5 odd news stories in the media this week

With all the news relating to the Brexit disaster and US President Donald Trump's latest antics, some fun and often weird stories get lost in the mix.


With all the news currently doing the rounds about Brexit, President Donald Trump's latest gaffe and dangerous weather conditions, some interesting stories slip through the cracks.

The following odd or weird stories are worthy of note, including a tiny van transporting a huge Christmas tree; a rubbish bin flies at someone's windscreen, caught on their dashcam, a cow rescued from a manure bin with a winch, a woman who won twice on her scratch-off tickets and Burger King's offer of a one cent McDonald's Whopper.


Giant Christmas tree on tiny van caught on police cameras

Devon and Cornwall Police were shocked to spot a huge Christmas tree on the roof of a tiny van on the A38 dual carriageway on Saturday. It was caught on the CCTV cameras. PC Jane Bickley posted an image of the unusual sight, saying everyone knows this is a hectic time of year but drivers should always consider the suitability of their vehicle. One person on social media called it “seriously stupid” while others did point out the driver had a high-vis jacket on the top end of the tree.


Rubbish bin flies into windscreen on Texas highway

Kathy Lanham was driving on I-635 in Dallas when a rubbish bin flew over lanes of traffic, striking her windscreen. While the bin didn’t cause any damage, it did leave her vehicle splattered with mulch and needing a wash. Lanham said the bin escaped from a landscaping truck after the driver had misjudged whether the mulch was sufficient to weigh it down. She caught the incident on her dash camera, footage of which can be seen below.

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