Monday, October 23, 2017

Spam

I've been to the Spam museum in Austin, MN, and have tried the canned meat but I'm not overly enthusiastic about eating it.  I've heard that there are people who just can't get enough of the stuff.  I don't understand that but each to their own.  In Hawaii Spam is very popular; so popular that it is stolen from stores and sold on the street.  One store owner says that Spam is now stolen more often than alcohol.  Source: Yahoo News

Fined For Singing

I would never think that singing along with a song in your car would get you a ticket, but that's what happened in Canada.  A man was singing along to his favorite song in his car when he was pulled over.  When the lights on the squad car started flashing, he thought that they just wanted him to move out of the way but it was him they were after.  He was given a ticket for "screaming" even though he tried to explain to the police that he was just singing along to a song.  Apparently screaming in your car is illegal in Quebec.  The man plans to fight the ticket.  Source: UPI

Drug Dog

A US couple tried to enter California with nearly 2 pounds of meth inside a toy stuffed dog.  That wasn't fooling a real dog who quickly noted the presence of narcotics.  The drugs and the car were impounded and the couple is now facing charges for the $6,000 worth of drugs found in their possession.  Source: UPI

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Halloween Decoration

A man in Ohio has been building halloween decorations for years and each year they get bigger and more elaborate.  This year he has built an AT-AT walker from Star Wars.  It's two stories high and has been attracting onlookers.  He started building in April and said that it was a weekend project.  Friends would come over on weekends and help build the pieces.  When they were all finished, the AT-AT was assembled.  Source: UPI

Living in the Woods

A British man ran away from home.  Yep, an adult can do it too.  He claims that after he got married, his wife nagged him way too much and he decided he couldn't take it anymore.  He lived in the woods for 10 years before being coaxed out by a non-profit group that gives a person a place to live and a job if they really need it.  A friend told him about the opportunity and he's now happy in his new home.  There's no word on what happened to his wife but he did contact his sister who thought he was dead.  Source: Fox News

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Loyal Friend

A german shepherd dog was rescued from the side of a busy highway in New Jersey.  Police had received calls about two dogs along the interstate and when they responded, they found a pit bull was already dead and the other one refusing to leave it's side.  They managed to lure the german shepherd into the patrol car and it was taken to an animal shelter.  Now, that's a real loyal friend!  Source: ABC 

Speed Trap

A man in Pennsylvania set up a fake speed trap near his home.  He used flashing dashboard lights in his vehicle to slow the traffic going by his house.  His complaints about the speeders got no results so he took matters into his own hands hoping that slowing the drivers would stop deer from being killed and stinking up the area.  He said that the tactic was working but he's the one who got the ticket.  He's being charged with impersonating a public servant and displaying improper lights.  Source: Yahoo News

Monday, October 9, 2017

Prepper Donates

Joseph Badame and his wife had been preppers since 1970.  They spent about a million dollars outfitting their basement with several kitchens, bathrooms, and a bomb shelter.  It was filled with survival manuals and enough food to feed 84 people for 4 months.  Unfortunately his wife suffered a massive stroke in 2005.  Joseph refinanced their home for a half-million dollars and used the money to care for his wife until her passing in 2013.  At that point he was broke.  He lost his wife, had no job, and his home was in foreclosure.  At the estate sale, he met a couple  that gave him a new purpose in his life.  He donated $100 to the couple who were raising money for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. But above and beyond that, he gave the couple his entire stockpile of 80 barrels of dried beans, rice, flour, sugar, pancake mixes, and more.  Source: Yahoo News

Want Your Pot?

Police are holding ten potted plants and want the owner to come pick them up at the police station.  Gainesville police tweeted a picture of the marijuana plants saying that the owner was welcome to come get them.  Think anyone will step forward?  Source: UPI

Slender Man

Slender Man made an appearance in Gresham, OR.  He was just strolling around town in his dark suit, white gloves, and white face mask.  Residents thought it was creepy and several calls were made to the police department.  They discovered that the actor was part of a local haunted house and there was no danger to the public.  Locals still said that it was an unnerving encounter.  Source: Fox News

Friday, October 6, 2017

News From the Future

A Wyoming man told police that he was from the year 2048 and he had come back to warn of aliens coming to earth and that we should all leave immediately.  Casper, WY, police arrested Bryant Johnson on suspicion of public intoxication.  He had a blood alcohol content of .136 and was slurring his speech.  The aliens are supposed to arrive in 2018.  Bryant was supposed to arrive that year as well but was sent back a year to early.  Won't we be surprised if this turns out to be true?  Source: Huffpost

Skilled Cook

A burglar who broke into a restaurant in New York also cooked himself a meal while he was there.  He was caught on security cameras using the kitchen like a pro.  After he was done eating, he washed the dishes and cleaned the area including the floor.  Both the manager and the owner were impressed with his skills.  Source: UPI

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Escaped Prisoners

Two women broke out of a prison on Monday and were found on Tuesday in an Escape Room.  That's a bit ironic.  They managed to escape prison by climbing over a fence and then were checking out the escape rooms the following day.  A police officer entered the business and asked it the inmates were there and then called for backup.  Escapees arrested in escape room...it just seems like karma.  Source: UPI

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Stolen Pork Roll Sandwich

A fight broke out over a stolen pork roll sandwich.
  It was so bad that police were called and when they arrived, they found a man with a swollen face.  He had been punched in the face for stealing the pork roll and the puncher was arrested.  Think beer may have been involvedSource: Yahoo News

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Mermaid Grounded

A mermaid has been banned from her local public pool.  Officials worry that because her feet and legs are bound tight by her costume, there could be an accident.  She loves swimming in her mermaid outfit and is now looking for a more accepting pool.  Source: Sky News

Granny's in Jail

You have to love your grandson so, so much if you are ok with being in jail for them.  A grandma in Martinsburg, WV, delivered drugs to her grandson while he was in jail.  The drugs were smuggled into the jail sealed in 22 straws.  She was busted and now is behind bars as well.  I love my kids and grandkids but never would I break the law for any of them.  Source: Yahoo News

Monday, October 2, 2017

Giant Spider

Traffic Scotland announced that a very large spider was hovering over the M8 Motorway.  They advised drivers to avoid the area and if they were already there, to run away..."run as fast as you can" they wrote on Twitter.  The tongue in cheek post came after a spider was seen on a traffic cam making it look like a giant arachnid was hovering over the roadway.  Twitter followers even got in on the fun with their responses.  The monstrous spider disappeared before any "real" damage was done.  Perhaps back to it's secret lair.  Source: UPI

Car Thief

A man in Japan tried to steal a car.  That in itself is a stupid thing to do but he tried to steal an unmarked police car with the police sitting inside.  That's going to be an interesting conversation in jail when the other inmates ask why he's there.  Source: UPI

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Dog's Tattoo

A dog was adopted from a shelter and it's new owner found a tattoo on the underside of the pooch.  The Texas man decided in solidarity for his dog, that he would get the same tattoo.  After he posted it on Facebook, he got several comments about the tattoo being a symbol for being neutered.  Vets do this so that other vets won't perform unnecessary surgeries.  The man says that he did some research and he knew what the symbol meant before he got the tattoo but has also said that he will be getting a tattoo of his dog's paw print to cover up the original tattoo.  Source: UPI

Arrested for DUI

A man in Connecticut was arrested for DUI.  That's not an unusual thing but what he was wearing makes this funny.  His shirt had printed on the front, "Beer + Beer = Shenanigans."  That's the shirt that will forever be in his mug shot.  At least it's truthful.  Source: Huffpost

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Couch Removal Goes Wrong

A couple moving men were trying to move a couch out of a 4th story apartment.  Their bright idea was to drop the couch off the balcony and have it land in the back of their truck.  That didn't go so well.  The couch bounces off a lower balcony and lands on the cab of the truck smashing the roof and shattering the windshield.  How do you explain that one to an insurance company?  I'm guessing they'll change their strategy on the next move...if they get to keep their jobs.  There's video!  Source: UPI

Baby on the Highway

A mother left her 1-month-old baby on the side of an Oklahoma interstate.  The baby was in a car seat along with $5500 and a birth certificate.  A church group was returning from a day at a theme park when they discovered the child.  Police have taken the baby to a hospital and he's doing fine.  They've also located the mother and are having her evaluated.  There's no word yet what possessed her to leave her child on the road.  Source: Yahoo News

Monday, September 25, 2017

Yoda in Picture

King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was photographed in 1945 signing the United Nations Charter in San Francisco.  It's a black and white photo and was used in a textbook.  The problem is that the photo included Yoda sitting next to the King.  The artist who created the picture has done many others where he inserts pop culture characters into historical photos but he doesn't know how it ended up in a textbook.  The books have been recalled and the Education Ministry has begun an investigation.  Source: UPI

Stolen RV

A man in western Washington state stole an RV from a parking lot of a sporting goods store.  He was caught on surveillance camera climbing into the RV and driving away.  What he didn't know was that there were 10 dogs in the RV.  Luckily police were able to reunite the owner with his RV and his dogs.  The thief only made it about 35 miles before be arrested.  Source: Yahoo News

Friday, September 22, 2017

Puppy Saved

The West Midlands Fire Service in Britain responded to kitchen fire where they found a puppy overcome by smoke.  They rushed it outside and luckily they carry oxygen kits for pet so they were able to use a tiny oxygen mask to get the pooch back on it's feet.  And it was all caught on a firefighter's body cam.  Source: UPI

Dead Body

Several people called 911 in Greene County, Tennessee, to report a dead body in a driveway.  Or rather half of a body and there were bloody handprints on the garage door where it had been cut in half.  The police responded with lights flashing and sirens blaring only to find a Halloween decoration.  They have urged people to stop calling and instead congratulate the homeowner on a very convincing Halloween display.  Source: Fox News

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Trump Masks

Two Italian men have been wearing Trump masks to rob cash machines.  They even painted their white car black just like in the movie "The Jackal." After dozens of robberies including one where closed circuit footage showed one of the robbers covering the camera and putting an explosive into a cash box, lighting the fuse, and then backing away before it explodes, they have finally been arrested.    Source: NBC News

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kids Driving

A hospital in San Diego has unveiled a new program to let kids drive themselves to the operating room.  The luxury cars are actually remotely controlled by a doctor or nurse.  The kids are more relaxed and having fun on their way to what could be a very stressful situation.   Source: Yahoo News

Runner Leaves Surprise in Neighborhood

A jogger in Colorado Springs has been leaving surprises along her route for about 7 weeks.  Dog walkers have to clean up after their pets go on lawns, this woman should have to do the same.  People have seen her leaving her droppings and police have asked for help from the public.  They want residents to take a picture of the woman so that she can be identified.  And what a moron...she's leaving DNA behind.  She will be caught.  Source: Yahoo News

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dumbbell

A man in Germany had to call firefighters to get his manhood out of a dumbbell.  He was stuck in the center hole of the weight and had to be cut out of it.  It took firefighters almost 3 hours to cut the dumbbell to pieces and free the man.  They posted a picture of the dumbbell remains on their facebook page and cautioned others not to imitate the man's actions.  Source: UPI

Flushing Money

I've heard of people wasting money on things and it's said that they are just flushing it down the toilet.  But in Geneva Switzerland, someone actually did flush money down some toilets.  About $100,000 worth of Euros were cut into pieces and flushed down toilets in a bank, a restaurant, and a couple other businesses nearby.  Why would anyone want to do that?  Source: NPR

Monday, September 18, 2017

Robber Runs Out of Gas

A robber entered a gas station in Indiana and claimed to have a gun.  He left with food, drinks, and cigarettes.  What he didn't get while he was there, was gas.  Down the road, he ran out and that's where police found him.  He's got plenty of time to think about what he did while he sits in jail.  Source: Yahoo News

Friday, September 15, 2017

Cat Raises Money for Homeless

If someone slips a dollar through the slot between glass doors at GuRuStu, a marketing firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma, they're not getting it back.  Sir Whines a Lot, the resident cat, claims the money and it's going for a good cause.  Somebody was playing with the cat and was using a dollar bill.  It caught on and other people were doing it too.  The owners decided to use the opportunity to raise money for a homeless shelter.  They now have a sign on the door that warns people about the money grabbing cat.  
But the idea is catching on and Stuart McDaniel, owner of the business, has already sent two checks to the shelter with a third on the way.  Sir Whines a Lot's nickname is now Cashnip Kitty.  Source: Yahoo News

Koi Pond

During Hurricane Irma several animals found themselves in unfamiliar territory.  The rising water allowed aquatic animals to leave their area and venture out into the world.  A backyard Koi pond was no exception.  The Koi escaped when their pond overflowed.  Monday morning a passenger in a car filmed two of the Koi swimming on the flooded road next to the car.  Luckily they were caught and returned to their home.  Source: UPI

Critter on a Wisconsin Road

Kenosha police got a call about a kangaroo wandering on a county road.  Not the usual critter seen on roads in Wisconsin.  The Sheriff's Department located the rogue kangaroo and brought it back to it's home without incident.  Source: UPI

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Cat Circus

The Amazing Acro-Cats is a troupe of cats that travels the country and performs tricks like riding a skateboard, playing musical instruments, and sometimes wandering into the audience.  Samantha Martin is the brains behind this unusual troupe of traveling performers.  She also helps save kittens from high-kill shelters.  The kittens live in a three story cat house on a bus until they are adopted.  Sometimes Samantha sees a talent and includes one of them in her performing group.   So far she has saved the lives of over 200 kittens.   Source: Huff Post

Grandpa Throws Guy Off His Roof

Police in a La Puenta, California, were having a standoff with a man who was jumping from roof to roof.  Willard Burgess, 83, was tired of the stranger being on his roof so he decided to take matters into his own hands.  He got a ladder from a neighbor and quickly climbed to the roof.  He then threw the stranger off of his roof where police were able to handcuff the suspect and take him to a hospital for an evaluation.  Don't mess with grandpa!  Source: Fox News

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A Great Catch

A dog catches a piece of carrot that was thrown from the second level of a house.  Olive, the dog, waited patiently on the ground for her owner Josh to throw the treat.  She easily caught it showing off her great talent.  Source: UPI

Taking the Bus

A man in Dublin, Ireland, was riding on a bus when he noticed a couple guys on inline skates hanging around the back of another bus.  He managed to get his phone and record one of the guys hitching a ride on the back.  His driver wasn't pleased and honked the horn at the unauthorized bus "rider."  That could've ended in a very bad way.  Source: UPI

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Arrested for a Swim

Aaron Hughes from Ruthin, Wales, is a lucky man.  He was in Las Vegas for a bachelor party but he didn't get lucky in a casino.  His group drove to the Hoover Dam and Aaron decided to swim across.  No one has ever made it.  The hydroelectric turbines cause such a swirling of water that swimmers get pulled under.  What makes Aaron lucky is that 9 of the 10 turbines were not working that day.  It was still difficult for him to make it across and waiting on the other side were the police to arrest him.  He got a ticket for "jumping, diving, swimming from dam's spillways or other structures."  He should pay that fine with a smile on his face because he's still alive to do it.  Source: Fox News

Monday, September 11, 2017

Stranded

Hurricane Irma sucked all the water out of a bay in Sarasota, FL.  Because of this, two manatees became stranded; and without help, they wouldn't survive.  They were too heavy to be lifted so people gave them water until they could be loaded onto tarps and moved to deeper water.  Source: Yahoo News

Animals in Jail

Ahead of Hurricane Irma, the Monroe County Jail in Florida moved all of the inmates to a safer facility.  With the jail empty, there was plenty of room to shelter animals from a nearby rescue farm.  It's not just people that need to be protected from the storm.  All over Florida, animals were moved to safer locations.  Source: Fox News

Friday, September 8, 2017

Woman on Hood

A man and  his wife were having an argument.  He wanted to leave and she wanted him to stay. The wife decided to jump on the hood of his car to prevent him from going.  He called her bluff and drove away with her still on the hood.  What were they thinking?  Source: UPI

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Large Duck

Can you go to jail for stealing a plastic ducky?  If you steal a large plastic duck from a business, the answer is yes.  A Dutch judge called fowl play on a man who stole and damaged a large duck from Gouda Duck Cafe in the Netherlands.  He's going to spend 8 weeks in jail for his antics.  Source: Yahoo News

Sharks

Seven live sharks and three dead ones were found in a basement in New York.  There was an above-ground pool in a residence in LaGrangeville NY.  Officers discovered the sharks after searching the residence.  All were transported to the Long Island Aquarium after blood samples were taken and they were tagged and measured.  Why would anyone want sharks as pets?  Source: Fox News

Beer Obsession

A man in California really wanted some beer.  The problem was that it was 2:00am and it's illegal to sell alcohol at that time.  He was so angry with the store clerk that he destroyed a banana display, broke windows, and caused a lot of damage before leaving the store.  That must've been one huge beer craving.  Source: Fox News

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Lucky Ducklings

A family of ducklings misjudged the water level and found themselves stuck under a ledge in a pool.  A man in Queensland, Australia got into the pool and lifted the ducklings out of the water so they could rejoin their mama.  The ducklings and their mother went on their merry way after being reunited.  Source: UPI

"It" Balloons

Police in a small Pennsylvania town have been finding "It" balloons tied to sewers.  Someone has a strange fascination with the Steven King story.  That would just be too freaky.  Source: UPI

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Dinosaurs Protest in Washington DC

What better way to protest the "extinction" of National Service Programs than for dinosaurs to show up in force?  The Service Year Alliance organized the demonstration in the US Capitol because of Trump's 2018 budget cuts.  The new budget would eliminate the Corporation for National and Community along with groups such as Americorps and Volunteers in Service to America.  Source: UPI