A Stormy Way To Scatter The Ashes
Tornadoes are not fun to be caught in but when you are dead it doesn’t really matter, says a report.
A Missouri storm chaser told friends in his obituary that he wants them to launch his ashes into a tornado, adding: “That’ll be fun!!!!”
Jim “Mad Dog” Sellars spelled out his unique wishes in the obituary he wrote before he died. He had lived with a heart condition for several years, according to an Associated Press report.
He worked more than three decades for a telephone company, served as a reserve police officer and had a lifelong passion for weather and HAM radios. And for years, he chased storms.
Feathers Fowl Up US Highway
Carrying chicken feathers can lead to grave consequences if you get into an accident as a driver in the US found out, according to a report.
A tractor-trailer made a fowl mess when it rolled over in Washington state. It dumped about 18,145 kg of chicken feathers across Interstate 5, says an AP report.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson said the driver told investigators he fell asleep north and lost control of the truck, which hit a guardrail and overturned.
The truck was hauling the feathers from a poultry facility to a rendering company in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Canadian company recycles animal by-products into ingredients for items It caused an 18 km traffic jam as crews scooped up the feathers.
Gunning For The Car Engine
A man in Washington ended up gunning his engine literally, says a report.
Authorities say a driver near Tacoma, Washington, saw an object strike the front of his car during his evening commute. When he stopped for petrol 29 km later, he discovered it was a handgun, says an AP report.
The weapon was embedded in his bumper, barrel-end first, with the trigger sticking out just below the driver’s-side headlight.
A Washington State Patrol Trooper said the driver notified troopers, who recovered the gun, which was missing its magazine. The Trooper said it a “completely bizarre way to recover a weapon.”
The driver didn’t know whether the gun came from an overpass or another vehicle.
No Brownie Points For Laxative Woman
Revenge can take many innovative forms but sometimes you have to pay for it, according to a report
A Michigan engineering company employee has been fired after police determined she baked laxatives into brownies intended for a departing colleague’s send-off.
Saline Police Chief Jerrod Hart says officers confiscated the tainted confections after another employee tipped off management, according to an AP report. No one ate the brownies.
Hart says the 47-year-old woman initially denied putting laxatives in the brownies, but after learning investigators would test them she admitted she had. Other employees told police there may have been tension between the woman and the departing employee.
Hart says the woman faces no charges, but if anyone had eaten the brownies it could have been considered a criminal act.
Ammunition Falls On School Roof
A box of ammunition fell from a military helicopter and crashed through the roof of an elementary school in Texas, US, says a report.
The Ysleta Independent School District says no one was injured when the ammo box hit Parkland Elementary School in El Paso, says the AP report.
The ammo box left a hole in the roof and caused a power outage in part of the building.
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