One in Five People Suffer Some Kind of Injury on Vacation . . . Here are the Most Common Ones:
According to a new survey, about 20% of people have an accident, get sick, or suffer some kind of an injury on vacation.
It's because people push themselves to try new things on vacation . . . and whether that means eating stuff your stomach can't handle or trying something that's too physically challenging, it can lead to you getting sick or hurt.
Food poisoning is the most common way people get hurt on vacation. Car or bike accidents are second, and skiing accidents are third.
Want to Avoid Being Bitten by Bed Bugs? Just Go To Sleep Drunk:
In the study, a Ph.D. candidate from University of Nebraska-Lincoln found that the higher someone's blood-alcohol level was, the less likely they were to be bitten by bed bugs.
Bed bugs prefer non-alcoholic blood because it feeds them better. The bugs who sucked on sober people increased their mass by an average of 100% . . . bugs who sucked on drunk people only went up by 12.5%.
And the heavier they are, the more eggs they can lay. So it's not worth their time to suck your blood if you're filled with alcohol.
Best Western is Going to Start Cleaning Their Rooms Using a Black Light to Search For Nasty Stains:
Best Western International has announced that they're about to implement a more aggressive strategy for room cleaning.
They're going to start inspecting rooms . . . and, we hope, sheets . . . with "CSI"-style BLACK LIGHTS that can show them the nasty stains and other germs the eyes can't see.
Then, they're going to use UV sterilization wands on things like phones, bathroom fixtures, light switches, and other areas that don't normally get cleaned but can be the home of horrific bacteria.
By the end of the year the cleaning procedure will be rolled out in all Best Western hotels.
A Town in Pennsylvania Had a Traffic Jam . . . Because of a Bull and a Cow Getting-It-On in the Road:
On Friday morning, right in the middle of morning rush hour, two major rural routes in Rayburn, Pennsylvania were shut down because of a black cow and a red bull GETTING-IT-ON in the middle of an intersection.
There was already construction clogging up the roads, so the cow sex made it impossible for cars to get past.
Eventually cops got the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau involved. They got the animals to stop . . . MID-COITUS . . . and corralled them until their owner could come get them.
You can see in photos that neither of the participants looks particularly happy about being interrupted.
Two Criminals Try to Tunnel Out of Prison "Shawshank Redemption" Style . . . But Give Up After One Day and Turn Each Other In:
A few months back, 18-year-olds David Crossfield and Jordan Morgan were cellmates at Preston Prison in England. David was in for burglary, Jordan was in waiting for his trial on an arson charge. And they decided to ESCAPE.
Their plan was to channel "Shawshank Redemption" and tunnel their way out through a secret hole they would dig in the wall. So they used a drawer handle to start scraping through the brick wall of their cell, and hid the debris in a pair of pants.
Only they didn't exactly have the patience for this kind of a plan. In "Shawshank" it took TIM ROBBINS 19 years to tunnel out. These guys gave up in ONE DAY. After just 24 hours of digging they both gave up . . . and ratted each other out.
They were both busted for attempting to escape. David got two months tacked on to his current sentence . . . Jordan will do two more months in addition to whatever he gets on the arson charge.
Turns out that even if they hadn't quit, their genius plan would've failed . . . they didn't realize they were tunneling into an enclosed area still inside the prison, NOT the outside.
A Woman Buys Groceries With a Stolen Credit Card . . . But Uses Her Own Personal Club Discount Card:
Back on May 19th, 34-year-old Traci Wheeler of Walnut Creek, California stole a woman's purse from a pizza shop. Then she headed to a Safeway grocery store to use the woman's credit card to buy some groceries.
She paid for the groceries with the credit card . . . but even though she was buying them with someone else's money, she still couldn't resist getting the additional savings. And she used her OWN Safeway club card to get the discounts.
So when the cops were reviewing the stolen charges on the card, they found the one from Safeway. The store looked at the purchase and found Traci's name on the club card from the purchase. She's been arrested.
A 19-Year-Old Mother is Arrested for Drunkenly Leaving Her Baby in Her Car Seat on the Roof of the Car:
On Friday night, 19-year-old Catalina Clouser of Phoenix, Arizona was at a park with her boyfriend and her ONE-MONTH-OLD BABY, drinking beer and smoking marijuana.
They went to get more beer . . . but her boyfriend was pulled over for a DUI. The cops took him away, leaving her and the baby.
She went to a friend's house, smoked more marijuana, then decided to drive home.
As she was leaving, she put the baby ON THE ROOF of the car in his car seat. But apparently she FORGOT HE WAS THERE . . . because she drove off with the baby still on the roof.
The car seat and the baby FELL off the roof of the car. She didn't notice . . . and miraculously, he wasn't hurt.
Clouser didn't realize what she'd done until she got home. She drove back to look for her baby . . . as the cops were arriving after getting a call about an abandoned baby in the street.
She was arrested for aggravated DUI and child abuse . . . the baby is with child services.
A Fifth-Grader Got a Note Excusing Him For Missing School . . . From President Obama:
On Friday, President Obama was in the Midwest for several campaign events in Minneapolis and Chicago.
He started the day at the Honeywell factory in Minneapolis. One of the factory workers was a guy named Ryan Sullivan, and he brought his fifth-grade son Tyler to work with him to meet the president.
But it was a school day . . . so Tyler was able to go back to class the next day with the BEST excuse note EVER.
President Obama wrote it on official presidential stationery, and said, quote: "Mr. Ackerman, Please excuse Tyler . . . He was with me! Barack Obama."