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Today’s Darwin Award Goes To…

You know how sometimes a road is flooded, and road crews will put a “road closed” sign in the middle of it to let you know you shouldn’t drive on that road, because it’s not safe?

You definitely shouldn’t drive around those signs.

As WMTV in Madison, Wisconsin reports, a woman driving a red Volkswagen Saturday morning ignored road closure signs placed on a section of a local highway following extremely heavy rains.  Instead, she drove around the signs — and immediately learned why they were there when her vehicle plunged nose-first into an enormous hole in the middle of the highway that she had somehow failed to spot.

The woman sustained a broken collarbone and hip injuries, but survived.

Torrential rains had overflowed a culvert running beneath the road, in turn completely washing away about twelve feet of the road itself.

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UnitedOne Credit Union donates $5,000 to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

UnitedOne donation.JPGUnitedOne Credit Union is making a donation of $5,000 to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

UnitedOne raised $3,105 in February during the Children’s Miracle Network annual Chain of Hearts. Anyone who donated $1 could add a heart link to the chain.

The $5,000 donation is a result of funds raised throughout the year by UnitedOne, which for more than 20 years has hosted fundraising events and activities to gather donations for programs benefitting Children’s Miracle Network facilities.

UnitedOne Credit Union has branches in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and is open to everyone living or working in Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Kewaunee and Door counties. For more information, visit

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Auschwitz Visitors: Don’t Balance on Railway Tracks for Photos

Auschwitz Memorial, which preserves the site of the former Nazi death camp, has asked visitors to stop posing for pictures on its railway tracks. In a post on Twitter, the memorial shared images of people balancing on the train lines and told people to “respect” the memory of those killed. The Nazis murdered nearly one million Jews at Auschwitz alone. Tens of thousands of others also died, mainly Poles. The official account for Auschwitz Memorial said: “There are better places to learn how to walk on a balance beam than the site which symbolizes deportation of hundreds of thousands to their deaths.”

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Mustard on PB&J Sandwiches?

People on the Twitter are screwing up peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by putting mustard on top. Not inside — ON TOP. They make the PB&J as one normally would, then squirt some mustard on the top piece of bread.