Thursday, July 12, 2012

More Weird News Stories

This week has plenty of oddities to take your mind off the economy, the elections and other more serious matters.

Gambling for Charity:  A gambler in England left his estate to a charity working to stamp out poverty.  Included in the estate was a bet that Roger Federer would win seven Wimbledons.  Payoff $168,000.

Coffee and Coffins.  A funeral home has opened a Starbucks inside the premises.  You can sip a lattee before or after the ceremony...maybe during as well.

The Secret Recipe:  A thief broke into the safe of a Houston hamburger restaurant.  No, he wasn't after money.  He took the company's secret hamburger recipe.  Come to think of it, I wrote a similar story in a book for Harlequin Temptation called The Great Chili Caper by Lorna Michaels.  Still available on Amazon.

There's an App for That:  Date not going well?  eHarmony offers a Bad Date App which will set off your IPhone.  Then you can "answer," plead an emergency and finish the dud date in record time.


Susan Flett Swiderski said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, neat, you like weird news stories, too! I mention several of them in my post tomorrow, but they're different from the ones you picked. (Lots of weird stuff to pick from, huh?)

LD Masterson said... [Reply to comment]

I remember reading quite a while back about funeral homes in California that added a drive thru viewing window. Seriously. I wonder if the Starbucks there would offer carryout?


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