Get it? Do you get it? “Pain” is bread in French. Get it?

An Australina man has been charged 55,000 British pounds (68,0000 dollars) for a single beer in a hotel in Manchester, UK.

Peter Lalor, a cricket writer from Australia, was staying at a branch of Malmaison in Manchester ahead of the fourth Ashes Test match when he went for a drink at the hotel bar where he ordered a bottle of Deuchars IPA. When he came to pay, it became apparent that something was wrong.

Writing on Twitter, Mr Lalor said: “I didn’t have my reading glasses when she presented me with a bill for the beer and when she had some problems with the machine I didn’t think much of it, but it was eventually resolved, I said I didn’t want a receipt and she went to leave.”

“Something, however, made me ask: ‘How much did I just pay for that beer?’ She checked, covered her mouth, started to giggle and refused to tell me, saying only there had been a mistake and she would fix it. She kept giggling, I told her it needed to be fixed and fixed right now. She ran to get her manager who took the situation far more seriously and went about attempting to arrange a refund. She told me somebody would be in contact.”

Nobody got in touch with him and he was unaware exactly how much had been taken from the account until he received a call from home. “The sum of 99,983.64 (68,000 US dollars) had been removed from our account. And, there’d been a transaction fee of 2,499.59 (Australian dollars) to add to the pain.

The transaction fee has been refunded but he still hasn’t had a refund for the 68,000 dollar bottle of beer.


Derek Simms, 47, from Blackpool, England was cooking dinner for himself and his wife when he suddenly looked at the chop frying in the pan and saw Queen’s lead singer staring him in the face.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” the 47-year-old engineer told the British news agency SWNS. “I’ve cooked a lot of things and lived a lot of years, but I’ve never seen my food resemble a celebrity before.”

“We looked at it for a minute or two but we were both hungry so I ended up eating it,” he said. “I’m a big fan. I never saw him live but I would have loved to.”

The resmblence is really uncanny . It’s a miracle! Is he the new messiah? Is Freddie talking to us from beyond the grave trying to tell us that we need to eat more pork chops?

And regretting it.