Hannah's Headlines- 4/18/2018

World’s Largest Cinnamon Roll Wins Weighs In At 1,149 Pounds

A bakery in Oregon has created the largest cinnamon bun in the world, setting the Guinness World Record with a confection weighing an impressive 1,149-pounds! Wolferman’s gourmet bakery created the nine-foot mega cinnamon roll at the Harry & David Corporate Campus in Medford, but if someone unraveled the dough, it’d be as long as the Seattle Space Needle is tall!

Bakers used a custom-made 6-by-9-foot stainless steel pan to cook this big boy with more than 800-pounds of dough. And where do you bake a pan that large? The engineering and mechanics team came built the 1,400-pound pan mounted powerful propane burners underneath to cook it.

Slices of the world’s largest cinnamon roll were sold over the weekend at the Pear Blossom Festival in Medford, but if you missed out, don’t worry - you can still get in on the action. To celebrate their new Guinness World Record, Wolferman’s is selling a limited-edition five-pound version of their colossal confection for $50. But it’s made with 80-ounces of dough, so it’s big enough to feed eight.

Source: The Daily Meal


Trump Moves To Wipe Out Student Debt For Disabled Vets - The Trump administration is moving to help cancel student loan debts for thousands of disabled veterans.

The Department of Education and the Department of Veterans Affairs announced this week they'll work to identify disabled student loan borrowers who are eligible to have their debts forgiven. Veterans will be notified by mail and get applications for discharge of the debts.

Veterans advocacy groups say the outreach is important because many disabled vets don't know they can be eligible to have their student loan debts forgiven. There are tens of thousands who are eligible for the program. Source: CNBC


IRS Online Filing Service Experienced Technical Difficulties Yesterday

 The IRS is giving taxpayers an extra day to file their taxes – but not because they’re feeling generous. Rather, it’s due to "technical difficulties" on its website yesterday. In other words, if you haven’t filed…you’ve got until tonight at midnight to make it happe.

Even better? Taxpayers don't need to do anything to get the extra day. But if you do need extra time, the IRS is encouraging you to file for an extension as soon as possible. As in, by tonight at midnight.

Source: IRS


NATIONAL LINEMAN APPRECIATION DAY – NATIONAL ANIMAL CRACKERS DAY – NATIONAL COLUMNISTS’ DAY


The Worst Times Folks Have Run Out Of Toilet Paper

Let’s face it, when you got to go, you got to go, and nothing is going to stop you, including a lack of toilet paper. Most people have had the experience of sitting on the toilet to do their business only to realize too late there’s no paper on the roll, and now some of folks are sharing that experience.

A new thread on the anonymous Whisper app has folks revealing the worst times they’ve run out of toilet paper, and how they solved their problem, and it’s bound to make most people cringe, even though they’ve probably been there themselves.

Toilet paper confessions include:

  • “One time I ran out of toilet paper so I had to use the dollar bill I had with me. RIP money.”
  • “One time I was at a restaurant, I ran out of toilet paper and crawled to the next stall to get some.”
  • “One time I ran out of toilet paper so I took my grandma’s shirt out of the laundry and used that.”
  • “One time we ran out of toilet paper and I used a Clorox wipe…Let’s just say never again. It burned like hell!”
  • “One time I was at a friend’s house and ran out of toilet paper. I had to use my socks and throw them away.”
  • “One time I ran out of toilet paper in the school’s bathroom and ran to another stall with my pants down.”
  • “One time when my grandparents were taking care of me and my sister, the bathroom ran out of toilet paper so we knocked on their bedroom door only to realize they were having sex.”
  • “One time I ran out of toilet paper in the school’s bathroom so I used my hand.”
  • “One time instead of toilet paper I used tissues I found in the garbage because the toilet paper ran out.”
  • “One time we ran out of toilet paper in my house and I live in a house full of guys so I had to text my dad to go to a store and buy more toilet paper for me.”

Source: Whisper


Yale Is Letting Anyone Take Its Most Popular Class Ever For Free

Students have been taking classes at Yale University for 316 years, but one class reigns supreme as their most popular: their course on happiness. Nearly a quarter of the student body signed up for “Psych 157: Psychology and the Good Life” the first year it was offered and now the Ivy League school is going to let the rest of us get in on the learning - for free!

The class was so popular, Yale has decided to teach it online for free and anyone can sign up. The modified 6-week class is called “The Science of Well-Being” and it’s being taught by psychology and cognitive science professor Laurie Santos on Coursera, a free online college education platform.

“The hope is that this isn’t gonna be an ordinary class or lecture series,” Santos says in the introduction video. “This is the kind of thing that we hope will change your life in a real way.”

Source: Good News Network


Sonogram Nail Art Pregnancy Announcements Are A Thing

We’re used to moms-to-be using sonogram photos to announce their pregnancies, like giving future grandparents a framed pic, or posting their baby sonograms on social media. But there’s a trendy new way to tell the world you’re having a baby using those sweet black and white images of the little one - by putting them on your nails.

That’s right, people are getting sonogram manicures as pregnancy announcements. Beautician Sarah Clarke in the UK started the trend with one customer and it’s really been taking off. So many people are interested in getting Clarke’s “baby scan nails” that she’s booked weeks in advance and can’t handle all the requests for appointments.

But being the clever businesswoman that she is, Clarke found a cool way to serve even more pregnant moms who want her sonogram nails. In a Facebook post, she explains the because of the high demand, she’s going to offer the sonogram nail art on a tip for other nail techs to apply. That way the mama-to-be doesn’t have to wait for an appointment with Clarke.

You just send in your photo and she’ll sell you the sonogram nail art tip and your regular nail person can put it on. And if you happen to want to hold on to that nail with your baby’s blurry grey image on it, they have you covered. The post explains, “The nail will be sent in a presentation box so you can keep the tip as a keepsake, as many people have already asked for.”

Source: The Stir


Parents Refuse To Tell People Child’s Gender

We get not wanting your kids to conform to certain gender norms, like say only boys playing with trucks, and only girls playing with Barbies, but one family is taking the extra step to keep things in their life gender neutral. 

Kyl and Brent Myer believe in the Gender Creative Parenting movement and are raising their child Zoomer in a gender-neutral environment. But they aren’t stopping there. The parents also refuse to tell people whether little Zoomer is a boy or a girl, and refer to the kid as a “theyby.”

They also only refer to Zoomer with gender neutral pronouns, with only immediate family actually knowing Zoomer’s gender, with the parents noting they, “don’t disclose their sex to people who don’t need to know.” “The sex does not tell us anything about the child’s personality, temperament, favorite color, dietary preferences, sense of humor, attitudes toward climate change, or any of their other unique traits,” Kyl explains. “Just like the fact they have two arms doesn’t tell us anything else about them, except they have two arms.” 

  • For the record, Kyl does expect Zoomer to pick a gender by the time they’re “three or four,” adding, “We simply don’t believe that is our decision to make on their behalf. By not revealing their sex, and by treating them in a gender creative way, Z will have the freedom to explore and create their own identity, outside of the restrictions and expectations of traditional gender norms." 

Source: New York Post


Starbucks To Close All Stores For Racial Bias Education

Starbucks will be closing more than eight thousand company-owned stores in the afternoon on May 29th for “racial-bias education.” The training is meant to prevent discrimination to make sure everyone feels safe and welcome.

Of course, this stems from the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia store that sparked nationwide backlash. According to company officials, nearly 175 thousand Starbucks employees will learn about implicit bias, promoting conscious inclusion and preventing discrimination.

The training will also become a part of the Starbucks hiring process and will be available for other companies to use.

  • Meanwhile…Californian Brandon Ward says he asked for the bathroom code at the store in Torrance back in January, but an employee told him he had to buy something first. Moments later, Ward says he saw a white man get the code without buying anything. Ward then confronted the employee and was escorted out by a security guard. Ward posted a video of the altercation, but it didn't gain any traction until two black men were recently arrested at the Philadelphia Starbucks. The Starbucks CEO has apologized to the men in Philly, but has not commented on Ward's

Source: CNNMoney

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