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Stupid mistake costs tourist $ 2.300

A COUPLE failed to play their cards right when they booked a dream trip to Las Vegas from the wrong Birmingham.

British pair Richella Heekin and Ben Marlow were devastated to be told their flights were departing from Birmingham, Alabama, instead of its West Midlands, UK namesake when they turned up at the airport ready for take off.

Are these the world’s ugliest statues? ‘Scary’ Lucille Ball, a naked man kicking a baby and a snake that looks like excrement are among the most…

Some statues around the world are so hideous or bizarre they have become tourist attractions in their own right People were so taken aback by a bronze statue of I Love Lucy actress Lucille Ball they named it ‘Scary Lucy’ London’s Fulham Football Club was mocked by rivals after a statue of Michael Jackson was unveiled in 1999 | 7 View comments They re meant to pay tribute to historical figures or delight visitors, but these statues are so hideous or bizarre they have become tourist attractions in their own right.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but the monuments are mocked for looking nothing like their namesake or being erected in the first place.

Such was the case in London when a 7.5-ft tall statue of pop star Michael Jackson was unveiled at Craven Cottage, the ground of Fulham Football Club, in 1999

Mickelson suffers hotel heartbreak

Published 20/07/2015 | 06:17 Ireland’s Paul Dunne could become the first amateur winner of the Open since 1930 An emotional Zach Johnson defeated Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a play-off for the Open to claim his second major title after Jordan Spieth agonisingly failed to keep his grand slam dream alive.

Spieth needed a birdie on the 18th hole at St Andrews to join Johnson and Leishman on 15 under par, but saw his approach spin back off the green into the Valley of Sin and narrowly missed the birdie attempt.

Share Go To Johnson had set the clubhouse target after a closing 66 that was matched 40 minutes later by Australian Leishman, whose total of 130 for the third and fourth rounds – he carded a flawless 64 on Sunday – equalled the lowest 36-hole total in major history.