Andrew J. Hewett

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1351)



INEDIBLE MEAT
A California court has awarded (and fined) a total of $6 million after the death of Jose Melena, 62, who died at Bumble Bee's Santa Fe Springs plant in 2012. This happened when a fellow worker figured Melena was in the bathroom, dumped raw tuna into the 36-foot-by-54-inch pressure-cooker oven, started the heat, cooking his fellow worker to death. (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/08/13/bumble-bee-forced-pay-6m-worker-cooked-alive/31620881/)
SHOULD’VE JUST PLAYED OLD MAID
A double blizzard around the Buffalo, N.Y., area in November of 2014 dropped a total of 70 inches of snow. With many folks stranded inside their homes for most of a week and nothing else to do, nine-months-later local hospitals reported a dramatic increase in the number of child births. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/08/13/can-a-blizzard-cause-a-baby-boom-a-buffalo-hospital-says-yes-but-statisticians-arent-so-sure/)
WHAT A COINCIDENCE?
In 1995, Terry Cottle, 33, committed suicide, and his donated heart was transplanted inside Sonny Graham. Graham later met Cottle’s widow, Cheryl, and they married in 2004. And, in 2008, Graham also committed suicide. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1584248/Heart-transplant-man-dies-like-suicide-donor.html)

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