Tuesday, July 21, 2009

In the news...

It has been far too long..here we go.

A New York man is suing Bumble Bee tuna for $100,000 claiming he found a bone in his tuna. The man said he choked on the bone for more than a minute, and although now 'fine', he said the incident has ended his love affair with the sandwich.

An Ohio man has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for mowing the grass of neglected park. The man was trying to save the town money and clean up an "eye sore" that the town had left unattended to.

8 of the 9 current Supreme Court Justices attended either Harvard or Yale. - Washington Post

About 60% of college students have a relationship they describe as "friends with benefits". - Men's Heath

American Teenagers sent and received an average of 2,272 text messages per month for the fourth quarter of 2008. Teens texted nearly 80 times a day, more than double the year prior. - New York Times.

Arkansas, Indiana, Nevada and Virginia do not allow drivers to smile for their license photos. The reason, facial recognition software has difficulty in matching smiley photos. - USA Today

A Virginia clinic offered free Botox injections to the unemployed saying "you will be perceived in a better light if you look good".

A Washington State high school Junior decided to light up a joint in class. He did so while debating the legalization of marijuana.

Two years ago, 47% of Harvard's graduates took jobs in finance or consulting. Only 20% of the class of 2009 will go this route, with the others going towards education or health care. - Wall St. Journal.

Of the 16.1 million Americans who served in World War II, 2.6 million are still alive. They are dying at a rate of about 300,000 a year. - Associated Press

Microsoft took six months to choose "Bing" for their new internet search engine. They worked with everyone from lawyers to linguists to come up with a word that was not obscene in any language. Business Week

Sales at Ice Cream Parlors are up 20% or more over last year. The comfort food seems to sooth folks in the tough times . San Francisco Chronicle.

Henry Allingham, the oldest man in the world. When asked for the secret of his long life, he always says: "cigarettes, whiskey and wild, wild women." *** Sadly Mr. Allingham passed away this past weekend***



At Tuesday, July 21, 2009 3:29:00 PM , Blogger Jenny G said...

How do you choke on a tune bone? How big could it possibly be?


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