Friday, July 7, 2017

WEIRD NEWS

Forgive Me Snapchat For I Have Sinned

Here's the thing - if you do something stupid and illegal, don't use Snapchat as your confessional. In Myrtle Beach, SC, two 18-year-olds - Logan Brooke Larrimore and Farren Marie Lane, have been arrested and charges with third-degree burglary after police found Snapchat videos that showed the girls trespassing in the middle of the night at the Myrtle Waves Waterpark. The videos allegedly showed Larrimore and Lane enjoying themselves at the park about 4am Saturday. Police say Larrimore can be witnessed in one of the videos admitting to "jumping the fence" and stating that "we went down all the slides." The teens are also accused of stealing a couple of Italian Ices worth $8 bucks. Police were able to find the names of the girls though their Snapchat accounts and then tracked them down through DMV records. (WMBF)

It Started With Cupcakes...and Ended With Arrests!

Meanwhile, down in Florida, police had to arrest a pregnant woman and her brother following a cupcake fight! Yup - 24-year-old Latanya Daugherty and 30-year-old Eddie Yaddow were arguing about who should punish her child when Daugherty threw cupcakes at her brother. Yaddow then allegedly wiped cupcake frosting in his sister's hair and kicked her in the stomach. The siblings were arrested after police were called to the home, and Daugherty was charged with misdemeanor battery domestic violence. Yaddow was charged with felony aggravated battery. According to the Smoking Gun, police determined Yaddow's reaction to being hit with cupcakes "exceeded a reasonable response in self defense" because he knew his sister was four to six weeks pregnant when he kicked her in the stomach. (FOX 5)

Why Tupac Dumped Madonna - Because This is Important Dang It!

There's a lot of scary stuff going on in the world today - North Korea's nuclear weapons testing, Russia hacking elections, Syria - but at least we can rely on TMZ to keep it real and fill us in on what's really important. Thanks to a new report from the gossip network, we finally now know why Tupac dumped Madonna! Apparently he had plenty of time to reflect on the relationship while in jail in early 1995 and wrote a letter to Madonna explaining the reasons for their breakup. It really comes down to one thing - because she was white. According to TMZ, Tupac wrote: "For you to be seen with a black man wouldn't in any way jeopardize your career, if anything it would make you seem that much more open and exciting. But for me at least in my previous perception I felt due to my "image" I would be letting down half of the people who made me what I thought I was." Madonna didn't reveal until 2015 that she used to date Tupac, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996. In the letter, Tupac tells Madonna he never meant to hurt her, saying, "I must apologize to you because like you said I haven't been the kind of friend I know I am capable of being." He says he has "grown both spiritually and mentally" since their relationship. He also tells her he was hurt by an interview in which she said, "I'm off to rehabilitate all the rappers and basketball players." Auction site GottaHaveRockandRoll.com plans to auction the letter off later this month, with $100,000 as the starting bid. (TMZ)

Does South Carolina Really Understand the "Maximum Security" Concept?

Not quite sure South Carolina is understanding the concept of "maximum security." That's because police are now searching for an "extremely dangerous" inmate who has managed to break out of a maximum-security prison for the second time since he began serving a life sentence in 2004. Jimmy Causey, 46, has been missing from the Lieber Correctional Institution since around 2pm Wednesday. In his previous escape, he broke out of the Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia, SC in 2005 with convicted murderer Johnny Brewer by hiding in a trash truck. After three days on the run, they were recaptured at a motel 100 miles away on Interstate 95 when a pizza delivery driver recognized them and tipped off authorities. Residents near the Ridgeville, SC, prison have been urged to "remain vigilant, keep vehicles and homes secured" while the search continues. Causey, who first went to state prison for grand larceny in 1992, is serving a life sentence for kidnapping prominent Columbia attorney Jack Swerling and his wife and daughter. He held the lawyer - who had represented him in previous cases - at gunpoint and demanded money. During the trial, the court heard that Swerling had managed to get reduced sentences for Causey on two occasions in the 1990s, but Causey still held a grudge about having been sent to prison at all. (Post and Courier)

Some Things Are Just Meant to Be

Every now and then you'll hear a story that makes you believe some things are just meant to be. Like how Llia Apostolou once asked a complete stranger on Twitter to pretend to be her husband as a joke - and now, three years later has married him! Back in 2014 Lila posted: "Are you a man? Can I borrow you for a wedding next weekend? Bonus points if you can source a baby that I can pretend is mine too." Phil Gibson replied taking the bait, saying he was available "with a suit and everything." She replied: "See you at the altar." Phil replied, "It's a date! Just a date though, right?'" He didn't actually end up going with her to her sister's wedding, but Lila and Phil did agree to meet up for a drink that week. Writing on her blog, Llia described how she "tried to swat away the feeling that I was heading towards a moment that would change my life forever." But as it turns out, that feeling was totally right and now the happy couple are married. (Metro)

Got Spam?

Happy 80th birthday SPAM - the bizarre canned meat whose name is short for Spiced Ham! Hormel introduced Spam in July 1937 and believe it or not, American soldiers gobbled up more than 100 million pounds of it during WWII. Not to mention that a tableful of Monty Python Vikings once sang its praises. And while some of you may be cringing at the mere thought of SPAM, more than 8 billion cans of the pink loaf have been sold, and presumably eaten over the last eight decades. SPAM even sustained hungry Russian troops and former Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev once wrote: "Despite the many jokes, it tasted good, nonetheless." Civilians appreciated the low price and extended shelf-life, and didn't seem to mind the vague "kind-of-like-ham" taste. Ham is, thankfully, one of only six ingredients in SPAM that also includes a heck of a lot of salt. A regular can packs a mouth-puckering 4,696mg of sodium, plus 100 grams of fat, and 1,000-plus calories! Nevertheless, 44,000 cans of Spam are produced very hour. In Hawaii, Spam is "literally all around you," one chef tells NBC News. Another fan who serves "Spam sliders" from her food truck calls it the "perfect luncheon meat ... it's salty, a little sweet." (Newser)

What the What?

Kinda got some bad news. An enormous iceberg, about the size of Delaware, is about to break off from Antarctica and float off in the Weddell Sea, south of the tip of South America. Scientists have been expecting the break from the Larsen C ice shelf, monitoring the progress of a crack which extended to over 100 miles long in recent months. The latest update says only 3 remaining miles of ice continue to connect the impending iceberg to the larger shelf. Don't worry - this won't affect global sea levels, because the ice that has detached was already afloat in the ocean. But some scientists fear that it could hasten the destabilization of the larger Larsen C ice shelf. The iceberg itself will be enormous - one of the most massive ever seen from Antarctica. It will be over 600 feet thick and contain roughly 1 trillion tons of ice, over its 2,000-square foot mass! (Washington Post)

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