Hannah's Headlines- 9/17/2018

NATIONAL MONTE CRISTO DAY – NATIONAL APPLE DUMPLING DAY


‘Fortnite’ Is Destroying Marriages. What Video Game Is Driving A Wedge In Your Relationship?

“Fortnite” is causing some couples to say “Game over” in their marriages. UK-based website Divorce Online found that since January 2018, they received 200 divorce petitions blaming “Fortnite,” the addictive video game, for their split. “These numbers equate to roughly 5% of the 4,665 petitions we have handled since the beginning of the year,” a Divorce Online spokesperson wrote in a press release. “It is no surprise to us that more and more people are having relationship problems because of our digital addictions.”

  • Would you give up your favorite video game for your one, true love?
  • Have you ever had to tell a significant other it’s the video game or me? Which did he or she choose?


Uhhhh... Drinking Urine Is A Thing

For health and fitness coach Faith Canter, drinking urine can actually fix some of your ailments. Sound gross? Yeah, we thought so, too. Canter isn’t just applying some pee to a jellyfish sting. She’s ACTUALLY drinking the stuff. But how did the drinking urine thing even start?

Turns out, she had an extreme allergic reaction to a mosquito bite and ended up with a very swollen right eye. She tried several medical treatments but nothing worked. She decided to test out the urine theory, and sure enough, her reaction was gone within hours of downing some wee. What’s worse? She now drinks two glasses a day for the health benefits.

Sure, urine therapy – aka urophagia – is a thing from ancient cultures. But can you believe there are people who still swear by the practice today? And by the way – this isn’t widely accepted either. Seriously…what are these people thinking?

Source: Metro


Burglar threatens woman while armed with a potato

A man in California has been convicted of burglary after he broke into a woman's apartment and threatened her with a potato. 

James Best entered the victim's home last week after she allegedly had a fight with his girlfriend, CBS13 reports. When he forced his way inside, he threatened the victim with the vegetable, which strangely had her first initial carved into it.

Once arrested, Best told police that he used the potato to "increase his punching power."

Best has been sentenced to a year in jail and put on supervised probation. 


Writer of ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ Indicted for Murdering Husband

A self-published romance writer being held in her husband’s death has now been indicted on a murder charge.

Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced Friday that a grand jury had returned the indictment against 68-year-old Nancy Crampton Brophy, who was arrested last week in the June killing.

She’s accused of shooting her husband of 27 years, Daniel Brophy, at the Oregon Culinary Institute. Daniel Brophy was a well-liked instructor there. He was alone in a kitchen early on June 2 when he was killed, and there were no obvious suspects.

Crampton Brophy’s attorney, Jane Marie Claus, did not immediately return an email seeking comment Friday. She has previously declined to discuss the case.

Crampton Brophy once penned an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband.”

Link: https://nypost.com/2018/09/14/writer-of-how-


Britain’s Oldest Person Says Secret To Long Life Is Whiskey

Born in 1906, Grace Jones is the oldest person in Britain at 112 years old. Her secret? Apparently, whiskey.

Living through 26 prime ministers and both world wars, the mother-of-one says she never misses her nightcap – a splash of Famous Grouse single malt whiskey. “Whiskey is very good for you,” she explains. “I started having a nightly tot of it when I turned 50 so I’ve been having it every night for the last 60 years and I certainly have no intention of stopping now.”

Jones adds that her doctor even encourages the nightly ritual, and she swears by it. “My doctor said, ‘keep up with the whiskey Grace, it’s good for your heart,” she notes. “I still feel the same as I did when I was 60.”

Source: Mirror


Win A Year’s Supply Of Beer On This Scavenger Hunt

There’s a new contest for beer-loving hikers and the prize is a year’s supply of free beer from Busch. The beer maker has partnered with the National Forest Foundation to create an arboreal scavenger hunt that takes place from New York State to Alaska!

Here’s how it works: Busch has marked 10 trees in forests with special medallions. And the first person to find and collect all 10 medallions wins a year of free Busch beer. Since you’ll need some clues to find them, those will be posted on Busch’s social media starting next Tuesday, September 18th. Official rules and contest details will be available on their website today.

Source: Extra Crispy

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