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Bizarre News - October 5, 2016

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Leonardo Da Vinci he's not, but this 27-year-old Brit, originally from Buenos Aires, is commanding up to 1,500 British pounds for his works of art. Is it his abstract technique? Maybe, but it's more likely the fact that Leandro Granato creates his works by snorting up paint and squirting it out of his eyes.

He has to weep out up to a pint and a half of watercolors to make each one of his creations.

"Ever since I was a kid I knew I had a special connection between my eye and my nose," explained Granato.

"As I grew up, I started realizing that air and liquids could go out of my eye if I put them through my nose. Now, I am the inventor of a new painting style in the art world."

He added: "When I decided to do this for a living, my whole family - as well as many other people - thought I was going crazy. But as time went by, they began to understand the art I call eye-painting."


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* British man solves 'world's smallest Rubik's cube' with tweezers *

IPSWITCH, England - A British puzzle enthusiast shared video of his successful attempt to solve what he bills as the "world's smallest Rubik's cube." Tony Fisher, who holds the Guinness World Record for largest Rubik's cube after building a puzzle measuring more than 5 feet tall, created a Rubik's cube measuring only .22 inches on each side. Fisher said he couldn't get a 3D printer to make the puzzle small enough, so he filed down a cube that started at .24 inches on each side. The video shows Fisher solving the puzzle using tweezers and a magnifying glass.

*-- Burger King apologizes for profane messages on couple's wrappers --*

NAPERVILLE, Ill. - An Illinois couple said they felt doubly insulted when a Burger King manager refused to hear their complaints about profane messages written on their wrappers. Nancy and Martyce Murphy said they took home their recent order from the Burger King drive-through in Naperville and were preparing to eat when they noticed both of their sandwich wrappers had been marked with the same expletive. Nancy Murphy said she called the restaurant and received nothing but denials from a manager. "I told him what had happened and he said, 'I don't believe you, there's no way that could have happened,'" she told WLS-TV. Murphy said she spoke to a higher-up supervisor Monday and later learned Monday afternoon that an employee had admitted to writing the messages and had been fired. The supervisor said the worker told officials they were having a bad day and took it out on the customers with the profanities. The couple said they still feel insulted by the company. "To just shrug it off and you're in management and to say 'I think you're lying' or 'I don't believe you,' I think that's most insulting," Nancy Murphy said. Profane or insulting messages have been found on receipts, as one Starbucks customer in St. Augustine, Fla., discovered when his bill included the message, "Diabetes here I come." Starbucks apologized to the customer and said employees would receive additional training to ensure this would not happen again.


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