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Oops!! PayPal accidentally credits man with $92 quadrillion

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Pill-splitting may have 'serious consequences'--study

Many patients often split tablets for one reason or another, but this practice can have “serious clinical consequences,” a new research warns.

Millennials say they are driving less

Boston -- Drivers ages 18-34 say it can be difficult to own a car in the current economy and they would welcome transportation alternatives, a U.S. survey says.

The survey of 1,025 adults age 18 and older -- of which 966 were licensed drivers -- conducted Oct. 7-11 by KRC Research indicates almost half of all 18- to 34-year-old drivers are consciously driving less, and nearly two-thirds would drive less if alternative transportation was available.

The survey, commissioned by Zipcar Inc., a car-sharing service, says the main reason given for reduced driving was the high cost of owning a car -- 80 percent of Millennials say car ownership is difficult because of the high cost of car payments, gas, parking and maintenance.

Food bank theft an inventory error

Seguin, Texas -- Police in Texas said a month-old case of 14,000 pounds of food stolen from a food bank turned out to be an inventory error.

Investigators said the food was reported stolen May 7 from the EATS Foundation food bank in Seguin, and police detective Aaron Seidenberger said the investigation was opened because of empty boxes in the building, the San Antonio News-Express reported Wednesday.

However, Seidenberger said a detailed inventory of the food bank found the former contents of the boxes, valued at $2,100, were still inside the facility.

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Girl catches Disney's grammar error

Orlando, Fla. -- A Texas fourth-grader who spotted a grammatical error at Florida's Walt Disney World said officials wrote back to her saying the mistake would be corrected.

Hannah Estes said she was waiting in line with her family for the Primeval Whirl at the park's Animal Kingdom when she saw a sign counting down to the ride read "one seconds," WESH-TV, Orlando, Fla., reported Wednesday.

"Because I learned in Ms. Bennett's class that a singular number can't be with a plural word, and so that's what it was, and it wasn't right," Hannah said.
Hannah's mother, Teri Estes, said her daughter took a picture of the sign with her "little pink princess camera."

Couple to be paid for 'death' error

Malmo, Sweden -- The Swedish tax agency has been ordered to pay damages to a 79-year-old woman who was mistakenly classified as dead.

In addition to a $3,400 payment to Ingrid Stahl of Malmo, the agency must also pay $2,050 in damages to her husband, The Local reported.

"It has been a terrible time. It is still tough, but we try to just let it go," Ingrid Stahl told the Swedish news agency TT.

The couple learned in April last year that Ingrid Stahl had been legally dead for a month when a supermarket chain and the state gambling agency tried to get her charge cards back. The error was the result of confusion between her identification number and someone else's.

Cause behind Medical Flight’s crash

Michigan, April 13: According to a federal safety agency’s report, an inadvertent activation of the autopilot by a co-pilot may well be the reason behind the June 4, 2007 Medical Flight’s Crash.