Marc Asperas, an American native living in Germany, has patented an invention that he says helps build the perfect snowman. He also hopes to bring the art of snowman building to Germany. Everyone has to have a goal in life.
Here's a tip for a certain NY restaurant. If you do not want to face a discrimination lawsuit then do not add a mandatory gratuity for Asian customers only. Especially don't, when challenged on it by a customer of Asian decent, say it is for “Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi customers because ‘they never tip,’. Oh, and when the couple left without paying the surcharge, an employee attacked them as well. I wonder how those customers will enjoy owning a restaurant.
Q: What does a NASA scientist do after being layed off? A:Build street legal car/tricycle hybrids. With the engine of a Chrysler 300 the 'Treycyle' is capable of 0-60 MPH in 3.6 seconds. Guess it belongs in a safety film too.
Brazilian beach goers had to be treated for piranha bites last weekend. They are introducing tilapia to the water as an alternate food source to protect humans. Somehow I doubt that is enough to do the job.
Paul Di Filippo
Paul has been paid to put weird ideas into fictional form for over thirty years, in his career as a noted science fiction writer. He has recently begun blogging on many curious topics with three fellow writers at The Inferior 4+1.
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