Category Archives: Odd News

When do you call 911?

Contestant number one called 911 to report that a restaurant ran out of Lemonade

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Authorities said a man, 66, was arrested after calling 911 on Saturday to complain that a fast food restaurant ran out of lemonade. After a drive-through employee failed to respond to the man’s threat of contacting the police, the irate diner called 911, a police report alleges.

Only to be out done by contestant number two who called 911 because a clerk refused to sell him beer

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. – Authorities said a 40-year-old man was arrested for calling 911 to complain about a convenience store clerk. The man was charged with disorderly conduct and released on bond according to jail records.

Man calls 911 after eatery runs out of lemonade Man calls 911 after clerk refuses to sell beer

I never tried this hard to get to school!

I don’t think I ever tried this hard to go to school when I was a kid

WICOMICO CHURCH, Va. – A 6-year-old Virginia boy who missed his bus tried to drive to school in his family’s sedan — and crashed. His parents were charged with child endangerment. State police said the boy suffered only minor injuries and authorities drove him to school after he was evaluated at a local hospital for a bump on his head. He arrived shortly after lunch, Sgt. Tom Cunningham said. The boy, whose name wasn’t released, missed the bus, took the keys to his family’s 2005 Ford Taurus and drove nearly six miles toward school while his mother was asleep, police said.

6-year-old takes family car after missing bus While the six year old might have had good intentions, I am not sure about these geniuses.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. – Two Woonsocket High School boys did the right thing by trying to get to school on time. It was the way they got there that police had a problem with. Police told The Call of Woonsocket the boys ages 15 and 16 stole a car Tuesday morning in order to make it to school on time.

RI boys accused of stealing car to get to school

I wish they gave tests like this when I was in school

My kind of test, questions on the front, answers on the back!

The OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA) examination board admitted on Thursday that, because of a “printing error,” papers sent to schools had answers to questions on the back page.

 Every pupil’s dream: the exam with answers on back

I don't eat the dog food, and I don't drink the dish soap either

Carl via Jake was wondering about people eating dog food, and for some reason wanted my opinion, well, I don’t eat the dog food, and I don’t drink the dish soap either, but I found someone who did.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Two women were hospitalized after a New Zealand cafe mistakenly served dishwashing liquid as mulled wine, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Well apparently the first person drank it by mistake, the second person volunteered

She spat out the liquid when she experienced a burning sensation on her lips and mouth. Cafe worker Bethany Sim offered to test the drink and suffered a similar reaction.

  You can read the whole story here Cafe mistakes dishwashing liquid for wine

Think you have a tough boss?

It can’t be all that bad if they are allowing bathroom breaks…..

The manager distributed the bags to 25 male field technicians, telling them not to waste time leaving a job site to search for a public bathroom, the Rocky Mountain News reported Thursday.

 Union: Workers told to use urine bags

Who ya gonna call?

NEW YORK – Something strange going on in your neighborhood? You may want to give Brooklyn Ghost Investigations a call. For an hour, the group of self-proclaimed paranormal investigators offers to go to your house to help chase away whatever goes bump in the night.

A picture named M2 I don’t know I lived in Brooklyn for almost 30 years, I never saw any ghosts, according to the article they have one client.  NYC ghost investigators just a call away

This one is much closer to home

A few months back I found this story on GPS Navigation, today I spotted this one, which is about 10 miles from my house

SECAUCUS, N.J. – Modern technology is steering some drivers the wrong way in northern New Jersey. Truck drivers using GPS devices and online directions to reach an industrial section of Secaucus are reaching only a road block on Fifth Street. The electronic maps don’t show a gate that separates the residential and industrial areas. It’s only open for a couple hours weekdays.

I don’t currently own a GPS, but I have been thinking about one for a while now, especially after last week when I spent twenty minutes figuring out how to get to my destination which I could see, but was on the other side of a highway.  They are obviously not perfect, but will probably help 99% of the time,  GPS sends drivers to road block

No really it was my homework!

It all started as a simple school assignment

Students in a University of Michigan biology project had been assigned to grow herbs, vegetables, annuals and perennials.


The Ann Arbor News reports 11 small green plants believed to be marijuana were seized from a greenhouse in the school’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens

 That’s not what’s meant by extra credit

Six year old attempts a drive to Applebee's, Three year old joy riding

Two stories today about little kids taking to the roads.  First six year old Josh Barber really wanted Applebee’s chicken nuggets so tried to drive himself there to get some.  To his credit he was very concerned about safety, even moved his car seat up to the drivers seat

After taking the car keys, he unlocked the car, moved his child seat to the driver’s seat so he could see better and tried to drive off.

but the plan did not work out too well

But, unable to take the car out of reverse, he backed up 75 feet from her house into a transformer, knocking out electricity and phone service to dozens of townhouses in this suburb north of Denver.

Next up was three year old Jordan Will and his unnamed two year old passenger who took to the roads in his battery powered car .  They made it several blocks from the house before the police managed to pull them over, but apparently not ticket was issues as they had obeyed all the traffic signs.

He even obeyed the signs, so that was good. He stopped at the red light and got on the cross walk,” said neighbor Jaci Bauer.

Jordan had a perfectly good explanation for where they went

He just said, ‘We went for a ride, daddy,’

but it looks like his days of cruising around the neighborhood are over for now.

All Jordan can do now is sit in the little car. His father has taken away the keys and removed the battery.

My four year old has just recently learned how to operate the garage door openers, and unlock the door from the house in to the garage, maybe it is time to start rethinking where I keep my car keys.

New road sign – Don't trust satellite navigation

One more road sign to study for the drivers test. “The first official road signs to warn drivers about the dangers of trusting their satellite navigation devices (satnavs) were introduced on Tuesday in a Welsh village.” A picture named M2 “The four signs have been introduced around one particular black spot in the village, where the electronic devices direct truck drivers to a shortcut between the main M4 motorway and Cardiff airport.” More >