Hannah's Headlines- 11/1/2017

Farmer Cruises For Women On A Tractor-It looks like a police department didn’t think one man’s tractor was sexy.

A farmer in County Donegal, Ireland is admitting to authorities that he drove his tractor around the center of the town of Derry "looking for women." A prosecutor says two motor officers saw 18-year-old Anthony Breslin driving a tractor around Derry late on the night of August 16th.

When police stopped him, Breslin's response was he was just driving around to see if any women were out. As he plowed ahead, Breslin admitted what he did was "stupid" and that he was using his tractor for social reasons rather than for agriculture. Source: Mirror

 

Unemployed Man’s Cardboard Sign Gets Him A Job

After spending six months sending out his resume and cover letter to different prospective employers, Nathan Campbell was frustrated his job search hadn’t landed one for him yet. The 22-year-old from Scotland says he either got no response or a negative one, so he decided to change tactics.

Campbell grabbed some cardboard and made a sign reading “Please give me a job!” That strategy might sound questionable, after standing on a street corner with his job sign for a half hour, he had five different business cards from interested folks. And by the end of the week, he landed a construction job.

“The whole sitting in the house and going through the same stuff every day drove me up the walls and I thought I had to do something,” Campbell explains. “Just making that one small move made a massive difference. I would definitely tell people to put themselves out there.”

Source: Good News Network


Judge Orders Man To Write 144 Nice Things About His Ex

Judge Rhonda Loo is getting creative with her criminal sentencing. In the case of Daren Young, who sent his ex-girlfriend 144 "nasty" texts and calls, Judge Loo has ordered him to now write down 144 compliments for his former flame. 

That's not all, though. The 30-year-old was given time served after spending 157 days in jail before sentencing. He was also handed down two years of probation, $24-hundred in fines and 200-hours of community service.

For what it's worth, Young says he won't reach harass his ex again and is planning on moving on with his life. 

Source: Hawaii News Now


You Can Turn Your Kid’s Halloween Candy Into Cash

Now that your kids have made their annual candy haul, what are you going to do with all those treats? You could always turn the leftover candy into some quick cash by taking it to one of the dentists, doctors, or other health care providers who will buy it from you by the pound, and it’s all for a good cause.

At Hoboken Smile Specialists, a dentist office in New Jersey, they’ll give kids a dollar for every pound of candy they bring in, up to five. “The candy buy back program can help children think about the concept of moderation, control, and generosity,” Dr. Radhika Kapoor explains about her office’s deal. “Starting at a young age instilling a sense of selection and sense of sharing is so important.”

After collecting the candy, the dentist office sends it to Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit that sends 200,000 care packages to military troops overseas. Other candy buy-back programs work in similar ways, all encouraging kids to part with the sugar to keep them and their mouths as healthy as possible.

Halloweencandybuyback.com was started by dentist Dr. Chris Kammer back in 2005 and they’ve partnered with close to 10,000 doctors’ offices in the U.S., which has led to an estimated 1.7-million pounds of candy being donated over the years. Check the website to find a dentist or doctor near you if you want to lighten your kid’s candy load.

Source: Moneyish


You Can Over Dose on Licorice

If you go overboard with black licorice, it could be the latter. That’s the Food and Drug Administration’s cautionary message as Americans shell out a monster-sized $2.7 billion on Halloween candy. Gorging on old-fashioned black licorice can spell serious health problems, including irregular heart rhythm, especially for fortysomethings. The culprit is the compound glycyrrhizin, a sweetening compound derived from licorice root. “Glycyrrhizin can cause potassium levels in the body to fall,” the FDA notes. “When that happens, some people experience abnormal heart rhythms, as well as high blood pressure, edema (swelling), lethargy, and congestive heart failure.”

  • If you could OD on any candy, which would it be?

Link: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/overdose-black-licorice-article-1.3601772


Student Fails Miserably in Dream of Eating 100 McChicken Sandwiches in 24 Hours

A Michigan State University senior tried his hand at a challenge posted on Snapchat last week – to eat 100 McDonald’s McChicken sandwiches in a 24-hour period, without vomiting. Derek Metcalf thought he’d give it a go since he’s already such a fan of the chicken sandwich.

The chemical engineering major started preparing for the eating marathon the weekend before by working out aggressively. He tried to burn as many calories as he could since 100 McChicken sandwiches – with shredded lettuce, mayonnaise, toasted bun and chicken patty – equals about 35,000 calories, or roughly 17 times the recommended amount of calories an average adult male should be consuming daily.

Metcalf started his experiment at 4:30 a.m. Monday, working his way through the ten sandwiches he had purchased the night before. The first four were easy, the Lansing State Journal reported. But Metcalf soon found his downfall.

“Too much mayo makes a man weak,” Metcalf said. “It was really hard to eat that amount of mayo.” Part of the challenge is to eat the McChicken sandwiches unadulterated, so Metcalf pressed on, mayonnaise and all.

After Metcalf was closing in on 20 McChickens, he started to lose steam. However, once Metcalf hit 24, he had to quit. Surprisingly, since the challenge, Metcalf hasn’t tired himself out of the crispy dollar menu staple.

“The day after I was grossed out, but today I could order one,” Metcalf said.

Link: http://nypost.com/2017/10/31/student-fails-miserably-in-dream


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