Hannah's Headlines - 7/16/2019

NATIONAL CORN FRITTERS DAY – NATIONAL PERSONAL CHEF DAY- Today marks 50 years since American astronauts landed on the moon.

Guy Sits On Toilet For Nearly Five Days To Break A Record - Someone has got to have a numb butt by now.

A Belgium man set a new Guinness World Record by sitting on a toilet for 116 straight hours at a local pub.Jimmy De Frennesat on the toilet, which was not hooked up to any plumbing, fully-clothed, in the main room of a bar in Ostend. He had set a goal of 165 hours, but was forced to stop after 116 when lack of sleep started to affect him.

Why did he choose this record to set? “Why not? There is nothing I like more than people making fun of me, because then I can do the same with them."

De Frenne was allowed five-minute breaks every hour to stretch and use a real toilet. Oh, he did not have his pants around his ankles!

Source:Newsweek

The First-Ever Heavy Metal Knitting Championship Took Place

Not sure what took so long for this competition to be put together but we are better off for having it. Finland just hosted the very first Heavy Metal Knitting World Championships last week.

That's correct, knitters from around the world competed for the crown. The competition saw participants from nine countries, including the United States, Japan, and Russia, put on inspired performances full of theatrics, passion and drama and the jury struggled to agree upon a winner.

The premise is simple, get on stage in front of a heavy metal band, dance and knit while they play behind you. The audience then votes and you crown a champion. 

It was a Japanese performance by the five-person Giga Body Metal team that clinched the title with a show featuring crazy sumo wrestlers and a man dressed in a traditional Japanese kimono.

Organizers have already said they will be back next year for the second Heavy Metal Knitting Championship. 

Source: AP NEWS

Would You Consider Having A Computer Chip Implanted In Your Hand Rather Then Carry Around Credit Cards?

Thousands of people in Sweden are having futuristic microchips implanted into their skin to carry out everyday activities and replace credit cards and cash. More than 4,000 people have already had the sci-fi-ish chips, about the size of a grain of rice, inserted into their hands — with the pioneers predicting millions will soon join them as they hope to take it global. Like glorified smartwatches, the chips help Swedes monitor their health and even replace keycards to allow them to enter offices and buildings. They have particularly caught on, however, by enabling owners to pay in stores with a simple swipe of the hand, a big deal in a forward-looking country that is moving toward eliminating cash.

Source:New York Post

A Woman Boards a Luggage Conveyor Belt Thinking It's the Way to the Plane

We've all been confused and nervous before when traveling in airports. However, I'm thinking this woman should have known better. 

It seems that a woman went to the Istanbul Airport in Turkey last week and dropped off her bags at the check-in counter. All seemed to be normal until she decided not to walk through security to get to her plane but instead, hopped on the conveyor belt that takes the luggage to the airplane. The woman had never been to an airport before and thought that was simply the way to the airplane.  

The entire incident was caught on video and just to make things worse, as she stepped onto the conveyor belt, she fell.

Airport employees were able to pull her off the conveyor belt and eventually point her in the right direction but not before the video has gone viral.

Source: The Sun

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