Friday Fun Facts

Uber Charges – $14,401.25 for 5-Mile Ride – Called Peak Pricing

A Toronto man who used Uber for a five mile ride during a “surge price” period experienced an extremely high surge price.  The unidentified man took a ride at peak time and expected to pay $12-16 for the ride.

Instead, he was charged $14,401.25), according to a screenshot of the bill he posted on Instagram.  Uber first insisted the bill was legit and refused a refund.  Once Emily Kennard posted the photo on Twitter, Uber issued this statement:  “There was an error here and it has been resolved. We have provided a full refund to this rider and apologized for this experience. We have safeguards in place to help prevent something like this from happening, and we are working to understand how this occurred.”

 That’s what we thought!  The power of social media!


Woman Claims To Have Sex With 20 Ghosts

A woman in Bristol, England, really likes spirited lovemaking. Amethyst Realm, a 27-year-old “spiritual guidance counselor” says she’s had sex with at least 20 ghosts and prefers them to living men.  She calls it, “being ghosted”.  Twelve years ago she moved into a new house and says, “It started as an energy, then became physical,” she recounted on a TV talk show.  “There was pressure on my thighs and breath on my neck. I had sex with the ghost. You can feel it. It’s difficult to explain. There was a weight and a weightlessness, a physical breath and stroking, and the energy as well.”  Since then, Realm hasn’t strayed from the paranormal pond and says she’s had sexual encounters with at least 20 ghosts.  Now Realm wants to get pregnant by one of the ghosts.  Umm, okay!


President Trump Saluted With A Moon

President Trump received an unusual salute as his motorcade drove through Washington, D.C., last Thursday.  According to Yahoo News, “As we rode up Connecticut Avenue, there were several clusters of onlookers. One group cheered the motorcade. A man with a baby on his shoulders waved. Just shy of Tilden Street, several of the riders in the press van reported seeing a man mooning the motorcade from one of the lower floors of an apartment building. One of our colleagues stated it was a full moon.” It’s not clear if Trump witnessed the display.  Ironically, the full moon happened just hours after the actual new moon.