Hannah's Headlines- 11/28/2018


Woman Sues Police After Being Jailed Over Cotton Candy Confused For Meth

Dasha Fincher served three months in jail after being accused of trafficking drugs. But it turns out the blue substance police thought was meth was actually just cotton candy. Now, she’s suing the two officers from the Monroe County police department in Georgia who originally pulled her over and reported the “substance.” She says that during her stint in prison she missed out on the birth of her two grandsons, as well as being with her daughter who suffered a miscarriage.

Stupid News - How Long Does It Take To Poop A Lego?

Pediatricians in the UK have finally answered one of life’s grand riddles: Just how long would it take for a Lego toy accidentally swallowed by someone to gracefully make its way back out? 

The answer comes courtesy of a recent study published last week in “The Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health.” The six authors of the study all volunteered themselves to ingest the head of a typical Lego figurine (and even made a video showing their moment of truth). Then they just waited for the inevitable, meticulously checking their poop after every go-around to the porcelain throne. Various search and retrieval methods were used, from placing their poop in a bag and squishing the contents in hopes of finding a Lego-shaped hunk of plastic to sifting through poop with chopsticks.

On average, the authors reported, it took 1.71 days for the Lego poop to finally emerge, at least for those who actually found it. One of the doctors never spotted their toy, meaning they either just missed it or that the head might have gotten stuck somewhere along the gut, destined to come out at some other inopportune time or just languish in the body for years to come.

  • Topic: What weird thing did you eat? How long did it take for you to poop it out?



Starbucks Adds Juniper Latte To Seasonal Menu, Brings Back Starbucks For Life Contesta

As we previously told you, Starbucks got into the holiday spirit earlier this month, introducing a few new holiday drinks as well as their annual holiday cups. Well, now they’ve added one more holiday drink to get folks in the festive mood.

The coffee chain just added the Juniper Latte to its seasonal lineup, which features their “signature espresso and steamed milk infused with juniper syrup and capped with velvety foam and a dusting of pine-citrus sugar.” It is available for a limited time, while supplies last. It joins already introduced seasonal beverages including the Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Gingerbread Latte and Eggnog Latte.

  • But that’s not the only treat Starbucks has lined up for customers this season. The chain just brought back their Starbucks For Life contest, where members of their loyalty program can enter for a chance to win one of five prizes, with the grand prize being free drinks daily for 30 years, which is worth over $56,000. Smaller prizes include daily free drinks for a year, six months, three months and a month. Click here for more info. 

Source: Starbucks

Rockefeller Tree Lighting is tonight

 The tree has been a holiday staple in Rockefeller Center in NYC every year since 1931. The tree is 72 feet tall and weighs 12 tons. The tree lighting will be broadcast nationally on NBC from 7 pm. performances from a star-fueled lineup, including:

Source: https://www.today.com/popculture/rockefeller-tree-lighting-2018-how-watch-who-performing-more-t143898

South Koreans Are Sending Themselves To Fake Prison

South Korea is known for having a strict and stressful culture around academic and work life. So much so that for some citizens, prison sounds like a better deal. That’s why Noh Ji-Hyang co-founded a 24-hour fake prison in Hongcheon back in 2013. For their customers, the simulated incarceration experience actually gives them a sense of freedom.

Since opening, they’ve hosted more than 2,000 overworked employees and students looking to escape their everyday life. For $90, they can stay in the fake prison for 24 hours, isolated from all types of communication including phones and clocks – and there’s even a ban on mirrors, too. In their “cell,” they’re fed through a door hatch, wear prison jumpsuits, and have access to a yoga mat, diary and panic button.

Ji-Hyang explains that she was inspired to start the fake prison by her husband, who’s job as a prosecutor had him working up to 100 hours a week. “At first people say it would be stuffy to be in a prison cell,” she adds. “But after their stay, they say this isn’t a prison – the real prison is where they return to.”

Source: Mirror

6-foot-4 cow, the world's largest, "will just live happily ever after" after becoming too big to be burger

Knickers, a seven-year-old Holstein-Friesians cow is getting a new lease on life, after growing to be more than twice the size of the rest of his herd.

Holstein-Friesians are usually a little more than four feet tall, but he stands six-foot-four -- the largest of his kind in the world.

The Sun reports the massive mooer could produce around 1,400 pounds of beef -- enough for 450 cuts of steak and 815 pounds of ground beef. However, the 3,083 pound cow is too big to become beef, according to owner Geoff Pearson. "It was too heavy. I wouldn’t be able to put it through a processing facility. So I think it will just live happily ever after," he joked.

There‘s A Shortage Of The Most Popular Christmas Tree

If you can’t get your favorite tree for Christmas, thank the 2008 recession.

The Noble fir is considered a long-standing symbol associated with the Christmas season, but this year they may be hard to come by. The Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association said there's a tree shortage all across America.

The organization says the shortage is due to the great recession back in 2008, when there was a huge surplus, prompting growers to plant fewer trees to save money. Now, those cost-saving effects cant be felt around the U.S. Shoppers can expect a smaller amount of trees to pick from, and the trees that are available will likely cost nearly ten-percent more.

Source: WMC

The Top Baby Names Of 2018

A lot of new babies were born in 2018, and while some people may have picked unique names for their little tot, some tried and true monikers still seem to be the most popular out there.

BabyCenter has just come out with their list of the Top Baby Names for 2018, with Jackson topping the list for boys for the sixth year in a row, while Sophia is tops for girls for the ninth year. 

Top Five Girl Names For 2018

  1. Sophia
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma
  4. Ava
  5. Isabella

Top Five Boys Names for 2018

  1. Jackson
  2. Liam
  3. Noah
  4. Aiden
  5. Caden

Of course folks can find inspiration for their baby’s name in a variety of places. Popular trends in baby names include:

  • Zen-inspired - like Peace (up 66%), Harmony (up 15%), and Rainbow (up 26%) for girls, while earth-friendly names like Ocean (31%) and Sky (up 38%) were popular for boys.
  • Fortnite-inspired - like Ramirez (up 57% ), Leviathan (up 46% for boys) and Bunny (up 37% for girls).
  • Kardashian-inspired - like Stormi (up 63%), Dream (up 42%) and Saint (up 42%).
  • Food-inspired– like Kale (up 35%), Kiwi (up 40%), Maple (up 32%) and even Saffron (up 31% for girls).
  • “Fixer Upper”-inspired– apparently folks want to be just like the Gaines family, with Magnolia, the name of their business, up 21%, while names of their kids are also up including Emmie (up 13%), Ella (up 8%), and even their latest Crew (up 4%). 

Source: Market Watch



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