WTF Fun Fact 12679 – OutHorse Your E-Mail

Visit Iceland recently got a weird idea. They’ve launched an out-of-office email service called OutHorse Your Email” so you can outsource to a horse.

So, apparently, you can get a horse to write your OOO emails.

This was all brought about by a survey that found that 55% of vacationers check their email at least once and 60% said their bosses expected a response. (Of course, we’re not sure how bosses respond to horse emails, but that’s a survey for the future.)

Check this out:

It seems like a joke, right? Well, there’s a website and all you need to do is select a horse and put in your email information to generate your email.

According to IFL Science:

“The huge typing platform is then placed outside with the stunning backdrop of Iceland to complement the tip-tapping of typing horses writing the OOO emails of lazy humans. You can get your own emails written via the Visit Iceland website where Litla Stjarna Star from Hvítárholt, Hrímnir from Hvammi and Hekla from Þorkellshó are waiting to assist you.”

We’re sure your boss will be pleased. –  WTF fun fact

Source: “In Iceland, Horses Will Write Your “Out Of Office” Emails For You” — IFL Science

WTF Fun Fact #12392 – Almost Missing Millions

55-year old Laura Spears, from Oakland County, Michigan bought a Mega Millions lottery ticket on the Michigan Lottery website. The drawing took place on December 31, 20201and it turned out she was a winner. The Michigan lottery tracked her down and sent her an email, but it went straight to her spam folder.

She didn’t think much about the lottery until she checked her spam folder in January and found an email telling her about her prize. Her ticket had 5 matching numbers, earning her a $1 million payday. But it turns out she also paid for a “Megaplier,” an extra that boosted her total winning to $3 million!

“I saw an ad on Facebook that the Mega Millions jackpot was getting pretty high, so I got on my account and bought a ticket,” Spears told Michigan Lottery officials. “A few days later, I was looking for a missing email from someone, so I checked the spam folder in my email account.”

“That’s when I saw an email from the Lottery saying I had won a prize. I couldn’t believe what I was reading, so I logged in to my Lottery account to confirm the message in the email. It’s all still so shocking to me that I really won $3 million!”

Her plans are to retire early and share the money with her family.

Now, excuse us while we go check our spam folder!

– WTF Fun Facts

Source: No Spam Here: Oakland County Woman Wins $3 Million Mega Millions Prize — Michigan Lottery Connect