Andrew J. Hewett

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1075)



FOR RICH WINOS ONLY
Early November 2014, Joe Lentini went for dinner at Bobby Flay’s restaurant in Atlantic City. Admitting he knew nothing about wine, when the waitress offered a bottle priced at “thirty-seven-fifty,” he agreed. The problem came when his tab arrived. Instead of $37.50 for the wine, it was $3,750. After much negotiating, both sides agreed to $2,200 (59 times more than Lentini thought it cost). (http://www.aol.com/article/2014/11/04/man-charged-3-750-for-wine-he-thought-cost-37-50/20988551/)     
BIG MACS MEAN BIG BODIES?
According to Wellnews, one hour of punching a boxing bag burns 408 calories (based on 150-pound person), or the equivalent of 0.6 Big Mac. (Wellnews/Creators Syndicate, 10-14-14)    WOOFED HIS WAY TO UNEMPLOYMENT
While there’s no end to ways illegal drugs can be obtained and used, here is truly a unique one. On October 20, 2014, Danny Macchio was forced to submit to a urinalysis, and flunked. Who is Danny Macchio? He was a Grapevine (TX) senior police officer, with a 17-year career, until he admitted taking narcotics used to train dogs in the K-9 unit.  (The AP, 11-05-14)

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