meters of riverbed to change the course of the river.

No word yet on the success of his endeavor.

Source: Huffington Post

  1. AT&T: We told our customers ‘unlimited’ doesn’t mean ‘unlimited’

The FTC filed a complaint against AT&T last week, saying the company had told customers they had “unlimited” data plans when they, in fact, did not.

Apparently AT&T would start “throttling” data sent to customers after they reached a certain amount, limiting the speeds customers could use the Internet.

Though AT&T denies lying to customers, the use of fine print did nothing to help customer satisfaction. After all, when you say “unlimited data,” most people expect unlimited data.

Source: Tech News World

  1. City worker gets 20-day suspension for using robot voice to answer phone

A New York City worker received a 20-day suspension without pay after repeatedly using a “robot” voice to answer calls.

Ronald Dillon would deliberately use a monotone voice, deliberately over-enunciating every word when speaking to customers. This apparently alienated many customers, thinking Dillon was an automated response system.

Dillon claimed he was using the voice to obscure his heavy accent and make sure customers could understand.


  1. ‘We need to make money,’ says BlackBerry CEO

BlackBerry CEO John Chen doesn’t mince words. He told reporters last week his chief goal is to get the company to make as much money as possible.

The smartphone company has been in decline for many years now, with revenues dropping due to the decline in activation fees from BlackBerry smartphones. Chen hopes to turn that around in the next few quarters.

We all know CEOs are only there to make their company money, but it’s another thing entirely for one to come out and say it.

Source: CNBC

  1. Man keeps dining out with his wife five years after her death

Though appearing to sit alone, a California man was actually dining with his late wife at a local In-N-Out, a tradition he kept after his wife of 55 years passed away five years ago.

The man had set up a picture of his late wife on the table while eating at the restaurant.

Pictures of the man went viral all over social media last week. The man apparently keeps the picture of his wife with him at all times.

Source: WESH Orlando

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