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Here are some interesting and amusing developments from the past week that aren’t exactly news but might make you smile.

1. Minnesota government shutdown costly to state and businesses

Maybe you’ve heard about Minnesota’s government shutting down as lawmakers bicker over the state’s budget. But among the victims is a restaurant called The Independent. “The restaurant’s liquor license expired just as a budget impasse in Minnesota put most state operations on hold,” CNN reports. “So both the state licensing bureau and the eatery had to shut their doors Friday.”

2. The best Chevrolet you aren’t allowed to buy is on sale

You can buy old police cars at auction, but you can’t buy new ones – because the cops don’t want the bad guys owning the same souped-up vehicles they drive. Except Chevrolet accidentally did just that. “General Motors won’t let dealers sell to civilians, though a couple lucky buyers got them before the General slammed shut an inadvertent loophole,” USA Today reports.

3. Marilyn Monroe dress is auctioned for $4.6 million

The most expensive dress in the world is now the one Marilyn Monroe could barely keep on. “The dress that flirted revealingly with a gust of New York subway air in The Seven Year Itch fetched $4.6 million at an auction,” USA Today reports.

4. Summer travel alert: Scammers target hotel guests

This summer’s award for scummiest scammers go to the lowlifes who called hotel guests in their rooms in the wee hours of the morning and said they were from the front desk and needed credit card information. “The pitch was basically the same: The guest’s credit card information had been lost and was needed right away,” MSNBC reports.

5. Netflix, Hulu find fresh TV shows in the U.K.

Hulu and Netflix are competing to offer new streaming content for their customers – so much so that they’re looking overseas and into the past. Ever see the seen the British sketch show “A Bit of Fry & Laurie” with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry? How about the 2003 political thriller “State of Play”? Netflix and Hulu have made international television more accessible than ever,” USA Today reports. “Japanese anime and Korean dramas are also thriving on Hulu.”

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