The botched Willy Wonka event, briefly explained

Willy Wonka, a storybook character who’s known for the extraordinary treats he creates, was recently featured in an event that was anything but. In Glasgow, Scotland, families looking forward to an immersive event billed as “Willy’s Chocolate Experience” were met with what they described as an empty warehouse filled with lackluster decorations and few, if …

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Sonoma County animal shelters over-capacity with puppies, dogs

(KRON) — Sonoma County’s animal shelter is over-capacity with puppies and adult dogs that are in need of forever homes. County officials wrote, “The shelter’s 118 kennels are bursting at the seams with 180 dogs, including 46 puppies, and they are urgently asking the community to adopt or foster if they can. Shelter director Brian …

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Texas battles one of the largest wildfire in recent state history

Seven wildfires were raging in Texas, including one of the largest in recent state history, authorities said Wednesday, as properties were destroyed and multiple evacuation orders were issued, particularly in the north. Issued on: 29/02/2024 – 01:36 2 min The Smokehouse Creek Fire in Texas’ panhandle, a flat northern area known for its prairies and …

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Supreme Court sets April arguments over whether Trump can be prosecuted for election interference – Chico Enterprise-Record

By MARK SHERMAN (Associated Press) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to decide whether former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted on charges he interfered with the 2020 election and set a course for a quick resolution. The justices’ order maintains a hold on preparations for a trial focused on Trump’s efforts to overturn his election …

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10 best board games for adults and children alike

As a participant in multiple affiliate marketing programs, Localish will earn a commission for certain purchases. See full disclaimer below* Board games can be a great addition to any gathering with family and friends as they encourage friendly competition while building on quality time. Shop below for 10 games to play by yourself or with …

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The Willy Wonka Event Scandal, Uncovered

Children dressed up in Willy Wonka costumes and excited to enter what was advertised as a “full immersive experience… promising a day of pure imagination and wonder” were instead disappointed by a seemingly unprofessional event where they received no chocolate, leading outraged parents to demand refunds for their £35 ($44) tickets. “Willy’s Chocolate Experience,” which …

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Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett could save us from legalized machine guns

“Intuitively, I am entirely sympathetic to your argument,” Justice Amy Coney Barrett told Brian Fletcher, the Justice Department lawyer defending a ban on devices that convert ordinary semiautomatic weapons into much more deadly guns capable of firing very rapidly, during a Supreme Court argument Wednesday morning. That’s probably a good sign that Barrett, a conservative …

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Can conservative Latin American populists motivate the Hispanic vote? Republicans are counting on it – Monterey Herald

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON (Associated Press) OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — On a recent evening outside Washington, the president of Argentina had the eyes and ears of a conservative crowd that had gathered to listen to Donald Trump. In a raspy voice, Javier Milei called out, “Hola a todos,” or “Hello, everyone,” before introducing himself as …

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