Andrew J. Hewett

Monday, December 29, 2014

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1074)



A MIGHTY POWERFUL ORGAN
According to the column Wellnews, every day the heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. In a lifetime, that would be the equivalent distance of driving to the moon and back. (Creators Syndicate, 10-14-14)
NOW “THRESHOLD” WEIGHT CAPABLE
Determined to get their marriage off to the right start (i.e. weight), after Crysta Danaher, 34, and Bill Anderson, 44, met in a support group for weight loss surgery, they decided to lengthen their engagement. Meaning, later, after Anderson went from 459 pounds to about 250 and Danaher lost about 180 pounds (total loss 380 pounds), they tied the knot. (Detroit Free Press, http://on.freep.com/1GdnjeH)  
HAPPY-HOURS TO CATCH-UP ON
Folks in Hanover, Manitoba, Canada, seemed proud that alcohol sales in their little community had been forbidden for over 100 years. Even when put on the ballot for a 2006 election, it lost by 30 votes. But when officials decided to check records as far back as 1880, they found no bylaw exists making their town “dry.”  (Canadian Press/National Post, 7-24-14)

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