Friday, April 27, 2018

.5K Race

Registration for a .5K race in a small Texas town has already filled.  Organizers had set May 4 as the deadline to register but it quickly filled and they are apologizing on their website to those that can't sign up saying that they are already looking into ways to increase the number of participants next year.  The run is aimed at "underachievers" and will last about 10 minutes.  A beer is promised at the beginning and a sticker at the end along with a doughnut and coffee break in the middle.  Now, that's my kind of race!  Source: UPI

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Wedding Meal

A newly married couple decided to treat their guests to a meal from McDonald's.  300 cheeseburgers were brought to surprised guests.  A traditional meal was served earlier in the evening.  The couple's love of fast food prompted the late night snack.  Their wedding planner suggested the treat and sent workers at the venue to the restaurant in a van to bring the food back for guests.  Now that's my kind of wedding reception.  Source: UPI

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A Dog and a Goat

It happened in Minnesota on Highway 61 near Hastings.  Motorists spotted a dog and a goat walking together alongside the road.  They managed to keep the two animals safe until an officer arrived.  The animals were transported to an animal shelter.  Only in Minnesota can a dog and a goat be friends and then get busted for walking near the highway lol.  I'm hoping they either found their home or got a new one where they can stay together.  Source: UPI

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Ride a Harley

The Harley Davidson Company has announced that they are looking for interns.  The company will teach interns to ride, give them a bike, and let them travel for 12 weeks.  When it's all done, the person will be able to keep the bike and all they have to do along the way is post about it on social media.  What an amazing adventure.  Source: UPI

Monday, April 23, 2018

Baby Human?

A woman on Facebook congratulated her friend for giving birth after seeing pictures of the "baby."  But it wasn't a human baby at all.  It was a baby wombat found on the road after it's family had been killed by a motorist.  What followed was a very awkward apology.  The lesson here is to look closely at the pictures before commenting.  Source: Mirror

Friday, April 20, 2018

Ocean Clean-Up

A machine has been created that will hopefully clean up the Pacific Garbage Patch.  It's a tube that will collect the garbage and bring back debris every month so that it can be recycled.  The plan is to have it all cleaned up within 5 years.  It will be towed to the patch this summer.  It will be nice if it truly can do the job.  Source: Fast Company

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tarantula Burger

Would you eat a tarantula burger?  There's a restaurant in North Carolina that makes burgers with exotic meats in April of every year.  They've used iguana, camel, alligator, python, turtle, and various insects.  This year it was a crunchy, full-grown, oven-roasted tarantula on top of a burger.  Not my idea of a good burger but each to their own.  Source: Yahoo News