You now never have to worry about having bacon handy after the apocalypse with Tactical Canned Bacon. The bacon, which has a shelf life of ten plus years, is being sold over at Think Geek. The nine ounce cans contains fifty four slices of highly preserved crispy pieces of bacon.
If you never get up early enough in the morning than you might want this alarm clock. It is called the Tyrant Clock. Unlike any other clock it will sync with your cell phone and call everyone on your contact list. It was designed by Alice Wang. Right now it's only a concept item so I don't know if it will ever be invented.
In a Walmart in Stone Mountain, Georgia a complete stranger goes up to the mother of a crying toddler and said, "If you don't shut the baby up, I will shut her up for you." Usually this is an empty threat made out of annoyance, but this time the threat was real. The man, 61 year old Roger Stephens, ended up slapping the little girl in the face several times. The man was later arrested for "first-degree cruelty to children", but not before telling the mother "See, I told you I would shut her up." The man later apologized, but I think that the damage has already been done. CNN
It's not just British amusement parks that are overly concerned with smelly riders. Honolulu, Hawaii city council is considering an ordinance against smelly bus riders. The law would make it illegal to have 'odors that unreasonably disturb others or interfere with their use of the public transit system'. This would include personal odors, smelly clothing or belongings, and/ or any animals with the rider. While not really a felony, the offense would be punishable by up to a $500 fine and as much as 6 months in jail. I guess the offender would get a shower and clean clothes there. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32649198/ns/us_news-weird_news/
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