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WALMART STORE IN HOT, SOUPY WATER OVER BLIZZARD BONUS

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Nothing says thank you for busting your butt than a bowl of cheap instant ramen.

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Walmart has noodle on its face after staff at a store in Rockford, Ill., were rewarded for working during a blizzard with ramen worth 55 cents.

In a video, TikToker Millzy criticized the Walmart location she worked at, saying her fellow employees worked during the winter chill, which saw temperatures fall to -21 C during the day. The video shows a screenshot of a Facebook post featuring two workers standing behind a table stacked with cases of Maruchan ramen in the staff room.

“Brrr it is cold outside. We appreciate our associates for braving through the cold to be here. Stay warm with some ramen noodle soup and crackers,” says the Facebook post.

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Millzy said Walmart is a multibillion-dollar company that shows its appreciation by giving its employees nothing but ramen.

“People are walking to work in -18 (F) weather,” she said. “Some people don’t have cars, some people’s cars didn’t start and they still showed up to work, somehow, some way, so they could get a paycheque.”

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The Tiktoker said the Facebook post caused so much backlash that it was taken down. She couldn’t imagine going to work when the city is shut down because of the weather and “they say they are having a party and it’s this.

“I would be so mad; I would clock out and go home,” she concluded.

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Opinions were mixed in the comment section with some agreeing with Millzy’s sentiments, while others noted they received nothing at all for working during the winter storm.

“My store wouldn’t give us nothing,” one commented.

“I worked at Walmart up until a few weeks ago. We had to work on Christmas and our ‘bonus’ was a 10-cent Temu pin,” another noted.

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Visitors at a Japanese zoo watched a person in a bear costume being chased by zoo staff to simulate a real animal escape. (YouTube)

‘BEAR’ ESCAPE DRILL A SPECTACLE AT JAPANESE ZOO

It’s not every day you see a bear being chased by zoo workers in Japan.

Visitors at the Asa Zoological Park in Hiroshima, Japan, witnessed an unusual sight as zoo workers chased a person in a bear costume on Jan. 28.

According to Hiroshima News TSS, the wild bear chase was done to simulate a real animal escape at the zoo to show what workers would do to protect visitors if a real bear had escaped its den. The zoo noted the escape drill mimicked what would happen when an earthquake would cause a tree to fall, thus allowing the bear to climb out of its home.

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A video of the drill showed zoo staff cornering the bear with barricades before using tranquilizer darts to subdue it and return it to its enclosure.

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Japanese wagyu beef is on the menu at a high school cafeteria in Kansas. (Getty Images)

NO BULL: WAGYU BEEF ON KANSAS HIGH SCHOOL’S MENU

Let’s face it, quality isn’t something usually reserved for the menu of a high school cafeteria.

That will all change for a high school in Topeka, Kan., when its lunch menu will be getting an infusion of Wagyu beef — meat from Japanese cattle known for its marbling, rich flavour and texture. News outlet KSNT reported Wagyu is a food option for students attending Washburn Rural High School, where the Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437 is working with Manhattan-based Booth Creek Wagyu to give premium nutrition to students.

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Food services supervisor Stan Vallis said that the school district is getting the beef for an “extremely affordable” price, noting is rare for students to have “an entree, let alone this quality of beef.”

Needless to say, these students will be eating rich in the near future.

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A 285-year-old lemon netted $1,780 at an auction. (INSTAGRAM)

CENTURIES-OLD LEMON OUTSELLS CABINET AT AUCTION

When life hands you lemons, you keep it in a drawer for close to 300 years.

A 285-year-old lemon that was discovered in the back of an old cabinet drawer garnered $1,780 at an auction in England.

Shropshire, England-based Brettells Auctioneers said the sour fruit was found in a 19th-century cabinet they received from a family who noted it had belonged to a late uncle. While photographing the piece of furniture, a specialist found the lemon in the back of a drawer.

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The now-brown lemon had an inscription on its rind: “Given By Mr P Lu Franchini Nov 4 1739 to Miss E Baxter.”

Instead of chucking the citrus fruit into a garbage bin, the auction house decided to put it up for grabs, not thinking it would be worth anything. They were shocked when the auction ended with a high bid of $1,780.

The dead uncle’s cabinet, however, didn’t receive the same amount of love, selling for just $40.

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