Some neighbors’ loud lovemaking is causing one woman in Sweden to feel sick, according to a complaint she lodged with a health office.
Exasperated with her affectionate upstairs neighbors, the woman filed a request for some peace and quiet to an official environmental health committee, The Associated Press reported.
Jon Persson, who works with the local health committee in Simrishamn, 382 miles south of Stockholm, told the new service that the woman claimed to be "distressed, angry and tense all over" because of her neighbors' extra-curricular activities.
He said it was the first time he could recall such a complaint being filed in the Scandinavian country.
The woman complained that the couple’s noisy behavior typically starts around 10 p.m. and lasts well past midnight, sometimes until 1 a.m., Persson said.
The lovers' efforts have left the woman with tense headaches, cramps and heartburn, according to a copy of her complaint.
"You are my last hope, please help me," the woman wrote in the complaint, according to Persson.
Persson said his committee could measure the noise levels in the woman's apartment, but said it might be hard to do because "we don't know in advance when the disturbances will occur."
Not only do birds of a feather flock together – so do birds that quack alike.
British researchers who studied the quacks ducks make have discovered that the country's feathered friends have distinct regional accents, according to the Herald Sun.
Ducks from London make a rougher sound like shouting, apparently to help fellow birds hear them above the city noise, the paper reported. Meanwhile, their country kin make a softer sound, the study found.
The different-sounding quacks were discovered after academics at London's Middlesex University recorded the calls of ducks at a city farm and at a tranquil location in Cornwall, southwest England, the Guardian reported.
English language lecturer Victoria de Rijke told the paper the London ducks were "much louder and [more] vocally excitable."
"The Cornish ducks made longer and more relaxed sounds, much more chilled out,” she told the paper. "The cockney [London] quack is like a shout and a laugh, whereas the Cornish ducks sound more like they are giggling.”
Keep your hands off my bushes.
That’s what some local residents near Dallas are hoping thieves will do.
There has been a spate of shrub-thefts in the area, according to the local television station, NBC5.
The news station reported that the main targets for thieves are flowers and shrubs found in front of homes.
The threat of losing their leafy greens has even caused some people to start chaining down their plants. One homeowner installed security cameras to help protect his yard.
SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — And you thought Simon Cowell from "American Idol" was a tough critic on budding musicians. Endelecia Maria Lovato, 18, of West Valley City was charged Wednesday with felony aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing a man with her nail file because he was singing too loudly on a city bus.
Jose Rivas, 23, was wearing headphones and singing out loud March 30, said police Capt. Tracy Tingey.
Rivas told officers she told him to "shut up," and they began arguing, Tingey said.
When they both got off the bus, Lovato allegedly pulled out a nail file and stabbed him in the shoulder.
The man was treated at the scene for minor injuries, and referred to his own doctor.
Tingey said the delay between the alleged incident and the charge being filed this week was first for investigation by department detectives, and then waiting for the district attorney's office to issue the warrant.
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — They've been evicted from their hotel penthouse for unseemly behavior toward other guests. A state Game and Fish officer on Wednesday removed five nestling Coopers hawks from a tall evergreen near the pool of the Best Western Rio Rancho Inn because their parents attacked guests in recent days.
The young birds will be raised by Wildlife Rescue at the Rio Grande Nature Center in nearby Albuquerque until they are old enough to be released, said game officer Robert Livingston.
"Now that the babies are gone, mom and dad will chill out and the guests and the birds will be safer," he said.
He got a taste of the parents' aggressiveness. As he lowered the nestlings to the ground in a 5-gallon bucket, the adult hawks dove and attacked him.
Hotel officials had hoped to let the hawks remain until the young birds were old enough to be on their own. But the adult hawks became increasingly aggressive toward guests, though no one was seriously hurt according to hotel general manager Manuel Mendoza.
"We had the area roped off with caution tape and warning signs were everywhere, but momma and daddy were just too aggressive," Mendoza said.
Last month, the aggressive feathered parents attacked two neighbors in separate incidents. Neither was seriously injured, but one described the attack as "very, very frightening."
Livingston said moving the nestlings was probably best for them.
"Originally, there were six nestlings, but one was pushed out of the nest and died on Saturday," he said. "When I got up there, I can tell you that nest was pretty crowded and there's no way all five birds would have lived to adulthood. This way, all five will be raised by Wildlife Rescue and released into the wild."
Compiled by Foxnews.com's Marla Lehner.
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