Hannah's Headlines- 9/27/2018


Now You Can Exercise While You Drive

You may not find the time to work out around your work schedule, but now you could be burning 600 calories per hour during your commute. A new startup has created an innovative new car that will have you working up a sweat while you’re on the go. It’s called the “FitCar PPV” (Hint: the “PPV” stands for “Pedal Powered Vehicle”).

Developed by Nasser Al Shawaf and the Dutch engineering company BPO, the PPV is an inventive upgrade of an Audi A4 Avant. The difference is, this car’s “pedals” are a little more literal – as in, they’re quite literally a pair of bicycle pedals. The pedaling generates an electronic pulse to activate the accelerator, while the brakes have been replaced completely with a handbrake on the steering column. See it in action to the right.

The car drives in three straightforward modes: “Drive Fast,” “Drive Slow,” and “No Drive.” Although it’s patented internationally, the car is still waiting for the green light to be sold… in the Netherlands that is. So, it’ll probably be a minute until you can your hands one of these “Flintstones”-esque rides.

Source: NY Post

How A Millionaire From Wichita Falls Accidentally Married His Granddaughter

Just three months into their marriage, a Texas couple got the surprise of their lives after discovering that the bride was the groom’s biological granddaughter.

The Wichita Falls couple – who have requested to remain anonymous – came to the startling discovery while looking through the 68-year-old’s photo albums, which included pictures of his first wife and their children. His 24-year-old wife instantly recognized one of the children as her estranged father, who she says kicked her out of the house when she was a teenager after she’d accidentally gotten pregnant.

As the husband explained, he and his first wife had gone through a terrible split, and when she left him, she took their kids with her and moved to an undisclosed location. Despite his efforts to find them, he was never able to, and eventually, he got remarried and started a new family with his second wife. However, that marriage also ended messily – but in a stroke of luck two years later, the 68-year-old ended up winning “several million dollars” in the lottery.

He soon decided he was ready for love again, and after signing up for a dating website, he came across his future wife’s profile. “I just felt strange when I saw her photos,” the man said. “It was like a sense of déjà vu, but at the time I couldn’t figure out why she seemed so familiar.”

Despite finally figuring it out, however, the couple have decided to stay together, and have no plans of getting divorced. “If we’d never found out, we would’ve lived our lives happily together, and us being related shouldn’t change that,” the 68-year-old said.

Link: http://c5news.com/how-a-millionaire-from-wichita

Hasbro Is Releasing Parody Versions of Its Popular Board Games

If game night has gotten boring to you, get ready to shake things up. Hasbro is coming out with a new collection of board games that are parodies of some of their well-known classics, like Sorry and The Game of Life. There are five new games in the line and they’ll hit the shelf at Target on October 1st. Here are a few you can look forward to playing soon.

  • Clue: What Happened Last Night? Lost In Vegas Parody Edition - The toy company has turned the classic game of our youth and turned Clue into an adult party game where seven adults reunite for fun in Vegas, but have a little too much fun. It’s basically “The Hangover” in a board game.
  • Game of Life: Quarter Life Crisis Parody Edition - In this twist on the old school game, players still move around the board earning and losing money, but they also face modern dilemmas like dropping the phone in the toilet or calling in sick to binge-watch TV, all while trying to escape their debt.
  • Mystery Date: Catfished Parody Edition - This take on dating in the digital age brings the classic Mystery Date game to the present. Players pick, swap, and collect the hilarious Trait and Action cards, and wade through weirdos in their search for love in the world of online dating.
  • Botched Operation Parody Edition - Players are still using tweezers to remove body parts from Cavity Sam, but this time they do it while performing a stunt shown on the Challenge Card.
  • Sorry! Not Sorry! Parody Edition - In this adult version of the game, players race around the board and can sabotage their friends, steal their pawns, and use the Not Sorry! Cards to reveal their wildest “have you ever” secrets.

Source: PopSugar

Naked Jehovah’s Witnesses Kidnap Neighbors: Three Jehovah’s Witnesses reportedly fled their home naked and kidnapped their neighbors… but they actually thought they were doing them a favor. According to court documents, they thought the apocalypse was coming, so they were trying to “save” their poor neighbors, a family of three including a six-week-old boy. The three kidnappers pleaded guilty to unlawful confinement and one of them to dangerous driving.

Consumers Share Their Thoughts On The Most Overpriced Items

These days a lot of us get sticker shock when we look at our bills. So many things seem to cost more than they probably should, and a lot of us are just sick of it.

Well, a new poll asked consumers to share the items they consider to be the most overpriced, and concert tickets topped the list. While going to see your favorite band or artists may be fun, 69% of people saying those tickets cost just way too much. Not far behind on the overpriced list is college tuition and healthcare, which 60% of Americans find to be way too expensive.

Top Ten Most Overpriced Items

1. Concert tickets (69%)

2. College Tuition (60%

3. Health insurance (60%)

4. Movie theater popcorn (58%)

5. Gas (58%)

6. Sport game tickets (58%)

7. Car repairs (57%)

8. Movie ticket (55%)

9. Cigarettes (53%)

10. Car insurance (52%) 

Source: Yahoo Finance

Remember Waterbeds? Who Still Has a Waterbed?

In the 80’s my father had a waterbed and it was so cool. My friend’s use to love to come over his house and jump on it. It was so cheesy.

Well it sounds like waterbeds are making a comeback according to inventor Charles Hall and City Furniture CEO Keith Koenig. In the City Furniture showroom in Tamarac, a sign promises Afloat mattresses are “not your parents’ waterbed.” Koenig flops onto one, describing how it contours to his physique while also fitting into standard bedding and stylish bed frames. He’s not selling nostalgia, and he doesn’t bring up waterbeds’ notorious reputation until he’s asked point-blank about it. “We’re not selling better sex. We’re selling better sleep, more comfortable sleep, temperature control,” Koenig said.”

  • Did you ever have sex on a waterbed? Was it a comfortable sleep afterwards?

Link: https://nypost.com/2018/09/25/waterbeds-are-for-sleeping

Fans Duped By Fake Celebrity Accounts

If you ever find yourself getting a message on social media from one of your favorite celebrities, be warned – it's probably an imposter. According to reports, Fans are being scammed out of tons of their hard-earned cash by fake celebrity accounts.

One Bruce Springsteen fan says that she was convinced by someone she thought to be Bruce and shelled out more than $11-thousand between gift cards and transfers… and she’s definitely not alone. Another fan of country star Kenny Chesney was conned into forking over $10-grand. Someone purporting to be "Dancing with the Stars" champ Derek Hough even tried to get a fan to "donate to an orphanage in support of me." She didn't.

Now, celebrities, and companies like Western Union and MoneyGram, have started people about the “Fan Scams.” Just to be safe, make sure you see a verification badge, usually a blue check mark, next to the person’s name if you’re ever contacted by a celebrity.

  • It’s not just fake celebrities getting into victims’ wallets, either. Federal Trade Commission officials say that all kinds of “imposter scams” have cost more than 350,000 people $328 million last year. Unfortunately, these frauds are a little hard to track down since they’re usually based abroad.

Source: CBS Chicago



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